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Matt Schauf

Draft Sharks
Notable Mentions/Awards
Top 5 Finisher in Best Ball Tournaments on FFPC and Drafters
Multi-Time FFPC League Champ

Who is Matt Schauf

Matt Schauf is an award-winning writer and podcaster who has been with Draft Sharks since 2011. He has been creating fantasy football content for more than 20 years, with work featured by Sporting News, Rotoworld, Athlon, Sirius XM, and other outlets.

Matt has earned two Fantasy Pros accuracy awards for IDP rankings and won thousands of dollars as a player across best ball, dynasty, and high-stakes fantasy formats. In his spare time, Matt enjoys … haha, just kidding. Matt has three kids and dreams of one day reclaiming “spare time.”


Fantasy Football Breakouts 2024

Is Drake London finally set up to deliver on his immense promise? He leads our list of six potential 2024 fantasy football breakouts -- which now includes a new RB.

May 20, 2024
Best Ball Draft Strategy

Discover the most effective best ball draft strategy. Elevate your fantasy football game with our expert insights and tips to secure your winning edge.

May 09, 2024
Podcast: Superflex Top 24 Rookies

This fantasy football podcast reveals the top 24 in our dynasty superflex rookie rankings. You know about the top QBs ... but what about some sleepers?

Apr 12, 2024
Podcast: Top 24 Rookies 1-QB

In this fantasy football podcast, Matt and Jared reveal the top 24 in our rookie rankings, preview a dynasty mock draft, and search for sleepers.

Apr 11, 2024
Best Auction Draft Strategy (Salary Cap) Fantasy Football

Looking for the best auction draft strategy (aka salary cap)? Here are 7 key tips from our guy Matt Schauf, tested and honed across years of competition.

Mar 30, 2024
Best DFS Lineup Optimizer

The best DFS lineup optimizer delivers data-driven strategies to help you build better lineups, save time, and win money.

Feb 26, 2024
Best Ball Draft Recap: Where Should Cooper Kupp Go?

Matt recaps his latest best ball draft in the FFPC Never Too Early tournament to talk Cooper Kupp, when to stack and MUCH more roster-building strategy.

Feb 14, 2024
2024 Dynasty Superflex Rookie Rankings

You know Caleb Williams leads this class. But how far behind should Drake Maye and the rest of the QBs sit in your dynasty superflex rookie rankings?

Jan 15, 2024
FFPC Playoff Challenge Strategy (Updated 1/11)

Travis Kelce has been an essential building block in this contest -- a chase for the $500K top prize. How should you build for the 2024 chase, though?

Jan 11, 2024
NFL Playoff Fantasy IDP Rankings

No T.J. Watt. Several missing Dolphins. Who makes the most sense for your playoff fantasy football team if you're playing with IDPs?

Jan 08, 2024
Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Pickups: Week 18

Elijah Mitchell led 49ers rushing in Week 17. Is he ready to boost your fantasy football lineup in the final week of the NFL's regular season?

Jan 01, 2024
Week 17 Preview Podcast

Stefon Diggs' production refuses to rebound. Should you leave him out of your fantasy football lineup for championship week?

Dec 28, 2023
Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Pickups: Week 17

Who's ready you help you win a fantasy football championship in Week 17?

Dec 26, 2023
Week 16 Preview Podcast

Baker Mayfield lit up Week 15. Was that an outlier or a signal that he's ready to lead you through the fantasy football playoffs? We'll talk that and much more.

Dec 21, 2023
Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Pickups: Week 16

Was Baker Mayfield's big Week 15 fantasy score just a blip ... or a signal that he can help us advance through the fantasy football playoffs?

Dec 19, 2023
IDP Waiver Wire Pickups: Week 16

Quinnen Williams gets a high-upside matchup with Wasington in Week 16, which opens him up to more IDP leagues. See who else might make sense for you.

Dec 19, 2023
Week 15 Preview Podcast

Is Odell Beckham Jr. coming on at just the right time ... or is he just fool's gold?

Dec 14, 2023
Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Pickups Week 15

Did Chase Brown prove himself to be usable in fantasy football lineups the rest of the way? Who else might help you in the fantasy football playoffs?

Dec 12, 2023
IDP Waiver Wire Pickups: Week 15

Has Jonathan Greenard quietly been supplying points to the waiver wire in your IDP league? Change that ... or pick up one of these other edge options.

Dec 12, 2023
IDP Hits: Week 14

Jahlani Tavai posted a big stat line in Thursday's surprising Patriots win. What do those numbers mean for the LB and your IDP lineup the rest of the way?

Dec 09, 2023
Week 14 Preview Podcast

Is it time to BENCH Patrick Mahomes for the sake of your fantasy football team?

Dec 07, 2023
Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Pickups Week 14

Is Demario Douglas going to play this week? He might be worth grabbing off your waiver wire either way. But keep the time of year in mind.

Dec 05, 2023
IDP Waiver Wire Pickups: Week 14

Shaquille Leonard has a new home with the Eagles. Does that mean he belongs on a roster in your IDP fantasy football league, though?

Dec 04, 2023
IDP Hits: Dynasty LBs to Stash

Is the next Foye Oluokun sitting on the waiver wire in your dynasty fantasy football league right now? Stash these low-risk, high-reward guys to find out.

Dec 02, 2023
Week 13 Preview Podcast

Did the Jonathan Taylor thumb injury just turn Zack Moss into a potential league winner?

Nov 30, 2023
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