BigT is one of the most well-known personalities in the DFS industry. He consistently ranks as one of the best DFS tournament players in the world. He is also regarded as one of the top DFS minds when it comes to playing Showdown slates. Tony has been a professional in the gambling world all his life and brings an immense amount of knowledge to the Run Pure Sports community
While in college, AP leveraged his knowledge in Economics and Game Theory to gain an edge playing online poker. AP went on to build a successful financial practice and later started Your DFS Playbook, LLC. He specifically used his knowledge in Game Theory to help him become one of the top DFS tournament players in the industry. AP has been a professional in the finance and gambling world his entire life and is excited to share this knowledge with the Run Pure Sports community.
Hoop has been a consistent winner in the highest DFS stakes for the past 7-8 years. His skill set has allowed him to excel in cash games (H2H’s, 50-50’s, double-ups, and 3-man contests) along with success in high stakes tournaments. This includes numerous live final appearances. Hoops brings a wide range of DFS knowledge to the Run Pure Sports community.
Travis Mangone, Director of Social Media Expertise: NBA, NFL, PGA & Cash Games
Mangone has been a full-time Daily Fantasy Sports player since 2016 and is one of the top-ranked cash game players in the world. His disciplined research process and ability to evaluate statistics give him an edge over his competition. Mangone is excited to share his cash game knowledge with the Run Pure Sports community.
Holden has been playing DFS since the days of StarStreet. His focus is MLB and NFL. Prior to joining the Run Pure team, Holden hosted fantasy shows on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio and Rotogrinders. Holden was a sports radio host and television anchor in Washington, D.C. for 13 years before moving to Denver where he now devotes his time to DFS and sports betting.
JJ Apricena (Dunkle) Lead Handicapper @SportswithFacts
Expertise: MLB, NFL, NCAAF, NCAAB, WTA, ATP
Son to long-term Pro Gambler Joe Apricena (The Factsman), JJ has learned countless skills from his father and molded his own strategies off them. JJ has been providing YouTube Sports Betting content since late 2018 on his own channel (now RunPureBets) and for Sharpside. Sporting a sub 60% win rate across five different sports never laying more than -135 as he preaches bankroll management. JJ is as disciplined a sports bettor you’ll find, and his unique sense of humor makes him one of the most interesting personalities in the space.
Jason Paglia, Creator and Host of The Sports Keg @KeggerCEO
Expertise: NFL, MMA, NCAAF, NASCAR
Jay has been betting sports professionally for almost a decade. His sports betting articles have been featured on various websites including ‘The Sporting News’. There are few handicappers in the nation that have a better understanding of MMA, NFL, NASCAR & In-Game betting. In late 2018 he proved that when he created The Sports Keg, a network of sports betting shows that has shown it’s viewers incredible profits. The Keg’s flagship betting show is the predominant live betting show in the sports betting content space today.
Sports betting is an obsession for Joey. He follows all major sports with a concentration in MLB, NFL, and MMA. Joe grew up playing and watching baseball and has been around the MMA regional scene for 10+ years. These factors, along with his hard work and years of professional capping, allow him to better understand the variance in betting and consistently finds a betting edge. Joe is extremely excited to bring his knowledge to the Run Pure Sports team.
Greg Farrar, The Sports Keg Contributor @SpreadAstaire
Expertise: NBA, WTA, NFL
Also known as Spread Astaire, Greg focuses on NBA, WTA, and NFL. He used gambling to supplement his income for many years before finally taking the plunge of becoming a full-time professional gambler while quitting the corporate grind a couple of years ago. Greg has serious encyclopedic sports knowledge in the sports he focuses on. He is a regular contributor to the highly-successful live betting show “The Sports Keg”. He writes for Odds. com, Sports Book Review, and The Last Word On Sports. He is excited to bring his experience and insight into the RunPure sports team.
Tyler is the youngest member of the Keg, but already carries a solid resume when it comes to sports betting. He has been betting on sports since the age of 18. He found his knitch specializing in NBA, NFL & College Football, but player props is where he truly excels. He joined TSK in early 2019 and has benefited greatly by surrounding himself with some of the best sports bettors in the space.
Ryan Morgan, Director of Operations
Expertise: Esports, MLB, Data Models & Projections
Captain Morgan left his career in operations to help start Your DFS Playbook, LLC with AP. Ryan brought a world of knowledge with his background in data modeling and building projections. He is one of the top Esport minds in the business and he is excited to bring all his talents to the Run Pure Sports community.
Kurt Jones, Basketball Coordinator
KURT is one of the least known Personalities in the DFS industry today. Kurt’s focus is on Euroleague basketball, NBA Summer League as well as Olympics basketball. He’s the self-proclaimed niche Basketball god of DFS. 2019 CBB mania Qualifier.
Phillip Dang, NBA Coordinator
Glockoma has dabbled in DFS and Sports Betting here and there since his college days but started taking it seriously since joining RPS in 2020. Since then, he has qualified for a Fanduel MLB Live Final and is ranked in the top 150 via Rotogrinders. His specialty is the NBA but loves grinding all sports from a DFS perspective. He hopes to help people in RPS take down tournaments of all types!
Joe Kaye, Business Development
Joe Kaye has been joined the RPS team in 2020 with expertise in Sales and Marketing. He’s worked on growing our sponsors and partnerships. He’s a diehard Knicks/Mets/Jets fan, and you can find him in our UFC discords on Saturday.
Simon Edwards, Director of Media
Simon has been working in content production for 20 years including producing for WWE where he worked on RAW and Smackdown; a stint as a Sr Producer for TNA Impact Wrestling; and, most recently, as Executive Producer for RotoGrinders before leaving to join RunPureSports as Director of Media. He is also an avid sports card collector who got back into the hobby in early 2020 and his primary fantasy focus is NFL Best Ball and Showdown formats.
Erik has been playing DFS since 2013 and spent over 15 years as a Junior A hockey coach. He looks to bring his knowledge of hockey to help give players the edge they need to win their contests. Also an avid MLB DFS, season-long fantasy MLB, and poker player.
Luke Guest, Data Analysis
Luke graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in Sports Management. After a stint with analytics at the Houston Dynamo, he started playing DFS in 2014 specializing in data-driven DFS analysis for MLB, NBA, and EPL. He contributes analysis to the Run Pure Sports projections and provides prop picks.
Jared Kimble, Social Media & Marketing
Jared has been part of the DFS community since 2012, consistently playing across all sports – now with RPS being his first position with a DFS company. Jared has significant sports industry work experience spending 3 years with the Orlando Magic – as well as other various sports startups.
Gary Dunkum, Discord Moderator, Multi-Sport Coordinator
Gary has been playing DFS since 2015 and fantasy sports for over 10 years. His primary specialty is MLB and NHL. He has been writing MLB and NHL for three years. Outside of DFS he is an Active Duty Chief in the US Coast Guard with 19 years of service.
Kevin Falik, Chart Man
Kevin Falik has been playing DFS for 5 years and is ranked in the top 50 overall by Rotogrinders ranking, including top 100 in most of the main sports and Top 10 in Soccer. In 2020, kfalik had 3 six-figure wins in NBA and MLB and won a ticket into his first live final for 2021 Draftkings Basketball. Kfalik is the king of the charts.
Steve Boynton, Lead CBB Coordinator
Steve has been playing DFS since 2014, mainly in the CBB and MLB streets. 2x graduate of Virginia Tech, he lives and breathes Hokies football and hoops. His day job is in pricing/budgeting helped his analytical approach to DFS.
Bruce Hines, CS:GO / NFL / NCAAF Coordinator
uKillBillWalsh has been an avid College Football, MLB and CS:GO dfs player. A 2 time qualifier for College Football online finals, he is known to outwork the competition. He started out making projections and putting out a “playz sheet” for his website, daplayz.net. Bruce brings a great wealth of information to each DFS sport, including every CS:GO slate.
Greg Swinehart, Showdown / Soccer Coordinator
Rubio graduated from Northern Kentucky University, with a Major in Sports Business & Event Management. He specializes in soccer but has a passion for tennis, and any sport with a ball. Rubio has been writing fantasy sports for almost 5 years gaining a big following on his soccer analysis since the 2018 World Cup.
Terry Niehaus, MLB/PGA Coordinator
UncleT got started playing DFS in 2016. A strong GPP player he focuses on Golf & Baseball. Out side of DFS he just started his 10th year calling play by play basketball games on radio for High School here where I live. Been around sports my entire life. UncleT has played fantasy sports for over 30 years.
Scott Gyiraszin, MLB / NFL Coordinator
g_rizen has been playing DFS since 2012 and fantasy sports for over 25 years. Scott has been to several Live Finals and has been a successful GPP player over the years and is looking forward to helping you achieve your goals in DFS!
Snyder has been playing DFS since 2014 after years of competitive Fantasy Football. A long time staffer at the Pete Dye Firethorn Golf Course, Snyder specializes in NFL, College Football, and heads the RPS PGA Showdown team.
Suzy Grossman, Tennis / NCAAF Coordinator
Suzy has a passion for all Daily Fantasy Sports but finds her best edge is in Tennis & College Football. She grew up playing and watching Tennis which allows her to better understand the variance in this niche sport. She has takedowns in both Tennis & College Football, along with many other sports, and is excited to share her knowledge with the Run Pure Sports community.
Zach Trivett, MMA/MLB Coordinator
22 years old and have been playing DFS for 4 years. Zach graduated from college in the spring 20’ and plays DFS and Poker full time. Specializing in cash games with a focus on MLB, NFL, NBA, and MMA.
JT Hayes, MLB Coordinator
JT started dabbling in Daily Fantasy Sports in 2015, starting with MLB and soon branched out to NFL and NBA. Combining his love of sports with a deep understanding of analytics, JT developed a GPP philosophy that has resulted in multiple large field GPP takedowns in MLB and NBA.
Matthew Beck, NHL / NASCAR Coordinator
MattyIce, a Minnesota native, has been playing Daily Fantasy Sport since 2013. Being a Minnesota boy, Hockey is life for MattyIce. He is passionate about finding an edge in just about any niche sport out there and has nice tournament wins in Hockey, Nascar, Tennis & CSGO. He is excited to bring his wealth of knowledge in these niche sports to the Run Pure Sports community.
Jaime Durand, Lead Soccer Coordinator
Jaime loves all Daily Fantasy Sports, but his passion is for Soccer. He has multiple tournament wins and an appearance at the King of the Pitch DFS final. Most importantly, Jaime has a passion for helping members win. He is a father of two and husband to a hot Peruvian wife. His favorite teams are FC Barcelona, Orlando City Soccer, and of course his UCF Knights. Charge On!
Reed Cooper, NASCAR / PGA Coordinator
Coop started playing Daily Fantasy Sports in 2015, initially specializing in cash games to grow his bankroll. Coop developed a process that allowed him to understand and analyze a sport in a way that gave him a significant edge over the field. Coop is passionate about writing and provides one of the best Nascar and PGA breakdowns in the industry. He is beyond excited to share this knowledge with the Run Pure Sports community.