PFF Fantasy Staff
Management and Editors
Mike Clay – Director/Managing Editor – Mike oversees all PFF Fantasy content and business operations. He was featured as a Virtual Analyst in EA Sports’ Madden 25 and Madden 15 video games. He is a member of the Pro Football Writers of America (PFWA) and is on the Fantasy Sports Writers Association (FSWA) Board of Directors and Hall of Fame voting committee. Mike won the 2013 Fantasy Sports Trade Association (FSTA) award for most-accurate preseason player rankings and was No. 1 in FantasyPros’ weekly ranking accuracy from 2012-2013. He won the FSWA award for the best online article in 2013. A stat-head, Mike has created several advanced football statistics, including average depth of target (aDOT) and opportunity-adjusted touchdowns (OTD). He broke the first free agent signing of 2013 when Martellus Bennett signed with Chicago. Mike is responsible for the award-winning offensive player projections provided at PFF Fantasy. Mike also works for ESPN, contributing to ESPN Fantasy, ESPN Insider, and ESPN the Magazine. Mike has also contributed to NBC’s Rotoworld.com, Athlon Sports, and PhiladelphiaEagles.com. He participates in several high stakes leagues each year, including the PFF Online Championship, Fantasy Football World Championship, and Going Deep. Originally from Pottsville, PA, Mike now resides in Blandon, PA with his wife Mandie and daughter Kacie.
Jeff Ratcliffe – Assistant Managing Editor – Jeff helps oversee fantasy content for the site in addition to handling IDP and DST projections and cohosting the Pro Football Focus show on Sirius XM Fantasy Sports Radio. He also serves as the overlord of all things audio for the PFF Radio podcasts. Jeff has consistently posted strong finishes in the Fantasy Pros accuracy contest with three Top 10 regular season finishes on offense (2011, 2013 & 2014), two Top 10 finishes in preseason draft accuracy (2011 & 2013), and three consecutive first-place finishes in IDP rankings (2012, 2013 & 2014). He also scored back to back fifth-place finishes in the FantasyPros Daily Fantasy Accuracy Competition in 2013 and 2014, making him the most accurate DFS expert in the industry over that span. Jeff is a member of the FSWA and was nominated for Football Print Article of the year in 2013. In the past, Jeff has also contributed to ESPN, NBC’s Rotoworld.com, and Yahoo!.
Ross Miles – Online Marketing Director/Lead Writer – Ross handles all things social media for PFF Fantasy as well as contributing IDP content to the site. He was the 2011 winner of the FantasyPros IDP Expert Rankings contest for both weekly in-season rankings and also for pre-season rankings and finished second in IDP rankings in 2012. Ross is also a member of the FSWA. You can follow him on Twitter at @PFF_RossMiles
Shawn Siegele – Lead Writer – Shawn focuses mainly on redraft content. He writes two columns for the section: The Contrarian and Advanced Targets.
Pat Thorman – Lead Writer – Pat is one of our lead dynasty writers. He’s a member of the FSWA and won both Newcomer of the Year and the FSWA Industry Insiders league in 2013. Be sure to check out his interview with Zach Law. You can follow him on Twitter at @Pat_Thorman
Tyler Loechner – Lead Writer and Video Editor – Tyler is a member of the FSWA and contributes redraft content as well as being a regular host of the Fantasy Slant Google Hangout. You can follow him on Twitter at @PFF_Loechner
Nathan Jahnke – Lead Writer – Nathan is the Director of Player Participation at Pro Football Focus, provides the special teams projections, and is a contributor of IDP content. Few people in the industry watch more football than Nathan. You can follow him on Twitter at @PFF_NateJahnke
Kevin Cole – Lead Writer
Mike Tagliere – Lead Writer – Mike is a member of the FSWA. He writes our weekly “Fantasy Stock Market” column in addition to as hosting our flagship podcast, “The Fantasy Slant.” Mike has finished top six in the FantasyPros accuracy contest twice over the past three years. You will not find many people that engage with followers on Twitter as much as he does. Follow him there at @MikeTagliereNFL
Wes Huber – Lead Writer
Renee Miller – Staff Writer
Joseph Cartolano – Staff Writer
Dan Schneier – Staff Writer – Dan focuses mainly on redraft content.
Ryan McKee – Staff Writer
Matt Freedman – Staff Writer
Scott Barrett – Staff Writer
Dave Pratt – Staff Writer
Russell Clay – Staff Writer
Josh Hayes – Staff Writer
Ryan Rauch – Staff Writer
Tom Van Wyhe – Staff Writer
Eric Mills – Eric is a freelance graphic and web designer specializing in brand identity and front end web design. Follow Eric on Twitter @fantasygopher.
Interested in joining the PFF Fantasy staff? Contact Mike Clay at [email protected]