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Last Updated - March 11, 2017

 

Michael Nazarek (The Fantasy Football Mastermind) is the CEO & President of Fantasy Football Mastermind Inc and is a member of the Pro Football Writers of America. He has 30 years of fantasy football experience.

Some of his 2016 accomplishments include:

  • Creator & Co-Host of the "Fantasy Football Mastermind Edge" Podcast.
  • A panelist of the "Ask the Experts" feature on Fantasy Football Index magazine's Internet site.
  • Publisher and Content Director of Fantasy Fantasy Football Mastermind's 2016 Pre-Season Draft Guide (614 pages).
  • Publisher and Content Director of Fantasy Fantasy Football Mastermind's 2016 Weekly Newsletter (17 In-Season Issues).

 

Some of his 2015 accomplishments include:

  • Placed Two Teams in the Top 110 Overall in the FFPC High Stakes Main Event Cashing Out $10K with One League Championship.
  • The Huddle (SOFA) Experts League - Champion
  • The Huddle IDP (SOFA) Experts League - Runner-Up
  • Creator & Co-Host of the "Fantasy Football Mastermind Edge" Podcast.
  • A panelist of the "Ask the Experts" feature on Fantasy Football Index magazine's Internet site.
  • Publisher and Content Director of Fantasy Fantasy Football Mastermind's 2015 Pre-Season Draft Guide (576 pages).
  • Publisher and Content Director of Fantasy Fantasy Football Mastermind's 2015 Weekly Newsletter (17 In-Season Issues).

 

Some of his 2014 accomplishments include:

  • Finished 15th Overall in the FFPC High Stakes Main Event Cashing Out $7.5K.
  • The Huddle (SOFA) Experts League - Champion
  • HAFAX Dynasty Experts League - Champion (16-Team IDP Auction League)
  • The Huddle IDP (SOFA) Experts League - Runner-Up
  • FFWebMasters Experts League - Playoff Team
  • Masters Vegas League - Playoff Team
  • FanEx FAD 4th Place Finish
  • Finished 2nd in Fantasy Football Index's Experts Poll featuring 20 expert panelists. (9th Time in 11 Years with a Top 10 Finish)
  • Creator & Co-Host of the "Fantasy Football Mastermind Edge" Podcast.
  • A panelist of the "Ask the Experts" feature on Fantasy Football Index magazine's Internet site.
  • Publisher and Content Director of Fantasy Fantasy Football Mastermind's 2014 Pre-Season Draft Guide (613 pages).
  • Publisher and Content Director of Fantasy Fantasy Football Mastermind's 2014 Weekly Newsletter (17 In-Season Issues).

 

Some of his 2013 accomplishments include:

  • FFPC Main Event - Three Playoff Teams - One 2nd Place Finish
  • FanExFootball.com Experts League - High Scoring Team
  • Masters Vegas League - Playoff Team
  • Creator & Co-Host of the "Fantasy Football Mastermind Edge" Podcast.
  • A panelist of the "Ask the Experts" feature on Fantasy Football Index magazine's Internet site.
  • Publisher and Content Director of Fantasy Fantasy Football Mastermind's 2013 Pre-Season Draft Guide (651 pages).
  • Publisher and Content Director of Fantasy Fantasy Football Mastermind's 2013 Weekly Newsletter (17 In-Season Issues).

 

Some of his 2012 accomplishments include:

  • FanExFootball.com Experts League - Champion
  • FanEx FAD Third Place Finish
  • Masters Vegas League - Playoff Team
  • Finished 4th in Fantasy Football Index's Experts Poll featuring 20 expert panelists. (8th Time in 10 Years with a Top 10 Finish)
  • Creator & Co-Host of the "Fantasy Football Mastermind Edge" Podcast.
  • A panelist of the "Ask the Experts" feature on Fantasy Football Index magazine's Internet site.
  • Publisher and Content Director of Fantasy Fantasy Football Mastermind's 2012 Pre-Season Draft Guide (596 pages).
  • Publisher and Content Director of Fantasy Fantasy Football Mastermind's 2012 Weekly Newsletter (17 In-Season Issues).

 

Some of his 2011 accomplishments include:

  • FanExFootball.com Experts League - Champion
  • SOFA IDP Experts League - Semi-Finalist
  • HAFAX Dynasty Experts League - Playoff Team (16-Team IDP Auction League)
  • FFWebMasters Experts League - Playoff Team
  • Creator & Co-Host of the "Fantasy Football Mastermind Edge" Podcast.
  • A panelist of the "Ask the Experts" feature on Fantasy Football Index magazine's Internet site.
  • Publisher and Content Director of Fantasy Fantasy Football Mastermind's 2011 Pre-Season Draft Guide (550+ pages).
  • Publisher and Content Director of Fantasy Fantasy Football Mastermind's 2011 Weekly Newsletter (17 In-Season Issues).

Some of his 2010 accomplishments include:

  • HAFAX Dynasty Experts League - Grand Champion (16-Team IDP Auction League)
  • FFMastermind.com EBML - Champion (Participated as The Robot)
  • FFPC High Stakes Online League - Playoff Team
  • Creator & Co-Host of the "Fantasy Football Mastermind Edge" Podcast.
  • A panelist of the "Ask the Experts" feature on Fantasy Football Index magazine's Internet site.
  • Publisher and Content Director of Fantasy Fantasy Football Mastermind's 2010 Pre-Season Draft Guide (600+ pages).
  • Publisher and Content Director of Fantasy Fantasy Football Mastermind's 2010 Weekly Newsletter (17 In-Season Issues).

Some of his 2009 accomplishments include:

  • Grand Overall Champion in FanEx Experts League, a 12-team re-drafter experts league.  Best Overall Record: 12-4.  Has finished in the top four in 5 of the past 6 years.
  • Runner-Up in Fantasy Websites Challenge Experts League, a 12-team re-drafter experts league.
  • Semi-Finalist in SOFA Experts League, a 12-team re-drafter experts league. Tied for best record.
  • Semi-Finalist in HAFAX Dynasty Experts League, a 16-Team IDP Auction experts league.
  • Creator & Co-Host of the "Fantasy Football Mastermind Edge" Podcast.
  • A panelist of the "Ask the Experts" feature on Fantasy Football Index magazine's Internet site.
  • Publisher and Content Director of Fantasy Fantasy Football Mastermind's 2009 Pre-Season Draft Guide (525+ pages).
  • Publisher and Content Director of Fantasy Fantasy Football Mastermind's 2009 Weekly Newsletter (17 In-Season Issues).

 

Some of his 2008 accomplishments include:

  • League Champion in SOFA IDP Experts League, a 12-team IDP re-drafter experts league.  Best Overall Record: 12-4. 
  • Runner-Up in SOFA Experts League, a 12-team re-drafter experts league.
  • Runner-Up in FFWebMasters Experts League, a 14-team re-drafter experts league.
  • Semi-Finalist in FanEx Experts League, a 12-team re-drafter experts league. (4th Time in at least the Semi-Finals in 5 Years)
  • A panelist of the "Ask the Experts" feature on Fantasy Football Index magazine's Internet site.
  • The Resident Fantasy Football Expert in the "Fantasy Football Rants & Raves" Podcast.
  • Finished 3rd in Fantasy Football Index's Experts Poll featuring 20 expert panelists. (7th Time in 8 Years with a Top 10 Finish)
  • Publisher and Content Director of Fantasy Fantasy Football Mastermind's 2008 Pre-Season Draft Guide (600+ pages).
  • Publisher and Content Director of Fantasy Fantasy Football Mastermind's 2008 Weekly Newsletter (17 In-Season Issues).

 

Some of his 2007 accomplishments include:

  • League Champion in SI.com Experts League, a 12-team re-drafter experts league.  Best Overall Record: 11-5.  This title was the 4TH IN A ROW for Mike (back-to-back-to-back-to-back titles).
  • Runner-Up in FanEx Experts League, a 12-team re-drafter experts league. (3rd Time in Finals in 4 Years)
  • A panelist of the "Ask the Experts" feature on Fantasy Football Index magazine's Internet site.
  • The Resident Fantasy Football Expert in the "Fantasy Football Rants & Raves" Podcast.
  • Finished 8th in Fantasy Football Index's Experts Poll featuring 25 expert panelists. (6th Time in 7 Years with a Top 10 Finish)
  • Publisher and Content Director of Fantasy Fantasy Football Mastermind's 2007 Pre-Season Draft Guide (500+ pages).
  • Publisher and Content Director of Fantasy Fantasy Football Mastermind's 2007 Weekly Newsletter (17 In-Season Issues).

 

Some of his 2006 accomplishments include:

  • League Champion in SI.com Experts League, a 12-team re-drafter experts league.  Best Overall Record: 12-4.  This title was the THIRD IN A ROW for Mike (back-to-back-to-back titles).
  • Runner-Up in FFWebMasters, a 14-team re-drafter experts league. (2nd Time in Finals in 4 Years)
  • Runner-Up in FanEx Experts League, a 12-team re-drafter experts league. (2nd Time in Finals in 3 Years)
  • Co-Division Champion in HAFAX Dynasty Experts League, a 16-team IDP league.
  • A panelist of the "Ask the Experts" feature on Fantasy Football Index magazine's Internet site.
  • Finished 8th in Fantasy Football Index's Experts Poll featuring 25 expert panelists. (5th Time in 6 Years with a Top 10 Finish)
  • Publisher and Content Director of Fantasy Fantasy Football Mastermind's 2006 Pre-Season Draft Guide (400+ pages).
  • Publisher and Content Director of Fantasy Fantasy Football Mastermind's 2006 Weekly Newsletter (17 In-Season Issues).

 

Some of his 2005 accomplishments include:

  • League Champion in SI.com Experts League, a 12-team re-drafter experts league.  Best Overall Record: 12-4.  This title was the second one in a row for Mike (back-to-back titles).
  • HAFAX Dynasty Experts League - Champion (16-Team IDP League)
  • FF Index Mock Draft Best Ball League - Champion by 15.5 Games
  • Runner-Up in SOFA, a 12-team re-drafter experts league. (3rd Time in Finals in 6 Years)
  • Fantasy VIPs Experts League - Runner-Up (12-Team ReDrafter League)
  • Co-Founder and Primary Commissioner/Manager of Fantasy VIPs High Stakes Fantasy Football Contest.  This event contained 264 team ($500 entry cost per team) with a $25,000 grand prize and a 88% payout rate.
  • A panelist of the "Ask the Experts" feature on Fantasy Football Index magazine's Internet site.
  • Publisher and Content Director of Fantasy Fantasy Football Mastermind's 2005 Pre-Season Draft Guide (400+ pages).
  • Publisher and Content Director of Fantasy Fantasy Football Mastermind's 2005 Weekly Newsletter (17 In-Season Issues).

 

Some of his 2004 accomplishments include:

  • Grand Overall Champion, Live League Champion & League Best 13 Wins in FanEx Experts League, a 12-team re-drafter experts league.
  • League Champion in SI.com Experts League, a 12-team re-drafter experts league.
  • Playoff Team in SOFA, a 12-team re-drafter experts league.
  • 5th Place in Kahuna Frenzy High Stakes League.
  • Co-Founder and Primary Commissioner/Manager of Fantasy VIPs High Stakes Fantasy Football Contest.  This event contained 132 teams ($500 entry cost per team) with a $16,000 grand prize and a 89% payout rate.
  • Author of a periodic column called A Fantasy Mastermind Moment, appearing exclusively at SI.com.
  • A panelist of the "Ask the Experts" feature on Fantasy Football Index magazine's Internet site.
  • Co-Founder & Commissioner of the Rocket City Football League (RCFL), a local-turned-countrywide 12-team semi-keeper league. Career Season Record: 150-85-4 (64% winning percentage); Longevity: 17 Years; Career Playoff Record: 12-8 (11 Seasons); RCFL Championships: 3 (1988, 1992, & 1996).
  • Publisher and Content Director of Fantasy Fantasy Football Mastermind's 2004 Pre-Season Draft Guide (400+ pages).
  • Publisher and Content Director of Fantasy Fantasy Football Mastermind's 2004 Weekly Newsletter (17 In-Season Issues).

 

Some of his 2003 accomplishments include:

  • League Champion & League Best 11 Wins in WebMasters Experts League, a 14-team re-drafter experts league. Career League Best Record: 45-23-0 (66% winning percentage); Longevity: 5 Years.
  • League Champion in the Fantasy Jungle, a high stakes league (won $2,150).
  • Division Champion in INSANEX, a 12-team re-drafter experts league.
  • Author of a periodic column called A Fantasy Mastermind Moment , appearing exclusively at SI.com .
  • Radio NewsTalk 690 WOKV-AM - The Kingsford Tail Gate Show - Guest Spot
  • Radio 1320 KFAN - Jazz Talk - Guest Spot
  • A panelist of the "Ask the Experts" feature on Fantasy Football Index magazine's Internet site.
  • Co-Founder, Commissioner, & Playoff Team of the Rocket City Football League (RCFL), a local-turned-countrywide 12-team semi-keeper league. Career Season Record: 145-77-4 (65% winning percentage); Longevity: 16 Years; Career Playoff Record: 12-8 (11 Seasons); RCFL Championships: 3 (1988, 1992, & 1996).
  • Publisher and Content Director of Fantasy Fantasy Football Mastermind's 2003 Pre-Season Draft Guide (400+ pages).
  • Publisher and Content Director of Fantasy Fantasy Football Mastermind's 2003 Weekly Newsletter (17 In-Season Issues).

 

Some of his 2002 accomplishments include:

  • Finished 2nd in Fantasy Football Index's Experts Poll (20 expert panelists)
  • Author of a periodic column called A Fantasy Mastermind Moment, appearing exclusively at SI.com.
  • Radio KFNS Summer Fantasy Draft Fest - Guest Spot
  • A panelist of the "Ask the Experts" feature on Fantasy Football Index magazine's Internet site.
  • Publisher and Content Director of Fantasy Fantasy Football Mastermind's 2002 Pre-Season Draft Guide (400+ pages).
  • Publisher and Content Director of Fantasy Fantasy Football Mastermind's 2002 Weekly Newsletter (17 In-Season Issues).

 

Some of his 2001 accomplishments include:

  • League Best Record (13-2) and League Runner-Up of the SOFA Experts League, a 12-team re-drafter experts league. Career Season Record: 23-7-0 (77% winning percentage); Longevity: 2 Years.
  • League Best Record (10-3) & Division Champion in WebMasters Experts League, a 14-team re-drafter experts league. Career Season Record: 28-14-0 (67% winning percentage); Longevity: 3 Years.
  • Author of a periodic column called A Fantasy Mastermind Moment, appearing exclusively at SI.com.
  • Radio KFNS Summer Fantasy Draft Fest at Harrah's - Guest Spot
  • Radio 104.9 FM / 640 AM WWLS The Sports Animal in Oklahoma City, OK - Guest Spot
  • A panelist of the "Ask the Experts" feature on Fantasy Football Index magazine's Internet site.
  • Publisher and Content Director of Fantasy Fantasy Football Mastermind's 2001 Pre-Season Draft Guide (400+ pages).
  • Publisher and Content Director of Fantasy Fantasy Football Mastermind's 2001 Weekly Newsletter (17 In-Season Issues).

 

Some of his 2000 accomplishments include:

  • Champion of the SOFA Experts League, a 12-team re-drafter experts league.
  • Playoff Team in WebMasters Experts League, a 14-team re-drafter experts league. Career Season Record: 18-10-0 (64% winning percentage); Longevity: 2 Years.
  • Author of a weekly column called A Fantasy Mastermind Moment, appearing each Friday afternoon exclusively during the NFL season at SI.com.
  • Radio KFNS Summer Fantasy Draft Fest at Harrah's - Guest Spot
  • A panelist of the "Ask the Experts" feature on Fantasy Football Index magazine's Internet site.
  • Co-Founder and Commissioner of the Rocket City Football League (RCFL), a local-turned-countrywide 12-team semi-keeper league. Semi-Finalist in Y2K with a 12-3 record.
  • Publisher and Content Director of Fantasy Fantasy Football Mastermind's Y2K Pre-Season Draft Guide (400+ pages).
  • Publisher and Content Director of Fantasy Fantasy Football Mastermind's Y2K Weekly Newsletter (17 In-Season Issues). 

 

Some of his 1999 accomplishments include:

  • Champion of the Showcase Re-Drafter (American) League (SRL), a 12-team re-drafter experts league. Career Season Record: 12-2-1 (83% winning percentage); Longevity: Inaugural Year; Career Playoff Record: 2-0 (1 Season).
  • Semi-Finalist of the Showcase Dynasty League (SDL formerly CDL), a 12-team dynasty league. Career Season Record: 15-11-2 (57% winning percentage); Longevity: 2 Years; Career Playoff Record: 1-2-1 (2 Seasons).
  • Authored the fantasy dynasty league tips article, Conquering the World, featured in FSPI's Fantasy Football Pro-Forecast magazine.
  • Radio KFNS Howard Balzer's Fantasy Draft Fest at Harrah's - Guest Spot
  • Radio 990 AM WALE in Providence, RI - Guest Spot
  • A panelist of the "Ask the Experts" feature on Fantasy Football Index magazine's Internet site.
  • Finished 2nd in the US Fantasy Sports "Play the Playoffs Challenge" Experts Division.
  • Publisher and Content Director of Fantasy Fantasy Football Mastermind's 1999 Pre-Season Draft Guide (300+ pages).
  • Publisher and Content Director of Fantasy Fantasy Football Mastermind's 1999 Weekly Newsletter (17 In-Season Issues).
  • FF Mastermind was favorably reviewed in the book Fantasy Sports Online for Dummies.

 

Some of his 1998 accomplishments include:

  • Won the US Fantasy Sports "Play the Playoffs Challenge" Experts Division, while finishing 21st overall out of over 150 participants.
  • Semi-Finalist of the Cyber Dynasty League (CDL), a 12-team dynasty league. Career Season Record: 7-5-1 (58% winning percentage); Longevity: First Year; Career Playoff Record: 1-1 (1 Season).
  • Semi-Finalist of the American Fantasy Football Association (AFFA), a 10-team non-keeper league. Career Season Record: 35-18-3 (65% winning percentage); Longevity: 4 Years; Career Playoff Record: 7-2 (4 Seasons); AFFA Championships: 2 (1995 & 1996).
  • Authored the fantasy league commissioner rules article, Laying Down the Law, featured in the 1998 Power Ranking System Fantasy Football Report magazine.
  • Authored the drafting strategies article, Drafting to Build a Winner, featured in the 1998 FSPI Fantasy Football Draftbook II magazine.
  • An "expert" in Fantasy Football Index magazine's "Experts" poll.
  • A panelist of the "Ask the Experts" feature on Fantasy Football Index magazine's Internet site.
  • Publisher and Content Director of Fantasy Fantasy Football Mastermind's 1998 Pre-Season Draft Guide (300+ pages).
  • Publisher and Content Director of Fantasy Fantasy Football Mastermind's 1998 Weekly Newsletter (17 In-Season Issues).

 

Some of his 1997 accomplishments include:

  • Won the Huddle's Fantasy Playoff Challenge.
  • Placed 10th out of 171 entries in the FanEx Finale Playoff Challenge.
  • Authored the fantasy league commissioner tips article, Cruisin' in the Fast Lane, featured in FSPI's Fantasy Football Pro-Forecast magazine.
  • A panelist of the "Ask the Experts" feature on Fantasy Football Index magazine's Internet site.
  • Publisher and Content Director of Fantasy Fantasy Football Mastermind's 1997 Pre-Season Draft Guide (200+ pages).
  • Publisher and Content Director of Fantasy Fantasy Football Mastermind's 1997 Weekly Newsletter (17 In-Season Issues).

 

Some of the highlights of his 1996 season include:

  • Champion of the American Fantasy Football Association (AFFA).
  • Feature writer for the Fantasy Experts (FanEx)league. Author of 12 feature articles which appeared at FanEx in 1996.
  • Co-Founder, Commissioner, and Champion of the Rocket City Football League (RCFL).
  • Publisher and Content Director of Fantasy Fantasy Football Mastermind's 1996 Weekly Newsletter (17 In-Season Issues).


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