Our Authors

  • Joe Dolan
    Joe Dolan


    An industry veteran of more than a decade, Joe Dolan brings his expertise to the Fantasy Free Agents Podcast. With two 1st place finishes, a Top-5 finish, and a Top-20 finish in the FantasyPros.com Draft Accuracy rankings since 2013, Joe has assumed the title of #1 Pre-Draft ranker for the four-year period from 2015-2018 among 140+ experts and sites.

    The former managing editor of FantasyGuru.com, Dolan can also be heard on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio, including the very popular SiriusXM Fantasy Football Gameday program every Sunday during the NFL season.

  • Tom Brolley
    Tom Brolley


    Tom Brolley is the better half of The Fantasy Free Agents Podcast with his partner Joe Dolan. Brolley is also a contributing betting and fantasy writer for The Quant Edge for the 2019 season. He started in the fantasy industry back in 2012, working the previous seven seasons at Fantasy Guru. Brolley owned a 53.8% winning percentage picking every game against the spread for his old site over the last two seasons. He also finished 10th out of 900 players in the regular season of the 2018 Scott Fish Bowl. Be sure to follow him on Twitter at @TomBrolley.

  • Justin Varnes
    Justin Varnes


    When he isn't glued to the TV every Sunday in the Fall, Justin plays drums professionally and drives his daughter to basketball practices. A Jacksonville, FL native, Justin currently resides in Atlanta, GA. Justin grew up idolizing Dan Marino (the Jags hadn't made it to Jax yet) and his appreciation of defensive players started with the '85 Bears and cemented with former Dolphins LB Zach Thomas.

    Justin played football (defensive and offensive line) in junior high school before being seduced by the drums (also, after watching some high school kid named Emmitt Smith tear through the high school defenses in his town, he decided maybe he wasn't good enough to make it to the NFL). In between gigs, you can find him watching tape of defensive players, and generally obsessing about fantasy football, especially IDP.

  • Tom Simons
    Tom Simons

    A savvy veteran of fantasy football since 1990, Thomas began his career in the industry 23 years ago with Fantasy Guru in 1996. A Massachusetts native, Thomas has been living near the Emerald City of Seattle since 2000. He has been or still is commissioner of esteemed leagues like ffWebMasters, Hardcore Fantasy Invitational, and HAFA-X. He has been involved in IDP over the past eleven years.

    Having played football in high school and college, Thomas has never lost his love of the sport. When he is not delving into fantasy football, he works as an instant replay or slow-motion replay technician for national clients like ESPN, FOX, ABC, NBC, CBS, and Showtime as well as regional clients like ROOT Sports. Needless to say, his schedule is extremely busy.

  • Ben Kukainis
    Ben Kukainis


    The man behind the curtain, Ben Kukainis has worked in the industry as an editor and webmaster for 6 years, joining Fantasy Guru in 2013 and serving as Managing Editor of Guru Elite from 2016-2018. Ben also works as an Adjunct Professor of Composition and Literature at Rowan University and Camden County College.