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FSWA announces 2018 award finalists
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Written by Andy Behrens   
The Fantasy Sports Writers Association has announced finalists for our 2018 writing and media awards. Our judges reviewed hundreds of submissions across 23 categories. RotoWire led all content providers with 15 finalist nods, followed by Rotoworld with nine. Winners will be revealed on the FSWA awards show on SiriusXM in early February. 

 

Finalists for 2018 are as follows: 


Basketball Writer of the Year 
- Mike Barner, RotoWire 
- Aaron Bruski, HoopBall 
- Jeff Collins, Guru Elite 

 

Hockey Writer of the Year 
- John Britt, RotoGrinders 
- Kenneth Le, Guru Elite 
- Russ Prentice, RotoWire 

 

Golf Writer of the Year 
- Jeff Bergerson, Fantasy Golf Insider 
- Brandon Gdula, numberFire 
- Geoff Ulrich, Draft Kings 

 

Racing Writer of the Year 
- Jim Sannes, numberFire 
- Matt Selz, Fantasy Alarm 
- Mark Taylor, RotoWire 

 

College Sports Writer of the Year 
- Ryan Clifford, Guru Elite 
- Brad Evans, Yahoo Sports 
- Thor Nystrom, Rotoworld 

 

Soccer Writer of the Year 
- Andrew Laird, RotoWire 
- Doug Shain, Bankster DFS
- Adam Zdroik, RotoWire 

 

Best Research Article 
- Jason Collette, RotoWire 
- Adam Hall, Rotoballer 
- Jim Sannes, numberFire 

 

Player Notes Writer of the Year 
- Patrick Daugherty, Rotoworld 
- Jerry Donabedian, RotoWire 
- Ryan Knaus, Rotoworld 
- Bob Reeves, RotoGrinders 
- Adam Wolf, RotoWire 

 

DFS Writer of the Year 
- Jerry Donabedian, RotoWire 
- Adam Levitan, Draft Kings
- Pat Mayo, Draft Kings
- Doug Shain, Bankster DFS 
- Justin Van Zuiden, RotoGrinders 

 

Best Baseball Publication 
- RotoWire Fantasy Baseball 
- Rotoworld Fantasy Baseball 
- Ron Shandler's 2018 Baseball Forecaster 


Best Baseball Podcast 
- Fantasy Focus Baseball, ESPN
- RotoWire Fantasy Baseball
- The Sleeper and the Bust, RotoGraphs 

 

Best Baseball Article 
- Alex Chamberlain, RotoGraphs 
- Ariel Cohen, RotoGraphs 
- Michael Florio, Fantrax 

 

Best Baseball Series 
- Ryan Bloomfield, Baseball HQ 
- Jason Collette, RotoWire 
- Todd Zola, ESPN and RotoWire 

 

Baseball Writer of the Year 
- Ryan Bloomfield, Baseball HQ 
- Alex Chamberlain, RotoGraphs 
- Ariel Cohen, RotoGraphs 
- Jesse Pantuosco, Rotoworld 
- Todd Zola, ESPN and RotoWire 

 

Best Football Publication 
- Fantasy Football Consistency Guide
- Pyromaniac Draft Kit 
- RotoWire Fantasy Football 

 

Best Football Podcast 
- The Daily Fantasy Edge, Draft Kings 
- Fantasy Focus, ESPN 
- Rotoworld Football Podcast 

 

Best Football Article 
- Scott Barrett, Pro Football Focus 
- Jake Ciely, The Athletic 
- Nando Di Fino, The Athletic 
- Brad Evans, Yahoo Sports 
- Jeff Ratcliffe, Pro Football Focus 

 

Best Football Series 
- Jake Ciely, The Athletic 
- Sammy Reid, RotoGrinders 
- Evan Tarracciano, Football Diehards 
- Patrick Thorman, Pro Football Focus 
- Evan Silva, Rotoworld 

 

Football Writer of the Year 
- Gary Davenport, Fantasy Sharks & Rotoworld 
- Nando Di Fino, The Athletic 
- Jesse Pantuosco, Rotoworld 
- Jim Sannes, numberFire 
- Scott Spratt, Pro Football Focus 


Best Fantasy Podcast, multiple sports 
- The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast 
- The Pat Mayo Experience 
- All In Sports 

 

Best Radio Show 
- Football Diehards, SiriusXM 
- Pro Football Focus, SiriusXM 
- SiriusXM Fantasy Drive 

 

Best Video, Short-form 
- James Koh, DIRECTV 
- Pat Mayo, Draft Kings 
- Field Yates, ESPN 

 

Best Video, Long-form 
- The Fantasy Football Hour, Altitude 
- Fantasy Football Live, Yahoo Sports 
- Fantasy Football Today, CBS 

 

Congratulations to all finalists and sincere thanks to our volunteer judges.