Footballguys Staff Bio: Kyle Wachtel

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Age: 26

Education: University at Albany | Biology

Occupation: Sr. Marketing Manager at FanDuel

Family: Single, no kids, but have a dog that's crazy spoiled.

Years playing fantasy football: Started helping my father right before Priest Holmes burst onto the scene, so about 15.

Favorite FF smack talk: Used to be right in the middle of the smack talk, but don't bother with it any longer.

Years writing about fantasy football: Decided to try my hand at it just before 2012 NFL season, so this will be my fifth year.

Favorite FBG feature: The concept of VBD is as groundbreaking as it gets in fantasy sports and the incredible staff is unmatched in the industry.

Favorite NFL team: New York Jets.

Favorite college team: Texas Longhorns.

Favorite fan moment: Attending the last two AFC Championships the Jets have reached (Yes, they lost both).

Favorite player of all time: Colt McCoy. If you're talking starting NFL players, then I don't have a favorite, but LeSean McCoy is my favorite running back to watch.

NFL rule(s) I would change if I could: Adopt the NCAA rule for pass interference.

Favorite musical genres/albums/artists: Hip-Hop and Rock (Folk, Alternative, Classic).

What I read: Sports articles. A Song of Fire and Ice series.

Hobbies: Fantasy football, daily fantasy sports, attending sporting events, and some other stuff.

Favorite TV show(s): Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, Walking Dead, Sons of Anarchy, Justified.

Dream job: Continue to maintain a living full-time in the incredible fantasy sports industry.

Parting thoughts: Keep it simple: buy low and sell high.