Footballguys Staff Bio: David Dodds

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Age: 55

Birthplace: Rocklin, CA

Education: USC (BS Industrial & System Engineering)

Occupation: Owner of

Hometown: Rocklin, CA

Family: Married June 2014 to someone I attended grade, middle and high school with. We have three kids that are in various stages of adulthood.

Years playing fantasy football: 32 years

Favorite FF smack talk: In about the 11th round, I announce finally I can draft based on my needs now that my top 50 have been taken. I also like to start laughing uncontrollably on the first semi-reach of the draft.

Years writing about fantasy football: I launched the first version of on AOL 30 years ago.

Favorite FBG feature: The new DFS optimizer that will debut this season has me pumped. It's going to shock the world.

Organized football experience: Was the electrifying wide receiver on my 6th grade flag football team. Turned to skateboarding, track and tennis in middle and high school and only played football with friends when bored. Won 2 intramural flag football championships at USC.

Favorite NFL team: San Diego Chargers. I know they moved, but I remain in denial.

Favorite college team: USC Trojans

Favorite fan moment: Watching wildcard playoff games with the FBG staff in Vegas.

Favorite player of all time: Active player(s) - Patrick Mahomes, Keenan Allen, and JuJu Smith-Schuster. Retired Player - Dan Fouts

NFL rule(s) I would change if I could: I would love to see the goal posts in on a sliding platform where the kicker has to time his kick perfectly to make it go through. Think mini-golf windwmill type fun. They should put the ball on the 1 yard line for extra points daring coaches to always go for 2.

Favorite movie(s): Anything with a lot of violence and some nudity is usually worth watching. I prefer to laugh and smile at the movie. I like original thoughts too and am bored by all of the sequels and reboots.

Favorite musical genres/albums/artists: Punk - NOFX, Bad Religion, Lag Wagon, Pennywise, Anti-Flag on most days. Folk - Casey Chambers, Tift Merritt on mellower days. Old School - Devo, Talking Heads, B-52s, Oingo Boingo

What I read: Poker strategy and history, hacker news, FF magazines

Hobbies: DFS, Poker, Backgammon, BBQing, Fantasy Football

Favorite TV show(s): Gold Rush, Fixer Upper, Deadliest Catch

Least favorite household chore: Cleaning anything. Long live the French Maid.

Dream job: I think I have it. I get paid to surf the internet, watch football and make up stuff. My commute is rolling out of bed. I can work in my underwear. Find me a better job anywhere.

Quote: "The Fittest Shall Survive, yet the Unfit May Live" DEVO

Parting thoughts: My name is made up of 50% D's (David Dodds)

Dream car: 1972 VW Bus painted black and pink with Good 'N' Plenty curtains, pink fuzzy steering wheel, sleeping arrangements + computer/DVD in the back. I would coat one of the side panels in dry erase and hang a marker and eraser so people could just leave me messages right on the bus.

Favorite Websites: Footballguys,, Advanced Poker Training and Twitter

Number of wheatback pennies in your collection: Holding steady at just under 75,000 wheatback pennies. They are going to be valuable I tell