Welcome to Ride or Dynasty…

…your go-to fantasy football source for all things Dynasty!

For fantasy nerds, sometimes standard and PPR redraft formats are not in-depth enough to satisfy our inner-NFL general managers.

You may have heard of the Dynasty, Devy (short for developmental) and Individual Defensive Player (IDP) formats, but thought they are “too complicated” or require “too much time.”

We are here to tell you that is a lie. A damn, bloody lie.

That’s where we come in with several decades of combined fantasy football experience. To us, fantasy football is not just a September-to-December activity, but a year-round passion.

Our offseason is spent scouting incoming rookies and tracking every NFL transaction to see which players’ outlook improved and which ones did not. Summers are for following team training camps and compiling player rankings in time for fantasy draft season. Preseason is time for studying stats and film to uncover this year’s sleeper, while biting our fingernails with worry over who will fall victim to a preseason injury.

So, why do we do this? Because we’re enthusiasts. And, of course, to build contenders and win championships.

At Ride or Dynasty, we cut through the static.

Our team strives to bring you the very best dynasty advice on the web, arming you with what you need to win championships and rule your league like a true dynasty.

Meet the Team:

Ryan Bickerstaff – Founder, Writer, Pod: One of the founders at Ride or Dynasty and the resident devy guy. I’ve been playing fantasy football in various formats for well over a decade. My fascination with fantasy football, and football in general, started at a young age when I discovered the fantasy draft feature on Madden. Had I been born athletic enough to play in the NFL, I see myself as a free safety. A few more things about me: I’m a Detroit Lions fan, my favorite football movie is The Last Boy Scout, and I’m an Air Force veteran with a business degree from the University of Toledo but making a career as a sportswriter is the dream. Twitter: @thedevydirtbag

JJ Wenner – Founder, Podcast Operations Director, Host of The RoD Pod, Editor, Writer: I am an 8th grade English teacher and proud parent of two fantastic children. I graduated from Hofstra and am working toward my MEd at DeSales University. I’ve been playing fantasy for 20 years and love the degenerates I have met along the way. The more twisted the league, the more I love it. Give me IDP or give me death! Proud Jets fan and avid reader of history and fantasy novels. Twitter: @JJWenner

Don Detwiler – Pod, Content Contributor: Fantasy player for about as long as I can remember, NFL draft junkie, and recovering DIII offensive linemen (my knees remind me everyday that I had fun). I hope to bring a new voice and perspective to the staff here at the site. Outside the realm of fantasy I’m a middle school science teacher, ice hockey goalie, bird watcher, and lover of craft beer.

Kyle Allen, BSN, RN – Pod, Writer: I am a registered nurse with experience in orthopedics, foot and ankle surgery, and podiatry. I am currently working towards a Master’s of Science in Nursing degree at the University of Alabama. Upon completion of this degree, I plan to earn orthopedic certification as a nurse practitioner and work in orthopedics with a specialization in sports medicine. I have been playing fantasy football for nearly 10 years and have been hooked from the start! My background is almost exclusively in redraft however, I have dabbled in almost every format from DFS tournaments to keeper leagues. I will be sharing the weekly injury news throughout the year, specialty injury articles throughout the offseason as the Ride or Dynasty Injury Writer, and helping produce great content alongside all of our writers as an editor for the site! Twitter: @kallen_4

Jared Clifton – Host of Cover 3 Podcast, Editor, Writer: I have three kids and a beautiful wife and I manage the International division of an O&G company, but in between I’m a fantasy junkie. It’s been my pleasure to become one of the new contributors to Ride or Dynasty, so I can hopefully provide some useful knowledge and entertaining content for the fantasy community. I’m a diehard Texas Rangers, Texas Longhorns and Dallas Cowboys fan (just wish they’d love me back!). Reach out to me early and often on Twitter @unstuckintime82 and I’m always available to talk sports, Kurt Vonnegut or really anything that’s a positive conversation topic!

Blair Pierroz – Co-Host of Cover 3 Podcast, Writer: I am middle school math teacher from California. I attended UCLA for undergrad before getting my credential and Masters from UC Davis. When I’m not teaching, I am almost certainly playing sports, poker, or a board game. My love of stats and sports make for an obvious love of fantasy. I prefer Superflex and Dynasty league, but I’m enough of a degenerate to play whatever I can. I will be doing my best to apply game theory to help you find an edge in completing trades for your dynasty team.

Brendan Taffe – Co-Host of Cover 3 Podcast, Writer: Currently finishing grad school in beautiful Buffalo, NY and yes, I’m a Bills fan.  I’ve been playing fantasy for years but got into Dynasty/Superflex a few years ago and I’ll never go back.  Always down for some redraft talk but my favorite league has IDP and multiple trades involving 2023 draft picks already.  When I’m not tinkering with my lineup I’m either watching the Red Sox or Celtics, I’m at a movie theater, or I’m beating my friends at a drinking game.  Twitter: @BCTAFFE

Duncan Smith – Contributor, rabble rouser and occasional funny accent on the pod: When I’m not out hunting Haggis in the Scottish wilderness I can be found hanging out at your nearest dynasty dumpster and living my life by ‘Duncs rules of craft beer’. Under 10% = a beer suitable for breakfast, under 6% = a beer suitable for operating heavy machinery, under 4% = a training beer. You can @ me on Twitter @duncafc

Connor Rigg – Writer: I’ve been playing fantasy football since 8th grade. It’s the one time of the year that lets me forget about reality and just have fun. I just started getting into Superflex and dynasty leagues, and expanding my fantasy knowledge through extensive research. I’m a Bengals fan desperately hoping that Joe Burrow can win us a playoff game. Twitter: @conbon45

Josh Frey – Writer: Fantasy Footballer since 2006. Told my dad to draft Frank Gore, and almost 2200 scrimmage yards later I was hooked! Working as a production supervisor now but my degree is in health, wellness & fitness; also trying to learn Javascript in order to switch over to the tech field full time. Fan of DIY projects, craft beer, and just about anything outdoors. Stoked to be here- it’s been a crazy 2020, but at least we have football back!