How did The Fantasy Academy start?

Founders Jeff Roberts and Shannon Hartley competed in multiple fantasy leagues together and realized they had respect for how each other went about managing their respective teams. 

They decided to partner on this passion project to share their knowledge with others as the field of fantasy sports continued to expand in popularity.

Not only did they want to provide high quality quick-read fantasy information to help others win championships, but they wanted to educate others about the ins-and-outs of fantasy strategy and the millions of ways it can be impacted and how to adjust.


The Fantasy Academy provides up-to-date fantasy advice and the highest quality fantasy sports education to fans everywhere.

We believe “If you bring a man a fish, you feed him for a day. If you teach a man to fish, you make him a champion.”

The Academy will equip managers to make league-winning decisions on the fly and bring home trophies year after year!


Shannon Hartley of The Fantasy Academy

Shannon Hartley is a lifelong sports fan born and raised in Oregon and graduate of the University of Oregon. 

His favorite teams include the Oregon Ducks, Portland Trailblazers, and the Philadelphia Eagles. Shannon has 15 years of experience playing fantasy sports and is more passionate than ever to win league championships and help others in the process. 

He lives in Eugene, Oregon with his wife, Jenny, and two beautiful daughters, Hazel and Lyla.

Favorite sports memory: 2015 Rose Bowl (Oregon vs. FSU)

Favorite Athlete: Damian Lillard (aka Dame D.O.L.L.A, aka Logo Lillard, aka The Letter O)

Jeff Roberts of The Fantasy Academy

Jeff Roberts is a math teacher by day and fantasy nerd by night. With no professional NFL team in his state, Jeff developed a deep passion for fantasy football, an outlet that allowed him to express his fandom and showcase his mind for analytics.

With ten years of experience, Jeff has navigated the ins and outs of fantasy football strategy, grounded in statistical application, that have led him to multiple championships. 

He and his wife Taylor have two beautiful children and live in Oregon. He is a graduate of Western Oregon University with a masters from Bushnell University. Follow him on Twitter @FantasySleeper.