Jeff Hicks
114 Posts

Jeff Hicks
114 Posts
MLB, NFL, NBA props
Role
MLB Betting and Fantasy Baseball Contributor
Experience
4 years
Location
Illinois
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Summary

Jeff contributes to The Action Network's season-long fantasy and daily MLB betting, as well as posts his picks in other sports on his personal page through The Action Network. This is Jeff's first opportunity to write about betting despite being interested in and placing bets for the past four years. Jeff has been a freelance sports writer - fantasy and traditional - for the better part of 10 years and has been featured on FoxSports.com, Yahoo! Fantasy, FantasyLabs, and 4for4.com.

Experience

Jeff is a contributor to the baseball betting and season-long fantasy sections of The Action Network, writing about adds/drops, injuries, and betting game previews. Jeff started in the industry as freelance fantasy baseball and hockey writer before adding DuPage (IL) county high school sports to his workload. His first full-time work in sports was with 120 Sports, now Stadium, as a production assistant. Jeff has most recently contributed his writing and editing skills to Expand The Boxscore, Fantasy Six Pack, 4for4, and FantasyLabs. Jeff was hired to TAN/FL by former TAN'er Matthew Freedman, who answers his phone the same way he starts podcasts.

Education

Jeff has a BA in Mass Communications from the University of St. Francis (IL) with an emphasis on journalism and public relations. He spent time in front of and behind the camera in college, as well as four years on the school's radio station and one semester as the Editor-in-Chief of the USF Encounter student newspaper. Jeff also has a paralegal certification from Roosevelt University in Chicago.

More from Jeff Hicks
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Betting Highlights
Favorite Bet of All-Time
My first time in Las Vegas was the 2014 NCAA Tournament/St. Patrick's Day. Needless to say I was tired the morning of the tourney so I made sure to get my tickets in before I went to bed at an ungodly hour. I happily woke up to three winning tickets Thursday, and yes I slept that long into the day.
Most Heartbreaking Bet
Jake Arrieta is a friend of the MLB crew :-)
Specialties
  • MLB
  • NFL
  • NBA props