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Founder // Developer

Since 2014, JM has been one of the most respected voices in the NFL research and content space. He has taught at DFS events in Boston, New York, and Las Vegas and earned seats to live DFS finals in Canada, the Bahamas, and across the U.S. He specializes in game-level research and DFS strategy, with an emphasis on training OWS members to become “Masters of Process” who can bank on positive outcomes over time.

Discord :: JMToWin


Founder // Developer

Since 2013, CubsFan has been one of the most dominant figures in DFS, racking up more than 20 live DFS final appearances while notching double-digit six-figure cashes and a Millionaire Maker win (all while keeping his day job because he “truly loves” what he does). He is a developer and co-founder of One Week Season, where he and JM regularly pass along their late-week text conversations to subscribers. || Q&A :: Get inside CubsFan’s DFS mind

Discord :: CubsFan333


Showdown Expert

From 2018 to 2020, Xandamere has played NFL DFS Showdown cash games at a 70%+ win rate (you can learn Xandamere’s strategy in the five-part course that’s included in all OWS Annual subscriptions), while racking up double-digit “top two” finishes in major Showdown tournaments. He breaks down his Showdown thoughts on every Showdown island game in the NFL Edge. || Q&A :: Get inside Xandamere’s DFS mind

Discord :: Xandamere


Mass-Multi-Entry GPP Expert

JM and Xandamere were having lunch together in 2019 when X mentioned Sonic (nhpain on DK) as the sharpest DFS player he knew. “It’s a matter of time until he wins the Millionaire Maker. He’s always near the top.” A few months later, Sonic took down the Milly Maker. He joined OWS in 2020 to provide a weekly tournament training guide — with an emphasis on helping players improve their multi-entry, large-field approach. || Q&A :: Get inside Sonic’s DFS mind

Discord :: SonicLibrarian_nhpain


Game Theory Analyst // NFL Edge

Hilow is a former Navy fighter pilot and one of the sharpest “limited entry” tournament players in DFS, with over $200,000 in GPP earnings and 80% profitable weeks in 2019 playing solely GPP. He grinded up from a bankroll of $20 to single-entry/three-entry success at high-dollar buy-ins. He joined OWS in 2020 to provide strategy and game theory insights — with an emphasis on helping players improve their limited-entry approach. || Q&A :: Get inside Hilow’s DFS mind

Discord :: Hilow


Tourney Analyst // NFL Edge

Mike Johnson (MJohnson86) has racked up over $400,000 in DFS profit since 2013, with double-digit Top Five finishes in large-field tourneys and dozens of 4-figure wins. With a background in coaching and finance, he sees angles and market inefficiencies that others are missing, giving him a consistent, tangible edge on the field. He joined the OWS team in 2021 to provide game breakdowns and tourney analysis.

Discord :: mjohnson86


Tourney Analyst // NFL Edge

Justin Papariella (Papy324) is a full-time DFS player, with a focus on high-stakes tourneys, and with hundreds of thousands in lifetime profit. With a background in chess (several top five scholastic finishes) and college athletics (two years football // four years track and field), Papy blends strategy and game theory with next-level insight into the game on the field. He joined the OWS team in 2021 to provide game breakdowns and tourney analysis.


Player Insights // Tourney Analyst

El Magico has been one of the most dominant players in the high-stakes arena over the last half-decade :: averaging a 50% yearly ROI // notching a cascade of high-stakes tourney wins // and landing multiple Best Ball tourney finalists. He has leveraged his background in financial markets and consumer behavior to sharpen his proprietary model, which he credits for his success. He joined OWS in 2021 to share insights on high-ranked players from his model with the OWS community.

Discord :: elmagico88


Tourney Analyst

Pawel (“Pah-vel” // AKA miilk24 on DraftKings // AKA domefavors on Underdog) was introduced to the OWS Fam through his work alongside Hilow: sharing next-level strategy and tourney-focused insights that recently allowed him to put a down payment on a home using a portion of his DFS winnings. A true Best Ball, NBA, and all-around tourney expert, Pawel joined OWS in 2020 to provide can’t-miss insights into profitable thought processes and approaches.

Discord :: domefavors


Leverage & Strategy

Larejo (Larejo123 on all DFS sites) is an OWS gem, with tens of thousands in lifetime DFS winnings in spite of never having more than a few hundred dollars at risk on a slate. Larejo’s unique ability to embrace overlooked plays that provide maximum leverage has allowed him to A) notch a sixth-place Milly Maker finish with only three rosters entered, and to B) consistently point the OWS Fam toward game-changing large-field tourney options.

Discord :: larejo123


Researcher // “Secret Weapon”

Described by numerous high-dollar DFS tournament players as their “secret weapon,” longtime OWS member Majesstik1 (AKA sizzlebeans on DraftKings) is one of the most respected researchers and slate-breakdown artists in the DFS space. His late-week masterpiece #TheWorkbook is considered one of the sharpest “slate snapshots” available anywhere. As of 2021, #TheWorkbook is available exclusively on One Week Season.

Discord :: Majesstik1

Lex Miraglia

Researcher // Podcaster

In 2019, One Week Season launched OWS Collective, where Lex Miraglia quickly became a community superstar for his early-week matchup insights. By 2020, the NFL Edge was expanded to include Lex’s game-by-game bullet-point research, where his unique eye for the game of football (through the lens of coaching, team, and player matchups) provides the OWS Fam with an immediate, tangible edge.

Discord :: LexMiraglia10

Alex Pendergrass


Alex Pendergrass (AKA AJP88 on Twitter // AKA AJP71088 on DraftKings) has been one of the most valuable members of the OWS Community since 2019, leveraging OWS Collective and Discord to share research insights and strategy angles that help “demystify the slate” for the OWS Fam. Alex joined the OWS team in 2021 to contribute matchups-based research for contributors and the OWS community.

Discord :: Alex88


Researcher // Community

Dustin was one of the first team members on One Week Season, joining in 2019 as an intern, with his role expanding since then to include Twitter management, email support, marketing, content, research, and community engagement. A hardcore fan of the 49ers and all things NFL, Dustin contributes next-level research to NFL Edge Matchups and helps make the site and community run.

Discord :: Dwprix


Betting Analyst

One of the core messages of One Week Season is that there are edges available to everyone…but not everyone’s edge is the same. Josh Reason (Jreas11 on DraftKings) is an ideal example of this truth, as he has leveraged the NFL Edge game writeups to focus on profitable prop betting in lieu of DFS cash games. Josh joined the OWS team in 2021 to provide a prop-focused betting breakdown based off NFL Edge research and insights.

Discord :: Jreasy



Tod has produced content (written and/or podcast) for sites ranging from RotoViz to TQE to Fanball to Football Diehards, with a goal of A) always looking for ideas others haven’t thought of and B) looking for ways to do shows others haven’t done. Tod is one of the most knowledgeable Best Ball minds in the industry, and his passion for learning and DFS improvement have made him an OWS favorite for years.

Discord :: TodfromPA

Tom Purvis


Tom Purvis (AKA Thesystem12 on DraftKings // AKA Cheesehead120 on FanDuel) is a video producer and sports broadcaster in North Carolina who joined the OWS team in 2021 as an editor and site manager. Tom has been an avid DFS player since 2015, where he has been a consistent grinder in NFL and NBA.

Discord :: 777cheeseman777

Brian Pitts


Brian Pitts (AKA oakzoo on DraftKings // AKA pittpanthers on FanDuel) is a sports fan, dog lover, book lover, and mental health advocate from Philadelphia who joined the OWS team in 2021 as an editor and site manager. Brian has been an avid DFS player since 2011(!!!), and was a FanDuel NBA Championship finalist in 2017.

Discord :: oakzoo

Alec Mundle


Alec Mundle (AKA AmundDFS on DraftKings) has been playing DFS since before he was old enough to play DFS: working with his dad and brother on their rosters every week to attack the top of the leaderboards. In 2020 (now “of DFS age”), Alec notched multiple top-1% finishes. He joined the OWS team in 2021 as an editor and site manager.

Discord :: Amund13

Josh & Mike

Edge Audio

In the early 2010s (before he knew that DFS existed), JM started a season-long keeper league with the goal of collecting some of the best season-long fantasy players in one space. This is how JM and Josh Marrano met, as Josh was one of the most dominant forces in that league. Since 2020, Josh and Mike Ford have contributed weekly Edge Audio readings for OWS members who consume the Edge on the go.

Ben Fritz


In 2020, JM came across a tweet of Ben’s and “liked his vibe” so much that he reached out to him to “make a connection” with no real end goal in mind. Ben (AKA bfritz12 on DraftKings) is a life coach, lifelong learner, and recovering perfectionist who has become integrated with the OWS team as a podcaster, sounding board, and all-around fill-in-the-blank, helping OWS reach its full potential.

Discord :: bfritz12

Aaron Adler


In 2019, Aaron Adler (AKA RotoMaven) reached out to JM to say, ‘You sometimes mention on podcasts that you would do X if you had more time. I feel like I could give you more time.’ Aaron has since become indispensable to OWS, helping to make everything on the site function at the highest level possible. JM often describes Aaron as a “second brain” for him. If you love OWS even more than when you first joined, you can thank Aaron. || Q&A :: Get inside RotoMaven’s Business mind

Discord :: RotoMaven

Our Partnerships

OWS Player Projections & GPP Ceiling Tool
DFS Ownership Projections
DFS Optimizer

Our Story (From JM) ::

During my first several years in the NFL research and content space — in fact, from the moment I first started playing DFS in 2013 (and first started looking for ways to sharpen my game) — I noticed that there was a significant lack of training and resources available for individuals who wanted to “learn how to fish.” DFS, after all, is a strategy game — a unique puzzle that, in the case of NFL, we get to solve each week — while profitable sports betting requires a sharp blend of long-term thinking and non-biased analysis; yet content is often geared toward the likelihood (or lack thereof) of a particular team or player doing well on a particular, isolated slate. This would be like telling a poker player which hands are good and which hands are bad without any deeper level of insight or knowledge. One Week Season was launched in 2018 with a cohesive vision of making you better at DFS and sports betting. Our goal is to give our users thousands of dollars worth of training within each NFL season: not only equipping you for the slate ahead, but also sharpening your knowledge and understanding of the NFL and the ins and outs of profitable thinking and approaches so you can consistently bank on profit over time.