The Talented Mr. Roto


About Me

Matthew Berry
is THE name
for fantasy football.

NY Times Best Seller
Sports Emmy Winner
66 million page views
26 million downloads
1+ million followers


That would be me

Universally regarded as the most recognizable face in the fast growing billion dollar Fantasy Football Industry, Matthew Berry, aka “The Talented Mr. Roto,” is the Senior Fantasy Sports Analyst for ESPN.

Named the 2013 Marketer of the Year by the Academy of Marketing Science for his role in fueling the growth of fantasy football, Berry is one of the most popular writers on, with over 66 million page views in 2015. His daily, award winning “Fantasy Focus” podcast had over 26 million downloads during the 2015 football season and is regularly in the top ten on iTunes.

And that’s not all…Anywhere Fantasy Football is: TV, radio, print, digital, mobile, social…you will find Berry.

A sports Emmy Award winner for his work on the show he co-hosts (ESPN2’s live Sunday morning show Fantasy Football Now – the highest rated show on ESPN2) and he appears regularly on ESPN television and radio shows including Monday Night Countdown, Sunday NFL Countdown, SportsCenter, NFL Live and more.

Between Twitter (@MatthewBerryTMR)) and Facebook ( he has over 1.1 million highly engaged social media fans. Named to Sports Illustrated’s “Top 100 to follow on Twitter,” and to Mashable’s “32 Must Follow Accounts for NFL Fans,” Berry is one of the top 100 people on all of Twitter in terms of who gets mentioned the most (over 80,000 interactions a month per a study by

His first book, “Fantasy Life” was released by Riverhead/Penguin Books in July of 2013 and debuted at number five on the New York Times Best Seller list, spending two months on the list.  The book is currently being developed as a sitcom for Fox and the Fantasy Life app based on the book was a top 30 free sports app on iTunes.

One of only five people to be named to the Hall of Fame for both the Fantasy Sports Trade Association and the Fantasy Sports Writers Association, Berry has been featured in magazines, radio and TV shows across the country, including 60 Minutes Sports, Late Night with Seth Meyers, CBS This Morning, The View, The Howard Stern Show, The New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, the Wall St. Journal, GQ, and in a series of commercials for Dave & Busters, as he is a national spokesman for the popular restaurant chain.

One of the featured “tweeters” in the popular EA Sports Madden Football video game, he’s appeared on Dancing with the Stars, “One Life to Live” and the FX comedy “The League.”  He speaks at businesses, conferences and colleges across the country including Harvard and MIT.  He’s done marketing campaigns for brands such as Vitamin Water, Choice Hotels, Papa John’s, GMC, American Express and David Yurman Jewelry. He’s played softball against the Jonas Brothers, hosted a party with Flo Rida and last but not least, was featured in USA Today when he became an official in the state of California for one day in order to perform a marriage ceremony for two of his fans.


60 Minutes

The View


Late Night with Seth Meyers

CBS This Morning

Fantasy Life Book - Tattoo Lg

Dave & Busters commercial

Choice Hotels

Matthew Berry Cavemen


With over a million social media followers, Matthew has successfully helped brands such as EA Sports, Vitamin Water, Dave & Busters, The Philadelphia Eagles, Geico, GMC, Papa John’s, American Express and many others engage with fantasy football players on a variety of platforms.


To hire Matthew for a marketing opportunity or SMT, contact Ryan Hayden ( OR Jonathan Berry (3Arts | 310-888-2181


Matthew Engages on A Variety of Platform's

Matthew speaks extensively around the country. From corporate events, consulting for businesses, colleges or “fantasy football chalk talks,” there are a variety of subjects that Matthew speaks on.


“Turning my fantasy into a reality.” Lessons learned from helping turn a hobby into big business for ESPN.

Fantasy Life

Filled with video and photos, this is a fun event comprised of stories and anecdotes from the NY Times Best Selling book Fantasy Life.

Chalk Talk

When it’s the summer, the question is “Who do I draft?”  During the season the question is “Who do I start?”  No matter what time of year it is, everyone wants help to win their league. Get advice, strategies and all your questions answered from ESPN’s Senior Fantasy Analyst.

Corporate Event

Nothing encourages office camaraderie and adds to workplace enthusiasm than an office fantasy football league. For new players and grizzled veterans alike, fantasy football has proven to be a great bonding exercise for offices, as it forges new relationships and opens different lines of communication between employees. Studies have shown higher retention rates and higher levels of employee satisfaction for companies engaging in office fantasy leagues. Matthew will come to your office, give a presentation, set up a company wide league and facilitate a draft.

To hire Matthew for a speaking engagement, contact Ryan Hayden or Doug Edley at UTA. |


Jonathan Berry



“The face of fantasy sports”
– Sports Business Journal

”Berry is simply the most-ubiquitous and influential voice in a massive
business that has changed the way fans consume and follow sports.”

– Entertainment Weekly

“The No. 1 expert in the ever-growing subculture of rotisserie sports”
– NY Post

“There is no other personality online as synonymous with the game than Berry”

“One of the stars of the web” and “A fantasy savant”
– The NY Times

“A symbol of obsessive expertise”
– USA Today

“His daily “Fantasy Focus” podcasts are now a morning ritual
for fantasy players everywhere”
– Chicago Tribune

“At this point, we’d say more sports fans know who Matthew Berry is than
know most of the players on his (fantasy) team.”


”A leading voice on all things fantasy football”

“King of the geeks”
– Orange County Register

“The Yoda-like guru of popular fantasy sports
is Matthew Berry.”

– NY Journal of Books

“The world’s foremost authority on fantasy football” 

“Berry is widely considered the authority on fantasy sports and can count Seth Meyers,
Jay Z and Zooey Deschanel among the celebrity fans who come to him for advice.”


“…The face of fantasy sports today.”
– Huffington Post

“one of the nation’s foremost authorities (on fantasy)…”
– LA Times

“…The power broker behind and the engine that drives the website’s success
at least during NFL season….A force to be reckoned with.”


“A trailblazer for the now booming fantasy sports industry.”
– AdWeek

“The biggest name in fantasy sports”
– Hollywood Reporter

Fantasy Life


ABOUT “FANTASY LIFE” by Matthew Berry

Described as “Utterly hilarious” by USA Today and named as one of Amazon’s Best Books of 2013, Fantasy Life debuted in August, 2013 at Number 5 on the New York Times Best Seller list and spent two months on the list.  Amazon users gave it 4.6 stars (out of 5) and 94% of the readers on liked it.

In Fantasy Life, ESPN’s Senior Fantasy Analyst celebrates every aspect of the fantasy sports world. Brilliant trash talk. Unbelievable trophies. Insane draft day locations. Shake-your-head-in-disbelief punishments. Ingenious attempts at cheating. And surprisingly uplifting stories that remind us why we play these games in the first place.

Written with the same award-winning style that has made Berry one of the most popular columnists on, Fantasy Life is a book for both hard-core fantasy players and people who have never played before. Between tales of love and hate, birth and death, tattoos and furry animal costumes, the White House Situation Room and a 126-pound golden pelican, Matthew chronicles his journey from a fourteen-year-old fantasy player to the face of fantasy sports for the largest sports media company in the world.

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Let's get in touch

Any other business inquiries, contact:

Ryan Hayden at UTA 310-273-6700


Jonathan Berry 3Arts | 310-888-2181

For inquiries regarding Fantasy Life, contact

Elizabeth Hohenadel, Senior Publicist Riverhead Books / 375 Hudson St. NYC 10014 | 212-366-2559 / / @LizHohenadel

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