Hi Luke. I don't normally respond to these types of things, but your comment was too good to pass.
I'm paid by Bleacher Report to write. It's my full-time job.
I'm paid by EA Sports to evaluate, rank and write about players for their "Madden NFL" series.
I'm not sure if I'm an expert or not, that's not on my business card, but I'm definitely paid (and paid well) to give my opinion.
Thanks for reading.