Brad Evans

  • 2015 NFL Rookie Predictions: Draftniks divided on talented DeVante Parker

    Brad Evans at Roto Arcade 2 days ago

    Poked, prodded, pricked -- pro prospects have been thoroughly examined by franchises leading up to this month's NFL Draft. However, fantasy owners are just now dissecting their Year 1 potential. Over the next several weeks, we'll attempt to channel our inner Mayock determining whether Rookie X will be fantasy flame or lame material this fall. Wednesday's profile: Louisville wide receiver DeVante Parker.

    College Highlights: Only played in seven games last fall due to a foot injury, but racked a dynamite 43 receptions for 855 yards and five touchdowns over his final six contests (142.5 yards per game). His 33 career scores, in 43 games, tied a school record. He logged 10 100-yard games over his four seasons with the Cardinals. A big play receiver, he finished collegiate play with 17.8 yards per catch. 

    Pro Comp(s): A.J. Green, Martavis Bryant, Michael Floyd, Mike Evans 

    Team Fits: Minnesota, Cleveland, Miami, Chicago, Kansas City

    Projected ADP/Auction Value ($200 cap): 110-130 (WR43)/$3-$6

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  • Rapid React: Fantasy reactions to the 2015 NFL schedule

    Brad Evans at Roto Arcade 4 days ago

    With this season's schedule released, fantasy football owners are already plotting which commodities have the friendliest/unfriendliest slates. Yes, no two years are ever the same, but much can be gleaned from the path of opponents. Our group of analysts, ever insightful and strongly opinionated, provide their gut reactions. Who should you target? Who should you avoid? What "expert" hyped player should you fade? Read our takes below: 

    Brandon: "Past performance does not guarantee future returns." This is a mantra we preach over and over again when it comes to fantasy football SOS. But, that said, are we really going to ignore the juicy release of the 2015 NFL schedule? Of course not. So here's my first sleeper-ish offering for the upcoming season: Jonathan Stewart.

    Andy:   I sincerely wish I could share your excitement over the release of the schedule, you guys. But I've got Bears problems over here. Metaphorically, the NFL drew me in close on Tuesday night, and then it kneed me in the groin. Stole my phone, my keys. Left me whimpering in the dark.

    First, this piece of news leaked in the afternoon:

     

  • 2015 NFL Rookie Predictions: Ameer Abdullah demands your attention

    Brad Evans at Roto Arcade 4 days ago

    Poked, prodded, pricked -- pro prospects have been thoroughly examined by franchises leading up to this month's NFL Draft. However, fantasy owners are just now dissecting their Year 1 potential. Over the next several weeks, we'll attempt to channel our inner Mayock determining whether Rookie X will be fantasy flame or lame material this fall. Wednesday's profile: Nebraska running back Ameer Abdullah.

    College Highlights: The second-team All-America and Doak Walker finalist had a splendid run in his four years with the Cornhuskers. He's the only player in school history to rush for three-consecutive 1,000-yard seasons. Over his collegiate career, he amassed 4,588 rushing yards, second only to Mike Rozier all-time at Nebraska. His 174.8 all-purpose yards per game was the fourth-highest in college football last year. He also found the end zone 22 times in 13 games. Over his 813 career carries, he netted a sensational 5.64 yards per carry. No dummy, the history major was academic All-Big Ten in 2013 and 2014. 

    Pro Comp(s): Justin Forsett, Andre Ellington, Giovani Bernard, Pierre Thomas, Ahmad Bradshaw

  • 2015 NFL Rookie Predictions: Maxx Williams has All-Pro promise

    Brad Evans at Roto Arcade 6 days ago

    Poked, prodded, pricked -- pro prospects have been thoroughly examined by franchises leading up to this month's NFL Draft. However, fantasy owners are just now dissecting their Year 1 potential. Over the next several weeks, we'll attempt to channel our inner Mayock determining whether Rookie X will be fantasy flame or lame material this fall. Monday's profile: Minnesota tight end Maxx Williams.

    College Highlights: The Mackey Award finalist and second team All-American arguably owns the most long-term upside of any tight end in this year's class. In 25 career games with Minnesota he grabbed 61 passes for 986 yards and 13 touchdowns, averaging an impressive 16.2 yards per catch. His eight receiving TDs as a sophomore were the most ever by a Golden Gopher tight end in a single season. Was Academic All-Big Ten in 2012. 

    Pro Comp(s): Jason Witten, Heath Miller, Dwayne Allen

    Team Fits: Cleveland, Buffalo, New Orleans, Baltimore, Atlanta

    Projected ADP/Auction Value ($200 cap): 200+/$1-$3

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  • 2015 NFL Rookie Predictions: Kevin White may be next Beckham

    Brad Evans at Roto Arcade 9 days ago

    Poked, prodded, pricked -- pro prospects have been thoroughly examined by franchises leading up to this month's NFL Draft. However, fantasy owners are just now dissecting their Year 1 potential. Over the next several weeks, we'll attempt to channel our inner Mayock determining whether Rookie X will be fantasy flame or lame material this fall. Friday's profile: West Virginia wide receiver Kevin White.

    College Highlights: Exploded onto the national scene during his senior season. White stormed out of the gates last fall, tallying seven consecutive 100-yard games, a West Virginia first. He also established a new single-game catch mark grabbing 16 passes against Texas in November. In his swan song with the Mountaineers he totaled 109 receptions for 1,447 yards and 10 touchdowns. That massive output is why he was a finalist for the Fred Biletnikoff Award, the top honor for a collegiate wide receiver. 

    Pro Comp(s): DeAndre Hopkins, Terrell Owens, Larry Fitzgerald

    Team Fits: Oakland, Chicago, St. Louis, Minnesota, Cleveland

    Projected ADP/Auction Value ($200 cap): 60-70 (WR30)/$11-$16

  • 2015 NFL Rookie Predictions: Team match is crucial for Amari Cooper

    Brad Evans at Roto Arcade 9 days ago

    Poked, prodded, pricked -- pro prospects have been thoroughly examined by franchises leading up to this month's NFL Draft. However, fantasy owners are just now dissecting their Year 1 potential. Over the next several weeks, we'll attempt to channel our inner Mayock determining whether Rookie X will be fantasy flame or lame material this fall. Friday's profile: Alabama wide receiver Amari Cooper.

    College Highlights: The SEC Offensive Player of the Year, Heisman finalist and Biletnikoff Award winner  set the pace nationally in receptions (124) and finished second in yards (1,727) and touchdown receptions (16) last year. A touchdown scoring machine, he found the end zone 31 times in 40 career games. In 2012, as a freshman, broke numerous receiving records owned previously by Julio Jones. In three years with 'Bama he recorded 13 100-yard and nine multi-TD efforts. 

    Pro Comp(s): Roddy White, Sammy Watkins

    Team Fits: Oakland, Chicago, St. Louis, Minnesota

    Projected ADP/Auction Value ($200 cap): 65-75 (WR32)/$10-$15 

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  • 2015 NFL Fantasy Rookie Predictions: Todd Gurley is a must get

    Brad Evans at Roto Arcade 9 days ago

    Poked, prodded, pricked -- pro prospects have been thoroughly examined by franchises leading up to this month's NFL Draft. However, fantasy owners are just now dissecting their Year 1 potential. Over the next several weeks, we'll attempt to channel our inner Mayock determining whether Rookie X will be fantasy flame or lame material this fall.  Wednesday's profile: Georgia running back Todd Gurley.

    College Highlights: In his spectacular three-year career with the Bulldogs Gurley recorded 18 100-yard performances, including a 200-yard smashing of Tennessee in 2014. His 4,322 all-purpose yards and 44 career TDs ranked just behind legend Herschel Walker in school history. His absurd 6.44 yards per carry established a new Georgia record besting Charley Trippi's mark (6.42) from the 1942 and 1945 seasons. Gurley is an accomplished hurdler, competing for Team USA in Europe during the spring and summer of 2011. In other words, he's slightly more athletic than your dad. 

    Pro Comp(s): Adrian Peterson, Marshawn Lynch 

    Team Fits: Atlanta, Arizona, Carolina, Dallas 

    Projected ADP/Auction Value ($200 cap): 60-70 (RB22), $18-$23

  • 2015 NFL Fantasy Rookie Predictions: Jameis Winston's unevenness prompts many questions

    Brad Evans at Roto Arcade 9 days ago

    Poked, prodded, pricked -- pro prospects have been thoroughly examined by franchises leading up to this month's NFL Draft. However, fantasy owners are just now dissecting their Year 1 potential. Over the next several weeks, we'll attempt to channel our inner Mayock determining whether Rookie X will be fantasy flame or lame material this fall.  Monday's profile: Florida St. quarterback Jameis Winston.

    College Highlights: In 27 games with the 'Noles, Winston dazzled statistically. His 163.3 career passing efficiency ranks No. 4 in college football history. His 295.0 passing yards and 2.4 passing touchdowns per game are the highest ever among ACC QBs. He also holds FSU single-season records for completions (305), touchdown passes (40), yards per attempt (10.6) and 300-yard games (7). Last year he led the nation in fourth-quarter comebacks with four. When the heat is on, he's Chris Pratt cool. He's also the youngest player ever to win the Heisman.

    Pro Comp(s): Ben Roethlisberger, Eli Manning, Jay Cutler

    Team Fits: Tampa Bay, Tennessee, Cleveland

    Projected ADP/Auction Value ($200 cap): 150-170 (QB20), $3-$5

  • 2015 NFL Rookie Predictions: Melvin Gordon is fantasy goodness

    Brad Evans at Roto Arcade 10 days ago

    Poked, prodded, pricked -- pro prospects have been thoroughly examined by franchises leading up to this month's NFL Draft. However, fantasy owners are just now dissecting their Year 1 potential. Over the next several weeks, we'll attempt to channel our inner Mayock determining whether Rookie X will be fantasy flame or lame material this fall. Wednesday's profile: Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon. 

    College Highlights: Gordon smashed both school and national records during his three full seasons in Madison.  He set the FBS record for career rushing average with a ridiculous 7.79 yards per carry. His 4,915 rushing yards ranks No. 3 all-time at Wisconsin and No. 6 on Big Ten career list. His 49 total touchdowns is the ninth-best mark in Big Ten history. The Doak Walker winner was the  fastest player in Wisconsin history to reach 1,000 career rushing yards (104 attempts). Finally, he logged 22 career 100-yard games, including 19 of 140-plus yards and seven of 200-plus yards. Simply put, he was a machine. 

    Pro Comp(s): Jamaal Charles, Arian Foster 

    Team Fits: Atlanta, Arizona, Carolina, Dallas, San Diego

  • 2015 NFL Rookie Predictions: Marcus Mariota has legit first-year promise

    Brad Evans at Roto Arcade 13 days ago

    Poked, prodded, pricked -- pro prospects have been thoroughly examined by franchises leading up to this month's NFL Draft. However, fantasy owners are just now dissecting their Year 1 potential. Over the next several weeks, we'll attempt to channel our inner Mayock determining whether Rookie X will be fantasy flame or lame material this fall. Monday's profile: Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota.

    College Highlights: Mariota is the most accomplished QB in Oregon football history posting video game-like numbers in his three years in Eugene. He's only the sixth passer in FBS history to pass for over 9,000 yards (10,796) and rush for over 2,000 yards (2,237) in a career. Rushed for at least 70 yards in 12 of 41 career contests. In 2014, he set the pace nationally in passing efficiency (181.7) and yards per attempt (10.0). He also compiled at least three total touchdowns in 13 of 15 games. Oregon's first ever Heisman Trophy winner. 

    Pro Comp(s): Colin Kaepernick 

    Team Fits: Tampa Bay, Tennessee, New York Jets, Chicago, Cleveland, Philadelphia 

    Projected ADP/Auction Value ($200 cap): 160-180 (QB22)/$4-$7