Brad Evans

  • LeSean McCoy's move to Buffalo could boost running back's fantasy stock

    Brad Evans at Yahoo Sports Fantasy Minute 22 hrs ago

    In the first jaw-dropping move of what is sure to be a wild and wacky NFL offseason, the Eagles flipped the fantasy world on its collective head.

    Running back LeSean McCoy, off a somewhat disappointing campaign, was shipped to Buffalo for linebacker Kiko Alonso. [ Yahoo Sports Fantasy Baseball: Sign up and join a league today! ]

    At first glance, most would assume swapping Eagles green for Bills blue is a significant downgrade for the multi-time Pro Bowl selection. Philly’s high-powered offense and frenetic pace favored McCoy’s versatile skill set. However, after his yards per carry dropped dramatically a season ago (5.1 in ’13 to 4.2 last year) along with his performance near the goal-line, the rusher became expendable in Chip Kelly’s eyes.

    McCoy was the first shoe to drop. What’s next is anyone’s best guess.

    Buckle up folks. This offseason is going to be one heck of a ride.

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  • Interpretive Dance: Little giant Northern Iowa a legit Final Four contender

    Brad Evans at The Dagger 6 days ago

    Still recuperating from your midweek bar crawl? Are you nostril deep in term paper research? Have no fear, fellow bracketeers. As a companion to the Bracket Big Board, the I.D. is here to highlight all the college hardwood action from the week that was and preview the most pivotal matchups of the weekend. 

    On March 20, 2010, college basketball fans were struck by sudden wonderment.

    Transfixed on a NCAA Tournament second-round game in Oklahoma City, they watched as a classic David vs. Goliath story unfolded.

    Northern Iowa, a No. 9 seed and heavy underdog, waged war against top-ranked Kansas. After falling behind double digits midway through the second half, the Jayhawks, knowing their Final Four hopes were quickly fading, mounted a furious comeback. Within minutes the Panthers’ cushion deflated to one. Momentum swung. For Cinderella, midnight was fast approaching.

    However, with roughly 35 seconds to go, a grind-it-out guard sporting a champion’s name caught a pass from Kwadzo Ahelegbe, toed the arc and, instead of eating clock, let loose, levying a knockout blow of epic proportions.

    DA BULLS (MOVING UP)

  • Interpretive Dance: Overlooked Murray State a potential March spoiler

    Brad Evans at The Dagger 13 days ago

    Still recuperating from your midweek bar crawl? Are you nostril deep in term paper research? Have no fear, fellow bracketeers. As a companion to the Bracket Big Board, the I.D. is here to highlight all the college hardwood action from the week that was and preview the most pivotal matchups of the weekend. 

    From now until the streak ends, Kentucky’s pursuit of perfection will dominate the headlines. With a polarizing head coach, incomparable roster full of future pros and brand name, it’s a story with many consumable ingredients.

    Good luck escaping it.

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    Though the Wildcats are at the epicenter of the college hoops world, another school, a hop, skip and Zach LaVine jump away from Lexington, is striving for its own spot among basketball immortals …

    Welcome to Murray, 17,741 people strong and residence of a sleeping basketball giant.

    This year the Racers, as usual, have quietly lived up to their reputation.

    Bank on it.

  • Interpretive Dance: Steadfast Groce has team making Illinoise

    Brad Evans at The Dagger 20 days ago

    Still recuperating from your midweek bar crawl? Are you nostril deep in term paper research? Have no fear, fellow bracketeers. As a companion to the Bracket Big Board, the I.D. is here to highlight all the college hardwood action from the week that was and preview the most pivotal matchups of the weekend. 

    An emotional, often nauseating roller coaster ride filled with numerous dips, loops and corkscrews.

    That’s how most college basketball coaches would describe a typical season.

    Illinois’ John Groce would undoubtedly agree.

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    Groce’s resoluteness is primarily responsible for the turnaround.

    Those characteristics embody this year’s Illini.

    Ask any coach what attribute they want most to impart and many wouldn’t say outside shooting, footwork or passing, they would remark "toughness."  A prize-fighter mentality thickens the skin and prepares players for the week-in, week-out tribulation of the months-long college season.

  • Interpretive Dance: The official welcome back to college hoops primer

    Brad Evans at The Dagger 27 days ago

    Still recuperating from your midweek bar crawl? Are you nostril deep in term paper research? Have no fear, fellow bracketeers. As a companion to the Bracket Big Board, the I.D. is here to highlight all the college hardwood action from the week that was and preview the most pivotal matchups of the weekend. 

    When confetti spilled down from the rafters inside University of Phoenix Stadium, Tom Brady raised the Lombardi Trophy in triumph and endless discussions about the science of emasculated balls mercifully ceased, football season wrapped.

    Now, the anticipation for the single greatest sporting event each year, the NCAA tournament, builds.

    If you’ve lived and breathed pigskin since August, welcome back to the always wacky world of college basketball.  

    You’ve missed a great deal.

    Believe it or not, we’re only 31 days from Selection Sunday. Soon people of various backgrounds and engagement levels will partake in the annual exercise of scrawling teams on bracket lines, hoping this will be the year they, and not stupid Mark in accounting, win the office pool. 

    Most Balanced Team: Virginia (7)

    DA BULLS (MOVING UP)

  • Exit Interview, QB: Downward trend for running passers leaves many questions

    Brad Evans at Roto Arcade 2 mths ago

    Entering the season, two different schools of thought dominated how drafters should approach the quarterback position. Streaming advocates preached patience. High-floor seekers stressed early-round. Sadly, due to the untimely downfalls of Peyton Manning, Aaron Rodgers and Drew Brees, the latter group likely experienced an early exit. To put a bow on top of the season and with an eye toward 2015, here are our prevailing feelings about signal-callers in the New Year. 

    Other Exit Interviews: Running Backs, Wide Recievers, Tight Ends 

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    List your top 15 quarterbacks for '15. 

  • Pickups of the Week: Bridgewater, Asiata, Vikes D to leave trophy under tree

    Brad Evans at Yahoo Sports 2 mths ago

    This week, Brad Evans has identified five intriguing fantasy football players, and a defense, likely to be available on the waiver wire in fantasy leagues.

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    Teddy Bridgewater (QB) Minnesota Vikings Touchdown Teddy is primed to live up to his college nickname. The passer, despite little fanfare, has performed admirably this season. He’s hasn’t shook the fantasy world, but he’s routinely delivered strikes to receivers, particularly down the stretch. In his past four contests, he’s completed a remarkable 73 percent of his attempts. Equally impressive, he’s also logged four multi-TD games in his past five. Another unsung performance is on the horizon. Matthew Stafford dropped the ball last week in Chicago, but make no mistake, the Bears remain a pushover on pass defense. On the year, they’ve surrendered 8.12 yards per attempt and 20.9 fantasy points per game in standard Yahoo formats. Bridgewater is your Christmas miracle, Tom Brady owners.

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  • Week 16 Over/Under: The DeMarco dilemma, can you trust Murray?

    Brad Evans at Roto Arcade 2 mths ago

    Fantasy is a speculative game. Predict the future, and you look like a genius. Don't, and you're painfully human. Gazing into the crystal ball, here's our view on 10 intriguing over/unders for Week 16.

    Assuming he's active, project DeMarco Murray's line (atts-rush yds-recs-receiving yds-tds) at home vs. Indy. 

    Dalton  – 19 attempts, 90 rushing yards, 2 receptions, 12 yards, 1 touchdown

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    Scott  – 17 attempts, 83 rushing yards, 1 reception, 7 yards, 1 touchdown

    Brad – 15 attempts, 79 rushing yards, 0 receptions, 0 touchdowns

    Ben Roethlisberger, who's averaged an otherworldly 373.3 passing yards per game and totaled 20 touchdowns in six home games this year, fantasy points scored vs. KC 17.5. 

    Saturday Special. Coming off an inexplicable zero-catch game against Dallas, Jordan Matthews receptions against woeful Washington 5.5. 

    Julius Thomas, who has one catch to his name since Week 12, receiving yards on the road in Cincinnati 44.5.  BONUS: Will he score a TD YES or NO? 

  • FFL Sunday: Get the advice you need to win a title

    Brad Evans at Roto Arcade 2 mths ago

    It all comes down to this. For the past 16 weeks, you've navigated through the thick swamp of failed performances, injuries and insufferable Chip Kelly coaching moves. Now, slated to face your arch-rival in the finals, you're just hours away from a champagne shower. 

    Can you taste the bubbly? 

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    On this week's season finale, Melanie Collins plays the role of Rudolph guiding our sleigh full of knuckleheads (Brandon Funston, Brad Evans, Andy Behrens and Shaun King) through the fog and around the fantasy globe. In-depth exchanges over Marshawn Lynch, Peyton Manning and Sammy Watkins are on tap. Also, our resident M.D., Dr. Gregory Horner, stops by to give you all the gory details on DeMarco Murray's surgically repaired hand. The Doc, who's performed an identical procedure, is sure to provide invaluable information. 

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