Brad Evans

  • FFL Sunday: Plowing a path to the playoffs at 6 AM PT, 9 AM ET

    Brad Evans at Roto Arcade 22 hrs ago

    Good things come to those who wait. If you're a Josh Gordon owner who's patiently waited to employ the services of the Pro Bowl receiver, your time is NOW. 

    On this week's positively giddy program, Melanie Collins is behind the wheel, fully prepared to drive our car of clowns (Brandon Funston, Brad Evans, Andy Behrens and Shaun King) wherever is needed. We'll discuss whether once cherished Jerick McKinnon is cut-worthy, debate the Week 12 merits of Ryan Tannehill and surely disagree on whether Steve Smith should be trusted in 'Nawlins. Questions? Here's how you can join the circus: 

    Phone: 877.FFL.GURU

    Twitter: @YahooFantasy

    As always on our two-hour pregame simulcast, our highly caffeinated duo, the Big Noise and Boss Man, will wind their way through the remaining Week 12 schedule unveiling their sleepers, busts and shocker specials. Funston is sure to profess his sudden man-love for Indy's Boom Herron. Please, join the party via the methods below: 

    Phone: 800.777.2907

    Twitter: @YSRFFL

  • Week 12 Over/Under: House of T-Pain, can you really count on Richardson?

    Brad Evans at Roto Arcade 2 days 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 12.

    With the Cincinnati Bengals backfield now healthy, which jungle cat has the bigger fantasy day in Houston, Gio Bernard or Jeremy Hill? 

    Dalton  – HILL. Bernard has missed the past three games and totaled 63 yards over the previous two contests before that. Who knows how recovered he is from dealing with both hip and shoulder injuries. Meanwhile, Hill has run for more than 150 yards in two of the past three games, recording two scores over that span. 

    [Join FanDuel.com's $2.5M Week 12 fantasy league: $25 to enter; top 21,840 teams paid]

    Scott  – HILL. The Bengals have finally figured out, and accepted, who their best back is. Bernard also might be the type of back who's more effective with a limited workload. 

    Sack showdown. What D logs more QB takedowns: Buffalo (vs. NYJ) or San Fran (vs. Wash)?

    Brandon  –  5-75-1

    Dalton  – 5-70-1. 

    Brad  – 7-101-1.

  • Week 12 Lames: Least mode? 'Zona has Lynch's number

    Brad Evans at Roto Arcade 3 days ago

    Each week the Noise highlights 10 somewhat un-obvious names whom he believes are destined to  implode  leave egg on his face. To qualify, each player must be started in at least 50 percent of Yahoo leagues. Speaking as an accountability advocate, I will post results, whether genius or moronic, the following week using the scoring system shown here. If you're a member of TEAM HUEVOS, reveal your Week 12 Lames in the comments section below.

    See Also: Week 12 Flames

    Fearless Forecast: 21-35, 251 passing yards, 1 passing touchdown, 1 interception, 15.6 fantasy points

    [Join FanDuel.com's $2.5M Week 12 fantasy league: $25 to enter; top 21,840 teams paid]

    Fearless Forecast: 18 carries, 69 rushing yards, 2 receptions, 12 receiving yards, 0 touchdowns, 9.6 fantasy points

    Fearless Forecast: 22 carries, 84 rushing yards, 2 receptions, 8 receiving yards, 0 touchdowns, 10.7 fantasy points

  • Open Book: McCown to skewer old team, reward FanDuelers

    Brad Evans at Roto Arcade 4 days ago

    Straight cash homie! In his never-ending quest to pay off his kids' college education early, Brad Evans unveils his FanDuel picks for the upcoming week and explains his reasoning behind them. Make that money, #TeamHuevos.

    CONTEST RULES AND SCORINGFAKE BUDGET: $60,000

    Josh McCown, TB, QB (FanDuel Price: $7,500) – Thanks to Mike Evans' sudden emergence, McCown is again booming midseason. Over the past two weeks, he's thrown for 589 yards and four touchdowns. This week matched against his former employer, Chicago, he should provide plenty of bang for the buck. The ultra-generous Bears have surrendered 8.19 yards per attempt, 269.5 passing yards and 2.4 passing touchdowns per game. Their resulting 21.8 fantasy points allowed to QBs ranks second-worst. Roughly 300 total yards and 2-3 touchdowns are within reach for the Buc. 

    Stephen Gostkowski, NE, K ($5,300) – Detroit's outstanding defense could lead to missed opportunities inside the red zone for Tom Brady. Gostkowski cleans up. 

  • Week 12 Flames: Gordon to hunt down Dirty Birds in return

    Brad Evans at Roto Arcade 4 days ago

    Each week the Noise highlights 12-13 somewhat obscure, un-obvious names who he believes are destined to torch the competition. To qualify, each player must be started in fewer than 60 percent of Yahoo! leagues. Speaking as an accountability advocate, I will post results, whether genius or moronic, the following week using the scoring system shown here. If you're a member of TEAM HUEVOS, reveal your Week 12 Flames in the comments section below.

    Fearless Forecast: 29-45, 291 passing yards, 2 passing touchdowns, 2 interceptions, 42 rushing yards, 

    [Join FanDuel.com's $2.5M Week 12 fantasy league: $25 to enter; top 21,840 teams paid]

    Fearless Forecast: 14 carries, 63 rushing yards, 4 receptions, 36 receiving yards, 1 touchdown, 18.9 fantasy points

    Fearless Forecast: 7 receptions, 101 receiving yards, 1 touchdown, 21.4 fantasy points 

    Fearless Forecast: 5 receptions, 62 receiving yards, 1 touchdown, 15.9 fantasy points 

    Reader Record: 27-47, 36.5%

  • Pickups of the Week: His name is Jonas, Gray tops Week 12 wish list

    Brad Evans at Yahoo Sports 5 days ago

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

    [Join FanDuel.com's $2.5M Week 12 fantasy league: $25 to enter; top 21,840 teams paid]

    Josh McCown (QB) Tampa Bay Buccaneers The much-maligned passer, advertised in this space a week ago, was passed over by most. Despite a favorable matchup against a powerless Washington secondary, the fantasy community refused to believe he could string together consecutive top-12 efforts. Shockingly, he did. Once again connecting with Mike Evans on numerous explosive pass plays, McCown shredded the ‘Skins finishing with 288 yards and two touchdowns. Another QB1-level effort is on the horizon. Tampa travels to Chicago to face the league’s most generous pass defense. On the season, the Paddington Bears have surrendered 21.8 fantasy points per game to the QB position. Given his arsenal of skyscrapers, McCown is set to invade a city that worshiped him for a time last year. Another 280-plus yards and 2-3 TDs are possible.

    FAAB Bid: $9 ($100 budget)

    FAAB Bid: $6

    FAAB Bid: $26

    FAAB Bid: $11

  • Week 11 Over/Under: Fantasyland welcomes back Rashad Jennings

    Brad Evans at Roto Arcade 9 days 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 11.

    Rashad Jennings, back from a four-game absence due to a sprained MCL, combined yards against the Patrick Willis-less Niners 79.5.

    Dalton  – UNDER. Willis hasn’t played in more than a month, and he was a shell of himself before that (averaging 5.7 tackles per game). The 49ers have allowed just 3.9 YPC and the fifth-fewest fantasy points to opposing running backs this season, and it’s unlikely Jennings becomes a true workhorse during his first action since Week 5 coming off a sprained MCL.

    [Join FanDuel.com's $2.5m Week 11 fantasy league: $25 to enter; top 21,840 teams paid]

    Kyle Rudolph, another high-profile commodity expected to suit up for the first time weeks, touchdowns against the fading Bears .5.

    [Expletive] [expletive]ing Bears.

    Sticking with the comeback theme, Ryan Mathews, slated to see his first action since Week 2, total touches against the rival Raiders 13.5.

  • FFL Sunday: The reinforcements are coming to help you get a Week 11 win

    Brad Evans at Roto Arcade 10 days ago

    It's time to break out the welcome wagon. Ryan Mathews, Rashad Jennings and Kyle Rudolph, off extended injury-influenced layoffs, are expected to suit up for the first time in weeks. 

    With the hourglass sands thinning rapidly, their returns couldn't have come at a more needed time. 

    [Join FanDuel.com's $2.5m Week 11 fantasy league: $25 to enter; top 21,840 teams paid]

    On this week's adventure-seeking program, Melanie Collins will act as guide, attempting to point our group of wayward explorers (Brandon Funston, Brad Evans, Andy Behrens and Shaun King) in the right direction. We'll throw blows over Golden Tate versus Odell Beckham Jr, pinpoint exactly how many touchdowns Big Ben will toss in Tennessee, break down Cam Newton's various physical ailments and, of course, address your pressing questions. Here's how you can join the circus: 

    Phone: 877.FFL.GURU

    Twitter: @YahooFantasy

    Phone: 800.777.2907

    Twitter: @YSRFFL

  • Open Book: C.J. Anderson provides invaluable flexibility in FanDuel

    Brad Evans at Roto Arcade 10 days ago

    Straight cash homie! In his never-ending quest to pay off his kids' college education early, Brad Evans unveils his FanDuel picks for the upcoming week and explains his reasoning behind them. Make that money, #TeamHuevos.

    [Join Brad and play in FanDuel's $2.5m Week 11 fantasy football league. It's just $25 to enter. First place wins $300,000 and the top 21,840 teams get paid. ]

    CONTEST RULES AND SCORINGFAKE BUDGET: $60,000

    Robert Griffin III, Was, QB (FanDuel Price: $7,400) – With the rust shaken off, RG3 is about to regain his top-10 mojo. Two weeks ago against the Vikings he generally impressed, completing 64.3 percent of his throws for 251 yards and a touchdown. He also chipped in 27 rushing yards. The Pirate Ship has dealt with perpetual leaks this season. In the FanDuel format, six signal-callers have crossed the 20-fantasy-point threshold against Tampa. Given the fruitful home matchup and with a game under his belt, I fully expect RG3 to total 300 combined yards with two-plus TDs. 

  • Week 11 Lames: Big Ben, Ellington, McCoy won't leave owners overjoyed

    Brad Evans at Roto Arcade 10 days ago

    Each week the Noise highlights 10 somewhat un-obvious names whom he believes are destined to  implode  leave egg on his face. To qualify, each player must be started in at least 50 percent of Yahoo leagues. Speaking as an accountability advocate, I will post results, whether genius or moronic, the following week using the scoring system shown here. If you're a member of TEAM HUEVOS, reveal your Week 11 Lames in the comments section below.

    See Also: Week 11 Flames

    Fearless Forecast: 25-39, 266 passing yards, 1 passing touchdown, 1 interception, 16.3 fantasy points

    [Join FanDuel.com's $2.5m Week 11 fantasy league: $25 to enter; top 21,840 teams paid]

    Fearless Forecast: 18 carries, 56 rushing yards, 5 receptions, 31 receiving yards, 0 touchdowns, 12.4 fantasy points

    Fearless Forecast: 20 carries, 77 rushing yards, 2 receptions, 5 receiving yards, 0 touchdowns, 9.7 fantasy points