Brad Evans

  • All-Turkey Team 2014: Gerhart, Stacy, Patterson deep-fried, not succulent

    Brad Evans at Roto Arcade 4 hrs ago

    Baked, fried or rotisserie flamed, several highly thought of fantasy commodities have cooked owners this season. In dishonor of the virtual game's biggest turkeys,our group of Swedish Chefs are here to air their grievances. Gobble, (expletive) gobble.

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    Who is your All-Turkey nominee at QB?

    Brandon – MATT RYAN. While Ryan could very well wind up with his second-best fantasy point per game total of his career, as a heavily invested Ryan owner, it sure doesn't feel like it. He fattenened his numbers in September, throwing three touchdown passes in three of his first four games. He's had just nine TDs in seven games since, only once topping 273 passing yards in that span (he's outside the top 20 QBs from Week 5 through Week 12). Clearly, he misses Tony Gonzalez.

    Who is your All-Turkey nominee at RB?

    Who is your All-Turkey nominee at WR?

    Who is your All-Turkey nominee at TE?

    Drown him in gravy. Who deserves to be this season's Most Valueless Turkey (MVT)?

  • Week 13 Lames: The gravy train derails for Brees, Julio and Evans

    Brad Evans at Roto Arcade 1 day 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 13 Lames in the comments section below.

    See Also: Week 13 Flames

    Fearless Forecast: 26-41, 289 passing yards, 1 passing touchdown, 1 interception, 17.4 fantasy points

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    Fearless Forecast: 15 carries, 52 rushing yards, 3 receptions, 14 receiving yards, 0 touchdowns, 8.8 fantasy points  

    Fearless Forecast: 4 receptions, 64 receiving yards, 0 touchdowns, 9.4 fantasy points 

    Reader Record: 36-42, 46.1%

  • Open Book: FanDuel fans should bank on Big Ben

    Brad Evans at Roto Arcade 1 day 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

    Ben Roethlisberger, Pit, QB (FanDuel Price: $8,300) – Usually I like to allocate funds to RB/WR by investing in the services of a cheap passer with a top-notch matchup, but Big Ben's scenario in Week 13 is an exception. The guy can't be caged at home. In five contests at Heinz Field, he's totaled a ridiculous 18:1 TD:INT split and averaged 361.2 yards per game. New Orleans, hitting the skids at the wrong time, is an extremely favorable matchup. Five of the last eight QBs facing the Saints have scored 20 or more FanDuel points. Antonio Brown and Martavis Bryant spank Saints DBs Corey White and Keenan Lewis, who both rank outside the top-70 in pass coverage per Pro Football Focus. 

  • Week 13 Flames: Load your plate with Stafford, Hawkins and Latavius

    Brad Evans at Roto Arcade 1 day 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 13 Flames in the comments section below.

    Fearless Forecast: 26-41, 309 passing yards, 3 passing touchdowns, 1 interception, 7 rushing yards, 29.1 fantasy points 

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    Fearless Forecast: 15 carries, 78 rushing yards, 4 receptions, 18 receiving yards, 1 touchdown, 18.6 fantasy points

    Fearless Forecast: 4 receptions, 71 receiving yards, 1 touchdown, 16.1 fantasy points 

    Fearless Forecast: 6 receptions, 89 receiving yards, 0 touchdowns, 13.5 fantasy points 

    Reader Record: 30-51, 37.0%

  • Pickups of the Week: RB shop 'til you drop, Latavius, Boom, Blount must buys

    Brad Evans at Yahoo Sports 2 days ago

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

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    FAAB Bid: $7 ($100 budget)

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    FAAB Bid: $15

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    ADDITIONAL PICKUPS (If you didn't grab them last week): Isaiah Crowell, Cle, RB, Terrance West, Cle, RB, John Brown, Ari, WR, Kenny Stills, NO, WR, Tim Wright, NE, TE, Jordan Cameron, Cle, TE, New York Giants D/ST

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

    Brad Evans at Roto Arcade 3 days 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 5 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. 

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    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 6 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

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    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 7 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 7 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, 

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    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%