Brad Evans

  • First Down: McCoy's fantasy potential in Buffalo a tad bit 'Shady'

    Brad Evans at Roto Arcade 1 day ago

    As the summer heats up, Yahoo's resident Noisemaker will offer his hot takes on specific players, trends and strategies much discussed in Fantasyland. Naturally, whatever he forecasts, the opposite is bound to occur. Feel free to offer your two cents in the comments section below.

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    The Buzz: Buffalo RBs coach Anthony Lynn, supporting Rex Ryan's "we'll run it 50 times" declaration from earlier this spring, told the Buffalo News he wants LeSean McCoy to lead the league in carries. Over the past two seasons, the three-time Pro Bowl selection set the NFL carries pace toting the rock an exhaustive 626 times for former employer Philadelphia. Based on his situation, many believe he's a strong candidate to extend the streak.

    Reasons why a January plunge in Lake Erie is more appealing than owning McCoy:

    Reasons why McCoy is worth a Round 1 pick even in 10-team leagues:

  • First Down: Taking Andrew Luck No. 1 overall isn't outlandish

    Brad Evans at Roto Arcade 6 days ago

    As the summer heats up, Yahoo's resident Noisemaker will offer his hot takes on specific players, trends and strategies much discussed in Fantasyland. Naturally, whatever he forecasts, the opposite is bound to occur. Feel free to offer your two cents in the comments section below.

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    The Buzz: Most within the "expert" community continue to suggest waiting on a quarterback is the only way to approach the position. As a result, Andrew Luck, despite averaging 27.5 points per game last season in standard formats, an output that bested No. 2 Aaron Rodgers by a full two points per game, sports a consensus No. 21 overall rank according to Fantasy Pros. Hey, it's hard to teach old dogs new tricks. The groupthink perspective on QBs, however, is not only antiquated, it's downright incognizant. What a bunch of neckbeard haters. 

    Why Luck deserves to be in the No. 1 overall conversation:

  • First Down: Risk rising for once dependable Alfred Morris

    Brad Evans at Roto Arcade 9 days ago

    As the summer heats up, Yahoo's resident Noisemaker will offer his hot takes on specific players, trends and strategies much discussed in Fantasyland. Naturally, whatever he forecasts, the opposite is bound to occur. Feel free to offer your two cents in the comments section below.

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    The Buzz: In a recent interview, Washington head coach Jay Gruden revealed rookie Matt Jones could cut into Alfred Morris' workload creating a dreaded RBBC of unknown distribution. According to Gruden, in order to run the ball effectively " you gotta have a couple guys that can tote it." Telling. After touching the rock 85 percent of the time from 2012-2014, Morris' reign as lead horse appears to be in jeopardy.

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  • First Down: Only simpletons would avoid Odell Beckham in Round 1

    Brad Evans at Roto Arcade 13 days ago

    As the summer heats up, Yahoo's resident Noisemaker will offer his hot takes on specific players, trends and strategies much discussed in Fantasyland. Naturally, whatever he forecasts, the opposite is bound to occur. Feel free to offer your two cents in the comments section below.

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    The Pickle: Off a history-making campaign in which he compiled 91 receptions (on 129 targets), 1,305 yards and 12 TDs in only a dozen games (17.2 fantasy points per game, WR1), the single greatest output by a rookie wide receiver ever, Odell Beckham Jr. has surprisingly become a divisive subject. If positioned in the back half of round one, should you invest in the Giants wideout? Is he worth the approximate $30-$35 price tag in auction formats?

    Reasons why you should sell the farm for Beckham:

    Reasons why some are unwilling to sell a single chicken for Beckham:

     

     

  • NFL Over/Under: Will Cooper leave investors in the Black?

    Brad Evans at Roto Arcade 15 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 rookie over/unders for the upcoming season.

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    Expected Oakland targets hog, Amari Cooper, receptions in his first year wearing Silver and Black 74.5.

    Dalton – OVER. Cooper's set up as the clear No. 1 option in Oakland looks nice, and he's by all accounts polished and NFL ready. So I'm going over, but Derek Carr got just 5.5 YPA last year, so let's temper expectations here.  

    Scott – UNDER. I loved Cooper at Alabama, but Oakland is where passing games go to die. I'd like Derek Carr to make it, too; he says and does all the right things outside the lines. I'm just not sure he has the right stuff on the field. 

    Todd Gurley, recovering smoothly from last year's ACL injury but still a possible candidate to open the season on the PUP list, rushing yards with the Rams 799.5.

  • Rapid React: Air let out of Tom Brady's fantasy value ... somewhat

    Brad Evans at Roto Arcade 16 days ago

    The Buzz: As anticipated, the NFL levied a weighty four-game suspension on Tom Brady in wake of the deflate-gate scandal and subsequent obstructions described in the Wells Report. That's double what Ray Rice received for a far more heinous offense. "Logical." To no one's surprise, Brady is expected to appeal, which could reduce missed time to a measly two games. 

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  • Roto Arcade Fantasy Football Mock 2015, RDs 10-12: How the mighty have fallen

    Brad Evans at Roto Arcade 19 days ago

    Fantasy football drafting in May? Heck ya! Are you itching to mock? Deep down you are. And we are too. With the NFL Draft in the books, we recently partook in a 12-team, .5 PPR, with a FLEX, exercise to whet your whistle. Awake from your pigskin coma, fanatics. The 2015 fantasy football season is officially underway. Let the "expert" derision begin.

    SEE ROUNDS 1-3 HERE

    SEE ROUNDS 4-6 HERE

    SEE ROUNDS 7-9 HERE

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    ROUND 10

    Pick 115: Roy Helu, Oak, RB41 –  Handcuff for my L. Murray pick - what, you think T-Rich is the handcuff? Laughable. (Brandon Funson)

    ROUND 11

  • First Down: Texas three-step, what RB will emerge in Dallas?

    Brad Evans at Roto Arcade 20 days ago

    From this point until the start of the NFL's regular season, Yahoo's resident Noisemaker will examine the buzz surrounding specific players and events, recommending fantasy owners to invest or avoid. Naturally, whatever he forecasts, the opposite is bound to come true. Feel free to offer your two cents in the comments section below.

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    The Buzz: With a number of immovable steers already on roster, the Cowboys added much discussed lineman La'el Collins to the roster Thursday, bolstering a line that was widely regarded as the best in pro football last year. In addition to the Collins signing, Dallas team president Stephen Jones remarked his squad could be "more efficient and more explosive, doing our running back by committee rather than putting so much pressure on one back."

     

     

  • Roto Arcade Fantasy Football Mock 2015, RDs 7-9: Bennett kicks off TE run

    Brad Evans at Roto Arcade 20 days ago

      Fantasy football drafting in May? Heck ya! Are you itching to mock? Deep down you are. And we are too. With the NFL Draft in the books, we recently partook in a 12-team, .5 PPR, with a FLEX, exercise to whet your whistle. Awake from your pigskin coma, fanatics. The 2015 fantasy football season is officially underway. Let the "expert" derision begin.

    SEE ROUNDS 1-3 HERE

    SEE ROUNDS 4-6 HERE

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    ROUND 7

    Pick 73: Martellus Bennett, Chi, TE6 – He's become the new Greg Olsen, the proven vet who gets an Ibanez All-Star discount. Middle of draft, sounds good to me. (Scott Pianowski)

    Pick 80: Darren McFadden, Dal, RB30 – This is a terrible pick. Only in a mock. (Behrens)

    ROUND 8

    Round 9

  • Roto Arcade Fantasy Football Mock 2015, RDs 4-6: Quality QBs in high demand

    Brad Evans at Roto Arcade 22 days ago

    Fantasy football drafting in May? Heck ya! Are you itching to mock? Deep down you are. And we are too. With the NFL Draft in the books, we recently partook in a 12-team, .5 PPR, with a FLEX, exercise to whet your whistle. Awake from your pigskin coma, fanatics. The 2015 fantasy football season is officially underway. Let the "expert" derision begin.

    SEE ROUNDS 1-3 HERE

    ROUND 4

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    Pick 37: Travis Kelce, KC, TE3 – Maybe the offseason film study will convince Andy Reid what we all knew last year, that Kelce is his best receiver. Love Baby Gronk, crossing my fingers on the coach. ( Michael Salfino )

    Pick 39: Julian Edelman, NE, WR18 – Tough, gritty and highly trustworthy -- that's Edelman in a nutshell. Will gladly take a WR with 197 receptions the last two years as a WR2 in a .5 PPR format, despite limited TDs. ( Brad Evans )