Brad Evans

  • Fantasy Freak Show: Rawls, free agent Forte and high-flying Hield

    Brad Evans at Roto Arcade 2 hrs ago

    On Wednesday's variety show, Brad Evans and Brandon Funston address Thomas Rawls' expected draft day value post-Marshawn retirement, touch on prized free agent running backs Matt Fore, Chris Ivory, Lamar Miller and Doug Martin and, for the first time this season, dabble in a little college basketball bracketology.

    Evans riffs on why NBA GMs are a few bricks short of a load, the greatness that is Buddy Hield and explains his reasoning why North Carolina remains on his No. 1 seed line. Also, 'The Noise' reveals what sleeper teams you should get familiar with now before Selection Sunday.

    SO. MANY. HOT. TAKES.  

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  • Brad vs. the Book: Stack coin on Simmons, LSU

    Brad Evans at The Dagger 5 hrs ago

    Slaying the sportsbook is a monstrous task. Some days bettors take up residence in a penthouse suite. Other times, they curl up in the nearest ditch, shirtless and toothless. In an attempt to avoid complete destitution, I will post my picks, whether profitable or penniless, through the NCAA tourney. Check out Tuesday's selections below: 

    LSU (15-8, 8-13 ATS) at South Carolina (20-3, 14-5) – After tripping out of the blocks to a 7-5 overall record, the Tigers are suddenly atop the SEC standings at 8-2. With Ben Simmons, Tim Quarterman, Antonio Blackeny and Keith Hornsby on roster, talent has never been an issue. However, I'm convinced Johnny Jones couldn't coach the original Dream Team to a MEAC title. It's asinine this team isn't a lock for the NCAA Tournament. But with only one RPI top-50 win to its name, that's indeed the case. With few opportunities left to bolster the resume, adding another quality victory would certainly help solidify the Tigers' at-large profile. Without sounding overly cliche, this game is huge.  

    Prediction: LSU 78 (+4.5) South Carolina 77  

    Prediction: Baylor (PK) 67 Kansas St. 65

    Year to date: 79-70-3

  • Brad vs. the Book: Mountaineers locked and loaded for Kansas

    Brad Evans at The Dagger 1 day ago

    Slaying the sportsbook is a monstrous task. Some days bettors take up residence in a penthouse suite. Other times, they curl up in the nearest ditch, shirtless and toothless. In an attempt to avoid complete destitution, I will post my picks, whether profitable or penniless, through the NCAA tourney. Check out Tuesday's selections below: 

    West Virginia (19-4, 13-7 ATS) at Kansas (19-4, 12-8) – Though his casual attire and gruff nature would lead many to believe otherwise, Bob Huggins is a sophisticated, highly intelligent basketball tactician. The fiery coach, knowing his team's scoring limitations, instituted a pressing scheme designed to ceaselessly pester and exhaust the opposition while creating easy transition buckets. It's worked brilliantly. This season, WVU opponents have committed a turnover on 26.2 percent of their possessions, tops in the nation. Toss in numerous second-chance opportunities generated by Devin Williams and Jonathan Holton, and the Mountaineers have fired the rifle often. 

    Prediction: Kansas 78 West Virginia (+7) 75  

    Prediction: Kentucky (-12) 76 Georgia 61  

    Prediction: Creighton (+1) 82 Xavier 80 

  • Brad vs. the Book: Red River bank, Texas a strong play at OU

    Brad Evans at The Dagger 2 days ago

    Slaying the sportsbook is a monstrous task. Some days bettors take up residence in a penthouse suite. Other times, they curl up in the nearest ditch, shirtless and toothless. In an attempt to avoid complete destitution, I will post my picks, whether profitable or penniless, through the NCAA tourney. Check out Monday's selections below: 

    Louisville (19-4, 10-9 ATS) at Duke (17-6, 10-11) – In light of the Cardinals' untimely self-imposed ban, the sand in the hourglass is running thin on their season. Instead of sulking about the penalty, UL throttled a JV-level Boston College team 79-47 last Saturday. And that was without star transfer Damion Lee (knee). Though the opponent is much stiffer this time around, Lee's expected return combined with the Cardinals' sterling D (No. 3 nationally in D efficiency) give them the edge.

    Prediction: Louisville (+4.5) 78 Duke 74 

    Prediction: Oklahoma 75 Texas (+8) 69

    Prediction: Mercer 63 (+1.5) Chattanooga 60

    Other leans: Army (-3), Georgetown (-14.5), Clemson (-1.5)

    Parlay Play: Texas (+8), Louisville (+4.5), Army (-3)

    Year to date (including Twitter picks): 72-65-3 

  • Fantasy Freak Show: Wild, wacky Super Bowl prop predictions

    Brad Evans at Roto Arcade 6 days ago

    On today's super-duper program, Brad Evans and Brandon Funston go to war with The Book revealing their top prop bets for Super Bowl 50. Will Cam Newton shatter the rushing yards record by a QB? Can Mike Carey actually get a call right? Will Ted Ginn drop a pass? Are seismographs in the greater Santa Clara area about to go haywire? How many penalties should be expected? Can Peyton Manning actually crack 240 pass yards? 

    In addition to the prop madness, our fearless forecasters discuss the merits, if any, of Arian Foster. Is he a value pick coming off a nasty Achilles injury? 

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  • Wednesday Fantasy Freak Show: No reason to Hyde from Carlos

    Brad Evans at Roto Arcade 21 days ago

    On Wednesday's fast-paced program, Brad Evans and Brandon Funston discuss their adoration for Carlos Hyde with Chip Kelly at the controls. Where will the rusher typically go in drafts? Where does he rank in the RB pecking order? Compared to Thomas Rawls and Jeremy Langford, does he possess more upside in 2016? 

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    Additionally, our pigskin prognosticators break down the Conference Championship DFS slate. What penny-pinching players at RB/WR should you invest in? Who's the most trustworthy option at QB: Carson Palmer, Cam Newton or Tom Brady? Is another multi-TD effort in store for Jonathan Stewart? We have all the answers. 

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  • Wednesday Fantasy Freak Show: Fill the DFS stable with Broncos?

    Brad Evans at Roto Arcade 28 days ago

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    On Wednesday's energy-packed program, Brad Evans and Brandon Funston offer their DFS sleepers, busts and shocker specials for this weekend's Divisional round. Are any Steelers bankable? Who's the most purchasable WR with Antonio Brown potentially down? Should investors play Carson contrarian and buy Cam Newton or Peyton Manning? What should gamers expect in Julian Edelman's return? Is Jared Abbrederis a sneaky good option with Devante Adams presumably out? 

    To whet the whistle of NFL Draft fanatics, our resident 'scouts' also break down the fantasy prospects of incoming RBs Ezekiel Elliott, Kenneth Dixon, Alex Collins, Devontae Booker and Heisman winner Derrick Henry. And how does the Rams move to Los Angeles impact fantasy? 

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  • Wednesday Fantasy Freak Show: Stack 'Skins, Cousins and Co. DFS gold

    Brad Evans at Roto Arcade 1 mth ago

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    On Wednesday's up-tempo show, Brad Evans and Brandon Funston discuss the pro prospects of early-entrant wide receivers Laquon Treadwill (Ole Miss), Will Fuller (Notre Dame), Michael Thomas (Ohio St.), Corey Coleman (Baylor) and Pharoh Cooper (South Carolina) and where they could possibly land. Our fearless forecasters also breakdown their DFS selections for the Wildcard round. Who's the best QB value? Can you trust Marshawn Lynch? Why should players invest heavily in Washington Redskins? 

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  • Fantasy Flash Forward WR/TE: Passing paradigm elevates OBJ, others

    Brad Evans at Roto Arcade 1 mth ago

    After plenty of blood, sweat and beers, another season is in the books. It's time to reflect on the year that was and look ahead to what's on the horizon for 2016. As any degenerate gamer knows, fantasy football thoughts are always at the forefront. Friday's topic: WR/TE.

    Every year, new lessons are learned. Subsequently, what New Year's resolution, player specific or in general, will you adhere to at WR/TE in light of experiences gained this past fall? 

    Brandon  – Pay the premium for a premium WR in next year's draft. My best fantasy squad of '15 featured DeAndre Hopkins and Allen Robinson. My running back corps (fronted initially by Marshawn Lynch) was a flaming brown paper bag full of dog waste. But the steady hands of those two elite wideouts bailed me out week after week. The best wide receivers can produce with the best of the RB crop (especially in PPR leagues), and the injury risk isn't nearly as high.

    What receiving prospect, presumably set to enter the 2016 NFL Draft, are you most excited about? 

    The Bold and the Disputable. Describe one nutty, but completely plausible, prediction at WR/TE for the 2016 season. 

  • Fantasy Flash Forward RBs: DJ has entered top-three territory

    Brad Evans at Roto Arcade 1 mth ago

    After plenty of blood, sweat and beers, another season is in the books. It's time to reflect on the year that was and look ahead to what's on the horizon for 2016. As any degenerate gamer knows, fantasy football thoughts are always at the forefront. Wednesday's topic: Running back.  

    Every year, new lessons are learned. Subsequently, what New Year's resolution, player specific or in general, will you adhere to at RB in light of experiences gained this past fall? 

    Brandon  – FADING RB EARLY. As it stands, there are only four RBs I'll even consider in Round 1 in '16 drafts - Todd Gurley, David Johnson, Le'Veon Bell and Adrian Peterson. But I'll be specifically targeting Antonio Brown, Odell Beckham and Julio Jones first and foremost. There has never been a time in my fantasy football history where I've even wanted a single WR ahead of any at the RB position.

    Andy  – Whichever Denver running back you think you like on draft day, it's the wrong guy. AVOID. DO NOT DRAFT. 

    What rushing prospect, presumably set to enter the 2016 NFL Draft, are you most excited about? 

    List your RB top 16 for '16.