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Brad "The Big Noise" Evans is Yahoo! Sports fantasy’s resident baseball, football and bracketology expert.

  • 3-Point Stance: Addressing Elliott, WRs and Goff/Wentz debate

    Leading up to the NFL Draft April 28, Brad Evans and Liz Loza will crouch down, explode off the snap and tackle pressing questions about some of this year's most prominent prospects. Wednesday's topic: Everyone in the pool...

    Imagine you're in LA Rams' GM Les Snead's shoes. You've just mortgaged your NFL Draft future for, presumably, a quarterback set to be the face of the franchise for the next decade. No pressure. Who are you casting a vote for: Jared Goff or Carson Wentz. Whoever you pick, what fantasy expectations are realistic in Year 1?

    Liz – JARED GOFF. Carson Wentz may look the part, but Goff has had the better audition. A three-year starter at Cal, he's the more polished prospect. From his accuracy to his decision-making skills, Goff is the more pro-ready option. His lack of weapons and the Rams’ run-heavy approach, however, will keep the Cali kid from making an immediate fantasy impact in redraft leagues. He could be worth a look in DFS come mid-season, after the team’s Week

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  • Fantasy Freak Show: Impact of the never-ending Tom Brady saga

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    On today's well-groomed episode, Brad Evans and Liz Loza discuss the fantasy fallout from Tom Brady's reinstated four-game suspension. If upheld, where should he be drafted? Who are a few lower-tiered QBs that could thrive in his place Weeks 1-4?

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    Our fearless forecasters also discussed the QB drama in Philadelphia and detailed the pluses and minuses of NFL Draft prospects Paxton Lynch, Leonte Carroo and Kenyan Drake.

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  • Spin Doctors: Jared Goff vs. Carson Wentz

    GM Les Snead and the LA Rams have a monumental decision to make, one that could define the club's course for the next several years. In this edition of the Docs, Liz Loza and Brad Evans go toe-to-toe on exactly who should be the face of the franchise as it enters a new era. 

    Loza loves her some Jared Goff: After picking up, moving halfway across the country, and trading away a boatload of picks, the Rams need an immediate starter to open the season. The organization, much like redrafters, are living in the now. Which is why Jared Goff is likely to be the first player selected in the 2016 NFL Draft.

    While he doesn’t have Wentz’s idyllic size, charming bravado, or tantalizing upside, he is the more polished prospect. Boasting solid arm strength and the ability to zip the ball into tight windows, Goff displayed poise and reliance in the pocket. His ability to recognize and react quickly is evidence of a high football IQ and an advanced understanding of the game. A smart, accurate, and

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  • 3-Point Stance: Can Derrick Henry deliver starter-worthy stats?

    Leading up to the NFL Draft April 28, Brad Evans and Liz Loza will crouch down, explode off the snap and tackle pressing questions about some of this year's most prominent prospects. Wednesday's topic: Alabama RB Derrick Henry.

    Frankenstein in nature, Henry is a physically imposing specimen (6-foot-3, 247-pounds) similar in style and substance as former Giant Brandon Jacobs. A classic downhill runner with excellent speed for his size (4.54 40-yard) and intimidating power (60.2 YAC% in '15), he has game-breaking appeal despite underwhelming lateral agility and questionable hands. Projected to land anywhere from Round 2 to Round 4 in the NFL Draft, the much-debated rusher is essentially an early-70s, metal-fortress Buick in an era dominated by multifunctional vehicles. What team(s) do you see as best fits?

    Liz – Dallas is an obvious landing spot. Henry's straight-line speed and bullish power could thrive behind the 'Boys much lauded line. If Carson Wentz falls or the team's front office

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  • Fantasy Freak Show: Just how high will Zeke Elliott climb in 2016?

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    On today's steamy program, Brad Evans and Liz Loza get all hot and bothered about various NFL Draftees. Our tandem poked, prodded and pricked marquee names Ezekiel Elliott, Derrick Henry and Corey Coleman discussing their overall pluses and minuses. Additionally, Brad and Liz explained who they would take if in Les Snead's shoes – Jared Goff or Carson Wentz? Finally, our fearless forecasters revealed their top rookie sleeper, answered your pressing Twitter questions and detailed what infectious diseases could be festering in a pool of plastic balls. 

    With the NFL Draft just around the corner, it's time to scratch that football itch ...  

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  • 2016 NFL Rookie Predictions: Kenneth Dixon

    Bench presses counted. Cone drills clocked. And tape reviewed. While NFL scouts have been scribbling in their notebooks for months, fantasy owners are just now examining this year’s incoming class. In order to keep fans of the virtual game fully informed and a step ahead of the competition, the Roto Arcade crew is here to provide you with the necessary goods. Today’s college stud under the microscope is LA Tech RB Kenneth Dixon.

    College Highlights: Overlooked by many while at Louisiana Tech, Dixon was the definition of 'consistency king.' He notched at least 5.1 yards per carry and 1,000 combined yards in each of his four years with the Bulldogs. Last season, he surpassed the century mark in total yardage in eight of 13 games, including a stellar 102 rush yards, 113 receiving yards and four total touchdowns

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  • 3-Point Stance: How fantasy rich will Laquon Treadwell be Year 1?

    Leading up to the NFL Draft April 28, Brad Evans and Liz Loza will crouch down, explode off the snap and tackle pressing questions about some of this year's most prominent prospects. Wednesday's topic: Mississippi WR Laquon Treadwell.

    Despite a lackluster 4.63 40-yard at his Pro Day, Treadwell is widely perceived as the top prospect among this year's WR class, drawing comparisons to fantasy mainstays DeAndre Hopkins, Alshon Jeffery and Dez Bryant. His ball-tracking skills, clean routes, fearlessness and intelligence are highly touted. What team(s) do you see as best fits?

    Liz – Teams flush with speedy slot guys and in need of a physical possession asset are ideal landing spots for Treadwell. Los Angeles and Minnesota make a lot of sense. Though, from a fantasy perspective, they're less than ideal. The Rams lack of talent under center and the Vikings run-heavy approach could severely cap Megaquon's potential. I dig the idea of him going to New Orleans and filling the vacancy left by

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  • 2016 NFL Rookie Predictions: Josh Doctson

    Bench presses counted. Cone drills clocked. And tape reviewed. While NFL scouts have been scribbling in their notebooks for months, fantasy owners are just now examining this year’s incoming class. In order to keep fans of the virtual game fully informed and a step ahead of the competition, the Roto Arcade crew is here to provide you with the necessary goods. Today’s college stud under the microscope is TCU WR Josh Doctson.

    College Highlights: The Gumby-like wideout posted silly numbers in TCU's up-tempo 'air raid' offense. During his four-year tenure in Forth Worth, he established school records in receiving yards (2,785) and touchdowns (34). As a senior, his best collegiate season, he hauled in 79 receptions for 1,337 yards (17.0 ypc) and 14 TDs, a line which earned him first-team All-American honors. Remarkably, that achievement was accomplished in
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  • Fantasy Freak Show: Scouting Booker, Prosise and Fuller

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    On today's well-oiled machine, Liz Loza and Brad Evans put the NCAA tourney talk to bed and focus on the NFL gridiron. Kicking things off, our vociferous duo address the ongoing Colin Kaepernick saga. Is the maligned QB a good fit for Gary Kubiak's offense? What uniform will he don when Week 1 begins? What impact could he have on possible receiving teammates? 

    In part two of the program, Brad and Liz break down tape on rushing hopefuls Devontae Booker, C.J. Prosise and Josh Freguson and wide receiver prospects Michael Thomas, Braxton Miller and Will Fuller. Of the group, who should be on your re-draft radar? 

    Finally, the show wrapped with a MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT. Think mustaches, polish sausages and Bears! 

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  • Brad vs. the Book: Hammer time for Villanova or North Carolina?

    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 national title selection below:

    Villanova vs. North Carolina – The shooting showcase put on by Villanova Saturday versus Oklahoma left this rather loquacious fellow speechless. It seemed a rotation of prime Reggie Millers were on the floor. Against a Sooners defense that had surrendered just 1.00 points per possession in the NCAA tournament, the 'Cats netted an astonishing 71.4 percent from the field, second only to Rollie Massimino's '85 'Nova team, for hottest Final Four performance all-time. For KenPom fanatics, their 1.51 points per possession was pure lunacy. 

    Equally impressive, Josh Hart and friends kept OU out of transition, clamped down along the perimeter and

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