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

  • Leonard Fournette could be fantasy football's next highly sought after rookie RB. (Getty)
    Leonard Fournette could be fantasy football’s next highly sought after rookie RB. (Getty)

    On this rousing edition of the program, Brad Evans and Brandon Funston dive deep into several pertinent fantasy topics including Julio Jones’ turf toe, Tyrod Taylor’s expected bounce back and the future prospects of just announced NFL Draftee Leonard Fournette.

    Additionally, our fearless forecasters sorted through the waiver wire discussing the Week 14, and beyond, potential of such upstarts as Joe Flacco, Mike Gillislee, Malcolm Mitchell, Ted Ginn and Ladarius Green. They also dispense wisdom, providing their favorite tip for surviving the fantasy playoffs.

    To help squash nerves heading into the second season, give the show a listen.

     

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  • Fantasy Freak Show Pod: What stars could implode in Week 13?

    Jordy Nelson could leave owners starry eyed says Brandon Funston. (Getty)
    Jordy Nelson could leave owners starry eyed says Brandon Funston. (Getty)

    On this pressure packed program, Brad Evans and Brandon Funston discuss several on-the-fence options fantasy owners are grappling with heading into the final week of the regular season. Can you trust Kirk Cousins? What about Jay Ajayi, Jordy Nelson and Allen Robinson who face daunting opponents? What recent waiver wire gems will continue to shine?

    [Week 13 rankings: Overall | FLEX | QB | RB | WR | TE | DEF | K]

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    We also reveal what marquee name will flop biggest in Week 13, preview the TNF tussle between the Cowboys and Vikings and answer your Twitter questions

    Before sipping that smooth anejo on #TequilaThursday, give the show a listen.

     

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  • With the fantasy playoffs on the horizon, this week’s OVER/UNDER piece takes on a slightly different personality. Including is a DFS snapshot for the upcoming week and BOLD predictions for what players boom/bust during the most important time of the fantasy football year.

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    Gazing into the crystal ball, what marquee name will ruin owner hopes of scoring a virtual trophy this playoff season (Weeks 14-16)?

    Liz – ANDREW LUCK. The most sacked QB in the league, Andrew Luck has been knocked to the ground a whopping 35 times. To his credit, he remains the eighth most productive fantasy QB overall. Still, his schedule is not kind from Weeks 14 through 16, as he’ll host Houston and then go on the road for two straight weeks @ Minnesota and @ Oakland.

    The Texans and Vikings are among squads giving up the fifth fewest fantasy points to opposing QBs (and while the Vikings have faltered, they’re much better at home than on the road).

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  • Week 13 Fantasy Lames: Ajayi to dash owner playoff hopes

    Each week the Noise highlights 10 over-started 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 WEEK 13 FLAMES HERE

    Dak Prescott, Dal, QB (51 percent started, $32 in Yahoo DFS)
    Matchup: at Min
    If a mad scientist mashed together Tom Brady’s football I.Q. with the accuracy of Drew Brees and athleticism of Russell Wilson, the end result would be Prescott. Defying the notion rookie quarterbacks generally are rough-edged and slow developers, the fourth-round pick is not only in the ROY conversation, he’s a legitimate MVP candidate. What he’s accomplished on the field and in the box score in Year 1 is almost mythical in nature. He ranks top-10 in several

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  • Week 13 Fantasy Flames: Kaepernick likely goldmine in Chicago

    Every week the Noise highlights 12 under-started 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 (Thresholds – QB: 18 fpts, RB: 13 fpts, WR: 11 fpts: TE: 10 fpts; .5 PPR). If you’re a member of TEAM HUEVOS, reveal your Week 13 Flames in the comments section below.

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    Colin Kaepernick, SF, QB (20 percent started, $32 in Yahoo DFS)
    Matchup: at Chi
    At this current moment in time, who’s more trustworthy: Cam Newton or Kap? What about Matt Ryan or Kap? Serious question. And, no, my judgement isn’t impaired by an adult beverage. In terms of floor, the Gold Panner’s is arguably the highest in Fantasyland. His wayward throws, imperfect touch and membership on arguably the NFC’s worst team,

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  • Fantasy Freak Show Podcast: Should you buy Taylor Gabriel?

    Taylor Gabriel has been a TD machine the past four weeks. (Getty)
    Taylor Gabriel has been a TD machine the past four weeks. (Getty)

    On Monday’s encyclopedic program, Brad Evans and Scott Pianowski sift through the waiver wire in an attempt to uncover commodities that could push owners into the playoffs. Spins on Charles Sims, Derrick Henry, Taylor Gabriel, Marquess Wilson, Dontrelle Inman and many more are addressed.

    Additionally, the Noise and Pianow Man touch on pertinent headlines, stream options and what under-started player will score you that must win.

    Before combing over the wire, lend and ear.

     

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  • Week 12 Fantasy Takeaways: Parker, Watkins to lead trophy charge

    DeVante Parker's searing streak is bound to continue through the fantasy playoffs (Getty)
    DeVante Parker’s searing streak is bound to continue through the fantasy playoffs (Getty)

    1. As the rest of the country breaks out puffy coats and knit caps, Miami continues to sizzle. And so does the fantasy value of DeVante Parker.

    The second-year target slumped massively over the first 10 weeks of the season. He eclipsed the 10-point threshold in Weeks 2 and 3, but managed to tally a ghastly 17-197-1 (WR84) line Weeks 3-9. A balky hamstring and errant Ryan Tannehill throws explained the downturn.

    Now 100 percent and firing on all cylinders, Parker is one of the hottest wideouts in the game. Over the past three weeks, including Sunday’s clash against the Niners, he’s amassed 16 receptions, 245 yards and a touchdown (nearly three). His big-play ability, increased red-zone role and sizable targets share (24 total last three) have opened eyes, to say the least. Candidly, he’s surpassed Jarvis Landry as Miami’s deadliest receiving weapon in Adam Gase’s suddenly potent offense, a

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  • Fantasy Lames: Tell Cam to "scram" in Week 12

    Each week the Noise highlights 10 over-started 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 WEEK 12 FLAMES HERE

    Cam Newton, Car, QB (86 percent started, $33 in Yahoo DFS)
    Matchup: at Oak
    It’s hard to say what’s more humorous: Cam’s Russell Westbrook-inspired post-game fashion choices or his recent on-field execution. A far cry from the top fantasy passer of last year, Newton has suffered an abrupt decline this season. Not only have his points per game output greatly diminished, he’s experienced steep drop-offs in noteworthy secondary categories like red-zone completion percentage, deep-ball completion percentage, passer rating and yards per

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  • Week 12 Fantasy Flames: Dion Lewis to gobble up yards in New York

    Every week the Noise highlights 12 under-started 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 (Thresholds – QB: 18 fpts, RB: 13 fpts, WR: 11 fpts: TE: 10 fpts; .5 PPR). If you’re a member of TEAM HUEVOS, reveal your Week 12 Flames in the comments section below.

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    Dak Prescott, Dal, QB (36 percent started, $34 in Yahoo DFS)
    Matchup: vs. Was
    Drew Bledsoe to Tom Brady. Brett Favre to Aaron Rodgers. Transitions are rarely seamless. It’s during these turbulent times feelings are often hurt, grudges form and uncertainty sets in, especially if the person replaced still believes he/she can execute at a high level. Dallas is just the latest example. Tony Romo’s eloquently stated acceptance of his

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  • Fantasy Freak Show Pod: Giving thanks, injury fallout and more

    Just how much muscle will Thomas Rawls flex the rest of the way? Brad and Dalton have the answer. (Getty)
    Just how much muscle will Thomas Rawls flex the rest of the way? Brad and Dalton have the answer. (Getty)

    On this gluttony-filled episode, Brad Evans and Dalton Del Don masticate several fantasy topics including injury fallouts in Cincinnati (A.J. Green), Philadelphia (Darren Sproles/Ryan Mathews), Cincinnati (Gio Bernard), Buffalo (LeSean McCoy) and Seattle (C.J. Prosise). Our heavy eaters also roll through this week’s top waiver wire adds including Wendell Smallwood, Chris Ivory and Adam Thielen and reveal their top QB and D/ST streams of the week.

    Finally, with Thanksgiving on the horizon, “The Noise” and “3D” pass out turkey legs naming their favorite performer thus far and a player sure to feast down the stretch.

    Tie on a bib. Grab a knife and fork. And dig in.

     

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