Archive for January, 2018

Don't sleep on the value that Louisville brings to the college basketball title odds. Flickr

Bracketology: Why is Michigan State still toward the top in title odds?

January 16, 2018

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Handicapping, NCAAB:

It’s only January and the conference season is just starting to begin, so I know I shouldn’t take too much stock into title odds. But… Read More ›

Tom Brady should have another solid outing, so the Patriots should be backed in the NFL playoff picks. Flickr/http://bit.ly/1KCE5EA/ Keith Allison

NFL playoff picks: Best bets for AFC, NFC championships

January 16, 2018

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Handicapping, NFL:

Minnesota’s divisional round victory against New Orleans exercised more than just demons for long-suffering Minnesota fans. It also taught valuable lessons to handicappers. In the… Read More ›

Quarterback Cam Newton should be avoided as a top-flight fantasy football option in 2018. Flickr/http://bit.ly/1G1r1FZ/Keith Allison

2018 Fantasy Football Draft: 3 tempting quarterbacks to avoid

January 15, 2018

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Fantasy Sports, NFL:

The age-old temptation of the fantasy football quarterback will once again rear its ugly head in 2018. Dreaming of the days of Peyton Manning’s heyday,… Read More ›

Don't trust the Buffalo Bills in 2018. Flickr/Keith Allison

NFL 2018: Expect less from these three AFC teams in win totals

January 14, 2018

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Handicapping, NFL:

Every year offers new challenges for NFL teams. Pretty much the New England Patriots and Pittsburgh Steelers are the only teams that seem to be… Read More ›

Demaryius Thomas has had a difficult year, but should bounce back as one of the top wide receivers. Flickr/http://bit.ly/1LSzArk/Jeffrey Beall

2018 Fantasy Football Draft: Bring back the wide receiver value

January 13, 2018

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Fantasy Sports, NFL:

I’ve been hard on wide receivers in the past few years. It’s not that I don’t doubt their value to fantasy football. My disdain resides… Read More ›

The Texas Longhorns offer decent value in college football futures. Flickr/http://bit.ly/1Di2AD1/Phil Roeder

2018 college football futures feature the same old song

January 10, 2018

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Handicapping, NCAAF:

Maybe it’s my age showing, but is college football beginning to look the same every year? Sure, when I was growing up, Florida State, Nebraska… Read More ›

Quarterback Blake Bortles should be a game manager for the Jacksonville Jaguars in the NFL playoff picks for the Divisional round. Flickr/http://bit.ly/1JdVVl7/Keith Allison

NFL playoff picks: Should we expect blowouts in divisional round?

January 9, 2018

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Handicapping, NFL:

Everything I read going into Wild Card weekend was how many blowouts to expect. According to the experts, last year’s Wild Card weekend should have… Read More ›

It's all about New England in the AFC for the Super Bowl 52 odds. Flickr/Keith Allison/http://bit.ly/1SWdqHP

Super Bowl 52 odds: New England Patriots or bust in AFC

January 9, 2018

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Handicapping, NFL:

It’s New England or bust in the AFC after the Wild Card weekend. After a couple upsets on Wild Card weekend, the top-dog New England,… Read More ›

Carson Wentz shouldn't be drafted too high in the 2018 fantasy football draft. Flickr/Keith Allison

2018 Fantasy Football Draft: Skip the quarterbacks in the early rounds

January 8, 2018

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Fantasy Sports, NFL:

If you’ve read anything I’ve ever done on fantasy football, you know my disdain for wasting early fantasy football draft picks on quarterbacks. That won’t… Read More ›

Frank Gore should no longer be on the Colts by the beginning of 2018, so that should open up the opportunity for Marlon Mack. Flickr/http://bit.ly/1LlIIax/Angie Six

2018 Fantasy Football Draft: Three off-the-radar RBs who have value

January 4, 2018

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Fantasy Sports, NFL:

It’s never too early to start looking to the future. So with the fantasy football season barely in the rear view, I’m already thinking about… Read More ›