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September 21, 2018

NFL Week 3 picks

by Dan Bilicki In: Football, Picks

The lines are from and the home teams are in CAPs.
CLEVELAND -3 over New York Jets
The city of Cleveland is drunk on Bud Light after the Browns picked up their first win in 635 days. Perhaps even more incredibly, they covered. Even better than that – or perhaps worse – the Browns still haven’t [...]

September 18, 2018

EPL FREE KICKS: Reds and Blues headed towards clash of 100-percenters

by Dan Bilicki In: Soccer

Can you feel that? It’s the anticipation building for a true clash of the titans in two weeks’ time.
September 29: Liverpool at Chelsea.
Here’s hoping that both teams will keep their 100% records intact next week and we get a true battle for the top of the table.
This weekend we saw Liverpool pass its first true [...]

September 14, 2018

NFL Week 2 picks

by Dan Bilicki In: Football, Picks

The lines are from and the home teams are in CAPs.
CINCINNATI (pick) over Baltimore
You can never forget that A.J. Green is capable of big, three-TD games like the one he had on Thursday night. And maybe, just maybe, Joe Flacco isn’t, in fact, back.
TENNESSEE +2 over Houston
Mariota should be OK for this one, but [...]

September 11, 2018

EPL CORNER KICKS: Who’s the best bargain in the Prem?

by Dan Bilicki In: Soccer

So often during the transfer window, we here about the biggest stars going for the biggest sums of money we’ve ever seen.
But rarely do we hear about the small deals for veterans; the smart deals that really help a team on the margins.
It’s rare to hear about the big-money players becoming great values for what [...]

September 7, 2018

Deja Vu all over again + Week 1 picks

by Dan Bilicki In: Football, Picks

Tell me if this sounds familiar: The Falcons had a first and goal needing a touchdown in Philadelphia with time winding down. But despite having one of the league’s best offences, they can’t do it in four tries.
Yes, the same thing that happened in last year’s playoffs happened again.
At what point will Atlanta give offensive [...]

September 6, 2018

32 NFL team-by-team predictions for 2018

by Dan Bilicki In: Football, Picks

With a new season kicking off tonight, let’s run down where each team stands and where we see them finishing come January.
The Steelers remain the class of the AFC North. Even with the drama surrounding Le’Veon Bell, this is a team that has plenty of receiving weapons – including the best in the game, [...]

September 4, 2018

EPL FREE KICKS: Wat the heck is going on with Watford?

by Dan Bilicki In: Soccer

As we head into the first break of the English Premier League season, the top of the table looks sort of how we would expect it.
1. Liverpool
2. Chelsea
3. Watford
Wait, what?
Yes, the Hornets have surprised many by jumping out of the gate and picking up four wins in four games. They’re out of first place by [...]

September 1, 2018

NFL FANTASY PREVIEW: Top 30 big board + some advice

by Dan Bilicki In: Fantasy, Football

Here’s the guys we’d expect to see get taken in the first three rounds of a 10-team draft.
1. Todd Gurley, RB, LAR
2. Le’Veon Bell, RB, PIT
3. Ezekiel Elliott, RB, DAL
4. David Johnson, RB, ARI
5.Antonio Brown, WR, PIT
6. Saquon Barkley, RB, NYG
7. Alvin Kamara, RB, NO
8. DeAndre Hopkins, WR, HOU
9. Odell Beckham Jr., [...]

NFL FANTASY PREVIEW: Top 30 quarterbacks

by Dan Bilicki In: Fantasy, Football

We’re in an era where the pool for fantasy QBs is deeper than ever. There’s also plenty of fluctuation at the top, as no QB has repeated as the No. 1 fantasy QB since Daunte Culpepper did in 2013-14.
1. Aaron Rodgers, GB
1675 passing yards, 16 passing TD, 6 INTs, 126 rushing yards, 135.6 points.
A broken [...]

August 31, 2018

NFL FANTASY PREVIEW: The Top 50 running backs

by Dan Bilicki In: Fantasy, Football

Just because you’re at the top of the draft and grabbing one of the best RBs, that doesn’t guarantee success. Since 2000, the top RB has repeated just twice and the average finish for an RB1 when accounting for injuries is RB16 the following year.
1. Todd Gurley LAR
1305 rushing yards, 788 receiving yards, 19 TDs, [...]

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