Here, The Big D reacts to the Los Angeles Rams acquiring pass-rusher Von Miller from the Denver Broncos.
Nov 1, 2021
In this episode, Alex and I preview Tuesday's NFL trade deadline at 4:00 p.m. eastern. We answer whether the Houston Texans will trade quarterback Deshaun Watson to the Miami Dolphins. With Miami interested in Watson and having Tua Tagovailoa on its roster, the Fins seem like the perfect match for a potential blockbuster deal. We both agree Miami would be foolish in trading Tua and not taking a risk with acquiring Watson. I mention when the Dolphins bid against themselves former Arizona Cardinals passer Josh Rosen when no other NFL team wanted the former UCLA star after his rookie year. We also talk about other players who are prime trade candidates. Alex starts with Texans receiver Brandin Cooks. The Green Bay Packers and New England Patriots could be two good fits for Cooks. I believe Giants tight end Evan Engram could be a great piece if NY moves its tight end. We also discuss whether Bears receiver Allen Robinson could be on the move. Later, Alex also mentions Colts running back Marlon Mack as a potential player available before Tuesday. We now focus our attention on teams looking to buy or sell. I explain why the Tennessee Titans should go after a defensive back with having so many great offensive weapons - including Derrick Henry. I believe Tennessee should bring Dolphins cornerback Xavien Howard to Nashville. I really want the Green Bay Packers to give Aaron Rodgers another receiver in the next few days. We also bring up a team that should be selling. Alex believes the Texans will be selling. My pick is a surprise; The Big D believes the Seattle Seahawks should sell a few pieces.
Oct 28, 2021
In this episode, Alex and I talk about Tom Brady's 600th touchdown pass, the Cincinnati Bengals convincing win over the Baltimore Ravens, the Tennessee Titans hammering the Kansas City Chiefs, and a Manchester United rant from Alex. First, we talk about Bucs quarterback Tom Brady throwing his 600th career touchdown to Mike Evans in a win over the Chicago Bears. We discuss another historic milestone for TB12 and what we would want for returning this historic football. Then, we talk Cincinnati Bengals, who beat the Baltimore Ravens 41-17. Alex talks about Bengals rookie receiver JaMarr Chase, who not only caught eight passes for 201 yards and a touchdown, but helped Alex beat me in our weekly DFS meeting. Thru seven games, Chase has totaled 754 yards and six touchdowns while averaging 21.5 yards per reception. We also discuss Bengals quarterback Joe burrow and how he has ventured into the upper tier of NFL quarterbacks. Then we talk about the Tennessee Titans hammering the Kansas City Chiefs 27-3 in Nashville. We recap Tennessee's strong week, which started with a win over the Buffalo Bills last Monday night. We praise Tennessee's workhorse running back Derrick Henry for his jump-pass, which started his scoring. We also discuss what's causing KC's star passer Patrick Mahomes' turnovers and a lack of consistent play in 2021. With the Las Vegas Raiders 5-2, we also mention KC's standing in the AFC West. Finally, Alex ends with a rant after watching Manchester United losing 5-0 to Premier League rivals Liverpool yesterday.
Oct 25, 2021
In tonight's cash-game episode, Charles Sears and I talk about Week 6 review and a Week 7 preview. First, we talk about Week 6. Last week, Charles beat me in a head-to-head contest. He pivoted from Browns running back Kareem Hunt to Colts star Jonathan Taylor. I used Hunt and became frustrated with his limited output and injury. We showed the positives and negatives with our lineup selections. Despite projected to score well, Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson also disappointed many DFS users. Onto Week 7, we start at quarterback. You would think this slate would set up well for Arizona's Kyler Murray or Kansas City's Patrick Mahomes. Despite burning us last week, Lamar Jackson could still work at $7,400. I really like both Jalen Hurts and Derek Carr in the Eagles-Raiders game. We also talk about punt plays under $6,000 including NE rookie Mac Jones, Chicago's Justin Fields, and Miami's Tua Tagovailoa. At running back, we both like LA Rams running back Darrell Henderson. With a huge point total in the Chiefs--Titans game, we answer when Darrel Williams can continue his strong play from last week. We also answer which Arizona Cardinals running back to use. Tampa Bay Bucs running back Leonard Fournette also interests us with Tampa a big favorite over the Chicago Bears. At wide receiver, we are both on the Cooper Kupp Train. With six consecutive double-digit target games, we both think the Rams star could be in line for another smash spot against the Lions. Charles likes Texans receiver Brandin Cooks with Houston a massive underdog in Glendale. He also likes Dolphins rookie Jaylen Waddle. I really like Giants receiver Sterling Shepherd after 14 targets last week. We also look at whether Bengals receiver Tyler Boyd or Tee Higgins can work under $5,000. I mention Hunter Renfrow as another good option under $5,000 and Ravens rookie Rashod Bateman as a punt play at $3,400. At tight end, we talk about whether Ricky Seals-Jones can continue helping DFS users with his strong play at a cheap price. I also brought up Dolphins tight end Mike Gesicki after an eight-catch outing for the Miami Dolphins in London. We also talk about the crazy spreads involving the Rams, Cards, and Bucs as double-digit favorites. We conclude this episode by talking about our favorite defense - the undefeated Arizona Cardinals.
Oct 20, 2021
In this episode, Alex and I look back on the crazy NFL London game between the Miami Dolphins and Jacksonville Jaguars, the Dallas Cowboys overtime thriller against the NE Patriots, a Ravens domination over the Chargers, and Big D's rant on Baker Mayfield. First, we recap my Jags beating Alex's Dolphins 23-20 on Matthew Wright's 53-yard field goal as time expired in London. This win ended Jacksonville's 20-game losing streak, which was second only to the 1976-77 Bucs. Jaguars rookie coach Urban Meyer and star Trevor Lawrence got their first NFL wins yesterday. Alex explains how this season was supposed to be a good season for Miami. He also explains how this defeat was the worst day for the Dolphins since Dan Marino retired. We were both surprised that Jacksonville's Urban Meyer seemed to get the better of Miami's Brian Flores. Alex shows his frustrations and pet peeve with Miami running out of the shotgun instead with Tua Tagovailoa under center. We also liked what both quarterbacks did in London. We recap key moments of the game. I was impressed when Trevor found Marvin Jones Jr. on a great pass for a key touchdown. After the London game, we turn our attention to the Cowboys and Patriots. We also talk about Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy's coaching and lock management almost costing Dallas a road win. Cowboys receiver CeeDee Lamb is also appearing to turn into the next star receiver with his play this year. We also look at how Dak Prescott and Trevon Diggs are looking like MVP contenders on both sides of the ball. Then, we look at the Baltimore Ravens impressive win over the LA Chargers. We look into how the Ravens can win with a dominant running game - limiting possessions for great passers like Justin Herbert. We also look into what Lamar Jackson winning without playing his best football. Finally, The Big D rants on Baker Mayfield and the Cleveland Browns after the Arizona Cardinals won 37-14 over the Browns.
Oct 18, 2021
In this episode, Kelly LaFleur Schultz and I discuss the Boston Red Sox and Florida Gators Football. First, we talk about baseball. Kelly talks about her early years around baseball. I mention how Florida did not get an MLB until the Florida Marlins started in 1993. Then, Kelly really got into baseball. Before this year's spring Training, Kelly worked the Green monster scoreboard during Red Sox home games. She talks about how much fun it was to work in the Green Monster. This year, Kelly and I were both in the control room during Red Sox home games. Kelly actually saw the Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays in Game 2 of the ALDS. She remembers how there were 37,000 people at Tropicana Field, which has not been known for attracting large home crowds. After two more wins, the Red Sox eliminated the Rays and earned a rematch with the Houston Astros. With the American League Championship Series starting tomorrow night between the Red Sox and Astros, we discuss Boston's chances to win the AL Pennant. I also bring up the injury to Houston's ace Lance McCullers Jr., who is likely out for this series with a forearm strain. Onto college football, where we talk about Kelly's Gators. We both agree UF head coach Dan Mullen seems like a perfect fit in Gainesville. I compliment him saying how many different quarterbacks Dan Muller improved whether at Florida or Mississippi State. We also breakdown Florida's chances of beating LSU on Saturday afternoon! Kelly's most memorable Florida game was when the Gators beat No. 1 Florida State in "The Swamp" back in 1997. She remembers how the shaking felt like an earthquake with the noise that afternoon. I also try and stump Kelly with some Red Sox/Gator trivia and ask her whether she would choose a national championship or a World Series if given the choice.
Oct 14, 2021
In this episode, Charles Sears and I talk Week 5 points and Week 6 preview. First, we talk about our Week 5 lineups. We talk about the cash plays that worked. Charles mentions the minimum score was around 171-172 points. He also mentions how the chalks plays all worked. I mention how the Dalvin Cook inactive news made me hesitant on using Alexander Mattison until the projections led me to Minnesota's other running back. Charles did not hear this news until it was too late. We talk about our head-to-head lineups. I beat him 208.78-200.52. Charles mentions how he pivoted from Giants quarterback Daniel Jones to LA Chargers star Justin Herbert in his cash lineup! Herbert accounted for five touchdowns in a 47-42 Charger win over the Cleveland Browns. Charles was unable to change in our matchup. Charles also knew Cowboys receiver CeeDee Lamb, who played in the late afternoon last week, was in my cash lineup due to my lineup construction. Onto Week 6, we talk about our favorite cash quarterback options. We dicuss several studs including Kansas City Chiefs star Patrick Mahomes and Ravens phenom Lamar Jackson. Washington's Taylor Heinicke also could be work undre $6,000 against a terrible KC pass defense. We also look at whether Pats rookie Mac Jones could fill as a punt option. Onto running back, Charles starts with Chargers running back Austin Ekeler as a potential stud. I mention how Colts star Jonathan Taylor and LA Rams running back Darrell Henderson Jr. could be in line for big days with their teams monster favorites. At receiver, a couple of studs attract our attention. Green Bay's Davonte Adams and Rams star Cooper Kupp could be in line for double-digit targets again this weekend. We also look at which Bengal receiver could work in our lineup. KC's Tyreek Hill could be in line for another big week. From receiver to tight end, we talk about our favorite cash tight ends. With Chiefs star Travis Kelce back on the main slate, we answer whether Kelce will be in our cash lineups. We also discuss NY Giants tight end Evan Engram and the Washington Football team's Ricky Seals-Jones. We end this episode with defenses to use in our cash games this weekend.
Oct 13, 2021
1 hr 2 min
In this episode, Alex and I recap Sunday Night Football, which saw the Buffalo Bills hammer the Kansas City Chiefs, Ohio craziness, a Jags' rant, and Miami and Jacksonville finally meeting in London. First, We talk about Josh Allen's emergence and Buffalo's assertion to the top of the AFC. We also review what went wrong for the Chiefs and star passer Patrick Mahomes. We also discuss whether KC should have drafted LSU's Clyde Edwards-Helaire in the 2020 NFL Draft over future stars. We recap two of the craziest games of the entire season. First, we recap an overtime classic between the Green Bay Packers and Cincinnati Bengals, which saw five missed field goals before Mason Crosby won it with a 49-yard boot. We also talk about the LA Chargers beating the Cleveland Browns 47-42. We talk about Justin's Herbert becoming a star, the Browns trying to carry Chargers running back Austin Ekeler into the end zone, and Cleveland's questionable play-calling surrounding Baker Mayfield. Then, The Big G goes into a rant after seeing his beloved Jacksonville Jaguars lose their 20th straight game to the Tennessee Titans. Finally, Alex and I agree to a friendly wager between his Dolphins and my Jags who meet in London this Sunday.
Oct 11, 2021
In this episode, DFS expert Charles Sears and I talk about our favorite Week 5 Cash plays. First, we talk our favorite quarterbacks. Charles likes Daniel Jones at $6,000. Jones is coming off a 400-yard passing effort next week and offers upside in a potential shootout against the Dallas Cowboys. I really like New England Patriots rookie Mac Jones or San Francisco's young passer Trey Lance. I really like Mac's consistent passing and Lance's rushing upside in his first NFL start. To running back, I start with my favorite running back play in Titans star Derrick Henry. With his workload and facing the Jaguars defense, I think Henry could smash on Sunday. Charles asks me on my view of Charles star Austin Ekeler. I also explain why two Florida rushers, Jacksonville's James Robinson and Tampa's Leonard Fournette, could be lined up for big days on Sunday. At receiver, we both agree Davonte Adams is the easy cash play with his target share in the Green Bay Packers offense. Charles even wants to stack Adams and Aaron Jones in cash. We look at Cowboy receivers Amari Cooper and Ceedee Lamb within $100 of each other against the Giants. Charles prefers taking the running backs with Cooper's rib injury. I also bring up Bucs receiver Antonio Brown at $5,200 with several potential targers against the Miami Dolphins. Chargers receiver Keenan Allen also attracts some attention at $6,500. With no Travis Kelce this week, Charles will look elsewhere for his cash tight end. We really like Ricky Seals-Jones as a punt play at the minimum $2,500. We also mention Jared Cook and Evan Engram. At defense, we both like saving some money with the Washington Football Team at just $2,300. We also look at more expensive defenses.
Oct 8, 2021
In this episode, Kentucky Wildcat and Atlanta Braves fan Larry Gritton and I talk all things UK and Braves. First, we look at Kentucky's first win over Florida in Lexington since 1986. We both mentioned how Lexington's crowd contributed to Florida's false-start penalties. We also looked at how UK won despite Florida controlling the football for most of the game. We also preview Kentucky's meeting with LSU in Lexington this weekend. Then, we switch to Baldy's Braves. Despite losing star outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. to a torn ACL, the Braves won the NL East. In July, Braves general manager Alex Anthopoulos remade Atlanta's outfield by adding Joc Pederson, Eddie, Rosario, and Adam Duvall. Two promising Braves finally showed their talent in 2021. Third baseman Austin Riley led the Braves with a .303 average, 33 home runs, and 107 RBIs. Meanwhile, southpaw Max Fried finished an unbelievable second half by winning the NL Pitcher of the Month. In September, Fried pitched to a 1.54 ERA, which included a key shutout over the San Diego Padres. We look into the Braves NLDS matchup with the Milwaukee Brewers, which begins Friday. We then look back at the 2012 NL Wild Card game, which took place on this date. There, the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Atlanta in MLB's first Wild Card game. In the bottom of eighth with two runners on and one out, Andrelton Simmons popped a 3-2 pitch from Mitchell Boggs into the outfield. Cards shortstop Pete Kozma and left-fielder Matt Holliday could not catch the ball, and Atlanta should have loaded the bases. Unfortunately for Braves fans, Sam Holbrook made one of the most controversial calls with his famous infield fly ruling. Instead of loading the bases with one out, the Braves were unable to score. Not only did the Braves lose, but this game also marked the end of Chipper Jones' MLB career. We also preview both Wild Card games. First, the Boston Red Sox host the New York Yankees at Fenway Park. Tomorrow, the LA Dodgers host the St. Louis Cardinals. We are interested in seeing what Yankees ace Gerrit Cole will do in his biggest start this season. We also can't wait to see two veterans in Adam Wainwright and Max Scherzer pitch tomorrow night.
Oct 5, 2021