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Week 5 NFL Fantasy Advice

CE Manager 12 hours, 50 minutes ago
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Daily Fantasy has woven itself into the fabric of sports betting, whether the leagues want to consider it gambling or not. Each week Covers Expert and regular DFS player Scott Rickenbach will breakdown the best buys in NFL daily fantasy, comparing players priced in the same range and giving you the edge when it comes to which player is the best bang for your DFS buck.

Running Back

LeGarrette Blount, New England Patriots ($6,200) vs. Alfred Morris, Washington Redskins ($6,300)

Blount was a fantasy sleeper in Week 3, rushing for 78 yards on 18 carries and scoring three touchdowns for a grand total of 27.7 points. That big performance did come against the Jaguars, so we don’t expect that big a day from him against Dallas. But Blount will likely have plenty of short shots at the end zone against a Cowboys defense that has been worn down over the last two weeks. This is a low-risk, high-reward RB selection if there ever was one.

We faded Morris two weeks ago in favor of Dallas RB Joseph Randle and it paid out big time. He’s been limited to just 1.9 and 7.5 points in the past two weeks, splitting the work load with Matt Jones and Chris Thompson. Morris faces a Falcons defense that held Houston to just 54 yards on the ground and is warming up to new head coach Dan Quinn’s system.

Buy: Blount

Wide Receiver

Rueben Randle, New York Giants ($5,300) vs. Kendell Wright, Tennessee Titans ($5,700)

The Niners have been burned for big plays this season, so we expect them to be guarding against Odell Beckham Jr. deep, leaving plenty of room for Randle underneath. With Victor Cruz still on the shelf, Randle’s stepped up with 147 yards and two touchdowns the past two weeks. He’s a big receiver who can bully smaller corners and is quick enough to burn safeties and linebackers. He’s a matchup nightmare for defenses.

Wright has been rookie QB Marcus Mariota’s favorite target through three games, with 213 yards and two touchdowns for an average of 13.7 DFS points per game. He’s a great value buy most weeks but with Tennessee facing the Bills defense, which has allowed only 6.2 yards per pass attempt (5th lowest in the NFL), we are passing on Wright in Week 5.

Buy: Randle

Tight End

Richard Rodgers, Green Bay Packers ($5,100) vs. Zach Ertz, Philadelphia Eagles ($5,000)

Rodgers had a nice Week 4, with a touchdown and 45 yards on five catches. The other Rodgers – Aaron – threw to him six times, but many of those looks were releases with the Niners defense getting pressure on the QB, who was sacked three times last Sunday. The tight end position hasn’t been very active in the Packers offense, used more as a blocker, and with Davante Adams getting healthier, the “other Rodgers” could fade back into obscurity in Week 5.

Ertz was supposed to be Chip Kelly’s secret weapon, but the third-year TE hasn’t done much in 2015. He’s totaled only 15.4 DFS points on the season and had just two catches for 11 yards versus Washington, with fellow TE Brent Celek “vulturing” a touchdown catch in the third quarter of last Sunday’s game. However, the price has never been more right with Ertz, and neither has the matchup. New Orleans has already allowed 332 total yards and three touchdowns to rival TEs this year, after giving up just 581 total yards and four scores in 2014.

Buy: Ertz


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Thursday Night Football Picks & Advice

CE Manager 17 hours, 24 minutes ago
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Week 5 of the NFL season gets underway with a battle in Houston. The Texans welcome the Indianapolis Colts to town for the first of 2 meetings this season. Indianapolis will look to find a spark without starting quarterback Andrew Luck, while Houston is trying to get off 1 win for the year.

It has been a successful start to the season for the Covers Experts, and their winners for TNF are locked in!

Power Sports: 24-12, +$8,890 - 10* Thursday Night Total Power

Matt Fargo: 19-11, +$7,040 - 10* NFL Thursday Night Primetime

Jesse Schule: 21-11, +$6,591 - NFL Thursday Night Smackdown


In college action, the Washington Huskies head to Southern California for a date with the high-powered Trojans. Washington will try to bounce back from a tough loss to Cal last week, while USC will be well rested coming off a bye week.

The Covers Experts have their cards ready for another week of NCAAF domination!

Power Sports: 27-16, +$8,596 - Thursday Night Power-House

Marc Lawrence: 16-6, +$7,716 - Thursday Night CFB Key Play

Steve Merril: 12-4, +$7,280 - NCAAF TV Cash - Wash/USC



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- Covers Team

ALDS Doubleheader - Picks & Advice

CE Manager 21 hours, 54 minutes ago
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It doesn't get any better than October baseball. The playoffs have arrived and our Experts have their cards locked and loaded with winners to guide you through the post season.

Unsure of who to go with? Check out the top playoff cappers from last season:

Larry Ness: 15-9 for +$4,604

Matt Fargo: 13-9 for +$3,930

Will Rogers: 15-10 for +$2,140


Here are the top performers from the 2015 regular season:

Larry Ness: 307-240 for +$23,693

Marc Lawrence: 127-103 for +$10,026

SPS Investors: 38-26 for +$4,800 (Joined late in the season)


We've got a doubleheader in the American League today with two very intruguing matchups.

3:30 PM ET: Texas vs. Toronto (Blue Jays -225, O/U 7.5)

- Perfect 10 Club: Big Al's 100% Baseball Beauty

- Fargo's 10* ALDS thursday Game 1 R/L Winner

- Burns' First 10* MLB Playoffs Blue Chip Total

7:30 PM ET: Houston vs. Kansas City (Royals -140, O/U 7.5)

- Merril's 10* MLB Playoffs Grand Slam

- Ness' 10* Game 1 ALDS Showdown

- Power Sports' 10* MLB Total Power


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- Covers Team

Week 6 NCAAF Line Watch

CE Manager Oct 7, 2015
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Covers Expert Steve Merril breaks down key NFL/NCAAF games in his *new* football podcast - listen here!

SPREAD TO BET NOW: Minnesota -3 (at Purdue)

Minnesota and Purdue played two totally different games last week. While the Golden Gophers got shutout 27-0 at Northwestern, the Boilermakers lost a close 24-21 game at home to Michigan State. Off such performances, we can expect Minnesota to have more motivation while Purdue figures to be flat.

The oddsmakers opened Minnesota as a 1.5-point favorite in this game, and early money has pushed that line up to -3. Based on my power ratings, the line is still a tad short, and it wouldn't be a surprise if this line goes up throughout the week. Lay the 3 points with Minnesota now.


SPREAD TO WAIT ON: Washington State +17 (at Oregon)

Oregon won 41-24 in Colorado last Saturday night, and off that win, the public may think the Ducks are back to themselves after getting embarrassed by Utah 62-20 at home in their previous game. But Oregon still has serious issues, and they can't be trusted in this pointspread range.

Washington State comes in with a 2-2 SU record with their two losses coming by a combined 13 points. The Cougars have been a scrappy team, and since they possess a strong passing offense, they always have backdoor potential if needed. Wait this game out, and grab at least an extra half point on Washington State.


TOTAL TO WATCH: Navy/Notre Dame 54.5

Notre Dame just faced a triple-option offense a few weeks ago; the Irish beat Georgia Tech 30-22. Notre Dame allowed the Yellow Jackets to score just 6 points in the first 59 minutes of the game before Georgia Tech miraculously scored two touchdowns in the final minute. That experience will have Notre Dame more prepared to stop Navy's triple-option offense in this game.

The total on this game opened at 55 at the majority of sports books, but it has been bet down slightly to 54.5. There's no reason to expect a high-scoring game, especially since Navy has held their four opponents to a total of just 15.0 points per game this season. This total will likely drop even lower as the week goes on, so take the Under now.



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MLB - N.L. Wildcard Game

CE Manager Oct 5, 2015
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The air is cool, the summer is coming to a close and that can mean only one thing... playoff baseball has arrived! Our Experts have their plays locked and loaded for you so don't miss out! After a season of massive profits headlined by Covers Expert Larry Ness who closed with a whopping +$23,693 in profits!


Let's check in on the top playoff Experts from last season:

Larry Ness: 15-9 for +$4,604

Matt Fargo: 13-9 for +$3,930

Will Rogers: 15-10 for +$2,140

Let's also check in the 2014/2015 Regular Season:

Larry Ness: 307-240 for +$23,693

Marc Lawrence: 127-103 for +$10,026

SPS Investors: 38-26 for +$4,800 (Joined late in the season)


N.L. Wildcard - Chicago Cubs vs Pittsburg Pirates:

The Pittsburgh Pirates and Chicago Cubs went through 162 games and ended up with the second and third best records in the major leagues, respectively. The two will square off and continue to spark debate about the postseason format when the Cubs visit the Pirates on Wednesday in the one-game National League wild-card playoff for the right to face the MLB-best St. Louis Cardinals in the divisional round.

Schules 10* N.L Wildcard | Power Sports 10* N.L. Power House | The Coach's 10* N.L Total


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- Covers Team