Thursday’s Lead: 300-1 National Title Longshot and Fantasy Football QB Projections

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Mike Christy-USA TODAY Sports; Pictured: Arizona Wildcats Head Coach Mike Sumlin

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NCAAF: CFB Longshots: Err On Zona

Khalil Tate has more jukes than a Nissan dealership and a decent arm to boot. He’s also got a new coach (Kevin Sumlin) whose success has always come on the back of a dynamic quarterback. Arizona is 300-1 to win the national title, but Collin Wilson thinks the Wildcats and three other longshots deserve some Hail Mary dollars on their CFB Playoff and title odds

Best Nonconference Games
Washington-Auburn. Miami-LSU. USC-Texas. All Top 25 showdowns in an opening month filled with juicy, season-defining nonconference matchups. How should you bet them? We employ a man named Stuckey to answer that very question

Pac-12 Previews
Oregon State? Gonna be terrible. USC? Expect a Clay Helton flop. UCLA? With a brutal schedule and a roster getting used to Chip Kelly’s quirks, don’t expect to see the Bruins in a bowl game. Needless to say, Collin Wilson’s not quite as excited about these Pac-12 teams as he is about Arizona…

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A free trial plus 60% off your first year’s subscription? Um… yes please. Take advantage of our limited time sign-up offer and bet like a PRO this season…

Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports; Pictured: Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3)

FANTASY: Let’s Pick Some Quarterbacks

If you thought this column was going to revolve around whether to go Brady or Rodgers, you’re further off than a Jamarcus Russell slant route. Matthew Freedman explains why it’s best to wait until the late rounds before selecting your fantasy football QB…

QB Projections
We employ the consensus top fantasy football ranker in all the land. His name is Sean Koerner, and he really likes numbers — so much so that he put together detailed projections on every fantasy player imaginable. It’s surprising to see where Russell Wilson, Patrick Mahomes, and Jimmy Garoppolo ended up…

Preseason Betting
Want to win money on tonight’s preseason games? Step 1: Follow the line movement. Step 2: Read Ian Hartitz’s breakdown of every matchup


Mark Your Calendar: Scheduling is a major issue for the NBA, and Matt Moore thinks these three Left Coast squads will have their win total affected by brutal schedules…

“I’ll Take That Bet”: Former NFL lineman Geoff Schwartz and college football expert Dan Rubenstein wager on Week 1, Heisman hopefuls, win totals, and more

Ronaldo: Will Cristiano Ronaldo be the top goalscorer in Italy’s Serie A? The chiseled forward is favored to score the most (goals, not the other thing sickos), but Martin Laurence likes two +1000 players as well

They’re Going For Distance: After a very controversial (cough “corrupt”) finish in the first GGG-Canelo fight, bettors think Alvarez has eaten enough questionable meat to take Gennady the distance again

Wyndham Side Action: Sobel, Jennings, and Sleeze wager a handful of pesos and draft six-golfer squads for the Wyndham Championship…

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