1. Detroit Lions Round 1 Big Board Ahead of the Combine

    The Detroit Lions have a few holes to fill and only one first-round pick to snag a young starter or major contributor. That's why general manager Martin Mayhew surely has his big board ready to rock before the 2014 NFL combine...

    Brandon Alisoglu Written by Brandon Alisoglu about 5 months ago 8,214 reads 53 comments

  2. 5 Realistic Trade Scenarios for Detroit Lions to Pursue This Offseason

    What if I told you the Detroit Lions have at least five realistic trade scenarios? OK. You're right. They should probably be classified as somewhat realistic to keep it kosher, but it's the offseason...

    Brandon Alisoglu Written by Brandon Alisoglu about 5 months ago 22,131 reads 146 comments

  3. 2014 NFL Draft Prospects Who Could Be Instant Starters for Detroit Lions

    The Detroit Lions are in win-now mode with Calvin Johnson squarely in his prime. Finding someone to start opposite him —or in a few other notable spots like linebacker and ...

    Brandon Alisoglu Written by Brandon Alisoglu about 5 months ago 12,897 reads 98 comments

  4. Setting Odds for Detroit Lions Signing Their Top 7 Free Agent Targets

    You've read many articles claiming to have the best free-agent fit for the Detroit Lions or listened to radio hosts scream that the Lions can't let Willie Young walk...

    Brandon Alisoglu Written by Brandon Alisoglu about 5 months ago 9,081 reads 12 comments

  5. NFL Free Agency: 5 Players Teams Should Avoid

    NFL free agency is a time of optimism and hope. So leave it to me to spread some disdain by naming players who might not be as shiny as the package looks. But let's be clear. Not every player here should be avoided because he has no value...

    Brandon Alisoglu Written by Brandon Alisoglu about 5 months ago 2,403 reads 1 comments

  6. Detroit Lions: State of the Franchise at the Start of the 2014 Offseason

    As a Detroit Lions fan, the best part of your year is here: the offseason. Let's celebrate! In all seriousness, there's a lot going on. The salary cap needs to be addressed, and a few key players are eligible for new contracts...

    Brandon Alisoglu Written by Brandon Alisoglu about 5 months ago 8,869 reads 35 comments

  7. Super Bowl XLVIII: Prop Betting Our Way to the Pick Against the Spread

    It's Super Bowl XLVIII . It's the Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks, the best teams in their respective conferences all season. Do you really need an intro to an article about player prop bets and the spread? You do? Too bad...

    Brandon Alisoglu Written by Brandon Alisoglu about 5 months ago 1,078 reads 3 comments

  8. 8 Dream Offseason Additions for These 8 NFL Teams

    Some media types will lie to you. They'll tell you that the mood at NFL training camps is upbeat because every team has a chance. That's about as ridiculous as betting on the Chicago Cubs every year because eventually it "has to be their year...

    Brandon Alisoglu Written by Brandon Alisoglu about 5 months ago 1,639 reads 3 comments

  9. 6 Late-Round Sleepers Who Would Be Perfect for the Detroit Lions

    First-round picks get all the attention, but winning teams consistently find contributors in every phase of the NFL draft...

    Brandon Alisoglu Written by Brandon Alisoglu about 6 months ago 11,025 reads 49 comments

  10. Super Bowl XLVIII: 5 Under-the-Radar Players Who Will Determine Outcome

    If you've been following the mainstream media during Super Bowl XLVIII hype week, you may be shocked to learn there are 22 players on the field on any given play. I understand...

    Brandon Alisoglu Written by Brandon Alisoglu about 6 months ago 516 reads 4 comments

  11. Detroit Lions: A Position-by-Position Primer for Free Agency

    The Detroit Lions are coming off a disappointing 2013 season and should be looking to the offseason with a sense of urgency. Obviously, besides the draft, the best way the Lions can improve would be through free agency...

    Brandon Alisoglu Written by Brandon Alisoglu about 6 months ago 7,439 reads 38 comments

  12. NFL Playoff Predictions: Picks Against the Spread for AFC and NFC Championships

    This Sunday is the last real parlay opportunity for all those who love picking NFL games against the spread. Don't screw it up. Me? I'm still riding high off a successful Chargers +8, San Francisco -3 and under 41...

    Brandon Alisoglu Written by Brandon Alisoglu about 6 months ago 39,880 reads 102 comments

  13. 10 Impending Free Agents in Desperate Need of a Change of Scenery

    America was built on second chances. And like the Pilgrims who needed a fresh start in new surroundings, there are plenty of NFL free agents ready to live the less famous version of the American dream...

    Brandon Alisoglu Written by Brandon Alisoglu about 6 months ago 831 reads 4 comments

  14. Detroit Lions Free Agents: Who Is in Play for the Franchise Tag?

    The Detroit Lions have 14 unrestricted free agents to consider re-signing, but are any of those players worthy of a franchise-tag designation? To the uninitiated, the franchise ...

    Brandon Alisoglu Written by Brandon Alisoglu about 6 months ago 9,402 reads 38 comments

  15. Detroit Lions Free Agency: Keep, Walk or Tag Options for Every Free Agent

    From former first rounders to backup quarterbacks, the Detroit Lions have plenty of decisions to make regarding their unrestricted free agents. With the disappointing 1-6 slide to end the season, it's easy to forget that this was a talented team...

    Brandon Alisoglu Written by Brandon Alisoglu about 6 months ago 15,011 reads 66 comments

  16. 8 Best Bets to Make the 2014 NFL Playoffs

    The Wild Card Round is in the books, and if you listened to me, you've still got some money in your wallet to play with...

    Brandon Alisoglu Written by Brandon Alisoglu about 6 months ago 1,247 reads 2 comments

  17. 8 Contracts Detroit Lions Must Reevaluate This Offseason

    Before Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew can start wooing potential free agents or even narrowing down potential draft picks, he needs to determine what to do with those ...

    Brandon Alisoglu Written by Brandon Alisoglu about 6 months ago 12,604 reads 42 comments

  18. NFL Playoffs: 4 Teams You Don't Want to Bet Against

    The NFL playoffs are finally here! No, my team isn't in it (the Lions never are). But I'm excited and handing out exclamation points because there is some serious money buried in the Super Bowl betting odds...

    Brandon Alisoglu Written by Brandon Alisoglu about 6 months ago 6,210 reads 12 comments

  19. 5 Bold Predictions for Detroit Lions' Week 17 Matchup

    The Detroit Lions will stumble into Minnesota after a disastrous 1-5 slide. All hope for the postseason is gone, but players can still secure pride and future employment in the final week of the season...

    Brandon Alisoglu Written by Brandon Alisoglu about 7 months ago 5,914 reads 15 comments

  20. NFL Week 17 Odds, Lines, Spreads for Each Game

    We've reached Week 17 of my NFL picks against the spread, and I can say I learned one thing this season: It's much more fun when you have something on the line. Sunday, I arrived at my friend's house for the Detroit Lions game...

    Brandon Alisoglu Written by Brandon Alisoglu about 7 months ago 14,326 reads 20 comments

  21. Who's Really to Blame for Detroit Lions' Late-Season Collapse?

    Things aren't exactly going according to the plan the Detroit Lions laid out when they were 6-3. Back then, we were "safe" to start discussing first-round opponents...

    Brandon Alisoglu Written by Brandon Alisoglu about 7 months ago 4,845 reads 62 comments

  22. NFL Week 16 Odds, Lines, Spreads for Each Game

    My hate for the San Diego Chargers softens a bit while I have a conflict of conscience with the Green Bay Packers in an emotional NFL Week 16 picks against the spread...

    Brandon Alisoglu Written by Brandon Alisoglu about 7 months ago 10,988 reads 10 comments

  23. Breaking Down the Evolution of Matthew Stafford

    Matthew Stafford has evolved into the Detroit Lions ' franchise quarterback. Mostly. Kind of. Confused? That's understandable. We all are when it comes to Stafford...

    Brandon Alisoglu Written by Brandon Alisoglu about 7 months ago 5,112 reads 26 comments

  24. NFL Week 15 Odds, Lines, Spreads for Each Game

    I was going to make some bold proclamation, compare myself to Kanye West and write as a wrestling heel to kick off my NFL Week 15 picks against the spread. I wanted the spotlight...

    Brandon Alisoglu Written by Brandon Alisoglu about 7 months ago 11,860 reads 3 comments

  25. Detroit Lions: Why Larry Warford Is the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year

    Larry Warford is the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year. I don't care who actually wins the award...

    Brandon Alisoglu Written by Brandon Alisoglu about 7 months ago 5,393 reads 27 comments