Conference Title Games NFL Picks: Spreads, Props and More

After 19 weeks of football, we are down to the final four. The six seed Tennessee Titans and two seed Kansas City Chiefs will battle to represent the AFC while the one seed San Francisco 49ers and two seed Green Bay Packers will battle to represent the NFC in Super Bowl 54. Both games are rematches from the regular season with the Titans and 49ers pulling out the victory. Will the outcomes be the same Sunday? We shall see.

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Tennessee Titans Pre Free Agency Seven Round Mock Draft

The Tennessee Titans’ 2019 season was a ride of ups and downs. The team started the season 2-4 before Mike Vrabel made a change at quarterback. He benched Marcus Mariota for offseason addition Ryan Tannehill. The team finished the season 7-3 and claimed the final AFC Wild Card spot with a 9-7 record. Their season ended in the AFC Conference Championship game, losing the eventual Super Bowl champions Kansas City Chiefs 35-24.

Divisional Round NFL Picks: Spreads, Props and More

Wild Card weekend was full of great games, all of which ended as a one-possession game. Three of the four wild card teams won, upsetting some potential Superbowl favorites in the New Orleans Saints and New England Patriots. For those of you who lost money on Saints or Patriots futures bets, this weekend is a great opportunity to make it back.

Week 16 NFL Picks: Spreads, Props and More

Two weeks to go in the 2019 NFL season and the playoff picture is starting to come together. The most important game this week is between the Dallas Cowboys and Philadelphia Eagles. The winner of that game will control their destiny in the NFC East division race. With several critical games this week now is the time to put down some money to buy extra Christmas presents.

Week 14 NFL Picks: Spreads, Props and More

It’s week 14 and that means we have four weeks left in the 2019 NFL regular season. A handful of teams have been eliminated from the playoffs while a few can lock up playoff spots tomorrow. There are several games this week with serious playoff implications including the Sunday night game between the Seattle Seahawks and Los Angles Rams. With so many critical games this weekend, expect a lot of entertaining games with close outcomes.

Week Five NFL Picks: Spreads, Props and More

Thursday night’s game between the Los Angeles Rams and Seattle Seahawks was an exciting contest, especially in the second half. Both offenses came to life with the Seahawks ultimately winning, 30-29 after Greg Zuerlein missed a game-winning field goal. If you got the Rams +1.5 you barely covered while the total of 48.5 easily went over. If half of the games on Sunday are as good as Thursday night’s, NFL and gambling fans are in for another great day of football.

Post Free Agency 2020 NFL Mock Draft: Round Two

The 2020 NFL league year officially kicked off about a week ago. Since then we have had dozens and dozens of players move in free agency as well as several trades, including some no one saw coming. However, free agency is cooling off and most of the big name players have agreed to new deals. With the NFL draft less than a month away, it’s time to focus again on mock drafts.

12 Buy Low Dynasty Quarterbacks

The 2020 NFL draft is a little more than a month behind us and rookie drafts are wrapping up. With everyone in love with their new shiny rookie players, now is the time to buy low on players coming off a bad year, veterans with something left in the tank, or cheap long shots. For quarterbacks it’s hard to gauge their trade value, whether you play in a single quarterback league or a super flex league. However, we all know playing in a one quarterback league is lame and super flex is the new standard. With that said, I’ve put together 12 quarterbacks who fit into five categories that dynasty fantasy owners should look into trading for, especially if you are hurting at the position.

Five Bold Predictions for the Atlanta Falcons

The 2019 NFL season was one of two halves for the Atlanta Falcons. After starting the season 1-7, many thought the Falcons were heading towards a top-five pick in the 2020 draft. However, after their week nine bye, the Falcons turned it around, going 6-2 over their last eight games and finished second in the NFC South with a 7-9 record. The second half turnaround saved head coach Dan Quinn’s job. No one believed the team could turn their season around last year, so here are my five bold predictions for the Falcons in 2020.

2017 NFL Re-Draft: How Things Should Have Played Out

The deadline to exercise the fifth-year options for the 2017 first-round picks has come and gone. Of the 32 picks, 18 of them had their option exercised. However, four of the top five picks had their option declined. Now that it has been three seasons since this draft class entered the league, it’s fair to look back and redo the draft. For the purposes of this re-draft, I’m going to keep all trades in place but make my decisions based on current rosters.

Fantasy Football Rookie Rankings: Tight Ends

The 2020 NFL draft is in the rearview mirror and dynasty fantasy owners are having their rookie drafts. During these drafts, dynasty owners have either helped or hurt the future of their teams. To help dynasty owners with their rookie drafts, six of The Scorecrow’s fantasy football writers have put together a list of their top rookies.

Fantasy Football Rookie Rankings: Wide Receivers

The 2020 NFL draft is in the rearview mirror and dynasty fantasy owners are having their rookie drafts. During these drafts, dynasty owners have either helped or hurt the future of their teams. To help dynasty owners with their rookie drafts, six of The Scorecrow’s fantasy football writers have put together a list of their top rookies.

Fantasy Football Rookie Rankings: Quarterbacks

The 2020 NFL draft is in the rearview mirror and dynasty fantasy owners are having their rookie drafts. During these drafts, dynasty owners have either helped or hurt the future of their teams. To help dynasty owners with their rookie drafts, six of The Scorecrow’s fantasy football writers have put together a list of their top rookies.

Fantasy Football Rookie Rankings: Running Backs

The 2020 NFL draft is in the rearview mirror and dynasty fantasy owners are having their rookie drafts. During these drafts, dynasty owners have either helped or hurt the future of their teams. To help dynasty owners with their rookie drafts, six of The Scorecrow’s fantasy football writers have put together a list of their top rookies.

2020 NFL Draft Gambling Roundtable

The 2020 NFL draft is finally here! With no live sports for several weeks now, the draft has been the center of the sports world. In addition to being the center of the sports world, it is also the center of the sports gambling world. There are hundreds of different bets that can be made from over/under on player’s draft selection to the number of cornerbacks selected in the first round to which quarterback will be drafted second after Joe Burrow.

2020 NFL Mock Draft: Quarantine Edition (Round Two)

The 2020 NFL draft is a week away and it will be a draft like we’ve never seen before. No live events, teams unable to have a war room, and commissioner Rodger Goodell will be announcing the first round of the draft from his basement; all of this is because of COVID-19. Now hopefully, everyone is staying home and staying safe, but being under quarantine can drive a man (or six) bored out of his mind. So with extra time on our hands, six of our NFL draft experts (Mike Fanelli, Givanni Damico, Zach Gotlieb, Mason Thompson, Connor Neal, Brady Podloski) bring you a two-round mock draft.

2020 NFL Mock Draft: Quarantine Edition (Round One)

The 2020 NFL draft is a week away and it will be a draft like we’ve never seen before. No live events, teams unable to have a war room, and commissioner Rodger Goodell will be announcing the first round of the draft from his basement; all of this is because of COVID-19. Now hopefully, everyone is staying home and staying safe, but being under quarantine can drive a man (or six) bored out of his mind. So with extra time on our hands, six of our NFL draft experts (Mike Fanelli, Givanni Damico, Zach Gotlieb, Mason Thompson, Connor Neal, Brady Podloski) bring you a two-round mock draft.

Tennessee Titans Post Free Agency Seven Round Mock Draft

The Tennessee Titans were very active in free agency this offseason. They first came to a long term deal with Ryan Tannehill which allowed them to place the franchise tag on Derrick Henry. Jack Conklin signed with the Cleveland Browns but the Titans quickly re-signed top back up offensive tackle Dennis Kelly, who will take over as the starting right tackle, replacing Conklin.

San Francisco 49ers Post Free Agency Seven Round Mock Draft

The 2019 season ended in disappointment for the San Francisco 49ers, losing in the Super Bowl to the Kansas City Chiefs. In the lead up to free agency, many wondered if the 49ers would stick with Jimmy Garoppolo or try to make a move for Tom Brady. In the end, the 49ers decided to back Garoppolo for at least one more season and believe they have the pieces in place to make another Super Bowl run.

Las Vegas Raiders Post Free Agency Seven Round Mock Draft

The offseason for the Raiders was very different from every other franchise, thanks to the move from Oakland to Las Vegas. The 2020 NFL draft was supposed to be held in Las Vegas but COVID-19 had other plans. Thankfully, the draft will still happen on time and the Raiders still have seven picks, including two in the first round and five within the first 100 selections.

Fantasy Football Roundtable: Best Free Agent Landing Spots (Part One)

It’s the offseason and that means the NFL world is moving slowly. Actually, who am I kidding. Free agency is almost here and where players sign will have ripple impact throughout the league. Not only for Super Bowl odds next year but also for dynasty fantasy owners. Each signing changes the views for not only that player but the rest of the team he’s leaving and joining, as well as potential landing spots for rookies.

Minnesota Vikings Post Free Agency Seven Round Mock Draft

Entering the offseason, the Minnesota Vikings faced several critical decisions. With basically no cap space, the Vikings had to let go of several veterans. Xavier Rhodes and Linval Joseph were released while Everson Griffen and Trae Waynes were just a few of the free agents the team couldn’t afford to re-sign. However, the Vikings were able to sign Kirk Cousins to an extension that opened up the cap space needed to put the franchise tag on Anthony Harris.

New England Patriots Post Free Agency Seven Round Mock Draft

Needless to say, this is an offseason New England Patriot fans will never forget. After 20 years and six Super Bowl victories, Tom Brady signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. With Brady now in Tampa Bay, Jarrett Stidham and recently sign Brian Hoyer will reportedly battle for the starting quarterback job this summer. While Brady was the biggest loss this offseason for the Patriots, they lost several key defensive playmakers like Kyle Van Noy, Jamie Collins, and Danny Shelton.

Dallas Cowboys Post Free Agency Seven Round Mock Draft

Entering free agency everything for the Dallas Cowboys centered around Dak Prescott. To no one’s surprised, the Cowboys placed the franchise tag on Dak as they try to work out a long term deal. However, with the new Collective Bargaining Agreement put in place, the Cowboys were no longer able to also transition tag Amari Cooper. Luckily for the Cowboys, despite a strong push from the Washington Redskins, Cooper never wanted to leave Dallas and re-signed on a five-year deal.

Washington Redskins Post Free Agency Seven Round Mock Draft

After years of being overly aggressive in free agency, the Washington Redskins have learned to “shop smart”. Instead of signing big name guys to awful contracts, they have learned to focus on smaller and smarter deals. They started the offseason by placing the franchise tag on star right guard Brandon Scherff. Starting left guard Ereck Flowers signed a massive deal with the Miami Dolphins. The Redskins were wise not to match and instead sign former Atlanta Falcons’ guard Wes Schweitzer to a deal for half the cost. They made a run at Amari Cooper but he ultimately decided to re-sign with the Dallas Cowboys.

Post Free Agency 2020 NFL Mock Draft: Round One

The 2020 NFL league year officially kicked off about a week ago. Since then we have had dozens and dozens of players move in free agency as well as several trades, including some no one saw coming. However, free agency is cooling off and most of the big name players have agreed to new deals. With the NFL draft less than a month away, it’s time to focus again on mock drafts.

Best Fantasy Landing Spot For Top Remaining Free Agents

Every year free agency is full of surprises but this year has been extra wild. Tom Brady is now a Buccaneer, DeAndre Hopkins was traded to the Cardinals without the Texans getting back a first-round pick, and the Colts gave up a top 15 pick and a boatload of money for DeForest Buckner while also signing Philip Rivers to a one year deal. We are almost a week into free agency, yet a lot of players haven’t signed new deals.

Week Three NFL Picks: Spreads, Props and More

Yesterday the New England Patriots released Antonio Brown and the spread dropped half a point; no surprise there as the New York Jets are starting their third string quarterback. However, it’s week three and another chance to make some cash. To recap last week, Mike was 7-8 ATS and was a flawless 3-0 on his favorite bets. Meanwhile, Gio was 9-6 ATS but just 1-2 on his favorite bets. In total, we both went 10-8 on our 18 bets from last week (55.5% hit rate). However, neither of us are professional gamblers nor know everything there is to sports betting, but it’s always fun to have some money on the line when watching the games so let’s see how we do in week three.

Fantasy Football Roundtable: Best Free Agent Landing Spots (Part Two)

It’s the offseason and that means the NFL world is moving slowly. Actually, who am I kidding. Free agency is almost here and where players sign will have ripple impact throughout the league. Not only for Super Bowl odds next year but also for dynasty fantasy owners. Each signing changes the views for not only that player but the rest of the team he’s leaving and joining, as well as potential landing spots for rookies.

Cincinnati Bengals Pre Free Agency Seven Round Mock Draft

Needless to say, the highlight of the Cincinnati Bengals’ 2019 season was landing the top pick in the 2020 NFL draft. The team finished the season 2-14, with wins over the New York Jets and the Cleveland Browns. The Bengals didn’t win a game till week 13, which was the first week of December. Obviously, this isn’t how head coach Zac Taylor wanted his first season in Cincinnati to go but the team can now properly start to rebuild around their top overall pick.

Dallas Cowboys Pre Free Agency Seven Round Mock Draft

Entering the 2019 season, the Dallas Cowboys had Super Bowl expectations. After starting the season 3-0, averaging 32.3 points per game, Dak Prescott was looking like the second coming of Patrick Mahomes and well deserving of being the highest-paid quarterback in the league. However, the Cowboys struggled to be consistent on both sides of the ball the rest of the season and went 5-8 over their last 13 games, finishing 8-8 on the year. Unable to clinch the NFC East title in week 16, the Cowboys ended up missing the playoffs.

New England Patriots Pre Free Agency Seven Round Mock Draft

The 2019 NFL season didn’t end the way the New England Patriots had hoped. After starting the season 8-0 the Patriots suffered their first defeat of the season to the Baltimore Ravens 37-20 in week nine. The team was 10-1 entering December and normally the Patriots are almost unbeatable during the last month of the season. However, the Patriots finished the month 2-3, including a week 17 loss at home against the Miami Dolphins which dropped them down to the three seed in the AFC playoffs.

Wild Card Round NFL Picks: Spreads, Props and More

The 2019 NFL regular season is over and now just 12 teams remain in the chase for a Super Bowl trophy. Wild Card weekend starts tomorrow and we have four games over the next two days, where it’s simple: win or go home! Many betters have already put money down on futures bets for conference champions and Super Bowl winners. However, let’s not miss out on the great action in this weekend’s games.

Pittsburgh Steelers Pre Free Agency Seven Round Mock Draft

When the Pittsburgh Steelers lost Ben Roethlisberger in week two, many expected the Steelers to finish with a bottom five record and draft his replacement in 2020. Instead, the team made the trade of the year, shipping off their first-round pick to the Miami Dolphins for unhappy safety Minkah Fitzpatrick. At the time, the Steelers were 0-2 and many wondered if the Steelers had just traded away a chance at Tua Tagovailoa for a safety. Instead, the duo of Mason Rudolph and Devlin Hodges managed to keep the Steelers in the playoff race till the final Sunday of the regular season.

Mike’s 2020 NFL Mock Draft 2.0 (Round Two)

Yesterday I posted part one of my 2.0 mock draft. Today we have part two. After projecting six hypothetical trades in round one, there are five more hypothetical trades in round two. As I mentioned yesterday, everyone loves a mock draft, so while we wait for the combine and then free agency to happen, enjoy the rest of my 2.0 mock draft. Without further ado, the Cincinnati Bengals are back on the clock.

Mike’s 2020 NFL Mock Draft 2.0 (Round One)

The 2019 NFL season came and went in what feels like in a New York minute. However, the offseason is just getting started. Teams are beginning to cut veterans to open up cap space and the NFL Combine is almost here. Everyone loves a mock draft, so while we wait for the combine and then free agency to happen, enjoy my 2.0 mock draft. Today I will be sharing part one (the first round), which has six hypothetical trades in it. Part two (the second round) will be out tomorrow morning, so without further ado, the Cincinnati Bengals are on the clock.

Week 17 NFL Picks: Spreads, Props and More

It’s week 17 and that means the 2019 NFL season is coming to an end. The playoff picture has cleared up in the NFC, as five teams have punched their ticket while the Eagles are in with a win over the Giants while the Cowboys are in with a win and an Eagles’ loss. In the AFC, five teams have punched their ticket as the Ravens have locked up the top seed while three teams, the Titans, Steelers, and Raiders all still have a shot to claim that last wild card spot. With all 16 games on Sunday for the only week this season, sports betters will be glued to the television all day long.

Washington Redskins Pre Free Agency Seven Round Mock Draft

The Washington Redskins’ 2019 season didn’t go as anyone had planned. Between the merry-go-round at quarterback, the injuries, and the coaching/front office dumpster fire, it’s amazing the Redskins didn’t finish with the worse record in the NFL. However, the reward for the horrible season is the number two overall draft pick. Thanks to a draft night trade last season, the Redskins don’t have a second-round pick (34th overall), as it now belongs to the Indianapolis Colts. However, thanks to losing Jamison Crowder in free agency last year, the Redskins are projected to receive a fourth-round compensatory pick. In total, the Redskins are projected to have seven draft picks this year.

Minnesota Vikings 2019 Season Recap

The 2019 season was one of many streaks for the Minnesota Vikings. Starting the season 2-2 with a 0-2 record in the division after losing to the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears, the Vikings won eight of their next 10 games, only losing to two playoff teams; the Kansas City Chiefs and the Seattle Seahawks. However, the Vikings limped into the playoffs as Dalvin Cook struggled with shoulder and chest injuries, and the team finished the year on a two-game losing streak.

Super Bowl LIV: Who Will Win?

Super Bowl LIV will be between two of the best teams in the league. The NFC is represented by the San Francisco 49ers, while the AFC is represented by the Kansas City Chiefs. Over the last two weeks, we have heard every talking head in the country give their take for this game. However, The Scorecrow family is here to give our takes for the big game tonight. 11 of our writers have come together to give a winner, a final score, and their reasoning why. Without further ado, let’s see what our experts have to say. 

Week Two NFL Picks: Spreads, Props and More

In May of 2018, the Supreme Court ruled that the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act violated the Constitution’s 10th Amendment. Without boring you guys with all the legal terms and meaning, it simply means each state can allow sports gambling if they wish. Since then sports betting has exploded, along with daily fantasy. Neither of us are professional gamblers nor know everything there is to sports betting, but it’s always fun to have some money on the line when watching the games.

Week 15 NFL Picks: Spreads, Props and More

With three weeks to go in the 2019 NFL season, a few teams have locked in a playoff spot while a few more can clinch a playoff berth with a win this weekend. There are six games this weekend where both teams are mathematically still involved in the playoff picture, either fighting for a first-round bye, division title, or a wild-card spot. This includes the Sunday night game between the Buffalo Bills and Pittsburgh Steelers, where both teams enter the weekend in the two wild-card spots in the AFC playoff picture. With so many critical games this weekend, expect a lot of entertaining games with close outcomes.

Tennessee Titans 2019 Season Recap

The Tennessee Titans’ 2019 season was one of the quieter, yet bigger stories of the year. After starting the year with a dominant 43-13 win over the highly hyped up Cleveland Browns in week one, the Titans went on to lose two straight to division rivals Indianapolis Colts and Jacksonville Jaguars. After a 16-0 loss to the Denver Broncos, the Titans sat at 2-4 when head coach Mike Vrabel benched Marcus Mariota for Ryan Tannehill.

Pittsburgh Steelers 2019 Season Recap

There are only three things guaranteed in life. They are birth, death, and everyone in the city of Pittsburgh glad the Steelers got rid of that headache known as Antonio Brown. Since his trade to the Oakland Raiders in March, Brown has produced one major lapse in judgment after another. Steeler fans are much happier with promising rookie Diontae Johnson. The Steelers selected Johnson with the third-round pick they got from the Raiders for Brown.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2019 Season Recap

Entering the 2019 season the Tampa Bay Buccaneers had hopes of making the playoffs. In reality, they were never playoff contenders. The season was highlighted by three things. One, Jameis Winston because the first quarterback in NFL history to throw for 30 plus touchdowns and 30 plus interceptions. Ironically, the Buccaneers’ season ended in overtime against the Atlanta Falcons on a pick-six that gave Winston his 30th interception of the season. Two, Chris Godwin’s breakout season. Despite missing 2.5 games because of a hamstring injury, Godwin finished third in the league with 1,333 receiving yards. The duo of him and Mike Evans might be the best in the league. Three, Shaquil Barrett had a breakout season, leading the league with 19.5 sacks. Entering the season he had 14 career sacks.

Fantasy Football Roundtable: Early 2020 Outlook

The 2019 fantasy season has come and gone. Hopefully, you were able to bring home some titles and all the bragging rights (and money) that comes with it. However, the calendar has flipped to 2020 and it’s (probably) never too early to prepare for the upcoming fantasy season. The Scorecrow family is here to help fantasy owners get a jump start on the 2020 season, putting together another roundtable giving you their opinion on five fantasy football questions. Be sure to follow all of the writers on twitter and ask any questions you may have regarding their answers. Without any further ado, let’s get into it.

Washington Redskins 2019 Season Recap

The 2019 season was one filled with frustration by the fans and a billion #FireBruceAllen replies on every tweet from the Redskins’ official twitter page. The team finished 3-13, the second-worst record in the league, only ahead of the Cincinnati Bengals. Jay Gruden was fired after the team started 0-5. The team had unrealistic expectations this season but Gruden needed to go as the team needed a major shakeup. It took until week nine for rookie Dwayne Haskins to take over as the starter at quarterback. He should have been starting the game after Gruden was fired. This season should have been about developing the future, yet it started off with expectations of competing for the playoffs.

Week 13 NFL Picks: Spreads, Props and More

Hopefully, everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving and didn’t beat the hell out of anyone on Black Friday. If you got to enjoy the three Thanksgiving games, all three were entertaining, unless you’re a Cowboys fan then just two were entertaining. The underdog covered in two of the three games with the Falcons coming up a point or two short of covering the spread in their game against the Saints. With the NFL playoffs a little more than a month away, there should be plenty of competitive games this week.

Week 12 NFL Picks: Spreads, Props and More

Starting next week we will have 16 games a week to bet on for the rest of the regular season. With only 13 Sunday and Monday games to bet on, there aren’t a lot of surprising lines. Of the 13 games, 11 have a spread under a touchdown which is a little surprising given the past few weeks. With several close matchups this week, we should expect a lot of close and entertaining games tomorrow.

Mike’s 2020 Mock Draft 1.0

We are just a few days away from week 16 of the 2019 NFL season. That means there are only two weeks of regular season football left and the majority of teams have been eliminated from playoff contention. Those fan bases are already looking ahead to the offseason and most notably the 2020 NFL draft. With a loss in one of their final two games, the Bengals will lock up the top draft spot and will be on the clock.