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2019 Fantasy Football Week 12: Starts, Sits, and Sleepers

Mason Thompson & Givanni Damico | November 23rd, 2019

To help fantasy football players with their roster construction, two of our writers have provided some insight on which players they would start, would sit, and consider a sleeper for this week. Be sure to follow all of them on twitter and ask any of The Scorecrow’s fantasy writers for fantasy advice.

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How Tua’s Injury Impacts the NFL

Mason Thompson | November 18th, 2019

Alabama’s star quarterback, Tua Tagovailoa went down with an injury up 28 points against Mississippi State on Saturday. He already was dinged up heading into the game with an ankle injury and was a game-time decision. Well, he won’t be playing any games for the remainder of the year. Tagovailoa was carted off the field with what was later to be determined as a dislocated hip.

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2019 First Round Pick Draft Grades

Mason Thompson | November 10th, 2019

We are over halfway through the NFL season, and we have gotten a chance to see some of the new talent that was acquired via the draft this past April. Some have been stars while, well, others haven’t. Let’s take a look back at the first-round picks and give some in-depth analysis as to how each of them has done.

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Colts GM Chris Ballard Deserves More Credit

Mason Thompson | October 28th, 2019

Following a disappointing 2016 campaign, the Colts decided to cut ties with General Manager Ryan Grigson. Grigson had taken a Colts team with a bunch of young, talented players and turned the team upside down. After multiple blunders, including the trade for Trent Richardson, the Colts had finally made the decision that left many players thankful. To the point where Punter Pat McAfee tweeted “Thank God” after being notified of Grigson’s firing. On January 29, 2017, the Colts made the decision to hire Chris Ballard as the new general manager.

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The Texans Future Is In Jeopardy

Mason Thompson | October 23rd, 2019

After finishing the 2018 regular season with an 11-5 record, the Houston Texans seemed destined to maneuver their way through the playoff picture and wind up as an underdog to win the Super Bowl. The team finished the 2018 season losing to the Indianapolis Colts 21-7 in front of their home crowd in NRG Stadium on January 5th in the wild card round. Not only did the team lose in the first round of the playoffs, but star quarterback, Deshaun Watson was also sacked an insurmountable 62 times in 2018, fifth-most in NFL history. Most Texans fans knew that this wasn’t going to be their year, and were already looking forward to the off-season where they would potentially add talent, and enter the 2019 season with high hopes. Little did they know, the team would undergo a massive reconstruction during the off-season and early weeks of the 2019 season.

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