Hard to believe its week 14 of the NFL season already. Where has the time gone? Only four weeks left before the season will be over and the playoff push will begin for the select teams who are lucky enough to punch their golden ticket this season. For fantasy players, playoffs in most leagues get underway this week and injuries will play an even bigger role in assembling the ideal team. Without further adieu let’s take a look at some of the injuries that may play a part in real life and fantasy football outcomes. Continue reading →
Last week’s Thursday night game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Denver Broncos wasn’t much of a contest. Despite the Chiefs losing star quarterback Patrick Mahomes in the second quarter with a dislocated kneecap, the Broncos didn’t score after the opening drive and went on to lose 30-6. Hopefully, tonight’s game between the Washington Redskins and Minnesota Vikings is more entertaining, but I wouldn’t get my hopes up.
We are already through about a third of the season! Before you know it, February will be upon us and Tom Brady will be winning his 15th Super Bowl or something like that. In this week’s edition, Austin, Tyler and Anthony hand out awards to a couple rookies, while also criticizing some veteran players. Continue reading →
If you’re reading this, you’re in a mood. Either an amazing mood, as the Packers walk away with a 23-22 victory over the Lions, or a mood as only Stephen A. Smith could describe, which is the mood of most Lions fans-including yours truly. We feel like the Herman’s Hermits line that was in this title, “Oh me, oh my”, we’re Leaning on the Lamp Post. It’s something that happens year after year with this team. From the batted ball against Seattle to the 10-second runoff against Atlanta, and do I even mention the picked up pass interference flag against Dallas in the playoffs? The list goes on and on.
With four weeks in the books, we are a quarter of the way through the 2019 fantasy season. Several big-name players have been lost to injury but new fantasy stars are in the making. To help fantasy football players with their roster construction, three of our writers have provided some insight on which players they would start, would sit, and consider a sleeper for week five. Be sure to follow all of them on twitter and ask any of The Scorecrow’s fantasy writers for fantasy advice.
The preseason is quite the unique enigma. It encompasses a lot of emotion from both fans and players, ranging from elation to utter disdain. In reality, it is a necessary evil for everyone. It gives players, coaches and even the television crews to get some repetitions before the regular season. As much as practice helps, there isn’t anything that can replace game speed. As fans, we keep asking ourselves why we watch because it is a boring, bland style of football. In reality, there are a lot of reasons we watch.
For the first time in many years, the Minnesota Vikings had a relatively uneventful offseason. There were no major injuries, no internal drama, and, outside of the Anthony Barr signing, nothing shocking when it came to free agency. The Vikings are returning nineteen starters from last season, only replacing two offensive linemen and the three-technique defensive tackle. Continue reading →