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Five Bold Predictions for the Los Angeles Chargers

Sam Schneider  | May 16th, 2020

After a 2019 season that saw the Los Angeles Chargers finish 5-11 and in the basement of the AFC West, they hit the ground running in free agency. The Chargers don’t have to look far into the rear-view mirror to see a 2018 season where they went 12-4 under Anthony Lynn and made the playoffs. In 2020 they open the brand new SoFi Stadium in Southern California (a joint venture with the LA Rams) and are ready to christen their new digs with a winning season. What does 2020 hold for the Bolts? Here are some (very) bold takes for this season’s Chargers. Let’s get crazy! Continue reading

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Los Angeles Chargers Draft Review

Sam Schneider | May 1st, 2020

The Los Angeles Chargers started free agency like a shock-wave. The right side of the offensive line was fortified and they added key pieces to the defense that made it potentially one of the best in the league in a weaponized division. Coming off a 5-11 season that included three straight losses to close the campaign, that was only the start. Continue reading

Chargers Bolting Up The Free Agency Leaderboard

Sam Schneider | March 22nd, 2020

A few weeks ago, I did a mock draft here on the Los Angeles Chargers based solely on the positional needs of the team. After several days of free agency, the Chargers instead have set themselves up to draft according to best player available due to several team-altering moves made during that time. They released two captains in Brandon Mebane and Thomas Davis, followed by placing the franchise tag on tight end Hunter Henry. Afterward, they found themselves with just over $50 million to spend in free agency before the draft, on their draft picks, and for any additional adds they need to make later this summer. Thus far, general manager Tom Telesco has delivered.

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NFL Free Agency Preview: Who is on the Market

Frank Dyevoich| January 16th, 2020

Super Bowl LIV is just three weeks away and yesterday I broke down the complicated ins and outs of free agency. Today I’m going to break down the top upcoming free agents at several positions. A lot of these players will likely be given the franchise or transition tag assuming they don’t reach a long term deal before free agency begins.

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Los Angeles Chargers 2019 Season Recap

Mason Thompson | January 15th, 2020

Many had the Chargers pegged for a long route to the postseason and potentially the Super Bowl. I for one had them ranked third overall in my preseason power rankings behind only the Patriots and Saints. The team had plenty of drama before the regular-season opener as Melvin Gordon was holding out for a new contract. Gordon would eventually end his holdout before week four. Superstar safety, Derwin James missed a significant amount of time with a foot injury suffered in mid-August. James would return by week 11, but it was too little too late. Continue reading

2019 Fantasy Football Week 16: Starts, Sits, and Sleepers

Joshua AbbeMason ThompsonMike Fanelli | December 20th, 2019

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 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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Vikings vs Chargers: Bolts looking to build on Jags win

John Woz, Jr.  | December 14th, 2019 

The Chargers looked more like the team of 2018 last Sunday when they crushed the Jaguars 45-10. The Bolts are 1-1 against teams from the NFC North. The Vikings are this week’s opponent. Continue reading

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Chargers vs Jaguars: Bolts to exploit Minshew weakness

John Woz, Jr.  | December 8th, 2019

Getting all three phases on the same page has been a real issue for the Chargers this year. Week 14 gives the Bolts their best chance of a ‘W’ before their season concludes. There are several ways to sum up the Chargers this season. A frustrating string of close losses is an enigma. For example, Mike Williams leads the NFL in yards per catch over the last four weeks, but he hasn’t found the End Zone. An explosive offense is missing, especially in the running game. It’s the coaching staff and the roster who can truly answer why the Bolts are 4-8? Continue reading

Week 14 NFL Tournament/GPP Fantasy Plays

Givanni Damico | December 8th, 2019

Welcome to the GPP/Tournament Plays article for Week 14. I’m filling in for Joey again, but you can check out his cash games article. It is important to note that players mentioned for cash games can absolutely be used in GPP lineups as well, but you may want to be contrarian and break the chalk. Let’s get into it.

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Kansas City Chiefs vs Los Angeles Chargers Mexico City Preview

John Woz, Jr. | November 18th, 2019

The NFL is striving to extend its reach beyond the United States. The Los Angeles Chargers and Kansas City Chiefs battle in Mexico City to round off the last of five international games for the 2019 season. Monday Night Football has two teams competing for the AFC West. Can the Bolts get the better of the 2018 MVP?

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TNF Fantasy Preview: Los Angeles Chargers vs Oakland Raiders

Mike Fanelli November 7th, 2019 

Even though it feels like it just started, we are more than halfway through the 2019 season. The San Francisco 49ers are the only remaining undefeated team as the New England Patriots loss on Sunday while the Cincinnati Bengals are the only remaining winless team as the Miami Dolphins got their first win of the season against the New York Jets. Last week’s Thursday night game was closer than many expected between the 49ers and Arizona Cardinals. Hopefully, tonight’s game is similar. In a division matchup between the Los Angles Chargers and Oakland Raiders, as both teams enter tonight’s game needing a win in the tight AFC Wild Card race.

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Chargers at Raiders Preview: Thursday Night Showdown

John Woz, Jr. | November 6th, 2019 

Thursday Night Football features two teams from the AFC West, as the 4-4 Oakland Raiders host the 4-5 Los Angeles Chargers. The long-time rivals will face off at the Black Hole for the final time. There’s not a lot of love lost between the Chargers and the Raiders, and both teams are desperate to keep pace with the Kansas City Chiefs. The Raiders are 3-1 at home while the Charges are 2-3 on the road. Chargers’ head coach Anthony Lynn is looking for his third straight win to take his team back to .500 football.

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Packers at Chargers Preview: The Bolts must contain Aaron Rodgers

John Woz, Jr. | November 2nd, 2019 

The 3-5 Los Angeles Chargers face a team from the NFC North division for the second time in as many weeks. The 7-1 Green Bay Packers are in the habit of winning football games, and they will be hard to stop.

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NFL Week 7: Chargers at Titans Preview

John Woz, Jr. | October 20th, 2019 

The matchup between the Los Angeles Chargers and the Tennessee Titans features two teams with 2-4 records. Last season’s matchup was a closely run game at Wembley, London. Both teams are desperate for wins as the season approaches the halfway point.

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

Joshua Abbe, Mason Thompson, Givanni Damico | October 5th, 2019 

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.

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NFL DFS – Cash Game Plays for Week 4

Joey Ricotta | September 28th, 2019 

Welcome in. Hopefully, everyone had a great week and is as excited as I am for this week’s games. The goal of the cash game article is to outline some of the safer plays, while also, providing options that will help you create the most optimal builds. The whole point of it all is to make some money. Sometimes we won’t, but putting ourselves in the best position to do so is the main thing. That goes without saying, but can sometimes get overshadowed by the results on a week to week basis.

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Week Four NFL Picks: Spreads, Props and More

Mike Fanelli & Givanni Damico | September 28th, 2019 

Week four of the NFL season is off to a good start as the Thursday night game between the Philadelphia Eagles and Green Bay Packers was a close and entertaining contest. If half of the games on Sunday are as good as Thursday night’s, NFL and gambling fans are in for a great day of football.

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

Joshua Abbe, Mason Thompson, Givanni Damico | September 27th, 2019 

Well here’s to hoping you didn’t lose Saquon Barkley, but if you did don’t feel defeated yet. You aren’t the only one and some of our writers did as well. It’s a painful experience as if you were hurt alongside him, but there is always a light at the end of the tunnel. Now you get to test your management skills till he returns and as the season goes along start to make trades and waiver pickups to stay afloat till Barkley, Tyreek Hill, Drew Brees, A.J. Green, and other key players return.

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The Walsh Way – Week Two DFS Values

Kevin Walsh | September 13th, 2019 

We are on to week two! This week’s value edition will admittedly contain several Raiders due to the pricing coming out prior to Monday Night Football, so when you see an Oakland player in each section, know that it’s due to a combination of the Monday Night effect, as well as the initial week settling-in process.

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Detroit Lions Week 1 Recap- The Agony of a Tie

Tom Greene | September 9th, 2019 

You read that right. The Lions did what the NFL is trying so desperately to make impossible, end a game in a tie. After taking a 24-6 lead into the 4th quarter, the Cardinals rallied back to send the game to Overtime. A pair of field goals evened the score at 27, and the game ended there. Continue reading

The Walsh Way – Week One NFL DFS GPP Plays

Kevin Walsh | September 7th, 2019

First, I’d like to introduce myself. My name is Kevin Walsh, and I am from Pittsburgh, PA. I have been playing DFS since DraftStreet still existed. This is my first season writing for The Scorecrow, and this is my first tournament rundown. I have written about DFS before, so hopefully, that shouldn’t be too much of an issue. I am a huge football and hockey fan, and I am always so engulfed in fantasy sports from September until January. I plan to give you a peek inside what I have going on in my head and hopefully lead you to some DFS success (as well as myself, of course), but enough about me, let’s get to the good stuff.

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

Joshua Abbe, Mason Thompson, Givanni Damico | September 7th, 2019

What a start to the 2019 NFL season! Antonio Brown has turned the Oakland Raiders into The Sopranos, while Julio Jones just signed a contract extension that is fully guaranteed. However, tomorrow we can get away from all the nonsense and enjoy 13 great football games. 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 one. 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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Updated Week 1 DFS Values

Kevin Walsh | September 7th, 2019 

This article was posted last week as an early peek at value for week one. This is a revision of that article with all the pertinent news that has happened in a whirlwind week leading up to opening Sunday.

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Week 13 Waiver Wire Adds

Frank Dyevoich | November 27th, 2018

Reminder: You can’t carry over your Free Agent Aquisition Budget (FAAB) or turn it into real cash and take it with you. There is a real possibility that some of the following studs are available in your league and you must spend every nickel you have to acquire them. For those deeper leagues where the studs below are all taken, there are still some hidden gems out there to strengthen your squad for that final championship run. Spend that money because the time to lay it all on the line is now. The following waiver wire adds reflect a $100 FAAB.

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Los Angeles Chargers Week 10 Preview

Levon Satamian | November 10th, 2018

The Los Angeles Chargers are currently 6-2 and one of the hottest teams in the NFL right now. They have a good defensive team and an explosive offense led by Philip Rivers. DE Joey Bosa is set to return soon and adding an elite player like Bosa to a defense that allows just 18 points a game is scary.

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2018 Fantasy Football: Week 2 DFS Values

Mike Fanelli | September 15th, 2018

Everyone loves season-long fantasy football. However, daily fantasy football has become bigger and bigger over the last few years. Unlike in season-long leagues, fantasy owners have to build a line up using a salary cap. The best way to build those lineups is to find good value players in order to spend big on top end players. Below I have put together seven players under $6,000 on either DraftKings and FanDuel that fantasy owners should take a look at in week two.

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