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Five Bold Predictions for the Carolina Panthers

Steve Seufert | May 22nd, 2020

The Carolina Panthers are going to be a fun team to watch moving forward. They took the risky route and hired Baylor head coach Matt Rhule away from the collegiate scene. One that he is most familiar with, Rhule doubled that down by hiring a 31-year-old coordinator to manage the offense. Let’s not forget they almost immediately signed Teddy Bridgewater to a $63 million dollar deal to become the starting quarterback of an NFL franchise. That is something he hasn’t done since 2015 when he suffered a gruesome knee injury while playing for the Minnesota Vikings. Needless to say, this will be fun.

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Four quarantine shows: Elena Delle Donne

Four Quarantine Shows & Challenges That Have Made Staying at Home Bearable

Michaela Smalley | May 10th, 2020

In this midst of this year’s untimely global pandemic, professional athletes across the nation have gotten extremely creative with their social media accounts to engage with fans on an unprecedented level. Here are a few of the best. Continue reading

Early 2020 Win/Loss Projections: NFC South 

Brady Podloski, Frank Ammirante, Sam Schneider, Joey Ricotta  | May 9th, 2020

The NFC South is arguably one of the most offensive driven divisions. As well, each offense has improved over the offseason, but the biggest addition is Tom Brady. With Brady and other quarterbacks like Matt Ryan, Drew Brees, and Teddy Bridgewater, the division has no clear winner. With the extra playoff spot open, this division could have three teams compete in the playoffs. With the 2020 schedule set, there are some significant games each NFC South team will play. With that said, this is an eight-part series where our Scorecrow NFL Analysts do an early prediction of the wins and losses of each team. We projected all 256 games and have the winners and losers of each division! Continue reading

Carolina Panthers Draft Review: Derrick Brown

Carolina Panthers Draft Review

Alex Kielar | April 30th, 2020

Carolina Panthers’ new head coach Matt Rhule had one thing in mind and one thing only: Improve the defense that allowed 29.4 PPG last season and lost six of seven players who had more than three sacks. Rhule and the Panthers did just that and became the first team in history to use all seven of their draft picks on defense. After working on the offense during free agency, the Panthers wanted to go defensive-heavy in the draft. A few offensive players showed up on their board throughout the draft but were gone by the time their pick came around.

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Fantasy Rookie Quarterbacks to Watch

Brady Podloski | April 23rd, 2020 

The NFL draft is TODAY(!!!!), and for Dynasty and Superflex players it is an important few days. These are the days where everyone sees where the quarterback will go and if they will have an opportunity to entrench themselves in a starting role. These four quarterbacks will be significantly influenced by the draft. Where each goes and the round they go in, will dictate if they are legitimate starters on your fantasy roster. 

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Analyzing the Effects of Christian McCaffrey’s Extension

Cody Flavell | April 18th, 2020  

The world is a rough place right now, but if you’re Christian McCaffrey, you’ve got plenty to smile about. The 23-year-old running back signed a four-year, $64 million dollar deal this week with just over $30 million dollars guaranteed. Just think a few years ago, running backs weren’t making $10 million dollars a season. Now, with each passing running back contract, the market gets considerably higher. However, McCaffrey’s deal certainly should be the ceiling for a running back.

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Carolina Panthers Post Free Agency Seven Round Mock Draft

Ethan Hewett | April 16th, 2020

The Carolina Panthers have entered a new era of football. They cleaned out the coaching staff and brought in former Baylor Bears Head Coach Matt Rhule to lead the Panthers into the next decade of football. With a new offensive-minded coach, the offseason consisted of getting pieces around running back Christian McCaffrey, whom the Panthers just gave a four-year, $64 million dollar contract. They started by giving quarterback Teddy Bridgewater a three-year, $63 million contract and also brought in former XFL star quarterback P.J. Walker. The Panthers also added receivers Robby Anderson and Seth Roberts.

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Carolina Panthers Pre Free Agency Seven Round Mock Draft

Daniel Corrigan | March 9th, 2020

The Panthers are a very confusing team to figure out. Do they need a QB, WR, or defensive help more than anything else? Well, with a top 10 draft pick, they have options and a lot of good options.

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Carolina Panthers 2019 Season Recap

Mason Thompson | January 14th, 2020

The Carolina Panthers were poised to make a deep playoff run in the 2019 season. Cam Newton finally seemed to be fully healthy and with a supporting cast consisting of Christian McCaffrey, D.J. Moore, Curtis Samuel, and the returning Greg Olsen, the offense had a ton of potential. Luke Kuechly finally seemed to have some help on defense with the drafting of Brian Burns and the signing of Gerald McCoy. Continue reading

2019 Fantasy Football: Week 13 PPR Rankings

Frank Ammirante | November 27th, 2019

It’s Thanksgiving Week! I’d like to wish all of my friends south of the border a Happy Thanksgiving! As a Canadian, I will forever be jealous of your national holiday stuffed with turkey and football.

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2019 Fantasy Football: Week 12 PPR Rankings

Frank Ammirante | November 21st, 2019

There are two weeks left in the fantasy season! Whether you’re sitting comfortably in a top-two seed, pushing for that final wild-card berth, or grinding out the season and playing spoiler, these rankings will lead you to your goal. The highlight of this week is a battle of two NFC titans: the Green Bay Packers and San Francisco 49ers. Can the Niners shut down Aaron Rodgers and this Packers’ offense?

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Weekly Gambling Picks: Week Six

Daniel Corrigan | November 19th, 2019

We are back with a solid slate of picks last week. I went 2-1 bringing my overall record up to 17-9-2 (these are not including my future picks.) It’s time to win ourselves some more money. With the holidays coming up, it will be nice to have some extra cash. Let’s get rich!

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Week 11 NFL Picks: Spreads, Props and More

Mike Fanelli & Givanni Damico | November 16th, 2019

We are less than two weeks away from Thanksgiving and that means the playoff races are heating up. With the Seattle Seahawks defeating the San Francisco 49ers on Monday night, there are no more undefeated teams left in the NFL. The Seahawks are on a bye this week while the 49ers are the biggest favorites of the week at -10.5 against the Arizona Cardinals. With several close matchups this week, including one in Mexico City, expect a lot of entertaining football tomorrow.

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Week 11 Fantasy Streamers

Chad Davis | November 12th, 2019 

Welcome to the week 11 Fantasy Streamers! We’ve got many big names on bye this week so here are some options you can use to replace at quarterback, tight end, defense/special teams, and kicker.

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NFL DFS – GPP Plays for Week 10

Joey Ricotta | November 10th, 2019

Welcome into the GPP/Tournament plays article for Week 10. Let’s start by saying, any picks used or mentioned for cash games can be played in tournaments. I think that’s an important thing to know and can sometimes get confused whenever the two are mentioned separately. For that reason, I’ve tried to avoid mentioning my cash game plays for this article. There’s merit to using or fading certain players in tournaments, whether it be ownership expectations, bust potential, etc. But, as I said earlier, just about all of the cash game plays are viable for tournaments. If you’d like to see who I like for those types of contests, you can check that out here. With that said, let’s get to some other picks I like for tournaments.

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The Curse of the 15-1 NFL Team

Nickolas Loza | November 6th, 2019 

There have been six 15-1 teams in NFL History. The first two of those teams to accomplish the feat won the Super Bowl (1984 San Francisco 49ers, and the 1985 Chicago Bears) but the last four haven’t been so fortunate. The last four teams have all had one glaring weakness, and in this article, we will put that on display and why these great regular season teams couldn’t get it done come the postseason.

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NFL Power Rankings: Week Seven

Raul Vazquez | October 22nd, 2019 

There was a ton of movement in the weekly rankings this week. The one constant in the NFL seems to be the Patriots while the 49ers are legit and the Ravens might be the biggest threat to the Patriots in the AFC.

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Woz’s NFL Notebook: Russell Wilson emerges as the MVP favorite

John Woz, Jr.  | October 15th, 2019

There’s no shortage of talking points from Week 6 of the NFL.  This edition of my notebook features several quarterbacks making the headlines for different reasons. The Los Angeles Chargers stink, Dan Quinn’s seat is hot and the Carolina Panthers pound the ground in London. Russell Wilson is an MVP candidate, and a brilliant San Francisco 49ers performance concludes this edition of Woz’s NFL notebook. Continue reading

NFL Power Rankings: Week Five

Raul Vazquez | October 8th, 2019 

Week five was a weird week with a ton of close games and some unexpected winners. The Patriots still hold the top spot but there was a ton of movement throughout the rankings.

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NFL DFS – Cash Game Plays for Week 5

Joey Ricotta | October 6th, 2019

Welcome in. Hopefully, everyone had a great week and is as excited as I am for this week’s games. Hopefully, last week you were able to construct a nice winning lineup based on some of the plays mentioned in last week’s article. Prepare for a humblebrag. I had a terrific week, cashing in over 97% of my cash game contests. Which means absolutely nothing when it comes to this week. Continue reading

NFL Power Rankings: Week Three

Raul Vazquez | September 24th, 2019 

There was a lot movement in my rankings this week but that is a result of it still being early in the season and still finding out the identity of teams. The Giants are the biggest movers this week as they moved up nine spots with the play of Daniel Jones.

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TNF Fantasy Preview: Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Carolina Panthers

Mike Fanelli | September 12th, 2019

Last week’s Thursday Night Game was a boring game, in large part due to two impressive defenses and two underwhelming offenses. The matchup this week should be more entertaining between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Carolina Panthers. Entering week two, several fantasy storylines have changed due to injuries and underwhelming opening week performances. One of those players was Jameis Winston, who had a horrible game against the San Francisco 49ers, throwing three interceptions and losing a fumble. Will he bounce back in week two? Continue reading

Thursday Night Football Week 2 DFS

Brandon Braasch | September 12th, 2019

Week one is complete and it definitely did not disappoint. Week two gets started with a divisional battle between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs the Carolina Panthers. This game will not be anything like last week’s offensive snooze fest. In fact, there will be more scoring in the first half, maybe even the first quarter than all of last week’s game. Let’s take a look at this week’s DFS matchups on FanDuel and DraftKings.

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Fantasy Battle: Which Running Back Should go 1.01?

Mike Fanelli | Aug 24th, 2019 

Almost every year, fantasy owners picking early in the first round target bell cow running backs as they are worth their weight in gold. This year there are four running backs in that group: Saquon Barkley, Christian McCaffrey, Alvin Kamara, and Ezekiel Elliott. A month ago, these four running backs were being drafted all in the top four picks according to Fantasy Football Calculator. However, since Zeke is currently holding out, his ADP has dropped down a little to 1.05 and is the fifth player being taken on average, behind the other three running backs and DeAndre Hopkins.

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Fantasy Football Round Table: Preseason Dynasty Edition

Mike Fanelli, Joshua Abbe, Mason Thompson, Devin Davis, Connor Neal | Aug 21st, 2019

The 2019 NFL season is right around the corner! We are knee deep in the preseason as teams are determining who will make the final roster. Every year there are players who come out of nowhere to make the team. To the average NFL fan, the preseason might be boring, but to dynasty fantasy football players, this is the time of the year to evaluate your deep bench. To help with that, the Scorecrow family has put together a mini-series with a handful of writers giving you their opinions on five questions. Be sure to follow all of the writers on twitter and ask any questions you may have regarding their answers. Without further ado, let’s get into it.

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Players to Avoid: Christian McCaffrey

Frank Ammirante | July 30th, 2019

Dominance in 2018 High Expectations for 2019

Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey is a terrific all-purpose threat who can run between the tackles and take a screen pass to the end zone. He’s one of the best pass-catching backs in the NFL. McCaffrey broke out in a big way in 2018:

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Teams Where Austin Seferian-Jenkins Could Have Fantasy Value

John Supowitz| June 5th, 2019

It’s well known that the tight end position is thin. There is some valuable talent, Travis Kelce, George Kittle, Zach Ertz to name a few, but not many others you can depend on. This past Tuesday, June 7th, the New England Patriots released Austin Seferain-Jenkins one day into mandatory mini-camp. Although he has had personal issues and injuries when on the field, he is a reliable player at the tight end position and could help your team. Here’s a list of teams Seferian-Jenkins could have fantasy value with.

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Carolina Panthers Draft Review

Lamarr Fields | April 29th, 2019

The 2019 draft is done, and the Carolina Panthers drafted seven players, they hope can contribute to the team. The Panthers were able to draft some players that filled needs for their team. With seven picks the added some pass rushers to get to the quarterback and some offensive line to protect Cam Newton. Continue reading

Carolina Panthers: Don’t Panic – A Vade Mecum for Thursday

Sam Corkey | April 25th, 2019

Every year, each NFL team must answer the annual query: rebuild or reload? It seems that around 11:00 on February 3rd, with the chips and guac running low as Tom Brady held the Lombardi in celebration, the Carolina Panthers decided to reload for the 2019 season. Continue reading

Carolina Seven-Round Mock Draft: Help for Cam Newton is on the Way

Lamarr Fields | April 24th, 2019

The NFL Draft is this Thursday; the Carolina Panthers have needs on both the offensive and defensive lines. The Panthers will need to draft players that can protect Cam Newton and players to put pressure on the opposing quarterback. Continue reading

Carolina Panthers Season Recap

Daniel Corrigan | March 4th, 2019

Coming into 2018, the Panthers were three years removed from their Super Bowl loss to the Broncos. They made the playoffs last season but were defeated by the Saints in a great game. There was so much promise going into this season. For a while, it looked like the Panthers could be a contender for the Super Bowl. They ended up missing the playoffs and now their star quarterback has a potentially serious injury.

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Week 6 Streaming Options: QB, TE, D/ST, K, and Deep “Boom” Plays

Travis Finkel | October 12th, 2018

It’s the weekend! Time to set those lineups. Hopefully, you have Drew Brees on your team. That would bring you here to check out my streamer options. But also, congrats for having the best fantasy quarterback come year end. Matt Stafford is also on a bye. In the next six weeks there will be a need to stream, so tell your friends where you got your streaming options. Or don’t – if you want them to lose their matchup.

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Week 5 Streaming Options: QB, TE, D/ST, K, and Deep “Boom” Plays

Travis Finkel | October 6th, 2018

Bye weeks are in full swing. Streaming the right QBs, TEs and defenses will help you get a big win when some of your best players are out on a bye. And with the tight end position littered with injuries, streaming might be necessary every week.

In Week 5 we will lose the Tampa Bay and Chicago Bears players, who were opponents a week ago. We saw Mitch Trubisky, who has graced this article in the past, just go completely off and Trey Burton show a little life. We saw the Fitzmagic show end to welcome in Jameis Winston and O.J. Howard suffered a sprained MCL (2-4 weeks). Week 5 also brings us the return of the Panthers and the Redskins. You can lock Cam Newton, CMC, Jordan Reed, and Chris Thompson in your lineups and we might just see Alex Smith pop up in this article from time to time.

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