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.
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 →
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’ 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.
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.
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.
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.
The football regular season is all but over. Welcome to the final week of the regular season where things get preseason-ish and downright wacky. The plan needs to be attacking players who we feel will have solidified roles, as many teams will be resting its starters for the postseason, or seeing what they have out of some of their youngsters for next year. Continue reading →
The football regular season is coming to a close, and with that, we need to make the most of our last remaining chances to take home some decent money before the playoffs. Hopefully, you were able to construct a nice winning lineup based on some of the plays mentioned in last week’s article. However, you aren’t here to reminisce about last week. Continue reading →
If you were booted from season-long fantasy football playoffs last week, have no fear. DFS doesn’t care whether you lost last week or not. That’s the beauty of it. With that said, welcome. For those of you returning readers that have been grinding it out all season, you know the drill. Let’s get it cracking with some money plays for Week 15. Continue reading →
Fantasy football playoffs are just beginning for some of you. For others, the season came to an abrupt halt. Maybe that’s why you’re here, to find success playing DFS. With that said, welcome. For those of you returning readers that have been grinding it out all season, you know the drill. Let’s get it cracking with some money plays for Week 14. Continue reading →
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?
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!
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.
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.
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.
Dr. Beth Sullivan | November 3rd, 2019 Unfortunately, we begin this report like we have begun just about every one this season. News about quarterback injuries and illnesses seem to dominate this year. We also have some big-name receivers and other skill position players who are making headlines because of injuries. So without further adieu, here is the week nine review. Continue reading →
Alright, it’s time to cook up some winning lineups after some solid picks last week. Can you believe after this week, we will be more than halfway through the regular season? Hopefully, last week you were able to construct a nice winning lineup based on some of the plays mentioned in last week’s article. However, you aren’t here to reminisce about last week. Continue reading →
We have passed the half-way point of the season – it’s time to buck up and finish your season strong! Last week featured a couple of smash performances by Tevin Coleman and Aaron Jones. We also saw Mike Evans erupt against the Titans. This week features a bounce-back spot for a star running back who has struggled this season. On to Week 9! Continue reading →
Welcome in. Hopefully, everyone had a great week and is ready to have an even better Sunday. Hopefully, last week you were able to construct a nice winning lineup based on some of the plays mentioned in last week’s article. However, you aren’t here to reminisce about last week. Continue reading →
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.
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 →
Week five of the NFL season did not disappoint, it had everything we come to expect in pro football. This Sunday’s notebook features a London game, a big performance by a Carolina Panthers’ running back, Steelers injury worries and another lively performance by Gardner Minshew. The New York Jets had another week to forget.
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 →
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.
It’s week four and that means it’s the start of the bye weeks. The only two teams on a bye this week are the New York Jets and the San Francisco 49ers. With bye weeks here, finding good streamers is even more important. Here are some options to replace your starting QB, TE, D/ST, and kicker this week.
Another week down in the NFL schedule and some more big names to add to the injury book. It has been a tough couple of weeks for quarterbacks for sure. Nick Foles in week one and now Ben Rothlisberger and Drew Brees in week two. Let’s take a little deeper into these injuries. Continue reading →
Let’s be honest, week one probably set our expectations for some of these offensive rookies extremely high. Putting it into perspective, we haven’t seen four rookie pass catchers in their debut going over 100 yards ever before in NFL history. Week two was a reality check for most and reminded us how difficult it is to maintain success in the NFL. While the numbers weren’t as wild this week, there were still several solid rookie performances to highlight and new players who shined starting with a couple of honorable mentions. Continue reading →
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 →
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.
Week one of the NFL season always has breakout performances, with some of them being unforeseen. In this article, I will provide you with my top standout streaming options for QB, TE, D/ST, and Kicker, going forward into week two. The rostered percentages I present in this are pulled from ESPN Fantasy. Continue reading →
With the 2019 NFL season kicking off last night between the Bears and Packers, we are now officially in the final season of the decade. I thought I would go over the best moment from each kickoff game this decade, including last night, and rank them. Continue reading →
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.
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.
Another week of preseason games has gone by which means we are one week closer to the regular season starting, as well as roster cuts. Here is another batch of players that have improved their chances of making an NFL roster come week one. Continue reading →
The Carolina Panthers finished the 2018 season with a record of 7-9 and missed the playoffs. They were looking to improve on an 11-5 season in 2017 and started off strong in 2018 with a 6-2 record. The Panthers then went on a seven-game losing streak, ending their playoff hopes.
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:
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.
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 →
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 →
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 →
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.
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.
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.