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Five Bold Predictions For the Chicago Bears

Brandon Braasch | May 10th, 2020

The Bears did not hit very many bold predictions in 2019. David Montgomery didn’t rush for 1000 yards, Mitchell Trubisky didn’t take a step forward, and the defense regressed. They won four fewer games than they did in 2018. With that being said I expect that to change this season. Below are some bold predictions for the Bears 2020 season. Yes call me crazy but I see them as contenders to win the Super Bowl come February.

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Early 2020 Win/Loss Projections: NFC North 

Brady Podloski, Chris Gallagher, Brandon Braasch, Mason Thompson, Joey Ricotta | May 9th, 2020

The NFC North has had three different divisional winners in the past three years. Each year it seems that the balance of power shifts from one team to another in the north, as each of the four teams excels in an important part of the game. Overall, this is one of the most complete divisions in terms of talent and depth on each team, meaning each game will be very close. Additionally, there is an extra playoff wildcard spot, where the north could see three of its teams in the playoffs. 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!

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Chicago Bears Draft Review

Joey Ricotta | May 3rd, 2020

As if Chicago Bears fans didn’t know what was going to happen. Ryan Pace hinted at drafting a tight end, and once again traded up instead of down. Meanwhile, I’m not sure I know what’s left from right during this quarantine. We all want to watch sports and are desperately grasping at straws to find any live-action. Continue reading

Chicago Bears Post Free Agency Seven Round Mock Draft

Joey Ricotta & Brandon Braasch | April 8th, 2020  

The NFL draft is right around the corner and for many, the NFL player movement and transactions, has been the only thing in the sports world to get excited about and keep us sane during this tough time. Now that most of the free agency market has been siphoned through, teams will look to the draft to fill the rest of their positional needs. The Chicago Bears made some unexpected moves – one being cutting ties with Leonard Floyd to sign Robert Quinn. Another was, giving tight end Jimmy Graham a sizable contract, while also trading a compensatory fourth-round pick to the Jacksonville Jaguars for quarterback Nick Foles, among other moves.

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Chicago Bears Pre Free Agency Seven Round Mock Draft

Daniel Corrigan | February 24th, 2020

The Bears were a massive disappointment last season. After an NFC North title the year before, they failed to make the playoffs and Mitchell Trubisky took a big step back last season.

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Chicago Bears 2019 Season Recap

Joey Ricotta | January 31st, 2020 The 2019 Bears season can be summed up by your choice of two words – disappointing failure or regression bug. Following the 2018 season, hopes were high. The Bears had a dominating defense and a progressing young offense with an offensive-minded coaching guru to navigate the ship. That was until all of those aforementioned positives took a step back this season. With an 8-8 record and third-place finish in the NFC North, it’s safe to say the Bears didn’t live up to the hype. However, there were some positives, along with some things to look forward to. Let’s take a look at what happened, the plan this offseason, and the expectations for next year. Continue reading

Thursday Night Football Week 14 DFS

Brandon Braasch | December 5th, 2019 

Tonight’s game is huge for both teams as the Dallas Cowboys head into Chicago to face the Bears. The Bears are in a must-win scenario for the rest of the year while the Cowboys are currently one game up in the division with the Philadelphia Eagles. The chance at a potential playoff berth is on the line in this game. Here are my top players in this matchup.

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TNF Fantasy Preview: Dallas Cowboys vs Chicago Bears

Mike Fanelli | December 5th, 2019 

Hopefully, everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving and found out Monday night that they made the playoffs. If you did be thankful for it and if you didn’t, it’s never too early to start preparing for next year, especially in dynasty leagues. With three weeks to go (unless you play in week 17 for some weird reason), every decision on who the start and who to sit is even more critical. To kick off the start of the fantasy playoffs we have a matchup between the Cowboys and Bears. Not only is this game critical to fantasy owners but to both franchises as they fight for the playoffs.

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Detroit Lions Week 13 Recap- Elimination.

Tom Greene | December 2nd, 2019

Yes, you read that right. At 3-8-1, the Detroit Lions have become the first team in the NFC to be eliminated from playoff contention. This brings another two questions to my plate that came a lot sooner than I’d anticipated. “What’s the point of the last four games? What’s the point of these recaps now?”

Those questions will be answered in the three recap points. Simply put, the Lions went from a 2-0-1 team that showed some promise to a 3-8-1 team that’s looking for its identity again. Whether you’re a player, coach, front office member or fan, going 1-8 in a nine-game stretch is never fun. Let’s look at the three points.

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NFL Thursday DFS Thanksgiving Day Special

Brandon Braasch | November 27th, 2019 

Happy Thanksgiving everybody. While everyone is stuffing there face with food hopefully these players will help you stuff your bank account with cash. Below I’ll provide you with the players I will be playing for tomorrow’s Thanksgiving Day NFL games. There are three games on this slate so let’s get started and dig in.

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TNF Fantasy Preview: Thanksgiving 3 Game Slate

Mike Fanelli November 27th, 2019 

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Hopefully, you are getting ready to spend time with family and friends while eating turkey and enjoying some NFL action. Like every year, we have three games on Thanksgiving. First up at 12:30 pm EST is the Chicago Bears at the Detroit Lions, followed by the Buffalo Bills at the Dallas Cowboys at 4:30 pm EST, and to close out the night is the New Orleans Saints at the Atlanta Falcons at 8:20 pm EST. While only one of these games offers serious playoff implications, all three offer some interesting fantasy options.

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Detroit Lions Week 12 Recap- Lions Red(skinned) in the Face

Tom Greene | November 25th, 2019 

Ever had a moment in your life where you’re so embarrassed to where you’re red in the face? Well, that’s the inspiration for this week’s title. Losing 19-16 to a one-win Washington Redskin team can make any team feel red in the face, and Lions fans have sadly seen this time and time again. Nastia Liukin posted the perfect mood in which Lions fans should be feeling, too.

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Week 12 NFL Picks: Spreads, Props and More

Mike Fanelli & Givanni Damico | November 23rd, 2019

Starting next week we will have 16 games a week to bet on for the rest of the regular season. With only 13 Sunday and Monday games to bet on, there aren’t a lot of surprising lines. Of the 13 games, 11 have a spread under a touchdown which is a little surprising given the past few weeks. With several close matchups this week, we should expect a lot of close and entertaining games tomorrow.

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Week 11 NFL Injury Report

Dr. Beth Sullivan| November 17th, 2019

Finally, an injury update not dominated by quarterbacks. That only took eleven weeks. This week there are several skill players instead. Continue reading

Detroit Lions Week 10 Recap- Lions Find Chicago Overbearing

Tom Greene | November 11th, 2019

The Lions came into this game thinking that a Chicago offense lead by Mitchell Trubisky would at least put a band-aid on the problems that were on the defensive side. It turned out not to be true. While Trubisky only threw for 145 yards, the Lions secondary allowed him to throw for three touchdowns, and that’s all the Bears needed in a 20-13 victory over Detroit.

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Lions-Bears Preview with Anthony Pasquale and Joe Ricotta

Tom Greene  | November 9th, 2019 

The Lions lost another one last week in Oakland. The Bears are 3-5, and the offense is NOT looking pretty.
I brought in Illinois Student Broadcaster Anthony Pasquale and fellow Scorecrow writer Joe Ricotta (yes, our @theriot326!) to break it down.
We rant. We talk Lions, Bears, and Cubs. Animal activists may want to avoid this podcast. But, for the rest of you, it’s a great one! Check it out! (Warning- multiple curse words used. We’re not happy.) Continue reading

Detroit Lions Week 9 Recap- Gruden, Carr Raid Lions

Tom Greene | November 4th, 2019

The Lions traveled to Oakland in their last season at the Colosseum. The plan was to use an Air-Raid offense (like Arizona’s) to sink the Raiders’ ship in the Black Hole for one last time. Instead, Jon Gruden utilized Derek Carr to do exactly what Matthew Stafford was supposed to do- raid the secondary and win the game. Continue reading

NFL Coaches On The Hot Seat

Givanni Damico | October 29th, 2019 

There’s been a lot of speculation about some coaches who might be in their last year with their respective teams. I’m going to give you my thoughts on these guys, discussing who should stay put and who needs to go.

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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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NFL DFS – Cash Game Plays for Week 7

Joey Ricotta | October 19th, 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. However, you aren’t here to reminisce about last week.

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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 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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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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Monday Night Football DFS Week Three: Bears vs Redskins

Brandon Braasch | September 23rd, 2019 

It is time for some Monday Night Football. This week will be a lot better than last week’s game. Let’s be honest last weeks game was brutal. Watching Trevor Siemian and then Luke Falk play quarterback was not exciting. This game might not be as exciting as watching Patrick Mahomes, but at least Mitchell Trubisky and Case Keenum will do more than just dump the ball off to the running back. In a game where I expect there to be a good amount of fantasy points put up, let’s see who the best players are on this slate.

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Detroit Lions 53-Man Roster Breakdown/Preview

Tom Greene | September 7th, 2019

The Detroit Lions are on the prowl. In Matt Patricia‘s second season as Head Coach, the squad is hoping to improve on their 6-10 record from last season. In their way stands a host of foes. Kyler Murray, Kirk Cousins, Derek Carr, and Aaron Rodgers, just to name a few. To take down these men and take on the challenge of winning the NFC North, you must have a sound 53-man roster. 6-10 tells me there’s a lot of work to do, and I’m sure it says the same to my fellow readers. However, let’s become familiar with the roster that will be with us for this 2019 season.

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Week One Injury Update Thursday Game

Dr. Beth Sullivan | September 5th, 2019

Each week I will give a quick update to the injury status of several key players for the week. I will explain the injury they are dealing with and try to give an educated opinion on the player’s availability for their upcoming game that week. Now that we know what I am going to do. Let’s look at the Week One Injuries for the NFL this week. Because I am having internet issues, I am going to do this in 2 parts. Continue reading

TNF Fantasy Preview: Chicago Bears vs Green Bay Packers

Gregory Blakley | September 5th, 2019 

The 2019 NFL season is almost upon us has the Green Bay Packers head to soldier field to take on their rival the Chicago Bears, what should you expect from this game fantasy wise?

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NFL DFS – Week 1 Thursday Showdown Slate (GPP Picks)

Joey Ricotta | September 5th, 2019 

DraftKings really outdid themselves for this opening Thursday showdown slate. As soon as I went to the lobby, I saw, right at the very top of the page, the $10 entry $2.5 Million Kickoff Thursday Millionaire Tournament. It’s a 150 Entries Max Multi-Entry Tournament. The contest pays out the top 62,500 lineups with the top prize winning $1 million. What better way to kickoff the NFL season than a Chicago Bears versus Green Bay Packers rivalry game and a whole bunch of money up for grabs. So, as we will be doing all season long here at The Scorecrow, let’s dive into some of my favorite options for tonight’s game.

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2019 Fantasy Football: Week One PPR Rankings

Frank Ammirante | September 4th, 2019 

The 2019 NFL season is finally here! Tomorrow night the Green Bay Packers will travel to Chigaco to face the Bears to kick off the NFL’s 100th season. Fantasy owners have waited all summer long for this and it’s finally here. Below I have given you my week one rankings based on PPR scoring. 

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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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NFL Rookie Hype List: Hit or Miss?

Anthony Smith | August 5th, 2019

With 32 teams in the midst of regular-season preparation via training camp practices, we often see the hype for rookies spin out of control. It seems like every year without fail, NFL Twitter gets a hold of a couple clips of a corner making a nice interception, or a running back juking a linebacker and leaving them in the dust, and proclaims them as the next great thing. I’m here to look at seven players that were drafted in April that have seen a ton of chatter, and to give my predictions on if they will prove worthy from day one.

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Fantasy Football Round Table: Hall of Fame Game Edition

Mike Fanelli, Joshua Abbe, Givanni Damico, Frank Dyevoich, Connor Neal | August 1st, 2019

The 2019 NFL season is right around the corner! The Hall of Fame Game between the Atlanta Falcons and Denver Broncos is tonight, meaning we have just five weeks till opening night. That time will (hopefully) go by quickly. In the meanwhile, it is never too early to get started on building the ultimate fantasy football team. 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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