Welcome to the third episode of the “Mile High Salute” Denver Broncos podcast! Beat writers Zach Gotlieb and Jacob Dunne have joined forces to discuss all things Broncos. In today’s episode, we highlight key games in the Broncos 2020 schedule and give our predictions on how they’ll finish the season. If you haven’t already, check out last week’s episode! Continue reading
Chris Gallagher | May 23rd, 2020
The expectations surrounding the Denver Broncos are very high, heading into the 2020 season. After an offseason that saw them add A.J. Bouye, Jurrell Casey, and Melvin Gordon along with wide receivers Jerry Jeudy and KJ Hamler in the draft, the Broncos are a team to watch. The 2019 season was a forgetful one for the Broncos as they finished 7-9 and missed the playoffs for the fourth consecutive season. Most of this was due to the ongoing quarterback carousel. Joe Flacco started the first eight games before getting injured and replaced by Brandon Allen. Ultimately, the Broncos would end the season winning four of their last five games under Drew Lock after he came off injured reserve and injected life into the Denver offense.
Jacob Dunne | May 21st, 2020
With the NFL Draft and free agency officially in the books, it’s time for a way-too-early 53-man roster projection on who will make the Denver Broncos. There will be no shortage of competition at every position this summer. The Broncos coaching staff will have their work cut out for them when deciding on who to keep heading into the 2020 season. Continue reading
Jacob Dunne | May 14th, 2020
For the first time in five years, the Denver Broncos have a legitimate reason to be optimistic. Ever since Peyton Manning rode off into the sunset following the Super Bowl 50 win against the Carolina Panthers in 2016, the Broncos have been STRUGGLING to find an answer at quarterback.
Josh Livi | May 1st, 2020
Football can’t come any sooner. ANY TYPE OF SPORT for that matter. I hope everyone is safe and well during this crazy time. It has now been a month since we last had sports, boy do I miss it and I’m sure you do too! Have no fear, with fantasy football around the corner, I am here to tell you my five fave dynasty running backs who are going to thrive in the NFL and in fantasy football! Continue reading
It’s the offseason and that means the NFL world is moving slowly. Actually, who am I kidding? Free agency is almost here and where players sign will have ripple impact throughout the league. Not only for Super Bowl odds next year but also for dynasty fantasy owners. Each signing changes the views for not only that player but the rest of the team he’s leaving and joining, as well as potential landing spots for rookies.
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.
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
Givanni Damico | December 1st, 2019
Welcome to the GPP/Tournament Plays article for Week 13. I know what you’re thinking: wait, you’re not Joey? You got me there, but you can catch Joey’s cash games article here. It is important to note that the players mentioned for cash games can absolutely be used in tournaments as well.
You may want to fade some players who are projected to be more highly owned but don’t sway away from great matchups for the sake of being contrarian. Now, let’s get to some tournament picks.
Brandon Braasch | November 18th, 2019
The Kansas City Chiefs head into Mexico City to face the Los Angeles Chargers. Mexico City gets its redemption in tonight’s game. Last year when the Chiefs were scheduled to play in Mexico City, the field conditions were not great so they moved the game to Los Angeles. That game ended up being a classic. I expect this game to be a great one as well. Here are my top players in this divisional matchup in Mexico. Continue reading
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.
Brandon Braasch | November 7th, 2019
This is a must-win divisional game for both teams. The Los Angeles Chargers started the season 2-5 and have won two in a row to get back to 4-5. The Oakland Raiders are right in the middle of the playoff race as well at 4-4. Both teams are fighting to stay alive in the wild card race and even the division battle with the Kansas City Chiefs. Here are my top players in this game that should be very close and hard-fought.
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.
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.
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 nine. Be sure to follow all of them on twitter and ask any of The Scorecrow’s fantasy writers for fantasy advice.
John Woz, Jr. | October 26th, 2019
The week eight matchup between the Los Angeles Chargers at the Chicago Bears features two teams regressing from the previous season. There are several synergies between the two reeling teams in 2019. Neither team can run the football, the Chargers rank 27th, and the Bears 28th.
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.
John Woz, Jr. | October 5th, 2019
The 0-4 Denver Broncos head to the 2-2 Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday. It’s an AFC West Divisional game with plenty at stake. Denver knocked the Bolts off their stride in the corresponding game in 2018. Vic Fangio is reeling at the loss of pass rusher Bradley Chubb, but a road win in L.A. will boost the morale of the Broncos.
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
Mike Fanelli | July 29th, 2019
The 2019 NFL season is almost here! Well, the preseason at least. The Hall of Fame game between the Atlanta Falcons and Denver Broncos is just a few days away. The regular season is a little more than five weeks away, but football is back baby! Of course, that means redraft fantasy leagues will be drafting left and right over the next month or so. With that in mind, here are my top 12 running backs for the 2019 season.
Levon Satamian | March 9th, 2019
The Los Angeles Chargers finished last season with a 12-4 record. Injuries caught up to the Chargers yet again, Jason Verrett and Hunter Henry were both out during the regular season. Denzel Perryman went down mid-season, Brandon Mebane had terrible news. His newborn child passed away, which forced him to miss a few games, and that was completely understandable. But, the Chargers were able to find the next man up every time. Derwin James can easily be a franchise player; Chargers have great young talent to build on, including veterans who can lead them to a possible Super Bowl run, led by Philip Rivers.
Levon Satamian | January 13th, 2019
The Los Angeles Chargers will visit Foxborough for a meeting against the New England Patriots. Philip Rivers and Tom Brady will meet once again, this possibly being the last time they meet in their career. Tom Brady has had Philip Rivers’ number so far, with a 7-0 record. But, this game could have a different outcome.
Nick Popio | November 24th, 2018
First off, I hope everyone’s Thanksgiving was filled with food, family, and football. Week 12 of the NFL has started and now that 6 teams have played and there are no Kansas City Chiefs nor L.A. Rams after their instant classic, who can fill in for the likes of Todd Gurley, Kareem Hunt, Tyreek Hill, Travis Kelce and other fantasy league leaders? Here are this week’s PPR rankings to find out.
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.
Nick Popio | November 9th, 2018
Week 10 in the NFL is upon us. This weekend the Denver Broncos, Minnesota Vikings, Baltimore Ravens, and Houston Texans are all idle on the schedule. That means no Phillip Lindsay, Adam Thielen, Alex Collins, or DeAndre Hopkins. So here is this weekend’s list of performers who have the most opportune chances to light up the fantasy scoreboards.
Nick Popio | October 18th, 2018
Week 7 in the NFL is upon us, which means major fantasy names will be on a bye. The Pittsburgh Steelers, Green Bay Packers, Oakland Raiders, and Seattle Seahawks all have the weekend open. So here’s a look at some players who can step in for the likes of Antonio Brown, Davante Adams, Jared Cook, and Doug Baldwin in PPR leagues.
Frank Dyevoich | August 16th, 2018
The running back position once again reigns supreme in fantasy football. There seemed to be a trend leaning toward wide receiver dominance given the consistency of the guys at the top, but the elite play of the NFL’s best running backs over the past few seasons quickly put a stop to that. When preparing for your draft, you want to separate your running backs into tiers so you can find the best values without sacrificing production. Here is the fourth installment of Blood, Sweat, and Tiers. The first article on the rookies is here. The second on my likes and dislikes is here. Tier 4 is here.