FOOTBALL IS BACK BABY! Well almost back. In just over seven weeks, the NFL kicks off its 100th season with a matchup between the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers. These next seven weeks can’t go by fast enough. However, training camp officially kicks off today for the Denver Broncos with all the other teams to start within the next or so. In the meantime, the Scorecrow family has started a mini-series with a handful of writers giving you their opinions on NFL questions; five at a time. Be sure to follow all of the writers on twitter and ask any questions you may have regarding their answers. Without any further ado, let’s get into it.
The Vikings wrapped up the 2019 draft with 12 picks, which is the most they’ve had in franchise history since the seven-round format began in 1994. They were able to get themselves a potential franchise tight end early, leaving offensive guard till the fourth round. They made a very solid first selection, picking one of the top interior offensive linemen in the draft, in Garrett Bradbury. Choosing a running back in the third round, was a bit of a surprise. Given the needs, they had at defensive back and on the defensive line. But you could argue, the need for an adequate backup to oft-injured Dalvin Cook was necessary. Continue reading →
Going into last season, the Minnesota Vikings broke the bank, to bring in highly coveted free agent quarterback Kirk Cousins. Expectations were quite high, only to end up missing the playoffs. The final nail in the coffin was a week 17 loss to the Chicago Bears. Looking towards the draft, the Vikings have eight picks, including two six and seven round selections. It wouldn’t be very surprising to see the Vikings take a pair of offensive linemen in the first four rounds. Continue reading →
The Minnesota Vikings‘ season was one with many highs and many lows, and they were one of the most talked about teams all season. Paying a guy who had played in one playoff game 84 million dollars will do that to a franchise, but the Vikings season was not all about Kirk Cousins (although it definitely felt like it at times).
Forget Carmen Sandiego, where in the world is Adam Thielen? My love for Thielen has been well documented this season and rightfully so. He tied Calvin Johnson or the most consecutive 100-yard games in a single season. He had seven straight WR-1 weeks in the first eight games and was averaging 21 fantasy points a game. Through Week 8 he was the number one wide receiver on the year, so what happened?
A few weeks ago I wrote an Adam Thielen vs Stefon Diggs article and from what I gathered from some comments it was not well received. I asked the Brass at The Scorecrow to let me have a do-over because many felt my article was a little one-sided.
We are a quarter of the way done with the NFL season. Wow, seriously, that sucks, it’ll be Super Bowl Sunday before we know it. But until then, there are still a lot of NFL games left to watch and a lot of fantasy football left to play.
Before the season started the Vikings upgraded their quarterback when they signed Captain Kirk Cousins to a three-year, fully guaranteed deal. The fantasy community then started the debate, Stefon Diggs or Adam Thielen.
Two weeks down in the NFL season and we have some big movers and shakers in the Power 16. Plenty of new teams have entered and some familiar faces have moved out. Let’s take a look at who is in and who is out!
Week 2 of the young NFL season has now concluded and boy oh boy, there are plenty of juicy storylines to cover. While some may be proud of their team’s performance so far, others are in panic mode and taking to Twitter to express their malcontent. Regardless, this is already shaping up to be yet another unpredictable year of football; one where you really have to stay on top of things. Here’s a leg up on this week’s conversations and our picks for the NFL Week 2: Award Winners.
Week one is officially in the books and to the surprise of no one, there were fireworks everywhere. As is normally the case, week one brought about upsets, disappointments, and shocking performances. With that said it’s time to see who were the biggest movers in the Week two addition of The Scorecrow NFL Power 16.
To quote the great Phil Collins, “I can feel it coming in the air tonight”. That’s right, the NFL season is upon us and what better way to get things started then with the initial installment of The Scorecrow NFL Power Sixteen.
With Week 1 of the NFL Preseason underway, the time for league drafting in Fantasy Football has already begun. Last season, we saw a lot of surprise performances with teams turning their programs completely around and some underdogs going as far as winning the Super Bowl.
As the preseason gets started, it’s time to take a look at how teams might fare heading into the season. There will always be surprises that will make all prognosticators look foolish, but, let’s face it, that’s half the fun! That being said, let’s start taking a look at the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC North. A division which has the chance every year to produce a top team with Aaron Rodgers leading the Packers, but as we learned last season, it was a different Case entirely.
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.
As we stumble through the dog days of the NFL offseason, we are reading constant team predictions and rumors about players and teams as we hold on patiently for football season to return. While it might seem like forever until the Atlanta Falcons play the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles on September 6th, football is actually right around the corner. As early as next week most NFL teams will be at training camp. In fact, some teams such as the Ravens, who started July 18th, are already at camp. Heading into training camp there are many storylines you should follow. From what player is going to beat out another for the starting job to how are the rookies looking. Here are some of the top storylines entering training camp.