Tag Archives: Patrick Mahomes

Five Bold Predictions for the Kansas City Chiefs

Ethan Hewett | May 20th, 2020

The Kansas City Chiefs are coming off a Super Bowl season where they came back from a deficit of at least 10 points in all three playoff games. Most notable was the Divisional Round, where the Houston Texans gained a 24-0 lead early, only for the Chiefs to storm back and win 51-31 in a historic comeback. Talk about craziness. Speaking of craziness, here are five bold but somewhat realistic predictions for the Chiefs this season.

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2017 NFL Re-Draft: How Things Should Have Played Out

Mike Fanelli | May 15th, 2020

The deadline to exercise the fifth-year options for the 2017 first-round picks has come and gone. Of the 32 picks, 18 of them had their option exercised. However, four of the top five picks had their option declined. Now that it has been three seasons since this draft class entered the league, it’s fair to look back and redo the draft. For the purposes of this re-draft, I’m going to keep all trades in place but make my decisions based on current rosters.

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Denver Broncos Draft Pick KJ Hamler

Broncos Draft Pick Profile: KJ Hamler

Jacob Dunne | May 6th, 2020

With the 46th overall pick in the NFL Draft, the Denver Broncos select Kahele Jacoby (K.J.) Hamler, wide receiver, Penn State. Having already drafted wide receiver Jerry Jeudy in the first round with the 15th pick, president/general manager John Elway took another wide receiver to surround Drew Lock and pro bowl receiver Courtland Sutton.

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Kansas City Chiefs draft review : L'Jarius Sneed

Kansas City Chiefs Draft Review

Givanni Damico | April 30th, 2020

The reigning Super Bowl champions look to become even more of a threat in 2020. Obviously, this is not a make-or-break draft for the Chiefs due to how good they already are, but there is a lot of talent in the draft that can make Kansas City unstoppable. Did they make the right moves to make them better now? Let’s get into the Kansas City Chiefs Draft Review.

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Draft Pick Profile: Jerry Jeudy

Broncos Draft Pick Profile: Jerry Jeudy

Jacob Dunne | April 29th, 2020

With the 15th pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, the Denver Broncos select Jerry Jeudy, WR, Alabama. The Broncos get the best wide receiver in the greatest wide receiver draft class in NFL history. After a legendary run at Alabama, Jeudy heads to Denver where he will form a one-two punch with Pro Bowl wide receiver Courtland Sutton. Let’s dig a little deeper on Denver’s newest wideout.

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Analysis of How Record-Breaking Contracts have Inflated the QB market

Nickolas Loza | February 19th, 2020

As of 2020, there are currently six quarterbacks according to OverTheCap that are being paid upwards of $30,000,000 annually. Those QB’s are Russell Wilson, Ben Roethlisberger, Aaron Rodgers, Jared Goff, Carson Wentz, and Matt Ryan. Obviously, all of these quarterbacks have done something to earn their contracts, but what got us to this point where quarterbacks are demanding upwards of $30M dollars? This is what I’ll be analyzing today in this article. We’ll go over the highest paid Quarterbacks since 2014, and which record-breaking signings really broke open the market. These contracts factor in original signing bonuses into the first year of the contract, so they may seem a little suspect in the drops from year to year.

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Super Bowl LIV: Who Will Win?

The Scorecrow Family | February 2nd, 2020 

Super Bowl LIV will be between two of the best teams in the league. The NFC is represented by the San Francisco 49ers, while the AFC is represented by the Kansas City Chiefs. Over the last two weeks, we have heard every talking head in the country give their take for this game. However, The Scorecrow family is here to give our takes for the big game tonight. 11 of our writers have come together to give a winner, a final score, and their reasoning why. Without further ado, let’s see what our experts have to say. 

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What Winning the Super Bowl Means for the 49ers and Chiefs

Nickolas Loza | February 2nd, 2020 

After playing 20 games and going through a grueling season full of injuries and comebacks, the Chiefs and 49ers are here, in America’s biggest game, and on America’s biggest stage. Here lie the legacies of two storied franchises. The Kansas City Chiefs are trying to win a Super Bowl for the first time in 50 years, while the Niners trying to return to glory after a 25 year absence. Both teams are trying to erase the past, which they’d both love to forget for different reasons. The Niners are trying to erase the taste of their Super Bowl 47 defeat, and the Chiefs are trying to erase the taste or 25 years of being one or two games away from glory.

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NFL DFS: Super Bowl Sunday Special

Joey Ricotta & Brandon Braasch | February 1st, 2020 

Welcome to Super Bowl Sunday. There will be all kinds of money switching hands so good luck with all your bets. If your Super Bowl squares don’t hit or your favorite prop bet didn’t go as planned maybe your DFS roster will win you some money back.

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Podcast- Super Bowl LIV Preview with Andy Mitts

Tom Greene  | February 1st, 2020

Andy Mitts (@mister_brain), from the Rock Chalk Podcast (@RockChalkPod), joins us for the Super Bowl Preview! Continue reading

Conference Title Games NFL Picks: Spreads, Props and More

Mike Fanelli | January 18th, 2020

After 19 weeks of football, we are down to the final four. The six seed Tennessee Titans and two seed Kansas City Chiefs will battle to represent the AFC while the one seed San Francisco 49ers and two seed Green Bay Packers will battle to represent the NFC in Super Bowl 54. Both games are rematches from the regular season with the Titans and 49ers pulling out the victory. Will the outcomes be the same Sunday? We shall see.

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AFC Divisional Preview: Houston Texans vs Kansas City Chiefs

Ethan Hewett | January 12th, 2020

The Kansas City Chiefs will be hosting the Houston Texans at 3:05PM ET on Sunday, January 12th. The game will feature a rematch between the two teams who squared off earlier this season in week six where Houston emerged victorious 31-24. Continue reading

Fantasy Football Roundtable: Early 2020 Outlook

Mike Fanelli, Joshua Abbe, Brandon Braasch, Joey Ricotta | January 7th, 2020 

The 2019 fantasy season has come and gone. Hopefully, you were able to bring home some titles and all the bragging rights (and money) that comes with it. However, the calendar has flipped to 2020 and it’s (probably) never too early to prepare for the upcoming fantasy season. The Scorecrow family is here to help fantasy owners get a jump start on the 2020 season, putting together another roundtable giving you their opinion on five fantasy football questions. 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.

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Woz’s NFL Week 14 Notebook: Improving Garoppolo leads Niners to victory

John Woz, Jr.  | December 10th, 2019

Two NFC powerhouses Traded blows in a brilliant night of football. Elsewhere, the Steelers and the Chiefs kept up their challenge in the AFC playoff picture. There is no better place to start this week’s NFL Week 14 Notebook than a shootout in the NFC. Continue reading

Kansas City Chiefs vs Los Angeles Chargers Mexico City Preview

John Woz, Jr. | November 18th, 2019

The NFL is striving to extend its reach beyond the United States. The Los Angeles Chargers and Kansas City Chiefs battle in Mexico City to round off the last of five international games for the 2019 season. Monday Night Football has two teams competing for the AFC West. Can the Bolts get the better of the 2018 MVP?

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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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Thursday Night Football Week 7 DFS

Brandon Braasch | October 17th, 2019 

Another divisional matchup is set in store for us on Thursday Night. The reigning MVP Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs head to Mile High to face the Denver Broncos. The Chiefs have lost two games in a row after starting off 4-0. The Broncos had a rough start going 0-4 but they have now won two in a row. One of these streaks has to give so without further ado, here are my top players and predictions for this divisional matchup.

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TNF Fantasy Preview: Kansas City Chiefs vs Denver Broncos

Mike Fanelli | October 17th, 2019 

Last week’s Thursday night game between the New York Giants and the New England Patriots was a closer game than many expected, at least till the fourth quarter. Eventually, the Patriots won 35-14 as the defense scored two touchdowns to match Tom Brady‘s two rushing touchdowns. While the game wasn’t full of fantasy points, Golden Tate and Julian Edelman joined Brady and the Patriots D/ST as the only players to score more than 14 fantasy points in the game. Hopefully, tonight’s game offers more big-time fantasy scorers.

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2019 Fantasy Football: Week 6 PPR Rankings

Frank Ammirante | October 9th, 2019 

Week five was filled with phenomenal performances, with monster games from Deshaun Watson, Christian McCaffreyAaron Jones, Amari CooperWill Fuller, as well as the Philadelphia Eagles D/ST. Week six has a few projected shootouts, including a heavyweight bout between the two best young quarterbacks in the league. I’m sure that we’ll be in for a few surprises this week!

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NFL Roundtable: 2019 First Quarter Edition

Mike Fanelli, Ethan Hewett, Daniel Corrigan, Frank Ammirante, Michael Pallas | October 3rd, 2019 

The 2019 NFL season is already a quarter of the way finished and team’s identity are starting to shape into form. At this point, there are only three undefeated teams left in the New England Patriots, Kansas City Chiefs and surprisingly the San Francisco 49ers. Meanwhile, there are six winless teams and almost half the league is sitting at 2-2. If this course continues, the playoff race will be as exciting as ever, but what have we learned over the first quarter of the season? The Scorecrow family has put together another roundtable giving you their opinions on five NFL questions. Be sure to follow all the writers on twitter and ask any questions you may have regarding their answers. Without any further ado, let’s get into it.

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Fantasy Football Roundtable: 2019 First Quarter Edition

Mike Fanelli, Joshua Abbe, Nick Popio, Frank Ammirante, Connor Neal | October 2nd, 2019 

The 2019 NFL season is already a quarter of the way finished and fantasy owners’ are starting to realize their team is perfect. Whether your team is 0-4 or 4-0, you can’t get lazy and accept the record. Fantasy owners need to be active in trade talks, waiver wire adds, and reflect on what they did wrong during the draft. So what have we learned over the first quarter of the NFL season fantasy wise? The Scorecrow family is here to help with all that, putting together another roundtable giving you their opinions on five fantasy football questions. Be sure to follow all the writers on twitter and ask any questions you may have regarding their answers. Without any further ado, let’s get into it.

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2019 Fantasy Football: Week 5 PPR Rankings

Frank Ammirante | October 2nd, 2019 

Week four of the NFL season included a number of disappointing performances from elite players. We saw quarterbacks Patrick Mahomes, Matt Ryan, and Tom Brady all fail to throw touchdown passes. We also saw some massive rushing totals, with Nick Chubb and Leonard Fournette going off for a combined 390 yards. The fantasy football season is a roller-coaster ride filled with surprises and disappointments. Buckle up and let’s see what week five brings!

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Why Patrick Mahomes isn’t the 2019 NFL MVP Frontrunner

Michael Pallas | September 30th, 2019

We have completed four weeks of the 2019 NFL season, and despite gaudy numbers that are on pace to surpass last year’s outstanding season, we should not consider Patrick Mahomes the NFL MVP favorite. Continue reading

Patrick Mahomes True Rival in the AFC, Atlanta Falcons slumping ways, Week 4 bets

Brendan Abban | September 25th, 2019 

In this KBR Sports podcast episode, Brendan Abban talks in-depth about what was the much anticipated Patrick Mahomes and Lamar Jackson showdown but sheds light on who can be the real Manning to Mahomes Brady. He also dives into the Atlanta Falcons who have not scraped their prior success of years ago. He’s joined by Natalie Slayden to talk NFL Week 4 lines and make their picks. Check it out and don’t forget to subscribe, review and comment! Thank you! Continue reading

The Walsh Way – Week 3 GPP Plays

Kevin Walsh | September 21st, 2019

GAME THEORY

All my plays are based on DraftKings pricing. It’s also important to note that when I list a player as a fade, I do not mean I will have 0% of them, but I will be way under the field as far as exposure goes, and likely will not play them on single entry lineups.

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The Walsh Way – Week One NFL DFS GPP Plays

Kevin Walsh | September 7th, 2019

First, I’d like to introduce myself. My name is Kevin Walsh, and I am from Pittsburgh, PA. I have been playing DFS since DraftStreet still existed. This is my first season writing for The Scorecrow, and this is my first tournament rundown. I have written about DFS before, so hopefully, that shouldn’t be too much of an issue. I am a huge football and hockey fan, and I am always so engulfed in fantasy sports from September until January. I plan to give you a peek inside what I have going on in my head and hopefully lead you to some DFS success (as well as myself, of course), but enough about me, let’s get to the good stuff.

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Are The Browns The Real Deal?

Daniel Corrigan | September 5th, 2019

It’s hard to believe that we are talking about a team that won seven games last season, being darkhorse contenders. It’s also hard to believe that the team we are talking about is the Cleveland Browns.

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Fantasy Battle: JuJu Smith-Schuster vs Travis Kelce

Ian Brennan | Aug 12th, 2019

Welcome to another fantasy battles. I will evaluate two players who have similar ADP in 12-team PPR scoring. The two competitors in question will be Travis Kelce and JuJu Smith-Schuster. According to Fantasy Football Calculator, both players are being taken in the early second round. With a similar ADP, we will look at the reasons for and against taking both players and whom I value based on the points made. Kelce is currently being taken as the TE1 while Smith-Schuster is being taken as the WR7. In 2018, Kelce finished as the TE1 while Smith-Schuster finished as the WR8. Follow along to see the pros and cons of drafting one over the other.

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Kansas City Chiefs 2019 Team Preview

Ethan Hewett | July 29th, 2019

The Kansas City Chiefs ended 2018 on a sour note losing a close game at home in the AFC Championship Game to the New England Patriots. While it ended on a low, the majority of their campaign was positive, finishing 12-4 on the regular season. The Chiefs also won their first playoff game since 2015 and hosted the AFC Championship Game for the first time in franchise history. Patrick Mahomes won Most Valuable Player and became only the second quarterback in history to throw for 5,000 yards and 50 touchdowns, joining only Peyton Manning. The defensive side of the ball was a completely different story, finishing second to last in total yards allowed per game. There were a lot of highs last season, and while it may have finished on a low note, Chiefs fans had to be happy with the beginning of a new era for Chiefs football. Continue reading

Top 12 Fantasy Quarterbacks: Hall of Fame Week Edition

Mike Fanelli | July 28th, 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 quarterbacks for the 2019 season.

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Fantasy Fallout from the Tyreek Hill News

Mike Fanelli | July 19th, 2019

Earlier today the NFL announced that the Kansas City Chiefs star wide receiver Tyreek Hill would not be suspended after being investigated for domestic violence this offseason. Whether you agree or disagree with this decision, whether you are a fan of the NFL’s personal conduct policy or not, the reality is Hill is allowed to take part in training camp next week and play in all 16 games this season. I’m not here to sway your opinion on the NFL’s decision or Hill as a person. I am here to explain how the news impacts the entire Chiefs’ offense from a fantasy perspective.

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NFL Roundtable: MVP, ROY, and More

Mike Fanelli, Ethan Hewett, Zach Gotlieb, Frank Ammirante, Giovanna Morales | July 17th, 2019

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.

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Fantasy Football Round Table: Fourth of July Edition

Mike Fanelli, Josh Abbe, Dale Money, Frank Dyevoich, Daniel Corrigan | July 4th, 2019

Happy Fourth of July everyone! Hopefully, you are enjoying the greatest American holiday with friends, family, food, and your choice of beverage. While the 2019 NFL season doesn’t kick off for another nine weeks, it is never too early to prepare to build the ultimate fantasy football team. To help with that, the Scorecrow family has started 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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Patriots vs Chiefs AFC Championship Preview

John Wagner | January 19th, 2019

Brady vs Manning. Brady vs Rodgers. Brady vs Manning (again). Brady vs… Mahomes? Let’s just say this. Patrick Mahomes is 18 years younger than Tom Brady. That’s a player about to be drafted into the NBA difference in age. This will be one of the most interesting championship rounds in recent history. It’s the young buck Patrick Mahomes trying to come in and take the reigns of the AFC from the man who’s reigned supreme of the AFC since 2001. It’s a shifting of times as quarterbacks like Mahomes, Baker Mayfield, DeShaun Watson, and others start to emerge as the future leaders of the new NFL generation as quarterbacks like Drew Brees, Brady, Manning, Philip Rivers, and Ben Roethlisberger start to reach the twilight of their careers. Brady vs Mahomes is just the story behind this game, but in all reality, these two teams are playing for one thing and one thing only. A chance to play in the Super Bowl.

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The Late Round Darlings

Matt Woolsey | December 7th, 2018

The Fantasy Footballers say championships are not won at the draft, but you lay the foundation for the upcoming season. Hard work, making the right moves, and picking up the right players has hopefully gotten you to the fantasy playoffs. And now that they are here, let’s take a look back at some of the late-round/waiver-wire pickups that got you here.

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The Kansas City Chiefs Could Actually Get Better… I’m Not Kidding

John Wagner | December 6th, 2018

Let’s talk about the wonderful tale that is happening in Kansas City in the form of the Chiefs. You can’t say Kansas City without saying Patrick Mahomes, kind of like back in 2015 when you couldn’t say Kansas City without saying Salvador Perez.

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One For the Ages: A Film Breakdown of Rams vs. Chiefs

Pranav Ramasubramanian | November 26th, 2018

The Kansas City Chiefs at 9-1 and first place in the AFC against a 9-1 Los Angeles Rams team that was second in the NFC was a sure shot to be a great game. This game pitted two great offenses, two great offensive-minded head coaches and two great quarterbacks against one another with a location change to Los Angeles due to bad field conditions in Mexico. The game ended up being one of the highest scoring games in the history of the NFL and the greatest Monday Night Football game exceeding all expectations.

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Week 12 Streaming Options: QB, TE, D/ST, K, and Deep “Boom” Plays

Travis Finkel | November 21st, 2018

Hello, Patrick Mahomes and Jared Goff owners. Welcome to Week 12 edition of streaming options. After Monday’s performance, I’m sure you’re sick to your stomach thinking that you have to start somebody else at quarterback. There is hope for you, I would feel less anxious than a Travis Kelce owner who needs a win this week. If you are that Travis Kelce fan, we’re going to try to get you a touchdown with your TE streamer in Week 12. The tight end wire doesn’t really offer much more than a touchdown prayer at this point.

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The 2018 MVP Race is More Competitive Than Many Expect

Hunter Neel | November 17th, 2018

The 2018 MVP Race is More Competitive Than Many Expect

The NFL is a crazy and wild place. A team could win the super bowl one year then be sub .500 the next year. While football may be a team sport certain individuals help their teams way more than any other player. That one player is usually referred to as the most valuable player or MVP. But some players impact the game so greatly that it goes beyond just their teams MVP but instead the leagues most valuable player.

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The MVP Candidate Nobody Is Talking About

Chazz Bradner | November 16th, 2018

When looking at the MVP race this NFL season, you tend to hear the same names mentioned as the top candidates. Names such as Todd Gurley, Drew Brees, Patrick Mahomes, and Philip Rivers. These are some of the names that come to mind. However, there is a player that has been playing outstanding football, but is not receiving nearly the amount of recognition the players I listed are. The player I am speaking so highly of is Ben Roethlisberger.

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NFL Midseason Report- Super Bowl Contenders

Pranav Ramasubramanian | November 3rd, 2018

We have undergone eight weeks and have hit the midseason point in the NFL. At this point, we kinda have a basic idea of who’s for real and who’s not. Here are the teams that have looked like Super Bowl contenders so far.

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