Indeed it is. With one game left, Lions fans must feel like they are going through hell. Or, at least, compared to expectations at the start of the year. A 27-17 loss to the Denver Broncos has brought the Lions record to 3-11-1… which could also be a recipe to an alcoholic drink. Lions fans have probably consumed a lot of those this season. Plus, while playing Denver, Orange Crush could be a drink of choice.
The Lions came into this game thinking that a Chicago offense lead by Mitchell Trubiskywould 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.
Well back again to go into week eight of the NFL season and you’re either sitting comfortably or barley hanging on hope to get into the playoffs. 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 eight. Be sure to follow all of them on twitter and ask any of The Scorecrow’s fantasy writers for fantasy advice.
All my plays are based on DraftKings pricing. Its 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.
In most fantasy football leagues, we’re over halfway to the playoffs. So, depending on your record, you’re either looking forward to the playoffs or you’re fighting to get in. If it’s the former, congratulations, if not, let’s get to work. The wire has one screaming candidate, but for the most part, it’s fairly slim pickings. As always, make sure to check for players who are more owned first.
The Detroit Lions entered the NFL Draft with nine picks. They seemed pretty set on remodeling the tight end position, this offseason. That could not have been more evident in the draft. Deciding to take two tight ends, including the big fish out of Iowa, T.J. Hockenson, with the 8th pick overall. The 2nd round selection of Jahlani Tavai, may seem like a head-scratcher for many people outside the organization. We will see how that selection pans out. I really liked the additions of William Harris and Amani Oruwariye, both players should improve that Lions secondary as they get better situated. Oruwariye will look to fill the empty spot opposite Darius Slay. Continue reading →