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Chicago's options are limited

Both Eddie Royal and Alshon Jeffery will be limited with injuries this week. Look for tight end Martellus Bennett to step up for the Bears and have a major fantasy impact. Fantasy advice (Insider)

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Longoria: Joe Maddon is a great motivator

Rays 3B Evan Longoria discusses the genius of Joe Maddon and the pressure of playing in a postseason environment. Plus, he makes Week 5 NFL picks with Mike Golic and Ian Fitzsimmons.

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Taj gibson still a valuable asset?

Though his numbers were lower than they were originally projected to be last season, Gibson remains a strong, physical presence on the court. #NBARank: Nos. 80-91

Cutler not 100%, but will start vs. Chiefs (3:25)

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Illinois RB Josh Ferguson ruled out for Saturday's game at No. 22 Iowa. Freshman Ke'Shawn Vaughn likely will get the bulk of the carries for the Illini.

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Cutler still not 100%, says he'll 'make do'

Bears QB Jay Culter said: "I feel better, I do. … But it is what it is, and we have a lot of guys banged up out here. I'll just make do." Cutler missed two weeks with a hamstring injury before returning in Sunday's win over the Raiders.

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Lester vs. Lackey in Game 1

The Cardinals will send 18-game winner John Lackey to the mound opposite Cubs southpaw Jon Lester in Friday's NLDS opener.

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Cubs to start Hendricks in Game 2 of NLDS

Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon has elected to start second-year right-hander Kyle Hendricks in Game 2 of their best-of-five NL Division Series against the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday

What can Browns do for you? Lose?

That's as far as ESPN's Football Power Index is concerned. San Francisco, D.C., Chicago and St. Louis aren't faring much better as all five teams are 3-to-1 underdogs or worse.