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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)

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

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.

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Kris Bryant slugs his way to the top

Among rookies, Bryant led in RBIs by a wide margin and tied Joc Pederson in home runs. Expect 35-40 homers a season in his future, but he'll have to lower his strikeout rate to get there. Prospect award winners (Insider)

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Fuller among nation's top skill players

Steve Muench and Kevin Weidl drafted the top skill players in the nation. Notre Dame WR Will Fuller was a top-10 pick. Were any other Irish players selected? Top 20 (Insider)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Joe Maddon announced a little surprise in his rotation as 2nd yr player Kyle Hendricks will start Gm.2 of the NLDS in St.Louis. Jon Lester has gm 1, Jake Arrieta takes gm 3. Jason Hammel could be the gm 4 starter if he isn't used up in the bullpen before then.

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Did Jose Abreu disappoint in 2015?

While Abreu was still good this season, he regressed quite a bit from his utter domination in 2014. Is he still worth an early fantasy draft pick? Early top 25 in 2016 (Insider)