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Four Downs: Chiefs offense can swing the fantasy playoffs

Alex Smith is playing like a top-10 fantasy quarterback, his weapons are producing and Kansas City's schedule couldn't be easier for the stretch run.

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6hKC Joyner

Joyner: Gordon among high-upside stretch plays

KC Joyner identifies fantasy players whose remaining matchups make them high-upside starters either during one particular week or over the entire final stretch, such as Chargers RB Melvin Gordon.

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Fantasy Fallout: Gronk injured, Wilson shines

Tristan H. Cockcroft provides context for the top fantasy storylines from Week 12, including the impact if Rob Gronkowski misses time and Russell Wilson's impressive start to his career.

How to replace Gronk in fantasy football (0:56)

Fantasy Focus: Is Dez still a top-10 WR?

Matthew Berry and Field Yates recap Week 12, disagree on Dez Bryant's value with Tony Romo out for the season and discuss whether now is the time to sell Todd Gurley.

13hFantasy Football Scout

De Bruyne leads the way, as Vardy stars

Vardy's seven-point haul this week was a modest return compared to many in an ESPN Premier Fantasy weekend awash with big scorers.


Welcome to Capital One Bowl Mania 2015!

Be sure to play's free Capital One Bowl Mania game where you'll be challenged to predict the winner of all 41 bowl games while competing for cash prizes and a trip to the 2016 Championship Game.

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1dJohn Cregan

Cregan: Porzingis boosting fantasy lineups

John Cregan looks at Kristaps Porzingis' fast start to the season and writes why "1+1+1" players are so unique in fantasy basketball.

AP goes off in win over Falcons (0:51)
Rivers tosses four touchdowns in win over Jags (0:50)
Hasselbeck's big day leads Colts over Bucs (0:51)
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6dEric Karabell

Lacy, Rawls rise in end-of-season ranks

Eric Karabell ranks players for the remainder of the season by position and overall, with Eddie Lacy and Thomas Rawls rising.

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Love/Hate: Thanks for the matchups!

In a season of injuries and first-round busts, Matthew Berry says fantasy owners can be thankful for matchups against the Eagles or the Saints. But first, about those pool noodles ...

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7dJoe Kaiser

Kaiser: Ty Lawson no longer a fantasy asset

Joe Kaiser provides his latest installment of a series looking at overvalued and undervalued players. He writes why Ty Lawson is being used far too often.

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19dEric Karabell

AFL notes: Profar, Meadows, Frazier climbing

Eric Karabell discusses Arizona Fall League performers such as the Rangers' Jurickson Profar, who is still an intriguing prospect.

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7dTristan H. Cockcroft

Consistency Ratings heading into Week 12

The Consistency Ratings weigh both how consistent as well as how start-worthy players have been in ESPN leagues in 2015.


Browns ground game grounded

The Browns have 56 rush yards tonight vs. the Ravens with less than three minutes left in the fourth. Cleveland entered averaging 75.6 rush yards per game, second fewest in the NFL (Lions, 74.5). Follow live

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

Austin Davis took over at quarterback for the Browns with 8:29 left as Josh McCown headed to the locker room with what appeared to be a right shoulder injury. The crowd muttered, but did not chant for Johnny Manziel, who began the game the team's third quarterback. Davis' first pass was incomplete, which brought more groans as the Browns trailed the battered Ravens by seven.

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

After the Browns went ahead 20-17, the defense gave up drives of 12 plays and 80 yards and 17 plays and 82 yards. Baltimore got 10 points out of the drives to take a touchdown lead.

Jamison Hensley ESPN Staff Writer 

Ravens TE Maxx Williams is undergoing concussion protocol

Belichick really not happy with question

A reporter dared to ask Bill Belichick his emotions after seeing Rob Gronkowski down on the field. Note: Do not ask Bill Belichick about his emotions.


Jamison Hensley ESPN Staff Writer 

You knew this was going to be a close one. Ravens are only team in NFL history to have first 10 games decided by eight points or less.

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

Josh McCown took a huge hit on third quarter incompletion. Doctors briefly checked his right shoulder, but he's now warming up on the sidelines.

Jamison Hensley ESPN Staff Writer 

Matt Schaub responds to that pick six by competing 5 of 6 passes for 53 yards. He capped drive with 15-yard TD pass to Kamar Aiken. Ravens, 24-20.

Matt Schaub bounces back

After throwing a pick-6 to surrender the lead on the previous possession, the Ravens QB found Kamar Aiken for a 15-yard TD to put Baltimore on top 24-20 with 5:30 left in the third on ESPN.


Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

Karlos Dansby's intereception return for a touchdown was his second score this season. Dansby had a 41-yard return for a TD against Denver, and the 52-yarder against Baltimore on Monday. He now has six career touchdowns on interception returns.

Jamison Hensley ESPN Staff Writer 

Let me know if you've heard this before: Matt Schaub throws a pick-six. It's his sixth one since 2013.

Browns grab pick-6, lead Ravens 20-17

Karlos Dansby returned the Matt Schaub pick 52 yards to give the Browns their first lead of the game with 12:16 left in the 3rd quarter on ESPN. It's Dansby's sixth career pick-6, tied for fourth-most by an active player.


Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

RAVENS 17, BROWNS 13 (Halftime) -- Josh McCown threw for 189 yards and had a Johnny Manziel like play for a touchdown, but threw incomplete three times from the six at the end of the half. A chance to tie the game led to a field goal and the four-point deficit.

Jamison Hensley ESPN Staff Writer 

RAVENS 17, BROWNS 13 (Half): Kaelin Clay scores Ravens' first punt return for TD since 2013 and Matt Schaub throws first TD pass since 2013. Baltimore leads at halftime for just third time in 11 games this season.

Jamison Hensley ESPN Staff Writer 

Browns clearly looking to expose Ravens LBs in coverage. Attacking over the middle on each drive.

Jamison Hensley ESPN Staff Writer 

That's the 20th TD pass allowed by Ravens this season. Only eight teams have given up more this season.

McCown dances, finds Moore for TD

Josh McCown kept his poise in the pocket, bought time and hit Marlon Moore for a 10-yard TD pass to pull the Browns within a touchdown (17-10) of the Ravens with 4:36 left in the first half on ESPN.


Not Ray Lewis on stopping Cam's dabbing

"He got your wife dabbing. He got your kids dabbing. He got coach Roy Williams from the Chapel Hill Tar Heels dabbing. Stop this man from dancing!"