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Week 12 rankings: Palmer the No. 1 QB

Our rankings for Week 12 are live! Use these ranks to make your start, sit and waiver-wire decisions.

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3hJim McCormick and Jeff Ratcliffe

Fantasy football: IDP rankings for Week 12

Jim McCormick and Jeff Ratcliffe provide their IDP rankings for Week 12, including Jaguars linebacker Telvin Smith cracking the top three at the position.

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Robert Turbin a clear handcuff in fantasy (1:21)

Fantasy Focus: Worried about Pats injuries?

Matthew Berry, Field Yates and Stephania Bell discuss who the Kimmy Gibbler of the podcast is, the latest on Danny Amendola and the rest of the injuries around the NFL.

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2hRenee Miller

NFL daily fantasy flex plays for Week 12

Renee Miller identifies top options to use in the flex spot of your DFS lineup in Week 12, including safe, upside and value plays.

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17hJoe Kaiser

Kaiser: Sell-high fantasy NBA candidates

Joe Kaiser, along with Kevin Pelton, looks at players who were off to hot starts and determines whether fantasy owners should trade them now or hold.

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Karabell: Top 10 RB handcuffs

Eric Karabell breaks down running back situations in which the backup has fantasy value, and ranks his top 10 RB handcuffs. The Seahawks' Thomas Rawls comes in No. 1.

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2dKC Joyner

Fantasy: Megatron among top trade targets

KC Joyner identifies four high-upside fantasy players to target based on statistical trends and remaining schedules, including Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson.

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19hJeff Ratcliffe

Fantasy: Top D/ST, IDP pickups for Week 12

Jeff Ratcliffe offers helpful tiers to rate all of the NFL's D/ST units -- led by the Panthers' and Cardinals' defenses -- for Week 12, and identifies IDPs to pick up.

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7dBradford Doolittle

Trend Watch: DeRozan's career-best start

Bradford Doolittle provides his latest fantasy trend watch of the season, weighing in on DeMar DeRozan, Nikola Mirotic and Ty Lawson.

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2dJoe 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.


Fantasy Weekly: Previewing Week 12

Anita Marks and Aaron Schatz break down all the injuries you need to know, discuss waiver wire pick ups and which teams have the most fantasy friendly playoff schedule.

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14dEric 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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1dTristan 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.


Two weeks in London could benefit Redskins

John Keim explains why Washington could play twice in London in 2016: "Believe it or not, there seems to be a strong fan base in the UK for the Redskins."


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Redskins coach Jay Gruden said of playing in London next year: "it'll be exciting next year but I could care less (now)" because they're focused on the Giants.

Green Bay's three-cheeseheaded monster

Talk about a tradition of stellar quarterbacking. Under the trio of Bart Starr, Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers, the Packers are a whopping 157 games over .500, including playoffs.

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Starr ready for emotional homecoming

The Packers legend survived two strokes, a heart attack and four seizures last year -- and then a life-threatening bronchial infection three months ago -- and is set to attend Thursday's ceremony for Brett Favre. A legend at Lambeau

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Broncos signing Christian Ponder

The QB worked out for the team Wednesday, and Denver is bringing him on as a depth signing, according to ESPN and media reports. Broncos rookie Trevor Siemian is expected to remain the No. 2 QB this week.

Tom Brady is cooling off a bit

Don't look now, but the Patriots quarterback has been good, rather than great, over the past three weeks.

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Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Tom Brady on Peyton Manning: "There is nobody who has more respect for Peyton than me, outside probably his parents and his brothers. If anybody can appreciate what he has accomplished, it's me. He's just been remarkable in every part of his career. He's been a tremendous player. It's unfortunate; everyone deals with injuries at different times. It just happens to be this week."

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Marvin Lewis, like many, has been impressed with Todd Gurley. "He's a great runner, he's explosive and he can cut." Sees a challenge with him and the speedy Tavon Austin at WR. In stopping Austin on offense and special teams, Lewis says: the "We have to be disciplined."

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots QB Tom Brady on upcoming game on road vs. Denver: "This defense we're playing is the best in the NFL."

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

Mike Pettine said the Browns are disappointed but not ready to give up on Johnny Manziel. Asked if this demotion meant the end of Manziel with the Browns, Pettine said: I certainly hope not and added: I told him this isnt a dead end. Its a hurdle.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Not a whole lot of activity at Wednesday's walkthrough from Tyrod Taylor (shoulder). Watching as EJ Manuel and Josh Johnson throw passes to staffer.

Harbaugh: I never insinuated Rams dirty

Ravens coach John Harbaugh said Jeff Fisher was likely "misinformed" about his comments regarding a scuffle between the teams on a punt return during Sunday's game. Fisher was irked and responded: "[Ravens] need to take a look in the mirror." Story

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Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Bill Belichicks favorite item on the Thanksgiving menu? Any pie, he said with a smile Wednesday. Anything that doesnt eat me. A league source has indicated that pumpkin pie is atop Belichicks power rankings.

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

Mike Pettine on Johnny Manziel: He has shown tremendous improvement, but hes got to make better decisions. Said moving him to third team was absolutely necessary to maximize his chances for future success. Pettine emphasized that the trust the team showed in Manziel was violated.

Primer: DraftKings, FanDuel head to court

A legal battle that will shape the future of the billion-dollar daily fantasy sports industry kicks off Wednesday in New York Supreme Court, where powerhouse game operators DraftKings and FanDuel will try to fight off New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's quest to temporarily shut them down as the case heads to trial. What you need to know

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Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bills have re-signed returner Marcus Thigpen and released returner Denarius Moore. The team also released RB Boom Herron and signed G Ryan Groy.

Skip picks his Cowboys over the Panthers

First Take's Skip Bayless predicts Dallas will win its second straight on Thursday but Stephen A. Smith believes Carolina will remain unbeaten.


Brady-Manning: A few things we'll miss

Tom Brady and Peyton Manning have played 16 times since 2001. With Manning out Sunday and his career in doubt because of injuries, here are a few things we'll miss about their matchup. Who's the better pitchman?


Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Rams coach Jeff Fisher to Bengals media: Understands Stedman Bailey is in surgery right now. Says he's no doc and is reading between the lines, but all signs suggest Bailey will "pull through." Sounds like it was a good thing surgery was done today instead of right away Tuesday night. Fisher also was "aware" he was training in Miami.

Eagles stars not performing for Kelly

Louis Riddick says if Chip Kelly is still with the Eagles next season, he needs to reevaluate his entire organization: "Do they look like a team that's really invested?"


Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

All Lions accounted for during open portion of practice Wednesday. Also spotted -- Troy Aikman.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Rex Ryan on DE Mario Williams' foot injury: Well see. Hes running around on a scooter right now if that gives you any indication."

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Rex Ryan says Bills were very close to using Richie Incognito on defense Monday night because of defensive line injuries.

You like that? A Kirk Cousins investigation

When the Redskins QB shouted You like that! earlier this season, it prompted ESPN's John Keim to go through all of Cousins' games so far this season and determine if he liked that. Mixed results

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