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Karabell: Todd Gurley could be a top-10 RB

Eric Karabell recaps Week 4 and discusses how first-round running back Todd Gurley could be among the league's best sooner rather than later.

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4hTristan H. Cockcroft

Fantasy Fallout: Freeman's encore, Gurley's rise

Tristan H. Cockcroft provides historical context to the top fantasy storylines from Week 4, including Devonta Freeman's encore, Todd Gurley's big second half and Cairo Santos' surprising day.

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DFS Building Blocks for Monday-Thursday

Matthew Berry, Alvin Zeidenfeld and Peter Jennings name the player they're building their lineups around for the Monday-Thursday slate.

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21mTom Carpenter

Gurley's fantasy stock soars after Week 4 breakout

Todd Gurley's barrage of long runs in Week 4 produced a breakout performance and shot up his fantasy stock. Tom Carpenter writes why he should be at the top of every owner's target list.


Fantasy Focus: Time to sell Forte and Hill?

Matthew Berry and Field Yates recap the Week 4 games and discuss whether fantasy owners should sell high on players like Jeremy Hill and Matt Forte. Plus, they outline why you should start Todd Gurley.

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3dTristan H. Cockcroft

Cockcroft: Top 250 baseball keeper rankings

Tristan H. Cockcroft presents his top 250 keeper rankings for the 2016 fantasy baseball season, led by Mike Trout and Bryce Harper.

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4hEric Karabell

A.J. Pollock is the 2015 fantasy MVP

Eric Karabell wraps up the 2015 fantasy baseball season with awards, and an early look at his top 25 rankings for next year.

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1hVictoria Matiash

How to win at daily fantasy hockey

Victoria Matiash offers 10 strategy tips for people interested in playing daily fantasy hockey contests.

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4hVictoria Matiash

Fantasy Hockey: Familiar faces in new places

What should fantasy owners expect from high-profile players who have switched teams this season? Victoria Matiash breaks down 12 from the Western Conference.

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20hVictoria Matiash

Fantasy Hockey: Familiar faces in new places

What should fantasy owners expect from high-profile players who have switched teams this season? Victoria Matiash breaks down 12 from the Eastern Conference.

10hFantasy Football Scout

Aguero leads the way with five goals

ESPN Premier Fantasy Gameweek 8 saw Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero (£9.0m) net five goals in 20 minutes to collect a host of points.

Schefter on why Colts held out Luck (1:08)
Should fantasy owners cut Andre Johnson? (0:41)
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Matthew Coller

Top 30 projected NHL scorers for 2015-16

Hockey Prospectus projections for the top 30 point scorers for 2015-16, along with insights into why players are where they are and a few notable exclusions.

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6dTristan H. Cockcroft

Consistency Ratings: Week 4

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

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5dMatt Bowen

Target Cooper in DFS, season-long leagues

Matt Bowen breaks down Oakland Raiders WR Amari Cooper, outlining why the rising rookie should be played this week in DFS and otherwise acquired in standard fantasy leagues.

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5dKC Joyner

Joyner: Time to trade Marshawn Lynch in fantasy

KC Joyner says consider trade offers for Marshawn Lynch given his slow start, mileage and the Seahawks' disappointing run blocking. Plus, he weighs in on other struggling RBs from around the NFL.

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4dPaul Carr, ESPN Stats & Info

Prem goal scorers set to rise or drop

Paul Carr outlines which Premier League attacking players have over- or underperformed the most this season, and projects their future goal output.

6dEric Karabell

Jones, Palmer rise in end-of-season ranks

Eric Karabell updates his rest-of-season top 100 rankings, plus ranks by position. Julio Jones and Carson Palmer are among players on the rise.


Trump: Redskins don't need name change

Donald Trump tells the New York Times he agrees with rival Jeb Bush's support for the Redskins' embattled nickname. "Honestly, I don't think they should change the name, unless the owner wanted to," adding "I know Indians that are extremely proud of that name."

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Eric D. Williams ESPN Staff Writer 

Chargers QB Philip Rivers called the victory over the Browns a gutty, scrappy win: "You have to find a way to win these because you don't get them back."

Jamison Hensley ESPN Staff Writer 

Ravens WR Steve Smith is in "Hall of Fame of pain tolerance," coach John Harbaugh said. Smith is dealing with micro fractures in his back.

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

Mike Pettine addressed player concerns that the Browns might be too predictable on defense by saying: "I think a player hears a quarterback call something out one time and then it’s, 'Oh they know what we’re doing.' As a staff we don’t get too wrapped up in that."

Eric D. Williams ESPN Staff Writer 

Down three starters, Chargers head coach Mike McCoy said the offensive line did an outstanding job.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Cowboys don't have final MRI results but expect Lance Dunbar to have surgery possibly this week to repair a torn ACL, ending his season.

Eric D. Williams ESPN Staff Writer 

Chargers RB Danny Woodhead he talked with TE Antonio Gates at Chargers Park today: "It's definitely good to have a guy of his caliber back."

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

The Redskins, in what has almost become a weekly occurrence, re-signed defensive end Frank Kearse and released linebacker Terrance Plummer. The Redskins have cut Kearse the day before the game three times this season. Plummer was on the active roster for two games. He had been on the practice squad.

Marvin Lewis praises Bengals' Andy Dalton

"Well he's done a really good job of continuing to manage the offense. To get us in the right plays and obviously when we choose to throw it, he's ... delivered the ball accurately. He's moved the ball around to the open receiver and done a nice job."


Campbell: 'We have enough to win'

Interim coach Dan Campbell promises the Dolphins won't just play out the string. Said Campbell: "This is the most talented roster we have had."


Steelers WR Bryant back at practice

Martavis Bryant completed his four-game ban for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy. Bryant, who caught 26 passes for 549 yards and scored 8 TDs in 10 games during his rookie season, spent 3 weeks getting counseling in Houston.


Jeremy Fowler ESPN Senior NFL Writer 

Steelers WR Markus Wheaton suffered a low ankle sprain last week vs BAL, according to a source. Injury is considered minor. Steelers face Chargers on Monday Night Football on Oct. 12.

Sunday sounds from Week 4

Check out the best postgame sound bites from Week 4 of the NFL including some happy QBs and angry coaches.


Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

In a sign that his recovery from an undisclosed illness is progressing, veteran center/guard Ryan Wendell participated in the start of Patriots practice today. A 2014 starter at right guard, Wendell has not played this season. He also had not practiced in recent weeks.

Matthew McConaughey 'fires up' Redskins

Jay Gruden revealed on Monday that the Oscar-winning actor got the Redskins "fired up" with a speech Saturday night before they rallied to beat the Eagles on Sunday. Gruden joked that he'd like to fly him in to Atlanta for this week's pregame speech.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Redskins coach Jay Gruden dismissed the idea that they'll have an advantage because some in the building know Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan. "The only advantage we have is if Kyle decides to play."

SportsCenter @sportscenter

"You're not Bob Ley, bro!" - Robert Flores channels his inner Clay Matthews on SportsCenter Snapchat today.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Redskins tight end Jordan Reed suffered a right knee MCL sprain and an ankle sprain in addition to a concussion in Sunday's win over the Eagles. Coach Jay Gruden said he's not yet sure of the magnitude but said he's concerned about Reed's status.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Marvin Lewis' primary concern from Sunday's win was that the defense gave up several "chunk" plays to Kansas City's offense. Pleased with how the game ended, but not the yards that were given up.

Tania Ganguli ESPN Staff Writer 

The Texans are sticking with Ryan Mallett as their starting quarterback. Coach Bill O'Brien said given the short week it was especially important to have consistency at the position. "He knows he has to play better," O'Brien said. "He's gotta do a better job of throwing the ball more accurately, he's gotta be more controlled in the pocket. Don't turn it over. Get us into the right play."

Did Dallas and Murray need each other?

The His & Hers crew says each side seems to have underestimated just how much they relied on each other. Said Michael Smith: "[DeMarco Murray] was fantastic for what [Dallas] did."


Murray: I'm not touching the ball enough

Eagles RB DeMarco Murray discussed his lack of touches after his team lost 23-20 to Washington, Sunday.