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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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1dRenee 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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22hJim 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.

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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2dJoe 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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22hKC 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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2dJeff 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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8dBradford 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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3dJoe 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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15dEric 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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2dTristan 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.


Panthers (10-0) at Cowboys (3-7), 4:30 p.m. ET

The Panthers have won 14 straight regular-season games. If they win today, theyll tie the 2010-11 Packers and the 1989-90 49ers for the longest win streak by an NFC team since the 1970 merger. The Cowboys, who are 29-17-1 all-time on Thanksgiving, have won 9 straight regular-season games against the Panthers. Follow live

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Tony Romo introduced to the home crowd for the first time since the season opener. Big roars.

Turkey Day memories: The Butt Fumble

It's been three Thanksgivings since Mark Sanchez and the Jets were driving and the QB ran into his own teammate's behind. The Patriots returned the ball for a touchdown and the rest was history.

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Redskins lose DB Culliver to torn ACL

Chris Culliver is done for the season after tearing his right ACL during today's practice. Culliver is the sixth Washington starter to be lost for the season.


David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Jared Allen and Charles Johnson to start at defensive end for the Panthers as expected. Rookie Devin Funchess will start for the second straight week at wide receiver with Philly Brown inactive.

Johnny Manziel's lies reveal deeper issues

Browns coaches had done all they could to help and support Manziel all year, writes ESPN's Pat McManamon. "To know that Johnny Manziel lied to the Cleveland Browns' coaching staff about the timing of his most recent party video takes issues with the quarterback to a whole new level." Story

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Jay Cutler's 5 worst games vs. Packers

The Bears QB probably isn't too thankful for tonight's game against Green Bay. After all, Cutler is 1-12 in his career against the Packers, with 23 INTs -- and a handful of "cover your eyes" moments. His worst games

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Ahead of tonight's Brett Favre jersey retirement ceremony, look back at the love/hate relationship between the legendary QB and Packers fans.


Not Ray Lewis has your turkey motivation

To those who labor in the kitchen prepping all the Thanksgiving food -- Andre Boyd sees you. And he's got some words of encouragement.


David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Looks like a big pajama party to begin soon between the Panthers (blue) and Cowboys (white).

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions DE Ezekiel Ansah said double-digit sacks was a goal three years in the making. Said he took matchup with Lane Johnson personally. He was picked ahead of Ansah. Now, Ansah tied for NFL lead in sacks.

Golden Tate fakes out defender

The Lions WR juked Eagles DB Walter Thurmond III and then had himself an easy stroll into the endzone.


Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

LIONS 45, EAGLES 14 (FINAL): The Lions were completely dominant on Thanksgiving for the third straight year, completely pummeling Philadelphia. It was somewhat of a career performance for Matthew Stafford, Calvin Johnson and Ezekiel Ansah in the Lions' third straight win.

Report: Johnny Manziel lied about video

The Browns QB, who was demoted to third string this week after a video surfaced of him partying in a club in Austin, Texas, lied to the team about the timing of the video, a source told ESPN's Pat McManamon. As first reported by Fox Sports, Manziel told the team the video was old, and encouraged his friends to lie to the Browns, as well. Story

Honoring the House that Favre Built

The Packers will honor Brett Favre at tonight's game by retiring his No. 4, a tribute fitting for the guy who helped save Lambeau, according to Ron Wolf. "No one deserves it more than he does. He took this franchise and turned it around." Game-changing

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Calvin Johnson's big day

Not one. Not two. Megatron carved up the Eages' defense for three touchdowns on Thanksgiving. We bet he's a master turkey carver, too.


Megatron extends his own record

Calvin Johnson's first touchdown of the day extended his Thanksgiving record for receiving touchdowns. It was also the 7th straight Thanksgiving he's scored a TD.


Final: Lions 45, Eagles 14

  • DET WR Johnson: 93 yards, 3 TDs
  • DET QB Stafford: 27-38, 337 yards, 5 TDs
  • DET WR Tate: 7 receptions, TD
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