AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi

Yates: Week 5 fantasy football free-agent finds

Field Yates lists the top waiver-wire targets to consider heading into Week 5, including Browns rookie Duke Johnson and potential fill-in starter Boobie Dixon.

Mike Stobe/Getty Images
2hDerek Carty

FanDuel MLB: Best buys for Tuesday, Oct. 6

Derek Carty offers up the best buys in FanDuel for Tuesday's wild-card action, including Masahiro Tanaka as a contrarian GPP option.

John Sleezer/Kansas City Star/TNS/Getty Images
2hDerek Carty

DraftKings MLB: Best buys for Tuesday, Oct. 6

Derek Carty offers up the best buys in DraftKings for Tuesday's wild-card action, including Gerrit Cole as a top option in cash games.

Getty Images
18hTom Carpenter

Fantasy Basketball: Top 200 rankings

Tom Carpenter provides an updated ranking of the top 200 players in fantasy basketball for 2015-16. New Orleans big man Anthony Davis checks in at No. 1 overall.

Steve Dykes/Getty Images
5hJoe Kaiser

Kaiser: Aldridge, Ibaka are overrated fantasy players

Joe Kaiser analyzes which players are too high and too low on the ESPN Fantasy Basketball rankings. He sees Oklahoma City power forward Serge Ibaka not replicating his strong 2014-15 performance.

Matt Kartozian/USA TODAY Sports

Gurley, Freeman rise in end-of-season ranks

Eric Karabell updates his end-of-season rankings, with several young running backs moving up including Devonta Freeman and Todd Gurley.

AP Photo/John Bazemore
1dTristan 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.

Christian Petersen/Getty Images
22hTom 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.

Christian Petersen/Getty Images

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.


Fantasy Focus: Injury concerns for TNF

Matthew Berry, Field Yates and Stephania Bell discuss the MNF controversy, if you can trust Andrew Luck in Week 5 and what to do with the Bills backfield. Plus, your emails!

5hEric 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.

AP Photo/Jae C. Hong
23hVictoria Matiash

How to win at daily fantasy hockey

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

Juan Ocampo/NHLI/Getty Images
1dVictoria 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.

AP Photo
2dVictoria 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.

1dFantasy 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)
Jim McIsaac/NHLI/Getty Images
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.

Kirby Lee/USA TODAY Sports
6dMatt 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.

AP Images/Elaine Thompson
6dKC 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.

Icon Sportswire, Reuters
5dPaul 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.


Free-agent finds for Week 5

Four teams are on bye this week which means you may need some helps off the waivers. Field Yates says WR Leonard Hankerson is an under-the-radar player to target because he's surpassed Roddy White's production in Atlanta. Players to target

Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

It's no surprise LB Vincent Rey is the Bengals' leading tackler with 36. According to Pro Football Focus, he's appeared on 279 of Cincy's 282 defensive snaps. Said DC Paul Guenther: "Vinny's a good guy to have on your team because he can play different positions. He's playing a lot right now for sure."

Caldwell: 'We're not going to cry about it'

Lions coach Jim Caldwell on the ref's missed call after Seahawks LB K.J. Wright's batted ball was incorrectly ruled a touchback and possession for Seattle: "I mean what can you do? You know what I mean? We're not going to cry about it."


Burke: Bad call was dramatic in many ways

It wasn’t the Fail Mary, but in terms of blown calls, it’s hard to shift a game result more than what happened last night, writes Brian Burke. Dramatic win probability shift

Joe Nicholson/USA TODAY Sports

Bennett: Chancellor needs to get paid

Seahawks DE Michael Bennett videobombed teammate Kam Chancellor's interview by yelling "Pay him!"


NFL Power Rankings

The Packers are up to No. 2 behind the idle Patriots as the AFC has three of the top five teams. All 32 teams Illustration

MRI shows no damage for Lions' Ebron

Lions TE Eric Ebron, after having an MRI on Tuesday, did not suffer any damage to his left knee, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Caplan. Full story

Mike Wells ESPN Staff Writer 

Andrew Luck Watch at practice turned out to be nothing. He was not out at practice today.

NFL Week 4 in emojis

Sarina Morales breaks down the struggles of the NFL kicker in Week 4.


Mike Wells ESPN Staff Writer 

Doesn't look like Pro Bow CB Vontae Davis is practicing for the second straight day.

Fantasy free-agents for Week 5

Field Yates scours the waivers so you can target the best players for your teams. RB Boobie Dixon could be a fascinating fill-in starter for Buffalo in Week 5. Free-agent finds

Kevin Hoffman/USA TODAY Sports

Colts deny shoulder subluxation for Luck

Multiple reports say Colts QB Andrew Luck suffered a partial shoulder subluxation which caused him to miss Sunday's game. But a team source told ESPN's Mike Wells Tuesday that there's "zero truth" to Luck having a "partial shoulder subluxation."

Michael Hickey/Getty Images

Giants try to stop MRSA after diagnosis

The Giants are taking precautions to prevent the spread of infection after tight end Daniel Fells was ruled out for the rest of the season because of MRSA, a source told ESPN's Dan Graziano. Full story

Sheil Kapadia ESPN Writer 

During his weekly appearance on 710 ESPN Seattle, Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said he would have done the same thing K.J. Wright did on the controversial fumble Monday night. "I would have done the exact same thing," he said. "I didn't know the rule either."

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons wide receiver/return specialist Devin Hester, who hasn't played yet this season due to turf toe in his right foot, now won't be able to play in a game until Week 13 (Tampa Bay) after being placed on IR with a designation to return. Hester can't practice for six weeks and can't play for eight weeks. Eric Weems has handled returns with Hester out of the lineup.

ICYMI: Controversial MNF ending

Kam Chancellor saved the game for the Seahawks when he stripped Calvin Johnson just inches from the goal line with less than two minutes left. However, K.J. Wright batted the ball out of the back of the end zone for a touchback that should've been a penalty.


Giants put Fells on IR with staph infection

The Giants have scrubbed their locker room and training room following news of TE Daniel Fells' season-ending staph infection. A Giants' spokesman said: "We are working with infectious disease specialists, and we have defined protocols that we are following in consultation with the Duke Infection Control Outreach Network and local infectious disease specialists. Those protocols are being followed carefully."

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Senior NFL Writer 

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday he prefers applying pressure with four defenders up front - Thursday's loss to the Ravens was a departure from that, with the game plan calling for more blitzes, resulting in big plays (five sacks, three turnovers) but nearly 200 rushing yards allowed.

Alfred Morris still the Redskins RB to own

He may be off to a disappointing start as he faces increased competition in the Redskins backfield but Eric Karabell says Morris is still the one to play in fantasy.


Dan Graziano ESPN Staff Writer 

Giants TE Daniel Fells is being treated for MRSA, and the team's locker room, other facilities have been scrubbed as a precaution.

Karabell: Stick with Tannehill in fantasy

Eric Karabell recommends being patient with QB Ryan Tannehill and the rest of the Dolphins' offense as their schedule lightens up.


Reactions to controversial ending

  • SEA coach Pete Carroll: "We were fortunate."
  • DET coach Jim Caldwell: "We're not going to cry about it."
  • SEA LB K.J. Wright: "I wanted to just knock it out of bounds and not try to catch it and fumble it."