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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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7hKC 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.

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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.

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Rivers tosses four touchdowns in win over Jags (0:50)
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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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20dEric 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.


Ravens grind out another win

Said Jon Gruden after the Ravens' 33-27 win over the Browns: "They could've easily won every one of these game they've played. ... They don't seem to be bothered by adversity at all."


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"All I was seeing was touchdown." Will Hill on his walk-off TD that sealed the Ravens victory over the Browns on #MNF.

Ravens walk off with a kick-6 in Cleveland

The Browns had a chance to win in the final seconds on a FG, but the Ravens' special teams blocked the kick and Will Hill returned it 64 yards for a TD to lift Baltimore to a 33-27 win. That is the sixth blocked field goal return for a TD in the NFL in the last 5 seasons and first of this season.


Will Hill: 'I was praying for a block'

Said the Ravens SS after returning the blocked FG for the winning TD in the final seconds: "I was praying for a block and a miracle happened."



I truly apologize to Browns fans everywhere. You guys deserve better.. I'm solely speaking on behalf of my actions. Tough loss. Stay strong.

Jamison Hensley ESPN Staff Writer 

Ravens QB Matt Schaub: "I've been a part of a lot of crazy games but that was a first."

Final: Ravens 33, Browns 27

  • BAL QB Schaub: 20-34, 232 yds, 2 TD, 2 INT
  • BAL WR Aiken: 6 rec, 80 yards, TD
  • CLE QB McCown: 21-38, 212 yds TD


Matt Schaub's second pick could be costly

Tramon Williams comes up with the interception to set up the Browns offense on the Baltimore 46-yard line. Cleveland has marched down to the 33 with under 10 seconds to play on ESPN.



Matt Schaub back to pass and is PICKED OFF by Tramon Williams. @Browns ball on the BAL 46. 50 seconds left. #BALvsCLE

Browns' TD knots score late in fourth

Austin Davis finds a wide open Travis Benjamin for a 42-yard touchdown to pull the Browns even with the Ravens at 27 with 1:47 left on ESPN.


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.