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Week 4 fantasy rankings: Doubting Andre Johnson

With the Colts' struggles and Andre Johnson's utter lack of production so far this season, should you avoid him at wide receiver in Week 4?

13hTom Carpenter

Week 4 fantasy football cheat sheet

With the New England Patriots on a bye this week, you made need some replacements for Brady and Gronk. We've got answers for that and more in our Week 4 Insider cheat sheet.

3dEric Karabell

Foster is worth it whenever he plays

Eric Karabell dreams of Arian Foster playing Sunday and how it affects his rankings, as well as breaks down the staff rankings.

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1dTom Carpenter

Fantasy: Five key storylines to watch in Week 4

A panel of ESPN fantasy contributors answers questions about five of the most intriguing storylines entering Week 4, including how the Bengals' backfield will flesh out.

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3dKC 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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Love/Hate for Week 4: A Giant letdown

Matthew Berry dishes out his player advice for Week 4 lineup-setting, and reflects on a recent close encounter of the fan kind which didn't go the way you might expect.

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3dKeith Goldner and Nik Bonaddio

numberFire: Best Week 4 Eliminator picks

Need to know the best selections for your Eliminator pool for Week 4? NumberFire is here to help, projecting the safest plays to survive and advance.

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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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2dTristan 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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Teams, players to target this weekend

Eric Karabell runs through the scheduled pitchers and starters to identify players fantasy owners should add if they need a final boost. The Angels, Astros and Twins will be using their best players this weekend.

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1dKen Daube and Jim McCormick

Pass or Play: Week 4 Daily Fantasy Debate

Jim McCormick and Ken Daube evaluate similarly priced players at every lineup spot to offer advice for Week 4 daily fantasy players.

1dTristan H. Cockcroft

Use Tyrod Taylor against Giants in Week 4

The Week 4 "Matchups Map" is high on Tyrod Taylor, and not so high on a slew of others. Tristan H. Cockcroft breaks it all down for fantasy football owners.

2dPeter Jennings, DraftKings Analyst

NFL Daily Fantasy Week 4: The Stack

Peter Jennings looks at the stacks to target and fade in your Week 4 NFL daily fantasy lineups.


Fantasy Focus: Can you trust Arian Foster?

Matthew Berry, Field Yates and Stephania Bell recap Steelers-Ravens, preview all the Week 4 games and discuss injuries for Marshawn Lynch, Andrew Luck & Arian Foster.

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4dTristan 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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3dMatt 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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4dJeff Ratcliffe

Ratcliffe: Top D/ST, IDP pickups for Week 4

Jeff Ratcliffe offers helpful tiers to rate all 32 D/ST units -- led by the Broncos, Cardinals and Seahawks defenses -- for Week 4 and identifies IDPs to pick up.

4dEric 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.

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2dPaul 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.

3dFantasy Staff

Week 4 fantasy football RB ranks

Fantasy football running back rankings for Week 4 of the NFL season. Karlos Williams has top-10 potential.

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4dMatthew Willis

Willis: Target Harvick at Dover

Kevin Harvick faces elimination at Dover. Matt Willis thinks he'll come through this weekend's race in a big way.


Why Cam Newton is a legit MVP candidate

Even with a limited receiving corps and a struggling offensive line, Newton has the Panthers 3-0. He's accomplished more with less than any other QB, writes Jason Reid. Story

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Brees starting vs. Cowboys

Saints QB Drew Brees told ESPN's Ed Werder he believes his passing shoulder is healthy and he is not puting his health at risk by starting in tomorrow night's game. He injured two muscles in his right rotator cuff and another in his shoulder in the Tampa Bay game on Sept. 20.

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Jamison Hensley ESPN Staff Writer 

Wide receiver Steve Smith has been ruled out for next Sunday's game against the Browns, coach John Harbaugh told Comcast SportsNet. Smith has micro fractures in his back. "I think he's going to be OK in the long run," Harbaugh said.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

Rams-Ravens trade is now official with league. Rams actually getting a conditional 2018 seventh-round pick from Baltimore in exchange for WR Chris Givens. Rams also released DT Doug Worthington from the practice squad.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Predicting the Jets' inactives for tomorrow's game against the Dolphins: G Willie Colon, TE Jeff Cumberland, WR Chris Owusu, QB Bryce Petty, LB Jamari Lattimore, CB Darrin Walls and S Jaiquawn Jarrett. It's a tough call on WR Eric Decker (sprained knee). It could depend on how he works out in pre-game. I could see him dressing, but used in an emergency role, as Chris Ivory was last week.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

The Packers announced they have promoted WR Jared Abbrederis from the practice squad and released DL Bruce Gaston -- a sign Davante Adams won't play Sunday vs. the 49ers.

Dan Graziano ESPN Staff Writer 

Giants TE Daniel Fells (ankle) ruled out for Sunday. Giants signed TE Will Tye from their practice squad, released DT Kenrick Ellis.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

The Redskins, in need of corner depth have promoted corner Deshazor Everett and cut defensive lineman Frank Kearse. Redskins corner Chris Culliver is questionable with a knee injury for Sunday's game vs. Philadelphia.

Will Arian Foster play this week?

Stephania Bell on the Texans' RB, who hasn't played all season: "All signs point to a go for Foster this Sunday although he remains a game-time decision, just as coach Bill O’Brien has said throughout the week." More injury updates


Sheil Kapadia ESPN Writer 

Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch is officially questionable for Monday night's game with a hamstring injury. He will likely go through an on-field routine with the trainers Monday afternoon to see how he feels. Nose tackle Brandon Mebane is questionable (groin) too. If he can't play, Jordan Hill will get the start. Hill played well in Week 3 vs. the Bears.

More wins on the way for the Packers?

Green Bay is a heavy favorite in each of its next three games before a pair of tough visits to Denver and Carolina.


Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Not a big surprise here: Packers WR Davante Adams (ankle) and S Morgan Burnett (calf) have been downgraded to DOUBTFUL for tomorrow’s game against the 49ers. They had been questionable.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

"Obviously, he felt like it was his fault (last week) but it's on us to keep his head up, have his back, now more than ever, and keep giving him confidence that he's our guy. Because he is." - 49ers receiver Torrey Smith, on quarterback Colin Kaepernick

Field Yates @FieldYates

Due to injury & performance, the Steelers will be paying $6M this season to kickers not currently on their active roster.

Steelers release K Scobee, sign Boswell

The Steelers released veteran kicker Josh Scobee, two days after he missed two late FGs in the OT loss to the Ravens. He is replaced by Chris Boswell, who was in Giants training camp this summer.

Steve Smith listed as "week to week"

He left Thursday's game injured. The team released a statement, "While the Ravens do not give specifics about injuries out of respect to the men on our team and HIPAA laws, we want to dispel rumors and stories currently being reported about Steve Smith Sr.'s injury. He does have a back injury. It is not a surgical issue. His status is currently week-to-week."

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ESPN On Snapchat Discover live

The Cardinals look to start 4-0 for the first time in 40 years as they prepare to face the Rams. Catch up on all the Sunday Storylines in the latest edition of ESPN in Snapchat Discover.


Rawls carries lots of fantasy intrigue

With Marshawn Lynch's status up in the air for Monday night, rookie RB Thomas Rawls could be in for a second straight big performance. More fantasy notes (Insider)


Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Golden Tate named a game captain for the Detroit Lions for Monday night against Seattle. Lions coach Jim Caldwell said "it was just his turn," but Tate is facing his former team, the Seahawks.

Swami Sez: Week 4 picks

Chris Berman likes New York to win in London against division-rival Miami.


Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

With open roster spot created by Chris Givens trade, Rams will likely wait to fill it until Monday. That's when RB Trey Watts comes back from four-game suspension and is expected to land back on 53-man roster.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

Rams traded WR Chris Givens to Baltimore for a 2017 seventh-round draft pick. Logical move for all parties. With Brian Quick expected back Sunday, a receiver was likely going to be inactive moving forward. Givens was the choice because others needed for special teams. Also allows Givens, who is in contract year, a chance at a fresh start for a team in need of a deep threat.

Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

Ravens traded 7th-round pick in 2017 to Rams for WR Chris Givens. Baltimore needed WR with Steve Smith nursing back injury, Perriman down.