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Game On!

Thanksgiving provided a nice head start for those who owned Stafford, Megatron or the Panthers D/ST. Who will join them atop the leader board?

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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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4dRenee 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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2dJim 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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5dJoe 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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4dKC 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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5dJeff 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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11dBradford 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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6dJoe 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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18dEric 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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5dTristan 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.


Final: Raiders 24, Titans 21

  • OAK QB D. Carr: 24-37, 330 yards, 3 TD
  • OAK WR S. Roberts: 6 rec, 113 yards, 2 TD
  • TEN QB M. Mariota: 17-27, 218 yards, 3 TD, 2 INT
  • Box score

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J.J. Watt is coming for you, NFL quarterbacks. He has 9.5 sacks in his last 5 games, 13.5 on the season (leads NFL).

Cardinals (8-2) at 49ers (3-7)

The Cardinals will try to win 9 of their first 11 games for the 5th time in franchise history. Arizona is averaging 33.6 PPG, which puts them on pace for 537 points scored this season -- 110 points more than their previous franchise high (427 in 2008). Follow live

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Marvin Lewis on keeping the pocket clean for Andy Dalton: "It takes all 11 guys for that to happen, and it helps to stay out of third-and-longs against these guys on defense." He was pleased with the blocking in the run game, too.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Senior NFL Writer 

James Harrison looks ready. About 25 minutes to Seahawks-Steelers kick.

Allen Hurns carted off with injury

Jaguars WR Allen Hurns took a big hit in the back on a deep pass attempt, and had to be carted off the field. Hurns gave a thumbs up to the Jacksonville crowd as he was leaving the field.

Tom Brady ready to buck Broncos

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady is back on Facebook today with a post getting fans ready for Sunday night's game against the Denver Broncos. Check it out

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Getting better all the time

Stephen Curry's shooting from downtown during the Warriors' record 18-0 start has eclipsed his 3-point performance from the same number of games starting the past three seasons.


David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers can clinch a playoff spot with a Seattle loss or tie against Pittsburgh in the 4:25 p.m. game. They can clinch the NFC South with a win at New Orleans next Sunday. Or an Atlanta loss next weekend.

Ben Goessling ESPN Staff Writer 

VIKINGS 20, FALCONS 10 (FINAL): The Vikings are back atop the NFC North after an important road victory in Atlanta, during which Adrian Peterson carried 29 times for 158 yards and the Vikings controlled Julio Jones without safety Harrison Smith. Minnesota is now 8-3, a game ahead of the Green Bay Packers in the North, and managed to control the game against the leagues top run defense. The Vikings also put pressure on Matt Ryan without blitzing him much, and forced three turnovers.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

BENGALS 31, RAMS 7 (FINAL): Remember the Bengals? It was easy to bury Cincinnati after two straight losses, but the Bengals righted the ship Sunday, getting a complete effort in a dominating win ahead of next week's game at Cleveland. Worth monitoring will be the injury status of tight end Tyler Eifert, who left with a stinger. Andy Dalton completed three TD passes for the fifth time in a game this year.

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Your NFL leader in QBR, passer rating and TD passes: Cardinals QB Carson Palmer.

Beckham's circus catch keeps Giants in it

Odell Beckham Jr. just secured a diving one-handed 21-yard touchdown grab to put the Giants within six points of the Redskins. They trail 20-14 with under six minutes left in this battle for first in the NFC East. Follow live

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Senior NFL Writer 

Steelers hugging it out pregame

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

BENGALS 31, RAMS 7 (FINAL): The Rams season is officially off the rails as they were embarrassed by the Bengals for their fourth consecutive loss. At 4-7, its difficult to see where any more wins this season might come from and the pressure on owner Stan Kroenke to make wholesale changes to the coaching staff and front office is only going to increase.

Final: Vikings 20, Falcons 10

  • MIN QB T. Bridgewater: 20-28, 174 yds, INT
  • MIN RB A. Peterson: 29 rush, 158 yds, 2 TD
  • ATL QB M. Ryan: 22-31, 230 yds, TD, 2 INT
  • Box score


Final: Bengals 31, Rams 7

  • CIN QB A. Dalton: 20-27, 233 yds, 3 TD
  • CIN WR A. Green: 6 rec, 61 yds, 2 TD
  • STL WR T. Austin: 6 rec, 33 yds, 63 rush yds, rush TD
  • Box score


Saints go TD-less for first time since 2005

Credit J.J. Watt and the Texans for snapping the Saints' streak of 155 straight games scoring at least one TD. The streak started in week 17 of 2005.


Final: Texans 24, Saints 6

  • HOU QB B. Hoyer: 21-27, 205 yds, 2 TDs, INT
  • NO QB D. Brees: 25-44, 228 yds, INT
  • HOU TE R. Griffin: 4 catches, 72 yds, TD