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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 ...

Top Thanksgiving players (1:18)
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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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17hJim 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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17hKC 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.


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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Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions inactives: WR TJ Jones, OT Corey Robinson, S Isaiah Johnson, OT LaAdrian Waddle, TE Tim Wright, DT Jermelle Cudjo, DT Gabe Wright.

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#Eagles inactives: QB Bradford, WR Krause, RB Mathews, CB Rice, OL Hawkinson, TE Ertz, DE Bair Sanchez starts for Bradford.

Thanksgiving Love/Hate: QB edition

Matthew Berry says Matthew Stafford has a great matchup against the Eagles, but Jay Cutler is likely to struggle at Lambeau Field.


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Falcons HC Dan Quinn said RB Devonta Freeman will not practice today and team is preparing as if he will not play Sunday vs Vikings.

Calvin Johnson will play today

The Lions WR is active today against the Eagles, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter. Johnson had been listed as questionable with an ankle injury. He has 828 yards and 3 TDs this season.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets CB Darrelle Revis (concussion) wasn't spotted at practice today, making it highly unlikely he will play Sunday against the Dolphins. C Nick Mangold (right hand) participated in positional drills and did shotgun snaps to Ryan Fitzpatrick -- a positive sign. TE Kellen Davis was back at practice after missing yesterday due to a personal reason.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Redskins left tackle Trent Williams and corner Chris Culliver both are going through stretching exercises in practice gear. Both sat out Wednesday.

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.


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With Matt Bryant nursing a quad injury, Falcons planning to sign former Saints and Bengals kicker Shayne Graham, per source.

Gronk scared to overeat at Thanksgiving?

It takes mental toughness not to eat too much, said Pats TE Rob Gronkowski: "Knowing you've got that huge pie in front of you and only eating a little piece. ... I know anyone in this locker room could put down like 6 pounds of food."


Martellus Bennett out tonight

The Bears TE is still dealing with a rib injury suffered in Week 11 and won't play tonight against the Packers. Bennett is 4th in the NFL among tight ends with 50 receptions. RB Matt Forte (knee) and WR Alshon Jeffery (groin) are questionable.

Eagles' mindset ahead of game vs. Lions?

Despite noise surrounding coach Chip Kelly's future, the players say they're focused on the division race.


T.O. wants to work out for Patriots

Josina Anderson tells Mike & Mike that Terrell Owens' agent says the former WR is serious about a chance to get back in the NFL: "Absolutely, he's serious. He still keeps in shape."


Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Good morning from Detroit, where things are getting set for the annual Thanksgiving game for the Lions and the visiting Philadelphia Eagles.

Sanchez to start against Lions

Adam Schefter explains why lingering injury issues with Sam Bradford will force Mark Sanchez to be Philadelphia's QB today in a game the Eagles need to win.


Eagles expected to start Sanchez

Philadelphia QB Mark Sanchez is expected to get the start today against the Lions, a league source told ESPN's Adam Schefter. Fellow QB Sam Bradford passed concussion protocol this week but is still bothered by a sprained joint in his left, non-throwing shoulder.

Terrell Owens wants to work out for Pats

Owens may be less than two weeks out from his 42nd birthday, but he's still hoping for one last shot at the NFL -- and he'd be open to a chance with the receiver-thin Patriots. "Knowing Tom [Brady] and understanding the structure of what Bill Belichick, how he runs his ship, I have no problem with that," Owens told the Boston Globe.

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Obama pardons turkeys, cooks Packers

President Barack Obama pardoned two Thanksgiving turkeys, and while listing the things he was thankful for, he said he's grateful the Bears will beat the Packers on Thursday.

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