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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.

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22hTom 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.

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8hJoe 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.

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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.

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2hJeff Ratcliffe

Ratcliffe: Top D/ST, IDP pickups for Week 5

Jeff Ratcliffe offers helpful tiers to rate all 32 D/ST units -- led by the Broncos, Cardinals and Bills defenses -- for Week 5 and identifies IDPs to pick up.

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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.

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1dTom 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.

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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!

9hEric 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.

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1dVictoria Matiash

How to win at daily fantasy hockey

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

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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.

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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.

2dFantasy 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)
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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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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.

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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.

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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.


Luck 'not totally out of the woods'

Even if Andrew Luck returns on Thursday from a shoulder injury, Stephania Bell says, "It might be a problem if he takes more hits, if he lands on his shoulder, if he gets hit in the process of throwing."


NFL Week 4 in emojis

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


Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

The Saints have released both S Kenny Phillips and WR Joseph Morgan, according to ESPN NFL Insider Field Yates. One of those spots will go to new punter Brandon Fields.

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

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Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Greg Hardy spoke at length for the first time since signing with the Cowboys but he deflected any talk related to he reasons why he was suspended by the NFL. "In the last two seasons, it's been a blur," Hardy said. Now that I'm back, I don't reminisce. I don't look back. I need to get to progress."

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."


Jeremy Hill joins a fantasy league

The Bengals RB has been racking up points and he shares his chosen players and his on-field offensive game plan on Fantasy Football Kickoff. “It’s actually pretty fun,” he said.


Le'Veon Bell's greatest hurdle

Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell shares his story about the day that threatened his NFL dream and the mom who showed him how to overcome obstacles.


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

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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

Jackson suffers high ankle sprain

Seahawks RB Fred Jackson has a high ankle sprain, he told ESPN's Josina Anderson in a text. Jackson suffered the injury Monday night vs. the Lions and is hoping to "be back asap." This leaves Thomas Rawls as the only healthy running back on the active roster.

What in the world is an illegal bat?

What happened last night in the Seahawks-Lions game? What's the controversy? Who ever heard of an "illegal bat"? And what SHOULD have happened? You've got questions, we've got answers. FAQ

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Why to temper Bengals expectations

Cincinnati's offense has boasted a number of big scorers early in the fantasy season with the likes of Andy Dalton, A.J. Green and Tyler Eifert, but ESPN's Mike Clay says to temper expectations for the next few weeks. Tips on all 32 teams (Insider)

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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

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Austin, Gurley make dynamic duo

ESPN's John Clayton believes with Todd Gurley in the backfield and Tavon Austin on the outside, the St. Louis Rams may have the offense they've been waiting for.


Vikings trade LB to 49ers

The Vikings traded LB Gerald Hodges to the 49ers for a 6th-round draft pick and center Nick Easton, GM Rick Spielman announced Tuesday. With the move, rookie 2nd-round pick Eric Kendricks will likely start at MLB.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

The Chicago Bears officially placed center Will Montgomery on injured reserve with a fractured fibula.

Mike Wells ESPN Staff Writer 

Chuck Pagano said Andrew Luck threw in practice today and that he took the majority of the snaps.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Former Miami Dolphins Pro Bowl punter Brandon Fields has signed with the Saints, according to his agent Ian Greengross. The Saints need a temporary replacement for their own Pro Bowl punter, Thomas Morstead, who strained his quadriceps Sunday night.

Bills accuse Beckham of throwing punches

They say he did it after plays in the Giants' 24-10 win in Buffalo Sunday. LB Preston Brown said, "That's what he does. He'll get away it. He's the 'golden boy' of the league. He's on the cover of Madden. Sometimes, you get away with stuff like that." (The Buffalo News)

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Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions HC Jim Caldwell said he doesn't want the batted ball play to linger. Said they saw ball fumbled and then saw the ball batted out. Caldwell is trying to eliminate the distraction of it. He is going to tell players not to talk about it. He spoke with Dean Blandino.

How the Stars (and Stripes) saved Seattle

Grantland's Bill Barnwell writes that the officials gifting Seattle possession at the end of Monday's game is only a tiny bit less significant than it was for the Patriots to get Tom Brady back for the first four games of 2015. Kinda a big deal

Father time can wait for Raiders

Charles Woodson and Sebastion Janikowski may be at the end of their long careers, but they're not done being impact players in Oakland just yet.


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."