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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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2dTom 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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23hJoe 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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17hJeff 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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2dTristan 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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2dTom 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!

1dEric 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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2dVictoria 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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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 Western Conference.

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3dVictoria 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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7dMatt 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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7dKC 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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6dPaul 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.


James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

This ESPN graphic was used during my television hit on Monday to describe how poorly the Dolphins (1-3) have played this season. It's clear Miami has major issues on both sides of the football entering its bye week.

Dan Graziano ESPN Staff Writer 

Could this finally be the week for the Giants' pass rush? They have the 2nd-fewest sacks (5), but the 49ers have allowed the 3rd-most (14).

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

ESPN NFL Insider Josina Anderson said Lions TE Eric Ebron told her he has a "bruised knee" and that he could be out as long as three weeks. He also told Anderson he doesn't need surgery. The Lions have Tim Wright and Brandon Pettigrew as other TEs on the roster, but Pettigrew is coming off a hamstring injury.

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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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.


Rams to wait on Ogletree diagnosis

Rams LB Alec Ogletree underwent surgery to repair his broken right fibula on Tuesday, but coach Jeff Fisher said the team will wait on placing him on the season-ending injured reserve. If he was placed on short-term IR, he'd be able to return after 8 weeks.

James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

New Dolphins interim head coach Dan Campbell will hold his first practice with the team tomorrow morning. Campbell vows to "change the culture" and said it starts on the practice field.

Tillman: 'I was short, I was scrawny'

Panthers CB Charles Tillman talks about his new book "Middle School Rules," which tells the trials and tribulations of his childhood.


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

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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Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Saints have signed veteran OT Tony Hills, per his agent Mark Slough. Hills has bounced around the NFL as a backup with several teams since 2008. ... Saints were apparently looking for o-line depth since they tried out an OT, a G and a C on Tuesday. Not sure if this is a sign that LT Terron Armstead is dinged up since they weren't looking exclusively at OTs. G Jahri Evans has been sidelined by a knee injury for two weeks.

Hilton has historically dominated Texans

Colts WR T.Y. Hilton has 16 receptions for 344 yards and four touchdowns the last two times he faced the Texans in Houston. Can he do it again Thursday?


Tania Ganguli ESPN Staff Writer 

The Texans worked out an injury settlement with inside linebacker Mike Mohamed, who was placed on injured reserve earlier this season. The move frees up Mohamed to play for another team this season rather than spending the whole year on the Texans injured reserve list.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

Rams RB Todd Gurley shed his knee brace for today's practice. Said he feels faster without the brace and was excited to get rid of it. Wanted to test it out this week but unsure if he'll wear it on Sunday against Green Bay.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

Rams coach Jeff Fisher says team will not put LB Alec Ogletree on injured reserve at this time. Ogletree has surgery to repair a fractured right fibula, Fisher said as he corrected his earlier declarations of an ankle injury. Ogletree will be inactive on game days moving forward.

Bennett: Chancellor needs to get paid

Seahawks DE Michael Bennett videobombed teammate Kam Chancellor's interview by yelling "Pay him!"


Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jets worked out free-agent RB Travaris Cadet (Patriots), perhaps because they're concerned about Bilal Powell, who suffered a groin injury on Sunday. Cadet also has kickoff-returning experience, another unstable position. DE DeAngelo Tyson (Ravens) also worked out for the Jets.

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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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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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."


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.