NFL Nation team reporters provide fantasy owners with the latest intel for Week 5, including why you should start Todd Gurley and Michael Floyd.
Mike Clay offers key Week 5 fantasy tips for all 32 NFL teams, including advice on Ted Ginn, Duke Johnson and Teddy Bridgewater.
Matthew Berry's top 200 for Week 5 of the fantasy football season.
Are young running backs -- like Todd Gurley -- safe options in the backfield this week for fantasy owners? We've got answers for that and more in our Week 5 Insider cheat sheet.
A panel of ESPN fantasy contributors answers questions about five of the most intriguing storylines entering Week 5, including how the Broncos' backfield will flesh out.
Eric Karabell analyzes the staff Week 5 rankings, noting placement for Alex Smith and several questionable running backs
After a breakout game in Week 4, Rams RB Todd Gurley has a favorable matchup versus a Packers D that struggles against the run. Tristan H. Cockcroft breaks down the top Week 5 fantasy matchups.
Matthew Berry, Field Yates and Stephania Bell recap Colts-Texans, break down the key injuries heading into Week 5 and outline what you should do if you own any of the Bills' RBs.
Matthew Berry dishes out his player advice for Week 5 lineup-setting, and laments the existence of the fantasy snob.
Derek Carty offers up the best buys in DraftKings for Friday's postseason action, including Marcus Stroman as an intriguing GPP option.
Derek Carty offers up the best buys in FanDuel for Friday's postseason action, including Jon Lester as the top GPP play if you fade Clayton Kershaw.
Rams rookie Todd Gurley has worked his way into the top 10 in the fantasy football rankings for Week 5.
Baylor goes up against one of the worst defenses in the country, so play a bunch of Bears. Travis Haney gives his 10 best insider tips for Saturday.
Week 6 is the week of the stack in college football DFS. Will Harris offers up the best quarterback-receiver matchups to exploit this weekend.
Looking for the best players to use in DraftKings DFS contests at different salary levels? Here are Victoria Matiash's best buys for Oct. 9.
Anita Marks and Al Zeidenfeld discuss how he constructs his DFS lineups, players he likes in Week 5 and the mistake he made that turned out to be a blessing in disguise.
Jim McCormick and Ken Daube evaluate similarly priced players at every lineup spot to offer advice for Week 5 daily fantasy players.
Matt Bowen looks at Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman, outlining why the second-year breakout will continue to reward fantasy owners even when rookie RB Tevin Coleman returns.
Eric Karabell unveils his top-100 fantasy football ranking of running backs, wide receivers and tight ends for Week 5
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.
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.
Bradford Doolittle ranks fantasy players based on tiers in their respective positions. Among his biggest surprises is new Spur LaMarcus Aldridge falling in the fourth tier of power forwards.
Eric Karabell updates his end-of-season rankings, with several young running backs moving up including Devonta Freeman and Todd Gurley.
Alfred Morris still the Redskins RB to own in fantasy
Trust Jimmy Graham in Week 5 fantasy and beyond
Odell Beckham Jr. in for a up-and-down fantasy season
Stay patient with Broncos' backfield in fantasy
Latavius Murray a good buy-low candidate in fantasy
Start Sam Bradford in Week 5 fantasy
Stream Steelers defense and special teams in Week 5
Dion Lewis a great value play in daily fantasy for Week 5
Keenan Allen a top buy in daily fantasy for Week 5
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.
Sam Bradford is a good investment for the stretch run of the fantasy football season. KC Joyner takes a look at what fantasy owners should learn from Week 4.
Scott Kacsmar of Football Outsiders outlines the best matchups for DFS players to use in Week 5 to maximize success.
Your guide to each NFL team's most valuable running backs in terms of fantasy value for the 2015 season.
Joe Kaiser breaks down his reasoning on why he believes Stephen Curry should be the No. 1 pick in fantasy basketball this season.
John Cregan provides his list of the 10 best rookies for fantasy basketball this season. Denver point guard Emmanuel Mudiay comes in at No. 1 overall.
With the 2015 MLB season complete, Tristan H. Cockcroft looks ahead with his top 250 fantasy baseball rankings for 2016.
Tristan H. Cockcroft presents his top 250 keeper rankings for the 2016 fantasy baseball season, led by Mike Trout and Bryce Harper.
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.
Matt Williamson provides his latest update to his dynasty rankings of the top 100 players.
Eric Karabell wraps up the 2015 fantasy baseball season with awards, and an early look at his top 25 rankings for next year.
An updated ranking of the top 300 players in fantasy hockey for 2015-16.
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.
T.O.: I could play in the NFL right now
Former NFL WR Terrell Owens on Russillo & Kanell: "I outplayed the No. 1 receiver on two teams I went over to play for."
Sheil Kapadia ESPN Writer
Pete Carroll on Marshawn Lynch: "He's very close, but we can't guarantee that he can make it through the game, so that means we'd get set back again. We're just going to wait it out and see if we can get him right next week." The Seahawks could make a roster move to add RB depth before Sunday. One option is Rod Smith, who is on the practice squad.
Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer
Cincinnati's defense caught a big break Friday afternoon when the Seahawks listed RB Marshawn Lynch as out for Sunday's game. All week the Bengals have been under the assumption Lynch would play through his hamstring injury. Their hopes of making Seattle's offense one-dimensional may have gotten a little easier.
Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer
Tight end Vernon Davis (knee) will miss his second straight game for the 49ers as he has been ruled OUT for Sunday night's game at the New York Giants. Davis was limited in practice Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Also, outside linebacker Ahmad Brooks is DOUBTFUL as he has been away from the team following his sister's death this week. Receiver Quinton Patton (concussion) and left tackle Joe Staley (knee) are PROBABLE. Staley practiced in a limited fashion Friday after sitting out Wednesday and Thursday.
Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer
Saints LT Terron Armstead and P Thomas Morstead officially ruled out for Sunday's game at Philadelphia. Saints will have to throw first-round draft pick Andrus Peat into the fire at LT for his starting debut. ... G Jahri Evans and DE Bobby Richardson are questionable.
Matthew Berry @MatthewBerryTMR
Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer
Haloti Ngata, Joique Bell and Eric Ebron all OUT for Lions on Sunday. At defensive tackle, with Ngata out and Tyrunn Walker on IR, figure rookie Gabe Wright and second-year DT Caraun Reid to start on the interior. Also of note, SS James Ihedigbo is questionable with a quad injury, as is RG Larry Warford (ankle).
Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer
Arizona Cardinals list TE Darren Fells (hip) and WR J.J. Nelson (shoulder) as questionable. Everyone else listed as probable.
Hoyer reclaims Texans' starting QB job
Brian Hoyer will start next week's game against the Jaguars after throwing for 312 yards and two TDs in relief of Ryan Mallett on Thursday. However, Hoyer's long-term prospects are up in the air, as head coach Bill O'Brien said, "I think it's 11 one-game seasons."
Players already ruled out for Week 5
Be sure you have replacements on your fantasy team for these players who will not be playing Sunday:
- Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch
- Bills RB LeSean McCoy
- Bills RB Karlos Williams
- Jaguars WR Marqise Lee
- Lions RB Joique Bell
Eric D. Williams ESPN Staff Writer
WR Jacoby Jones (ankle) and safety Jahleel Addae (ankle) were listed as limited participants on Friday's injury report for the Chargers. Coach Mike McCoy said the two ankle injuries are similar. LT King Dunlap (concussion), LG Orlando Franklin (ankle), WR Stevie Johnson (hamstring) and CB Craig Mager (hamstring) did not practice.
Sheil Kapadia ESPN Writer
The Seahawks have ruled RB Marshawn Lynch out for Sunday's game against the Bengals with a hamstring injury. The move comes as a bit of a surprise considering Lynch was a limited practice participant Thursday. It's the first time since Lynch joined the Seahawks that he'll miss back to back games. Expect Thomas Rawls to carry the load against Cincinnati.
Marshawn Lynch to miss 2nd straight game
A hamstring injury will keep the Seahawks' star RB out of Sunday's game against the Bengals. Lynch also missed Monday night's game against the Lions.
Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer
The NFL has fined Bills DE Jerry Hughes for $23,152 for abusive language towards a game official and an additional $8,681 for head-butting a Giants player after a play in the Bills' 24-10 loss last Sunday.
Field Yates @FieldYates
Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch is OUT for Week 5 vs. the Bengals.
Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer
The Packers have listed S Sean Richardson as out for Sunday's game vs. the Rams. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel just reported that his neck injury is potentially season-ending, if not career-ending.
Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer
Saints RB Khiry Robinson was fined $8,681 for his touchdown celebration, using the ball as a prop vs. Cowboys.
Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer
Veteran CB Tarell Brown is expected to be ready for normal duty for the Patriots on Sunday vs. the Cowboys. After being limited in practice on Wednesday and Thursday because of his foot, he was a full participant Friday and is listed as probable on the injury report. Brown opened 2015 as the starter opposite Malcolm Butler.
David Newton ESPN Staff Writer
Panthers cornerback Josh Norman was fined $8,631 by the NFL for using the football as a prop while celebrating his interception returned for a touchdown against Tampa Bay. Norman said he was told before the game by league appeals officer Derrick Brooks the celebration would be legal. But the Panthers were penalized 15 yards for unsportsmanlike conduct and now Norman has been fined. Wonder if he will appeal? At least Norman was named NFC Defensive Player of the Week for his performance.
Tania Ganguli ESPN Staff Writer
Texans coach Bill O'Brien said Brian Hoyer will be the team's starter for Jacksonville. Asked if Hoyer could be the starter for the season, O'Brien said he is looking at this as a series of one-game seasons. Hoyer entered the game in the second quarter and threw for 312 yards and two touchdowns.
Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer
Rams DE Robert Quinn missed Friday's practice but with good reason: he and his wife added a baby girl to the family. Jeff Fisher said he told Quinn that was "more important than what we were doing." Quinn will play Sunday in Green Bay.
Bill Williamson ESPN Staff Writer
Raiders will be without defensive starters TJ Carrie and Justin Ellis in Sunday against Denver. Key reserves Denico Autry and Taiwan Jones also out.
Mike Sando NFL Insider
Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers have combined for 20 TD passes with zero INTs so far this season.
Jeremy Fowler ESPN Senior NFL Writer
Chargers are banged up but could get lift from talented corner Jason Verrett, whose foot injury is feeling better. He needed rest last week against Cleveland. Could be a game-time decision Monday night against the Steelers.
Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer
Air horns, the Macarena and now this in Rams' preparation for Packers: LB Daren Bates going the method acting route to give offense a look at Clay Matthews during practice with a blonde wig and the No. 52 jersey. Defensive coordinator Gregg Williams on the look: "It didn't look really good on him. He battles looks anyway."