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21mTom Carpenter

Week 12 fantasy football cheat sheet

What should fantasy owners do with Brian Hoyer, T.J. Yeldon and Spencer Ware? We've got answers to all of the key questions in our Week 12 Insider cheat sheet.

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3hSean Allen

DraftKings NHL: Best buys for Nov. 28

Need some lineup advice for DraftKings NHL DFS contests on Nov. 28? Check out Sean Allen's best buys at various salary levels.

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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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3dRenee 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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1dJim 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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4dJoe 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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3dKC 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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4dJeff 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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10dBradford 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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5dJoe 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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17dEric 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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4dTristan 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.


Giants watching things fall their way

Talk about a fruitful vacation. Since they last played, the Giants have watched their NFC East brethren lose four of five games. A win on Sunday would leave New York up two games in the division with five weeks to go.

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Reports: Danny Amendola out vs. Broncos

New England won't have Amendola against Denver's vaunted defense Sunday, according to multiple media reports. Amendola injured his knee in the Patriots' win over the Bills on Monday. With Julian Edelman and Aaron Dobson out and other WRs ailing, the Pats are down to two healthy WRs (Brandon LaFell and undrafted free agent Chris Harper).

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Thursday: Win in Dallas to move Panthers to 11-0. Friday: Dab it up at the Cavs-Hornets game. Saturday: Iron Bowl. Cam Newton's had a pretty solid Thanksgiving weekend. (via Auburn Football/Twitter)

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With Case Keenum recovering from a concussion, Rams QB Nick Foles now expected to start Sunday vs Bengals, per league source.

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TE Donnell, Justin Pugh and C Richburg did not travel to Washington. LB Herzlich's status has been upgraded from out to questionable.

Jamison Hensley ESPN Staff Writer 

Ravens coach John Harbaugh on lack of buzz for the "Monday Night Football" game between Baltimore and Cleveland: "We're not sitting there, saying, 'I wonder what everybody thinks about us.' We're not like in seventh grade here, (saying), 'What are they texting about us? What does Snapchat say?'"

ICYMI: Cam Newton dabbing and relaxing

Panthers QB Cam Newton was caught dabbing on camera during the Hornets-Cavaliers game.


John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Redskins cornerback Chris Culliver was fined $11,567 for unsportsmanlike conduct during Sunday's game vs. Carolina, a league official confirmed. He was not fined for his hit on tight end Greg Olsen. But Culliver made a slashing gesture across his throat after scoring a touchdown that was later overturned. During the week leading into the game the Redskins defenders had talked about cutting the music so QB Cam Newton wouldn't dance. Mike Jones of the Washington Post first reported the fine.

Rodgers struggling to click with WRs

After a scorching start to the season, Aaron Rodgers and his wide receivers haven't been on the same page in the last four games. ESPN Stats & Info breaks it down.

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Tom Brady as you've never seen him

When your dad jumps out of a leaf pile dressed as a turkey to surprise (scare?) you, it's pretty cool. When your dad is Tom Brady, it's even cooler.


When you're unbeaten...

And you have the night off.


Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Arizona Cardinals linebacker/safety Deone Bucannon was fined $23,152 for a hit on a defenseless receiver Sunday night against Cincinnati.

Luck to miss Sunday's game vs. Bucs

Colts QB Andrew Luck will miss his second straight game with a lacerated kidney and partially torn abdominal muscle, coach Chuck Pagano said today. LT Anthony Castonzo will also miss Sunday's game with a sprained right medial collateral ligament for his first missed game since 2011.

Browns OC: Manziel may return this season

QB Johnny Manziel was demoted to third-string QB this week, but offensive coordinator John DeFilippo said Manziel could still take the field this season: "You don't close doors on anything. You never say never in this profession. To say that Johnny Manziel will not play again this season, I'm not ready to say that."

Ron Rivera remembers other perfect start

The Panthers coach played for the 1985 Bears, who started 12-0 before losing the night before filming the iconic "Super Bowl Shuffle" video. So Rivera is focusing his 11-0 team's attention on the next opponent. 12-0 again?

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Jeremy Fowler ESPN Senior NFL Writer 

The Steelers have promoted running back Fitzgerald Toussaint to the 53-man roster for this week's game against Seattle. The team cut Isaiah Pead as a corresponding move. Toussaint is a former Michigan standout who was on the Steelers' practice squad.

Romo has hairline fracture; out for year

Cowboys QB Tony Romo has a hairline fracture in his left collarbone, the team announced today. Romo, who missed seven games with a broken left collarbone suffered in Week 2, is done for the season, per ESPN's Todd Archer.


Notable players ruled out for Sunday

  • Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (concussion)
  • Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch (abdomen)
  • Jets CB Darrelle Revis (concussion)
  • Titans RB Dexter McCluster (knee)
  • Falcons K Matt Bryant (quad)

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John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

The Redskins signed cornerback Dashaun Phillips off their practice squad to take the roster spot of cornerback Chris Culliver. He tore his MCL and ACL in his right knee in practice Thursday and was placed on injured reserve.