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2hJoe Kaiser

Pick up these fantasy hoops specialists

Joe Kaiser identifies widely available fantasy players who can help improve your team in key statistical categories. Norris Cole and Taj Gibson are among his top picks.

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5hTom Carpenter

Fantasy basketball tipoff for Feb. 8

Here are the five things you need to know for fantasy basketball on Monday, including the small forwards with matchups to target.

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3hVictoria Matiash

DraftKings NHL: DFS Best buys for Feb. 8

Victoria Matiash finds players to target at every position and a variety of salary levels for DraftKings NHL DFS contests on Feb. 8.

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Mike Clay

Way-too-early 2016 fantasy football rankings

We're already looking ahead to 2016 for those in dynasty and keeper leagues. Mike Clay presents his way-too-early 2016 fantasy football rankings.

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Todd Frazier's fantasy value rises with trade to White Sox (0:48)
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7hSean Allen

Top 250 rest-of-season fantasy hockey rankings

Sean Allen ranks the top 250 players in fantasy hockey for the rest of the 2015-16 season; plus, why you must stay patient with your struggling stars.

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Kings of Command: 2016's breakout pitchers

Using command ratios is a better way to identify the strongest future performers. Tristan H. Cockcroft does just that in identifying his Kings of Command ahead of the 2016 season.

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3hFantasy Football Scout

Huth leads the way, Saints hold firm

It was a weekend of walkovers, walk-outs and wonder in the ESPN FC Premier Fantasy game as Robert Huth (6.2m) took top billing.

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4dGreg Rosenstein

LeBron drops to No. 9 in fantasy re-draft

LeBron James drops to No. 9 as ESPN.com's fantasy basketball experts re-draft players at the midpoint of the NBA season. Who else saw a major drop? And who rose up the charts?

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5dStephania Bell

Bell: Top 5 injury comebacks to watch

Giancarlo Stanton, set to return after suffering a fractured hamate bone in his left hand last season, is among several players who'll be back on the field after dealing with injuries in 2015.

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5dTristan H. Cockcroft

Top 250 fantasy baseball rankings

Tristan H. Cockcroft helps you get ready for the season with his his fantasy baseball rankings for 2016.

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3dEno Sarris

Sarris: Four pitchers who could become aces

Using Dallas Keuchel's career as a road map, we found several pitchers who enter 2016 with a chance to deliver the type of results that, at first glance, you wouldn't think they were capable of.

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5dBradford Doolittle

Fantasy: Derrick Rose's recent resurgence

Bradford Doolittle takes a look at what's trending in fantasy basketball, including Tyronn Lue's impact on Kevin Love's production, and Derrick Rose's latest scoring increase.

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Dickerson, Segura, Kendrick, hashbrowns

Eric Karabell and Tristan Cockcroft weigh in on trades for Corey Dickerson and Jean Segura, the Howie Kendrick signing and more. Plus, they take your #06010MLB questions.

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Corey Dickerson still a top-30 fantasy outfielder after trade to Tampa Bay (0:48)
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7dTom Carpenter

Fantasy: Is Carmelo's health a concern?

Our NBA experts discuss why Carmelo Anthony's durability and what the firing of Phoenix Suns coach Jeff Hornacek means for fantasy in this week's "Starting Five."

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Tristan H. Cockcroft

Top 250 fantasy baseball rankings

Tristan H. Cockcroft helps you get ready for the season with his his fantasy baseball rankings for 2016.

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4dEric Karabell

Key position eligibility changes for 2016

Eric Karabell checks out gained and lost player eligibility for 2016, with Miguel Sano and Kyle Schwarber the headliners.

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Jean Segura's fantasy value gets a bump with trade to Diamondbacks (0:50)
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6dVictoria Matiash

Top 250 rest-of-season fantasy hockey rankings

Victoria Matiash ranks the top 250 players in fantasy hockey for the rest of the 2015-16 season, Plus, the fantasy implications of Connor McDavid's return.

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Fantasy MVP of 2015 fantasy football season (1:47)
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10dGreg Rosenstein

Fantasy NBA cheat sheet: Trade away Blake

We round up our best Insider basketball tips from the past week to help you with your fantasy lineups, including trading away star Blake Griffin and adding teammate Chris Paul.

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Cespedes vs. Upton, Schwarber, Russell, Q's

Eric Karabell and Tristan Cockcroft question who was the better signing between Cespedes and Upton, take on positional scarcity at catcher and shortstop as well as answer your 06010 hashbrowns.

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Fantasy: Best, worst parks for hitters

Tristan H. Cockcroft ranked all 30 MLB stadiums in terms of their hitter-friendliness, based on data from the past 5 seasons. Ballparks are shrinking

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Chiefs catch Royals wishing Panthers Luck

As the condolences rolled in to the Panthers' Twitter feed, one note of encouragement from the Royals -- who bounced back from a World Series loss to win a title in 2015 -- didn't slip by Kansas City's football team. Got 'em

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Top Cuban players attempting to defect

Yulieski Gourriel and his brother Lourdes left their hotel in the Dominican Republic following the Caribbean Series, and they may be looking to play in the majors. Yulieski is a highly sought-after player who has played in Japan in addition to the Cuban leagues. Story

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Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer 

Free agent reliever Tyler Clippard is getting close to a deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks, says a baseball source. Clippard struggled in September and in the postseason with the Mets. But he leads MLB relievers with 440 appearances since 2010, and he looks like another upgrade to an Arizona pitching staff that added starters Zack Greinke and Shelby Miller earlier this offseason.

OF Young arrested for alleged battery

Free-agent outfielder Delmon Young faces a battery charge after he was was arrested Sunday in Miami after he allegedly choked and threatened to kill a valet attendant. Story

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