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Week 12 rankings: Palmer the No. 1 QB

Our rankings for Week 12 are live! Use these ranks to make your start, sit and waiver-wire decisions.

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24mJim 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.

Players you need to trade for at the deadline (2:22)
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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2hRenee 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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15hJoe 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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2dKC 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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16hJeff 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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7dBradford 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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2dJoe 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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14dEric 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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1dTristan 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.


Jamison Hensley ESPN Staff Writer 

Ravens coach John Harbaugh said he never insinuated that the Rams were a dirty team. "That's unfortunate," Harbaugh said.

Golic: Manziel doesn't care about football

Mike Golic thinks Johnny Manziel's actions show that football is not the main focus of his life.


Brady-Manning: A few things we'll miss

Tom Brady and Peyton Manning have played 16 times since 2001. With Manning out Sunday and his career in doubt because of injuries, here are a few things we'll miss about their matchup. Who's the better pitchman?


QB fantasy rankings: Palmer the No. 1 option

Matthew Berry and Field Yates both have the Cardinals QB atop their list of options for this week. Palmer's opponent, the 49ers, allow the second-highest QBR in the league. QB rankings

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Soak in Bart Starr's visit to Lambeau Field

Mike Greenberg on the scene when Starr visits Lambeau Field for what may be the final time: "Tomorrow night, we say goodbye to one of the genuinely great stars in sports history."


Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Bill Belichick draws a connection to the 2015 Broncos and the Broncos of the 1990s, mentioning common links of John Elway (Executive Vice President), Gary Kubiak (head coach), Wade Phillips (defensive coordinator), and Joe DeCamillis (special teams).

Bill Belichick live on SportsCenter

The Patriots coach is preparing for a visit to the 8-2 Broncos on Sunday. It is the toughest remaining game on New England's schedule, according to the Football Power Index. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

Packers can pull even with Bears

The Packers and Bears square off Thursday night for the 192nd time, including the postseason. Chicago leads the all-time series 93-92-6, meaning the Packers can pull even with Chicago for the first time since October 1933, when the series was tied 11-11-4.

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Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions HC Jim Caldwell said playing back-to-back Thursday games allows Detroit to get back in a rhythm after tomorrow against Philadelphia.


Primer: DraftKings, FanDuel head to court

A legal battle that will shape the future of the billion-dollar daily fantasy sports industry kicks off Wednesday in New York Supreme Court, where powerhouse game operators DraftKings and FanDuel will try to fight off New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's quest to temporarily shut them down as the case heads to trial. What you need to know

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Report: Agent says Kelly has lost his team

The Eagles are trapped in a losing season, and some players are reportedly not happy with their coach Chip Kelly. An anonymous agent told NJ Advance Media: "Chip Kelly has lost the team. Between the losses and his bull---- methods that aren't working, I can tell you that the players have tuned him out."

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is the NFC offensive player of the week for the second time this season. Newton threw a career-high five touchdown passes in Sunday's win over Washington. He had four in the first half and sat out most of the fourth quarter.

London Calling: 3 NFL games abroad in '16

The NFL schedule in the UK for the 2016 season features three teams that have not previously played a regular-season game in London:

  • Colts vs. Jaguars
  • NFC East team vs. Rams
  • Redskins vs. Bengals

You like that? A Kirk Cousins investigation

When the Redskins QB shouted You like that! earlier this season, it prompted ESPN's John Keim to go through all of Cousins' games so far this season and determine if he liked that. Mixed results

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Lions CB doesn't want son to play football

Rashean Mathis, who is currently on IR with a concussion, on his 3-year-old son Rashean, Jr.: "If Im protecting him from everything, then hes not going to learn and grow in anything. But my stance on it, from the youngest age that I can, I would try to hinder him from playing it." His mission to educate

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A week in the life: Calais Campbell

The Cardinals DT begins his week in earnest on Monday around noon. And then it's all about practice, charity events and massages. His routine

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Rams WR Bailey shot, in stable condition

Rams WR Stedman Bailey was shot Tuesday night and is in critical but stable condition. Bailey was wounded twice in the head and is expected to undergo surgery Wednesday, a source confirmed to ESPN. Story

Chargers' Fluker has another concussion

Just hours after an independent neurologist cleared D.J. Fluker of a concussion, the OL suffered another one during Sunday's game against the Chiefs, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune. Fluker has entered league protocol with the fourth known concussion of his career.

Rams' Bailey shot, in stable condition

Rams WR Stedman Bailey was shot twice in the head Tuesday night and is in critical but stable condition.