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.
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 and Field Yates discuss the value of T.Y. Hilton, Donte Moncrief and Frank Gore with Andrew Luck out for TNF. Plus, the definitive Michael J. Fox interview.
Matthew Berry dishes out his player advice for Week 5 lineup-setting, and laments the existence of the fantasy snob.
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.
Rams rookie Todd Gurley has worked his way into the top 10 in the fantasy football rankings for Week 5.
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.
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.
Peter Jennings focuses on the expected high-scoring games. such as Massachusetts-BGSU to find his Week 6 best buys
Going back to 1976, there hasn't been a bigger home underdog or a larger team total. You will need a piece of the Bears' offense.
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.
Anita Marks and Matt Bowen recap Week 4 and discuss which players it's time to give up on, which QB's you should target for the rest of the season and much more.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Matt Williamson provides his latest update to his dynasty rankings of the top 100 players.
Need to know the best selections for your Eliminator pool for Week 5? NumberFire is here to help, projecting the safest plays for helping you survive and advance.
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.
Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer
Didn't see LB Justin Durant on the practice field today for the Falcons. Been absent all week with an elbow injury and was supposed to see the doctor yesterday. RB Tevin Coleman doesn't have black no-contact jersey on as the last two days. Appears ready to return from fractured rib.
Jamison Hensley ESPN Staff Writer
Ravens WR Steve Smith (back) and TE Crockett Gillmore (calf) remain sidelined Friday. They have combined for 29 catches and four TDs this season.
OTL: Arian Foster's secular beliefs
Off the field, the Texans RB occasionally faces a philosophical challenge of being an openly secular player in a league with a strong religious culture.
Lance Dunbar to undergo surgery today
The Cowboys RB will have knee surgery later Friday, according to Cowboys coach Jason Garrett. Dunbar tore the ACL in his left knee in Sunday's loss to the Saints and is out for the season.
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Matthew Berry's Love/Hate Week 5
Eli Manning has been on a hot streak, tossing 7 TDs in his past 3 games. And with the 49ers coming to town, Berry believes it's a recipe for a handful of big plays vs. a team that has allowed the most 20-plus-yard plays this year. Love/Hate Week 5
Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer
Joique Bell, Haloti Ngata and Eric Ebron not working out in open portion of Lions practice Friday. Travis Lewis and Larry Warford returned. DeAndre Levy worked out again.
John Keim ESPN Staff Writer
Redskins corners Chris Culliver and DeAngelo Hall and tight end Jordan Reed were not at practice today. Receiver DeSean Jackson has his jersey off and was wearing sneakers. Jackson is not participating in individual drills.
Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer
Bills WR Sammy Watkins (calf) is participating in positional drills for the second consecutive practice Friday. The Bills will provide his status for Sunday's game by 1 PM.
Mike DiRocco ESPN Staff Writer
Jaguars DT Sen'Derrick Marks, LB Paul Posluszny, TE Julius Thomas are questionable for Sunday. WR Marqise Lee, RB Denard Robinson are out.
Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer
Just before Bengals practice Friday, QB Andy Dalton plays catch with a kid who is part of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. In the foreground is former Cowboys QB and broadcaster Troy Aikman.
Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer
Devonta Freeman beat out fellow second-year player Ra'Shede Hageman in the Falcons' version of "Jeopardy!" yesterday. The two were asked to name some of the assistant coaches currently on staff. "It's embarrassing. I don't want to talk about it," Hageman said. "We didn't know everybody's name. He knew some of the coaches, and I didn't." Hageman couldn't recall which coaches he missed on -- or at least he didn't want to say.
Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer
The Lions have named DeAndre Levy a game captain this week. Lions HC Jim Caldwell, asked if this means he'll play this week: "I assume you can make that assumption."
Arian Foster takes it out on the cooler
The Texans RB was yet another athlete to take out his frustrations on a Gatorade container when he threw it to the ground before heading to the locker room to undergo concussion protocol.
NFL Nation survey: Peers pick Gostkowski
24 NFL kickers were asked which active kicker is the best. The Patriots kicker got top billing. Survey says
Cowboys must get running game in sync
Dallas won 12 games and the division last season thanks to a dominant running game -- but 2015 has been a different story. What happened?
NFL rookies ready to take a leap
Everyone knows what Todd Gurley can do, but Field Yates says look out Philly's Nelson Agholor too. "The entire offense has yet to find a rhythm, but when it does, Agholor's numbers will balloon.” Breakout candidates (Insider)
OTD: Breaking barriers
On this day in 1989, Art Shell became the first black coach in the modern NFL and the first since Fritz Pollard in the 1920s. Also on this day in 1974, Frank Robinson was hired as the Indians manager, becoming the first black manager of an MLB team.
Jaws: Eli Manning, Giants looking great
ESPN's Ron Jaworski watched New York's Week 4 win vs. the Bills and was impressed enough to make a bold proclamation about the team.
Lower expectations for Amari Cooper
Tristan H. Cockcroft says the Broncos cornerbacks have the advantage in the matchup vs. the Raiders. Week 5 over & underachievers (Insider)
Johnson, Hasselbeck shine in Colts' win
40-year-old Matt Hasselbeck threw two touchdowns to 34-year-old Andre Johnson. There had been only three previous TD passes in NFL history in which the passer was at least 40 years old and the receiver was at least 34 (via Elias).
Something about Hasselbeck
Matt Hasselbeck had a 92.1 Total QBR in Thursday's win over the Texans. The only 40-year old quarterback who had a better QBR with at least 20 pass attempts in the last decade is a man he used to back up: Brett Favre.
O'Brien unsure who'll start next
For the second time this season, Bill O'Brien is considering a QB change. He hasn't decided who will start for the 1-4 Texans vs. the Jaguars next week, saying he has to watch film first. Brian Hoyer threw for 312 yards in three quarters. He's the first 300-yard passer to come off the bench since Chad Henne in 2012.