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Karabell: Todd Gurley could be a top-10 RB

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.

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2hTristan H. Cockcroft

Fantasy Fallout: Freeman's encore, Gurley's rise

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.

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DFS Building Blocks for Monday-Thursday

Matthew Berry, Alvin Zeidenfeld and Peter Jennings name the player they're building their lineups around for the Monday-Thursday slate.


Fantasy Focus: Time to sell Forte and Hill?

Matthew Berry and Field Yates recap the Week 4 games and discuss whether fantasy owners should sell high on players like Jeremy Hill and Matt Forte. Plus, they outline why you should start Todd Gurley.

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3dTristan H. Cockcroft

Cockcroft: Top 250 baseball keeper rankings

Tristan H. Cockcroft presents his top 250 keeper rankings for the 2016 fantasy baseball season, led by Mike Trout and Bryce Harper.

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2hEric Karabell

A.J. Pollock is the 2015 fantasy MVP

Eric Karabell wraps up the 2015 fantasy baseball season with awards, and an early look at his top 25 rankings for next year.

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1hVictoria Matiash

Fantasy Hockey: Familiar faces in new places

What should fantasy owners expect from high-profile players who have switched teams this season? Victoria Matiash breaks down 12 from the Western Conference.

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18hVictoria Matiash

Fantasy Hockey: Familiar faces in new places

What should fantasy owners expect from high-profile players who have switched teams this season? Victoria Matiash breaks down 12 from the Eastern Conference.

8hFantasy Football Scout

Aguero leads the way with five goals

ESPN Premier Fantasy Gameweek 8 saw Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero (£9.0m) net five goals in 20 minutes to collect a host of points.

Schefter on why Colts held out Luck (1:08)
Should fantasy owners cut Andre Johnson? (0:41)
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Matthew Coller

Top 30 projected NHL scorers for 2015-16

Hockey Prospectus projections for the top 30 point scorers for 2015-16, along with insights into why players are where they are and a few notable exclusions.

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6dTristan H. Cockcroft

Consistency Ratings: Week 4

The Consistency Ratings weigh both how consistent as well as how start-worthy players have been in ESPN leagues in 2015.

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5dMatt Bowen

Target Cooper in DFS, season-long leagues

Matt Bowen breaks down Oakland Raiders WR Amari Cooper, outlining why the rising rookie should be played this week in DFS and otherwise acquired in standard fantasy leagues.

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5dKC Joyner

Joyner: Time to trade Marshawn Lynch in fantasy

KC Joyner says consider trade offers for Marshawn Lynch given his slow start, mileage and the Seahawks' disappointing run blocking. Plus, he weighs in on other struggling RBs from around the NFL.

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4dPaul Carr, ESPN Stats & Info

Prem goal scorers set to rise or drop

Paul Carr outlines which Premier League attacking players have over- or underperformed the most this season, and projects their future goal output.

6dEric Karabell

Jones, Palmer rise in end-of-season ranks

Eric Karabell updates his rest-of-season top 100 rankings, plus ranks by position. Julio Jones and Carson Palmer are among players on the rise.


Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

One of the Bears' heroes on Sunday, Matt Slauson, said Chicago's win over Oakland proved they're not as bad as the first three losses seemed to indicate. Slauson took over at center when Will Montgomery left game with broken fibula.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears head coach John Fox confirms that center Will Montgomery broke his fibula. Fox says ankle X-Rays were negative for safety Antrel Rolle.

Report: Tannehill feuded with defense

Dissension bubbled over at Dolphins practices in London, according to multiple reports. QB Ryan Tannehill ripped a practice squad player who had just intercepted one of his passes, saying "enjoy your practice squad paychecks," angering the defensive unit and causing a stop in Saturday's walk-through.


Paul Kuharsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Marcus Mariota watched college games Saturday. Saw his commercials "too many times." Turns away from Subway and Nissan Heisman House ads while parents and girlfriend "give me a bad time."

Trump: Redskins don't need name change

Donald Trump tells the New York Times he agrees with rival Jeb Bush's support for the Redskins' embattled nickname. "Honestly, I don't think they should change the name, unless the owner wanted to," adding "I know Indians that are extremely proud of that name."

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Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

I went back and watched all of Drew Brees' throws, and it's hard to say how much he was affected by his shoulder because Dallas' pressure forced so many quick, short throws. And he got hit on most of his early attempts downfield. Brees didn't thrown downfield much, but when he had time to step up and deliver late in the game, he was effective. Sean Payton said they wanted to throw downfield more early but pressure prevented it.

Paul Kuharsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Ken Whisenhunt: Titans need to clean things up and finish. Said based on what staff has seen, it feels certain this can be a good team.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Saints coach Sean Payton confirmed report that G Jahri Evans had arthroscopic knee surgery about a week and a half ago. Didn't offer a timetable for return.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Sean Payton on how Drew Brees felt Monday: I think aside from your normal soreness after a game, I think fine.

Matthews: 'You ain't Russell Wilson, bro'

TV cameras on the Fox broadcast picked up sound of Packers linebacker Clay Matthews shouting this to 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. The Packers sacked Kap six times Sunday. Story

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James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

New Dolphins interim coach Dan Campbell said he doesn't want a team playing on their heels. The Dolphins, he said, will go forward and be aggressive.

James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

New Dolphins interim head coach Dan Campbell: "I'm not here just to finish the season out. That's not my plan. We're coming here to win games.

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer reports that QB Josh McCown had the second highest graded game of his career Sunday vs. the Chargers. LT Joe Thomas also was outstanding, giving up one hurry and no sacks, per the analytics site.

Matthews: Kaepernick 'ain't Russell Wilson'

Michael Smith and Jemele Hill said Clay Matthews' burn on 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick's ("You ain't Russell Wilson, bro") was "cold blooded."


James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

New Dolphins interim coach Dan Campbell said the team needs to be more intense and that carries into games.

James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

New Dolphins interim head coach Dan Campbell said "we have enough to win." He said this team is talented but hasn't done enough.

James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

Dolphins VP Mike Tannenbaum and new interim head coach Dan Campbell meet with the media. Tannenbaum said the goal is still to win and reach their goals this season.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Staff Writer 

Defensive end Derek Wolfe officially returns to Broncos today after four-gave suspension for violating league's policy on performance-enhancing drugs. Coach Gary Kubiak said last night team gets three-day roster exemption before the team has to make a move and be at 53 players for Sunday's game in Oakland.

James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

Dan Campbell is the Dolphins' second interim head coach in four years. The last one was Todd Bowles for three games in 2011. Bowles went 2-1.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Rex Ryan: "A stat that might be interesting is the most penalized team was [the] Seattle Seahawks a couple years in a row. I remember looking at that, and they won a Super Bowl and went to an [NFC] championship. So sometimes penalties don't tell the story, but sometimes they do."

Did Dallas and Murray need each other?

The His & Hers crew says each side seems to have underestimated just how much they relied on each other. Said Michael Smith: "[DeMarco Murray] was fantastic for what [Dallas] did."


Tom Brady on youth sports: Let kids be kids

Brady, father of 3, was asked about youth sports on WEEI today: "I’ve made a comment for a while now: ‘I hope my kids are late bloomers in whatever they do.’ ... [T]he competition feels like it starts so early for these kids – whether it’s to get into college or getting into the right HS or the right elementary school. I don’t know how it’s taken that turn, but you know, sometimes it’s nice for kids to just be kids." 'It's just different now'

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This is 5th time since 1989 an NFL HC has been fired 4 games or earlier into a season. None of previous 4 teams rebounded to make playoffs.