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Goodbye stars, hello opportunities

What are the fantasy ramifications if Peyton Manning, Marshawn Lynch and Calvin Johnson aren't playing next season? Eric Karabell has answers.

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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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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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20hJoe 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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Todd Frazier's fantasy value rises with trade to White Sox (0:48)
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6dStephania 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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1mJim Bowden

Bats I'm bullish about for 2016

Jim Bowden lays out the eight position players he likes more than most pundits for 2016, with Christian Yelich and Yasiel Puig topping the list.

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When to draft Raisel Iglesias in 2016 fantasy (0:31)
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2hZach Turcotte, FantasyGolfInsider.com

Analyzing Pebble Beach Pro-Am DFS Salaries

Zach Turcotte of FantasyGolfInsider.com takes a look at the shifts in DraftKings PGA salaries ahead of this week's AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.

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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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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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5dGreg 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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Sean 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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4dEno 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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6dBradford 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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8dTom 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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5dEric 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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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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Jean Segura's fantasy value gets a bump with trade to Diamondbacks (0:50)
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7dVictoria 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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11dGreg 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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David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Good pickup by the Diamondbacks to sign Tyler Clippard for some bullpen depth. Yes, there are concerns that he looked tired at the end of 2015 and his overall strikeout rate was down a bit. But he's been a durable, steady reliever and his velocity did hold steady throughout the season. He should pay some nice dividends.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Kevin Plawecki told the Daily News he had sinus surgery in December. He figures that should alleviate the issues he dealt with last year related to dizziness, etc. -- especially during flights.

Szymborski's MLB risers and fallers

With a myriad of free agents finding new homes in 2016, who should you trust in their new uniforms? Price vs. Frazier (Insider)

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Olney: Rule not meant to eliminate slides

Following news that MLB is looking at rewriting the rules on slides into second base, Buster Olney explains why the rule change isn't meant to cut out slides completely. The proposed rule (Insider)

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The all-time age-40 All-Star team

If David Ortiz repeats his stats from last year, he could be the best-ever 40-year-old DH -- so David Schoenfield took a look at the greatest age-40 seasons by position. All-Stars

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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 five seasons. Ballparks are shrinking

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Report: Donaldson, Jays reach 2-year deal

3B Josh Donaldson and the Blue Jays have avoided arbitration with a 2-year, $29 million deal, according to Sportsnet Canada. Donaldson is the defending AL MVP.

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