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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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7hTristan 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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47mTom Carpenter

Fantasy Basketball: Top 200 rankings

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.

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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.

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3hTom Carpenter

Gurley's fantasy stock soars after Week 4 breakout

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.


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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7hEric 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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4hVictoria Matiash

How to win at daily fantasy hockey

Victoria Matiash offers 10 strategy tips for people interested in playing daily fantasy hockey contests.

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6hVictoria 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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23hVictoria 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.

13hFantasy 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.


Murray: I'm not touching the ball enough

Eagles RB DeMarco Murray discussed his lack of touches after his team lost 23-20 to Washington, Sunday.


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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Seahawks preparing for life after Lynch?

Trent Dilfer on how Seattle's offense may function without Marshawn Lynch: "This is the time for Russell Wilson to carry the offensive franchise on his back. ... They're morphing into a shotgun/zone-read/volume passing offense with Russell Wilson."


Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Packers coach Mike McCarthy: “Sunday's game against the 49ers was clearly our best defensive performance of the year.”

Ryan Mallet remains Texans QB

Houston lost 48-21 to the Falcons Sunday, but coach Bill O'Brien said he'll stick with Mallet vs. the Colts on Thursday. Mallet completed less than half his passes, including one pick, in the loss. "Like all of us he knows he has to play better," O'Brien said.


Sheil Kapadia ESPN Writer 

Seahawks inactives: RB Marshawn Lynch, S Steven Terrell, CB Tharold Simon, LB Kevin Pierre-Louis, C/G Kristjan Sokoli, NT Brandon Mebane, DL Demarcus Dobbs. It'll be Thomas Rawls starting for Lynch and Jordan Hill starting for Mebane.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions inactives: LB DeAndre Levy, RB Joique Bell, TE Brandon Pettigrew, OT Corey Robinson, RG Larry Warford, DE Phillip Hunt, DT Jermelle Cudjo.

Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

Running in pre-game warm ups tonight, Marshawn Lynch looks as if he'll be ready for Sunday. Which is what Bengals HC Marvin Lewis expects.

Sheil Kapadia ESPN Writer 

One player to keep an eye on tonight is Seahawks WR Tyler Lockett. According to ESPN Stats & Information, opponents have completed a staggering 81.8 percent of their passes thrown at least 15 yards downfield this season against the Lions. If Seattle's offensive line can protect Russell Wilson, don't be surprised if he tries to connect deep to Lockett.

Nick Wagoner @nwagoner

Rams coach Jeff Fisher said LB Alec Ogletree will have surgery on fractured right ankle Tuesday. Determination on IR or IR/return after that

Devonta Freeman is a fantasy force

Freeman's back-to-back 30-point fantasy performances since replacing Tevin Coleman have put him in the same company as some all-time greats, including Eric Dickerson and Walter Payton. Week 4 fantasy fallout

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Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Golden Tate and Richard Sherman are catching up on the field now. Wee teammates with the Seahawks. Should be matched up a bunch tonight.

Chris Mortensen @mortreport

Even w Lance Dunbar out for year, Cowboys won't panic for RBs. Randle, McFadden, Michael on 53-man & rookie Gus Johnson on practice squad.

Mike Wells ESPN Staff Writer 

Chuck Pagano said Andrew Luck is moving in the right direction. Note: Pagano said he was supremely confident Luck would play against Jacksonville

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Veteran Patriots C/G Ryan Wendell (illness) was a popular player for media interviews Monday as he returned to practice for the first time since before the season opener. He didn't detail the reason for his prior absence.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills center Eric Wood disagreed Monday with a chop-block penalty against guard Richie Incognito in Sunday's loss to the Giants, telling WGR 550, "Richie's chop block call I think was garbage. He hit him in the hip, which is not a chop block. And that gets the touchdown called back."

Cowboys' Dunbar tears ACL, out for season

RB Lance Dunbar will have surgery to repair a torn left ACL suffered while returning the second-half kickoff in Sunday's loss to the Saints. He had 21 catches for 215 yards as well as 5 carries for 67 yards this season, and was a key member of the return teams.


Sunday sounds from Week 4

Check out the best postgame sound bites from Week 4 of the NFL including some happy QBs and angry coaches.


Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bills have received a roster exemption for DE IK Enemkpali that ends next Monday, a source told ESPN NFL Insider Field Yates. Enemkpali, who is returning from a 4-game suspension, cannot play Sunday against the Titans unless the Bills activate him to their 53-man roster and end his roster exemption.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Bengals DC Paul Guenther was asked today about DT Brandon Thompson and what needs to happen for him to be active. Guenther said, "he's doing nothing short of what we're asking him to do." Thompson is simply the odd man out on game days for now. Could change, though.

Luck participates in Colts' practice

Andrew Luck has done everything the other Colts QBs have done at practice so far, including screen passes, which is more than he did last week. Luck sat out Sunday's OT win against the Jaguars with a right shoulder injury.