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Yates: Week 5 fantasy football free-agent finds

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.

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33mDerek Carty

FanDuel MLB: Best buys for Tuesday, Oct. 6

Derek Carty offers up the best buys in FanDuel for Tuesday's wildcard action, including Masahiro Tanaka as a contrarian GPP option.

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33mDerek Carty

DraftKings MLB: Best buys for Tuesday, Oct. 6

Derek Carty offers up the best buys in DraftKings for Tuesday's wildcard action, including Gerrit Cole as a top option in cash games.

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16hTom 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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2hJoe Kaiser

Kaiser: Aldridge, Ibaka are overrated fantasy players

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.

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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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1dTristan 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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20hTom 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.

3hEric 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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20hVictoria 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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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 Western Conference.

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2dVictoria 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.

1dFantasy 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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6dMatt 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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6dKC 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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5dPaul 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.


NFL Power Rankings

The Packers are up to No. 2 behind the idle Patriots as the AFC has three of the top five teams. All 32 teams Illustration

Karabell: Stick with Tannehill in fantasy

Eric Karabell recommends being patient with QB Ryan Tannehill and the rest of the Dolphins' offense as their schedule lightens up.


Reactions to controversial ending

  • SEA coach Pete Carroll: "We were fortunate."
  • DET coach Jim Caldwell: "We're not going to cry about it."
  • SEA LB K.J. Wright: "I wanted to just knock it out of bounds and not try to catch it and fumble it."


ICYMI: Controversial MNF ending

Kam Chancellor saved the game for the Seahawks when he stripped Calvin Johnson just inches from the goal line with less than two minutes left. However, K.J. Wright batted the ball out of the back of the end zone for a touchback that should've been a penalty.


Free-agent finds for Week 5

Four teams are on bye this week which means you may need some helps off the waivers. Field Yates says WR Leonard Hankerson is an under-the-radar player to target because he's surpassed Roddy White's production in Atlanta. Players to target

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David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers cornerback Charles Tillman doesn't buy into the argument that Carolina is the worst of the undefeated teams. He says on ESPN's First Take: "The most dangerous thing you can have is 53 guys believing in each other. Right now we have 53 guys believing we are the best in the NFL."

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

More on Panthers cornerback Charles Tillman from ESPN's First take. Asked how Carolina is 4-0 he said, "We have a great team. We have a great culture. We've got good character. We all count on each other."

Jeff Daniels: 'You feel cursed'

The actor is a huge Lions fan and he is not happy about the controversial ending to the Detroit-Seattle game. Said Daniels: "It's just painful."


What in the world is an illegal bat?

What happened last night in the Seahawks-Lions game? What's the controversy? Who ever heard of an "illegal bat"? And what SHOULD have happened? You've got questions, we've got answers. FAQ

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Caldwell: 'We're not going to cry about it'

Lions coach Jim Caldwell on the ref's missed call after Seahawks LB K.J. Wright's batted ball was incorrectly ruled a touchback and possession for Seattle: "I mean what can you do? You know what I mean? We're not going to cry about it."


Fans will remember 'bat-out-of-hell' play

First Take's Skip Bayless and Stephen A. Smith agree that the controversial ending to the Lions vs. Seahawks Monday night game was a bad look. Said Bayless: "This is a terrible look for the NFL."


Burke: Bad call was dramatic in many ways

It wasn’t the Fail Mary, but in terms of blown calls, it’s hard to shift a game result more than what happened last night, writes Brian Burke. Dramatic win probability shift

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Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bills are working out RBs Trent Richardson (per Fox Sports), Boom Herron (per NFL Network), and Alfonso Smith (per AP) on Tuesday, after RB Karlos Williams was diagnosed with a concussion. The Bills are also signing WR Walt Powell to their practice squad, a source said.

NFL Week 4 in emojis

Sarina Morales breaks down the struggles of the NFL kicker in Week 4.


Fantasy free-agents for Week 5

Field Yates scours the waivers so you can target the best players for your teams. RB Boobie Dixon could be a fascinating fill-in starter for Buffalo in Week 5. Free-agent finds

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Bennett: Chancellor needs to get paid

Seahawks DE Michael Bennett videobombed teammate Kam Chancellor's interview by yelling "Pay him!"


How the Stars (and Stripes) saved Seattle

Grantland's Bill Barnwell writes that the officials gifting Seattle possession at the end of Monday's game is only a tiny bit less significant than it was for the Patriots to get Tom Brady back for the first four games of 2015. Kinda a big deal

Would Bill Belichick have known the rule?

The non-call Monday night sparked a flurry of discussion on social media, with former Patriots linebacker Rosevelt Colvin reflecting on how the Patriots once practiced illegal bat situations.


DraftKings: No unfair edge in data dump

Following an internal investigation, online fantasy sports site DraftKings contends there was no wrongdoing by an employee who won $350K on rival site FanDuel. A DraftKings staff member inadvertently released data before Week 3 that could be considered insider trading, the New York Times reports. Story

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Drew Brees told me he will incorporate exercises from visit to Dr James Andrews facility into daily program and increase arm strength weekly

Graziano: NFL's L.A. talks 'could get ugly'

NFL owners are meeting today in Los Angeles to discuss, among other things, a big fat relocation fee for 1 or 2 teams to move to L.A. by 2016.


Green Bay still tops updated title odds

Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook updated its odds to win the pro football championship and still has Green Bay as the favorite at 5-2. Notably falling is Dallas from 30-1 to 50-1. Every team's odds

Reports: Bills bring in Trent Richardson

The Bills will work out Trent Richardson Tuesday, according to multiple media reports. LeSean McCoy (hamstring) and Karlos Williams (concussion) are dealing with injuries. Richardson, 25, was released by the Raiders at the end of preseason and has struggled since his breakout 2012 rookie season.

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