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Love/Hate: Thanks for the matchups!

In a season of injuries and first-round busts, Matthew Berry says fantasy owners can be thankful for matchups against the Eagles or the Saints. But first, about those pool noodles ...

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4hVictoria Matiash

DraftKings NHL: Best buys for Nov. 27

Need some lineup advice for DraftKings NHL DFS contests on Nov. 27? Check out Victoria Matiash's best buys at various salary levels.

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2dRenee Miller

NFL daily fantasy flex plays for Week 12

Renee Miller identifies top options to use in the flex spot of your DFS lineup in Week 12, including safe, upside and value plays.

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4hJim McCormick and Jeff Ratcliffe

Fantasy football: IDP rankings for Week 12

Jim McCormick and Jeff Ratcliffe provide their IDP rankings for Week 12, including Jaguars linebacker Telvin Smith cracking the top three at the position.

Robert Turbin a clear handcuff in fantasy (1:21)

Fantasy Focus: Worried about Pats injuries?

Matthew Berry, Field Yates and Stephania Bell discuss who the Kimmy Gibbler of the podcast is, the latest on Danny Amendola and the rest of the injuries around the NFL.

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3dJoe Kaiser

Kaiser: Sell-high fantasy NBA candidates

Joe Kaiser, along with Kevin Pelton, looks at players who were off to hot starts and determines whether fantasy owners should trade them now or hold.

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Karabell: Top 10 RB handcuffs

Eric Karabell breaks down running back situations in which the backup has fantasy value, and ranks his top 10 RB handcuffs. The Seahawks' Thomas Rawls comes in No. 1.

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2dKC Joyner

Fantasy: Megatron among top trade targets

KC Joyner identifies four high-upside fantasy players to target based on statistical trends and remaining schedules, including Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson.

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3dJeff Ratcliffe

Fantasy: Top D/ST, IDP pickups for Week 12

Jeff Ratcliffe offers helpful tiers to rate all of the NFL's D/ST units -- led by the Panthers' and Cardinals' defenses -- for Week 12, and identifies IDPs to pick up.

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9dBradford Doolittle

Trend Watch: DeRozan's career-best start

Bradford Doolittle provides his latest fantasy trend watch of the season, weighing in on DeMar DeRozan, Nikola Mirotic and Ty Lawson.

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4dJoe Kaiser

Kaiser: Ty Lawson no longer a fantasy asset

Joe Kaiser provides his latest installment of a series looking at overvalued and undervalued players. He writes why Ty Lawson is being used far too often.


Fantasy Weekly: Previewing Week 12

Anita Marks and Aaron Schatz break down all the injuries you need to know, discuss waiver wire pick ups and which teams have the most fantasy friendly playoff schedule.

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16dEric Karabell

AFL notes: Profar, Meadows, Frazier climbing

Eric Karabell discusses Arizona Fall League performers such as the Rangers' Jurickson Profar, who is still an intriguing prospect.

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3dTristan H. Cockcroft

Consistency Ratings heading into Week 12

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


Lions grant dying man's wish

The Lions' blowout win over the Eagles on Thanksgiving meant something special to one fan in particular: Chris Liwak, who sat in club seats and watched part of the game with Hall of Fame CB Lem Barney. 'A loyal fan'

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Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

The Chiefs have ruled De'Anthony Thomas out of Sunday's game against the Bills. But they left open the possibility that Charcandrick West, who did not practice all week, could be available.

Eric D. Williams ESPN Staff Writer 

The Chargers ruled G D.J. Fluker (concussion) out for Sunday's game vs. Jaguars. T King Dunlap (ankle) is doubtful. DL Corey Liuget (foot) and NT Sean Lissemore (concussion) are questionable. S Eric Weddle (groin), TE Antonio Gates (hip), TE Ladarius Green (ankle), LB Manti Te'o (ankle), WR Malcom Floyd (shoulder) and S Jahleel Addae (concussion) are probable.

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Cardinals LB LaMarr Woodley partially tore his pec three weeks ago, Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said. The two have talked about Woodley returning to Arizona next year. He will be an unrestricted free agent in March.

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Its probably likely that new Cardinals DT Red Bryant will get some snaps Sunday, coach Bruce Arians said.

Tom Brady as you've never seen him

When your dad jumps out of a leaf pile dressed as a turkey to surprise (scare?) you, it's pretty cool. When your dad is Tom Brady, it's even cooler.


Tania Ganguli ESPN Staff Writer 

The Texans have 16 players listed as probable. Nobody is questionable, nobody is doubtful and nobody is out. This is the first time all season the Texans haven't had anyone listed as anything other than probable.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Saints coach Sean Payton said it was actually Keenan Lewis' lingering sports hernia/hip issue that landed him on injured reserve even more than his MCL injury. Said recovery times vary on sports hernias, based on the injury specifics and the nature of the position. Said harder for a CB with the need to cut and change direction.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

Rams coach Jeff Fisher said QB Case Keenum has not yet cleared concussion protocol. Keenum is going to be questionable for Sunday. As of now, Nick Foles projecting as starter but Fisher said Keenum will be examined further and they'll see how Keenum feels Saturday.

ICYMI: Cam Newton won't stop dancing

The Panthers QB rushed for another TD in Thursday's win over the Cowboys. So he busted out some more dance moves.


James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

Dolphins leading WR Jarvis Landry is listed as questionable with a knee injury for Sunday's game against the Jets. However, interim head coach Dan Campbell (pictured) said he feels good about Landry's chances to play.

ICYMI: Curry cheers on other undefeated

Warriors star Stephen Curry was more than a little pumped on Thanksgiving when Panthers LB Luke Kuechly took one back to the house against the Cowboys and kept Carolina a perfect 11-0.


Full offseason should heal Tony Romo

Stephania Bell explains why the Cowboys QB should be fine for next year despite suffering another clavicle injury.


Jeff Legwold ESPN Staff Writer 

Dutch DJ Tiesto at Broncos practice today -- his tour schedule says he's in Miami Dec.3 and São Paulo on Dec. 4. But he took some photos and hit the Broncos merchandise shop.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Staff Writer 

On the field for Broncos DeMarcus Ware is not practicing Friday and not expected to play Sunday night against the Patriots. Evan Mathis (ankle) was back in practice after missing two days and wide receiver Emnanuel Sanders was moving far better at practice than he was at this point last week.

Romo has hairline fracture; out for year

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones confirmed today that QB Tony Romo has a hairline fracture in his left collarbone (via 105.3 The Fan in Dallas). Romo, who missed seven games with a broken left collarbone suffered in Week 2, is done for the season, per ESPN's Todd Archer.


John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Redskins coach Jay Gruden confirmed that Chris Culliver tore his ACL and MCL in his right knee and is out for the season. Compounding his absence: Bashaud Breeland missed practice Friday because he was sick. He's listed as questionable for Sunday's game vs. New York.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets head coach Todd Bowles has ruled Darrelle Revis (concussion) out. Center Nick Mangold (hand laceration) is probable to play Miami

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons coach Dan Quinn said RB Devonta Freeman (concussion), K Matt Bryant (quad), and WR Leonard Hankerson (hamstring) out Sunday vs. Vikings. Rookie Tevin Coleman to replace Freeman; vet Shayne Graham replaces Bryant.

Ed Werder @Edwerderespn

Tony Romo accepted risk of re-injury to play as I imagine every #NFL QB would. He also was cleared first by one of league's top med staffs

Mike Rodak @mikerodak

Rex Ryan said Kyle Williams' knee is not responding to treatment and his season is likely over.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

A 6-year-old Redskins fan attended practice Friday: Sean Hachmann from South Riding, Va. Hachmann put on a little show on the sidelines catching passes from family members. He suffers from a rare kidney disease called nephrotic syndrome but thanks to family connections he was able to attend the practice. After a stint playing pro football and hockey he'd like to talk sports for a living. Yes, on ESPN.

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

Mike Pettine declines to discuss the Johnny Manziel situation. The Browns coach said he has already addressed the situation about trust and accountability being the issues, and declined to comment any further.