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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!"


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

Jackson suffers high ankle sprain

Seahawks RB Fred Jackson has a high ankle sprain, he told ESPN's Josina Anderson in a text. Jackson suffered the injury Monday night vs. the Lions and is hoping to "be back asap." This leaves Thomas Rawls as the only healthy running back on the active roster.

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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Why to temper Bengals expectations

Cincinnati's offense has boasted a number of big scorers early in the fantasy season with the likes of Andy Dalton, A.J. Green and Tyler Eifert, but ESPN's Mike Clay says to temper expectations for the next few weeks. Tips on all 32 teams (Insider)

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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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Austin, Gurley make dynamic duo

ESPN's John Clayton believes with Todd Gurley in the backfield and Tavon Austin on the outside, the St. Louis Rams may have the offense they've been waiting for.


Vikings trade LB to 49ers

The Vikings traded LB Gerald Hodges to the 49ers for a 6th-round draft pick and center Nick Easton, GM Rick Spielman announced Tuesday. With the move, rookie 2nd-round pick Eric Kendricks will likely start at MLB.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

The Chicago Bears officially placed center Will Montgomery on injured reserve with a fractured fibula.

NFL Week 4 in emojis

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


Le'Veon Bell's greatest hurdle

Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell shares his story about the day that threatened his NFL dream and the mom who showed him how to overcome obstacles


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 Wells ESPN Staff Writer 

Chuck Pagano said Andrew Luck threw in practice today and that he took the majority of the snaps.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Former Miami Dolphins Pro Bowl punter Brandon Fields has signed with the Saints, according to his agent Ian Greengross. The Saints need a temporary replacement for their own Pro Bowl punter, Thomas Morstead, who strained his quadriceps Sunday night.

Bills accuse Beckham of throwing punches

They say he did it after plays in the Giants' 24-10 win in Buffalo Sunday. LB Preston Brown said, "That's what he does. He'll get away it. He's the 'golden boy' of the league. He's on the cover of Madden. Sometimes, you get away with stuff like that." (The Buffalo News)

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Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions HC Jim Caldwell said he doesn't want the batted ball play to linger. Said they saw ball fumbled and then saw the ball batted out. Caldwell is trying to eliminate the distraction of it. He is going to tell players not to talk about it. He spoke with Dean Blandino.

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

Father time can wait for Raiders

Charles Woodson and Sebastion Janikowski may be at the end of their long careers, but they're not done being impact players in Oakland just yet.


Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

It's no surprise LB Vincent Rey is the Bengals' leading tackler with 36. According to Pro Football Focus, he's appeared on 279 of Cincy's 282 defensive snaps. Said DC Paul Guenther: "Vinny's a good guy to have on your team because he can play different positions. He's playing a lot right now for sure."

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."


MRI shows no damage for Lions' Ebron

Lions TE Eric Ebron, after having an MRI on Tuesday, did not suffer any damage to his left knee, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Caplan. Full story

Mike Wells ESPN Staff Writer 

Andrew Luck Watch at practice turned out to be nothing. He was not out at practice today.

Mike Wells ESPN Staff Writer 

Doesn't look like Pro Bow CB Vontae Davis is practicing for the second straight day.