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Behind the wide receivers’ numbers shift

[ad_1] Keyshawn Johnson sought two outcomes from his NFL career. He aspired to be a great football player, of course. But he also wanted the world to know that he was a great football player. Johnson needed a brand, and his instincts to develop one were perfect.A wide receiver out of USC who was projected as the top pick of the 1996 draft, Johnson knew fans wouldn't see his face
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Fantasy football – Raheem Mostert, James Washington among streaming options for Week 14

[ad_1] Each week of the NFL campaign, we will sift through the deeper options at each position with an eye toward identifying streaming fantasy commodities with valuable matchups to consider.Do you need replacement options for injured players? Or are you merely dealing with depth issues? We have some choice names to consider for those seeking widely available options at each position.QuarterbackRyan Tannehill, Tennessee Titans (21.4% rostered; at Raiders)The Titans are
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Fantasy intel for all 32 NFL teams ahead of Week 14

[ad_1] 12:52 AM ETMike ClayESPN Writer CloseFantasy football, NFL analyst for ESPN.com Member of Pro Football Writers of America Founding director of Pro Football Focus Fantasy 2013 FSTA award winner for most accurate preseason rankingsThe Fantasy 32 analyzes the NFL from a fantasy perspective, with at least one mention of each of the league's 32 teams. Though efficiency will be discussed plenty, the column will lean heavily on usage data,
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Raheem Mostert, Jack Doyle among top fantasy football free-agent finds for Week 14

[ad_1] 12:55 PM ETField YatesESPN Insider CloseField Yates has previous experience interning with the New England Patriots on both their coaching and scouting staffs. A graduate of Wesleyan University (CT), he is a regular contributor to ESPN Boston's Patriots coverage and ESPN Insider.Playoffs?Playoffs!We've made it to the postseason of the fantasy football season and I suspect most of you reading this are, well, in the playoffs. Congrats! (For those of
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Tom Brady is showing signs of a decline. Is it real or another mirage?

[ad_1] The Patriots win with such a frequency that any rare loss becomes a cause for temporary concern, but Sunday night's 28-22 defeat to the Texans seems more ominous than most. While the defense struggled to keep Deshaun Watson from finding secondary targets like Duke Johnson and Kenny Stills for big plays, the Patriots' offense was hopeless for most of the first three quarters.After kicking a field goal on their
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Week 13 NFL overreactions – The Jaguars’ Foles problem, and Kitchens will be one-and-done

[ad_1] A lot of air went out of a lot of NFL balloons in Week 13. If you're a fan of the Browns, Chargers, Colts, Raiders, Panthers, Jaguars or even Eagles, Sunday was a tough day for whatever remaining hope this season held for you.Not that all of those teams are cooked, mind you. But Sunday was some level of gut punch for all of those teams if they were
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Sunday’s fantasy football inactives watch — Who’s in and who’s out?

[ad_1] 7:06 AM ETAJ MassESPN Staff Writer CloseFantasy football, baseball and college basketball contributor. Author of book, "Yes, It's Hot in Here."To help you set your lineups and avoid starting a player who won't take the field, we will post fantasy-relevant updates and analysis here as NFL teams release their inactives lists, typically about 90 minutes before kickoff. Any rankings cited in this column come from our ESPN Fantasy staff
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The Rams have major salary-cap issues. Is their title window already closing?

[ad_1] Going "all-in" is a popular expression, but the 2019 Los Angeles Rams really were. After Monday Night's brutal loss to the red-hot Baltimore Ravens, it appears as if the Rams are almost all-out -- out of the hunt for the playoffs and a return to the Super Bowl.The ESPN Football Power Index gives the Rams an 8.8% chance to make the playoffs. Barring a surprise comeback in their final
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Don’t count out the Dallas Cowboys yet

[ad_1] Dallas Cowboys fans are in a panic. Losing a close game to the Patriots in Foxborough, Massachusetts, was one thing, but a 26-15 loss to the Bills at home on Thanksgiving ruined dinners across America. It's beginning to feel like a lost season for a Cowboys team that before the season expected to contend for a Super Bowl. You can tell things aren't going well when the in-game news
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Week 13 NFL game picks, schedule guide, playoff scenarios and more

[ad_1] The Week 13 NFL slate is stacked with great matchups. Our NFL Nation reporters bring us the keys to every game, a bold prediction for each matchup and final score predictions.Additionally, ESPN Stats & Information provides a stat to know for each game, and the Football Power Index (FPI) goes inside the numbers with a matchup rating (on a scale of 1 to 100) and a game projection. ESPN