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Host nation France squares off against Namibia at the 2023 Rugby World Cup. Watch now on Peacock.
Mike Florio and Chris Simms take a deep dive into what’ll be a “tall order” for the Giants in the 49ers’ home opener on TNF in Week 3.

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  • PHI Running Back #14
    It puts Gainwell on track to return for Monday Night Football against the Bucs after missing Week 2 vs. Minnesota. Gainwell ended up missing only one game, but D’Andre Swift re-proved how much more explosive he is than the Eagles’ coaching staff favorite, turning 31 touches into a ludicrous 181 yards from scrimmage. Gainwell isn’t just going to be mothballed, but it stands to reason Swift probably earned another lead back shot. FLEX finders should be aiming higher than Kenny G for Week 3.
  • MIA Wide Receiver #10
    Hill popped up on Wednesday’s injury report, but we had no knowledge of him dealing with an injury prior to then. Whatever it is he’s working through appears to be minor, as the Dolphins upgraded him to full on Thursday, suggesting he’ll be ready to go for Week 3 against the Broncos. Assuming he plays, Hill can be slotted in as a top five fantasy receiver, as usual.
  • ATL Running Back #84
    Patterson has yet to suit up for a regular season game, and was scratched for Week 2 despite being a full participant in every practice. This thigh injury has hampered Patterson for the last several weeks, and could sideline him again in Week 3 against the Lions. Even if he’s healthy/active, Patterson is completely off the fantasy radar with Bijan Robinson and Tyler Allgeier handling most of the workload.
  • SF Wide Receiver #11
    This was always the most likely outcome after Aiyuk barely practiced on the short week. That, combined with the 49ers operating as massive home favorites make a week of rest by far the most prudent choice for a player believed to be battling a sprained AC joint. That’s an injury players usually gut through, though not always effectively. Aiyuk is at least getting some time off. His absence makes Deebo Samuel a high-end WR2, if not WR1. Jauan Jennings and Ronnie Bell will see the biggest uptick in snaps in Aiyuk’s absence but won’t be on the re-draft radar.
  • NO Quarterback #7
    Whatever concerns the Saints had over Hill’s knee appear to be minor at best. Wednesday marked the first time Hill was on the injury report this season, and he was back practicing in full after just one limited session. Hill has a chance to earn work both on the ground and through the air with Jamaal Williams (hamstring) sidelined for the foreseeable future. As a result, those who can start Hill as a tight end could benefit from a potentially high-volume day.
  • NO Running Back #25
    Barring any setbacks, Miller appears ready for his NFL debut, which will come in Week 3 against the Packers. The dual-threat running back has dealt with knee and hamstring injuries over the last month, and was sidelined for the first two games as a result of those injuries. Now healthy, it’s possible Miller serves as the Saints’ RB1 with Jamaal Williams (hamstring) expected to be sidelined for the next several weeks. Veteran Tony Jones could split snaps with Miller, but Miller is the far more explosive option. Fantasy managers who have been waiting to start Miller should do so with caution in his first week. We wouldn’t recommend playing him outside of deeper leagues.
  • CLE Wide Receiver #2
    Cooper missed Wednesday’s practice but was back and ready to go on Thursday. The Browns’ No. 1 receiver surprised everyone on Monday night after he suited up despite previous reports that he would be out, and turned in a 90 yard outing on seven receptions against the Steelers. With one day of practice left to go, there’s a good chance Cooper will suit up in Week 3 against the Titans. He can be treated as a fringe WR2/WR3 in that matchup.
  • DAL Defensive Back #7
    The injury to Diggs deals a massive blow to the Cowboys and their No. 1 ranked defense. Since being drafted by the team in 2020, Diggs has turned into one of the league’s best ball hawking corners, totaling 18 interceptions in 47 games. Diggs led the league with 11 interceptions in 2021 and already has one interception and one forced fumble this season. The star corner is fresh off signing a five-year, $97 million contract, but will now work on rehabbing to be back at the start of the 2024 season.
  • TEN Running Back #22
    Henry was limited in Wednesday’s practice with a toe injury, so it would appear Thursday’s can be chalked up to the team allowing him to rest his injury. With Friday’s practice still to go, there’s a good chance Henry will be back on the field to close out the week before heading into Sunday’s Week 3 matchup against the Browns. Henry has been slow out of the gate, rushing for 40-143-1 while averaging 3.6 yards per carry. He’ll be a high-upside RB2 if he’s able to go.
  • TEN Wide Receiver #10
    Hopkins wasn’t on Wednesday’s injury report, but popped back up on Thursday with presumably the same ankle injury he’s dealt with since last week. A limited session is still encouraging for his Week 3 outlook against the Browns, but Hopkins struggled to the tune of four receptions for 40 yards last week. If he’s able to play in Week 3, Hopkins could be limited, putting him more in the range of a fringe WR3/WR2.


Analyzing how Akers can elevate Vikings’ offense
Mike Florio explains to Chris Simms why the logistics of the Cam Akers' trade to the Vikings is “one of the most ridiculous trades” he’s ever seen, as well as what this means for Minnesota.

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Premier League

Will Manchester City complete its quest for an unprecedented fourth-straight title?
Check out the Premier League fixtures and results for the 2023-24 season
Erling Haaland is again leading the way. Will he cruise to another Golden Boot?
Everything you need to know about the 2023-24 UEFA Champions League


Get an assist with your draft with the Rotoworld Basketball Draft Guide, which includes player rankings, positional tiers, projections, mock draft and much more!
Tyrese Haliburton and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander look to stamp their names among the fantasy hoops greats in our Rotoworld Fantasy Basketball Draft Guide’s 9-Cat rankings.
Matthew Berry, Jay Croucher and Connor Rogers review Berry’s pass catcher Love/Hate for Week 3, expecting Puka Nacua’s rise to continue, as well as outlooks for A.J. Brown and Evan Engram in favorable matchups.
Matthew Berry, Jay Croucher, and Connor Rogers discuss players landing on Berry’s RB Love/Hate, including Travis Etienne, Kyren Williams, Jahmyr Gibbs, and others.
The 18th Solheim Cup
Everything you need to know about the 2023 Solheim Cup matches, which will take place Sept. 22-24 in Andalucia, Spain.
The Golf Today team shares its initial reaction to the Solheim Cup Friday morning foursomes, announced at the Opening Ceremony.
Here’s how to watch this week’s Solheim Cup and more golf action from the major tours.
With the Solheim Cup set to begin Friday morning, here are the biggest questions to be answered.
The U.S. Solheim Cup captain wishes the two competitions had been tied more closely together this year.
Amy Rodgers, Cara Banks and Paige Mackenzie join Golf Today to break down Team Europe entering the 2023 Solheim Cup and how they stack up against the U.S. squad.
Seven-time U.S. Solheim Cup Cup team member Paula Creamer discusses her past Solheim Cup appearances and the nerves that come into play when playing in the event.


Nate Ryan, Parker Kligerman and Kyle Petty preview the NASCAR Cup Series playoffs Round of 12 opener at Texas, discussing if tire issues will be as common as last year and the impact of this being at 400 miles race.
After dominant performances in the Round of 16, Nate Ryan, Parker Kligerman and Kyle Petty debate between Denny Hamlin and Kyle Larson as the clear favorites for the NASCAR Cup Series Championship.
Nate Ryan, Parker Kligerman and Kyle Petty reflect on Martin Truex Jr.'s poor first round performance in the NASCAR Cup Series playoffs and debate if he returns as a championship favorite with the points reset.
Dr. Diandra studies the stats to find the strengths and weaknesses of the drivers still in the hunt for the Cup Series championship.


Veteran wide receiver Chris Conley will be available for the 49ers on Thursday night.
Packers running back Aaron Jones was back on the practice field Thursday.
Before Bruce Arians unretired to become the head coach of the Buccaneers in 2019, he said he’d return for only one job — the Browns.
Bears quarterback Justin Fields’ comments about why he feels like he played “robotic” in last weekend’s loss to the Buccaneers got a big reaction on Wednesday because they included his feeling that coaching was part of the reason for that feeling.
Big Ten on NBC, Peacock
Todd Blackledge and Noah Eagle preview the Week 4 showdown between Ohio State and Notre Dame, including how Sam Hartman elevates the Irish offense and how the Buckeyes offense is finding its stride.
No. 9 Notre Dame hosts No. 6 Ohio State on Saturday night, the first true test for both teams this season as they look to keep alive Playoff hopes.
Vaughn Dalzell shares how he’s attacking the game of the week between the Ohio State Buckeyes and Notre Dame Fighting Irish.
Brad Thomas and Vaughn Dalzell give bettors their best picks for the entire Week 4 slate of the Big Ten season.
Jason Garrett joins the Notre Dame on NBC Podcast to break down Notre Dame’s upcoming game against Ohio State and what the Fighting Irish must do to beat the Buckeyes on Saturday.
Todd Blackledge and Noah Eagle preview the Big Ten Week 4 matchup between Penn State and Iowa, featuring a young QB in Drew Allar who must maintain his composure and a growing star in Cade McNamara.
Following a tough loss to Washington, Todd Blackledge and Noah Eagle discuss how Michigan State can rebound against Big Ten opponent Maryland in Week 4, who has yet to lose a game.

2023 Rugby World Cup on Peacock

The best of the best are in action in France through October 28th for the 2023 Rugby World Cup.
Relive the action as Italy battles with Uruguay at the 2023 Rugby World Cup.
Check out the best moments as Australia takes on Fiji at the 2023 Rugby World Cup.
Check out the best moments as South Africa takes on Romania at the 2023 Rugby World Cup.


Dave Shovein explores a hot-hitting outfielder that continues to fly under the radar and an outstanding streamer of Thursday’s slate of MLB action.
Jorge Montanez highlights the latest in saves and steals, including Josh Hader’s big week, Ryan Helsley performing, and Bo Naylor providing speed at the catcher position.
The Angels’ two-way star is expected to be available as a hitter on opening day next season and return to the mound in 2025.


Tommy Fleetwood was a part of the European team that lost the last Ryder Cup, and he’s motivated to help take it back in his third appearance.
The Golf Today team shares its initial reaction to the Solheim Cup Friday morning foursomes, announced at the Opening Ceremony.
Entering his sixth Ryder Cup, Justin Rose is ready to help his European teammates however he can in pursuit of something greater than any individual player.
Tyrrell Hatton enters his third Ryder Cup as one of the best ball-strikers in the field, as he tries to help Team Europe win on its home soil at Rome’s Marco Simone Golf & Country Club.
Matt Fitzpatrick’s consistency, poise under pressure and reputation as a closer will help Team Europe in what figures to be a tightly contested 2023 Ryder Cup at Marco Simone Golf & Country Club in Rome.
Amy Rodgers, Cara Banks and Paige Mackenzie join Golf Today to break down Team Europe entering the 2023 Solheim Cup and how they stack up against the U.S. squad.


Prepare for fantasy hoops season and your drafts with Rotoworld’s 2023 Fantasy Basketball Draft Guide preview series!
The Thunder’s youth movement headlines our list of players to reach for in Rotoworld’s Fantasy Basketball Draft Guide.
The Bulls are looking for a big swing, but is sending out LaVine for Lillard really the answer?

College Football

The Maryland Terrapins (3-0) take on the Michigan State Spartans (2-1) this Saturday afternoon on NBC and Peacock.
Notre Dame may need to emulate Michigan to beat Ohio State this weekend, something Irish fans should take as a compliment.
Notre Dame’s next four opponents all remain undefeated, with all four looking likely to be that way when they meet the Irish, obviously beginning with No. 6 Ohio State this Saturday night.


Vaughn Dalzell breaks down his four NFL plays for Week 3 of the NFL season, including Patriots at Jets, plus picks in Thursday, Sunday, and Monday Night Football.
Vaughn Dalzell breaks down why the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are a sneaky bet in the Week 3 Monday Night Football matchup against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Vaughn Dalzell shares the best angle of attack in betting on the Sunday Night Football matchup between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Las Vegas Raiders in Week 3.
Vaughn Dalzell breaks down how to bet on the Week 3 matchup between the New England Patriots and New York Jets.

Brother From Another

Michael Holley, Jim Trotter and Ashley Nicole Moss discuss Micah Parsons’ practice reps on offense, what’s difference for Dallas this year and how expectations shift for the 49ers and Cowboys.
Michael Holley and Jim Trotter explain why Justin Fields’ comments about the Bears’ struggles were an honest characterization of where the organization currently finds itself.
Michael Holley, Jim Trotter and Natalie weigh in on Damian Lillard’s comments about being the NBA’s best point guard and explain why Steph Curry remains the position’s premier option.
Michael Holley and Jim Trotter discuss Jerry Jones’ comments about working to improve minority ownership in the NFL, explaining why the Cowboys’ owner needs to explain himself further.

Local coverage

Protecting the 49ers is not just a way of life for the players, coaches and staff within organization. It goes for the their Faithful fan base as well.
The Bears announced Wednesday Alan Williams resigned as the team’s defensive coordinator.
In the latest Eagles notebook, items on the lackluster passing offense, a mistake by Nick Sirianni and more.
The Angels reportedly are open to trading the three-time MVP this offseason.


Tom Kim shot 64 at Le Golf National, which also hosted the 2018 Ryder Cup.
The most consequential headline for the Bears on Wednesday centered on a sensationalized tweet that grossly exaggerated the comments of quarterback Justin Fields.
The UEFA Europa League and Conference League group stage is here with Premier League clubs Liverpool, Brighton, West Ham and Aston Villa all in action.
The PGA Tour will return to Kapalua on Maui to begin the 2024 season.
Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow had the same answer to every question about his availability for Monday Night Football.