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D.J. Short and Eric Samulski talk about Juan Soto’s move to the Yankees and whether you should take him over Freddie Freeman in upcoming fantasy drafts.
The Golf Central crew reacts to Rory McIlroy’s comments about Jon Rahm’s move to LIV Golf and his ability to play in the Ryder Cup in an interview with Sky Sports’ Jamie Weir.

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  • MIN Wide Receiver #18
    Jefferson’s long-awaited return will come against a Raiders’ secondary that’s allowed more than 300 passing yards over the last two weeks. A hamstring injury that’s sidelined him since Week 5 has kept fantasy managers on edge over the last two months as they await his return, but the league’s top receiver will be back for the fantasy playoff push. Jefferson was his normal dominant self before going down, catching 36 passes for 571 yards and three touchdowns. He should be back to his normal WR1 self with Josh Dobbs now at the helm.
  • KC Running Back #10
    The Chiefs will be without one of their biggest playmakers in one of their biggest matchups of the season, as Pacheco has already been ruled out for Week 14’s contest against the Bills. Pacheco has handled 58 percent of the Chiefs’ backfield rush attempts this season, with Clyde Edwards-Helaire coming in second with 14 percent of the team’s carries. With Pacheco out, we’d expected Edwards-Helaire, a former first-round pick, to handle the majority of early-down rushes while Jerick McKinnon serves as the third-down/pass-catching back. McKinnon posted a career-high 56 receptions for 512 yards last season and was one of Patrick Mahomes’ favorite targets down the stretch. He could have some high-end RB3 upside in PPR leagues in a game that should feature plenty of scoring.
  • CLE Wide Receiver #2
    Cooper returned to practice on Friday after missing the Browns’ previous two practices this week. Even a limited session gives him a shot at clearing the league’s concussion protocol before Sunday. It wasn’t always pretty, but Joe Flacco gave the Browns’ passing attack a minor spark in Week 13. If Cooper is available and Flacco is announced as the starter, Cooper will rank as a WR2 once again for his matchup with the Jags.
  • CLE Quarterback #17
    We’ll likely have an answer on the Browns’ Week 14 starter before Sunday, but Stefanski continues to play things close to the vest. DTR has started three games for the Browns this season, going 1-2 in his starts while throwing for 420 yards, one touchdown, and four interceptions in those starts. While they didn’t secure a win last week with Joe Flacco under center, the Browns’ offense looked much better with the veteran at the helm. Flacco likely has the inside edge to start on Sunday, although we can’t say that with too much certainty at this time.
  • BAL Quarterback #8
    Jackson missed Thursday’s practice with an illness — a common occurrence for the Ravens QB. According to head coach John Harbaugh, Jackson is fully recovered from his illness — a good sign for this weekend. Jackson should be good to go for Week 14 against the Rams. Rotoworld’s Denny Carter broke down Jackson’s matchup against LA in the Week 14 Funnel Defense Report.
  • HOU Tight End #86
    Schultz wasn’t able to practice this week as he recovers from a hamstring issue he picked up a few weeks ago. His absence will make Brevin Jordan the Texans’ primary pass-catching tight end this week against the Jets. In Week 13, Jordan ran a route on 24 of C.J. Stroud’s 34 drop backs and caught three of five targets for 64 yards. Jordan is a top streaming option for Week 14.
  • JAX Wide Receiver #13
    Kirk will miss at least four weeks while on IR. He injured his core during Monday night’s loss to the Bengals and could require surgery, according to head coach Doug Pederson. Fantasy managers should expect to be without Kirk for the remainder of the 2023 season. Parker Washington will operate as the team’s primary slot wideout in Kirk’s absence. Washington caught six passes for 61 yards and a touchdown in Week 13 against the Bengals.
  • CLE Wide Receiver #2
    A Friday practice — even a limited session — is good news for Cooper’s Week 14 availability against the Jaguars. He had not practiced all week after being put into the league’s concussion protocol following his Week 13 brain injury. Cooper would be a high-end WR3 play against the Jags if he can suit up.
  • CLE Tight End #85
    The team had given Njoku rest days for his lingering knee issue on Wednesday and Thursday. A return for Friday’s practice should mean Njoku plays his usual role in the Cleveland offense this week against the Jaguars. He was second on the team with six targets in Joe Flacco’s first start in Week 13 against the Rams.
  • JAX Quarterback #16
    Lawrence, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, has to “prove a lot” to the Jacksonville coaching staff before he gets the starting nod against the Browns this Sunday. Even if he plays, Lawrence will likely be hobbled and far less than 100 percent. C.J. Beathard, battling a left shoulder injury he sustained Monday night against the Bengals, would start for the Jaguars if Lawrence can’t go.

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Format, money were factors in Rahm joining LIV
Rex Hoggard joins Golf Central to share his thoughts on Jon Rahm officially joining LIV Golf and offer details on what Rahm said pushed him to make the change as well as the impact on the golf world.

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Premier League

Check out the Premier League fixtures and results for the 2023-24 season
Will Manchester City complete its quest for an unprecedented fourth-straight title?
The Premier League action is in full flow as we forge straight into December with European competitions complicating the prediction picture.

NFL

Tight end Dawson Knox could be back in the Bills lineup this Sunday.
Will Eagles head of security Dom DiSandro be patrolling the sidelines in Dallas on Sunday night?
The Bengals gave their playoff hopes a shot in the arm with a Monday night win over the Jaguars and those hopes would get another one with a win over the Colts this Sunday.
2023 Heisman Finalists
Here is everything you need to know about the 2023 Heisman Trophy race, including finalitsts, betting favorites, voting process, history and more.
The 2023 Heisman Trophy finalists were announced Monday night, and none of the four are surprises.
Noah Eagle and Todd Blackledge preview the Michigan State-Ohio State matchup and discuss how star WR Marvin Harrison Jr. can continue to improve his chances of winning the Heisman Trophy.
The Big Ten College Countdown crew discusses Heisman frontrunners, including Oregon QB Bo Nix and how he compares to LSU QB Jayden Daniels and Washington QB Michael Penix Jr.
Michael Holley and Reeta Hubbard go over the list of Heisman Trophy finalists and who should be the front runners to win the coveted award.
Connor Rogers breaks down the tape of Ohio State wide receiver Marvin Harrison Jr. and explains why the second-generation pass-catcher will be a top prospect in the 2024 NFL Draft.
Jayden Daniels received 35 of the 51 first-place votes and 130 total points from AP Top 25 poll voters.

Rotoworld

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Matthew Berry, Connor Rogers and Jay Croucher analyze what went wrong for Mitch Trubisky and the Steelers offense in the team’s Thursday Night Football loss to the Patriots.
Matthew Berry, Connor Rogers and Jay Croucher break down the Patriots’ TNF win vs. the Steelers, including the stellar play of Bailey Zappe, who threw three touchdowns in the first half alone.
Kyle Dvorchak breaks down his fantasy football starts and sits for Week 14 of the 2023 NFL season.

NBA

He saw what Giannis Antetokounmpo did in Milwaukee and wants the Pacers to follow that model.
Who’s tired and who’s wired in Week 7?

College Football

The College Football Transfer Portal is underway. Here is a one-stop shop to track which big-name players are on the move this offseason.
The move marks a return for the 49-year-old Manny Diaz to the ACC as well as to the state of North Carolina.
Quickly after Jonathan Smith left, Oregon State promoted defensive coordinator Trent Bray to head coach.
Running back Jason Brown (Seattle, Washington/ O’Dea High School), the Arizona State University commit, was officially honored as a 2024 All-American during a virtual jersey presentation as part of the sixth week of the Road to the Dome digital series.

College Basketball

Bronny James returned to full-contact basketball practice on Thursday for the first time since suffering cardiac arrest in July.
Caitlin Clark scored 35 points and moved past 3,000 overall, but it was her passing that helped fourth-ranked Iowa pull away from rival Iowa State and secure a 67-58 victory Wednesday night.
President Charlie Baker said he’s trying to make the NCAA more proactive than reactive.
UNLV’s basketball game at Dayton was canceled because of a mass shooting earlier in the day at the Las Vegas school.

MLB

Shohei Ohtani, Yoshinobu Yamamoto, Cody Bellinger, and Blake Snell highlight this year’s class of free agents.
Matthew Pouliot offers rankings and writeups of MLB’s top 111 free agents, from Shohei to Shelby.
D.J. Short and Eric Samulski look at Craig Kimbrel heading to the Baltimore Orioles, where he looks like a solid closer option for fantasy managers.
D.J. Short and Eric Samulski give you the latest on the landing spots for Shohei Ohtani and Yoshinobu Yamamoto, where the former is moving quickly to make a deal and the latter may take a little longer.

Motor Sports

Dawn Burlew is the first woman to hold the position.
Out of 9,300 laps run in the 2023 season, here are five laps that stand out.
Eli Tomac on Jett Lawrence: “Everyone knows about the perfect season, so I’m excited to get out there with him on the track.”
Anthony Alfredo spent the 2022 season with Our Motorsports

Betting

Jay Croucher and Drew Dinsick are both backing underdogs on the moneyline in Week 14, with Jay taking the Jets while getting ‘enough’ from Zach Wilson and Drew riding with the Bills against the Chiefs on Bet the Edge.
Jay Croucher and Drew Dinsick explain why the Seattle Seahawks are a solid bet at +10.5 on the road against the San Francisco 49ers despite a talent difference between the two teams.
The Thursday Night Football matchup between the Pittsburgh Steelers and New England Patriots should be ugly, and Vaughn Dalzell and Drew Dinsick are accordingly taking the under (set at 30 by DraftKings Sportsbook).

Golf

PGA Tour and LPGA players will team in this inaugural event. Here is who is competing and the format in play.
Here’s a look at the players who earned LPGA cards for next season through qualifying.
Rex Hoggard and Ryan Lavner discuss Jon Rahm’s decision to leave the PGA Tour for LIV Golf.
Rory McIlroy believes that Jon Rahm, despite his jump to LIV Golf, should be able to play the 2025 Ryder Cup.
Jon Rahm held a press conference with select media to discuss why he signed with LIV Golf.
Dan Patrick thinks that, unless the PGA and LIV Tour finally merge in the near future, Jon Rahm could quickly be forgotten after cashing in on his reported $600 million switch.

Brother From Another

Michael Holley and Mike Hill critique Jayson Tatum’s top 7 NBA players of all-time list and explain why greats like Tim Duncan and Wilt Chamberlain are hard to leave out of the conversation.
Michael Holley and Mike Hill discuss Trevor Lawrence not being taken to the locker room on a cart after his ankle injury on Monday night and how the Jacksonville Jaguars “have to protect the player from himself.”
Mike Hill and Michael Holley break down David Carr’s recent comments about Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts and explain why Carr’s take is “insensitive” and “lazy.”
Mike Jones joins Brother From Another to explain why the New England Patriots are struggling so mightily on offense and why Bill Belichick’s future as a head coach is uncertain.

Local coverage

Could the Patriots wind up with two first-round picks in next year’s draft?
The 49ers do not want linebacker Dre Greenlaw to make any dramatic adjustments to the way he plays the game.
If there’s one thing to know about a Jason Kelce speech — it’s that you’re going to feel something because of it.
Robbie Gould was one of the best to ever suit up for the Bears.

Latest

The Buccaneers will be heading into Sunday’s divisional matchup with the Falcons without a couple of key defensive players.
Former Jaguars executive Amit Patel allegedly embezzled more than $22 million from the team.