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Zach Johnson discusses the Friday foursome matches for Day 1 of the Ryder Cup, why he didn’t pick Jordan Spieth or Justin Thomas and more.
Patrick Daugherty ranks and evaluates all of Week 4’s top plays at quarterback, running back, receiver, tight end, kicker and defense.

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  • IND Quarterback #5
    Richardson was back on the field Thursday after logging a full practice on Wednesday, and just needs to be cleared by an independent neurologist to have a chance to play in Week 4 against the Rams. Richardson getting cleared in time for Sunday’s matchup against the Rams feels like a foregone conclusion, but we’ll know the official word soon. If he’s active, Richardson will be a fringe QB1 against a Rams defense that has allowed a mere 12.6 fantasy points per game to opposing QBs through three weeks.
  • MIA Wide Receiver #17
    Waddle practiced in full on Wednesday, suggesting he was nearing the end of his time in concussion protocol. The Dolphins No. 2 receiver was sidelined for the team’s 70-20 win over the Broncos last week, but should be ready to go for a divisional showdown against the Bills in what marks one of the bigger games on the young season. Waddle will have high end WR2 upside in a game that projects to be a shootout between two of the league’s best offenses.
  • NYG Running Back #26
    With the Giants not playing until Monday night, Thursday marks the team’s first practice of the week. Barkley will presumably practice in a limited capacity, as the team looks to evaluate his status ahead of Week 4’s matchup against the Seahawks. We may not know more on his official status until closer to game day, so these practices will be something to monitor throughout the week. If Barkley is unable to go, Matt Breida could have some deep flex appeal, but it’s worth noting he had only seven touches in Week 3.
  • NO Quarterback #4
    Speaking with media, Carr said of his injury, “I do anything and everything I can with my rehab, everything with the trainers, I’m going to do everything I can to be out there with my guys and if I can play, I’ll play.” Carr’s injury is to his throwing shoulder, so until he can function enough to make all of the throws, we’d expect him to be sidelined in favor of Jameis Winston. Carr is considered week-to-week with his injury, and could be sidelined beyond Week 4’s matchup against the Bucccaneers.
  • GB Wide Receiver #9
    This should serve as an immediate red flag to fantasy managers who were hoping to roll out Watson in his first game back. The Packers boast the eighth-highest scoring offense in the league through three weeks, and have gotten by just fine without Watson. While his return will bolster the passing game, the 2-1 Packers probably don’t feel much urgency to rush Watson back to action after he spent nearly three full weeks recovering from a hamstring injury. Unless you’re desperate for a spark, Watson may be best left on fantasy benches in Week 4.
  • DET Running Back #5
    After previously reporting Montgomery would miss Thursday night’s contest, Pelissero took to social media to correct his report, saying Montgomery is expected to play vs. the Packers. Montgomery’s return will likely relegate Jahmyr Gibbs back to more of a backup role in Week 4, after Montgomery had 38 opportunities to Gibbs’ 25 through the first two weeks. Montgomery will have RB2 upside against the Pack on Thursday night, while Gibbs could be more of a boom/bust RB3.
  • GB Wide Receiver #9
    Watson’s first action of 2023 will come in prime time when the Packers play host to the Lions on Thursday night. The second-year receiver steps into an offense that’s averaging 26.7 points per game, with Jordan Love throwing for 655 yards, seven touchdowns and one interception through the first three weeks. Watson will be best trusted as a WR2 in his season debut, as Love has shown a knack to spread the ball around early on.
  • DET Running Back #5
    Fire up Jahmyr Gibbs for another week, as the rookie would be in line to receive the bulk of the touches if Montgomery is sidelined. Gibbs handled 58 percent of the backfield touches in the Lions’ Week 3 win over the Falcons and finished the day with 82 yards from scrimmage. Montgomery was listed as a limited participant in practice throughout the week, and could be in line for Week 5’s matchup against the Panthers.
  • GB Running Back #33
    Jones nearly gave it a go in Week 3 against the Saints but was ultimately held out for an additional week. The return of the Packers’ No. 1 back will be a welcomed one, as the team’s ground game has struggled during his two-week absence. Jones is nearly three full weeks removed from his injury, and should have some high-end RB2 upside against a Lions defense that’s allowing 18 fantasy points per game to opposing running backs.
  • ARI Running Back #6
    Conner has been the Cardinals’ workhorse back this season, handling 58 touches for the team in three games. A limited practice leaves a low cause for concern, but Conner’s situation is one to monitor as the 28-year-old’s physical playstyle and age may be catching up to him. If he can’t go in Week 4 against the 49ers, Keaontay Ingram is next up with flex upside. Otherwise, Conner can be played as an RB2.


Lions-Packers is Love’s chance to silence haters
Mike Florio and Chris Simms spell out why this is a critically important game for the NFC North, after the Lions defeated the Packers in the last game of the season, and how this is a key opportunity for Jordan Love.

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Premier League

Will Manchester City complete its quest for an unprecedented fourth-straight title?
The Magpies aim to keep forward Premier League momentum going against a Burnley side aching for a league win.
Manchester United will hope to have Crystal Palace seeing double in a Premier League rematch of a midweek League Cup tie at Old Trafford
Check out the Premier League fixtures and results for the 2023-24 season
The 44th Ryder Cup
Frequently asked questions about the Ryder Cup, which is being held this year at Marco Simone in Rome, Italy.
The 44th edition of the Ryder Cup is set for Sept. 29-Oct. 1 at Marco Simone. Here’s a closer look at the U.S. team.
The 44th edition of the Ryder Cup is set for Sept. 29-Oct. 1 at Marco Simone. Here’s a closer look at the European team.
Check out the 2023 Ryder Cup Best Bets from Brad Thomas
A breakdown of the match-play formats used in the Ryder Cup, which pits a team of 12 U.S. men vs. a team of 12 European-born men.
Live From The Ryder Cup discusses the impact that a win for the U.S. Team will have after the creation of the task force to empower players and increase continuity.
The Live From crew shares initial reactions to the United States’ opening pairings at the 2023 Ryder Cup.


Get an assist with your draft with the Rotoworld Basketball Draft Guide, which includes player rankings, positional tiers, projections, mock draft and much more!
Matthew Berry breaks down his Love/Hate players for Week 4 and atones for some of the mistakes he’s made throughout the year.
Matthew Berry, Connor Rogers, and Jay Croucher sift through the latest player injury news in the NFL ahead of Week 4, and update the statuses of Aaron Jones, Christian Watson, and David Montgomery for TNF.
Dave Shovein takes a look at a legendary slugger playing in his final three games this weekend and a strong streaming option for Thursday’s slate.


The Cup and Xfinity Series teams will celebrate NASCAR’s 30th year racing at Indianapolis.
There are nine drivers who won last year but haven’t reached victory lane this season. Dustin Long, Brad Daugherty, and Parker Kligerman debate who has the best chance among them to rectify it, including Chase Elliott.
Kubota will continue to serve as a primary partner of both Trackhouse Racing drivers.
A spot in the Round of 8 is on the line for the Cup Series drivers.


Buccaneers punter Jake Camarda has been named NFC special teams player of the month.
Chris Simms and Mike Florio preview over the AFC West rivalry between the Las Vegas Raiders and Los Angeles Chargers, where both teams have question marks on defense entering Sunday’s showdown.

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 from Uruguay and Namibia’s matchup at the 2023 Rugby World Cup.
See the full highlights from Wales and Australia’s matchup at the 2023 Rugby World Cup.
See the full highlights from Scotland and Tonga’s matchup at the 2023 Rugby World Cup.


Jorge Montanez goes through an end-of-season ranking of all the closers in the final edition of Saves and Steals for the 2023 season.
Ronald Acuña Jr. soaked up the cheers from the home crowd after becoming the charter member of the 40-70 club.
As the Cleveland crowd chanted for him like never before, Terry Francona tipped his cap to salute their 11 years together.
Dave Shovein looks at a solid streaming option for Wednesday’s MLB slate and a rookie slugger that has been punishing opposing pitchers.


Check out the best shots and moments from the third day of Solheim Cup action, where the U.S. and Europe go head-to-head in singles match play resulting in a thrilling finish for Europe.
Carlota Ciganda birdies the par-3 17th to defeat Nelly Korda and capture the 14th point for Team Europe, who retains the Solheim Cup.
Angel Yin birdies the par-3 hole No. 17, and Celine Boutier misses her birdie putt, winning the match for Team U.S. and earning a point at the Solheim Cup.
Team Europe’s Leona Maguire stayed hot on Sunday in Spain, battling back from an early deficit in her singles match against Team USA’s Rose Zhang during Day 3 of the 2023 Solheim Cup.
Leona Maguire put on a show during Sunday singles at the 2023 Solheim Cup with the highlight being a long-distance eagle bomb at the par-4 14th, set up by a stellar drive.
Check out the best shots and moments from the second day of Solheim Cup action, where the U.S. and Europe split foursomes but the Europeans won three of four four-ball matches to square things up heading into Sunday.


Prepare for fantasy hoops season and your drafts with Rotoworld’s 2023 Fantasy Basketball Draft Guide preview series!
Boston is reportedly interested, while the Clippers and Heat would be good fits.
Check out the first few rounds of a 16-team, 9-Cat industry mock draft, which is part of the new Rotoworld Basketball Draft Guide.

College Football

Brad Thomas and the College Football Betting Team are back with another round of the Big Ten Betting Power Rankings
Duke has long been a college football doormat, enjoying only a year or two of success at a time and usually decades apart. Mike Elko has conjured up two seasons of success in only his second season as Blue Devils head coach. Can he continue that stretch as an underdog this Saturday night?
Michigan State fired Mel Tucker on Wednesday, saying the suspended football coach failed to present adequate reasons why he should not be fired for cause after having what he described as consensual phone sex with an activist and rape survivor.
The Michigan State Spartans (2-2) face the Iowa Hawkeyes (3-1) this Saturday night on NBC and Peacock.


Brad Thomas and the College Football Betting Team are back with another round of the Big Ten Betting Power Rankings
Vaughn Dalzell breaks down Oregon State vs. Utah, plus three Big Ten team totals worth locking in and sweating out for the College Football Week 5 slate.
Vaughn Dalzell breaks down how he’s attacking the NFC North matchup between the Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers on Thursday Night Football.
Notre Dame has won 29 straight games against ACC opponents, but Vaughn Dalzell and Drew Dinsick believe Duke can put up a fight against the Fighting Irish.

Brother From Another

Natalie joins Brother From Another to explain why she believes Las Vegas Aces star A’ja Wilson was ‘snubbed’ and should have won WNBA MVP in 2023.
Natalie joins Michael Holley and Reeta Hubbard to discuss Damian Lillard reportedly joining the Milwaukee Bucks and why Lillard has new expectations after the blockbuster move.
Reeta Hubbard and Natalie make their predictions for the WNBA Playoff series between the New York Liberty and Connecticut Sun, dicsussing how the two teams match up the series tied at 1-1.
Robert Mays joins Michael Holley and Reeta Hubbard to discuss what’s going wrong with the Chicago Bears and if the team will move on from quarterback Justin Fields in the near future.

Local coverage

The Bucks, Blazers and Suns sent shockwaves through the NBA on Wednesday, but the Warriors slept through the Damian Lillard trade tremors.
The teams that win it all need contributions up and down the roster. The Phillies showed that in Tuesday’s clincher.
The Cubs fell behind the Braves early on Wednesday night, but they tied the game in a bizarre scene that resulted in manager Brian Snitker being ejected.
As their East foes deal with turbulence and uncertainty, the Celtics are set up to capitalize on good health and (relatively) little drama


Bills kicker Tyler Bass got off on the right foot this season.
The Patriots traded down in the first round of this year’s draft, but that didn’t stop them from landing an immediate starter on their defense.
All games, straight up. All games, against the spread.