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Matthew Berry and Co. break down big fantasy days for Deebo Samuel, Breece Hall and Evan Engram, but the same cannot be said for Ja’Marr Chase and the entire Vikings-Raiders matchup.

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  • LAC Wide Receiver #5
    Looking to make his way back from injured reserve, Palmer was listed as limited ahead of last week’s game, so getting listed as a full participant to kick off this week is a good sign for his return. With Keenan Allen (heel) opening the week as a DNP, it’s possible Palmer’s return will carry even more weight if Allen is unable to go. Palmer isn’t a lock to be activated before Thursday’s game, but he’s trending in the right direction.
  • LAC Tight End #7
    A limited practice to open the week should be of little concern for Everett and his fantasy managers. The veteran tight end didn’t appear to have suffered any injury of note in the team’s Week 14 loss to the Broncos and should be good to go on the short week. Everett saw eight targets in a game that featured more than a half of football from Easton Stick. It’s possible Stick could look to Everett as a short-yardage security blanket in Week 15 against the Raiders, giving him some upside as a TE2.
  • LAC Wide Receiver #13
    This heel injury is a new one for Allen, who didn’t appear slowed in Sunday’s Week 14 loss to the Broncos. With Justin Herbert out for at least one week and the Chargers’ season all but over, it’s hard to know what Allen would play through at this point in the year. A DNP on Monday certainly makes him a player to watch heading into Tuesday. It’s possible he takes the field for the team’s first official practice of the short week.
  • MIN Quarterback #12
    After back-to-back disastrous outings by Joshua Dobbs, it’s hard to imagine O’Connell turning things back over to him without giving Nick Mullens or rookie Jaren Hall a shot. Mullens came on in relief of Dobbs in the fourth quarter and wound up throwing for 83 yards on 9-of-13 passing. The journeyman has bounced around the league since catching on with the 49ers as a UDFA in 2017, spending time with the Eagles, Browns, Raiders, and Vikings. A serviceable quarterback in a pinch, it’s hard to know how reliable Mullens can be for the Vikings, who are in the midst of a playoff push, but Dobbs isn’t instilling much confidence at this point.
  • MIN Wide Receiver #18
    Jefferson was sent to a local hospital for further evaluation after suffering his injury in Sunday’s win over the Raiders but was released in time to travel back to Minnesota with the team. His return from a hamstring injury was underwhelming, as he managed just two catches for 27 yards in his first game with Josh Dobbs under center. It didn’t help that the injury limited him to just one-half of football. The Vikings have a situation to figure out at quarterback, but Jefferson should still be on the WR1 radar in Week 15 if active.
  • HOU Quarterback #7
    Stroud exited Week 14 against the Jets after being thrown to the ground by Jets lineman Quinnen Williams in the fourth quarter. Stroud will need to clear concussion protocol if he hopes to suit up for Week 15 against the Titans in a pivotal matchup that will carry playoff implications for the Texans. If Stroud is unable to go, it will be backup Davis Mills making his first start of the season. Mill has thrown for 5,806 yards, 33 touchdowns, and 25 interceptions through his first three seasons in the league.
  • PIT Quarterback #8
    Pickett was expected to miss at least two games after undergoing ankle surgery following the Steelers’ Week 13 loss to the Cardinals, so this news doesn’t come as much of a surprise. The Steelers will once again lean on Mitch Trubisky, as he’ll draw the start in Week 15’s tilt with the Colts, which should be far more favorable than last week’s matchup against the Patriots. Still, Trubisky often looked off-target and unwilling to throw the ball downfield in his last outing, which proved detrimental to George Pickens’ fantasy stock. Diontae Johnson should be treated as a WR3 this week, while Pickens is more of a WR4/WR5.
  • LAC Quarterback #10
    This isn’t all that surprising. Herbert was diagnosed with a fractured finger on his throwing hand in the team’s Week 14 loss to the Broncos and could potentially miss the rest of the season if the injury is considered severe enough. According to Schefter, Herbert is consulting with Dr. Steven Shin to “determine the extent of the injury and how much time he will miss.” For now, we can expect it to be Easton Stick vs. Aidan O’Connell in an AFC West mid-off.
  • NO Quarterback #4
    According to Carr, his latest case of fractured ribs came in Week 12’s loss to the Lions. His play has resembled that of a man playing through a myriad of injuries — because he is. The Saints’ signal caller threw for 126 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception in Sunday’s win over the lowly Panthers, averaging an embarrassing 4.8 yards per attempt in the process. Credit to him for battling through injuries, but fantasy managers can’t help but treat him as a risky play. His on-field performance, coupled with any injury knocking him from the game at a moment’s notice, are legitimate causes for concern heading into the fantasy playoffs. He’ll be on the fantasy radar as a QB2 but other options should be considered where available.
  • GB Running Back #33
    Jones has been trying to get back from a sprained MCL injury he suffered in Week 11, but despite a week of limited practices, he’s not expected to suit up on Monday night. He’s clearly close to a return, so fantasy managers should be optimistic about him coming back in Week 15 against the Buccaneers. However, his absence on Monday means it will be another busy day for A.J. Dillon, who has rushed for 32 times for 116 yards over the last two weeks.


Lamar, Ravens' WRs rising after 'monster' Week 14
Matthew Berry and Co. recap Lamar Jackson's QB1 fantasy performance in Week 14 and the rise of multiple pass catchers on Baltimore's offense, as well as Cooper Kupp's return to form in a rolling Rams' offense.

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Premier League

Relive all the top moments from United States internationals in the Premier League during Matchweek 16.
It was a good weekend to be from Merseyside — whether blue or red — as the Premier League hit Week 16
Erling Haaland has a bone stress reaction in his foot and Man City hopes to have him back for the Club World Cup
Check out the Premier League fixtures and results for the 2023-24 season


As Peter King commemorates covering his 40th NFL season, he recalls when he visited a prison with Michael Vick, who spoke to prisoners in 2011 about the mistakes he made in the infamous dog-fighting ring.
CBS didn’t have a clear video of Chiefs receiver Kadarius Toney lining up offside prior to a key touchdown that his penalty nullified.
Quarterback Tyrod Taylor is officially back on the Giants’ active roster.
SNF on NBC, Peacock
Peter King examines how Dak Prescott has guided the Cowboys’ surge, the flag heard around Kansas City and more fallout from Week 14 action.
The Cowboys put the pressure on early with a TD on their opening drive and never took their foot off the gas, defeating the Eagles 33-13 on SNF.
Melissa Stark is joined by Dak Prescott, Stephon Gilmore and Brandon Aubrey to explain what went into a “great team win,” how Brandon Aubrey keeps a calm head and more.
Dak Prescott shows patience before feeding a pass to CeeDee Lamb, who runs it into the end zone to put the Cowboys up 7-0 early against the Eagles.
Mike Florio, Devin McCourty, Jason Garrett, Matthew Berry and Steve Kornacki dive into Week 14, where the Ravens had an OT win over the Rams, the Bills defeated the Chiefs, the 49ers topped the Seahawks and more.
Veteran Fletcher Cox forced a Dak Prescott fumble, and rookie Jalen Carter took it all the way back to trim the Philadelphia Eagles’ deficit early in the second half against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday Night Football.
Steve Kornacki gives the Kansas City Chiefs’ updated chances at earning the AFC’s No. 1 seed -- which would have been near 40% with a Week 14 win over the Buffalo Bills, but instead sit at just 9% after the loss.


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Matthew Berry, Jay Croucher and Connor Rogers expect Jordan Love and Green Bay’s pass catchers to thrive vs. the Giants and expectations for Saquon Barkley and Co. on Monday night.
Matthew Berry, Jay Croucher and Connor Rogers preview the fantasy angles for Titans-Dolphins on Monday night, from outlooks for Dolphins RBs to concerns with game script for Derrick Henry.
Matthew Berry, Jay Croucher and Connor Rogers take a look at the most bet player props for Monday night’s doubleheader, courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook, and give their best bets for both matchups.


Vaughn Dalzell breaks down the best bet in the third meeting between the Chicago Bulls and Milwaukee Bucks.
The bright courts will be back, just hopefully with less red.
Chet Holmgren and Victor Wembanyama have separated themselves from everyone else.
“You’ve already won the ultimate goal/championship and that’s LIFE!!!”

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 2024 All-American Bowl will continue the Road to the Dome tour on Wednesday, December 13 at 8 p.m.
Jayden Daniels, a fifth-year quarterback, won the Heisman and AP player of the year honors after accounting for 50 touchdowns and nearly 5,000 yards of offense this season.

College Basketball

Vaughn Dalzell shares how he’s betting on Gonzaga hosting Mississippi Valley State.
Bronny James scored four points with three rebounds and two assists in the Trojans’ loss to Long Beach State.
No. 4 Iowa proves to be too much for Wisconsin behind strong performances from Caitlin Clark and Hannah Stuelke, leading the Hawkeyes to their 28th-straight win over the Badgers, 87-65.


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.
Bob Costas joins Dan Patrick to react to Shohei Ohtani’s choosing the Los Angeles Dodgers, as well as the ever-changing criteria for Hall of Fame voting and whether Costas would’ve made a good commissioner.
The Dan Patrick Show crew offers their input on how much the Los Angeles Dodgers must win to make Shohei Ohtani’s deal a success, from a World Series perspective.

Motor Sports

Carson Hocevar will have Zeigler as his primary partner for the Daytona 500.
Hunt Brothers Pizza will be the primary partner for multiple races.
Following in the footsteps of NASCAR, the High Limit Sprint Car Series look to create equity among team owners.
Kyle Busch will pass five drivers if he makes all 36 starts.


Vaughn Dalzell breaks down the best bet in the third meeting between the Chicago Bulls and Milwaukee Bucks.
Plenty of Candidates but Green Bay’s LaFleur Offers Value
Drew Dinsick and Jay Croucher break down the betting markets (per DraftKings Sportsbook) for Green Bay Packers vs. New York Giants and Tennessee Titans vs. Miami Dolphins in a pair of Week 14 Monday Night Football games.
Jay Croucher and Drew Dinsick discuss how the market will treat the Cowboys-Bills Week 15 matchup and which team deserves to be the favorite entering that contest.


How to watch this week’s events, from around the world of golf.
Louis Oosthuizen came out on top in his final-round duel with close friend and fellow South African.
The 24-year-old Swede has parted ways with caddie Jack Clarke following the Grant Thornton Invitational and is expected to replace him with Joe Skovron.
The PGA Tour has narrowed its negotiations to an investment group led by Fenway Sports Group.
Ko and Day finished one shot ahead of Brooke Henderson and Corey Conners.
Kalle Samooja, Jinichiro Kozuma and Kieran Vincent punched their LIV tickets via the Promotions event on Sunday, which ended with a wild playoff finish.

Brother From Another

Following another poor performance in a loss to the Bears, it’s time to seriously question if the Lions are capable of competing with the NFC’s elite.
Michael Holley and Michael Smith debate if Dak Prescott has leveled up as a player or if he is simply on a hot streak as the Cowboys continue to ascend with the playoffs approaching.
Nine AFC teams are between 8-5 and 7-6 on the NFL season. Michael Holley and Michael Smith pick the teams they most trust to find their way into the postseason.
A second straight week ending in an Eagles blowout loss begs the question: Is Philadelphia just going through a rough patch, or is there reason for serious concern?

Local coverage

When Jalen Hurts isn’t at his best, it’s hard for the Eagles to be at their best.
Steve Kerr, wisely, is pointing the finger at himself after the Warriors’ sloppy loss to the Thunder.
It’s worth wondering whether Pat McAfee had inside information when he made a definitive statement to Robert Kraft on ESPN’s “College GameDay.”


The Red Wings also placed left wing J.T. Compher and center Klim Kostin on injured reserve with undisclosed injuries before their game Monday night at Dallas.
The Packers will have Kenyan Drake available for Monday’s game against the Giants.
The Titans announced a handful of roster moves ahead of Monday night’s game against the Dolphins.
Most people residing in and around Pittsburgh know that linebacker T.J.