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Matthew Berry reviews fantasy standouts from the Week 3 Sunday slate including Amari Cooper, Sam LaPorta, Jordan Love, Ken Walker and more.
Robbie Earle and Robbie Mustoe recap 10-men Manchester City’s 2-0 win over Nottingham Forest, and discuss the club’s ability to recruit players at an elite level.

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  • CIN Wide Receiver #1
    The Bengals started the game by peppering Chase on the opening drive and Burrow continued looking his way for easy completions. Chase was largely confined to short area work on a night where Burrow’s mobility was affected by a nagging calf strain, but head coach Zac Taylor was able to move him around the formation enough to get him one-on-one coverage for most of the evening. Fantasy managers have to be happy with the Week 3 production after the electric wide receiver failed to provide solid counting stats during the first two games of the season. Next up is a more forgiving matchup with the pass-funnel defense of the Titans in Week 4.
  • CIN Running Back #28
    Mixon continued to play heavy snaps for the Bengals and handled all but two running back opportunities in Week 3. His first touchdown of the year masked his continued low efficiency but salvaged his fantasy day, providing the first starter-worthy fantasy week this season. Mixon’s efficiency and upside could improve as the offense improves, after the Bengals have managed just 46 points scored through three weeks. That said, fantasy managers might want to make alternate plans with a matchup with the stout run defense of the Titans on deck for Week 4.
  • CIN Quarterback #9
    Burrow’s limited mobility showed through in Week 3 but he managed to gut it out through a troubling calf strain to lead his team to their first victory of the season. He keyed in on alpha wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase, feeding his top target 15 looks in a primarily short area attack. The inefficiency and low yards per attempt were largely to be expected considering his inability to extend plays with his legs, but fantasy managers that invested a pick in the top six rounds of fantasy drafts will surely want more than what they’ve seen to this point in the season from Burrow. Burrow was also hurt by numerous drops from Tee Higgins which could have padded his stats on the night. Next up for the Bengals is a more forgiving matchup through the air when they travel to Tennessee to face the Titans in Week 4.
  • LAR Tight End #89
    Higbee maintained an elite snap rate but continued to stay in to block at a high rate to help an offensive line that struggled against the stunt blitz packages of Lou Anarumo’s swarming defense. He was able to flash his dependable hands when in a route, catching all five targets and leading the team in receiving until the final drive of the game. Fantasy managers are sure to want more considering the absence of Cooper Kupp from the lineup, but will have to make do with the adequate fantasy performance in full PPR settings in Week 3.
  • LAR Wide Receiver #17
    Nacua salvaged his fantasy outing with a 37-yard grab on the team’s final drive of the game to set up a one-yard score by Tutu Atwell. His showing was a far cry from the 35 combined targets he saw during the first two weeks of the season, but he still managed to lead the team in receiving for the third consecutive game. Nacua’s ability to shake loose over the middle of the field has been an integral piece of the offense in the absence of Cooper Kupp, the latter of whom could return as early as Week 5 against the Eagles.
  • LAR Wide Receiver #5
    Atwell’s day could have been much bigger but he was ruled to have stepped out of bounds at the two on a jet sweep in the first quarter and narrowly missed catching a second touchdown in the third quarter. His speed and joystick abilities were on full display against the Bengals, moved around the formation to generate mismatches against the swarming defense of Lou Anarumo. Atwell should remain an integral part of the offense even when Cooper Kupp makes his eventual return, which could come as early as Week 5 against the Eagles.
  • LAR Running Back #23
    Opposing defensive coordinator Lou Anarumo had Sean McVay’s number in this one, holding the Rams to just one third down conversion on the evening. That led to a reduced workload for Williams as the team was forced into catchup mode for most of the night. Williams saw a hefty seven targets but dropped one and was subject to off-target throws from Stafford. He saw 100 percent of the team’s available running back opportunities for the second consecutive week, meaning better days are likely ahead for the second-year back.
  • LAR Quarterback #9
    The offensive line did Stafford no favors in this one as he was under constant pressure from the jump, taking six sacks and throwing two interceptions on the evening. Cincinnati came in with a game plan to erase electric rookie Puka Nacua and operate with stunt blitzes up front, a plan from defensive coordinator Lou Anarumo that held the Rams to just one third down conversion all game. The Rams converted a third down and fourth down play on their final drive of the evening which resulted in a touchdown to bring the score to within three points, but ultimately could not corral the onside kick attempt. Stafford limps into Week 4 desperate for his primary playmaker back from injury, but will have to make it one more week at minimum without Cooper Kupp. The Rams head to Indianapolis to face the Colts in Week 4.
  • PHI Quarterback #1
    Hurts also added 10 carries for 28 yards and a touchdown. Per usual, his rushing score came on a tush-push play. The Bucs did a good job at containing Hurts on the perimeter, forcing him to take short gains on the ground or get rid of the football after extending plays. Though this allowed him to get off 37 pass attempts, it also resulted in a pair of interceptions. A pair of shaky throws aside, Hurts got the job done at the goal line and through the air. He will remain a top-three fantasy quarterback for the Eagles’ Week 4 matchup with the Commanders.
  • CIN Wide Receiver #5
    The reason for the departure has yet to be disclosed, but Higgins went with the training staff to the locker room in the third quarter of the team’s Week 3 game against the Rams. Further update will come following the game. Higgin’s night ends with just two catches on eight targets for 21 yards, a line that includes three drops.


Rams' Nacua talks upbringing, setting NFL records
Peter King chats with Rams' rookie WR Puka Nacua to discuss his upbringing playing football, notable moments throughout college, preparing for the NFL draft and the record-setting start to his pro career.

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Premier League

Check out the Premier League fixtures and results for the 2023-24 season
Tottenham passes away Arsenal test, Liverpool stays hot, and Newcastle scores how many?
Will Manchester City complete its quest for an unprecedented fourth-straight title?
Relive every touch Heung-min Son made in his two-goal performance for Tottenham in a chaotic back-and-forth affair against Arsenal in the North London derby.
SNF on NBC, Peacock
Peter King breaks down how C.J. Stroud has shown growth throughout the first three weeks of the season.
The Steelers found momentum early and plowed through the entire game to hold off a late push from the Raiders and earn a 23-18 win on SNF.
Jimmy Garoppolo slips a pass through to Davante Adams for the TD, giving the Raiders life in the fourth quarter against the Steelers.
Kenny Pickett threads a pass to Pat Freiermuth in the back left corner of the end zone to extend the Steelers’ lead to 23-7 late in the third quarter against the Raiders.
Maria Taylor, Mike Florio, Devin McCourty, Jason Garrett and Matthew Berry dive into Week 3, where the Dolphins nearly broke an NFL record, the Cardinals defeated the Cowboys and more.
Patrick Peterson joins the PSNFF crew to explain why there’s no where else he’d rather play, what makes Mike Tomlin ‘different,’ how Kenny Pickett has impressed him and more.
Levi Wallace, T.J. Watt and Kenny Pickett join Melissa Stark to reflect on the game-winning interception, explain why it was a collective team effort and share how the Steelers are finding their offensive identity.


Get an assist with your draft with the Rotoworld Basketball Draft Guide, which includes player rankings, positional tiers, projections, mock draft and much more!
Kyle Dvorchak breaks down the biggest waiver wire targets heading into Week 4 of the NFL season.
Marco Simone is the host course for the 44th Ryder Cup, featuring paspalum fairways and bentgrass greens.
Matthew Berry reviews fantasy standouts from the Week 3 Sunday slate including Amari Cooper, Sam LaPorta, Jordan Love, Ken Walker and more.


Nate Ryan and Dale Jarrett dissect the brutal start to the Cup Series playoffs for regular season champion Martin Truex Jr. and how his Joe Gibbs Racing crew isn’t doing him any favors on pit road.
Nate Ryan and Dale Jarrett fully anticipate that William Byron will be one of the Championship 4 eligible drivers at Phoenix Raceway after he still won at Texas despite not having a dominant car.
Nate Ryan and Dale Jarrett discuss how Chase Briscoe put Bubba Wallace in a “difficult spot” during the final restart at Texas Motor Speedway, it led to William Byron stealing the victory, and why Wallace didn’t “choke.”
Rick Allen, Jeff Burton, and Steve Letarte assess the struggles of Martin Truex Jr., Tyler Reddick, Ryan Blaney, and Kyle Busch at Texas and preview their outlooks for the rest of the Round of 12 at ‘Dega and the ROVAL.
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.
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.
Brad Thomas and Jay Croucher give their best value picks in the Ryder Cup betting market, including Xander Schauffele as Team U.S.'s top point scorer.
Rex Hoggard tells Todd Lewis that Scottie Scheffler is looking to be “more athletic” with his putting stroke, which is why he’s working with new coach Phil Kenyon ahead of the Ryder Cup.
The Golf Central panel reacts to Luke Donald mentioning that he wants to start Friday with foursomes, something the European side hasn’t done on home soil since 1993, but Brandel Chamblee details why it could backfire.


Free agent quarterback Anthony Brown will work out for the Seahawks on Tuesday, Josina Anderson of CBS Sports reports.
It took 39:26, but the Monday Night Football game in Cincinnati finally has a touchdown.
Monday Night Football kicked off . . . and turned into a soccer 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.
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.
See the full highlights from South Africa and Ireland’s matchup at the 2023 Rugby World Cup.


Baseball’s best team has some major pitching concerns heading into the final week of the regular season
Eric Samulski identifies pitchers making interesting changes for the final week of the MLB season
George Bissell breaks down meteoric rises for Evan Carter and Junior Caminero in the latest Pickups of the Day.
Acuña became the fifth player in major league history to have at least 40 homers and 40 steals in the same year.


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.
OSU tops Notre Dame
A clutch fourth-quarter drive led by Sam Hartman and a stellar Irish defensive performance fall just short against the Buckeyes, falling 17-14 on a last-second goal-line touchdown.
DeaMonte Trayanum scores a 1-yard touchdown up the middle as time expires to secure a thrilling walk-off victory for Ohio State over Notre Dame in South Bend.
Trailing by four points with just three seconds remaining, Ohio State’s DeaMonte Trayanum scores a walk-off touchdown to hand Notre Dame its first loss of the season as the Buckeyes remain unbeaten.
Look back on every pass attempt from Notre Dame QB Sam Hartman, who finished 17 of 25 with 175 yards and one touchdown in Notre Dame’s stunning Week 4 loss to Ohio State in South Bend.
An emotional Ryan Day gives credit to the physicality of QB Kyle McCord and the grittiness of his entire Ohio State team in the Buckeyes comeback win over Notre Dame in South Bend.
Ohio State QB Kyle McCord reflects on the team’s physical, exciting win over Notre Dame in South Bend and what he was thinking as he led the Buckeyes on a game-winning drive.
Ohio State QB Kyle McCord stepped up in a big way against Notre Dame, finishing 21 of 37 for 240 yards, including leading a game-winning drive as time expired.


Kerr added he expects to be with the Warriors long-term and isn’t worried about his contract negotiations.
No teams are under more pressure than the Bucks and 76ers.
Toronto’s offer likely would center around OG Anunoby and probably involves three or more teams.
Embiid can choose the USA, France or Cameroon, and the French have set an Oct. 10 deadline for him to decide.

College Football

Big Ten football continues on NBC and Peacock into Week 6 as the college football regular season approaches its halfway point.
Any top-line Notre Dame upset or near-upset in the last seven years depended on an opposing injury or hopes of a fluke play. The Irish didn’t need either Saturday. They lost, but they know they should have won, and that will carry forward through the rest of the 2023 season.
The University of Texas has successfully landed the top offensive tackle in the country. 2024 All-American Brandon Baker from Mater Dei High School in California has committed to the Longhorns.


Jay Croucher and Drew Dinsick handicap Monday night’s doubleheader, expecting Baker Mayfield to be ‘under extreme duress’ against the Eagles and Joe Burrow’s status against the Rams affecting the market on Bet the Edge.
Jay Croucher and Drew Dinsick preview the Week 4 matchup between the Dolphins and Bills, discussing if Miami can continue it’s scorching start to the season or if Buffalo’s defense can keep them in check on Bet the Edge.
Brad Thomas is back with another DraftKings Sportsbook Same-Game Parlay for Sunday Night Football

Brother From Another

Justin Fields and Zach Wilson continued to struggle in Chicago and New York, respectively, in Week 3. Michael Smith doesn’t see either situation getting much better anytime soon.
Michael Holley, Michael Smith and Nitecast Media founder Nick Hamilton react to the Dallas Cowboys’ loss to the Arizona Cardinals, as well as Dak Prescott’s postgame comments about the media’s sky-high expectations.
Michael Holley, Michael Smith and Nitecast Media founder Nick Hamilton react to the news that broke the internet on Sunday when pop megastar Taylor Swift watched Travis Kelce’s Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium.
Michael Holley, Michael Smith and Nitecast Media founder Nick Hamilton react to the announcement that Usher will headline the Super Bowl LVIII halftime show, arguing that the R&B star is a great fit.

Local coverage

Christian McCaffrey has been the best running back in the NFL so far this season.
It looks like there are no hard feelings between Justin Fields and Luke Getsy after a drama-filled week at Halas Hall.
A.J. Brown spoke about his sideline spat with Jalen Hurts for the first time on Thursday afternoon.
The talented Marlins GM boasts experience that Chaim Bloom lacked.


Eagles defensive tackle Jalen Carter has added another big play to his rookie of the year highlight reel.
Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow started despite not being 100 percent because of his strained right calf.
The former Bruin was traded to the Blackhawks in June to help develop some of the team’s young players, namely Connor Bedard.
Arsenal suffered a big blow in the north London derby as Declan Rice was forced off at half time of the 2-2 draw with Tottenham.
Through the first two games of this season, Eagles wide receiver Olamide Zaccheaus hadn’t caught a single pass.