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Fresh off a massive win over the Eagles, Peter King looks at how Dak Prescott has guided the Cowboys’ surge and recaps Week 14 action.
Mike Florio and Chris Simms reveal their superlatives from Week 14, including Joe Flacco throwing for three touchdowns in the Browns’ critical win over the Jaguars.

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  • 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.
  • MIN Wide Receiver #18
    Jefferson was sent to the hospital after suffering a chest injury in the second quarter of Sunday’s win but returned to the stadium and traveled home with the team. His trip to the hospital was nothing more than a precautionary trip, but according to Rapoport, the team believes Jefferson avoided any serious injuries. The Vikings are playing on a short week as they prepare to take on the Bengals on Saturday. Whether or not Jefferson will be able to suit up is anybody’s guess at this time, but there’s a chance he could miss Week 15. We’ll see what happens when the team releases their first injury report later in the week.
  • DAL Wide Receiver #3
    Cooks was one of five Dallas pass-catchers to see five or more targets against the Eagles which contributed to his depressed box score numbers. He’ll face another difficult test in Week 15 when the Cowboys travel to Buffalo to take on the Bills.
  • DAL Wide Receiver #88
    Lamb was understandably emphasized early against the Eagles, reaching pay dirt just five minutes into the game on Dallas’ first possession. The volume slowed down from there as quarterback Dak Prescott fed five or more targets to five different pass-catchers, but the fantasy returns remained elite for one of the league’s most consistent wide receivers. Up next is a difficult test against a Bills team holding opponents to just 18.8 points per game in Week 15.
  • DAL Tight End #87
    Ferguson narrowly edged alpha wide receiver CeeDee Lamb in yardage but failed to corral his only end zone target. Even so, Ferguson’s robust red zone role continues to give him immense weekly upside on the offense averaging the most points per game through 14 weeks. Up next for Ferguson is a difficult test against the Bills on the road in Week 15.
  • DAL Running Back #20
    The 24 opportunities undoubtedly helped to buoy his box score numbers while he managed just 4.17 yards per touch. Even so, the yardage and touch totals were a welcome sight to fantasy managers that have struggled through his roller coaster performances this season as we head into the fantasy playoffs. Up next for Pollard and the Cowboys is a trip to Buffalo to take on the surging Bills in Week 15.


Mahomes, Reid criticize refs after offsides flag
Mike Florio and Chris Simms look at the controversy surrounding the offsides flag on Kadarius Toney's potential game-winning TD and detail why Buffalo is "squarely in" the AFC playoff picture.

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Premier League

Manchester City seeks its first FIFA Club World Cup crown, as Pep Guardiola aims to claim a fourth title after winning twice with Barcelona and once with Bayern Munich.
Check out the Premier League fixtures and results for the 2023-24 season
Watch every touch John McGinn made, including a goal, during Aston Villa’s 1-0 win against Arsenal in Matchweek 16.
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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.
After Sunday’s 20-17 loss to the Bills, Chiefs head coach Andy Reid called an offside penalty by wide receiver Kadarius Toney that wiped out a go-ahead touchdown “a bit embarrassing” for the league because officials usually issue a warning before throwing a flag in such situations, Reid revisited the penalty during a Monday media session and repeated that his experience in the NFL has taught him that “you give the head coach a heads up,” but also said that it is no excuse for making the error.
The Browns formally announced their three-year extension with safety Grant Delpit on Monday.
Ravens safety Kyle Hamilton went for an MRI after hurting his knee during Sunday’s overtime win against the Rams and he could be out for a little while after receiving the results of the test on Monday.
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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Patrick Daugherty breaks down all of Week 14’s biggest storylines, including Justin Herbert’s latest injury.
Kyle Dvorchak breaks down the biggest waiver wire targets heading into Week 15, including Ty Chandler and Odell Beckham.
Lawrence Jackson breaks down why Drake London’s production and upcoming schedule bodes well for your lineups in the fantasy playoffs.


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.
Sam Hartman’s Notre Dame career ends with 24 passing touchdowns in 12 games.
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.
D.J. Short and Eric Samulski share their reactions to Shohei Ohtani’s 10-year, $700M contract with the Dodgers, discussing the outlook for Los Angeles and the potential implications for the rotation.
Matthew Pouliot reacts to Shohei Ohtani’s incredible 10-year, $700 million contract with the Dodgers.

Motor Sports

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.
Christopher Bell won the pole four times in the playoffs.


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

Natalie and Callie Lawson-Freeman discuss what South Carolina head coach Dawn Staley is doing to put HBCUs on a bigger stage.
Yahoo Sports’ Shalise Manza-Young joins Callie Lawson-Freeman and Natalie on Brother From Another to discuss the criticism of Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin following Thursday’s loss to the New England Patriots.
Yahoo Sports’ Shalise Manza-Young joins Callie Lawson-Freeman and Natalie on Brother From Another to discuss Nick Bosa’s comments on Jalen Hurts, and the criticism of Steelers coach Mike Tomlin following Thursday’s loss.
Yahoo Sports’ Shalise Manza-Young joins Callie Lawson-Freeman and Natalie on Brother From Another to discuss David Carr’s comments on Jalen Hurts and why it’s a dog whistle when it comes to Black quarterbacks.

Local coverage

Dak Prescott sat down with former head coach and current analyst Jason Garrett before Sunday night’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Being acknowledged by awards is nice, but winning a Lombardi is the ultimate goal.
Eight years and $196 million remain on Bryce Harper’s deal, but he has already told the Phillies he’s interested in signing an extension,


The Giants are set to get a big piece of their defense back in the lineup against the Packers on Monday night.
The Browns have another significant injury to deal with on offense.
The Eagles have fallen from the favorites to win home-field advantage in the NFC to a risk of starting the playoffs on the road as a wild card team, and quarterback Jalen Hurts knows something has to change.
Tahj Brooks, a first-team AP All-Big 12 pick, is fourth nationally and second in the Big 12 with 1,443 yards rushing.
Here’s the field, format and TV times for this week’s PNC Championship.