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Fantasy sleepers, busts and breakouts for 2018

Our panel of fantasy football analysts offers surprise performers, disappointments and those who will take their game to another level.

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What to make of Bell's holdout for fantasy?

Louis Riddick, Matthew Berry and Adam Schefter analyze if Le'Veon Bell's holdout is a reason to stay away from him in fantasy football.


Fantasy outlook for Luck, Watson and Wentz

Daniel Dopp and Eric Karabell break down the fantasy prospects for Andrew Luck, Deshaun Watson and Carson Wentz as they come back from injury.


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NFL Power Rankings: 32 surprise players to watch this preseason

As the regular season nears, our NFL experts stack up every team and choose some unexpected players you need to watch.

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Barnwell: Predicting which NFL breakouts will stick -- and crumble

Kareem Hunt ran wild last season. DeMarcus Lawrence was unblockable. Here's which stars are actually rising, and who might be a one-year wonder.

Monday's top dingers

Cardinals walk off on DeJong's homer


Acuna homers again to make MLB history


Carpenter crushes his NL-leading 33rd home run

Matt Carpenter crushes a 3-run home run to put the Cards up on the Nats in the 8th inning. He leads the MLB in home runs this month.


Harper finishes 10-pitch at-bat with homer

Bryce Harper mashes a solo shot to right-center field to improve his season total to 29.


Ramirez crushes 35th homer of season

Jose Ramirez sends a high-flying homer over the wall in right field and scores two runs to help the Indians past the Reds.


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Why the time is right for Wisconsin's College Football Playoff run

These Badgers aren't just overachievers who can run the ball. They have the skill-position talent to match up with anyone and challenge for a playoff spot.

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The reluctant rock star: Scott Frost's life at Nebraska

The former Cornhuskers QB has returned home, and everyone wants a piece of him.

The ultimate guide to the Big Ten

Check out power rankings, all-conference teams, players to watch, coaches on the hot seat and more about the Big Ten.

Youth served!

Baller shows age is just a number with wild fake




Does Melo make the Rockets a bigger threat to the Warriors?

Here's how Carmelo Anthony fits in Houston and what type of impact he could make.

Mike D'Antoni says Melo 'open' to coming off bench



The education of Derek Jeter, baseball CEO

A champion in New York, Jeter didn't come to Miami to lose. Here's an inside look at how he plans to build a winner while learning on the job in South Beach.

Can the Brewers dethrone the Cubs in the NL Central?

Chicago and Milwaukee seem to be headed for another showdown in the NL Central. We asked three experts who has the edge.

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