Some teams take a stars-and-scrubs approach, some have depth but lack star power. We sort them all out and figure out who's on top.
While the potential loss of Bryce Harper could be a big blow to Washington's lineup, an offseason defensive overhaul might be the difference-maker in a tough National League East fight.
Can North Carolina climb to a 1-seed? Using Joe Lunardi's Bracketology and ESPN's BPI, we take a look at which teams are likely to rise and which ones could stumble.
Here's our look at who can make big moves in July.
Of the nine games on Friday night's NBA slate, our experts see five games with strong betting value. Here are the best bets tonight.
Setting your lineup for the week ahead? Trying to pick one streamer over another? Our weekly rankings and start/sit recommendations will give you the edge for the week of Feb. 25-March 3.
Washington landed perhaps the best rental defensemen on the market, but Detroit looks good after this one too.
The Blue Jackets made the biggest trade of deadline season so far, without giving up top prospect Emil Bemstrom. We grade both GMs.
The former Steelers running back isn't worth a large payday, and there are cheaper alternatives who could outperform him.
Will the Lakers make the playoffs? Kevin Pelton breaks down the tightest races.
What did Duke's other two stars show with Williamson out?
Bullpen consistency can be the difference between a pennant and going home early. Who's best at nailing down wins and protecting leads?
Kentucky, Villanova, Purdue and LSU have seen their stock skyrocket over the past two months. But can they sustain that success until Selection Sunday?
Here's how streaming Winthrop at Radford on Thursday on ESPN+ will help you build your bracket.
If the Steelers deal him, these nine teams make the most sense. Plus, the package going back to Pittsburgh, what a new deal looks like and more.
San Diego made a surprising free-agent splash for the second consecutive winter. But can the Padres surround Manny Machado and Eric Hosmer with a championship-level roster?
Even with the rise of new tactics like the opener, old-school aces are leading the way.
When was the last time we saw a likely No. 1 pick this good?
Several solid starting options are believed to be available as next week's NHL trade deadline nears.
By signing the biggest free-agent deal in sports history, both the player and the Padres knew exactly what they were doing.
A team spending to win? The third baseman's move to San Diego changes the prospect-packed Friars' timetable for a return to contention.
The biggest contract decision yet to be made isn't about this winter's top free agents. It's about baseball's biggest star.
There's one thing Philadelphia wants from stars, and if either of baseball's top free agents sign there, they'd better deliver.
You can't blame the Padres for being interested in a superstar in his prime. But the timing just isn't right, the moment isn't right, and the deal would seem destined to fall flat.
We break down the cases for why you might crown Barry Bonds, Hank Aaron or Babe Ruth.
Sign, tag or let 'em walk: How should NFL teams handle their looming free agents? We play general manager and make decisions for all 32.
Starting with baseball's reigning best player, out on the grass is where you find the stars to build contenders around.
The third base position is loaded with young All-Stars, including several who have yet to hit their prime years.
The big left-hander has said that the 2019 season will be his last, but it could help punch his ticket to Cooperstown.
After providing a taste of what they can do last season, these pitchers are ready to take their place among MLB's elite.
Mike Schmitz has the latest on the international NBA prospects to watch.
These are the long-term draft prospects to watch from BWB.
With Selection Sunday fast approaching, it's time to update our candidates to pull off first-round upsets.
With about four months remaining until the draft, we go from 1 to 31 in the first mock of the year.
Will Kirill Kaprizov ever stop scoring? Can Kaapo Kakko make a charge for the No. 1 pick? All that and more in this week's prospect rundown.
James Harden is having an epic statistical season, but how does it compare with the best campaigns from other perimeter greats like MJ, Kobe, LeBron, Steph, TMac and D-Wade?
The way free agency is going, the rush to sign early-bird contract extensions could become the norm. But at what cost?
Looking for some of the game's brightest up-and-coming stars? You're at the right place.
These clubs have been hot since the calendar flipped to 2019. Who should make big moves at the deadline to bolster their run?
Without realizing it, we're witnessing college hoops dominance this season that extends well beyond Duke.
Can Kaapo Kakko catch Jack Hughes to be the top pick in June's NHL draft?
Oklahoma's Spencer Rattler is one of several incoming quarterbacks who could shuffle the depth chart at their programs.
We draft the best NBA rookies and sophomores to build two teams for five years from now.
If the owners' aim is to maximize return, why shouldn't the players do the same -- by protecting themselves, and their value?
At a position with rising offensive production, who joins Jose Altuve near the top of our list?
These under-the-radar players could open some eyes during spring training and make some noise in the majors before the year is out.
Here's how streaming both Wofford vs. VMI and Belmont at Tennessee State on Thursday on ESPN+ will help you build your bracket.
So long, 2018 season. It's never too early to look ahead to 2019. Our crew of insiders weighs in on the biggest topics of the offseason.
Saturday's Tennessee-Kentucky matchup may be the best remaining game of the regular season. Let's break it down.
Free agency -- and retirement -- could hit the Super Bowl teams hard. Here's how each team could change this offseason.