We gathered a panel of NFL execs to break down the AFC Championship Game and NFC Championship Game. Did anyone take the Jaguars over the Patriots? Will the underdog Eagles win again?
How can Jacksonville affect the GOAT on Sunday? It starts with mixing coverage looks. Philadelphia has to exploit Minnesota's weakness along the offensive line. We have upset game plans for both underdogs in the conference title games.
Because of lackluster analysis and ballot limits, these worthy candidates are about to be kicked off the Baseball Writers' Association of America's radar forever.
At the trade deadline, what will help the Wizards break through in the East? Bobby Marks breaks down potential trade targets and opportunities.
How did the No. 13 pick in the draft become such a sensation, and what else is he capable of?
Mel has Josh Rosen to the Giants as Eli Manning's successor, but the UCLA star isn't the first quarterback off the board. Here's Kiper's first projection of picks 1-32 for the 2018 draft.
Baker Mayfield is included in Mel Kiper's latest ranking of the top prospects for next year's draft, but Roquan Smith made the biggest move in the top 25. We have updated position rankings, too.
Who are the best prospects in the 2018 NBA draft? You can find our updated top 100 rankings here throughout the season.
How have the top-100 NBA draft rankings changed halfway through the college basketball season?
Can the Cavs make a smart deal that will increase LeBron's chances at a fourth NBA title? Kevin Pelton answers one of the biggest questions before the trade deadline.
Some elite clubs have their rotations locked down, but other October hopefuls are a starting pitcher away from serious contention.
Understanding when the next Kristaps Porzingis or Giannis Antetokounmpo may be coming and tracking their development is a priority for NBA teams. These are the nine up-and-coming players to watch.
As they do with the background work of trade targets, NBA teams also study the trade patterns of opposing GMs to get ready for the deadline.
What makes a team like Houston a potential Giant Killer? The Cougars are built to make trouble in March, especially as a double-digit seed. And they're not the only ones ready to be David vs. a Goliath.
Kirk Cousins could be the rare high-level QB to hit the open market. Le'Veon Bell has said he's prepared to sit if he's hit with the franchise tag again. Jimmy Graham could be due for a change of scenery. Here are the best players with expiring contracts.
The Jacksonville Jaguars head into New England as 9-point underdogs this weekend in the AFC Championship Game. Will they win? Perhaps? Could they cover the spread? Most definitely.
Yu Darvish is right for Wrigley, while J.D. Martinez might want to think twice about Boston. With big names still available, here is the best fit for each free agent.
The classic days of point guards who average 20 points and 10 dimes may be a thing of the past, but there are some players who are close, some who score a lot more, and some others offering hope.
Few paid much attention last March when the Minnesota Vikings signed Case Keenum to a one-year contract for $2 million -- but that move became one of the most pivotal of the 2017 season. Here's how every team's offseason acquisitions look now.
Slovenian guard Luka Doncic is having an incredible season for Real Madrid, but lately he has flashed some weaknesses that have made the race to be the No. 1 pick even more interesting.
It's not just the typical big spenders looking to land the likes of Lorenzo Cain and Mike Moustakas. Which available players could make a difference for fringe contenders?
San Francisco improved by adding the face of Pittsburgh's franchise while the Pirates again failed to get a marquee prospect for one of their stars.
It's time for Nick Saban to turn to recruiting. The Crimson Tide can reach an 11th-straight top-three class, but they will need to reel in a few of these top targets.
The clock is ticking to the trade deadline. We break down what to watch for all 30 teams, and what kinds of moves they can pull off.
Don't let the romanticism of October and November baseball cloud your judgment: Are the World Series clubs really at the top of the pack?
The impact that winning the battle of the line of scrimmage has on a team's performance cannot be overstated. Here's a rundown of how all eight remaining playoff teams are performing on the offensive and defensive fronts.
Kevin Pelton makes his picks for the 2018 NBA All-Star starting lineups, with heated races in each conference.
Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton put the Big in the Big Apple. Is it a clown question to ask if both rank ahead of Bryce Harper in right field?
Deshaun Watson carried the Texans at the beginning of the season. Jimmy Garoppolo carried the 49ers at the end of the season. But which QB has the most upside? We ranked from 1 to 7 the guys who established themselves as NFL starters in 2017.
The eight teams left in the NFL playoffs bear striking resemblances to past playoff teams -- such as this season's Patriots to the 2011 edition. Football Outsiders finds the best archetypes for all eight remaining clubs.
Who will the Warriors get in Round 1? Will the Cavs and Celtics end up on the same side of the East bracket? We project the playoff matchups heading into the halfway point.
Michigan, which almost knocked off No. 5 Purdue on Tuesday, will get another chance to upset a Giant when the Wolverines face Michigan State. Michigan isn't the only team testing its Giant Killer qualities.
A dynamic group of newly minted stars has risen to center field's elite, but can anyone challenge baseball's best player in the Age of Trout?
Coaching changes, scheme changes, front-office changes, expectations, average player ages and starters unsigned for next season can provide clues on which teams are set to rebuild. Here's the rundown of which teams will look most different by next fall.
The Cardinals landed a big Fish for their outfield, while other top performers -- including last year's No. 1 -- sunk.
These young franchise shortstops have begun a rivalry that will last for years. But who's better?
Kevin Pelton provides team-by-team analysis of transactions and injuries, including how recent roster decisions will work out and where Andrew Bogut could land.
We counted 12 -- 12! -- players in Monday night's title game who could be picked in the first three rounds of the 2018 draft. Yes, the two Bulldogs backs make the list, but the Crimson Tide have more overall.
Are we watching the makings of an NBA star, or are the concerns about Young's pro fit legitimate? ESPN draft experts Jonathan Givony and Mike Schmitz discuss the OU superstar's pro potential.
Alvin Kamara and Marshon Lattimore are Mel Kiper's picks for Offensive and Defensive Rookie of the Year. Who else impressed? You'll find some first-round picks here, but overall, teams got a lot more value on Day 2 of the draft.
Starting with guys such as Nolan Arenado and Kris Bryant, third is stocked with top performers, but they can't all be No. 1. And where's Manny Machado?
ESPN NBA reporters give their inside fantasy takes on how Isaiah Thomas' return will impact Kevin Love, whether Jimmy Butler's minutes will be curbed, when D'Angelo Russell might return, and more.
Arizona should have a strong group of candidates to replace the fired Rich Rodriguez. So where do the Wildcats turn? We look at the program and whom they could go after, and then we offer our recommendation.
Where future Hall of Famers used to dominate, a younger group of power hitters has pushed its way into the ranks of baseball's best.
Following Canada's gold medal in Buffalo, Chris Peters evaluates how top NHL prospects played in the World Junior Championships.
Who your starting quarterback is in January matters -- a lot. This year's postseason bracket is filled with elite veterans, surprise breakouts and serviceable arms. ESPN Insider Field Yates ranks them all from best to worst.
Trae Young wasn't on our preseason list. So, yeah, it was time for an update. His rise all the way up the board isn't the only big move.
We go team-by-team, breaking down the impending roster decisions, implications and likely outcomes.
The Giant has long been MLB's best catcher. But can he fend off stiff competition from rising stars like Gary Sanchez or Willson Contreras this year?
Should the Patriots, Steelers and Cowboys all expect to make the playoffs again? And which of 2016's most disappointing teams look primed for a rebound? Here are early projections for every team.