Free agency is rarely cheap, but these available players could provide production at an affordable price.
Football Outsiders updates its rankings of the best under-the-radar talent in the NFL, including a pair of Bengals edge rushers and a handful of names quite familiar to those who play fantasy football.
ESPN NBA reporters give their inside takes on when Thomas and LaVine will hit the hardwood; whether Hernangomez, Noah and Noel will play more; when Fox might start and if Melo will sit regularly.
Baker Mayfield has upped his draft stock significantly while Bryce Love continues to climb. Here's where they and other Heisman contenders rank among Todd McShay's best prospects for 2018.
Four quarterbacks, five defensive backs, five running backs, five receivers, four front-seven players and two offensive linemen comprise our annual ranking of top young talent, led by second-year Eagles QB Carson Wentz.
The Saints hit on several picks in the 2017 draft, including cornerback Marshon Lattimore, who has been one of the league's best corners. Here are the 25 best rookies this season.
Houston has not one but two potential MVPs in its infield. Max Scherzer has a shot at another Cy Young, and MLB will have a new crew of rookies to recognize. Who is most likely to take home the major awards next year?
After we were spoiled by the likes of Connor McDavid, Auston Matthews and Artemi Panarin as top rookies in recent seasons, there was supposed to be a letdown in 2017-18. Instead, there's another wave of high-end talent. Here's the top 10 right now.
Josh Rosen is a gifted passer. Sam Darnold makes too many mistakes. Baker Mayfield fits the modern NFL. Here's what the tape tells us about the best signal-callers expected to be in next year's draft.
All 30 NBA teams will be scouting two major matchups at the Champions Classic in Chicago, featuring nine top-30 prospects. Here are the five biggest things to watch in each game to get ready for the 2018 draft.
Which teams have the most and least favorable schedules for the rest of the season? It looks like tough sledding for some NFC clubs, while the Jaguars have the easiest path to the postseason.
As good as Cody Bellinger was this year, he's just getting started. While some elite first-year players will use 2017 as a springboard for more, some will have a hard time topping last season.
One of the most fascinating players in the world is set to make the jump from Japan to the major leagues for the 2018 season. We break down just how much he's worth as a pitcher, a hitter -- and both -- as he makes a difficult transition across the world.
Some teams are locked in with their plan at the sport's most important position for next season (and beyond, in many cases). Then there are teams like the Browns, Jets and Broncos. We rank them here, in order of most to least likely to make a switch.
What happens when you combine NBA standings with analytics, the salary cap and the draft? The standings start to look a whole lot different.
Christian McCaffrey has a lot of catches, but he hasn't had a great first NFL season overall. Here's what the tape reveals about McCaffrey, Mitchell Trubisky, O.J. Howard, Joe Mixon and Corey Davis and how they can break out down the stretch.
Freshmen -- especially the best ones -- have become the centerpiece of college hoops. This year's crop is no exception. So how good will Texas' Mohamed Bamba or Duke's Marvin Bagley or Missouri's Michael Porter Jr. be? We give you their numbers -- now.
Here are all the best matchups during college basketball's opening weekend for catching intriguing NBA draft prospects.
The battle between UCLA and USC isn't just on the field next weekend -- their quarterbacks could go No. 1 overall in the 2018 NFL draft. Here's Mel Kiper's ranking of the top 25 prospects for next year's draft.
After 2017's great PG draft, bigs are expected to dominate 2018. Here's what makes the top seven so intriguing to NBA scouts and how they could rise over the course of the season.
Next up in our under-the-radar draft series: a 3-and-D-style 2-guard out of Conference USA.
The Texans trading up for Deshaun Watson. The Rams hiring Sean McVay. The Cardinals letting Calais Campbell leave in free agency. Bold moves this past offseason have produced big results through Week 9 -- for better or worse.
The early signing period is here, top ESPN 100 prospects -- including No. 1 R.J. Barrett could make decisions. Here's where they will likely land.
Defensemen that can play in the top four are at a premium, and a handful of teams have had to experiment with journeymen and rookies. Here's a look at how those players have done thus far, and whether they should be kept in the role.
Duke's the top team in the country -- can it win the ACC? Can Kansas continue its streak of winning the Big 12? Why wait months for the results -- here's how each conference race will finish.
UCF's 7-6 center Tacko Fall is a big reason why the Knights could join teams like Charleston and San Diego State -- and a good part of the Ivy League -- as Giant Killers in this season's tournament. Yes, it's never too early to prepare for March Madness.
Next up in our under-the-radar draft series: An elite shooter drawing CJ McCollum comparisons
The SEC is keeping the coaching carousel spinning. What's the latest on Florida and Tennessee coaching searches, and what jobs could be next to open around the country? We examine every aspect of the coaching carousel before it takes another big turn.
A look at the top five and bottom five defensive fronts, along with predictions on whether those trends will continue. It all starts with the ferocious Panthers.
Will the Red Wings continue to get great goaltending? Are the Devils going to win their division? Is Alex Pietrangelo really a point-per-game player? We identify the most shocking trend for every NHL team, and predict whether it continues.
Byron Buxton is spectacular in center, Andrelton Simmons' play at short speaks for itself and Yadier Molina is a legend. But do any of them deserve defensive hardware this year? We make our picks.
Where will Yu Darvish go? Who'll sign Jake Arrieta? Can J.D. Martinez score a big deal? This free-agent class boasts big names who come with big risks.
College hoops' best coaches seem to get their teams to excel at the same things, season after season. For John Calipari, it's about getting his Kentucky freshmen to play beyond their years. Find out how he and other top coaches stay ahead of the field.
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.