Luis Severino discovered his slider and Chad Green's fastball flourished in the pen. We look at five players who were better than expected in 2017.
NFL teams crave edge defenders who can get to quarterbacks. Luckily for them, the Class of 2018 has plenty. Todd McShay ranks the best 32 prospects in next year's draft.
Should Luka Doncic be considered the early leader for the No. 1 pick over Michael Porter and Marvin Bagley? Kevin Pelton and Jonathan Givony break it down.
Still in the hunt in your Eliminator contests after Week 2? We have your top three options to lock in as your Week 3 pick, as well as a team you should absolutely avoid this time around.
Which wide receivers have the easiest and toughest matchups in Week 3? Check out the downloadable PDF cheat sheet listing every matchup to help with your fantasy football decisions.
Where are the five-star players going? In some cases, there are trends developing -- and we could be heading for several head-to-head battles.
Which college football teams are strongest in the eyes of Vegas experts? Phil Steele provides his updated ratings for the top 25 teams in Week 4 of the college football season.
We know UCLA's Josh Rosen has NFL scouts drooling, but who does he remind them of the most? Pro Football Focus crunches the numbers to come up with the NFL players with similar profiles to some of the nation's best players.
Matthew Coller looks at 15 rookies with fantasy value to watch for the 2017-18 season, including the Islanders' talented forward Josh Ho-Sang.
From the four teams that can win it all to the group just looking to stay competitive, here's a rundown of every team that sits at .500 after two games.
Eric Karabell offers thoughts on the Greg Olsen injury, as the Panthers enter a key Week 3 game with the Saints' defense looking for playmakers.
Some free agents are guaranteed big-time paydays no matter what, but others, like Jay Bruce, could improve their offers by delivering big postseason results. Whose paychecks could benefit from playoff performance boosts?
Despite another huge win, Clemson could be on the verge of losing its top commit in five-star Xavier Thomas. Elsewhere in the top 10, Ohio State and others are figuring out their biggest needs.
Where does the betting value lie in the Detroit-New York matchup? ESPN Chalk experts provide against-the-spread and over/under advice on the game.
Need a hitter to deliver a big blow in a tight game? Not every hitter has executed equally well in 2017, but top performers like Nelson Cruz have helped put their teams over the top time and again.
The reigning Heisman winner debuts in Mel Kiper's ranking of the best NFL prospects for the 2018 draft. And a couple of defenders chasing Lamar Jackson in Saturday night's Clemson-Louisville game make the list, too.
The Trenton right-hander has restored his old delivery, and his stuff has returned, plus evaluations of Johan Oviedo, Seth Romero and more.
Auston Matthews, Patrik Laine, Zach Werenski, Mitch Marner and other rookies lit up the NHL in 2016-17. Are any of them headed for regression in their second campaigns? We break down the chances for 10 top rising sophomores.
Here are four plausible scenarios for how Embiid's season plays out, broken into tiers from best to worst case, and what each would mean for his potential free agency.
A long swing led to a long season for a Brewers prospect, while injuries and inconsistency hurt others. We look at those who need a new start in 2018.
From a Cardinals vet to a bearded center fielder and an MVP candidate, we look at the players who could make -- or break -- their team's postseason hopes.
These are the biggest player incentives this season, plus what it means for teams.
Every strong ballclub has something going for it, but what works over 162 games isn't automatically what gives you the best shot to win the short series that teams play in October. Who is best equipped to win it all?
These struggling minor leaguers will need to make major adjustments if they're going to live up to expectations in 2018.
These prospects know defense wins games. We examine runs saved to rank 2017's top defenders.
Oklahoma faces Ohio State in the top matchup for Week 2, and that means top recruits such as linebacker Merlin Robertson will be watching as they get closer to picking their colleges.
Are the Pittsburgh Steelers a good Super Bowl LII bet at 10-1? Which over/unders look like solid bets? Our experts give their best bets from the NFL futures board.
Before each season, teams look to fill holes in their lineups and their rotations. We examine the star prospects who have a chance to realize their potential next season.
Juan Nicasio might throw only five to seven innings for the Cardinals, but if he's used in high-leverage spots, he can more than justify the deal.
The Bulls rookie has rapidly evolved into the face of Finnish hoops while showing off his NBA-ready skills at Eurobasket.
In a league where teams don't play every other club each season, the schedule can determine who makes the playoffs. Here are the hardest (Eagles) and easiest (Patriots) slates, along with the 30 in between.
Our list includes three sons of former major leaguers, a prospect now doing well in the bigs and the best performer from this year's draft class.
Every NFL team would falter if the starting quarterback was injured. But which teams are most vulnerable if they suffer serious injuries at the other spots?
From the best and worst offenses to the toughest and easiest schedules, here's a breakdown of what to expect when the season kicks off Thursday.
Will Harris identifies games to watch for Week 2 of the college football season, including a UCF-Memphis showdown and the intriguing matchup between Oklahoma and Ohio State.
Hard-throwing Michael Kopech has the electric stuff to dominate big league hitters in the future. We rank the pitching prospects who have shown the potential to thrive in the majors.
Teen phenom Ronald Acuna played his way up through three levels of the minors this summer, raking at every stop. Which minor league prospects have shown the most potential to hit in the majors?
Chris Sale, Giancarlo Stanton and Max Scherzer are players who have put up monster seasons. Which major leaguers have done the most to boost their Hall of Fame chances this season?
What upcoming draft picks does every NBA team owe and own? Here's our team-by-team breakdown.
Who will be the first QB to lose his starting gig? Who's playing for a big contract next offseason? We checked in with NFL execs for their thoughts on which quarterbacks have the most to prove heading into the regular season.
Do-it-all back Christian McCaffrey is going to have a big season with Carolina. Same with No. 1 pick Myles Garrett in Cleveland. Here are predictions for the NFL's best rookies in 2017.
Which rookies will be fantasy difference-makers? Todd McShay ranks his overall top five, starting with Vikings running back Dalvin Cook, and his five best sleepers.
The Astros, criticized for not making a move at the July 31 deadline, made a franchise-changing one a month later, while the Tigers started building for the future.
The Angels have struggled at second base all season. On Thursday, they addressed that weakness by acquiring 36-year-old Phillips from the Braves.
Here's our guide to every key date and deadline that will shape roster decisions from now until the postseason.
The Pelicans gain flexibility and the Bulls pick up a player and a draft pick. Kevin Pelton grades the trade.
The double-move to Odell Beckham Jr. The Chiefs' underrated formation. Even the triple-option scheme with ... Jay Cutler. We did the work for you, offensive coordinators: Run these plays more often.
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.