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?
Already looking ahead to next season? Here are eight players around the NFL who are ready to bust out in 2018.
Some teams, such as Florida, are in desperate need of a QB, and in steps ESPN 300 Emory Jones, while playoff contenders such as Georgia and Clemson have stars to replace. These freshmen should help.
Who has the best pass-catchers, Pittsburgh or Minnesota? What about the best secondary? Football Outsiders settles those debates and more for every position group headed to the playoffs.
The pinstriped flamethrower fell from our fab-five firemen, but the Bombers still managed to pack the list this year.
Kyle Kuzma and Jordan Bell have been two of the biggest steals from the 2017 NBA draft. Why are they outperforming players drafted earlier, and what does it mean for future drafts?
We gathered a panel of four NFL execs to rank the playoff field 1-12. No. 1? Unsurprisingly, it's the defending Super Bowl champion Patriots. But it gets interesting rather quickly after that.
Lincoln Riley was set up for success in his first year, but he followed through on it and locked up a top-10 recruiting class that will help.
Clemson will lose plenty of talent from this season's College Football Playoff team, but the Tigers should reload quickly with another stellar class.
Kevin Pelton examines how James Harden's hamstring injury will impact his team's race with the Warriors and his MVP race with LeBron James.
There are fewer frontline starters than ever before, but the ones who still lord over the game are something special. So which one is No. 1?
NFL execs saw four options for a Jimmy G contract when the 49ers acquired him heading into Week 9. Two options remain viable now that Garoppolo has won his first four starts with the team and looked impressive in doing so. Here's what happens next.
Mohamed Bamba's combination of rare physical gifts and lingering question marks make him a polarizing prospect for NBA teams. Is he a rightful top pick or the kind of player who gets GMs in trouble?
With relief pitchers handling more innings than ever, some clubs are throwing money at their pen problems, while others are ready to take thrifty chances on journeymen.
Jimmy Garoppolo becoming the next Tier 1 passer? Big Ben retiring? The Browns finishing higher than last in the AFC North? Here's what a panel of NFL execs, coaches and evaluators predict for next season.
The Rose Bowl features two teams built differently on the recruiting trail. Oklahoma is built around its quarterback and Texas connections, while Georgia, like other SEC teams, targets elite front-seven players and running backs.
Jonathan Givony spent 10 days crisscrossing Europe evaluating many of the top international prospects for 2018 as well as some notable young players for future drafts.
The Eagles have already given Alshon Jeffery an in-season extension, but they have two more under-the-radar free agents who might get paid -- by some team -- this offseason.
Don't think Giant Killers belong only to the mid-majors. No, there are some lurking in power conferences. Some have big names. So welcome Notre Dame, Texas and a few others to the world of Giant Killers.
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.