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Amari Cooper: Is This Michael Clayton Again?

Amari Cooper is on pace for 388 yards this season. What is going on with Oakland's No. 1 receiver, and how does this stack up to other wideouts who were so productive in their first two seasons? We might be looking at the next Michael Clayton. (Click to read more.)

19 comments, Last at 29 Oct 2017, 12:12pm by JimZipCode

ESPN: Week 7 DFS Matchups

At ESPN Insider, some of our favorite Week 7 DFS matchups include Marcus Mariota, Melvin Gordon, Pierre Garcon, and Kyle Rudolph. We're also willing to give Brett Hundley a chance in tournaments.

Clutch Encounters: Week 6
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Clutch Encounters: Week 6

Return scores galore and an important return for Marcus Mariota. Also: Atlanta blows another one, while Oakland finally blows one (to the Chargers no less). Finally, the best 0-6 team ever, the But Fumble?, and Detroit gets close to the largest comeback in NFL history.

14 comments, Last at 20 Oct 2017, 7:21am by Anon Ymous

ESPN: NFL's Five Most Improved Offenses

For ESPN Insider, we looked at the five offenses that have made the biggest improvements in DVOA since last season, and whether or not they will sustain their success for the rest of 2017.

ESPN: Week 6 DFS Matchups

At ESPN Insider, some of our favorite Week 6 DFS matchups include Deshaun Watson (stacked with Will Fuller), Ameer Abdullah, David Njoku, and we're cautiously looking at Amari Cooper as a value pick.

Clutch Encounters: Week 5
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Clutch Encounters: Week 5

An instant classic in Dallas. Also: the sweetest two-point conversion ever, requiem for the Giants, A.J. Green's shaky day, Jay Cutler pulls a Mike McMahon, and the Rams show they're not quite ready to overtake Seattle.

2 comments, Last at 10 Oct 2017, 6:33pm by Scott Kacsmar
2017 ALEX: The Early Results
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2017 ALEX: The Early Results

Our first look at ALEX in 2017 finds Alex Smith in his usual spot, but why do things feel so different? Also: Jay Cutler turned into Blaine Gabbert, Tyrod Taylor's huge role reversal, and a progress report on the last two draft's top passers.

27 comments, Last at 10 Oct 2017, 6:05pm by theslothook

ESPN: Week 5 DFS Matchups

At ESPN Insider, some of our favorite Week 5 DFS matchups include Jameis Winston, Jay Ajayi, Tyreek Hill, and Hunter Henry.

Clutch Encounters: Week 4
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Clutch Encounters: Week 4

The Chiefs get to 4-0 with another game-winning drive. Also: New England keeps losing games it always used to win, the end of Matt Ryan's incredible streak that no one knew about, and could Rams-Cowboys be the NFL's next great rivalry?

4 comments, Last at 04 Oct 2017, 1:20pm by mehllageman56

ESPN: Week 4 DFS Matchups

At ESPN Insider, some of our favorite Week 4 DFS matchups include Matthew Stafford, Chris Carson, Michael Thomas, and Charles Clay.