Working the waiver wire is pivotal to succeeding in fantasy basketball. With so many games, injuries and endless shifts in rotations throughout the season, we’ll need to source stats from free agency to maximize our imaginary rosters.

3. Game 5 of the Yankees-Indians series averaged 7,610,000 viewers across FS1 (7,261,000), FOX Deportes (207,000) and FOX Sports GO (142,000), according to the network. The game peaked from 11:15 to 11:30 PM ET with 9,175,000 viewers on FS1. The network said it was the most-watched ALDS game on any network since 2011.

A willingness to entertain competition for the last spot or two on your fantasy hoops roster can prove rewarding, even though it’s difficult to open up space this early in the season. The final few rounds of a draft are often used for speculation on sleepers, so it can help to consider those end-of-bench players as in direct competition with the talent floating in free agency.

At one point late in Sunday’s race, Johnson was put a lap down by Hendrick Motorsports teammate Elliott.

“We were just terrible all day,” Johnson said. “Oh, what a bummer. We had high hopes for this weekend.”

WOMP, WOMP: Kyle Larson had been considered a strong championship contender until his engine blew in last week’s elimination race at Kansas. Now out of the playoffs, he wasn’t competitive Sunday, crashed and finished 37th.

“Another Martinsville for us. I’ve got to figure out how to get around this place,” Larson said. He has one career top-10 finish at the track.
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Off to a 3-4 start and struggling to live up to the standard set en route to three straight Eastern Conference titles, Jarran Reed Youth jersey the Cleveland Cavaliers held an air-it-out meeting with the entire team prior to practice Tuesday.
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With key offensive players such as left tackle Joe Staley (eye) and receiver Pierre Garcon (neck) dealing with injuries and a complex offensive system for his new quarterback to learn, Shanahan indicated the Niners won’t rush Garoppolo into action.

What do the parties say? I’ve reached out repeatedly to ESPN to speak with the senior management who made the decision on Hill. That includes ESPN president John Skipper and ESPN executive vice president Connor Schell. I’ve been repeatedly declined. Hill is also declining comment. The end of SC6 is simply my prediction from observing ESPN for years.

As far as the viewership of the show, management knows that any replacement for SC6 will not produce a magic bullet. Douglas Pucci of Programming Insider and Awful Announcing has charted ESPN studio shows over the past couple of years. What he found was that ratings movements (ups or downs) are generally parallel to those of its PTI lead-in.

For the week of Sept. 26-29, 2017, Pucci’s last post on ESPN ratings, SC6 averaged 508,000 viewers including 277,000 adults 18-49. One year earlier in the same week (Sep. 27-30 & Oct. 2), the SportsCenter 6:00 p.m. show averaged 475,000 and 245,000 adults 18-49. That is a 6.9 percent increase in overall viewership.

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The Terps are 49-3 in regular-season Big Ten play — their only losses are to Ohio State — and they’ve won all three Big Ten tournaments in which they have Authentic D. J. Wilson Jersey competed.
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Taylor, who had a 3.7 in honors classes, had been committed to Rutgers, but as more colleges began to notice him blossoming in his senior season, the number of scholarship offers he received doubled. If not for Wisconsin, he might have gone to Harvard; he took three visits there and was the top player on the Crimson’s recruiting board, according to Harvard assistant coach Chris Batti says. But Taylor said he couldn’t pass up Wisconsin: It was such a great balance between great football and great academics. He plans to major in biochemistry.

After Week 5, Cleveland had a 35.0 percent mark in my good blocking rate (GBR) metric that measures how often an offense gives its ball carriers quality run blocking, a total that placed 30th in the league. Since good blocking carries are generally four to five times more productive than bad blocking carries, it made Crowell hard pressed to post starting-caliber fantasy numbers.

Solomon Thomas, DL, San Francisco 49ers: The No. 3 overall pick in the 2017 draft exited the game against the Eagles during the third quarter with a knee injury and was quickly declared out by the team after heading back to the locker room.

As for MVP, Kershaw had overtaken Turner as the series WPA leader by the end of his Game 1 start and maintained that perch up to the moment of Seager’s home run. But his lead would not last much longer.

Engelland and defenseman Nate Schmidt each bought 20-game ticket packages for surviving victims and first responders. Foundations run by Vegas owner Bill Foley, the NHL and the Chicago Wolves锟斤拷Vegas’s minor-league affiliate锟斤拷together donated $500,000.

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Unfortunately, No. 44 is not in Dodger Blue because the club hasn’t gotten around to imbobblizing him just yet. He is in Duck Orange, wearing the No. 32 he was given when he showed up to pitch two games for the Long Island Ducks of the independent Atlantic League in August of 2015.

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Ohhh, please don’t write about that, Baez says. (Sorry.) It just so happens that the bathroom was upstairs in the clubhouse building, and some of the guys couldn’t wait.

The Broncos only re-signed Osweiler after Lynch injured his right shoulder before the season opener. Lynch is now healthy, but was inactive for Monday’s game. Lynch, a first-round pick from Authentic Raymond Felton Jersey Memphis in the 2016 NFL Draft, started two games as a rookie. He threw for 497 yards with two touchdowns and an interception.

Siemian was just 19 of 36 for 198 yards and a touchdown with three interceptions. His first pick was on a terrible throw to tight end Jeff Heuerman as Peters intercepted the underthrown ball.

3. Denver’s top-ranked defense can’t do it all 鈥?The Broncos defense allowed only 276 yards on Monday, holding Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt, the NFL’s leading rusher, to just 46 yards on 22 carries. While the Broncos defense is doing its part, the offense isn’t holding up its end of the bargain.

Until the offense can consistently put together sustained drives, the Broncos (3-4) will continue to slide out of the AFC playoff picture.

There’s high tension, Broncos cornerback Chris Harris said. We’re giving the ball away. We’re tired of losing the same way. We have to score some points. You can’t win if you can’t score.

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The NFL trade deadline typically does not have the intrigue or drama found in other leagues.

The 49ers appear to view Garoppolo as their quarterback of the future after giving up what will be a pick at the top of the second round in 2018 to get him, plus the knowledge that they’ll have to sign him to a big contract given his upcoming free agent status.

Garoppolo in “Madden NFL 18” is already ranked in the top 30 QBs with a 77 Overall rating. His “Quick” development trait in Franchise Mode means he could become an above-average player.

Garoppolo has only started two games in his career, though, which explains why he has never been able to break out of that range where all inexperienced QBs reside in “Madden.”

Bryce Love, Stanford, RB: Love’s 10.3 yards per carry is his best argument for the Heisman. It doesn’t help his cause that his games are getting seen by a lot fewer people than Barkley’s, but Notre Dame’s domination of USC this weekend ensures he’ll have three marquee games remaining—at Washington State in two weeks, against Washington the week after and then the season finale against the Irish. He should be able to pad his stats even more next week against an Oregon State D that is No. 102 in the nation against the run.

New York took over in the third quarter and built the lead to 17 on several occasions in the period.

Sunday marked the anniversary of James’ professional debut in 2003 against Sacramento. He had 25 points with nine assists and six rebounds.

“I played better 14 years ago than I did tonight,” James said.patriots_011

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For all the talk about Bryce Harpers knee and Jake Arrietas hamstring, the piece of flesh that will have the most to say about which National League team reaches the World Series might be a postcard-size portion of Clayton Kershaws lower back.
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“My situation was better because I had a year to redshirt and I was able to be in the playbook,” Francois said. “It’s a tough situation for him. Going into battle not knowing a lot of the playbook because you just got here is a tough task. Seeing him battle and have that grit amazes me.”

Last season, Francois led the Seminoles to 10 wins, directed six fourth-quarter rallies (including four wins) and threw for the fifth-most yards in school history (3,350).

“At first the injury was very devastating and detrimental to me and my family. We worked so hard to get here,” Francois said. “Every athlete gets hurt, though, and you have to take the bitter with the sweet.”

On Tuesday, right at the NFL trade deadline, word got out that the Panthers had depleted Newtons cache of offensive options even more. No. 1 wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin, out, to the Bills. Two draft picks, in. Technically, it was a trade; Jakub Kindl Authentic Jersey or would have fit, too.

Go figure. There were teams with extra receivers either being shopped around or drawing interest (hey, Steelers and Dolphins). The team that barely has any to spare lets one of its more important ones go.

Drake averaged 5.4 yards per rush as a rookie, but in limited chances this season the Alabama product has really struggled, albeit in a mere 10 rushes. Since Williams is more of a pass-catcher, the Dolphins should make this a time-share, which fantasy owners absolutely despise. If choosing which one to roster in fantasy, Drake should go first, but it seems unlikely he’ll earn weekly flex status anytime soon, Authentic Markus Granlund Jersey so one might simply be better off ignoring the Dolphins.

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Every week, we’ll rank the top 10 players from the previous week using game score as our starting point.
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The Jags were on bye this week, but they headed into Week 8 leading the league in defensive DVOA and they’ll come out of it leading the league in points allowed per game, thanks to the Texans-Seahawks shootout. Todd Wash’s defense clearly belongs in a group with the Bills, Seahawks and Steelers among the best defenses of the first half, and while I’d pick the Jaguars from that group, there’s not a huge difference between Authentic Wesley Walker Jersey those four units so far.

Team owner Jack Roush will officially induct his first NASCAR driver into the Hall during the ceremony on Friday. The thing that always stood out about Mark was his unmatched drive to win, said Roush.

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The NHL has suspended Washington Capitals right winger Tom Wilson for four games for boarding St. Louis Blues forward Sammy Blais.

The league’s department of player safety announced the suspension Tuesday.

Wilson will forfeit $97,561 in salary. Even though this is the first regular-season suspension of his NHL career, Wilson is considered a repeat offender after being suspended for two preseason games for J.J. Nelson Youth jersey a late hit on Blues rookie Robert Thomas last month.

The 23-year old will miss games against the Ottawa Senators, Montreal Canadiens, Tampa Bay Lightning and Pittsburgh Penguins. He’ll be eligible to return Oct. 13 against the New Jersey Devils.

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Club record signing Alexandre Lacazette currently holds the jersey for being Wenger’s main marksman in north London, and another of Benzema’s compatriots – Olivier Giroud – would also be on pushover in the pecking order.

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The Jaguars announced Wednesday night that they have signed linebacker Telvin Smith to a four-year extension. A source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter that the deal is worth up to $50 million.

Smith was in the final season of his rookie contract. He signed a four-year deal worth $2.43 million with only $211,052 guaranteed after the Jaguars drafted him in the fifth round in 2014.

Brady’s signature is on the doorsill plates, and his “TB12” logo can be seen throughout the vehicle, including on the fender and embossed on the headrests.

The five-time Super Bowl champion signed a deal with Aston Martin in May after more than a year of talking to the company.

With the guidance of the company’s chief creative officer, Marek Reichman, Brady personalized his car.

Cerqueira released a statement in early August via a publicist to NFL Network, saying that she had a vocal disagreement with Landry in March and that police were called, although she did not call them.

Cerqueira also said in the statement that “there were no criminal charges” and that she “was not in any way physically harmed.”

The Dolphins’ front office notified the NFL when it became aware of the investigation this spring, ESPN reported previously. Landry was up front with the team, as far as it knows, as soon as the altercation occurred.

Under the NFL’s personal conduct policy, Commissioner Roger Goodell has the authority to suspend players without criminal convictions. The league amended the policy three years ago to strengthen punishments in domestic cases.
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Because of the injury, the Vikings traded a first-round pick to the Eagles for quarterback Sam Bradford, who led the team to an 8-8 record in 2016.

If a player starts the regular season on the PUP list, he has to sit for the first six weeks. And once that player is medically cleared, he is eligible to return to the field as early as Week 7.

According to NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero, Bridgewater visited Dr. Dan Cooper in Dallas for a checkup and physical on Monday. Cooper repaired Bridgewater’s torn ACL and dislocated knee in August 2016. Now that 24-year-old has been medically cleared to play, Minnesota has three weeks to decide whether he can play this season or not.

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