Rankings: The 192 gamers who ought to be rostered in 2021

Rankings: The 192 gamers who ought to be rostered in 2021

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Jan 5, 2021Mike ClayESPN Writer CloseFantasy football, NFL analyst for ESPN.com
Member of Pro Football Writers of America
Founding director of Pro Football Focus Fantasy
2013 FSTA award winner for most accurate preseason rankingsThe fantasy football offseason is nearly upon us, which means it's time to start looking ahead to 2021.
Yes, the next fantasy season is many months away and the below rankings will be impacted in a significant way by retirements, free agency, the draft, coaching cha..

Rankings: The 192 gamers who must be rostered in 2021

Rankings: The 192 gamers who must be rostered in 2021

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Jan 5, 2021Mike ClayESPN Writer CloseFantasy football, NFL analyst for ESPN.com
Member of Pro Football Writers of America
Founding director of Pro Football Focus Fantasy
2013 FSTA award winner for most accurate preseason rankingsThe fantasy football offseason is nearly upon us, which means it's time to start looking ahead to 2021.
Yes, the next fantasy season is many months away and the below rankings will be impacted in a significant way by retirements, free agency, the draft, coaching cha..

Seahawks’ Adams adamant he’ll play vs. Rams

Seahawks’ Adams adamant he’ll play vs. Rams

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5:53 PM ETBrady HendersonESPN SEATTLE — The biggest question facing the Seattle Seahawks this week actually isn't a question to Jamal Adams: The All-Pro strong safety on Wednesday said unequivocally that he'll be on the field for Saturday's wild-card game against the Los Angeles Rams.
“No question in my mind. I'm playing, man,” Adams said. “Look, as long as these legs are moving, man, as long as my faith is with the man upstairs, which is very strong, I'm going to be ou..

WFT’s Younger: I am not sorry for ‘I need Tom’ discuss

WFT’s Younger: I am not sorry for ‘I need Tom’ discuss

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4:46 PM ETJohn KeimESPN Staff Writer CloseCovered the Redskins for the Washington Examiner and other media outlets since 1994
Authored or co-authored three books on the Redskins and one on the Cleveland BrownsASHBURN, Va. — Washington Football Team defensive end Chase Young made it clear Sunday night what he wanted this week: Tom Brady. And that hasn't changed three days later — even if some tried to turn it into bulletin board material.
After Sunday's NFC East title-clinching win at..

How Ron Rivera’s cancer battle, return of Alex Smith galvanized the Washington Football Team

How Ron Rivera’s cancer battle, return of Alex Smith galvanized the Washington Football Team

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6:00 AM ETJohn KeimESPN Staff Writer CloseCovered the Redskins for the Washington Examiner and other media outlets since 1994
Authored or co-authored three books on the Redskins and one on the Cleveland BrownsASHBURN, Va. — The Washington Football Team was 2-7 in November and seemingly headed nowhere, even while playing in the NFC East. A bad team in a terrible division.
Still, Washington professed hope. Coach Ron Rivera maintained the team could win the division, a comment that often drew rais..

K.C. favored, but Bucs are books’ biggest sweat

K.C. favored, but Bucs are books’ biggest sweat

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11:15 AM ETDavid PurdumESPN Staff Writer Close Joined ESPN in 2014
Journalist covering gambling industry since 2008On New Year's Day, bookmaker William Hill U.S. took a six-figure bet on the Kansas City Chiefs to win the Super Bowl, but the defending champions are not the sportsbook's biggest concern heading into the playoffs.
The worst-case scenario for several bookmakers is the Tampa Bay Buccaneers winning the Super Bowl.
The Chiefs are the consensus Super Bowl favorite, listed at +..

Dolphins offensive coordinator Gailey resigns

Dolphins offensive coordinator Gailey resigns

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9:19 AM ETCameron WolfeESPN Staff Writer CloseCovered the Broncos for two seasons with the Denver Post
Graduate of the University of Houston
A native of Jackson, Miss.DAVIE, Fla. — Veteran assistant coach Chan Gailey has resigned after one year as Miami Dolphins offensive coordinator, the team announced Wednesday morning.
This means the Dolphins will have a new offensive coordinator for the third consecutive season under coach Brian Flores as they continue to find the right scheme and playcalle..

Peetz, mentored by Brady, joins LSU as new OC

Peetz, mentored by Brady, joins LSU as new OC

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1:41 PM ETMark SchlabachESPN Senior Writer CloseSenior college football writer
Author of seven books on college football
Graduate of the University of GeorgiaLSU is going back to the Joe Brady system to try to fix its ailing offense. The Tigers hired Carolina Panthers quarterbacks coach Jake Peetz as their new offensive coordinator Wednesday.
Peetz spent this past season working under Brady, Carolina's offensive coordinator, who helped guide LSU to a 2019 CFP national championship in his ..

Source: Titans trainer tests positive for virus

Source: Titans trainer tests positive for virus

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1:13 PM ETTurron DavenportESPN Close Covered Eagles for USA Today
Covered the Ravens for Baltimore Times
Played college football at Cheyney UniversityNASHVILLE, Tenn. — One of the Tennessee Titans' trainers tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter.
“You try to be smart and make sure we are following protocols, keeping masks up. We're trying to be conscious of every situation that we put ourselves in. You hate to see anyone receive a positiv..

Lamar’s No. 1 goal: Erase 0-2 playoff narrative

Lamar’s No. 1 goal: Erase 0-2 playoff narrative

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1:47 PM ETJamison HensleyESPN Staff Writer CloseUniversity of Maryland graduate
Lives in the Baltimore area with his wife and sonOWINGS MILLS, Md. — Four days before the Baltimore Ravens' wild-card game at the Tennessee Titans, quarterback Lamar Jackson made it clear that he's determined to end all the talk that he can't win in the postseason.
Jackson is 0-2 in the playoffs, struggling in upset losses to the Los Angeles Chargers in 2018 and the Titans last year. He is looking to ..

Browns ‘full speed ahead’ after no positive tests

Browns ‘full speed ahead’ after no positive tests

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10:38 AM ETJake TrotterESPN Staff Writer CloseCovers the Big 12Joined ESPN.com in 2011Graduate of Washington & Lee UniversityBEREA, Ohio — Cleveland Browns coach Kevin Stefanski says his team is “full speed ahead” after the latest round of COVID-19 testing produced no new positive results.
“Just gotta put a plan together, go find a way to win,” said Stefanski, who tested positive Tuesday for COVID-19 and will be unavailable for Sunday's playoff game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Pro Bow..

Giants ‘on the right track,’ keep GM Gettleman

Giants ‘on the right track,’ keep GM Gettleman

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8:03 AM ETJordan RaananESPN Staff Writer CloseEAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — New York Giants general manager Dave Gettleman is returning for a fourth season with the same title and responsibilities, team co-owner John Mara announced Wednesday.
Mara said he “really didn't contemplate” firing Gettleman despite the Giants' 6-10 record this season, citing the GM's relationship with first-year head coach Joe Judge and their personnel moves over the past year.
“I think the way Dave and Joe wo..

Lawrence, likely No. 1 overall pick, enters draft

Lawrence, likely No. 1 overall pick, enters draft

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10:16 AM ETDavid M. HaleESPN Staff Writer CloseACC reporter.Joined ESPN in 2012.Graduate of the University of Delaware.If there was any real drama remaining for Clemson fans, Trevor Lawrence put an official end to it Wednesday, releasing a video on social media announcing he would enter the NFL draft.
“My time here has been amazing, and I'll be a Clemson Tiger forever,” Lawrence said in the video.
Lawrence led Clemson to a national championship as a freshman in 2018 and won his first 25 sta..

How did Josh Allen make us all look so dumb? Inside his unbelievable rise

How did Josh Allen make us all look so dumb? Inside his unbelievable rise

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8:00 AM ETKevin Van ValkenburgESPN Senior Writer CloseSenior Writer for ESPN.com and ESPN The Magazine
Born and raised in Western Montana
Spent 11 years as a feature writer for The Baltimore SunWHEN WAS THE exact moment you realized Josh Allen had made you look like a fool? How many “Are you bleeping serious?” throws did he have to make for you to question your entire belief system when it comes to predicting the success of an NFL quarterback? Because, dear reader, most of us did not arrive at t..

Lamar Jackson’s titanic hurdle: Capturing that elusive playoff win for the Ravens

Lamar Jackson’s titanic hurdle: Capturing that elusive playoff win for the Ravens

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6:00 AM ETJamison HensleyESPN Staff Writer CloseUniversity of Maryland graduate
Lives in the Baltimore area with his wife and sonOWINGS MILLS, Md. — From the blink-and-he’s-gone scrambles to the countless hugs, Lamar Jackson is playing as loose, confident and enthused as ever heading into a postseason that can go a long way in determining his national perception as a quarterback.
Jackson shook off the weight of expectations that come with being the reigning NFL MVP, as well as a nasty bout with..