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The Clean Sheets: Reviewing Early FPL Midfielder Pricing

Can a healthy Aaron Ramsey lead all Premier League midfielders in goals this season?

The Clean Sheets: Reviewing Early FPL Forwards Pricing

Nick and Andrew discuss early Fantasy Premier League pricing, including Robin van Persie's 12.5 tag, which is the highest in the game.

The Clean Sheets: Previewing the World Cup Final

Does Lionel Messi have enough in him to take down a powerful German side to capture his first World Cup?

The Clean Sheets: Previewing the World Cup Semifinals

Can Lionel Messi keep Argentina rolling all the way to the World Cup final?

The Clean Sheets: Previewing the World Cup Quarterfinals

Can Neymar continue his magic in leading Brazil to the semifinals of the World Cup with a win over Colombia this weekend?

DFS World Cup: Strategies for a Weekend of StatClash

Alexis Sanchez has been a solid contributor to a surprising Chilean side do they have enough to upset the host nation in the round of 16?

The Clean Sheets: When a Draw Feels Like a Loss

Clint Dempsey has scored in both of the United States' World Cup games. So why are we disappointed with four points?

2014 Team Preview: Denver Broncos

Restacking the Deck-er

The Clean Sheets: Early Group Stage Reactions

As we all expected, Spain have given up seven goals through two matches and have already been eliminated.

The Clean Sheets: World Cup Picks

Andrew and Nick share their World Cup brackets and Golden Boot winners.

The Clean Sheets: Discussing Group E

With Franck Ribery ruled out of the World Cup with a back injury, can Paul Pogba step up to lead France?

The Clean Sheets: Discussing Group F

He won't have to do it alone, but Edin Dzeko will likely be a major contributor if Bosnia and Herzegovina can advance to the knockout stage.

The Clean Sheets: Discussing Group A

With a nation's World Cup hopes riding on his shoulders, can Neymar deliver Brazil its sixth World Cup?

The Clean Sheets: Discussing Group B

Is Diego Costa the key to Spain winning back-to-back World Cups?

The Clean Sheets: Discussing Group C

Can Didier Drogba lead Ivory Coast out of Group C in what's likely to be the last shot for the Golden Generation?

The Clean Sheets: Discussing the Real Group of Death

Can Wayne Rooney help lead England out of the real Group of Death?

The Clean Sheets: Nick and Andrew Discuss Group H

Eden Hazard leads a Belgian side that many are predicting to be the darlings of Brazil.

The Clean Sheets: Nick and Andrew Discuss Group G

Can Clint Dempsey do enough to get the USA out of a tough Group G?

Fit or Miss: Premier League Injury Tracker - Gameweek 38

Despite not being 100 percent, Sergio Aguero says he will play in Manchester City's final game, with a draw all that's needed for the Premier League title.

Fantasy Premier League Rankings: Gameweek 38

With five goals in his last three matches, and one win away from the Premier League title, Edin Dzeko tops the final gameweek's rankings.

Fit or Miss: Premier League Injury Tracker - Gameweek 37

Robin van Persie could make a surprise return from his knee injury after he was presumed to be out for the rest of the season.

Fantasy Premier League Rankings: Gameweek 37

With two matches in Gameweek 37, an in-form Sergio Aguero tops our rankings.

Fit or Miss: Premier League Injury Tracker - Gameweek 36

Daniel Sturridge is expected to return Sunday against Chelsea after missing last weekend's match at Norwich City with a hamstring injury.

Fantasy Premier League Rankings: Gameweek 36

If Jose Mourinho brings a B-squad to Anfield, Luis Suarez should have a great chance to break the Premier League single-season scoring record.

Fantasy Premier League Rankings: Gameweek 35

After scoring four times against Norwich City earlier this season, Luis Suarez takes the top striker spot this week for the return fixture.

Fit or Miss: Premier League Injury Tracker - Gameweek 35

Wayne Rooney has returned to training following a toe injury, and he has been deemed fit to face Everton on Sunday.

Fit or Miss: Premier League Injury Tracker - Gameweek 34

Sergio Aguero looks set to return from his hamstring injury, just in time for Manchester City's two matches in gameweek 34.

Fantasy Premier League Rankings: Gameweek 34

With two matches this gameweek, including an enticing home game against Sunderland, Yaya Toure tops this week's rankings.

Final Four Preview: Kentucky vs. Wisconsin

Kentucky's Julius Randle will have his hands full in the frontcourt against Wisconsin in a matchup that could decide who plays for the national title.

Fit or Miss: Premier League Injury Tracker - Gameweek 33

Christian Benteke ruptured his Achilles tendon during Thursday's training session and he will now miss the rest of the Premier League season and the World Cup.

Fantasy Premier League Rankings: Gameweek 33

With fine play lately and a home match against Fulham, Christian Benteke takes the top spot in our gameweek 33 rankings.

Champions League Quarterfinals: Player Rankings

Cristiano Ronaldo beats out Lionel Messi and Zlatan Ibrahimovic for the top spot in our Champions League quarterfinals player rankings.

Champions League: Quarterfinals Staff Picks

Zlatan Ibrahmovic faces off against his old manager Jose Mourinho in the quarterfinals of the Champions League and our experts are split over who will win.

Fit or Miss: Premier League Injury Tracker - Gameweek 32

Aaron Ramsey suffered yet another setback and he'll be sidelined for at least another two weeks.

Fantasy Premier League Rankings: Gameweek 32

Luis Suarez is only three goals short of tying the Premier League single-season record. After netting a hat trick last weekend, can he tie (or break) the record this weekend?

Sweet 16 Preview: Midwest Region

Russ Smith has struggled with his shot, but he is the key if Louisville is to advance past the Sweet 16.

[Updated] Fit or Miss: Premier League Injury Tracker - Gameweek 31

Despite Manchester City playing two matches in gameweek 31, Sergio Aguero isn't expected to play in either one of them.

Fantasy Premier League Rankings: Gameweek 31

10 teams play two matches in gameweek 31, highlighted by Liverpool's games at Cardiff City and home against Sunderland, which lands Luis Suarez atop our rankings once again.

NCAA Tournament Preview: Midwest Region

If Duke hopes to escape the Midwest Region it will have to go through a gauntlet of teams in a tough bracket.

Fit or Miss: Premier League Injury Tracker - Gameweek 30

Aaron Ramsey will miss out yet again for Arsenal, who will also be without Mesut Ozil and Jack Wilshere.

Fantasy Premier League Rankings: Gameweek 30

Luis Suarez has a goal and two assists in his last two Premier League matches. With a trip to Old Trafford this weekend, he takes the top spot our weekly rankings.

Fit or Miss: Premier League Injury Tracker - Gameweek 29

Eden Hazard picked up an ankle injury while on international duty Wednesday, but he is expected to be fit to face Tottenham this weekend.

Fantasy Premier League Rankings: Gameweek 29

With only five Premier League matches to choose players from, Gameweek 29's rankings reach deep into the vault, headlined by Manchester United's Robin van Persie.

Fantasy Premier League Rankings: Gameweek 28

There may not be a hotter player in the Premier League right now than Daniel Sturridge, who tops our overall rankings this week.

Fit or Miss: Premier League Injury Tracker - Gameweek 28

Romelu Lukaku is set to return from an ankle injury that has kept him out since the end of January.

Fit or Miss: Premier League Injury Tracker - Gameweek 27

Romelu Lukaku will get an extra week off to recover from his ankle injury, as he's ineligible to play against his parent club this weekend.

Fantasy Premier League Rankings: Gameweek 27

With no midweek action and a home match against Swansea, Daniel Sturridge takes our top spot for Gameweek 27.

Champions League: Round of 16 Staff Picks

The Champions League Round of 16 starts Tuesday and our soccer staff weighs in on who they think will reach the Round of 8.

Champions League Player Rankings: Round of 16

Robin van Persie is the highest ranked Premier League player in our Champions League Round of 16 player rankings.

Fantasy Premier League Rankings: Gameweek 26

Liverpool scored five goals against Arsenal on Saturday, but Luis Suarez was left out in the cold. He'll be looking to avenge that shutout this week against Fulham.

Fit or Miss: Premier League Injury Tracker - Gameweek 26

Aaron Ramsey remains sidelined for Arsenal, who are looking to bounce back after a brutal loss to Liverpool on Saturday.

Fit or Miss: Premier League Injury Tracker - Gameweek 25

Manchester City's Sergio Aguero isn't expected back until March due to his hamstring injury, the same time frame that Arsenal's Aaron Ramsey is expected to return from his thigh injury.

Fantasy Premier League Rankings: Gameweek 25

Yaya Toure stays in our top-10 this week, but it's a teammate of his that takes the top midfielder spot.

EPL Barometer: Welbeck Falls Again

With Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney back from their respective injuries, there isn't much room left for Danny Welbeck in the Manchester United starting XI.

Fantasy Premier League Rankings: Gameweek 24

A home match against Crystal Palace puts Mesut Ozil at the top of our midfielder rankings this gameweek.

Fit or Miss: Premier League Injury Tracker - Gameweek 24

Aaron Ramsey suffered a setback in his recovery from a thigh injury and will miss out yet again.

Fit or Miss: Premier League Injury Tracker - Gameweek 23

After finishing up a warm-weather training trip in Egypt, Wayne Rooney looks set to return to a Manchester United side that will also include newly-signed Juan Mata.

Fantasy Premier League Rankings: Gameweek 23

With goals in back-to-back league matches, Christian Benteke checks in as the No. 3 overall player this gameweek.

Fit or Miss: Premier League Injury Tracker - Gameweek 22

Aaron Ramsey looks set to return for Arsenal, after sitting out since Boxing Day with a thigh injury.

Fantasy Premier League Weekly Rankings: Gameweek 22

After bagging a brace last weekend, Luis Suarez tops the Matchweek 22 rankings.

EPL Barometer: The Return of SAS

Can the return of Daniel Sturridge make Luis Suarez even more dangerous?

Fit or Miss: Premier League Injury Tracker - Week 21

Yaya Toure suffered an ankle injury in Wednesday's FA Cup rout of West Ham, and he faces a late fitness test ahead of Sunday's match at Newcastle.

Fantasy Premier League Weekly Rankings: Matchweek 21

With an excellent home matchup against Norwich City, Romelu Lukaku takes the top spot in this week's rankings.

Fantasy Premier League Rankings: January Update

Luis Suarez is a unanimous pick for the top striker in the Premier League. 20 goals and five assists in 16 appearances will do that.

EPL Barometer: Bony Up

David Luiz could be on his way out of London, while Wilfried Bony's fine play continues.

Fit or Miss: Premier League Injury Tracker - Week 20

Robin van Persie could make his return after battling a thigh injury for most of December.

Fit or Miss: Premier League Injury Tracker - Week 19

Aaron Ramsey suffered a thigh strain against West Ham on Boxing Day, and will now miss the remainder of the holiday period.

Fit or Miss: Premier League Injury Tracker - Week 18

Christian Benteke has been ruled out for the entire holiday period due to the knee injury he's been playing through over the past month.

Fit or Miss: Premier League Injury Tracker - Week 17

Sergio Aguero is expected to miss at least a month due to the calf injury he suffered in last weekend's tilt with Arsenal.

Fit or Miss: Premier League Injury Tracker - Week 16

Robin van Persie was a surprise member of Manchester United's starting XI last week, but suffered an injury in the Champions League on Tuesday and will now be out a month.

Fit or Miss: Premier League Injury Tracker - Week 15

Robin van Persie has missed four games in a row and doesn't appear ready for this weekend's match against Newcastle.

Fantasy Premier League Rankings: December Update

With his excellent play over the last month, Sergio Aguero moves up to the top of our striker rankings.

Fit or Miss: Premier League Injury Tracker - Week 14

Vincent Kompany has been deemed fit and is expected to start Wednesday against West Brom.

Fit or Miss: Premier League Injury Tracker - Week 13

Vincent Kompany was held out of Manchester City's Champions League clash against Viktoria Plzen on Wednesday but looks set to return this weekend.

Fit or Miss: Premier League Injury Tracker - Week 12

Theo Walcott looks set to return for Arsenal's important match against surprising Southampton on Saturday.

Fit or Miss: Premier League Injury Tracker - Week 11

Vincent Kompany's thigh injury will keep him out again.

Fit or Miss: Premier League Injury Tracker - Week 10

Theo Walcott is getting close to a return but an appearance this weekend is still unlikely.

Fit or Miss: Premier League Injury Tracker - Week 9

Theo Walcott remains out for Arsenal, while Vincent Kompany is expected to play against Chelsea.

Fantasy Premier League Rankings: October Update

With eight matchweeks complete, it's time to update our positional rankings.

Fit or Miss: Premier League Injury Tracker - Week 8

Vincent Kompany looks to make an early return to City following the international break.

Fit or Miss: Premier League Injury Tracker - Week 7

Arsenal continue to play well despite so many players out with injuries.

Fit or Miss: Premier League Injury Tracker - Week 6

Theo Walcott is expected to miss a month after having abdomen surgery, joining a long list of starting Arsenal players who will be out this weekend.

Fit or Miss: Premier League Injury Tracker - Week 5

Vincent Kompany is back and will play in Sunday's Manchester Derby, although he's not the only injury concern for City this week.

Fit or Miss: Premier League Injury Tracker - Week 4

With the number of injuries that Arsenal are dealing with, Theo Walcott and newly-signed Mesut Ozil may have to do it all for the club this weekend.

EPL Barometer: The Window Has Closed

Giving props to Christian Benteke and wondering what's to happen with Demba Ba

Fit or Miss: Premier League Injury Tracker - Week 3

Vincent Kompany remains sidelined for Manchester City. So, who else will be sitting this weekend?

Fit or Miss: Premier League Injury Tracker - Week 2

Tracking who is in and who is out for Week 2.

Fit or Miss: Premier League Injury Watch - Week 1

Introducing our new weekly injury tracker for the upcoming Premier League action.

Window Watching - EPL Edition: Hello and Goodbye

A look at some of the transfers that could affect your fantasy Premier League team this season.

2013-14 Premier League Preseason Rankings: All Positions

All of our preseason composite rankings in one page.

2013-14 Premier League Preseason Rankings: Top Strikers

Manchester United's Robin van Persie tops our 2013-14 striker rankings; but where does teammate Wayne Rooney fall?

2013-14 Premier League Preseason Rankings: Top Midfielders

Gareth Bale, unsurprisingly, tops our list of top midfielders for the upcoming season. But who else do our writers like this year?

2013-14 Premier League Preseason Rankings: Top Defenders

Everton's Leighton Baines was a near-unanimous choice for the top defender spot in our 2013-14 Premier League defensemen rankings.

2013-14 Premier League Preseason Rankings: Top Goalkeepers

Chelsea's Petr Cech draws the top spot in our 2013-14 Premier League goalkeeper rankings

2013 Denver Broncos Team Preview: Manning and His New Weapons Look to Remain an Offensive Powerhouse

NCAA Tournament Preview: Hidden Gems, No Longer

If this year's tourney is a bracket buster, it likely will be by the hand of one these players, like No. 10-seed Cincinnati's Sean Kilpatrick.

EPL Barometer: Upgrades/ Downgrades For The Home Stretch

With a dozen or so matches left for each Premier League club, we asked our resident EPL writers, who cover all the teams and do the player notes on the site, for their upgrades and downgrades for the home stretch.

2012 Denver Broncos Team Preview: Can Manning Guide the Broncos back to the Playoffs?

2012 Carolina Panthers Team Preview: Cam's Cats Looking To Take The Next Step

South Sweet 16 Preview: Can Kentucky Lose?

NCAA Tournament Preview: Hidden Gems No Longer

Late-round fliers in Tournament fantasy drafts can make all the difference. Bradford Burgess could pay off if VCU repeats as Cinderella.

NCAA Tournament Preview: South Region Preview

NCAA Tourney Watch: Looking Ahead to the Top 65

Anthony Davis has to be atop most fantasy lists for the NCAA Tournament as Kentucky could make a deep run. Check out the Top-65 Tournament-bound players.

2011 Broncos Team Preview: Trying to Get Back on Track

An in-depth look at the Denver Broncos heading into the 2011 season.

2011 Panthers Team Preview: Fresh Faces Rivera and Newton Look to Turn Franchise Around

An in-depth look at the Carolina Panthers heading into the 2011 season.

Team Previews: 2010 Broncos Preview

Can Orton Remain Starter in Denver?

Team Previews: 2009 Broncos Preview

Team Previews: 2008 Broncos Preview