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November 23, 2015
DraftKings Fantasy Soccer: Tuesday Champions League Picks
Neymar and Luis Suarez dominated while Lionel Messi was out with a knee injury, and while both have tremendous fantasy upside, one is the clear safer choice on DraftKings.
October 23, 2015
Fit or Miss: Decision Day
Kei Kamara is tied with Sebastian Giovinco for the MLS goal lead, but the Crew striker is unavailable this weekend due to yellow card accumulation.
October 15, 2015
Fit or Miss: MLS Week 35
Orlando City continues to fight for a playoff spot, but they'll face off against New York City FC this weekend without Kaka, who is suspended for the match.
August 27, 2015
Fit or Miss: Week 27
The Sounders could desperately use Clint Dempsey back in the lineup to pair with Obafemi Martins, but he remains questionable because of a hamstring injury.
August 19, 2015
Fit or Miss: MLS Week 26
Mauro Diaz is questionable for Saturday's match at Vancouver because of a quad injury that held him out last weekend. D.J. Trainor breaks down the other injury news heading into the weekend.
August 13, 2015
Fit or Miss: Week 25
Obafemi Martins looks set to return for the Sounders this weekend, but he could be without strike partner Clint Dempsey.
August 6, 2015
Fit or Miss: MLS Week 24
Kaka was a surprise absence Wednesday against Toronto, but he has stated that he will play Saturday against Philadelphia.
August 4, 2015
Fit or Miss: MLS Week 24 - Wednesday Slate
Michael Bradley was expected to miss multiple games with a calf injury, but he has a shot to play Wednesday against Orlando City.
July 31, 2015
MLS Projections: Week 23
David Villa has six goals in his last four games and will next face off against a Montreal side he's burned for three goals and one assist in two previous meetings.
July 29, 2015
Fit or Miss: MLS Week 23
Sebastian Giovinco was unable to play in the MLS All-Star Game because of a heel injury, but he has a shot at getting back on the pitch for Toronto FC on Saturday.
July 24, 2015
MLS Projections: Week 22
David Villa is high up on the goal expectancy projection for Week 22, though there are a few players with better chances.
July 17, 2015
MLS Projections: Week 21
Major League Soccer's leading goal scorer, Kei Kamara, has a great matchup this weekend against a Chicago side that he scored against just days ago.
July 9, 2015
MLS Projections: Week 20
New York City FC's David Villa leads the goal expectancy list this week, and he's one of only two players projected to take at least five shots, with two on goal.
June 11, 2015
Fantasy MLS Rankings: Week 15
A short slate and international competitions reduces the player pool, but a few familiar faces are still near the top of the rankings this week.
April 1, 2015
Fantasy MLS Rankings: Week 5
With everyone returning from the international break, many of the regular stars are back in the rankings.
April 24, 2014
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.
April 17, 2014
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.
April 3, 2014
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.
March 13, 2014
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.
March 6, 2014
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.
February 20, 2014
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.
December 30, 2013
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.
December 27, 2013
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.
November 21, 2013
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.
November 7, 2013
Fit or Miss: Premier League Injury Tracker - Week 11
Vincent Kompany's thigh injury will keep him out again.
EPL Best XI: Top Picks for Week 11
With 13 goals and six assists in 13 appearances in all competitions this season, Sergio Aguero is close to cementing his spot in the Best XI.
October 31, 2013
EPL Best XI: Top Picks for Week 10
Sergio Aguero is one of the hottest players in the Premier League right now and he finds himself in our Best XI this week.
October 17, 2013
Fit or Miss: Premier League Injury Tracker - Week 8
Vincent Kompany looks to make an early return to City following the international break.
September 19, 2013
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.
September 12, 2013
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.