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Fantasy Factor: Week 12

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BREAKING NEWS!!! According to the team's website, the Browns have released Ben Tate. Isaiah Crowell is now the starting back in Cleveland.

Emmanuel Sanders, Julius Thomas, Larry Fitzgerald, Brandin Cooks, Dwayne Allen, Ahmad Bradshaw and Philip Rivers all suffered injuries. Cooks and Bradshaw are most serious of those right now. Both are likely done for the remainder of the fantasy season.

The trade deadline is this week in most leagues. The waiver wire is more picked over than an after-Christmas sale in mid-January, and the playoff push doesn't care what your team could've been.

If you're going to work the phones in NHL trade-deadline style, then here are some targets. Owners of Marshawn Lynch, Matthew Stafford, A.J. Green and Ben Roethlisberger may all be willing to make equitable deals with you. Note, all are risks though. Make sure you're not dealing from desperation, and know your waiver options before waking up with regret on Monday.

If you're in a keeper league, and you're the Raiders of that league, offer up some premium older guys for a young stud. Le'Veon Bell and Sammy Watkins are just a couple guys that come to mind.

As for the wire, the selection is sparse. C.J. Anderson will be the Broncos' back and 10 rushes a game is not the long-term plan. Grab him. Maybe the Broncos claim Tate for a veteran back. Ball and Hillman may be out awhile.

Jeremy Hill may be both waiver option and trade option. He continues his work in Gio Bernard's absence. Avoid Trent Richardson. He is a bust right now. Alfred Blue is intriguing, but Arian Foster may be back this week.

At wide receiver, it's time to play Wes Welker if Thomas and Sanders are both out. Welker should be seeing more targets now. Kenny Britt is another guy to try. His season numbers are not impressive, but Shaun Hill might be just what he needed. Josh Gordon returns from suspension. Get him now! Jordan Matthews continues his roll with Mark Sanchez. He is another good add from a pass-happy offense.

At QB, Josh McCown has put a couple decent weeks together, and his WR Mike Evans is gaining steam in his rookie year. McCown might be the best available in your league. I would still stick with Mark Sanchez. He isn't facing the Packers every week, but let's see if he drifts back to Jets' form this week. Ryan Mallett also had a nice first start. He has weapons and it might be good to stick him on the roster. Worth a start if your options are few. Shaun Hill is out there too.

Tight ends continue to be a tough position for points. Jacob Tamme will have a bigger roll if Thomas, who is currently listed as day to day, is out. Heath Miller is available if you like gamble. Jermaine Gresham is available in some leagues if you're lucky. I'd take him over Miller. Frankly, dealing from strength for a Jimmy Graham or Jason Witten may be your best hope.

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