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Injuries make for tougher calls at tight end

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If you’ve got Carolina tight end Greg Olsen, congratulations. You should have a pretty good edge in your fantasy lineups this week. Everyone else, well, be prepared: It could be ugly at the position. Top-scoring tight end Rob Gronkowski looks likely to miss this week’s game against Philadelphia with a bruised knee, while No. 2 scorer Tyler Eifert – with an NFL-best 12 touchdown catches – is dicey because of a neck issue. And while he hasn’t had his typical…

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It’s time to trust the replacement runners

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It’s time to fire up those backfield replacements. And there sure are plenty to go around. The injuries that have claimed several big-name players this season have opened the door for some lesser-known guys to get a shot in Week 12, just in time to be a potential factor in your league’s playoff chase. My colleague, Denver-based sports writer Pat Graham, led off Tuesday’s edition of “Fantasy Plays” with the case of Baltimore rookie runner Javorius “Buck” Allen, who is…

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