Fantasy Football: Top 5 Waiver Wire Targets For Week 12

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Oct 12, 2014; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns running back Isaiah Crowell (34) runs with the ball during the third quarter against the Pittsburgh Steelers at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

1. Isaiah Crowell, RB, Cleveland Browns

Over the last couple of years the Washington Redskins offense has been considered one of the best rushing attacks in the NFL. Running back, Alfred Morris rushed for 1,613 yards during his rookie season in 2012 and for 1,275 in his sophomore campaign. Not too bad for the first two years in the league. So far in 2014, Morris has seen a considerable drop off.

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The reason? It could be an off-year?

Or, it could be the fact that the run-heavy system of the Shanahan’s regime is no longer. Kyle Shanahan is now in Cleveland, and the running backs there are getting plenty of handoffs.

The only problem with that for fantasy owners is the fact that the Browns backfield has been a carousel so far this season. Ben Tate, Terrance West, and Isaiah Crowell have all seen their fair share of carries already, making it difficult to know week-to-week who would receive the workload that week.

Luckily, that is no longer an issue.

It was announced on Tuesday afternoon that the Browns decided to wave their former No. 1 running back just 12 games into his two-year contract. Tate’s departure, though unfortunate for him, is good for Crowell’s fantasy football upside.

This backfield could still prove to be tough to decipher at first, but you want to own a piece of it. I am sticking with Crowell in the longterm, as I have said before I believe he’s the most talented back in this backfield.

The Browns are hot right now, and I look for Crowell to the their workhorse going forward.

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