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The Pittsburgh Steelers will be without running backs Rashard Mendenhall (Achilles’) and Issac Redman (ankle) for their division tilt against the Cincinnati Bengals Sunday. Both players missed practice this week, leaving fantasy owners scrambling to pick up expected starter Jonathan Dwyer.

Dwyer, who’s owned in just 15.7 percent of ESPN leagues and five percent in Yahoo leagues, is one of three healthy backs on the roster, and he’ll likely receive the bulk of the carries on Sunday. On the season, he’s rushed for only 70 yards on an average of 2.9 yards per carry, and his lack of production is a big reason why he was dropped so early and so often.

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Did your first-round pick tear a muscle you can’t pronounce? Is your top running back doing more sucking than running? Welp, Let’s look for sleepers and waiver wire/free agent pool gold together, and be wrong together, and cry together.

Surely you remember this little feature from those preseason days of long, long ago, when we were digging to the deepest depths of draft boards for gold, or at least fake dollar store plastic jewelery. You’re still my boy, blue Rod Streater.

Well, like the poetic changing of the leaves that is nature’s signal that a season is ending, we too morph, take a new shape and…yeah I couldn’t do it.

The concept here is the same as it was a few weeks ago, just minus the draft valuations. We’re still digging for gold that exists at varying depths in your league depending on the size, but now we’re doing it on the waiver wire and in the general free agent pool, the mystical fantasy playgrounds where championships can be won, but most often you’re just picking up this week’s kicker.

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