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NEWS: Michael Bush signs with the Cardinals.

SMITTY: This is a solid football move by the Cardinals, and this is coming from a huge Andre Ellington fan. Sure, this probably means that Bush will immediately become the team’s goal line back, but this will just keep Ellington fresh. Bush is a decent bench RB to pick-up if you are in deep/large leagues. Looking for Week 13 Power Rankings?

NEWS: Reggie Bush (ankle) not expected to play Week 12.

SMITTY: This news makes both Joique Bell and Theo Riddick sneaky-good flex plays this week. Riddick has all the PPR upside, whereas Bell could either have 50 yards rushing or 90 and a touchdown. It’s risky to count on either, but with Bush out, they are both worth considering in the right situation. See where we have both on our Week 12 Power Rankings.

NEWS: Marshawn Lynch (back) is probable for Week 12.

SMITTY: Despite the tough match-up against the Cardinals, Marshawn Lynch has low-end RB1 upside. He is usually a high-end RB1, but this one will be tough sledding. 70-80 yards and a solid shot at a score is doable for the tough runner. We keep saying it each week, be certain to handcuff Lynch to Christine Michael. Looking for Week 12 Power Rankings?

NEWS: Jerick McKinnon (back) is probable for Week 12.

SMITTY: With Matt Asiata ruled out for Week 12, Jerick McKinnon is set for a nice workload this week. Ben Tate will serve as the back-up rusher in this one. Looking for Week 12 Power Rankings?

NEWS: Arian Foster (groin) expected to be a game-time decision in Week 12.

SMITTY: Keep in mind that Arian Foster appeared to have a solid shot at playing last week all the way up until Thursday. Then, on Friday, news broke that the runner would likely sit out Week 11. Well, a few sources are suggesting that his odds of playing this week are better than the odds last week, but that’s not saying much given last week didn’t even come down to a game-time decision. Stay tuned — Alfred Blue is a strong fantasy RB2 play any game he gets the nod. Looking for Week 12 Power Rankings?

NEWS: Giovani Bernard is back, but Jeremy Hill still set to be a workhorse?

SMITTY: While both Giovani Bernard and Jeremy Hill can both thrive in this offense, given how both can literally be used at the same time, Bernard owners have to curb expectations a bit this week, as it’s his first week back from his hip injury. It’s tough to speculate how much playing time he will even get, so get on our forums if you have start bench dilemmas and need a second opinion (or comment below). Regardless, Hill remains a great play this week (and moving forward). Looking for Week 12 Power Rankings?

NEWS: Adrian Peterson ruling in; AP will remain on exempt list.

SMITTY: Not good for those hoping Adrian Peterson would return to the field this season. Essentially what this means is that Roger Goodell, the league’s commissioner, is now in control of when he can remove Adrian Peterson from the exempt list, and even if Adrian Peterson wins his appeal, as the league suspended the runner for the remainder of the season already, Goodell has the power here. While anything can happen, so we will stay on this over the next week, it’s time to let go of the idea of AP playing in 2014. The values of both Jerick McKinnon and Matt Asiata both go up for the remainder of this season. Looking for Week 12 Power Rankings?

NEWS: Adrian Peterson suspended for year by NFL; AP appealing to play as soon as Week 12?

SMITTY: This is going to get even more complicated as we go, but essentially the NFL has suspended Adrian Peterson for at least the rest of the season, as Roger Goodell is not considering his recent absence as time served. However, Peterson is appealing the suspension, thus fighting for a chance to return to the field while fighting the appeal (returning as early as Week 12), but then the Vikings would have to allow him to play during this appeal. This is far from over, so Peterson is a hold for the moment despite the ‘suspension’ that was just handed down by the Commish. Looking for Week 12 Power Rankings?

NEWS: Adrian Peterson ruling on reinstatement expected Wednesday?

SMITTY: Adrian Peterson’s grievance hearing took place last Monday, and the rules state that a decision must be reached by November 22nd. Word is that we should know Wednesday, though, and the runner has a strong shot at playing in Week 12. Much can happen between now and then, though, so stay tuned on this one via both this News Wire and our Smart Alerts. Also, see where he ranks on our Week 12 Power Rankings!

NEWS: LeVeon Bell explodes for 204 yards and 1TD in Week 11.

SMITTY: He has been our top buy-low stud rusher for weeks now, and finally he dropped the game we have been hoping for. Buying Low and Selling High constantly is the name of the game, the game of fantasy football that is, so don’t be shy about now turning Bell into something else if someone comes along looking to buy super-high. Plus, the Steelers have a bye in Week 12, so if an offer is almost too good to be true for Bell, keep in mind that the advantage of getting a bye-free player, or players, in return. Only sell-high, though, as Bell is so explosive. Looking for Week 12 Power Rankings?