Fantasy football waiver wire for NFL Week 13: Replacing injured RBs McCaffrey, Cook, Swift

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Making trades is among the most enjoyable parts of fantasy football.

Only about 99.99999999999999% of the people who play fantasy football will never become an actual NFL general manager, so negotiating fantasy trades is about as close as we'll get to experiencing what that job must be like (in part).

While I feel trades in dynasty formats are the most enjoyable to work through -- it's easier to find middle ground -- any trade is a fun one to negotiate. Whether it's a trade where teams deal from positions of depth (one manager deals a wide receiver for a running back, for example), a multiplayer trade where you change the entire look of your lineup or something in between, trades just make things a whole bunch of fun.

So why all this talk about trades?

Because the trade deadline on ESPN.com for leagues that use default settings is Wednesday at noon ET.

After the deadline passes, roster alterations will be made exclusively through the waiver wire. Two of my colleagues wrote trade-specific columns to help get the wheels turning. Eric Moody discussed pass-catchers to target, while Tristan H. Cockcroft dug into the backfields to exploit or avoid down the stretch.

Note: All players mentioned in this column are available in more than 50% of leagues on ESPN.com.

Week 13 byes: Carolina Panthers, Cleveland Browns, Green Bay Packers, Tennessee Titans