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Grinders and Gambles is waiver wire duct tape for teams needing to go a little deeper on wires.

Grinders are the guys who will get you some points. They may not have an upside but they will grind out 5-15 points depending on your scoring.

Gambles can get you a goose egg but also have tremendous upside.

(D) added Dynasty/Keeper value

Wubby Alert – Potential security blanket for a team or quarterback.



Bryce Petty – Fitzpatrick is a hot mess. He couldn’t get it together against the Dolphins. They may test out Petty soon to see what they have. If they do and you are in a deep multi-QB league he could help. Seriously, this is sad, sad, desperation territory. Not just for you…also for the Jets.

Case KeenumI am just going to leave this right here. Desperate GAMBLE.

Cody KesslerEvery time I lament being a Dolphins fan, the Browns always remind me it could be worse. This is fantasy football. There is plenty of gold to be mined from this team and a GAMBLE in Kessler in multi-QB leagues.

Colin KaepernickDon’t get too excited. It was the Saints. With that said, he is a GAMBLE



Kenneth Dixon – Keep in dynasty, stash if you can in a redraft and are looking at playoffs. He got a little more work last week. GAMBLE/STASH (D)

Dion Lewis He is going to be back soon. GRAB/GAMBLE (D)

Kapri Bibbs – GRAB/GAMBLE. If he can keep a good chunk of the carries he could be a GRINDER with great upside.

Chris Thompson – PPR GRINDER.

Rob Kelley – GRINDING. So Matt Jones is going to have to earn his job back. I can’t imagine he is available anymore but GRAB him. (D)

Ty Montgomery – He may be back to WR soon but he is an undeniable talent right now. GRAB/GAMBLE.  (D)

Peyton Barber, Mike James and Antone Smith – Barber should take the lead and make a low-end GRINDER with upside.

Tim Hightower – Last week was actually silly good. Ingram clearly has earned enough confidence that it will be a shared backfield and they aren’t always going to get almost 250 on the ground. Ingram is still the better back and the one you want for dynasty, but Hightower is a nice GRINDER with great upside. I won’t even bother listing him next week because if he wasn’t gone already he is going now. GRAB

Ronnie Hillman – He got some work last week and the amazing Washington run defense awaits them. GAMBLE

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I suffer from an undying obsession with fantasy football. Former Lee Evans owner, I am not proud. Admitting you have a problem is the first step, I would get to the second one but I have lineups to set. Follow me on Twitter @leedoglaw