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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 – 2-QB league depth.

Tony Romo – Romo may not see the field this year but if you are desperate and have a spot he could be a sneaky stash. He is also a buy low in dynasty. There are more than a few teams that would be happy to bring in Romo next season. There is always the chance he could retire but as long as the price is low he is worth the risk. (D)

Colin Kaepernick – He has his legs. He could help you out if your wire is thin.



Kenneth Dixon – His workload is increasing and his odds of being on a wire decreasing. Keep in dynasty, stash if you can in a redraft and are looking at playoffs. GAMBLE/STASH (D)

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

Paul Perkins – It was not a stellar day for the Giants backs so he makes a low buy/GAMBLE and stash for dynasty (D)

Thomas Rawls – Frankly, I don’t expect any of the Seattle backs to be available in your leagues but in short-benched leagues he could be around. You GRAB him. C.J. Prosise may still have a role. If you have a piece of the backfield, just hang on to them and see how it shakes out unless you can get a good price. Then sell now!

Jeremy Langford and Ka’Deem Carey – Jordan Howard may be fine but if he isn’t and you are desperate for points you can grab one of these guys and pray. GAMBLE

Wendell Smallwood – Is making some noise. He obviously isn’t there (or shouldn’t be there) in dynasty but he may be on the wire in redraft. Bring him in as a GAMBLE at running back.

Alfred Morris – So the Cowboys are all out of bubblegum! (Either you got that or you really need to watch the movie They Live). Zeke may get some rest at the end of the season so he isn’t burnt out for playoffs. Morris could be the guy that gets you through playoffs while Elliot rests more for his.

Benny Cunningham – Because you are so thin you just need a GAMBLE for PPR points.

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