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Grinders and Gambles – Week 13

Played together, “Grinders and Gambles” can help patch holes in a team or be the extra push you need to get those wins.

Don’t sit obvious plays for these guys; they are for when there are no obvious plays or you have question marks all over your bench. These are the guys for leagues where you need to go deeper.

I am still trying to find my footing with this so I am open to feedback and suggestions.

GRINDERS – The guys who will get you points in a pinch.


Matt Hasselbeck – Just going to leave him here. If you are a Tony Romo owner you are back to Square 1 and Romo owners aren’t the only ones. Quarterbacks are dropping like flies. Hasselbeck should be a nice grinder to get you through to playoffs and he has some upside.

Blaine Gabbert – I know, Blaine Gabbert right? Gabbert is still grinding. Unless he starts seeing ghosts again he should be a decent start in superflex and two quarterback leagues if you need the help.

Running Back

Ameer Abdullah

Detroit RB Ameer Abdullah.

Low-end points per reception league grind with upside.

David Johnson – Last man standing? Even in a timeshare he has been grinding the last few weeks. If you have him, you may finally be able to start him with some confidence.

Wide Receiver

Brandon LaFell – Still grinding away and has upside and a good hold if you have room in dynasty.

Jerricho Cotchery – Steady grinder who will get you five catches for 60 yards. He might even get you a touchdown for upside.

Marvin Jones – Staying steady and getting 8-12 points per week in points per reception league.

Brian Hartline – Points per reception league grinder.

Tight End

Vance McDonald – He has been grinding and it can’t be ignored. Worth a grab.

Cameron Brate/Austin Seferian-Jenkins – Unless Seferian-Jenkins actually gets healthy, Brate will continue to eat. Winston likes his tight ends. In redraft, Seferian-Jenkins may be on the wire; grab him if you have room as he may be back this week.

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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