“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.
Wires are thin. Rosters look like center stage from Code Black. There are games with more inches of snow than points. It’s playoff time!
Matt Moore – He is a GAMBLE against tough New England.
Sam Bradford – He may be out there and could help you in a pinch.
Cody Kessler – DESPERATION GAMBLE. Maybe he gets you some garbage time production.
You just need a quarterback with a pulse – Christian Hackenberg and E.J. Manuel are both potentially playing this week … each other … in a game that will probably be a clinic in bad football. DESPERATION GAMBLE.
Zach Zenner – I doubt he will repeat last week but he could GRIND you out some points.
Derrick Henry – He may see more work this week.
Byron Marshall – So many injuries last week. Maybe he gets the ball in a depleted backfield. GAMBLE.
Mohamed Sanu – If he is on your wire he is a GRINDER WITH UPSIDE.
Adam Thielen – He should be on your roster and Sam Bradford is giving him love. GAMBLE.
J.J. Nelson – Fun GAMBLE and should be owned in dynasty. (D).
Charone Peake – Maximum desperation with very high odds of getting a goose egg.
Dion Sims – New England is tough and he was quiet last week.
C.J. Uzomah – LOW END GRINDER. It is a tough match up this week and Cincinnati could just implode.
Jermaine Gresham – I have no idea why he is still on wires but a good GRAB AND GAMBLE this week.
Good luck in your playoffs and toilet bowls. Feel free to fire questions and comments to firstname.lastname@example.org or @leedoglaw.