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Grinders and Gambles – Week 17

So you are in one of those leagues with a week 17 playoff. Bonus points for moxie.

For dynasty, if you have access to your waiver wire, there may be someone who might be a nice gem for next season out there. Just don’t grab someone or cut someone who affects the teams still in it. Don’t be that guy.

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.

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


Alex Smith – OK, it’s now our last week together. He brought us in he should bring us out. He also makes a decent stash in deeper dynasty leagues as a dependable backup.

Brock Osweiler – He is providing decent grinder numbers with upside.

Running Back

Charcandrick West – West should grind for you this week.

Bilal Powell – I know he is probably owned in your league and has been, but if he is out there you start him.

Charles Sims – I still love this kid for points per reception leagues.

Wide Receiver

Jerricho Cotchery – Even in a terrible game he’ll put a few points on the board for you.

Marvin Jones – Down game but still put points up there, oh and this week is against Baltimore. Do you remember when Baltimore’s defense was a thing? It seems like so long ago.

Brandon LaFell – Last week he played the New York Jets, which didn’t help. I expect a bit of a bounce back this week against my poor Miami Dolphins.

Tight End

Jacob Tamme – Should grind.

Will Tye – Why don’t you own him yet?

Zach Miller – Still grinding

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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