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Wolf's Big Board:     Monday, May 29, 2017     Tier One - The Big Three   1 ) David Johnson (ARI) RB1   2 ) Le'Veon Bell (PIT) RB2   3 ) Ezekiel Elliott (DAL) RB3   Tier Two - High-end WR1 and RB1s   4 ) Antonio Brown (PIT) WR1   5 ) Julio Jones (ATL) WR2   6 ) Mike Evans (TB) WR3   7 ) Odell Beckham JR. (NYG) WR4   8 ) DeMarco Murray (TEN) RB4   9 ) Melvin Gordon (LAC) RB5   10 ) LeSean McCoy (BUF) RB6   11 ) Jay Ajayi (MIA) RB7   12 ) AJ Green (CIN) WR5   13 ) Jordy Nelson (GB) WR6   14 ) Michael Thomas (NO) WR7   15 ) Dez Bryant (DAL) WR8   16 ) Devonta Freeman (ATL) RB8   Tier 3 - Lower-end RB1 and WR1s, elite second options   17 ) Lamar Miller (HOU) RB9   18 ) DeAndre Hopkins (HOU) WR9   19 ) TY Hilton (IND) WR10   20 ) Leonard Fournette (JAX) RB10   21 ) Rob Gronkowski (NE) TE1   22 ) Brandin Cooks (NE) WR11   23 ) Demaryius Thomas. (DEN) WR12   24 ) Jordan Reed (WAS) TE2   25 ) Doug Baldwin (SEA) WR13   26 ) Amari Cooper (OAK) WR14   Tier 3.5   27 ) Todd Gurley (LAR) RB11   28 ) Carlos Hyde (SF) RB12   29 ) Christian McCaffrey (CAR) RB13   30 ) Jordan Howard (CHI) RB14   31 ) Marshawn Lynch (OAK) RB15   32 ) Davante Adams (GB) WR15   33 ) Alshon Jeffery (PHI) WR16   34 ) Isaiah Crowell (CLE) RB16   35 ) Tyreek Hill (KC) WR17   36 ) Keenan Allen (LAC) WR18   37 ) Spencer Ware (KC) RB17   Tier 4 - Elite QBs, Solid #2 RBs + WRs, side TE1s   38 ) Bilal Powell (NYJ) RB18   39 ) Tom Brady (NE) QB1   40 ) Sammy Watkins WR19   41 ) Aaron Rodgers (GB) QB2   42 ) Travis Kielce (KC) TE3   43 ) Terrelle Pryor (WAS) WR20   44 ) Allen Robinson (JAC) WR21   44 ) Mike Gillislee (NE) RB19   45 ) Mark Ingram (NO) RB20   46 ) Golden Tate (DET) WR22   47 ) Jamison Crowder (WAS) WR23   48 ) Greg Olsen (CAR) TE4   48 ) Tevin Coleman (ATL) RB21   49 ) Willie Snead (NO) WR24   50 ) Doug Martin (TB) RB22   51 ) Michael Crabtree (OAK) WR25   52 ) Brandon Marshal (NYG) WR26   53 ) Julian Edelman (NE) WR27   54 ) Donte Moncrief (IND) WR28   55 ) Drew Brees (NO) QB3   56 ) Ameer Abdullah (DET) RB23   57 ) Jimmy Graham (SEA) TE5   58 ) Tyler Eifert (CIN) TE6   59 ) Martavis Bryant (PIT) WR29   Tier 5 - Last Startable WRs and RBs + TE1 Candidates   60 ) Pierre Garcon (SF) WR30   61 ) Eric Decker (NYJ) WR31   62 ) Jarvis Landry (MIA) WR32   63 ) Larry Fitzgerald (ARI) WR33   64 ) Samaje Perine (WAS) RB24   65 ) Joe Mixon (CIN) RB25   66 ) CJ Anderson (DEN) RB26   67 ) Matt Ryan (ATL) QB4   68 ) Stefon Diggs (MIN) WR33   69 ) Emmanuel Sanders (DEN) WR34   70 ) Ty Montgomery (GB) RB27   71 ) Hunter Henry (LAC) TE7   72 ) Corey Davis (TEN) WR35   73 ) Adrian Peterson (NO) RB28   74 ) Kelvin Benjamin (CAR) WR36   75 ) Delanie Walker TE8   76 ) Paul Perkins (NYG) RB29   77 ) CJ Prosise (SEA) RB30   78 ) Eddie Lacy (SEA) RB31   79 ) Dalvin Cook (MIN) RB32   80 ) Theo Riddick (DET) RB33   81 ) Frank Gore (IND) RB34   82 ) Cameron Meredith (CHI) WR38   83 ) Mike Wallace (BAL) WR39   84 ) DeSean Jackson (TB) WR40   85 ) Martellus Bennett (GB) TE9   TIer 7 - side QB1s and Top WR and RB Lottery Tickets   86 ) Andrew Luck (IND) QB5   87 ) Derek Carr (OAK) QB6   88 ) Kirk Cousins (WAS) QB7   89 ) Marcus Mariota (TEN) QB8   90 ) Philip Rivers (LAC) QB9   91 ) Ben Roethlisberger QB10   92 ) Dak Prescott (DAL) QB11   93 ) Jameis Winston (TB) QB12   94 ) Joe Williams (SF) RB35   95 ) Derrick Henry (TEN) RB36   96 ) Kareem Hunt (KC) RB37   97 ) Jamaal Williams (GB) RB38   98 ) Davante Parker (MIA) WR41   99 ) Josh Doctson (WAS) WR42   100 ) Ted Ginn (NO) WR43  
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Fantasy Baseball 2017: Hitter Streamers Week 2

With Week 1 in the books, we have laughed, cried, dropped everyone and picked up Sandy Leon and Brandon Finnegan (don’t lie, I know you did). And while everything is not lost after Week 1, each week always seems like the last week of the season, do-or-die, a must win. Well this article will highlight a few hitter streamers this upcoming week with soft schedules, playing in good ballparks and a great opportunity to help out in offensive counting stats. Just don’t forget to write these guys thank you notes next Sunday before dropping them back into the waiver-wire abyss for the rest of the season.

Gerardo Parra, 1B/OF (COL)

For those loyalists, you will remember that Gerardo Parra made an appearance in this same exact article for Week 1. Considering that free-agent signing Ian Desmond still finds himself on the shelf, we can rely on Parra for another few weeks, especially when he has plus matchups against right handed hitters. Like Week 1, Parra will be splitting his time between his home park against the putrid pitching of the San Deigo Padres and then will travel on the road to face the San Francisco Giants. Normally, you do not hear people suggest streaming against the Giants solid starting roatation, especially when those games take place in AT&T Park. However, we cannot ignore the massive potential of Parra’s front-loaded slate against 3 soft-tossing Padres righties (Trevor Cahill, Jered Weaver, Luis Perdomo). Bruce Bochy has not set Matt Cain and Madison Bumgarner’s positions in the rotation yet, so Parra could face both Bumgarner and Johnny Cueto in San Fran. On the other hand, Parra hits Jeff Samardzija very well (10/27 career) and Matt Moore does not really dominate lefties. Ultimately, Parra’s Padre-mashing stats at the beginning of the week far outweighs his potential downside playing in San Fran for 4 games. Fire Parra up with confidence this week.

Ryan Schimpf, 2B/3B (SD)

Staying in Coors Field for streamers is never a bad idea, so Ryan Schimpf finds himself a spot on this week’s list. Schimpf, a powerful, left handed second baseman, has 17 career Home Runs in 225 career at bats against right handed pitching (which is roughly 60% higher than Mike Trout’s career rate, no big deal), sporting a .910 OPS. That is All-Star caliber production against righties. This week, 5 of Schimpf’s 6 games come against right handed pitching, and the only game that is not against a righty comes in Coors against Kyle Freeland, a 23 year old making his second big-league start. The other half of Schimpf’s games take place in the Atlanta against Braves righties (Mike Foltynewicz, R.A.Dickey and Julio Teheran) who struggle against left handed hitters. The Padres lineup contains a few mashers and Schimpf finds himself right in the middle, usually batting fifth, so find him on waivers and look for those runs to pile up this week.

Justin Smoak, 1B (TOR)

From a power and production standpoint the Smoke Monster (Lost friends assemble!) Justin Smoak has fared much better against righties (30 HRs, .717 OPS) than lefties (9 HRs, .657 OPS) over the past 3 years. Now his average might be rather unsightly, but this is a one-week streaming option and we are dumping him as soon as he turns into a pumpkin and his schedule gets more difficult. For this week, he remains in the comfortable confines of the Rogers Centre where he maintains a respectable .240 batting average and well above average .783 OPS since 2014. Enter scene Milwaukee Brewer right handers Wily Peralta and Chase Anderson. Anderson does have reverse career splits and fares better against lefties but neither of these pitchers have all that much success getting hitters out. Smoak then welcomes Baltimore’s rag-tag crew of starters to his home, two of which we are assured to be right handers, and the other is still to be decided, which is never a good sign when you are visiting Toronto and playing against that juggernaut offense.

Travis Shaw, 1B/3B (MIL)

As a former Red Sox, I am quite familiar with Travis Shaw. As such, I know that he is better against righties than lefties (he fluked his way to reverse split stats in 2015 but last year we saw the true Travis Shaw). I also know that when he gets hot, he tends to stay hot. And just like at the beginning of last year, Travis Shaw has come out of the gate hot-hot-hot. And this week, Shaw plays all 6 games in hitters parks (Toronto and Cincinnati) against 4 right handed pitchers, three of which (Bronson Arroyo (13.50 ERA), Scott Feldman (5.79 ERA) and Rookie Davis (12.00 ERA)) did not pitch well in their opening appearance in 2017, and the other, Marcus Stroman, Shaw has dominated in his career (5/10, 1 HR). Given Shaw’s lineup and the protection he receives and the lack of competition for his position in Milwaukee, this could be the one hitter in this article worth keeping for a while after this week, just to see if he is a breakout candidate for 2017…or a flame out like he was in Boston in 2016.

Come back to Roto Street Journal every weekend to check out my top hitter streamers and build your best lineup for success. Good luck navigating Week 2 everyone, and happy streaming!

To contact me with any questions or general fantasy baseball discussion, please email me at or tweet me ‪@AJGamballer‪.

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