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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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WWE Fantasy: Raw and Smackdown Preview 4/17-4/18

A surprising post-Wrestlemania twist, the first ever Superstar Shake-Up altered what many assumed to be a clearly defined path to Summerslam. The roster moves not only shook up the WWE landscape, but also the world of fantasy WWE. Major names like Kevin Owens, Charlotte Flair, Bray Wyatt, and the Miz all found new homes earlier this week. While the fantasy outlooks of some stars skyrocketed, other plummeted as quickly as United Airlines’ stock. Here are four superstars whose stock you should believe in, and four others you should disregard like a clingy ex.

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Rusev: Once one of the most feared competitors and consistent fantasy-contributors in all of WWE, the Bulgarian Brute has fallen on hard times. He was saddled with a mediocre tag-team partner in Jinder Mahal for months, and then went down with an ill-timed nose injury. The rug seems to be pulled out from under Rusev every time he starts to gain momentum. A change of scenery and fresh competition will motivate Rusev, whose brutality and aggression spike dramatically when he has something to prove. Expect the former U.S. Champion to be an intriguing fantasy option moving forward with tremendous upside.

Sami Zayn: A man who has become synonymous with losing, Zayn’s long list of defeats made it impossible to take him seriously as a threat. He’d always put up a good fight, but would always fall short. But now, he is the definition of buy low and sell high. There is nowhere else for Zayn to go but up. The move to Smackdown has been teased for months, so there has to be a payoff. New surroundings, opponents, and opportunities will help breath life into Zayn’s career after a stagnant start to 2017.

Charlotte Flair: Charlotte went from being the best competitor in a strong division to being the best competitor in an infinitely weaker division. This creates a New England Patriots scenario, with Charlotte playing the role of the Super Bowl champs and the Smackdown women’s roster representing the rest of the AFC East. Most of her new competition cannot be seen as legitimate threats, with the exception of Becky Lynch; it’s hard to seriously consider current champion Naomi as a bona fide challenge to Charlotte. Expect the Queen to run rampant on Tuesday nights, destroying and embarrassing weaker competition as they attempt to get in her way.

Kalisto: A move to the cruiserweight division—if that is the move WWE makes—would be a game-changer for Kalisto. After a forgettable run as the United States Champion and a series of lackluster and forced bouts with Baron Corbin, the luchador was on the fast track to irrelevancy. Luckily for him, WWE executives decided not to reunite the lame-duck pairing with Sin Cara. Since Kalisto was injured, the cruiserweight division has been on the rise thanks to compelling characters and grapplers such as the revitalized Neville, Akira Tazowa, and now Austin Aries. The division is getting more and more air-time on Raw, so it is the perfect time for Kalisto to reintroduce himself to WWE audiences. The move would not only boost him, but also the entire cruiserweight division.

Honorable Mention: Tamina, Alexa Bliss, AJ Styles

Sell! For the love of God, sell!

Bray Wyatt: WWE has teased and positioned Wyatt as someone on the cusp of top-player status for years. But, everytime he is just about to reach the summit, someone like Rany Orton pushes him right back down the mountain. After winning the WWE Championship at Elimination Chamber, the Eater of Worlds saw his reign short-lived after losing his title to the Viper at Wrestlemania. Things aren’t going to get better for Wyatt on Raw. He will undoubtly be positioned as a main event player once again, but fantasy powerhouses Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins, as well as the recently-returned Finn Balor, will keep Wyatt in the same position he’s been in for years: good, but not good enough.

Gallows & Anderson: Where to begin? Arguably the top tag-team in the world upon signing with WWE in 2016, Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson were ready to take the tag-team division by storm. Gallows had the size and muscle, while Anderson was one of the most well-rounded wrestlers in the world. They had all of the tools to grab the title and never look back. The problem is, they just never put it all together when it mattered most. Every time they took two steps forward, they took five backwards. After months and months of futility, they finally captured the Raw Tag-team Champnionships at this year’s Royal Rumble. But just like always, someone emerged to pull the rug out from them; this time, it was the returning Hardy Boyz at Wrestlemania. Gallows & Anderson had enough trouble staying relevant with mediocre competition. Now, with both the new champs and some former champs (Heath Slater and Rhyno) joinging Raw, it’s difficult to picture the “good brothers” with gold around their wastes again any time soon.

Emma: Like Gallows & Anderson, lack of movement will hinder Emma’s fantasy potential. Fresh off her return to the Raw roster, Emma made an immediate impact by embarrassing Raw Women’s Champion Bayley. It appeared that her mean streak could quickly catapult her into title contention. So, why is she labeled a loser? The Smackdown women’s division is visibly weaker than Raw’s, and a switch to the blue brand would have resulted in a quick and sustained rise to the top. Despite Charlotte’s departure, the Raw women’s division is still top-heavy and deeper than ever with the additions of Alexa Bliss and Mickie James. Emma’s road to the title is filled with too many pot holes and red lights to take her seriously as a top fantasy-option.

Dana Brooke: Read everything about Emma, subtract the part about having made an impact, and you have Dana Brooke. She was already near the bottom of the totem pole to begin with, so expect her to sink even lower with increased competition.

Honorable Mention: Apollo Crews

Although the main event scenes of Raw and Smackdown remain clean-cut, the mid-card division of each show is suddenly a lot more intriguing and competitive.  New faces in new places always lead some superstars to greener pastures, and others to the bottom of the trash can.  Luckily, you have some studly stock tips to help you navigate the rocky waters and continue your fantasy dominance as Raw and Smackdown hit the reset button.

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