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Wolf's Big Board:     Thursday, May 25, 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 4

Besides my top Week 3 hitter stream suggestion Chase Headley (4/14, 1 home run, 3 RBI, 3 runs), the rest of my group of streamers failed miserably. After a torrid Week 1 start, my hitter streamers have cooled off considerably. I never said this would be easy. Actually, to the contrary, it is quite difficult to find four waiver batters who will put up solid numbers in a week. However, I do not back away from a challenge and that will not stop me from suggesting good hitters with really good schedules in the upcoming weeks. Hopefully we can capitalize on my courageous efforts and a better slate of hitter streamer games this upcoming Week 4.

Ryan Zimmerman, 1B (WSH, 66% Yahoo ownership)

Is it possible Ryan Zimmerman will stay healthy all season long and play at least 145 games for the first time since 2013? The answer to that question is almost certainly no, but a boy can dream. Either way, no one can deny Zimmerman’s start to his 2017 season and, considering the front end of his schedule this upcoming Week 4, we can expect his stats to continue to pile up. He first travels to the lunar launching pad in Coors Field for 4 games. In his career, Zimmerman owns a lifetime .359 batting average and 1.090 OPS in 152 at bats. Very impressive to say the least. Then, Zimmerman and the Nationals welcome opposing pitchers Jacob deGrom, Zack Wheeler and Robert Gsellman to their home at Nationals Park. And wouldn’t you know, Zimmerman’s career stats against those 3 Mets pitchers are equally as impressive as his Coors stats: 11/26 (.423 average) and 3 home runs. Add in the fact that he currently owns an OPS over 1.100 and an average bordering .400, fire Zimmerman up with confidence and ride his wave until it breaks in the shall end of the ocean, aka he goes down with an injury.

Brandon Drury, 2B, 3B, OF (ARI, 53% Yahoo ownership)

The award for easiest schedule of the week goes to the Arizona Diamondbacks! Brandon Drury’s position eligibility and flexibility makes him a premium hitter streamer for this upcoming week. First, not only does Drury have a full slate of 7 games, he will play all 7 in the hitter-friendly confines of Chase Field against two of the worst staffs in baseball, the San Diego Padres and the Colorado Rockies. Drury also hits both lefties and righties well, although he hits lefties a tad better and with more pop (.284 average and .820 OPS) than righties (.271 average and .747 OPS). Look for Drury to find at bats all over the field this week against 7 subpar opponents and look for the Diamondbacks to be heavy favorites all week in games involving high run totals.

Joey Gallo, 3B (TEX, 20% Yahoo ownership)

Let’s get a little bold with this next one and see if we can steal a long-term sleeper in the process. Untouchable, blue chip prospect Joey Gallo finds himself with an extended stay in the Rangers lineup due to Adrian Beltre’s extended absence. Beltre still is one of the better, more consistent hitters and fantasy performers in all the baseball and fantasy baseball land, but Rangers management and Gallo owners certainly don’t mind seeing what their young budding prospect can bring to the table. As a lefty, Gallo exhibits true righty/lefty splits against opposing pitchers, in which (you guessed it) Gallo, in his career, performs much better versus righties (.727 OPS) than lefties (.472 OPS). Even his batting average has increased this year against righties, albeit still an Adam Dunn-esque .231. However, he has 4 home runs in 39 at bats against righties and maintains a healthy .963 OPS in the early going of his 2017 season. Luckily, Gallo gets to play in his hitter-friendly home park at Globe Life Park and will welcome 5 righties, only one of whom owns an ERA better than 4.75 on the year. Expect quite a few streikiuts this week, but also a few 450 foot, game chaning and week-winning bombs this upcoming Week 4.

Travis Shaw, 1B, 3B (MIL, 62% Yahoo ownership)

The ex-Mayor of Ding Dong City Travis Shaw seems to like his newfound him in Miller Park. Batting fourth behind struggling, yet ever-dangerous, speedster Jonathan Villar, Eric “Babe Ruth” Thames and perennial superstar Ryan Braun, Shaw seems to have an oppoirunity to drive in runs and do significant damage every time he comes to the plate. And this year, he is cashing in and his stats show it. 13 of his 17 hits have gone for extra bases and he sports a .917 OPS on the year. More importantly, Shaw exhibits the reverse splits of his 2015 rookie season as he has a 1.242 OPS against lefties thus far in 2017. Obviously Shaw will not be able to sustain those numbers against lefties, but it still proves the point that he can hit lefties, so seeing a few this week in his schedule should not scare us off. As I recommended a few weeks ago, Shaw might be a candidate to roster the rest of this season, especially if he continues to bat cleanup in such a diverse, dangerous lineup in that Mickey Mouse launching pad of a baseball park.

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 4 everyone, and happy streaming!

To contact me with any questions or general fantasy baseball discussion, please email me at redsocker45@gmail.com or tweet me ‪@AJGamballer‪.

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