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The Wolf's Big Board:     Tuesday, August 22, 2017       Tier One - The Big Three ($65 - $75)   1 ) David Johnson (ARI) RB1   2 ) Le'Veon Bell (PIT) RB2   Tier Two - High-end WR1 and RB1s ($50-$65)   3 ) Antonio Brown (PIT) WR1   4 ) Julio Jones (ATL) WR2   5 ) Mike Evans (TB) WR3   6 ) Odell Beckham JR. (NYG) WR4   7 ) LeSean McCoy (BUF) RB3   8 ) AJ Green (CIN) WR5   9 ) Jordy Nelson (GB) WR6   10 ) Melvin Gordon (LAC) RB5   11 ) Jay Ajayi (MIA) RB6   12 ) DeMarco Murray (TEN) RB7   13 ) Michael Thomas (NO) WR7   14 ) Devonta Freeman (ATL) RB8   15 ) Ezekiel Elliott (DAL) RB9   Tier 3 - Remaining WR1s, Potential RB1s, and Gronk ($38 - $45)   16 ) Dez Bryant (DAL) WR8   17 ) Rob Gronkowski (NE) TE1   18 ) Todd Gurley (LAR) RB10   19 ) DeAndre Hopkins (HOU) WR9   20 ) Amari Cooper (OAK) WR10   21 ) Brandin Cooks (NE) WR11   22 ) Isaiah Crowell (CLE) RB11   23 ) TY Hilton (IND) WR12   24 ) Demaryius Thomas (DEN) WR13   25 ) Doug Baldwin (SEA) WR14   Tier 4 - High-End RB2 and WRs (with No.1 upside), Elite TEs ($25 - $35)   26 ) Jordan Howard (CHI) RB11   27 ) Marshawn Lynch (OAK) RB12   28 ) Tyreek Hill (KC) WR15   29 ) Keenan Allen (LAC) WR16   30 ) Martavis Bryant (PIT) WR17   31 ) Davante Adams (GB) WR18   32 ) Terrelle Pryor (WAS) WR19   33 ) Ty Montgomery (GB) RB13   34 ) Christian McCaffrey (CAR) RB14   35 ) Dalvin Cook (MIN) RB15   36 ) Joe Mixon (CIN) RB16   37 ) Leonard Fournette (JAX) RB17   38 ) Lamar Miller (HOU) RB18   39 ) Travis Kelce (KC) TE2   40 ) Michael Crabtree (OAK) WR20   41 ) Larry Fitzgerald (ARI) WR21   42 ) Carlos Hyde (SF) RB19   Tier 5 - Remaining #2 RB & WR options, elite QBs, High-End TE1s ($15 - $25)   43 ) Tom Brady (NE) QB1   44 ) Aaron Rodgers (GB) QB2   45 ) Bilal Powell (NYJ) RB20   46 ) Mark Ingram (NO) RB21   47 ) Eric Decker (TEN) WR22   48 ) Jordan Reed (WAS) TE3   49 ) Golden Tate (DET) WR23   50 ) Alshon Jeffery (PHI) WR24   51 ) Allen Robinson (JAX) WR25   52 ) Greg Olsen (CAR) TE4   53 ) DeSean Jackson (TB) WR26   54 ) Doug Martin (TB) RB22   55 ) Adrian Peterson (NO) RB23   56 ) Spencer Ware (KC) RB24   57 ) Willie Snead (NO) WR27   58 ) Danny Woodhead (BAL) RB25   59 ) Jamison Crowder (WAS) WR28   60 ) Sammy Watkins (LAC) WR29   61 ) Tevin Coleman (ATL) RB26   62 ) Mike Gillislee (NE) RB27   63 ) Jimmy Graham (SEA) TE5   64 ) Tyler Eifert (CIN) TE6   Tier 6 - Flex RBs, Upside WR3s, Quality TE1s and Elite QB ($10 - $15   65 ) Kelvin Banjamin (CAR) WR30   66 ) Julian Edelman (NE) WR31   67 ) Rob Kelley (WAS) RB28   68 ) Theo Riddick (DET) RB29   69 ) Stefon Diggs (MIN) WR32   70 ) Brandon Marshall (NYG) WR33   71 ) Jarvis Landry (MIA) WR34   72 ) DeVante Parker(MIA) WR35   73 ) LeGarrette Blount (PHI) RB30   74 ) Ameer Abdullah (DET) RB31   75 ) CJ Anderson (DEN) RB32   76 ) Zach Ertz (PHI) TE7   77 ) Hunter Henry (LAC) TE8   78 ) Martellus Bennett (GB) TE9   79 ) Jeremy Maclin (BAL) WR36   80 ) Cameron Meredith (CHI) WR37   81 ) Emmanuel Sanders (DEN) WR38   82 ) Pierre Garcon (SF) WR39   83 ) Drew Brees (NO) QB3   84 ) Matt Ryan (ATL) QB4   85 ) Delanie Walker (TEN) TE10   Tier 7 -Elite Bench Plays, Last Startable WRs and RBs, Quality QB1s   86 ) Derrick Henry (TEN) RB33   87 ) CJ Prosise (SEA) RB34   88 ) Donte Moncrief (IND) WR40   89 ) Terrance West (BAL) RB35   90 ) Thomas Rawls (SEA) RB36   91 ) James White (NE) RB37   92 ) Tyrell Williams (LAC) WR41   93 ) Randall Cobb (GB) WR42   94 ) Corey Davis (TEN) WR43   95 ) Frank Gore (IND) RB38   96 ) Jonathan Stewart (CR) RB39   97 ) Paul Perkins (NYG) RB40   98 ) Derek Carr (OAK) QB5   99 ) Jameis Winston (TB) QB6   100 ) Marcus Mariota (TEN) QB7   101 ) Kirk Cousins (WAS) QB8   102 ) Ben Roethlisberger (PIT) QB9   103 ) Philip Rivers (LAC) QB10   104 ) Cam Newton (CAR) QB11   105 ) Dak Prescott (DAL) QB12   106 ) Russell Wilson (SEA) QB13   107 ) Duke Johnson (CLE) RB41   108 ) Kareem Hunt (KC) RB42   109 ) Andrew Luck (IND) QB14   110 ) Tyrod Taylor (BUF) QB15   111 ) Jack Doyle (IND) TE10   112 ) Kyle Rudolph (MIN) TE11   Tier 7 - High End "Penny Stock" Bench Assets   113 ) Jamaal Williams (GB) RB43   114 ) Eddie Lacy (SEA) RB44   115 ) Joe Williams (SF) RB45   116 ) Robby Anderson (NYJ) WR44   117 ) Zay Jones (BUF) WR45   118 ) John Brown (ARI) WR46   119 ) Jamaal Charles (DEN) RB46   120 ) Eric Ebron (DET) TE13   121 ) D'Onta Foreman (HOU) RB47   122 ) Taylor Gabriel (ATL) WR47   123 ) Jacquizz Rodgers (TB) RB48   124 ) Darren Sproles (PHI) RB49   125 ) Marvin Jones (DET) WR48   126 ) Ted Ginn Jr (NO) WR49   127 ) Mike Wallace (BAL) WR50   128 ) Kenny Golladay (DET) WR51   129 ) Jonathan Williams (BUF) RB50   130 ) Alvin Kamara (NO) RB51   131 ) Samaje Perine (WAS) RB52   Tier 8 - Remaining "Penny Stocks" to consider   132 ) Josh Docston (WAS) WR52   133 ) Corey Coleman (CLE) WR53   134 ) Adam Thielen (MIN) WR54   135 ) Marlon Mack (IND) RB53   136 ) Julius Thomas (MIA) TE14   137 ) Austin Hooper (ATL) TE15   138 ) Jared Cook (OAK) TE16   139 ) OJ Howard (TB) TE17   140 ) Eli Manning (NYG) QB16   141 ) Andy Dalton (CIN) QB17   142 ) Matthew Stafford (DET) QB18   143 ) Carson Palmer (ARI) QB19   144 ) Matt Forte (NYJ) RB54   145 ) Branden Oliver (LAC) RB55   146 ) Kenny Britt (CLE) WR57   147 ) Cordarelle Patterson (OAK) WR58   148 ) Rex Burkhead (NE) RB56   149 ) Tarik Cohen (CHI) RB57   150 ) Nelson Agholor (PHI) WR59  

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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