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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 Waiver Wire Adds Week 4

Hello everybody, welcome back for week 4 of Waiver Wire Adds. At this point in the season you can start to make some moves with a more confident base of knowledge on where your players are at. Studs should still not be dropped because they are the players you built around and you have to give them a chance to come around if they started slow. However, for players that you took over the second half of your draft based on upside, this may be the time to start dropping the under performers and picking up the hot hand. Just don’t forget to keep an eye on the guys you drafted and be ready to pick them back up if they start doing what you expected (if you drop my man crush Keon Broxton right now I can’t blame you, but be ready to jump back on him as soon as he heats up).

Three for now

Brad Brach, RP, Baltimore Orioles (63% owned on Yahoo)

Brad Brach is the interim closer in Baltimore until Zach Britton comes back, which as of right now, is an unknown timetable. Brach is owned in most places but if for some reason your league falls under the 37% where Brach is still out there – run to the waiver and get him now. He already has 3 saves and doesn’t look to be slowing down!

Michael Conforto, OF/1B, New York Mets (23% owned on Yahoo)

Michael Conforto was a very popular pick going into the year by many “experts”. The skills are there for Conforto to hit for a decent average and pound quite a few home runs but the biggest concern for him has been playing time. Now the Mets are in a position where Lucas Duda and Wilmer Flores both hit the DL and Yoenis Cespedes has a hurting hamstring and Curtis Granderson has been ice cold. All of these situations work perfectly in getting Conforto at bats and if he keeps hitting as well as he has to start the season (.345 average with 3 home runs), Conforto could run away with a full time job and produce very well for fantasy owners.

Tampa Bay Rays Outfield

I’m suggesting any and all of the Tampa Bay Rays outfield, as all of them are criminally under-owned based on their current production. My favorite is Corey Dickerson (43% owned on Yahoo). He was a huge up and coming talent in Colorado but obviously the outlook dampened a bit going from Colorado to Tampa. Last year he put up decent numbers with an awful average (which was his strong suit previously). So far this year, Dickerson has 4 home runs and is batting .317. He has the talent to help in HR, RBI and batting average and makes for a great 3rd or 4th outfielder on any fantasy team.

Kevin Kiermaier (34% owned on Yahoo) is another fantasy darling of many “experts”. Kiermaier is capable of putting up 15 home runs and 20+ stolen bases. So far this season he has 1 HR and 4 SB with a .294 average. He swings and misses a lot so don’t expect the average to last but the power and speed combo certainly should.

Steven Souza Jr. (50% owned on Yahoo) is my least favorite of the three outfielders. Much like Kiermaier he offers an intriguing speed and power combo and already has 3 home runs this year. The big issue with Souza is that he is very capable of having a batting average south of .220. He is currently hitting .343 but that is a small sample anomaly and not indicative of who Souza really is. Still, while he’s hitting well, there’s no harm in riding the wave, just be ready to drop his ass as soon as he reverts to his usual whiffing habits.

Three for later

Austin Meadows, OF, Pittsburgh Pirates (8% owned on Yahoo)

I mentioned Austin Meadows briefly here when discussing the fantasy impact of Starling Marte’s suspension. I do not remotely doubt the talent with Meadows as he is among the most major league ready talents in the minors. Meadows offers a solid blend of mid level power and mid level speed with a decent batting average. Basically, Meadows should be a 5 category contributor when he makes it to the bigs and I definitely support picking him up if you have the room to do so. That being said, I do not expect the Pirates to pull the trigger on Meadows call up until late May or early June (in a best case scenario) because of service time considerations. Once he comes up, I think he’ll be up for good and play every day but as Tom Petty would say the waiting is the hardest part.

Archie Bradley, RP, Arizona Diamondbacks (7% owned on Yahoo)

Archie Bradley was a highly touted pitching prospect as recently as… well, as recently as this Spring Training. Bradley may still end up in the rotation at some point but he appears to have really taken to a role similar to that of Andrew Miller and Dellin Betances out of the Arizona bullpen. He can pitch multiple innings and brings the hot fire to strike tons of batters out. Additionally, he has the benefit of pitching in Arizona where the current closer, Fernando Rodney, is older than hell and is known to suck harder than the whore from Full Metal Jacket. It wouldn’t at all be surprising if Bradley could find himself earning saves and going from an Andrew Miller type player to a Kenley Jansen type player, either way, you’ll love him long time.

Franklin Barreto, SS, Oakland Athletics (2% owned on Yahoo)

Franklin Barreto is the AL version of Austin Meadows. He’s a guy that I love for his 5 tool possibilities (although with Barreto it’s probably a bit more speed than the power initially) but is hampered by the dreaded service time clock. This dude is ready to play now as evidenced by hitting over .400 this spring. His one road block was Marcus Semien who went down with a wrist injury and is already on the 60 day DL. Semien won’t be back for quite a while and if the A’s were a contending team I have no doubt that Barreto would already be up and cruising. However, the A’s will not be a contending team and as such, we have to wait for Barreto. Massive talent here – as soon as he gets the call, do yourself the favor of grabbing him up (you may get Francisco Lindor type production for cheap).

That’s it for this week my friends. Want to join me in complaining about how badly the service time clock sucks? Want to talk about how great Full Metal Jacket was? Want to agree, disagree or really say anything at all? Don’t be afraid to post down below! 

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