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The Wolf's Big Board:     Monday, August 21, 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 6

Welcome back everybody to another week of waiver wire adds! This has been the week of the pitcher as many quality starters have gone down due to injury with Noah Syndergaard and Corey Kluber being the most notable (and of course I have both in the same league). Since I know I’m not alone in my pitching woes, I’m going to put an extra focus on pitching this week. I’ll also throw in a few outfielders because many of you are likely looking for short-term fixes if you had Stephen Piscotty or Dexter Fowler go down or you’re waiting for Bryce Harper and Mike Trout to return from their minor injuries.

Chris Tillman, SP, Baltimore Orioles (35% Owned on Yahoo):

Chris Tillman has been on the DL all season with a shoulder issue. It is always a concern when a pitcher has had a shoulder injury and that concern is exacerbated by the fact that he didn’t look all that sharp in his rehab starts. That being said, Tillman is a pitcher who just knows how to win. He has had 16 wins in two of the past four seasons and he is capable of providing at least an average ERA and WHIP. He won’t help much in strikeouts but you can’t have everything when picking off the wire. By the time you read this, you’ll have the benefit of knowing how Tillman performed in his start on Sunday – if he looked decent, don’t hesitate to grab him.

Charlie Morton, SP, Houston Astros (19% Owned on Yahoo):

Charlie Morton got a bit of hype coming into the season because his fastball velocity was up in the spring and he seemed to missing more bats than usual. So far this season it has been up and down for Morton, allowing two or less runs in three starts while allowing four or more runs in two starts. While he’s been a bit of a mixed bag in the ERA and WHIP department, he has earned 3 wins and more than a K/9 so he at least should be a solid source of wins and strikeouts with the possibility that he can string together more good outings than bad and potentially help you in ERA as well.

Trevor Cahill, SP, San Diego Padres (19% Owned on Yahoo):

Trevor Cahill is the pitcher I feel least confident about of the three I’m suggesting today. First the bad, he hasn’t come close to 200 innings in a season since 2012 and he has never been a very good source for strikeouts, ERA or WHIP. Also, he plays for the Padres who are only a chest hair away from being a minor league team so wins can’t be counted on. Now the good, last year he showed some growth in K rate averaging a K/9 and so far this year that K rate has actually increased a bit. Additionally, the ballpark in San Diego plays well for pitchers and can mute some of the damage that usually befalls pitchers who are prone to giving up the long ball. Bottom line, I don’t think Cahill is a long-term solution for anybody’s team but if you need to ride him for a week or two until one of your other starters returns, you’re getting him while he’s pitching well so it may be worth the shot.

Jorge Soler, OF, Kansas City Royals (16% Owned on Yahoo):

Back in 2014, Jorge Soler made a splash with the Chicago Cubs, hitting .292 and 5 home runs in only 89 at bats. Entering the following season, he was heralded as one of the great young outfielders in the game and expectations were high that he could be a 25+ home run guy. Obviously, Soler never reached those heights in Chicago and he basically struggled in part time stints with the Cubs over the past two seasons. The Royals, however, do not have the depth that the Cubs do and so they will likely be using Soler every day rather than in a limited capacity. Some guys come alive when given regular at bats and there is still pop in Soler’s bat. I wouldn’t expect a great batting average and right now he’s hitting 7th in the batting order which limits his runs and RBI but if he starts to heat up, there is no reason he can’t climb higher in the order. He is coming off a strong performance in his rehab starts and if you need some pop out of your last outfield spot, there are certainly worse places to start than here.

Aaron Altherr, OF, Philadelphia Phillies (15% Owned on Yahoo):

For some reason the Phillies have been hesitant to give Aaron Altherr an extended look. My guess is because the Phillies are a crap organization that can’t get out of their own way (sorry Phillies fans, but you live through it, you know I’m right). With Howie Kendrick sidelined, the Phillies have finally been forced to give Altherr regular at bats and he has responded with a .328 average and 3 home runs and 3 steals in 64 at bats. The average will obviously come down because it always does, but the power-speed combo that Altherr offers is legitimate. Howie Kendrick is a marginal player at this point in his career and he has capable of playing many positions so it would stand to reason that Kendrick would be more valuable as a super utility player upon his return while Altherr holds down a full time spot in the outfield. I can’t promise that will happen, but this kid has enough talent that I think it’s worth it to take the chance.

Thank you for another great week folks! Keep working the add/drops and grind out that winner. As always, don’t be afraid to leave any comments or ask any questions, I’m a friendly dragon and I won’t bite (unless the ladies ask me to).

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