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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 2017: Hitter Streamers Week 10

After what seems like forever since we have done one of these, we are back with a vengeance for the Hitter Streamers Week 10. Actually, Week 7 was the last time I wrote a streamers article, so with two more weeks of statistical accumulation and analysis I plan on being on point this week. For Week 7, we were able to improve our overall batting average to .257 by batting .274 and we also added two home runs, giving us 21 total home runs between the 24 total streamers suggested. Sprinkle in 60 plus runs and RBIs and my streamers are averaging about a home run and 3 runs and RBI per week. While nothing too sexy, that is still decent production. If I could ever stop picking Ryan Schimpf my average could be close to .400. Let’s see who is available this week and who has an easy schedule.

Steven Souza Jr., OF (TB, 46% Yahoo ownership)

Maybe the biggest surprise this year has been the relative effectiveness of the Tampa Bay Rays offense and their ability to stay competitive, as they are one game above .500 as we enter June. And a big part of that is their big bat in the middle of the lineup, Steven Souza Jr. Besides the Evan Longoria spot (the 3 hole which he has occupied all year), Souza has batted all over the top part of the Rays lineup, from leadoff and second to fourth and fifth. His diverse skill set, raw power and ability to get on base make him a matchup nightmare for pitchers and a dream flexibility guy for managers. On the year Souza boasts a solid .272 batting average but a very impressive .384 OBP, good for 10th in the American League. While he does not steal bases at the same rate as he did in year prior (he averaged over 13 per year over the last 2 years per 162 games played) he has more than made up for that with his ability to get on the bases and produce in the middle of this new and improved Rays offense. With 6 games at home against mediocre pitching staffs where Souza has a .313 average and 1.043 OPS, expect Souza to hit a couple home runs and give the Rays the offensive boost he has all year long.

 

Josh Reddick, OF (HOU, 21% Yahoo ownership)

Josh Reddick‘s ownership is WAY too low. Reddick bats second for the team with the best record in baseball, a team that is currently tied for first in the Major leagues in runs scored. Oh and he bats between George Springer and Jose Altuve. Ever heard of them? On the year, record owns a very respectable .272 batting average, .778 OPS and is on pace for 18 home runs and 91 runs. That would be a pretty good pick in the 15th round of drafts, but you can get him for free as he is available in 80% of leagues. Not too shabby. Reddick’s only downfall this year has been his continuing career-long struggles against lefties (.631 OPS, even though he is batting .269 against lefties), but he maintains great production against righties (.802 OPS). Luckily, Reddick and the Astros get a full slate of games this week, 6 of which come against righties on two middling staffs, the Kansas City Royals and Los Angeles Angels. Look for Houston to continue its scorched earth policy this year and light those two teams up on the scoreboard, with Reddick right at the top and in the middle doing his part.

 

Brandon Crawford, SS (SF, 46% Yahoo ownership)

Admittedly this pick has more of a gut feel to it than the others. On the year, the San Francisco Giants rank dead last in baseball in slugging percentage and OPS, second to last in runs scored and average, and third to last in OBP. They have basically been the worst offensive team in baseball the first tow months of the season, and that is with Buster Posey batting .344 with a .960 OPS. So why stream a Giant? Well this week Brandon Crawford and the Giants will be able to escape the caverns of AT&T Park and visit the hitter-friendly confines of Miller Park against a quartet of mediocre right handers. Then San Fran will travel back home to welcome a trio of Minnesota Twins righties, who, as a staff, have the 25th ranked team ERA. As a lefty, Crawford fares a little better against right handers, so he will benefit from the splits this week. With a handful of professional hitters on their squad used to getting on base at a good clip, I expect the Giants to heat up as they so often do, and I expect Crawford to be a big part of their resurgence batting in the five hole behind Posey.

 

Dexter Fowler, OF (STL, 54% Yahoo ownership)

After winning a World Series ring in 2016 with the Chicago Cubs, Dexter Fowler probably did not foresee such an extended adjustment period with his old team’s most fierce rival, the St. Louis Cardinals. Unfortunately, as the calendar just turned to June, Fowler is batting what would be a career low .232 in his new red and white uniform. However there are still some positives signs, suggesting an imminent turnaround. First, he still bats leadoff, so he should still maintain solid run production (as evidence by his projected 90 runs even with his .232 average). Second, he is on pace for 56 extra base hits this year (which would be the most in his career) and the third highest slugging total of his career. If his BABIP (.260) can regress towards his career mean (.338) then Fowler should see his average steadily climb until seasons end. This upcoming Week 10, Fowler plays a full slat of 7 games against the 28th (Cincinnati Reds) and 30th (Philadelphia Phillies) ranked staff by ERA. Expect Fowler to begin his ascent this week and to produce great numbers across the board.

 

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 10 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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