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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 11

Welcome back this week to Hitter Streamers Week 11. I cannot believe we are already here. If you are in a 12 team league (like myself) you are facing your last opponent this week and next week will be the first rematch of the year. Time really flies when you are knee deep in fantasy sports. Hopefully you have stayed on top of your streamers this year and punched at the right time. With different leagues and different formats and rules, it is tough to keep on the waiver wire and control your transactions and claims in a given week. Nevertheless, I am here to provide you with a few good hitter streamer options for this upcoming Week 11 that will give you an advantage over your opposition.

Hunter Pence, OF (SF, 47% Yahoo ownership)

One of the more under appreciated fantasy players over the past decade, Hunter Pence finds himself at the top of this list this week. And I cannot believe my eyes, but his ownership is under 50%. Since his rookie year in 2007, in every season in which he played in over 106 games (7 seasons, all from 2008-2014), Hunter Pence hit at least 20 home runs and averaged 88 runs and 89 RBIs. Now the problem with that last sentence is that it ignores his last two, injury-riddled seasons, as well is this current 2017 season. Since 2015, Pence has appeared in just 200 out of a possible 387 games. This year, his walks are way down, but nothing else really screams this is the end. His contact is up, his hard hit percentage is up and his strikeout rate is down. Looking closer, you can see he is suffering from some bad luck (a BABIP roughly .50 points lower than his career norm) and his ground ball percentage of 60.5% is almost 10% points higher than his career average. Just like golf Hunter, keep your head down and you will make better contact. I expect those later numbers to regress to his career averages. With 4 games in Coors Field where he maintains a very comfortable career .301 average and .874 slugging percentage, I fully expect Pence to begin a charge back to fantasy relevance. Get him now, before his ownership rises and its too late.

Hunter Renfroe, OF (SD, 32% Yahoo ownership)

What are the chances two Hunters would appear in the same article? One in a trillion? Maybe I will write about Hunter-Hearst Helmsley later in this article too. Torii Hunter? Dog the Bounty Hunter? Enough of that. Hunter Renfroe finally seems to be finding his stride after an ice cold April, batting a respectable .246 with 8 homers and an .860+ OPS since May 1. This young masher (17 homers in 70 career games, 39 homer average for a full 162 games played) has the ability to launch balls at a moments notice as evidence by his career .263 ISO. In week 11, Renfroe welcomes a very generous Cincinnati Reds pitching staff who has allowed the most home runs, 2nd highest slugging percentage, and 3rd highest OPS on the year. After a quick Thursday rest, Renfroe travels to Milwaukee, the 6th friendliest home run park this year. Although the average is not great, he will not Adam Dunn you into submission. Given his matchups this week, Renfroe should be a great source for power and production.

 

Stephen Piscotty, OF (STL, 51% Yahoo ownership)

It is fitting for me to include Stephen Piscotty in this article too as I predict him to be the next Hunter Pence type under appreciated and completely overlooked fantasy star in the making. In his first full season in 2016, Piscotty batted .273 with an .800 OPS, 22 homers, 86 runs, 85 RBI and 153 games played. Sounds like 7th/8th round production that people got in the final rounds of their draft in 2016. And even coming into this year, he was still a bargain around the 12th/13th rounds. Now that lineup has struggled to score runs this year and Piscotty did miss time (who hasn’t) due to injury. But I think he finally turned a corner. Since return on May 31, Piscotty (over 9 games) is batting .392 (11/28) with 3 runs, 5 RBI, and 2 home runs, good for an 1.140 OPS. With the Brewers and Orioles coming up this week, both of which rank in the bottom third of the league in batting average against, slugging percentage, on base percentage and OPS, look for Piscotty to continue this hot streak and extend it throughout the remainder of the season. And please, do not forget to draft him in the 10th round (or earlier) next year. Trust me, he will be worth it.

Danny Valencia, 1B, 3B, OF (SEA, 32% Yahoo ownership)

Talk about popular pickups.  I guess that is what happens when you bat .404 (21/52) with 5 multi hit games out of 14. During that time, Danny Valencia raised his average from a detestable .237 to a robust .283. However, Valencia is more known for his pop and slugging abilities than his on base abilities and plate discipline. Well this week he gets two juicy home run feasting matchup against the Texas Rangers and Minnesota Twins who rank 2nd and 4th in the league in home runs allowed, respectively. With the weather, Valencia and the Mariners all heating up at the right time, I expect Valencia to continue riding this tidal wave for at least another week. Also, with his positional flexibility, you can place him all over the diamond and easily place him in empty lineup spots as they unexpectedly pop up.

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 11 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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