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Wolf's Big Board:     Wednesday, June 28, 2017     Tier One - The Big Three   1 ) David Johnson (ARI) RB1   2 ) Le'Veon Bell (PIT) RB2   3 ) Ezekiel Elliott (DAL) RB3   Tier Two - High-end WR1 and RB1s   4 ) Antonio Brown (PIT) WR1   5 ) Julio Jones (ATL) WR2   6 ) Mike Evans (TB) WR3   7 ) Odell Beckham JR. (NYG) WR4   8 ) DeMarco Murray (TEN) RB4   9 ) Melvin Gordon (LAC) RB5   10 ) LeSean McCoy (BUF) RB6   11 ) Jay Ajayi (MIA) RB7   12 ) AJ Green (CIN) WR5   13 ) Jordy Nelson (GB) WR6   14 ) Michael Thomas (NO) WR7   15 ) Dez Bryant (DAL) WR8   16 ) Devonta Freeman (ATL) RB8   Tier 3 - Lower-end RB1 and WR1s, elite second options   17 ) Lamar Miller (HOU) RB9   18 ) DeAndre Hopkins (HOU) WR9   19 ) TY Hilton (IND) WR10   20 ) Leonard Fournette (JAX) RB10   21 ) Rob Gronkowski (NE) TE1   22 ) Brandin Cooks (NE) WR11   23 ) Demaryius Thomas. (DEN) WR12   24 ) Jordan Reed (WAS) TE2   25 ) Doug Baldwin (SEA) WR13   26 ) Amari Cooper (OAK) WR14   Tier 3.5   27 ) Todd Gurley (LAR) RB11   28 ) Carlos Hyde (SF) RB12   29 ) Christian McCaffrey (CAR) RB13   30 ) Jordan Howard (CHI) RB14   31 ) Marshawn Lynch (OAK) RB15   32 ) Davante Adams (GB) WR15   33 ) Alshon Jeffery (PHI) WR16   34 ) Isaiah Crowell (CLE) RB16   35 ) Tyreek Hill (KC) WR17   36 ) Keenan Allen (LAC) WR18   37 ) Spencer Ware (KC) RB17   Tier 4 - Elite QBs, Solid #2 RBs + WRs, side TE1s   38 ) Bilal Powell (NYJ) RB18   39 ) Tom Brady (NE) QB1   40 ) Sammy Watkins WR19   41 ) Aaron Rodgers (GB) QB2   42 ) Travis Kielce (KC) TE3   43 ) Terrelle Pryor (WAS) WR20   44 ) Allen Robinson (JAC) WR21   44 ) Mike Gillislee (NE) RB19   45 ) Mark Ingram (NO) RB20   46 ) Golden Tate (DET) WR22   47 ) Jamison Crowder (WAS) WR23   48 ) Greg Olsen (CAR) TE4   48 ) Tevin Coleman (ATL) RB21   49 ) Willie Snead (NO) WR24   50 ) Doug Martin (TB) RB22   51 ) Michael Crabtree (OAK) WR25   52 ) Brandon Marshal (NYG) WR26   53 ) Julian Edelman (NE) WR27   54 ) Donte Moncrief (IND) WR28   55 ) Drew Brees (NO) QB3   56 ) Ameer Abdullah (DET) RB23   57 ) Jimmy Graham (SEA) TE5   58 ) Tyler Eifert (CIN) TE6   59 ) Martavis Bryant (PIT) WR29   Tier 5 - Last Startable WRs and RBs + TE1 Candidates   60 ) Pierre Garcon (SF) WR30   61 ) Eric Decker (NYJ) WR31   62 ) Jarvis Landry (MIA) WR32   63 ) Larry Fitzgerald (ARI) WR33   64 ) Samaje Perine (WAS) RB24   65 ) Joe Mixon (CIN) RB25   66 ) CJ Anderson (DEN) RB26   67 ) Matt Ryan (ATL) QB4   68 ) Stefon Diggs (MIN) WR33   69 ) Emmanuel Sanders (DEN) WR34   70 ) Ty Montgomery (GB) RB27   71 ) Hunter Henry (LAC) TE7   72 ) Corey Davis (TEN) WR35   73 ) Adrian Peterson (NO) RB28   74 ) Kelvin Benjamin (CAR) WR36   75 ) Delanie Walker TE8   76 ) Paul Perkins (NYG) RB29   77 ) CJ Prosise (SEA) RB30   78 ) Eddie Lacy (SEA) RB31   79 ) Dalvin Cook (MIN) RB32   80 ) Theo Riddick (DET) RB33   81 ) Frank Gore (IND) RB34   82 ) Cameron Meredith (CHI) WR38   83 ) Mike Wallace (BAL) WR39   84 ) DeSean Jackson (TB) WR40   85 ) Martellus Bennett (GB) TE9   TIer 7 - side QB1s and Top WR and RB Lottery Tickets   86 ) Andrew Luck (IND) QB5   87 ) Derek Carr (OAK) QB6   88 ) Kirk Cousins (WAS) QB7   89 ) Marcus Mariota (TEN) QB8   90 ) Philip Rivers (LAC) QB9   91 ) Ben Roethlisberger QB10   92 ) Dak Prescott (DAL) QB11   93 ) Jameis Winston (TB) QB12   94 ) Joe Williams (SF) RB35   95 ) Derrick Henry (TEN) RB36   96 ) Kareem Hunt (KC) RB37   97 ) Jamaal Williams (GB) RB38   98 ) Davante Parker (MIA) WR41   99 ) Josh Doctson (WAS) WR42   100 ) Ted Ginn (NO) WR43  

Fantasy Football Stock Watch: Doug Martin poised to become the ‘Muscle Hamster’ again

Buccaneers RB Doug Martin impressing so far in camp, looks ready to bounce back to 2015 form.

JimboSlice’s Take

Doug Martin is going to be one of the most intriguing fantasy prospects this year. After a fantastic 2015 season where he finished second in the league with 1,402 yards, along with 6 touchdowns, Martin was commonly a second 2016 second rounder. He “rewarded” owners with only eight games played, while rushing for 421 yards and 3 scores. Very disappointing to say the least for those who wasted a high pick on him.

Now, we enter the 2017 season with Martin’s stock relatively low after such a down year. On top of that, he’s suspended for the first three games of the season after running into problems with the NFL’s drug policy. Everything about Martin’s stock screams “stay away” after going through so much trouble.

BUT…..

While other fantasy sites and sheep alike continue to rank Martin so low amongst running backs, our fearless leader The Wolf  is howling at the moon over Martin’s fantasy potential. One major site (cough, cough, World Wide Leader) has Martin at RB38 below names like James White, Gio Bernard and LeGarrette Blount. Yahoo’s dumbasses also have him criminally low at RB 39 behind Jonathan Stewart, Danny Woodhead and Derrick Henry. Thankfully we have The Wolf on hand to set everyone straight and talk some sense around these parts.

Currently sitting at RB21 in his rankingsThe Wolf is very high on Doug Martin this year. Part of it comes from Martin’s sheer will to bounce back and correct his past mistakes both on and off the field. He’s looked impressively good in camp thus far, leaving many convinced he’s due for redemption. Another big part of Martin’s ascension comes from the sexy offense that’s likely to be unveiled in Tampa Bay. The key off-season additions of DeSean Jackson through free agency and OJ Howard in the draft gives the team more weapons to work with. Jameis Winston appears to be ready to lead this team and take the Buccaneers to the next level in his third year in the NFL.

With such a promising offensive attack, this should set up nicely for Martin’s return to a reliable fantasy RB that fits snug into your RB2 lineup spot. There’s the chance he even becomes a RB1 to owners if he could regain his former Muscle Hamster form, but right now he’s currently sitting in Tier 4 of remaining RBs in the C/C+ Fantasy Stock Score range, mainly because of a low “Risk” score; every other category grades out in the A or B range.  If his rankings on other sites continues to be low, you can easily steal Martin in the middle rounds of your draft and walk away with a bonafide starter at such a prime position. Sure, he’s going to miss three games to start, but that will only keep his rankings down for the time being. If you do end up taking Martin, make sure you grab Jacquizz Rodgers at the end of your draft, who filled in admirably last season and can be a plug-and-play RB2 for Weeks 1-3.

Doug Martin is one of our biggest guys for the RSJ this off season, as most people seem to be sleeping on such big potential. With solid running back production hard to come by these days, Martin possesses the talent, heavy rushing scheme, surrounding skill players, and usage to be a highly valuable fantasy asset at an extremely low price; hell, his high-risk is essentially neutralized based on his minimal cost. His mind and body seem to be right, and Martin’s always been a monster when this is the case. We’re all in on Doug Martin this year. You should be too.

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