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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 12

Okay, you may have noticed there was a change in the author name for this article. I have been going by the moniker of RotoDragon for the past 11 weeks but, full disclosure, I’m not actually a dragon. My actual name is Tim and since that seemed a little boring I was trying to add some excitement to my pen name and RotoNinja and RotoBarbarian were already taken (seriously, there is already somebody out there calling themselves these things). I will soon be starting to add some fantasy football insights in addition to my baseball work and the main theme of my weekly fantasy football article is going to be… trading. For that reason, I am opting to change my name now ahead of the football season so that all of my writing has the same author and everybody knows what to expect when they see my name. Now on to the real reason you all came here today.

Trey Mancini, 1B/OF, Baltimore Orioles (23% Owned on Yahoo):

By now many unfortunate owners are probably aware that Chris Davis has gone down with a lat injury. He is not expected to miss a ridiculous amount of time, but sometimes lat injuries can linger and sap some power so we may find that Chris Davis won’t be back quite as early as hoped. In the meantime, Davis’s absence should mean more playing time for Trey Mancini who has quietly put up 11 HR and 37 RBI with a .306 average this season. Additionally, with full playing time over the past two weeks, Mancini has hit .333 with 4 HR and 12 RBI. There is some definite sleeper power here and even when Davis returns, there is no reason that Mancini can’t play himself into an everyday role. Definitely worth the add if you need some pop.

Derek Fisher, OF, Houston Astros (22% Owned on Yahoo):

Derek Fisher is a highly touted prospect for the Astros and, at the minimum, this Derek Fisher isn’t known to bang his teammates wives. He hit .335 with 16 HR and 13 SB in AAA this season and the power-speed combo is definitely for real with Fisher. He profiles as a 20-25 HR guy with 15 SB ability. I don’t expect he will hit those kinds of numbers this year and there is always the high possibility that he’ll be sent back down to the minors when Josh Reddick is cleared of his concussion, but there is a lot of talent here. Last week the youth movement started with the call up of Lewis Brinson and I told you there’d be more to come. Fisher represents one of three recent call ups that I’ll recommend this week and probably is the most well-rounded talent albeit with the most tenuous hold on playing time. He’s worth adding if you have space, just don’t give up a solid full timer for him as he may be back down too soon to realize his full potential.

Enny Romero, RP, Washington Nationals (6% Owned on Yahoo):

A quick story about my friend here, we’ll call him John (because why not). John is that guy who I used to go to parties with and girls would be eye-screwing him all night long while he just stood around with the boys and completely missed the signs. All of us would be telling John that he had an easy path to poonani if he just, you know, spoke to a chick. He was either too stupid or too lazy to get laid (I’m still not sure which). The Washington Nationals are officially the “John” of the MLB. Everybody on the planet is aware that the Nationals are a World Series caliber team if they just trade for a damn closer. The Nationals themselves have to know this. Yet, somehow, here we are in mid-June and the Nationals are still running out scrub after scrub at the closer position to the same shit results. David Robertson, Kelvin Herrera, Justin Wilson, etc. are all out there giving the Nationals the sex eye, but they’d apparently rather just go home alone and get friendly with themselves. Either way, until the Nationals finally do what is necessary, we need to keep picking up their scrubs until one sticks for a bit. Koda Glover was that guy but he got hurt tickling himself in the shower and didn’t tell the manager so he’s gone, Matt Albers was that guy (for a day) until he got lit the hell up, so now our guy is Enny Romero. He was able to get through a game without coughing up the lead so pick him up and enjoy him for now, I guess.

Matt Chapman, 3B, Oakland Athletics (4% Owned on Yahoo):

Another of our young, hopeful studs has arrived. Matt Chapman has the capability to be a big power source with 16 HR and 30 RBI at AAA this year. He also seems to have 3B to himself in Oakland as the Athletics just dropped Trevor Plouffe when they called Chapman up so it would appear that Chapman is here to stay. While I am still patiently waiting for the A’s to bring up Franklin Barreto, as I think he has all-world talent, Chapman is certainly a nice consolation prize. He likely won’t hit for a great average but if you need a 3B that can put up some power and won’t kill you anywhere else, you could do a lot worse than Chapman.

Austin Slater, OF, San Francisco Giants (1% Owned on Yahoo):

Austin Slater is a guy that I’m only suggesting in certain circumstances. He is not going to do enough to help most teams where he only qualifies at OF. However, in ESPN leagues, because he played 2B in the minors, he also qualifies as a second baseman. If you can get Slater as a second baseman, he’s infinitely more valuable because his skills translate better to that position. Basically, he is the kind of player who will hit for a high average but not much else. I’d say he’s likely to be a .300+ hitter with 10 HR and 10 SB over a season. This isn’t world changing production but in a league where you are desperate for a 2B that won’t kill you, he’s worth the add. If he only has OF eligibility in your league then there’s likely to be a better solution available, still, maybe all your team needs is guy who just adds to your batting average while not tanking your other stats and Slater should fit that bill. As a point of reference, he’s batting .386 over 12 games this season.

That’s it for today my friends. Have fun and keep hitting the wire for the next great gem. As always, don’t be afraid to holler at me in the message board below!

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