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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 16

Hello everybody and welcome back to a new week of Waiver Wire Adds. It was a bit of a slow week since the majority of the week was taken up with the All Star break, but there are definitely a few players that I would suggest you jump on now for the start of the second half. The player movement is going to be fast and furious over the next couple of weeks with teams trading players and replacing those players in their lineups. Of course, closer is the position always most likely to be disrupted at the trade deadline so pay extra attention to that. This is the heart of the season but also the time when people start drifting away from their fantasy baseball teams and spend all of their time thinking about football. As long as you stay on the ball, you may surprised to see how far you can climb up the standings throughout the rest of July and August. Never rest!

Matt Grace, RP, Washington Nationals (1% Owned on Yahoo):

So obviously nobody seems to know or care about Matt Grace based on his 1% ownership. However, he procured two straight saves for the Nationals coming out of the All Star break. The Nationals inevitable trade for a closer is about as well kept a secret as Jon Snow’s return from the dead (seriously, did anybody think the dude was really dead for good?), however, until the Nationals do trade for a closer, somebody has to get the shot in the 9th inning. It appears that the somebody is going to be Matt Grace. This isn’t a long-term add but if Grace can get you another handful of saves before the Nationals pull a trigger on a trade, those few saves can make a difference in a tight category. If you have a free spot and need a few saves, he’s worth streaming for now.

Alex Claudio, RP, Texas Rangers (13% Owned on Yahoo):

The Rangers have kind of been a mess at closer lately since Matt Bush failed to run with the job. It was initially thought (and may still come to pass) that Keone Kela was going to step in as the closer but he got injured. Alex Claudio has jumped into two saves over the past week and as long as he’s getting results, there doesn’t seem to be a good reason to make a change. Keep an eye on this one because his leash is super short (and as I said, I like Kela to eventually get his shot) but saves are saves and there is no reason not to take advantage of Claudio for as long as he’s producing saves.

Cesar Hernandez, 2B, Philadelphia Phillies (17% Owned on Yahoo):

There is a phenomena that occurs in fantasy baseball (especially this year with the overextended DL) where a guy gets injured and dropped and then people forget that the player exists. Cesar Hernandez is such a player. About a month or so ago, he was likely owned in at least 35-40% of leagues but he’s clearly been dropped in a good portion of those. He is expected to be back from the DL today and he was hitting pretty well before the injury. He has 5 home runs and 6 stolen bases for the year and he’s definitely capable of ending up with double digits in both categories by the end of the season. He’s not going to win a championship on his own, but he’s the kind of bit player that can play steady ball and not really hurt you anywhere when you desperately just need to plug in a Middle Infielder slot with some consistency. Along the same lines, keep an eye on guys who are sitting in the free agent pool because of long-term injuries, they are often worth picking up about 2-3 weeks before their expected return date. One such example would be Jeurys Familia who is expected back in early August. He’s only owned in about 40% of leagues and is widely known as a top notch closer when healthy. Addison Reed has been great this year and there’s the chance that Familia doesn’t reclaim his spot but Reed may still get traded and the upside with Familia is high enough that he’s worth a stash.

Orlando Arcia, SS, Milwaukee Brewers (26% Owned on Yahoo):

Orlando Arcia is an under the radar type of player so most people forget how hyped he was just a year ago coming up from the minors. He’s quietly put up .283 with 8 home runs and 5 stolen bases over the first half. He has a real chance to double those numbers and I don’t think many people would argue with a shortstop who hits 16 homers with 10 stolen bases and a solid batting average as their Middle Infielder. If you are in a position where you need some infield help, make Arcia a priority. He’s much better than his brother Oswaldo was, I promise!

Yoan Moncada, 3B, Chicago White Sox (39% Owned on Yahoo):

At this point it appears that Todd Frazier to the Red Sox is just a formality. If that does indeed occur, the next logical move for the rebuilding White Sox is to give their young stud an extended look at the majors. Yoan Moncada floundered a bit in his first taste of the majors last season, but that isn’t uncommon for many young stars (take a look at A-Rod’s first try in the majors). Moncada still has some contact issues to address but otherwise he’s ready to roll in the majors and should offer a blend of power and speed with unlimited upside. There was also an “accidental” change to the White Sox website which seemed to indicate that Moncada was being called up, it has been shot down by White Sox brass, but they have been known to lie before. Look for Moncada to be up soon and expect him to hit once he’s here.

That’s it for this week my friends. Second half baseball can be some of the most exciting and it’s never too late to turn your season around (okay maybe by late August you’re screwed). Consider grabbing some of these great options for your squad and don’t forget to holler at me in the comments below!

One Comment

  1. TraderTim

    July 17, 2017 at 4:37 pm

    Okay, as seems to be the case with closers lately – there’s been a change in the past day since I wrote this. Matt Grace is no longer worth picking up as the Nationals have made their trade.

    They acquired Sean Doolittle and Ryan Madson from the Athletics. I would assume that both will have some chance at a closer by committee but in order, I’d take Madson first and Doolittle second. Don’t hesitate to pick up one or both of them right now for saves and pretend that Matt Grace never existed!

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