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The Wolf's Big Board:     Thursday, August 24, 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 Football Stock Watch: DeSean Jackson “putting on a show” in camp, including in the red zone

According to Tampa Bay Times writer Rick Stroud, the newly acquired DeSean Jackson has been “putting on a show” in early training camp, and not just as a deep threat. Jackson’s reportedly dominating in red zone and goal line drills, where he’s making leaping grabs and acrobatic toe taps over defenders and maximizing his quick-twitch abilities.  

With an ADP of 90 (WR35) and ECR of 80 (WR35), Jackson is making for one of the league’s highest-upside discounts. He can be acquired as a mere flex afterthought, but could explode for Top-20, WR2 numbers as a perfect Talent, Usage, and Scheme Fit.

Others impacted: 

His emergence is an obvious stock-booster for Jameis Winston, as this offensive drips in huge play potential in Dirk Koetter’s “Four Verticals” scheme that emphasizes chunk yardage. Mike Evans is further helped, as though his target share will decrease, the quality of those looks will be substantially improved with Jackson keeping defenses far more honest. Doug Martin and the running game will similarly benefit from lighter boxes and more Red Zone chances.

In short, this news is only a positive for all parties involved, especially Jackson himself. 

That visor though… :wet drops:

DeSean Jackson was the Buccaneers most highly sought-after free agent this off-season, which should’ve surprised no one.  After watching pass attempts sail over Adam Humphries lugging ass, it was clear Dirk Koetter‘s “Four Verticals” offensive scheme desperately needed an infusion of talent and especially speed.  Conveniently, the league’s premier deep ball artist, fresh off leading the league in Yards per Catch (17.9), was there for the taking. And so he was plucked.

Predictably, Jackson’s fitting like a glove and dominating early in training camp. Indeed, he’s making the expected plays on deep ball bombs, and flashing his dangerous ability to take quick-strikes the entire distance of the field:

Jackson made several other big plays, including hauling in a deep pass down the right sideline from Jameis Winston.

“DeSean had a great day,” Koetter said. “Got off to a fast start. You know one of his best plays, I don’t even know (it anyone saw it) because it was over there on the sideline in that last period on a quick out, he broke that tackle and he was gone. Big day for DeSean. Fun to see.”

More surprisingly, however, is Jackson’s reported dominance in the red zone and goal line drills. Though most would believe hulking targets like Mike Evans, OJ Howard, and Cameron Brate would limit Jackson’s RZ TD ceiling, he’s reportedly proving an equally dangerous weapon in the tight areas:

DeSean Jackson is known as such a dangerous deep threat, it’s easy to dismiss him in the red zone. But Jackson put on a show in practice Saturday and it began in 11-on-11 near the goal line. First he beat cornerback Vernon Hargreaves to the inside and made a diving catch in the end zone. Then lining on the right side of the formation, he ran a post route and made a leaping grab under the goal post and toe-tapped in the back of the end zone.

“Anytime you’re able to get that close down there, it’s a little harder because the field gets smaller but we had some great plays in there,” Jackson said. “I was able to make some great plays.”

We were already far higher on Jackson than the industry, ranking him 30 spots over his 90 overall consensus ADP and 20 spots over the Expert Consensus Rankings. After all, we thought Jackson was the perfect answer to offensive coordinator Todd Monken’s questions surrounding big plays:

“How can we be explosive? That’s what the game is about, man. People like big plays. I like big plays. So how do we figure out how to get big plays? In football trick plays are fun. I mean, what isn’t fun about explosive plays and throwing it down the field and guys making plays?’

But the added red zone work has him rising even further, jumping from our upside WR3 tier into the WR2 range. Not bad for a mere flex price point.

Especially considering the upside doesn’t even stop there.

As explored with Bucs Insider Trevor Sikkemma on ‘The Fantasy Fullback Dive,’ Jackson spent OTAs lining up all over the place, and could be used more creatively and extensively than ever before: “They’ve had him running out of the slot, trip wide receiver sets, even out of the backfield a little bit.” 

 

Clearly, the team is manufacturing ways to get their new explosive toy as many touches as possible. With even more looks beyond the “go-routes,” especially those in the red zone, Jackson should add some floor to his usual “boom-or-bust” ways. Currently going as an early 8th round investment, Jackson is the ideal WR3 coated in a top bench player price.

Ideally, with RotoWorld busy covering crucial stories like Vikings DL Linval Joseph getting an extension, this news will keep flying under fantasy radars and help Jackson remain a massive bargain. He could be a title-winner should the market stay this way.

Do you agree DeSean Jackson offers insane upside at his cheap price? Or is The Wolf blinded by the buzz? Sound off below or hit him up @RotoStreetWolf to verbally abuse him! 

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