Player Stock Ticker
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  

2017 Fantasy Football ADP: Training Camp Risers and Fallers

At long last the NFL Preseason is here! We have LIVE football to watch, and a ton of players to keep our eyes on. It’s the time of year where player’s Fantasy Football values start to really look like the stock boards on Wall Street. Some guys are getting injured and we watch their values plummet. Some are having spectacular training camp performances and their hype trains are leaving the station full stream ahead. With so much to be looked at heading into your fantasy football drafts and the regular season, I wanted to briefly discuss a few players with rising and falling stock values that are worth consideration for your roster.

Rising Stocks: BUY NOW!

Duke Johnson has never been an extremely high Fantasy Football draft target, and for good reason. He is on a Cleveland Browns team that has struggled in the recent past just to win games. We all know how 2016 went for the Browns (they won 1 game if you if you didn’t know). On top of that, he isn’t even the starting running back. So to say it hasn’t been an easy place for Johnson to thrive would be an understatement. They don’t have a reliable quarterback situation, the offensive line last season was horrendous, and Isaiah Crowell is a very talented running back to contend for a starting job with.

Duke has made his mark in the passing game, which has kept him revenant to this point. This is part of the reason why his stock is on the way up and continuing to climb. In the offseason, the Browns have upgraded the O-line (a big plus), but more significant for Crowell’s Fantasy Football outlook. Still, the improvement up front doesn’t hurt Duke’s either. The main reason I see his stock rising are the reports we are hearing out of camp about Johnson getting more involved in passing game out of the slot. I have seen some of the catches he has been making myself, and he looks the part of an effective slot guy. He is still going in the mid 9th round of drafts, so I say grab him for the upside while his stock is still on the way up; before he is too expensive. You could end up striking gold if he continues to impress on into the season.

I have been feeding coal into the fires of the Dalvin Cook hype train before he even declared for the NFL Draft. When he went to Minnesota with the 2nd pick of the 9th round, there was a negative stigma that went with him. The majority of the population were low on Cook’s ability to be an impactful NFL running back. I can see the reason why, Cook had an awful combine and had a few off-field concerns weighing on people’s minds. The Viking’s also signed Latavius Murray to the roster and he was looking like the one who would receive the early down work, as well as getting the goal line carries. This all but diminished Dalvin Cook’s fantasy value as a top prospect for rostering.

The doubts are justified, but I continue to shovel “belief coal” into the hype train of Cook.
Anyone who watched Cook at Florida State knows what he is capable of doing in a football game. He is an extremely gifted runner and has a knack for making HUGE plays all over the field. At times he struggled with ball security, but that was overshadowed by his 5,399 scrimmage yards and 48 touchdowns in 3 seasons with the Seminoles. Since camp has started, Dalvin Cook’s reviews have been exactly what I thought they would be; Electric. He has been dazzling the Minnesota coaches in the backfield, and in the passing game. This, coupled with Latavius Murray not even being on the field due to an ankle injury, has set Cook up with an amazing opportunity to seize the starting role by the start of the regular season. If Dalvin Cook is taking workhorse snaps with the Minnesota Offense, I expect him to have huge year. Yes I can see how the back of the 4th round, top of the 5th round seems pretty pricey for a rookie in Minnesota. However, if he is the starting back he could be a league winner for you; I say BUY COOK.

Falling Stocks with Rising Value

Coming into 2017 fans and fantasy goers were very high on Derrick Henry having a bigger season in Tennessee. He was being drafted as high as 5.08 in drafts back in March. The 5th round was way too high for me on a guy who is backing up Demarco Murray. I think as time went on, and the narratives changing to Murray still being “the guy”, caused the fall of his draft price back to Earth. Last month he fell to the mid 6th round and has continued to fall into the late 7th and early 8th rounds; becoming quite the value prospect.

Derrick Henry is a huge back and a very talented football player. He showed his ability in 2016, capitalizing on most of his chances in the Red Zone and passing game. In training camp this year he has looked on top of his game, especially down field in the receiving department. The problem is…so has Demarco Murray, who is still the favorite to be the lead back for the Titans. Murray did suffer a hamstring injury in camp and is currently day-to-day, but will most likely be ready to go for the regular season. It isn’t much, but it is a small opportunity for Henry to make a run at the starting job while Murray is off the field; which could be done. Since Murray hurt his hammy I have been hearing a call for Henry to get more involved this season. The stock market always fluctuates, and so do es a player’s draft value. Derrick Henry’s price is primed to go back up given the current situation in the Titan’s backfield. He is a value buy 7.10, and if you are itching to add a sleeper, scoop Henry up just in case Murray has to miss some time.

When Alshon Jeffery has played full 16 game seasons, he has been able to produce with the best of them. In 2013-14 he played back-to-back 16 game seasons amassing 2,554 yards and 17 touchdowns. So we know that he can get it done when he is on the field. The pitfall on drafting Jeffery in Fantasy Football is his health. In his 5 seasons with the Chicago Bears, Alshon only played 16 games twice. So when you use an early draft pick on him, you run the risk of missing out on a more consistent impact player for your Fantasy Football roster.

For the 2017 season, Alshon Jeffery will be suiting up for the Philadelphia Eagles. The Eagles are a team on the rise, and they have been slowly compiling the pieces needed to make a run at the post season. Their young quarterback Carson Wentz showed a lot of promise in his rookie season, but still has a long way to go to prove himself. He will get a lot of help this season with an offensive line that is ranked #1in the NFL by Pro Football Focus, and bully running back LeGarrette Blount in the backfield. Blount is a back that needs to be respected by defenses and could open up space for Wentz to find the 6’ 3” Jeffery over the top; as long as he can stay on the field to be utilized. Jeffery was having some shoulder issues in camp so far this preseason, which is why his price was dropping. Now that he is getting back to 100% as the regular season approaches, his price will climb back up the draft board. If you already have your stud WR, grabbing Alshon while he is low isn’t the worst choice. If his upside hits, you have a potential WR1 on your hands.

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