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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  

NFL 2017 Preseason Week 1 Fantasy Football Storylines

They say the games don’t count, but don’t tell that to Kelvin Benjamin, whose performance on Wednesday night gave him quite the boost in The Wolf’s wide receiver rankings. We were told he was fat and out of shape, but instead he looked extremely fit and as powerful as ever. The preseason can definitely help clarify our perception on a player. Is ‘Player X’ living up to the preseason hype and in ‘”the best shape of his life?” Or will ‘Rookie X’ have zero fantasy impact? So sit back, enjoy the starters for a few series, and keep this article up to see who to keep an eye on throughout the Thursday night games, and check back on Friday for a weekend update.

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Thursday, August 10th

Atlanta Falcons at Miami Dolphins

  • Will the DeVante Parker* hype train come to fruition?
  • Is there a direct handcuff to Jay Ajayi? Which backup looks better?
  • Will Julius Thomas* look like his old-self under Adam Gase?
  • Is Tevin Coleman* more involved in the passing game?
  • Will there be a glaring schematic change with Steve Sarkisian now calling the plays?
  • It will be tough to gauge with Matt Ryan* [likely] on the sidelines, but who will win the No. 2 receiver battle between Mohamed Sanu* and Taylor Gabriel?

Minnesota Vikings at Buffalo Bills

  • The clear fantasy storyline of this game will be Dalvin Cook. How does he look with the first team? Is he involved in the passing game? Keep an eye on his ball security.
  • With Laquon Treadwell hurt again, will Michael Floyd* make any impact?
  • How will the starters look under new head coach Sean McDermott? Who stated that the starters would play one quarter.
  • Does Sammy Watkins look healthy, strong and like his typical self?
  • Will Zay Jones look the part across from Watkins? He’s one of my top players to watch this week.
  • Is Jonathan Williams ready to make the leap as the clear LeSean McCoy handcuff/ RB2?

Washington Redskins at Baltimore Ravens

  • Rob Kelley vs Samaje Perine
  • How will Kelley look as the starter with the first team offense?
  • What exactly is Perine’s NFL skill set? He’s going to get a ton of chances to prove himself.
  • Has Terrelle Pryor developed into a legitimate WR1 in Washington? How is the chemistry between Pryor and Kirk Cousins*?
  • Which Redskins receiver will get the largest chunk of the aerial pie?
  • Will Jeremy Maclin step up as the team’s WR1?
  • Will Danny Woodhead* be more than just a third down pass-catching back?
  • With Crockett Gilmore also done for the season, will any tight end step up in this tight end-friendly offense?

Jacksonville Jaguars at New England Patriots

  • Can Blake Bortles mislead us into drafting him for a second straight season?
  • How will Allen Robinson* far against Malcolm Butler* and/or Stephon Gilmore*?
  • Will Chris Ivory really steal carries in the red zone from Leonard Fournette?
  • Can Fournette catch the football out of the backfield and be a true three-down threat?
  • Can Marquise Lee bite into Allen Hurn’s No. 2 targets?
  • With the Patriots declaring the majority of the veterans out (including Tom BradyRob GronkowskiJulian Edelman and Brandin Cooks), the only real Patriots storyline will be the running backs. Will Rex Burkhead be able to separate himself from Mike Gillislee, with Gillislee nursing a hamstring injury?

Philadelphia Eagles at Green Bay Packers

  • Would like to see a sophomore step-up from Carson Wentz by taking control of the offense and getting everyone on the same page
  • Is Alshon Jeffrey* in-shape and playing inspired football?
  • Who’s going to win the slot competition between Jordan Matthews and the rising Nelson Agholor?
  • There’s a lot of collegiate talent that you would likely recognize in the Philly backfield, but will any of them find a way to steal some touches from old man Darren Sproles*?
  • I’m going to take an educated guess and say that the Packers will take the preseason easy on the starters since they lost Jordy Nelson* in a glorified scrimmage just two seasons ago
  • We’ve talked about the Packers’ backfield ad nauseam. Ty Montgomery will be the man to watch, but keep an eye on bulldozer Jamaal Williams and the playmakers Aaron Jones and Devante Mays.

New Orleans Saints vs Cleveland Browns

  • Can we see just one Mike Thomas* slant pattern before he calls it a night?
  • With Willie Snead out, Ted Ginn* will get his chance as the No. 2 wide receiver. Will his hype come to fruition?
  • I doubt we will see much (if any) Mark Ingram* or Adrian Peterson*, so it’ll be Alvin Kamara’s chance to shine. Would like to see him heavily involved in the passing game.
  • Will Colby Fleener do anything to change our thoughts on him?
  • Brock Osweiller is getting the start… *crickets*
  • I would like to see a few series with Isaiah Crowell behind the beastly Browns offensive line
  • Corey Coleman is starting to show up” in practice; will it translate?

Denver Broncos at Chicago Bears

  • Hey John Elway, can you get us some clarity at the quarterback position, please?
  • Is Demaryius Thomas* looking fresh and 100-percent after resting his hip?
  • With Jamaal Charles being held out last minute, we can monitor CJ Anderson’s* physical shape after missing last season
  • Is Cameron Meredith ready to take the reins as a No. 1 wide receiver?
  • Will Jordan Howard* get the ‘Todd Gurley Treatment’ as the lone offensive focal point?
  • We know what Mike Glennon is… But what is Mitch Trubisky?
  • Do the Bears have anything there with Tarik Cohen?

Check back Friday for the remaining Preseason Week 1 Fantasy Football Storylines.

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