Player Stock Ticker
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  

Testimonials

I was mired in fantasy football mediocrity until I started following Roto Street Journal. During my first season of reading RSJ, I finished 2nd after back-to-back 5th and 7th place finishes. This year, I followed the Journal’s draft advice, as well as players to watch each week and jumped out to a big regular season lead. Despite finishing 3rd in the regular season, I won the championship on the Roto Street Journal’s advice on Pierre Garcon.

– Brian Lewin

Your 2016 Roto Street Journal Champion: JimboSlice

Ho hum, a championship for your boy JimboSlice, would you look at that. There are a few people I would like to thank for this title:

  1. My big brain
  2. David Johnson
  3. God (David Johnson?)
  4. Aaron Rodgers
  5. My big brain once again for playing Cameron Meredith over Larry Fitz, and sticking with Isaiah Crowell

On a serious note, it is a humbling honor to be crowned the very first RSJ champion in a league with so many intelligent owners. It was a great honor to face Nat “The Truth” Jones aka the Podfather in the league finals as I had told him and others numerous times throughout the season that we had the two best teams. Nat and I both were sacked with 4-6 records after week 10, despite having two of (if not, the) the highest scoring teams on the league. We both won three straight to end the year in order to clinch playoff spots and dominated the rest of the way. As for how I got here, it all starts with the draft.

Here’s what I wrote post-draft all the way back in August. You can read the entire article HERE:

“In a fantasy league where I would be surrounded by experts, I knew putting together a solid team would be difficult. I entered the draft room expecting the worst. I was going to get manhandled in this league and it was going to be ugly. But, as the saying goes, “when the going gets tough, the tough get going”. That’s exactly what your boy did and here I am standing on top of the proverbial preseason mountain. I really like this team, I think it can do some lethal damage. If you put any stock into Yahoo’s draft grades and projections, I’m sitting at a 12-2 record with the second highest projected points ranking. Ho hum. Hopefully the season pans out as Yahoo thinks it will (spoiler alert: pretty much never does). Here’s a quick breakdown of my team.
The theme is balance. I think all positions are nicely covered and have solid depth. I fancy the receiving core of Cooks-Landry-Fitzgerald, all who should thrive in PPR formats. Reaching for Landry in the 3rd round was tough, but knowing that everyone in this league loves him, I had to make my move early. I like my running back core of David Johnson and Rashad Jennings, while James White and Isaiah Crowell can fill in if necessary. Chris Johnson was an obvious handcuff choice for DJ. I know we all like to wait on QB’s but I really liked getting Aaron Rodgers at #45. At that time, people are picking up mediocre running backs and WR3’s. Snagging an elite QB to anchor my team feels good in what should be Rodgers’ big bounce back year.  Emmanuel Sanders and Corey Coleman provide good depth at receiver, and having the Carolina defense should eliminate most weeks of streaming a defense. My only regret was picking TE Zach Ertz over TJ Yeldon. He wasn’t on my radar at the time and would have been a nice PPR option off the bench in case Jennings doesn’t work out.
Overall, I really like my team. I think we can do some serious work in what should be an ultra-competitive league.

Having the 4th pick in the draft, I had been hell-bent all year on getting one of the four top receivers in my mind (Brown-Beckham-Julio-Hopkins). Having used that strategy in so many other leagues, I decided to switch it up and select David Johnson (thank god) who was the highest ranked player in The Wolf’s player stock preview. He was the catalyst to my team and carried me week after week. There were some timely hits like Brandin Cooks (2nd), Larry Fitzgerald (5th) and Emmanuel Sanders (7th), but there were also some busts it turns out. Jarvis Landry (3rd), Rashad Jennings (6th) and Corey Coleman (8th). In this draft, I also broke another rule of mine which was to wait on a QB by drafting Aaron Rodgers in the 4th round at #45 overall. At the time I saw him still available and thought, he’s too good to still be here, I gotta have him. He really turned it on late in the season and is a huge part in my championship. My extreme foundation at wide receiver was what I desired, and it carried me through the season.

I would like to take this opportunity though to share how good the Roto Street Journal really is. After spending a whole fantasy year with these guys and seeing how smart they are, it’s apparent their knowledge really boosted my game, as I hope my knowledge may have helped them. Between constant messages with each other and sharing ideas/thoughts, I easily had the best fantasy football season of my entire life. In five different leagues I managed to complete the following:

  • 5 teams
    • 5 playoff appearances
    • 4 finals appearances (thank you Jordan Reed)
    • 3 championships (screw you Nick, let somebody else win for once)

There’s no doubt in my mind that there’s a direct correlation to my success and my time here at the Rot0 Street Journal. So keep following the site for some offseason content that can keep you busy and get you ready to dominate YOUR league next season.

From all of us here at the Roto Street Journal, thanks for following along with us all year. But from your league champion JimboSlice, just know who to trust with your fantasy questions/advice. This one was for you Kimbo. RIP in peace.