The Fake Football Drafting Tiers August 28, 2012  |  Jeff


Draft season is finally upon us! What? You’re not ready? Well look no further than The Fake Football’s Drafting Tiers. Not only can you peruse the tiers below, but you can also find downloadable copies right…about…HERE…The Fake Football Football Tiers – Non PPR…and HERE…The Fake Football Football Tiers – PPR. Warning: DO NOT attempt to draft without one!

Tiers are a nice way to organize your thoughts while preparing for a draft, and simplify the information in front of you as that draft timer counts down. Personally, I like to be armed with a sheet just like the one below when I head into a draft, and generally use little else. By the time draft day rolls around, you will have sifted through mountains of stats and projections, and simply need a quick way to analyze the best value for your next selection. In addition, having a positional tiered ranking sheet that DIFFERS (not Dilfers) from the host site you draft with is critical. While the rest of the sheep in your league draft down the ESPN rankings, you will know where to find the true value in your draft.

Why tiers? Because we are human, and in the midst of typing an endless stream of curse words in the tiny “smack talk” window in our draft application, we can become distracted from the task at hand. We have all been there: “Uh oh. 42 seconds left on the clock and I don’t have a tight end! But there are only crappy ones left! Should I go with a wide receiver? Ahhhhh!” Tiers are a quick and easy way to determine your selection. If there are six tight ends left in the current tier, and only one WR available before the talent gets thinner in a lower tier, snag the wide out and wait for one of the tight ends to roll back around to your next selection. In short, we are attempting to predict where we can wait and where we need to pounce before the talent groups at various positions plummet.

* * SEE THE ‘PPR’ TAB AT THE BOTTOM FOR…..PPR* *

8 Responses

  1. Jeff says:

    @douglas: Boy its been tough, but I agree with you, #2 is out of control. I do like him, but there are quite a few other WR I’d rather have leading my team.

  2. Jeff says:

    @douglas: Ya, I do think he is still probably the better option but I wouldn’t mess with any of them right now. Green at the end of drafts seems to be the best bargain. Of course, Starks could be at the bottom of the GB depth chart if his turf toe situation doesn’t clear up soon.

    • douglas says:

      There are just some situations I am keeping far far away from, and GB’s RBBClusterwhatever is one of them.

      I do like how you’ve kept away from the Julio Jones kool-aid, that seems like a realistic rank for him. Seeing fly off the board as WR#2 is getting crazy…

  3. douglas says:

    So we’re still thinking Starks is the better option of the GB ‘ground game,’ if you can call it that?

  4. RP says:

    Enjoy any site that talks Fantasy but this board is CORNY.

    The tier names I can even live with but its more the issue of scrolling up and down then left and right.

    Sometimes, if it aint broke dont fix it.

    Be well

  5. Jeff says:

    @sam: I can’t argue too much with you, Vick does have Big Timer skills if he stays on the field.

  6. sam says:

    I think Vick this season will be a Big timer!! Won’t risk my entire draft on Cam or Brees they’re just going to early, Rodgers an Brady are the only for sure things. Will just wait till 3rd or 4th to get my QB..

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