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* *