2014 PPR and Non-PPR Drafting Tiers August 31, 2014  |  Jeff


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Fantasy football drafts are right around the corner and we have another very useful tool for you, our fake football drafting pals. In the course of a draft, it is often helpful to have an overview of each position and how the players shake out in groups. We like to use the fancy term “tiers” around these parts. In the * PRINTABLE * cheat sheets below, you will find each position ranked into tiers to help you identify where the value of players drops off in the course of a draft.

Our goal while using these drafting tiers is to maximize the production on our fantasy teams by understanding which groups of players will provide comparable production over the course of the season. After hours of arguing, fist fights, and one quick trip the emergency room, Chet and I have combined forces to give you the tiers that best reflect our current views on our own consensus rankings.

Have a question about where a player falls in our drafting tiers? As always, please feel free to leave your question in the comments section below and we will be sure to give you thoughts behind our madness. Enjoy!


Non-PPR (PDF): Non-PPR Fake Football Tiers   (8/28)

Non-PPR (Excel): Non-PPR Fake Football Tiers   (8/28)


PPR (PDF): PPR Fake Football Tiers  (8/28)

PPR (Excel): PPR Fake Football Tiers  (8/28)



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35 Responses

  1. Jordan says:

    I’m filling out the end of my bench. Please rank or choose your top 4: West, A.Williams, Boykin, Shonn, J.Matthews, Kelce, Helu. 1 point PPR. Thanks!

    I’m have the first 4 now, but it is killing me that Mathews & Kelce are still FAs. Helu interests me in a PPR with Gruden in charge. Thoughts.

  2. Scott Cavanaugh says:

    1st pick 12 team ppr keeper. I’m keeping antonio brown and Percy Harvin and losing my 5th and 14th rd.picks. struggling with my 2nd and 3rd pick should i wait till 4th Rd to pick up another wr ? Was thinking maybe go rb qb or rb gronkowski if he’s still there. Any thoughts

    • Scott Cavanaugh says:

      It’s a flex league as well

    • Jeff says:

      I wouldn’t be too cemented in to a certain plan. I would go RB at #1 probably depending on who is left after keepers and then I think its probably best to take the best player available at the 2/3 turn. I think Gronk is worth a shot there for sure.

  3. Frankie says:

    Am I crazy for drafting Megatron with the number 2 pick in a 10 team ppr? I really am intrigued with trying the zero rb stragedy.I think that it can have a high success rate especially when drafting against “family joe smo’s.

    • Jeff says:

      I think going with zero RB is fine and I wouldnt consider you crazy for taking Megatron, but I would take either McCoy or Charles before going full zero-RB. You could still hammer WR/TE in rounds 2-5 or so and then get the rest of your backs then.

  4. GP says:

    Non PPR Standard leauge. Picking 5, RB or WR?

  5. adrian says:

    Standard scoring draft…thinking about RBX3 to start what do you think??

  6. borders says:

    Will you have your non-ppr tier in pdf format? For some reason,the 8/24 version is in excel format.

  7. Norman says:

    Hi Jeff, 12 team PPR, 9th in draft. Would you take Gio or Lynch as 1st pick, those 2 have been consistently dropping to me in mock drafts. Thanks!

    • Jeff says:

      I like Lynch the best. Gio will help with the PPR format, but Lynch is a lock for a ton of carries and goal line work.

    • Tyler Audiss says:

      If you can.. avoid Lynch at all costs. Gio is even a little high at that point. You may want to go WR1 and go for Gio 2nd round as I’m sure he will still be there. I did a 12 team PPR and picked up Jamaal Charles 3rd overall with Gio still there the next time around. Best of luck with your draft!

      P.S. 9th is a good time to pick up Calvin. :)

  8. Jon says:

    Are the players listed in your preferred draft order within the tiers or are they simply listed as comparable in no particular order?? (i.e. in the non-ppr you list Brees, Rodgers, Manning) is that your assessment of each qb’s likely value or are you simply saying those 3 should all be much better than the next 3?

    • Jeff says:

      Jon, we import our consensus ranks and then break them into tiers, so yes they are in particular order within the tiers. good question.

  9. Borders says:

    Many PPRs seem to be .5 and not a full point. When using tiers, is it best to lean towards the non ppr tiers or the ppr tiers?

  10. Max says:

    In a .5 for ppt should I trade Cruz, Joique Bell, Colston and Big Ben for Drew Brees and Toby Gerhart? I currently start big ben with Dez, Cobb, McCoy and Bell and Cruz as a flex.

    • Jeff says:

      I think you might be giving up a tad much here but it’s reasonable if you want to make the upgrade at QB I suppose. As long as you think you can find someone else to slide in at Flex, I dont see a huge problem with it.

  11. NK says:

    Hey Jeff,

    Struggling here with my one keeper pick. .5ppr. Keep ADP (lose 1.11 pick) or Forte (lose 2.02 pick).

  12. Seth says:

    Hey Jeff, I am currently in a PPR keeper league. I am able to keep 3 out of Peyton, Dez, Julio Jones, and Montee Ball. I’m kind of leaning toward Peyton, Dez, and Ball. Any advice?

    • Jeff says:

      Thats tough. I think Peyton and Dez are obvious choices, but the third is more difficult. I think Ball is a fine choice. I would scroll through the rest of the rosters in your league and see if you can get a feel for what players are being kept by other teams. Sometimes having a bigger picture view of whether more RB or WR are being kept can help. If lots of top shelf WR are being kept, it would make me consider Julio more strongly.

  13. Norman says:

    Hi Jeff, hope all is well! I just found out I’m drafting 9/12 in my 12 team PPR league on the 30th. Any early advice on drafting?

    • Jeff says:

      Hey Norman! My top 9 would look something like McCoy, Charles, Forte, AP, Lacy, Murray, Megatron, Dez and DT. You could probably slide the WRs in there ahead of Murray if you like. In any event, I would take whichever one of those guys falls to you at nine and go from there. I wouldnt be too locked in to going RB/RB or WR/WR, just try to snag the best available guy. There are plenty of mid round RB and WR options so just make sure to get the best base possible in the first two rounds.

      Good luck!

    • Jeff says:

      I agree with you. After the top four, TE gets murky so I generally like waiting and trying to snag one in the middle tiers at that position.

  14. Jake says:

    Three J’s and a Gronk. Hahaha

  15. Cam says:

    Yes, oh yes. One question – what do the numbers in parenthesis by their names mean?

  16. Grant says:

    Awesome! Thank you, these are great!

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