2015 PPR and Non-PPR Drafting Tiers August 30, 2015  |  Chet


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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. During 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 while the picks are flying during your draft. These tiers are based on the combined rankings of fake footballers @Jeff_Brubach, @gregsauce, and @LordReebs and will be updated frequently as we blast our way toward Week 1.

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   (9/7)

Non-PPR (Excel): Non-PPR Fake Football Tiers   (9/7)


PPR (PDF): PPR Fake Football Tiers  (9/7)

PPR (Excel): PPR Fake Football Tiers  (9/7)



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62 Responses

  1. Brett says:

    I see you updated on 9/3 i have 2 drafts one on 9/6 9/9 will you be updating again?

  2. Mike says:

    I have the #1 pick in tonight’s draft. The league is PPR, 12 people. QBs get 5 points per TD and 0.5 points per completion -0.5 points per incompletion. Who should I take @ #1? I’m torn between Luck, Peterson, or Bell.

    • Jeff says:

      I like Bell personally. I like AP too but I think you should be able to cover your RB spot relatively easily while Bell is out and then he will be awesome the rest of the way.

  3. Norman says:

    My team: Flacco, OBJ, M Evans, Ingram, JStew, Gronk, Fitz, M Wallace, T Coleman, A Foster, Crowell, Quick, Stills, A Smith. His team: Brees, Julio, TY, CJ, Ellington, H Miller, Agholor, Royal, J Randle, R Jennings, Brady, A Williams, C Clay, Hillman.

    With the news about Tom Brady, should I try to trade for him? The Brady/Gronk combo would be epic!

  4. marco says:

    10 man, .5ppr, .5 point per completion -.25 per incompletion

    2 QB, 2 RB, 2 WR, 1 TE 1 Flex, pk and a Def

    I’m picking in the 5th position.

    What type of strategy would you advise. I feel like WR position is deep this year, so I’m looking at having both rib’s and possibly 2 QB’s by the 5th round.

    Any advice?

    • Jeff says:

      I like the RB idea, but I would play the draft as far as QB is concerned. Dont necessarily lock yourself into a specific round for taking your QB’s, but just keep an eye on which tiers you like and pounce when the QBs get to that point. You don’t want to miss a run on them, but dont jump early just because its the 5th round. Just monitor the progress of the QB position and grab yourself two in the tiers that you like.

  5. Brett says:

    Just saw the updated tiers, but i see you still have Connor Barth, Fred Jackson on your list. not that its a huge impact but was wondering why there not updated correctly. P.S. Love the Site

    • Jeff says:

      Well Barth signed on with Tampa Bay so that covers us there. haha And I just havent had time to take Jackson out yet. He is low enough that he will probably be in the same range somewhat since the odds of him signing elsewhere are probably decent. I’ll have another update soon though. Thanks for stopping by, Brett.

  6. Bradley Barnes says:

    10 team league 1/2 point per catch, I have the 10th pick. I’ve been hearing a lot of this zero rb idea. Some guys say you can get your first rb in the 5th or 6th round. I’m thinking of taking wr with my first three picks and then getting 2 rb in the next 3 rounds. We have to start 2 rb, 2 wr and the 2 flex. How does that sound?? Thanks

    • Jeff says:

      I think it is a little easier to pull of in a 10 team league, as you should have some decent options still hanging around in the 3rd and 4th. I dont usually go with 3 straight WR but I wouldnt call you completely crazy if you did. Just make sure you are stacking up RB options in the middle rounds.

    • Kck says:

      10 teams, drafting 3rd, 1qb, 2rb, 2wr, 1te, 1D, 1K
      1 Keeper
      Keep D Murray in the 2nd 18th overall, or
      Keep A Johnson in the 5th 43rd overall?

      • Jeff says:

        Tough one, but I would take the better overall player in this case (Murray) since neither appear to be too crazy in terms of ADP value.

  7. RL says:

    Will you be updating the drafting tiers, and if so, what is the anticipated update date. Many thanks.

  8. cable says:

    BTW..starting 1QB..2RB..2WR..TE..1D..1PK ( OLD SCHOOL)

  9. cable says:

    $500 entry fee $10 per all transactions non ppr with 3rd pick I will get 1 of Bell..AP or Charles …doing mock drafts I have had decent results with a RB..WR..WR, but lately with Nelson gone and Cobb & Green going earlier in a 12 team draft I may go RB..RB ( Forsett ) WR instead. WR’s there with 2nd and 3rd picks are the 2nd wave …thoughts

    • Jeff says:

      I think you have the right idea with the first round pick, and I am cool with Forsett there in the 2nd round as well, but I think the WR/WR is still solid depending on who falls to you there. Dont be too set on a specific guy, just let it fall to you, but I think a Jeffery or Evans type might be there for you in the 2nd as well and I would like that start. Good luck Cable.

  10. Luther Hubbard says:

    $200 keeper league, 2QB, 2RB, 3WR, 1TE, can keep 3 players. CJ Anderson ($16), Gronk ($29), Allen Robinson ($5) are at the top of my list, but considering Kelce ($8) instead of Gronk just due to price. Thoughts?

  11. Brion says:

    Marcus Wheaton does not make the list?

  12. jeremy says:

    you’re gonna have to put the Titans in the D tier after that pick six…lol

  13. Mike says:

    Drafting last in an 8 team, 2 qb, PPR league. I have already decided to wait on qb. I am going back and forth on either grabbing:

    A) 2 stud WR with pick 8/9
    B) 2 stud RB’s with pick 8/9
    C) stud rb/stud WR at 8/9
    D) stud rb/GRONK at 8/9
    E) stud WR/GRONK at 8/9

    What would your strategy be?

    • Jeff says:

      I think in a league that shallow, I would hold off on Gronk and take a TE a bit later on. I think I would grab at least one RB and leave the other spot up to whoever slides to you at that spot. If a great RB makes it there, I wouldn’t be too tied into a specific plan, but just take the best available player that you feel comfortable with.

  14. jeremy says:

    In a 10-team PPR, drafting first, i’ve been going back and forth between Bell and AP. However lately, I’ve been thinking of taking Antonio Brown first. Is that too crazy?

    • Jeff says:

      I tend to prefer Bell there but I don’t think Brown is crazy at all. He is as dependable as fantasy players come and locking him up early isn’t a bad idea, especially since a 10 team league increases your chances of some decent RB options falling to you at the 2/3 turn.

  15. Jens says:


    Are there any resources or mock drafts that you know of that have high scoring IDP settings? My commissioner threw me a last second curve ball here and I need to study up. Mahalo!

  16. Brad says:

    Jeff, I am in a 1/2 PPR league, 12 teams and I am drafting #1 overall…do I take Bell, JC, or AP with this pick…also what should draft strategy be for the next 2 picks?

    • Jeff says:

      I would take Bell at #1 and then keep your options open for the next two rounds, as you never know how the draft will play out and who will drop to you. I have been grabbing guys like Alshon/Evans/Cobb there at the 2/3 turn to go with Bell but there is always the chance that a solid RB like Forsett will slide there as well. Just dont be too locked into a plan at that spot is my point. Good luck Brad.

  17. Cam says:

    Alfred Blue doesn’t even make the spreadsheet? What am I missing? He’s a starting RB at the moment.

    • Jeff says:

      looks like he accidentally got left off when I went from Non-PPR to PPR, as he was on the other one. It is fixed now, thanks for catching that Cam.

  18. 3FLi says:

    I am in a half PPR league. Will there be a half PPR sheet? How does the half PPR effect the tier rating from the PPR sheet? Thanks for the hard work

  19. Daniel says:

    Just curious, will you be updating the spreadsheets soon to reflect injuries and preseason game performances?


  20. Izmail says:

    Hey there I’m in a PPR league is Giovani Bernard still a good pickup? And who’s your prediction to start for the Patriots at RB

    • Jeff says:

      For the Pats, Blount will be the early down guy for sure (after his Week 1 suspension), and the passing down work sounds like it will come down to Bolden or James White. white is my guess there. In PPR, I think Gio can still serve a purpose but I dont think I would invest too much in him. His TD potential is pretty low with Hill there.

  21. Jesse Gutierrez says:

    I’m in a league where we can keep 3 keepers from last year.
    Sticking with Julio Jones and Lacy.
    Stuck between keeping Staddford or Panthers TE Olsen.
    Who should I stick with?
    Thanks for ur response.

  22. Jim says:

    I’m in a keeper league where you can keep up to 2 players. If you keep a guy this year, his draft position is determined by where he was drafted last year, plus two rounds ahead. So for instance if i drafted eli manning in the 11th round last year i can keep him this year by drafting him in the 9th round. I have the option of keeping eddie lacy in the 3rd round this year. I am definitely taking that option. My second keeper is a little more difficult of a choice. I can keep justin forsett in the 5th round or deandre Hopkins in the 9th. It is a half ppr league. I will be drafting 4th overall in the first round, so I believe Antonio brown, Jamal charles, or Adrian Peterson will be sitting there. Would you keep forsett or Hopkins? Thanks!

    • Jeff says:

      I think I like Hopkins here. They are close enough in rank for me this season so I would take the extra four rounds of value. Hopefully the league rules let you keep him in the 7th in 2016 too!

      • Jim says:

        Thanks- I waffle on the decision a lot. I certainly see your thinking. And yes I can keep Hopkins next year in the 7th. I doubt I’d keep forsett next year in third round so longevity is important consideration as well. So assuming I take Hopkins instead of forsett, should I nail an elite wr or elite Rb at first pick (4th overall)?

    • Jeff says:

      You cant really go wrong there. JC is a great option but since you already have a top RB locked up, going WR wouldnt be a bad idea either. I’d probably go Charles if he’s there.

  23. Coach JG says:

    Got one for ya, 10team PPR league with return yardage…You like Randall Cobb or TY Hilton more??

  24. angel says:

    where is victor cruz

  25. Manny says:

    Drafting 7th out 14 in a PPR league.. this is going to be a keeper league starting this year.. I know Luck and Rodgers are already taken with the 1st two picks.. should I go WR or RB with the first couple picks?

    • Jeff says:

      It really depends on who falls to you at #7. Tough to tell without knowing that, but I would just take the best player available there. If the few top RB get picked I don’t think Dez or Julio would be a bad idea.

  26. Andy says:

    Hey Jeff…thanks for the insight. Got a keeper question for you. 12 team PPR, Antonio Brown or Eddy Lacy? Thanks!

    • Jeff says:

      I think I’d lean slightly toward Brown here but I would try to consider who I would be able to pickup in the draft. If you think you’ll be able to draft a top-level RB still then I’d definitely go Brown.

  27. Justin says:

    I’m In a ppr league and I have the 3rd pick I am taking Charles in the 1st round and in the 2nd round I’m thinking about either going with forsset knowing if I don’t take him there the guy behind me will or a stud wr. What are your thoughts

    • Jeff says:

      Depends on the WR who are available but I don’t think Forsett is a bad idea there at all in a ppr league. Unless a Megatron/DT/Jordy level guy fell to me I would be ok with Forsett.

  28. Brion says:

    Shouldn’t Owen Daniels be a lot higher?

  29. Bill Slu says:

    Thanks for all the hard work!

    Cheers to a new and exciting season!

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