When I prepare for a draft I like to be able to gauge what I need and where to look for it. Do you need a 3rd receiver? Yes, okay, so who would be a good 3rd receiver? Donte Stallworth? Hmm, I’ve heard of him, sure, click. Well, there you’ve gone and done it, you drafted a murderer. What will all your friends say? If you had Razzball’s handy dandy 2009 Fantasy Football Tier Sheet you would have looked and discovered that Donte Stallworth was nowhere to be found and that DeSean Jackson would have made a much better 3rd receiver!
The tiers are based on our projections and should help you navigate through your draft. I used them for my first draft, and they worked well. It is easy to get flustered when that clock is ticking down and that one schmo-blow is typing away about how he has to get to a softball game so he can down a case of Natty Light and shout obscenities at the umpire and later get pulled over for a DUI on his way home and in ALL CAPS is telling you that you better hurry the F up! So, after you slowly type into the little chat box that he can take his pit stained Lynard Skynard t-shirt and stick it somewhere inappropriate, you can easily scan our tiers, and of course wait until the last second, and then calmly draft your next player.
As the preseason goes on some players will get injured or arrested or bested or even molested, but the tiers should stay fairly stable. We will be tweaking them for our own drafts and when we do we’ll update. If you want an excel version to add some of your own tweaks just give me a shout and I’ll send one your way.
On a side note, if you haven’t checked in to your Razzball Commenters’ League, do so! The season is waddling toward us like a pissed off hippo and you better get to drafting and filling those leagues!