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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!

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  1. Trevor says:
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    Justin Gage is going to be a pro bowler this year. The man can straight up play. And you know why else. NOONE IS TALKING ABOUT HIM. GET ON HIM NOW. TRUST ME. my other nugget of info is owen daniels. 8th round CASH

  2. Drew says:
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    Good stuff man. I had an issue with the document, however. When I opened it the names and headings were all smushed together. Is it my computer or something?

  3. Jason says:
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    any more leagues available?

  4. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @Drew: Not sure. Is anyone else having this problem?

  5. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @Jason: Yes! Click on that link and you’ll see which leagues are full and which are opened. Email one of the open ones and they’ll gladly send you an invite!

  6. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @Trevor: I’m a big Owen Daniels fan this year. Love him. Not as big a Gage fan. I think Nate Washington will supplant him as the #1.

  7. Josh says:
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    having the same problem as Drew. headings all smushy, not able to fully appreciate all the witticisms.

  8. Doc says:
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    Thanks we’ll try to get it sorted out.

  9. Frank Rizzo says:
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    @Josh: Same issue here.

    It’s a good read. Hope to get it worked out so I can print.

  10. Grey

    Grey says:
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    ******Guys, trying to figure out the smushing. I think it’s on your computers. Has to do with your resolutions. Computer, not New Year’s. I’m working on it though and will fix soon.

  11. adamh says:
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    Looks good. Could you send me an XL doc?

  12. Doc says:
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    @adamh: I’ll post a link to the file when I get to my laptop.

  13. Doc

    Doc says:
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    Hey all, It looks like it might be an Internet Explorer problem. Those of you having trouble are you having trouble with the Tiers in IE? Seems to be working in Firefox.

  14. Josh says:
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    not seeing Chester Taylor on your RB list. maybe because it’s so obvious that whomever gets AP will have to take him too (I know that’s what I did at least). some interesting names elsewhere on the list that I hadn’t even considered — I’ll definitely have my eye on guys like Jerome Harrison and Nate Washington now.

  15. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @Josh: Good catch. He should be in there.

  16. nmdunkel says:
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    I love these razztastic tier sheets. I had used mockdraftcentral for ever and ever…..but these make me snort out loud (SOL?).

    Screw it, we’ll roll with the humor this year.

    ….Works great in firefox.

  17. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @nmdunkel: Thanks. Cool.

  18. BigFatHippo says:
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    @Doc: Hippo pissed off that he can barely participate this year………….

    But Hippo’s are sneaky, watch your back. You better hope Wyatt’s got it instead of Johnny Ringo.

  19. chisox says:
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    I think Jeremy Shockey moves up a tier after today?

  20. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @chisox: True, unless he tweaks something like he usually does.

  21. Doc

    Doc says:
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    Hey all, we’ve got a version up now that SHOULD work in ie. Please tell me if it doesn’t!

  22. Sean says:
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    Doc –

    Do you have any tiers that could be applied to PPR leagues?

  23. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @Sean: Let me work on that!

  24. matthole says:
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    @Doc: Hi, is this cheat sheet based on PPR leagues, etc? If it isnt what you alter? Thanks

    I have the 4th pick in a 10 team draft where QBs get 6pts per throwing TD, who are the top two guys you ideally see landing for me in the first 3rds….

    Thank you

  25. Doc

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    @matthole: You may have to watch for a QB run, but I would hold off, especially in a 10 team league. Even if you ended with the 10th QB it wouldn’t be the end of the world. I am expecting Forte, SJax, LT in that 4 spot. I’m starting to worry about SJax with the injuries around him, but he’s in that 4-6 category still. By the 17th pick, that is if my math is correct, you could have a lot of choices, but I’m thinking WR. If a good RB falls to you snatch him up, but right now Westy’s ADP is 17 and I’d pass that early. You should have a Megatron (maybe)/Wayne/Jennings/White/Colston kinda choice there. With your #24 pick you still could have one of those guys and you could double dip on WR or go with my man Ronnie Brown. At #37 things get even more dicey. If you went WR with your 3rd pick you have to go RB here I believe. But your also wanting to look at what QB’s are off the board since it is a 6 pt per throwing TD league. If Grant, Smith, Lynch or McFadden are on the board you would probably have to grab one. If you go Lynch you probably have to reach for Fred Jackson or take a starting backup in the following round.

    Good luck! Oh and I’m not exactly sure what you are asking in the first question. No, these rankings are not ppr. I should have those out soon.

  26. Peter says:
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    Can I get the excel version?

  27. Howie says:
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    Would also appreciate the .xls version

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