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Well, we’re finally winding this mother down.  I’ve been peppering you with my Rankings throughout June and July and now you get to see the culmination of my work in this little ditty.  Keep in mind that I’ll do my best to keep my rankings with words up to date as we go along, but this Overall rankings post will be where the updates will happen the fastest since there’s, like, no words ‘n junk.  I’ve dedicated my rankings to PPR because, well, I really think most people should be a PPR league at this point.  I always find it odd that the one format most people don’t play any more is called ‘standard’.  I think they should change it to ‘old school’ cuz it really is the less used format or is dying out a bit.  Yeah, I don’t know why I’m talking about this other than to highlight this is where your standard rankings are going to be found and it’s less extensive then the PPR ones but the reality is, there’s not much difference between these players even when you remove points for receptions unless the guy is Darren Sproles.  So with that, on with the show.  This is the overall rankings for 2013 Fantasy Football…


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42 Responses

  1. Fenam says:
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    How is that Hamster is #1 over Purple Jesus in overall rankings, yet #2 to his #1 in RB rankings?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Glitch in the Matrix. It might take a bit for the code to update but thanks for the catch!

  2. Kap says:
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    I love you. I mean your RB rankings. Definitely the set I agree with most out of anyone I’ve read. Love Richardson, Ivory and Bradshaw and the current value you can get on them in any draft. Couldn’t agree more with the McCoy and Murray downgrades.

    My one question is why are you so high on Gore? He’s the one guy I can’t get on board with. You like him for being reliable yet overlooked, but don’t you think that’s an expensive RB2 price to pay for someone who didn’t rush for over 100 yards once after the Week 9 bye? Agreed that he’s reliable in the sense that he will get you 60-70ish yards every time out at least, but half of his TD’s came in the first 5 weeks so you’re taking a guy without much of a ceiling in Round 3 since he was less effective with Kaepernick at QB and who has a pretty dangerous floor in my opinion as I think Kendall Hunter will be more involved and he’s 30 years old. He had just as many “bust” performances as guys like Chris Johnson and Darren Sproles, and those are guys who scare owners away in standard leagues for that very reason. Gore hasn’t had the age decline season, so who am I to think that 2013 will be the year it happens? I just don’t think I’m willing to bet against it with investing in him early round 3 as your rankings suggest.

    I ask because I have the 4th pick in a keeper league re-draft where everyone keeps 3 guys beforehand, and I unfortunately kept zero RB’s (Rodgers, Megatron, AJ Green) so I’m probably going to take one with my first pick. I think Ridley will be the only RB selected before my pick, so I think I’m going to be faced with the decision of Gore, David Wilson or Lamar Miller and then I’m going to try and get Ivory with my 2nd pick or Bradshaw a couple rounds later if Ivory gets snagged. Obviously you would take Gore according to your rankings, but I was curious if you think his “reliable reputation” means he should be my pick since he’s my RB1 or if I should take a guy like Wilson or Miller who most analysts seem to think have “sky high potential” and swing for the fences.

    Also, (sorry for the 2 questions in 1), if Gore somehow gets taken before my pick (which I secretly hope will happen), how much more do you like Wilson over Miller? I’m thinking about going with Miller as he has more potential to be the workhorse with Andre Brown in New York, and as you mentioned in your top 50 rankings, the signing of Leach might bump Miller up a bit. I’m wondering however if you think there’s a better case to be made for taking Wilson over Miller since he pushed Bradshaw out of town and you do have him over Miller 1 spot in all of your rankings.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Thanks! Don’t worry, I won’t tell my wife.

      Ah, these aren’t keeper rankings. You play in a keeper league, you gotta draft like it’s one. Miller is the choice I’d make there and then following with Bradshaw or Ivory makes sense.

      I put Miller and Wilson in the same tier and these rankings were built in May. As the preseason wears on, I might have to change my mind about where I rank both guys. Both have huge potential but I think Miller is set up with a clearer role as of right now so it’s Miller for me.

      • Kap says:
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        @Sky:

        Oh definitely I’m taking keeper into consideration. And even though I’m pretty comfortable with Rodgers, Megatron and Green as my keepers for the considerable future, I know it’s still important to have good secondary keeper options in case of injury or as valuable trade chips.

        However, I was wondering if you thought Gore was going to drastically outproduce either Miller or Wilson this season, if it was worth sacrificing the keeper value for a better shot at the title this year. But my guess is that you think Miller is still the way to go?

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Yeah, keeper you don’t take the 30 year old running back; gotta go Miller there.

          • Kap says:
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            @Sky:

            Thanks a lot for the input!

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              No prob, glad I could help!

  3. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    hey this list saves me from having to read your snarky remarks….I love your snarky remarks

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Ha! Well at least someone does! They just changed the format this morning to allow tiers on their site. Couldn’t have happened over the weekend…NOOOOO, had to be today. I’ll probably update it next weekend. What a pain in the ass.

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Sky: what do you mean they changed the format, what did I miss?

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          It’s all on the backend (that’s what she said!). Basically, I went to fix whatever made the system push Martin to 2 behind AP in the RB rankings and it redirected me to a new format. And said new format allows tiers but it’s pretty beta if you ask me. I updated Martin’s rank this morning at 8. Took forever to re-up. Oh well, just wish they’d had this earlier this summer. Could’ve done it along with my rankings/tiers I did.

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Sky: the system like AP better and is fixing you…..I keep reading but am a little over whelmed by the receivers, there are so many to know this year, looks like we are going to have a lot of make or break.

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              Once I leave about WR28, I just aim for pockets of guys I like/dislike. Danario Alexander for his ADP is a great target to have for your WR3 this year. Ridiculously underpriced compared to who his peers should be.

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @Sky: ah ha, I am realizing how far behind I am

                • Sky

                  Sky says:
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                  I’ve got so many articles I want to post but worry they’ll be boring because they’re draft strategy. Feels preachy but also think it could be helpful. Of course, I still need to get my auction prices in which is always a pain in the a-hole.

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Sky: Auction is tough because i have seen a lot of different pools to start with. Are you guys doing a WAR room?

                    Make two different strategies, one for the complete idiot and one for everyone else.

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      Ha, that would be nice, RE: strategies. I wanted to go a bit more in depth, though, particularly concerning the various positions.

                      I love auction for the plain and simple fact you can have anyone/everyone you want. Just wish it didn’t take as long as it usually does. That auction I did w/Piano I had a great time seeing names I hated and letting them pass by and then bidding like mad for the names I wanted. Not sure about the WAR room. If it’s being done, it has to be done by someone else. Really don’t have the time for it.

  4. Mike says:
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    I am in a Yahoo 12 team non ppr, I hope I can get Ivory in the fifth round. This league has .25 points for each pass completions. Should I at pick 15 take Rogers or Brees, or a WR Marshall or Bryant. Trent Richardson I expect will be my first pick.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Ivory’s going pretty cheap, don’t think anyone wants the lead back for the New York Jest. Even in a non-PPR, I’d take Marshall or Bryant and wait on QB. Better value.

  5. duSodust says:
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    Am I blind or is there is a printable version of this?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Sorry, there’s not. Will try my best to pend some of these rankings as an image for printing reasons if I can.

  6. JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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    Nice rankings…a little different than most I have seen, which is refreshing. Also, I am with you on Ivroy…just has to stay healthy.

    As far as getting your auction prices in, I am sure it can be a pain in the ass. About the best you can do is just maybe post 12 team AAV standard…or PPR, since you like PPR…as do I. But it’s just a crap shoot. One league Ivory could go for 25, and in another 17…it’s hit or miss…but I love an auction for that very reason…they are never the same. I do have a hell of time coming up with value sometimes…for instance one league I am in is 16 teams, plus we start 7 IDP’s….it’s hard to know exactly what I should spend on said RB if I also want to target that sexy white beast James Lauranits. But man, I have a damn blast doing those types of league…even though I usually leave with my eyes crossed and a migraine..it’s worth every second.

    Also, simply put, auctions are the way to go…snakes are just so boring. I did about 10 years of snakes, and then one of my leagues switched to an auction 4 years ago…it was like a revelation! I was like so THIS is what I have been missing. Maine thing I hate about snakes is one is locked in some certain draft slot and only be able to reasonably pick from a handful of players with each pick. I won’t get too much into why I love auctions over a snake, because I could go on and on. Also, while I play for fun, I play for money, and I play to dominate…auctions are the way to go there. They reward anyone who has done their homework and comes in prepared. A blind baby could come into a snake and leave with a solid team…just my two cents…ha. Got to rambling a bit there…I just get excited about this stuff like a kid who just got to fondle his first great pair.

    I look forward to seeing your auctions prices, and or rankings. Will be you be basing them off what you would personally pay, or just AAV? Either way, I know it will take some time and work to put all the values in…so thank you in advance.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Thanks! Yeah, I wrote a sleeper piece on Ivory. He shouldn’t be going where he is in drafts but I aim to take advantage.

      Haha, yeah. I would love to get expansive but I worry there just won’t be time enough to do anything about it. Like you said, they take so long. The reality is, you could take just about any site’s auction values and view them as rankings. So if you value Ivory at or where someone is taking an RB for $22, then that’s how much you should spend on him. I mean, it literally is rankings at a price.

      I’m with you, I love auction drafts. The only problem they run into vs a snake is time spent. It’s well worth it but sometimes hard to get everyone on the same page for 3+ hours no matter how fun it is.

      My auction values will be based on my rankings so yeah, they’ll be personalized. Thanks now I might have the strength to actually do it!

      • JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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        @Sky: Yeah, if one can’t make it to the auction, they they will truly suffer. Someone can miss a snake, and still come away with a solid team. The leagues I am in that run auctions, we are lucky enough that everyone is and or has been able to to attend…I think over the years one or two have missed though.

        While they do take longer, we have tweaked some of the settings, such as bid time, to make things run faster. The first one we did when we switched over took like freakin 5 1/2 hours man. I loved and hated every minutes of it…lol. Since the tweaks and everyone getting used to it when generally knock them out in about 2 1/2 hours, which is fine with me. One league I am in still uses a snake…it’s a good league, and I won’t leave because of it…but I keep trying to get the majority to convert. I just think they are scared because it’s not what they are used to. Can’t remember who said this, but to me it explained auctions vs. snake perfectly…”In the end, auction drafts favor a player with experience, whereas snake drafts protect those that lack it.” I like that quote…just wish I knew who it was.

        Sounds good on your values, and I like how they will be personalized…will be on the look out for them.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          I think it scares people: it really does put you in a situation where you have to know how to play. Exactly, RE:Snake – doesn’t speak too highly of your ability to evaluate the talent by yourself because you can follow the rankings trail. Auction forces you to have a bit more knowledge of intrinsic value.

          In the end, snakes are fine so long as the people involved are knowledgeable and know how to approach. If not, luck plays a bigger factor of who has the better worse team most times.

  7. Goldschmidt On Her Chest says:
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    How are you feelin about Danario Alexander? Rivers scares me..

  8. Bnghuetz says:
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    Awesome rankings. Hamster #1 all the way.

    Need your help with a keeper situation.

    14 Team PPR and I have the #6 pick in snake draft. 3 keepers max. Top WRs already kept including Deymarious Thomas, Brandon Marshall, Julio Jones and AJ Green. Top RBs already kept including Arian Foster, Trent Richardson, AP, Alfred Morris.

    Better value: Dez Bryant which would cost me a 2nd (23rd overall) or Antonio Brown costing me a 10th round pick? In other words, how much do you value keeping studs with early picks versus getting good value in a keeper format?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Thanks!

      Brown is a good value but he’s not going to outperform his draft spot enough to justify not keeping Dez. Gotta go Bryant there.

  9. John Stamos says:
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    Sky, is there any tool to export this info at the moment? The rankings look great from the onset. I just started using Razzball before my fantasy baseball season began, and I’m now committed to using it in every sport for every season. As much as I want to tell everyone about it, it’s the only way I get an upperhand in my leagues! I’m excited to use your info for football. Thanks in advance for all the insight and help.

    The Olsen twins say whattup.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Ha, thanks Stamos! At this point no but I’ll do my best to make that available before prime drafting season if I can. Apologies in advance if I can’t make it happen, though, this is a prime time of the writing season, as I’m sure you can understand.

      • John Stamos says:
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        @Sky: Definitely understandable. I think the old copy and paste trick might work just fine! I just learned about this program called “Microsoft Excel,” or is it “XL.” I don’t know but it’s awesome, and I plan on using crazy tools like VLookup and conditional formatting… Gonna be a crazyyyyy next few weeks!

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Ha, definitely will be. Like I said, hoping I can give printable info shortly. Might not be a top 200 but at the very least the breakdowns for tiers at each position.

          • John Stamos says:
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            @Sky: Much appreciated as always!

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              No prob, Mr. Stamos, keep that hair nice!

  10. the imp says:
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    Hey Sky,
    I’ve been thinking about the R1/2 turn (too much…brain cells need to be killed on later rounds soon).
    How did you come to decide to slide the QBs there (Brees and Rodgers) above the “superfluous tier” (your words not mine) of wideouts? Given all the QB depth, is it safe to say that you see these QBs as a clear step above in value and that you’d be cashing in on good value by using a R2 pick on the QBs over the scarcer WRs?

    • Pope says:
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      @the imp: If I can give my two cents, I believe the thinking is that those two QBs belong there in the 2nd round, but due to QB depth this year, it is suggested that those two guys are too expensive to be taken there at that pick because of the upside of guys you can get later/cheaper. Also, I think WR is the deepest position this year, so that’s why going after RBs early is a good strategy. That’s my take, maybe ask Sky again in a newer post if you still want his response. Hope that helps

  11. W j says:
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    @sky when will you put out you ppr tier sheet? I have a draft tomorrow morning and would love to have it and use it every year.

    Thanks in advance!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Sorry my man it will be early next week.

      • Kpgilber says:
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        @Sky: Hey sky. Are you doing a non-ppr tier sheet as well? thanks in advance man. Always rely on your opinions on draft day.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Sorry my man, I won’t be able to do that this year. Overall, it doesn’t change much except for guys who’s value is heavily predicated on their receptions. Think about Sproles or a player like Welker where it’s not so much about the yardage/touchdowns. Outside of that, the lines are pretty minimal. Guys like that drop a couple of tiers for me.

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