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I have no idea what that title is about, but I’m guessing it could be a reenactment of someone passing a kidney stone.  Putting these tiers together wasn’t quite that hard, but I’ll pretend that it was.  These 2009 PPR Fantasy Football Tier Rankings were the work of many sleepless nights while being whipped incessantly (don’t judge!).  I wasn’t sure if I should give .5 or 1 point per reception, but many of the questions posed by commentors were for .5 so being the people friendly person that I am I went with .5.  This makes the rankings not change dramatically, but they do change.  For one thing, Kevin Faulk is relevant and not just in punny team names like Faulk You!

There are plenty of what I like to call “scrapfast” running backs like Leon Washington, Fred Jackson, Jerome Harrison, etc…  They are nice to have on the bench or in your flex position, but when it comes down to it, wide receivers are paid to catch the ball.  You know a starting wide receiver will get lots of chances for receptions while a third down scrapfast back could be hurt for playing time.

You also need to realize that quarterbacks don’t catch the ball.  I know this is crazy talk, but it’s true. Much of course will depend on how your draft is going, but they don’t have quite as much value as in non-ppr leagues.

I wasn’t going to add tight ends to the tier sheet, but since I believe Witten will get more points than Gates in ppr I did.  Otherwise there just isn’t much difference in TE’s in ppr vs. non-ppr leagues.

There is an argument to be made between Maurice Jones-Drew or Adrian Peterson for the #1 overall RB.  I am of the mind that ppr is tailored for MJD and that if he hits or even comes near his ceiling he will beat AP like the Roman soldiers did.  AP might be the safer bet, but in this format I have to go with the crazy high ceiling that MJD could float towards like Charlie and his Grandpa when they sneak the Fizzy-Lifting Drink.

15 Responses

  1. J says:
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    Great rankings! I have a question though. I am completely torn between Pierre Thomas and Kevin Smith in a 0.5PPR. On one hand, Thomas is on a better offense, but one that likes to spread the ball and who also has Reggie Bush taking a few carries and a bunch of targets. On the other, Kevin Smith will be the featured back, will be a big part of the passing game, but is on a team with arguably the worst offensive line in the league – not to mention they may be playing from behind a bit. What are your thoughts?

  2. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @J: Those are good points and I can see going with either, but I do favor Smith just because he is guaranteed full time duty. Thomas has a higher ceiling, but there are a lot of factors there he has to wade through.

  3. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @Doc: moreno,do you see him as a recieving threat of value?did he catch the ball in school?and what are ou hearing about the denver rb situation

  4. J says:
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    @Doc: Thanks for the response. I actually have both of them, but have a juicy trade on the table and have to trade one of them. I have R Bush on my bench as well. Should I keep Thomas and have both NO RBs in case Bush gets hurt? Or should I role with Smith so I don’t have to debate on which NO RB to play each week? Thanks.

  5. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @AL KOHOLIC: Moreno did have 33 receptions for almost 400 yards and 2 TD’s last season. I believe he will get enough work early on to be viable and then as the season goes on he should take over. I’m still fairly high on him even though he’s been hurt.

    @J: That’s a tough call. I would go with Smith.

  6. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @Doc: thanks,i reached a bit for him but rb`s went real fast and with westbrook i had to get one

  7. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @Doc: who would be the best handcuff for mjd this year

  8. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @AL KOHOLIC: jennings

  9. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @AL KOHOLIC: It’s still a toss up between Jennings and Jones.

  10. Doc

    Doc says:
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    Hey all, there were a few errors in the color coding of the DVOA pass D chart. Nothing huge, but I think I found them all. I’ve updated the link.

  11. Da Birds says:
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    I think you mean Deon Butler in the WR tiers not Leon.

  12. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @Da Birds: Whoops, Thanks.

  13. Cincinnasty says:
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    So I drafted completly on the fly this year but I think I did ok. Im in a 12 team h2h.

    I start 2 rb, 2 wr, and one flex spot(Willie Parker)

    Rb- M.J.D,Clinton Portis, Willie Parker,Mike bell, Mcgahee

    Wr- Reggie Wayne, Tj Houshmansomething, Crabtree, Tory Holt, Clowney

    Te- Owen daniels

    Qb Mcnabb, Jason Cambell

    D- New England

    Who should I try and move or should I sit tight and wait for the season to start?

  14. G says:
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  15. G says:
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    Im looking for active, competitive skilled fantasy players to join my league. Its a 12 team IDP, PPR league so if your interested in having some fun(trash talk preferred), hit me up wit a email at ewolf_raiders@yahoo.com. I will then send you the password and league url. Come join the best league! If your looking for a competitive league..this is it!!

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