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.