Hello Razzballers. So a few of you wanted a PPR Cheat Sheet and since I am your humble servant I have obliged you!

We had our Razzball Commenter League draft yesterday and I’ll be doing a recap shortly, but there is still time to form some more leagues, we just need to get some commishes and start up some more. Go here if you are interested in commishing or joining a league and do something in the comments about it.

And also join our Pick ‘Em and/or our Survivor League. A good time will be had by all.


  1. longbeachyo says:

    Very cool!!! Thank you!
    Except, the link isn’t working… =(

  2. Wilsonian says:

    Doc, thanks to your last second help, here’s the team I ended up with in my 12 Team Keeper League (0.5 PPR):

    QB: Ryan
    WR: Wayne
    WR: DJax
    WR: M.Thomas
    RB: JC
    RB: Knowshon
    TE: Marcedes
    W/R: FJax
    K: Hartley
    DEF: NYG
    BN: LT
    BN: Ridley
    BN: Meachem
    BN: Flacco
    BN: J.Cook

    What do you think, overall? It looks decent on paper. Worry about FJax’s touches if Spiller takes over a bit. The benches are pretty shallow and felt like I had to get a decent TE backup (took him in the next to last round) and two RBs, so I’m not stoked about my WR bench spot, but my starting 3 are solid, barring injury.

  3. Jim Parkey says:

    these blog entries are like fresh catnip dropped into my cat cage….

  4. byrone says:

    woot woot! thanks a lot! i just took amendola as my 3rd wr last night in a slow draft, i think he was a steal at pick 110.

    going late on a qb, i’m looking at freeman, stafford, bradford, and kolb, in that order. is that correct for a keeper league, or would you have it differently?

  5. Doc

    Doc says:

    @Wilsonian:I’m not blown away, but it is solid. Worrying more and more about Moreno, but think he can get the job done if he stays healthy. I actually am feeling a little better about FJax at his price now. Otherwise I think you’re good. Ryan should step it up a notch this season and Cook could end up being your starter.

    @longbeachyo: Still not working?

  6. Ian says:


    Are you truly behind Brandon Marshall this year (specifically in PPRs)? I mean you, like most fantasy sites have him projected as the ~ 10th best WR, but he’s being drafted around pick 40 as a clear WR2. I feel like if I could totally get behind him as a backend WR1 it would totally change my draft strategy. I feel like he’s a guy YOU must own on every team, given your rankings and his ADP.

  7. John M says:

    Doc –

    Huge debate going on in my league right now about this trade:

    M Ingram/S Smith (car)/J Witten


    VJax/O Daniels

    Do you think its fair and which side would you rather be on?

  8. Doc

    Doc says:

    @Ian: Completely agree. He’s going way too late and I’ve been grabbing him.

  9. Doc

    Doc says:

    @John M: I like the Ingram side because I really feel he can put up big numbers, but I think it is fair. Many don’t like Ingram as much as I do and rightfully worry about his rookieness. Witten is of course better than OD, but I can see someone making a good case that they could be equal this season. VJax is poised for a huge season and I’d take him over Ingram in most drafts. Smith could have the same season as last year.

  10. CL says:


    12 team, 1PPR draft last night; here’s where I shook out. I took Rodgers 1st, well, because I wanted to.

    QB: Rodgers
    WR: B. Marshall
    WR: Harvin
    WR: S. Rice
    RB: Forte
    RB: Best
    TE: Finley
    W/R: Daniel Thomas
    DEF: Pitt

    I need to pick up a kicker, but here’s who’s on my bench: Ryan Williams (I’m dropping for McCluster), Kolb, Meachem, Woodhead, Greg Little. What’s the value of my bench, and where do you think I might look to pick up something to as insurance?


  11. thejackal says:

    Doc, thanks for this cheat sheet. I used the other Razzball tiers and blog posts two nights ago for my first draft, but this will definitely come in handy in my next draft tomorrow. I feel like I had a good first draft but let me know if I’m weak anywhere in particular in order to start making trades:

    0.5 PPR 12 Team Keeper League

    QB – Vick (keeper)
    RB – Peterson (keeper)
    RB – Peyton Hillis
    WR – Stevie Johnson
    WR – Amendola
    RB/WR – Moreno
    TE – Dallas Clark
    K – Vinateiri
    D – Green Bay
    Bench – Lance Moore, CJ Spiller, Davone Bess, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Sproles, Earnest Graham

    Is WR my weakest spot? Any suggestions for trading any of my bench players?

  12. Tom the Niner says:

    Doc, just drafted this team(10 team standard non-ppr league). What are your thoughts?

    QB: Romo
    RB: Charles (took over CJ2K)
    RB: Darren McFadden
    FLEX: Felix Jones
    WR: Vincent Jackson
    WR: Brandon Marshall
    WR: Steve Johnson
    TE: Owen Daniels
    K: Gostkowski
    DEF: Atlanta

    Bench: Mike Thomas, Jacoby Ford, Michael Bush, Hightower, Stafford, Delone Carter, Javon Ringer.

    Some players I am thinking about adding off the wire: Stevan Ridley, Jared Cook.

    Overall, what do you think of this team. Should I grab any of those two off the wire? If so, who should I drop? Thanks!

  13. Andrew says:


    Last year you made a Tier for Auction Drafts that was very helpfull. Can you do another one for this year as well?

  14. Bobby Nice says:


    V. Shiancoe is way down the list of TE’s. Given the strength, or lack there of, of the Vikes WR corp, and McNabb’s love of the TE position (see C. Lewis and B. Celek), wouldn’t you rank him a bit higher? I’m thinking, if I can wait for him in the last rounds before Defense and K, I’m getting good value and terrific upside.
    What am I missing about Shiancoe?


  15. Wilsonian says:

    @Doc: I didn’t expect you to be TOO blown away. But at least you gave it a “solid”. I was at a considerable disadvantage because I didn’t get a 1st pick until pick 17 because I dealt my 1st Round pick for JC. I also had to read a bedtime story to my step-daughter and missed my first pick, so it took DJax for me. Which I’m not sure I would have taken with my first pick. So by the time it got back to me in the 3rd round the only real decent back left was Moreno, so I thought I had to take him, or I’d be stuck with little to nothing for my RB2. FYI – I kept JC and Wayne (we couldn’t keep 2 players of the same position). Thanks for your opinions on it.

  16. crock says:

    12 team 3 player keeper 1pt ppr league
    I was offered Mendenhall/Wallace for CJ2K. Thoughts?
    Qb: Vick, Cutler
    Rb: CJ2k, Rice, Felix, R.Bush, Barber, Hardesty, Washington
    Wr: Bowe, Harvin, Williams (tb), Amendola, Thomas
    Te: Finley
    K: philly kicker (name escapes me)
    Def: Timmions, Beason, Lofton

    We start 1 qb, 2 rb, 2 wr, 1 flex, 1 te, 1 k and 2 idp.

  17. nick m. says:

    Would you trade Roddy White, Kellen Winslow, and Daniel Thomas for Hakeem Nicks, Owen Daniels, and Mike Tolbert in a 14-team PPR? I’m worried that Roddy’s targets will get sapped by the new weapons…

  18. The Vaporizers says:

    Doc, who would you be looking to take at pick 5 assuming the first 4 gone are Foster, AP, JC, Rice in a 1PPR league?

    I, like you, have McCoy as the next ranked RB. Frankly, I’m too scared to draft CJ at this point. I like to sit around and wait for a QB to fall or settle with a Stafford/Bradford type combo so I’ve never really considered drafting Vick here, but it could be interesting despite the fact that I’d be going against every draft strategy I’ve ever used. I also feel that pick 5 is a bit too early for AJ to be drafted. Basically, I feel like I have to take McCoy but I also feel that if I had the 9th pick in the draft, I’d also be able to get McCoy.

    My strategy so far this season has been to take one of the top 4 if I have a top 4 pick, or go WR/WR if I’m 7-12 and McCoy is gone. I haven’t really come up with a clear strategy for picks 5 and 6, nor have I even mocked from there yet.

    Who do you draft in this situation?

  19. trick dad says:

    Hey doc, what do you think? 12-team non-ppr (passing TD’s 6 pts):
    QB Tony Romo
    WR Mike Wallace
    WR Jeremy Maclin
    RB Jamaal Charles
    RB Matt Forte
    TE Jermichael Finley
    W/R Tim Hightower
    BN Mike Sims-Walker
    BN Rashad Jennings
    BN Jacoby Ford
    BN Jerome Harrison
    BN Thomas Jones
    BN Greg Little
    K Rob Bironas

  20. Alex says:

    Just followed your draft tiers and did three different draft strategies. I think my most recent one turned out the best since I went WR heavy. 12 team money league full ppr.

    QB: Peyton Manning
    QB: Eli Manning
    RB: Adrian Peterson
    RB: Ryan Grant
    RB: Michael Bush
    RB: Delone Carter
    WR: Mike Wallace
    WR: Miles Austin
    WR: Brandon Marshall
    WR: Jacoby Ford
    WR: Robert Meachem
    WR: Jordy Nelson
    TE: Owen Daniels
    TE: Tony Moeaki
    K: Neil Rackers
    Def: Green Bay Packers

    How did I do? How worried should I be about my lack of depth at RB? If AP goes down I might be in trouble. Think I should consider dropping Moeaki (last two picks I autodrafted) to pick up another high upside RB? Thanks in advance

  21. Alex says:

    p.s. We only need to start 1RB, 1WR and have 2 Flex spots WR/RB

  22. Marty Funkhouser says:

    @Doc: Just recently came over from the baseball side of the site and really like what I’ve seen so far. Razzball is now my favorite site for all my fantasy sports needs.

    Anyway, I had a question: I should definitely use my waiver claim to snag the recently dropped Knowshon Moreno, correct? Assuming yes, would you cut Lance Moore or Hightower for him? I need Moore to fill in for week 5 byes, but I figure I can grab him or somebody comparable by then.

  23. Marty Funkhouser says:

    …Or would it be better to drop Alex Henery or the Giants D/ST and wait a week or two to see how the preseason plays out before dropping a position player?

  24. A Gaylor says:

    I am in a Standard 10 team league and we had our draft:

    QB: Manning Brothers
    RB: Fred Jackson
    Ryan Matthews
    Ryan Grant
    Delone Carter
    WR: Andre Johnson
    Roddy White
    Aquian Boldin
    Nate Burleson
    Simms Walker
    TE: Antonio Gates
    Jason Witten

    My question is I seem weak on running backs should I look to trade a receiver and try an upgrade my running backs or go with what I have got at least at first

  25. Doc

    Doc says:

    @A Gaylor: I would try to upgrade a little at RB. Do you start 2 TEs? If not I would trade Gates or Witten along with one of your RBs for an upgrade.

    @Marty Funkhouser: Glad to have you over to the dark side! Yeah, if you can hold off for a little while I would. Drop Henery and grab Moreno. Make sure you know the add drop rules so you don’t get stuck without a K week one though. I like Moore better than HT, but HT would have more value if he started off well.

    @Alex: Your settings make it easier to get away with having a weak RB crew, but I would go ahead and drop Moeaki for a RB flier. I’d rather have RB bench players than TE.

    @trick dad: Love your starters. Bench is a little shaky, but some of those guys should pan out. All in all I’d be happy with it.

    @The Vaporizers: Yeah, McCoy seems a little between awesome and good and it’s hard to know exactly where. I do feel confident that Reid will continue to throw to his RB and that’s what would probably make me stick with taking him there.

    @nick m: It’s a fair trade and I like Nicks and Daniels’ upside. Thomas has looked craptastic so far, but that could change of course. But I’d go for it.

    @crock: Do that! It really helps your team and I like the trade by itself as well. I usually don’t like being on the 2 side of a 2 for 1 deal, but those are 1st and 2nd round players for a slightly higher first round player who may hold out.

    @Bobby Nice: I agree with your logic, but I’m just not a big fan of his skill level. It really does show you how deep TEs are this season though.

    @Andrew: Working on it!

    @Tom the Niner: Not much to pick at on that team. Solid all around. I like Cook and Ridley a lot, but in a ten teamer and with OD I think you should hold off.

    @thejackal: i would say WR is the weakest, but I like Moore quite a bit and could see him getting into your starting lineup a lot. I’d look for a more upsidey back than Graham, but otherwise I’d stay put for now.

    @CL: I like your starters. Starting to worry about Thomas, but it’s still early. Not a fan of McCluster. Looks like they are keeping him as a RB. He needs to be in the slot to be any use in PPR. Hard to know what’s their in free agency though.

  26. timmy riggins says:

    hi, have a draft tonight, pls advise. 2 QB league (6pts/TD, 40yds/1pt), 2RB/3WR (6pts a TD, 15yds/1pt), no flex, no PPR. Keeper league

    Kept: Stafford, Bradford, Sanchez, Vick, JCharles, Nicks, McCoy, Sid Rice, McFadden, Hillis

    I keep Jamaal Charles 7th rd. I have the 5th or 6th pick overall, lots to choose from: QBs:Arod, Brees, Brady, Manning, Rivers
    RBs: Foster, AP, CJ, Rice
    WR: Andre Johnson, Fitz, White, Calvin Johnson

    I ready your 2-QB Strategy article, but this just seems like a tough call…please answer the following questions

    1. Would you take a qb like rivers/brady (if arod and brees are gone) or go for AP/CJ/rice or even Foster instead if available
    2. IF arod, brees, brady, rivers are taken first 4 picks do you take peyton manning, romo or go for foster or AP? or would you even go for andre johnson to lock down a top WR/RB combo and go for big ben rd 2/3?
    3. which rd would you target your QB2. i know youd like 2 top-12, but that could mean using your top 2 picks….is that worth reaching for instead of grabbing ignored elite talent like an AP/Foster/Rice in rd 1 and Fitzgerald/calvin johnson in rd 2 ?

    Thanks, much appreciated

  27. timmy riggins says:

    Different league: 10 teams: .5ppr, 6pts a td, 10yds a pt: I have the second pick: Would you auto take Foster/AP? Ive been a huge Ray Rice believer over the past few seasons and my gut instinct is that this could be his big breakout season (no more mcgahee + Vonta Leach). Is it irrational to draft RR #2 in a BIG $ league?


  28. exactly says:

    @timmy riggins: just my opinion, but i’d take rice. I’m all in on him this year. You said it, leach + no mcgahee = big year. Like Matt Kemp in baseball, his breakout should come the year after. AP is awesome but the Minny line is not that good and Foster’s hamstring issues could pop up throughout the season. You really can’t go wrong with any…but with your .5 PPR, I’d definitely go with Rice.

  29. Doc

    Doc says:

    @timmy riggins: It’s not irrational and all those guys are in the same tier for me. I’d go with your gut.

    I’d be fine waiting on a QB2 if you think you have to grab one in round 2 to have a top 12 guy. There is still some upside outside the top 12.

    It’s a fine line in 2QB leagues, but solid running backs are pretty scarce this season. I would feel ok grabbing one of the top guys instead of an QB.

  30. SubMarinos says:

    Hey Doc, You’re not as down on Brandon Lloyd as alot of other people are (neither am I). I’ve seen him as far down as 26 to 30th best WR. Why is everyone so down on last years #1 fantasy wideout? I know the new coach and no more mcdaniels! But 1450 ish yards and 11no tds can’t be a fluke right? Can’t be that much of a drop off, can there? Also what’s your take on number 85? Any projections on his stats in NE?

  31. SubMarinos says:

    14 team 5 man keeper league. Ppr. Pretty much have run dmc, leggarette blunt, brandon lloyd, mike Williams (tpa), and vernon davis ( must start te in this league). Keepers due soon but those 5 are penciled in other option include maclin, ochocinco. Are those the best 5 out if the 7? Its a 1qb 2rb 2 WR 1 te ppr league. Looking to add rb in the draft I have 2ndrun pick hoping Ingram

  32. Source says:

    Debating on who to take in my PPR league, Dallas Clark or Felix Jones

  33. Bobblehead says:

    Need feedback about a trade offer that was proposed…a guy offered me McCoy, Sanchez, Boldin, Jets D for Peterson, John Beck, Sant. Holmes, Bears D. In a PPR league, which is the better deal & would u pull the trigger?

  34. Kev says:

    Hey Doc,
    12 team ppr and point-per completion league, and this is what I drafted:
    WR:Andre Johnson
    WR:Mike Williams (TB)
    TE:Aaron Hernandez
    B:Freeman, James Starks, Greg Little, Rashad Jennings, Jared Cook and Ben Tate

    1)Was this as good of a draft as I’m thinking it was?

    2)Welker’s owner is interested in Britt, should I offer Britt for Welker straight up?

    3)I also have another owner interested in Cook and Little for Michael Bush, what do you think of that?

  35. affantball says:


    I have a keeper league draft coming up and am faced with a dilemma. Our rules are 1 veteran and 1 rookie. I am returning with Peterson, Dez Bryant, and the first pick overall. Most of the top players are taken such as C. Johnson, MJD, Foster, Rodgers, Manning, Brady, Andre Johnson, M. Ryan, Vick, and Rice. I believe I have weeded it down to doing Brees ( who I believe is more consistent than Rivers) or Charles. I am skeptical about Charles since he will be sharing with Jones and McCluster. Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

  36. i am rookie in a 12 ppr league. most of the other guys are rookies too. i have 8th pick in a snake draft. what does one do. best wr? or best rb? then in the second round so i go after best on board including qb or just load up on wr?

  37. Erik says:

    Do you seriously have JC ahead of Rice in your ppr rankings?

    Can you please expain the thought process behind this ranking? I just can’t understand it.

  38. Doc

    Doc says:

    @Erik: I actually have Rice first. You aren’t able to get the 9/2 update for some reason. We switched servers and are having some trouble I think. When I download the cheat sheet from the site it’s 9/2.

  39. Doc

    Doc says:

    @Erik: I actually have Rice first. You aren’t able to get the 9/2 update for some reason. We switched servers and are having some trouble I think. When I download the cheat sheet from the site it’s 9/2.

    If you go to the side bar on the left and click on it there it may work for you or try clearing your cache. Sorry for the inconvenience.

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