What is my most hated exercise of the entire pre-season? You guessed it, rankings. Why you may ask?
- They change ALL the time. I’ve made changes since yesterday. At least by embedding them in here for you, they should update automatically.
- How your draft is going may dictate that you need to go in a different direction than what rankings say.
- Positional tiers are more important to me and they get lost in just a general ranking sheet.
You may be asking, then why do them at all B_Don? Well…
- You, the reader, seem to really enjoy them.
- It holds me accountable in my drafts and for my calls.
- Silly overall ranking contests.
Things you need to know about how I do the rankings:
- I start with positional rankings and then combine them into an overall.
- In the overall, I try to rank based on how I would draft rather than where I think a player ends up at the end of the year. Why? I want you to give you an idea of my draft strategy based on my rankings. RBs early, fade WRs, after the top TEs you should wait, and same with QBs.
- The standard for FantasyPros (the site used for the list below) is 1/2 PPR (please adjust the scoring to 1/2 PPR). FantasyPros adjusts all your ranks for PPR, non-PPR, or Superflex based on some algorithm. If you have specific questions about those formats, you can put them in the comments or find me on Twitter @RazzBDon.
- These are not set in stone. As I already mentioned, they change constantly. If I’m sitting in a draft and I do something other than what my rankings say, I make that change. Depth charts, news, injuries, etc. will all adjust the rankings. Plus, my general attitude for that day.
- I’m willing to change them. If you have a good case for why a player should be raised or lowered, I want to hear it. I can’t promise I will adjust the ranks, but the more information I can gather, the better.
ADP – Average Draft Position