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Use these tiers to ace your fantasy football draft

Use these tiers to ace your fantasy football draft

The one thing no fantasy team owner can do without at a draft is a list of players, whether it comes in a fancy online app or simply printed out on good ol' paper. However, for those who really want to ace their drafts, that list is divided into tiers.

Grouping players into tiers helps drafters make decisions about when to pick players from different positions, especially after the very early rounds, when the "best player available" approach often makes sense. For instance, if you need both an RB3 and a WR3, and you see that the group of RBs you still think are start-worthy is drying up, while there are plenty of good-looking WRs left, then you know to go with the...