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Separating running backs into tiers

8/26/2013

One of the best ways to achieve a successful draft is to rank players in a tiered system, thus making it easier to know when you need to consider drafting at a certain position. For example, you might consider three or four running backs to be of similar ability and statistical upside, and think one or more will fall to your next pick. Meanwhile, at wide receiver, you see one guy who seriously trumps all those who are left on the board. As a result, the tiebreaker on making a key decision comes down to depth and would favor the wide receiver, and a tiered system can make organizing easier. After all, in timed drafts one doesn’t get much actual time to think. Due diligence and planning are recommended.