You’ve secured the five other addicts, agreed upon scoring and rosters, and made your individual Team Rankings. Now, it’s time to grind out your Positional Rankings and Big Board.
This year’s crop of playoff seam-stretchers is highly limited, and investing early on a true difference-maker might be wise. Once you’ve missed on the top three or four options, waiting until your last pick makes perfect sense amidst such a limited field.
Tier One – Actual Difference Makers
1) Martellus Bennett (NE) – The Black Unicorn is a strong bet for a weekly TD, and should get three games. In what projects to be a point-depleted position, two TDs from Marty B could be a true difference maker. He’s head and shoulders above the crowd
2) Jimmy Graham (SEA) – Two game floor, four game ceiling, and some serious talent to boot? One of only three TEs worth a true reach.
3) Travis Kelce (KC) – Kelce boasts the best per game upside of all the TEs, but comes with an unappetizing one game floor, two game ceiling. Still, that one game might be enough to outscore just about every other TE in the playoffs.
Tier 2 – Could be mildly useful
4) Ladarius Green (PIT) – The only somewhat sexy option left, but his health and inconsistency keeps him firmly in the “maybe useful” tier.
5) Jason Witten (DAL) – This could be his swan song; perhaps he’ll explode to go out in a blaze of glory (lol).
6) CJ Fiedorowicz (HOU) – If you pray hard enough the next three nights, you might get a TD
7) Jared Cook (GB) – Are you regretting not making the plunge on Marty B or Graham yet?
8) Eric Ebron (DET) – The king of the 30 yard game actually has more one game upside than the rest of the list’s multigame potential. That’s how bad this is getting.
Tier 3 – Hello, Darkness… my old friend…
9) Will Tye (NYG)
10) Matt Lengel (NE)
11) Austin Hooper (ATL)
12) Dion Sims (MIA)
Not going to justify these names with any text Just make sure it’s your last pick of the draft.