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Fantasy Football: Football Relativity Draft Board

As a public service, we’re posting our Fantasy Football Draft Board as of August 19. We may change this as events warrant, but this is our best take as of now at assessing the value of players relative to each other. Each Tier and sub-Tier represents a level of performance that we will not reach past for positional need.

Tier 1A
RB Chris Johnson, Titans
RB Adrian Peterson, Vikings
RB Maurice Jones-Drew, Jaguars

Tier 1B
RB Ray Rice, Ravens
RB Frank Gore, 49ers
WR Andre Johnson, Texans
QB Drew Brees, Saints

Tier 1C
RB DeAngelo Williams, Panthers
RB Steven Jackson, Rams
RB Michael Turner, Falcons
WR Randy Moss, Patriots
RB Ryan Grant, Packers
WR Miles Austin, Cowboys
QB Aaron Rodgers, Packers

Tier 1D
RB Rashard Mendenhall, Steelers
RB Cedric Benson, Bengals
QB Peyton Manning, Colts

Tier 2A
RB Ryan Mathews, Chargers
WR Larry Fitzgerald, Cardinals
RB Knowshon Moreno, Broncos
WR DeSean Jackson, Eagles 

Tier 2B
RB Jonathan Stewart, Panthers
RB Jamaal Charles, Chiefs
RB Shonn Greene, Jets
RB Beanie Wells, Cardinals
WR Reggie Wayne, Colts
WR Brandon Marshall, Dolphins
QB Matt Schaub, Texans
WR Calvin Johnson, Lions
QB Tony Romo, Cowboys
WR Roddy White, Falcons
QB Tom Brady, Patriots

Tier 2C
RB Pierre Thomas, Saints
WR Marques Colston, Saints
WR Anquan Boldin, Ravens
RB LeSean McCoy, Eagles
RB Ricky Williams, Dolphins
WR Sidney Rice, Vikings
QB Philip Rivers, Chargers
RB Ahmad Bradshaw, Giants
TE Dallas Clark, Colts
WR Greg Jennings, Packers
WR Michael Crabtree, 49ers
QB Brett Favre, Vikings
TE Antonio Gates, Chargers
WR Vincent Jackson, Chargers

Tier 3A
RB Ronnie Brown, Dolphins
RB Joseph Addai, Colts
RB Matt Forte, Bears
RB Jahvid Best, Lions
RB Marion Barber, Cowboys
WR Chad Ochocinco, Bengals
TE Vernon Davis, 49ers
QB Jay Cutler, Bears
WR Steve Smith, Giants
WR Hines Ward, Steelers
QB Eli Manning, Giants 

Tier 3B
RB Arian Foster, Texans
RB Justin Forsett, Seahawks
WR Steve Smith, Panthers
QB Joe Flacco, Ravens
TE Tony Gonzalez, Falcons
RB C.J. Spiller, Bills
RB Felix Jones, Cowboys
WR Donald Driver, Packers
WR Percy Harvin, Vikings
WR Wes Welker, Patriots
TE Jason Witten, Cowboys
QB Matt Ryan, Falcons

Tier 3C
RB Michael Bush, Raiders
RB Montario Hardesty, Browns
WR Santonio Holmes, Jets
WR Mike Sims-Walker, Jaguars
QB Kevin Kolb, Eagles
WR Johnny Knox, Bears
RB Reggie Bush, Saints
WR Steve Breaston, Cardinals
RB Clinton Portis, Redskins
WR Dez Bryant, Cowboys
QB Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers

Tier 4A
RB Brandon Jacobs, Giants
RB Chester Taylor, Bears
RB Thomas Jones, Chiefs
WR Dwayne Bowe, Chiefs
RB Cadillac Williams, Buccaneers
RB Fred Jackson, Bills
QB Chad Henne, Dolphins
WR Kenny Britt, Titans
RB Jerome Harrison, Browns
QB Matthew Stafford, Lions
QB Donovan McNabb, Redskins
WR Mike Wallace, Steelers
TE Brent Celek, Eagles
TE Owen Daniels, Texans
WR Hakeem Nicks, Giants
WR Austin Collie, Colts
WR Jeremy Maclin, Eagles
WR Malcom Floyd, Chargers
RB Darren McFadden, Raiders

Tier 4B
WR Pierre Garcon, Colts
WR Lee Evans, Bills
WR Santana Moss, Redskins
RB Tim Hightower, Cardinals
RB Laurence Maroney, Patriots
WR Terrell Owens, Bengals
QB Carson Palmer, Bengals
WR Devin Aromashodu, Bears
TE Chris Cooley, Redskins
QB Jason Campbell, Raiders
TE JerMichael Finley, Packers
RB Bernard Scott, Bengals
RB Steve Slaton, Texans
WR Braylon Edwards, Jets
TE Zach Miller, Raiders
RB Darren Sproles, Chargers
WR Chaz Schilens, Raiders
WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh, Seahawks
WR Louis Murphy, Raiders

Tier 4C
RB Joe McKnight, Jets
WR Robert Meachem, Saints
WR Chris Chambers, Chiefs
WR Derrick Mason, Ravens
WR Jerricho Cotchery, Jets
RB Toby Gerhardt, Vikings
WR Jacoby Jones, Texans
RB Jonathan Dwyer, Steelers
RB Donald Brown, Colts
RB Willis McGahee, Ravens
TE Visanthe Shiancoe, Vikings
TE John Carlson, Seahawks
WR Golden Tate, Seahawks
RB Jason Snelling, Falcons
WR Early Doucet, Cardinals
RB-WR Dexter McCluster, Chiefs
TE Heath Miller, Steelers
RB Correll Buckhalter, Broncos
WR Mohammed Massaquoi, Browns
RB Leon Washington, Seahawks
WR Kevin Walter, Texans
WR Eddie Royal, Broncos
WR Donnie Avery, Rams
RB Brian Westbrook, 49ers
WR Darrius Heyward-Bey, Raiders
WR Devin Hester, Bears
WR Devin Thomas, Redskins
WR Brandon LaFell, Panthers
RB Ladell Betts, Saints

Tier 5
RB Tashard Choice, Cowboys
TE Greg Olsen, Bears
RB Fred Taylor, Patriots
WR Nate Burleson, Lions
RB Javon Ringer, Titans
RB Mike Bell, Eagles
RB LaDainian Tomlinson, Jets
QB David Garrard, Jaguars
TE Dustin Keller, Jets
WR Julian Edelman, Patriots
QB Matt Hasselbeck, Seahawks
TE Jeremy Shockey, Saints
TE Kellen Winslow, Buccaneers
QB Vince Young, Titans
QB Matt Leinart, Cardinals
WR Demaryius Thomas, Broncos
WR Devery Henderson, Saints
WR Mike Williams, Buccaneers
WR Brandon Tate, Patriots
RB Julius Jones, Seahawks
WR Bernard Berrian, Vikings
RB Keiland Williams, Redskins
RB Anthony Dixon, 49ers
WR Arrelious Benn, Buccaneers
QB Mark Sanchez, Jets
TE Kevin Boss, Giants
RB Marshawn Lynch, Bills
RB Derrick Ward, Buccaneers
WR Josh Morgan, 49ers
WR Mario Manningham, Giants
RB Rashad Jennings, Jaguars
WR Joey Galloway, Redskins
RB Ryan Torain, Redskins
RB Jerious Norwood, Falcons
RB Kevin Smith, Lions
WR Josh Cribbs, Browns
WR Davone Bess, Dolphins
WR Jabar Gaffney, Broncos
RB LeGarrette Blount, Titans

Do Not Draft
RB Ben Tate, Texans
RB Lynell Hamilton, Saints
WR Torry Holt, Patriots
RB Glen Coffee, 49ers
RB Stafon Johnson, Titans
RB Tervaris Johnson, Chiefs
RB Harvey Unga, Bears
RB Cordera Eason, Bengals
WR Jonathan Holland, Raiders
RB Kory Sheets, Dolphins
RB Justin Griffith, Texans
TE Jameson Konz, Seahawks
WR Glenn Martinez, Texans
WR Mike Furrey, Redskins
WR Sean Morey, Seahawks
WR Joe Horn, Saints
WR David Patten, Patriots


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