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You gotta have a draft day routine; the things you do or eat or wear to ensure you’re in the best possible zone while picking players that you will spend the next nine months swearing at. What do you mean Troy Murphy might miss the start of the season? He was my fourth pick! Oh, that sonuvabee! Personally, I enjoy a bowl of orange Jell-O, the sounds of Jurassic 5 (or Dean Martin, depending on my mood) and to conduct my entire draft pantsless. None of these things are a problem when I’m snakedrafting. Sometimes at live auction drafts, my friends get weird about it. Frankly, they should be less worried about that and more worried about all the orange Jell-O I’m no longer planning on sharing since they made fun of me.

Another important draft day tool designed to make you feel most comfortable is the 2010 fantasy basketball draft tiers spreadsheet. <– Note: don’t click that link if you do not want to see the spreadsheet. I probably didn’t have to tell you that, but they have warnings on Tide containers asking parents not to let their children do shots of detergent, so I might as well cover my bases.

I find that having draft tiers handy saves a lot of time in middle-to-late rounds. By the end of your draft, most drafters are focusing in on either specific stats necessary to round out their teams or specific positions. And even among those searching for specific stats, usually only two or three positions are possible destinations to find that player you’re looking for.

We’ve restructured and updated the fantasy basketball top 200 lists (Boozer, Murphy, etc. have been dropped down the rankings appropriately) and divided the list among the top five positions. Orders within tiers are not necessarily ranked from best to worst, within each tier, the players are all worth about the same.

In case your scroll up function is on the fritz, feel free to click here for the 2010 Fantasy Basketball Draft Tiers.

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  1. d2bnz says:
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    Your spreadsheet is a work of genius and comedy …..well done
    Now that the white shadow league has completed its draft …..far too much auto drafting ……but there were a few interesting pick ups .
    Monta Ellis went a lot earlier than a faithful razzball reader should be comfortable with @20, and the other degenerate that we have both experienced @59 ….rashard lewis
    The auto drafting caused some real blowouts , Boozer and Murphy , both off the board in the 3rd round …..pull the other one !……..No its true!…..Jerebko was not drafted???
    Personally I was responsible for snagging Jarrett Jack , and way earlier than I would have liked but the auto draft was ripping four players off the lineup ahead of my pick …..Jack is one player I feel you could shunt up into the tier above.

  2. Adam

    Adam says:
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    @d2bnz: Thanks! I’ve sorta thrown my hands in the air (out of frustration, not so that I can wave ‘em all around like I just don’t care) at the PG situation in Toronto. It looks as if the position is a timeshare. If either Calderon or Jack were given the spot outright, I’d bump either of them up in the rankings.

  3. Peter says:
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    Hey Adam,

    Would you say these tiers are constructed more for Roto or H2H or an amalgam of both?

  4. Adam

    Adam says:
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    @Peter: Both, generally.

  5. ACG says:
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    Where’s Arenas?

  6. Adam

    Adam says:
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    @ACG: Ack! He should be in the “Injury-Prone Lads Who Will Rock Your Team For 67 Games” tier. He was in the first version of my spreadsheet. Not sure why he didn’t make the transfer. A fix will be up shortly.

  7. jermo says:
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    what do you think of a david lee for gerald wallace trade?

  8. Adam

    Adam says:
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    @jermo: Depends on the rest of your team. Generally, I like Lee more than Wallace.

  9. Richard says:
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    will this post also be updated just like the rankings? I also would like to suggest a spreadsheet like this for your top 200 rankings (both Roto and H2H). Anyways thanks for this it’s very useful.

  10. Adam

    Adam says:
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    @Richard: Maybe. I guess it depends on how these next two weeks before the season shake out.

  11. Ian says:
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    When are you going to publish your next batch of updated rankings? I really liked your rankings vs yahoo’s. Very very informative. Thanks again.

  12. Adam

    Adam says:
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    @Ian: Funny you should ask: Friday.

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