You gotta have a draft 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 seven, er, five months swearing at. What do you mean LaMarcus Aldridge might miss the start of the season? He was my fourth pick! Oh, that sonuvabee! Personally, I enjoy conducting my drafts with a bottle of marshmallow-flavored vodka and a seat in my massage chair without the constraints of wearing pants. My draft game is on point, believe. Don’t worry, fellow Wall’s Dougie Leaguers, we won’t be in the same room, so it won’t be an issue. Really, it’s only an issue in live drafts. My friends get weird about the semi-nudity. Frankly, they should be less worried about that and more worried about all the marshmallow vodka 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 2011 Fantasy Basketball Draft Tiers. <– 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. You must find that to be true, too, because a fair amount of you asked about this year’s draft tiers. Well, here ’tis. 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.
The list is divided among the top five positions, which you already know if you’ve already peaked at the list. But if you’ve already peeked at the list, I’m at a loss as to why you’ve gone back to read this last part. Anyway …
In case your scroll up function is on the fritz, feel free to click here for the 2011 Fantasy Basketball Draft Tiers.