Last updated Sept. 1.

The peak of fantasy football draft season has arrived, with all the usual intrigue. Can this year’s rookie quarterbacks, led by Trevor Lawrence and Zach Wilson, be counted on for meaningful fantasy contributions? How will Travis Etienne’s season-ending injury impact the draft position of Jacksonville’s running backs? What of the J.K. Dobbins injury in Baltimore, or the Irv Smith Jr. injury in Minnesota? Is 44-year-old Tom Brady really still a starting fantasy option?

The questions go on, and we have answers. Searching for helpful fantasy football tiers? Or a do not draft list? Want a new method of evaluating players, something that mimics the popular Wins Above Replacement metric? Not sure what to do with the No. 2 pick, or how to avoid the running back dead zone? Or just need a printable top 200 list, or the lazy person’s guide to draft day? You’ve come to the right place.

This fantasy football draft season will be more normal than last year’s pandemic-marred version, when no preseason games meant no chance to evaluate veterans who changed teams or NFL rookies. Most teams will play three preseason games this year, leaving a two-week gap between the end of the preseason and the start of the regular season. That should be prime fantasy draft season.

As you prepare, check out Des Bieler’s positional rankings of the top running backs, wide receivers, quarterbacks and tight ends, and read on to help set the rest of your draft day strategy.