Tiers are a simple but effective way of plotting out a draft strategy that assures you won't fall behind at any position while maximizing your return on every pick. They serve as an alternate form of rankings that groups players by expected level of production, denoting the points in the rankings where the most significant drop-offs occur. In the heat of a draft, you'll know which position to target by observing which one is closest to having its current tier depleted.
Below are the third base tiers for 2020. They showthat you should expect to draft more than one, whether for multi-eligibility reasons or to fill your utility spot. We broke down our favorite options to fill the position in our third base preview on the Fantasy Baseball Today podcast along with our top sleepers, breakouts, and bust picks:
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^:one tier lower in points leagues
†: one tier lower in categories leagues
( ): DH-only