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Fantasy Football Tiers

2015 Fantasy Football Tiers

What are fantasy football tiers?

Tiers are a way of grouping similar-caliber players. Production between tiers is generally considered significant enough to warrant a new tier.

Viewing players based upon tiers is one of the most effective drafting techniques available in fantasy football. A tier is comprised of players who should contribute as much as some of their peers. This is where we put the elite guys together, the great, good, average, and below average players into groups. For example, you ideally want at least one running back from a top tier, at least one from each tier, or as many from top tiers as you can get. Watching tiers allows you to see which skill positions have an abundance of players and which are scarce. Fantasy football tiers are an excellent way to conduct value based drafting!

Running Backs

Tier 1 Running Backs
Jamaal Charles - RB, KC
Eddie Lacy - RB, GB
Le'Veon Bell - RB, PIT
Matt Forte - RB, CHI
Tier 2 Running Backs
Adrian Peterson - RB, MIN
LeSean McCoy - RB, BUF
DeMarco Murray - RB, PHI
C.J. Anderson - RB, DEN

Wide Receivers

Tier 1 Wide Receivers
Antonio Brown - WR, PIT
Dez Bryant - WR, DAL
Odell Beckham Jr. - WR, NYG
Demaryius Thomas - WR, DEN
Calvin Johnson - WR, DET
Tier 2 Wide Receivers
Julio Jones - WR, ATL
Jordy Nelson - WR, GB
A.J. Green - WR, CIN
Alshon Jeffery - WR, CHI
Randall Cobb - WR, GB
Mike Evans - WR, TB
T.Y. Hilton - WR, IND
DeAndre Hopkins - WR, HOU
Emmanuel Sanders - WR, DEN
Kelvin Benjamin - WR, CAR
Jordan Matthews - WR, PHI
Sammy Watkins - WR, BUF
Brandon Marshall - WR, NYJ
Jeremy Maclin - WR, KC
Martavis Bryant - WR, PIT

Tight Ends

Tier 1 Tight Ends
Rob Gronkowski - TE, NE
Tier 2 Tight Ends
Jimmy Graham - TE, SEA
Greg Olsen - TE, CAR
Travis Kelce - TE, KC
Martellus Bennett - TE, CHI
Julius Thomas - TE, JAC
Antonio Gates - TE, SD
Jordan Cameron - TE, MIA
Zach Ertz - TE, PHI
Delanie Walker - TE, TEN
Dwayne Allen - TE, IND
Owen Daniels - TE, DEN
Coby Fleener - TE, IND
Josh Hill - TE, NO
Charles Clay - TE, BUF


Tier 1 Quarterbacks
Andrew Luck - QB, IND
Aaron Rodgers - QB, GB
Tier 2 Quarterbacks
Drew Brees - QB, NO
Peyton Manning - QB, DEN
Russell Wilson - QB, SEA

Defense/Special Teams

Tier 1 Defense/Special Teams
Seattle Seahawks - DEF, SEA
Buffalo Bills - DEF, BUF
Tier 2 Defense/Special Teams
Carolina Panthers - DEF, CAR
Green Bay Packers - DEF, GB


Tier 1 Kickers
Connor Barth - K, DEN
Tier 2 Kickers
Caleb Sturgis - K, MIA
Dan Carpenter - K, BUF
Shaun Suisham - K, PIT
Stephen Gostkowski - K, NE
Mason Crosby - K, GB
Adam Vinatieri - K, IND
Justin Tucker - K, BAL
Steven Hauschka - K, SEA
Cody Parkey - K, PHI
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