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Fantasy Football Tiers

2016 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!

Wide Receivers

Tier 1 Wide Receivers
Antonio Brown - WR, PIT
Odell Beckham Jr. - WR, NYG
Julio Jones - WR, ATL
DeAndre Hopkins - WR, HOU
Dez Bryant - WR, DAL
A.J. Green - WR, CIN
Jordy Nelson - WR, GB
Allen Robinson - WR, JAC
Tier 2 Wide Receivers
Alshon Jeffery - WR, CHI
Mike Evans - WR, TB
Brandon Marshall - WR, NYJ
Demaryius Thomas - WR, DEN
Amari Cooper - WR, OAK
Keenan Allen - WR, SD
T.Y. Hilton - WR, IND
Sammy Watkins - WR, BUF
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Running Backs

Tier 1 Running Backs
Le'Veon Bell - RB, PIT
Adrian Peterson - RB, MIN
Todd Gurley - RB, LA
David Johnson - RB, ARI
Lamar Miller - RB, HOU
Tier 2 Running Backs
Jamaal Charles - RB, KC
Devonta Freeman - RB, ATL
Doug Martin - RB, TB
Mark Ingram - RB, NO
Eddie Lacy - RB, GB
Thomas Rawls - RB, SEA
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Tight Ends

Tier 1 Tight Ends
Rob Gronkowski - TE, NE
Tier 2 Tight Ends
Jordan Reed - TE, WAS
Greg Olsen - TE, CAR
Tyler Eifert - TE, CIN
Travis Kelce - TE, KC
Delanie Walker - TE, TEN
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Tier 1 Quarterbacks
Aaron Rodgers - QB, GB
Cam Newton - QB, CAR
Tier 2 Quarterbacks
Andrew Luck - QB, IND
Russell Wilson - QB, SEA
Ben Roethlisberger - QB, PIT
Drew Brees - QB, NO
Blake Bortles - QB, JAC
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Defense/Special Teams

Tier 1 Defense/Special Teams
Denver Broncos - DEF, DEN
Seattle Seahawks - DEF, SEA
Carolina Panthers - DEF, CAR
Arizona Cardinals - DEF, ARI
Houston Texans - DEF, HOU
Tier 2 Defense/Special Teams
Los Angeles Rams - DEF, LA
New England Patriots - DEF, NE
Buffalo Bills - DEF, BUF
Minnesota Vikings - DEF, MIN
Cincinnati Bengals - DEF, CIN
New York Jets - DEF, NYJ
Kansas City Chiefs - DEF, KC
Green Bay Packers - DEF, GB
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Tier 1 Kickers
Stephen Gostkowski - K, NE
Zach Hocker - K, CIN
Steven Hauschka - K, SEA
Graham Gano - K, CAR
Justin Tucker - K, BAL
Michael Palardy - K, OAK
Dan Bailey - K, DAL
Chandler Catanzaro - K, ARI
Tier 2 Kickers
Mason Crosby - K, GB
Adam Vinatieri - K, IND
Josh Brown - K, NYG
Blair Walsh - K, MIN
Phil Dawson - K, SF
Greg Zuerlein - K, LA
Josh Lambo - K, SD
Chris Boswell - K, PIT
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