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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

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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
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Tier 2 Wide Receivers
Alshon Jeffery - WR, CHI
Mike Evans - WR, TB
Brandon Marshall - WR, NYJ
Keenan Allen - WR, SD
Demaryius Thomas - WR, DEN
Amari Cooper - WR, OAK
Brandin Cooks - WR, NO
T.Y. Hilton - WR, IND
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Running Backs

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

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Tier 1 Tight Ends
Rob Gronkowski - TE, NE
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Tier 2 Tight Ends
Jordan Reed - TE, WAS
Greg Olsen - TE, CAR
Travis Kelce - TE, KC
Delanie Walker - TE, TEN
Tyler Eifert - TE, CIN
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Quarterbacks

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Tier 1 Quarterbacks
Cam Newton - QB, CAR
Aaron Rodgers - QB, GB
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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

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Tier 1 Defense/Special Teams
Seattle Seahawks - DEF, SEA
Denver Broncos - DEF, DEN
Arizona Cardinals - DEF, ARI
Houston Texans - DEF, HOU
Carolina Panthers - DEF, CAR
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Tier 2 Defense/Special Teams
Los Angeles Rams - DEF, LA
New England Patriots - DEF, NE
Kansas City Chiefs - DEF, KC
Buffalo Bills - DEF, BUF
New York Jets - DEF, NYJ
Cincinnati Bengals - DEF, CIN
Minnesota Vikings - DEF, MIN
Green Bay Packers - DEF, GB
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Kickers

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Tier 1 Kickers
Stephen Gostkowski - K, NE
Steven Hauschka - K, SEA
Justin Tucker - K, BAL
Graham Gano - K, CAR
Chandler Catanzaro - K, ARI
Dan Bailey - K, DAL
Blair Walsh - K, MIN
Josh Brown - K, NYG
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Tier 2 Kickers
Mason Crosby - K, GB
Chris Boswell - K, PIT
Adam Vinatieri - K, IND
Nick Folk - K, NYJ
Dustin Hopkins - K, WAS
Matt Prater - K, DET
Brandon McManus - K, DEN
Cairo Santos - K, KC
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