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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
A.J. Green - WR, CIN
Dez Bryant - WR, DAL
Allen Robinson - WR, JAC
Jordy Nelson - WR, GB
Tier 2 Wide Receivers
Alshon Jeffery - WR, CHI
Mike Evans - WR, TB
Brandon Marshall - WR, NYJ
Keenan Allen - WR, SD
Amari Cooper - WR, OAK
Brandin Cooks - WR, NO
Demaryius Thomas - WR, DEN
T.Y. Hilton - WR, IND
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Running Backs

Tier 1 Running Backs
Todd Gurley - RB, LA
David Johnson - RB, ARI
Adrian Peterson - RB, MIN
Ezekiel Elliott - RB, DAL
Le'Veon Bell - RB, PIT
Tier 2 Running Backs
Lamar Miller - RB, HOU
Jamaal Charles - RB, KC
Devonta Freeman - RB, ATL
Mark Ingram - RB, NO
Doug Martin - RB, TB
Eddie Lacy - RB, GB
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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
Travis Kelce - TE, KC
Delanie Walker - TE, TEN
Coby Fleener - TE, NO
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Tier 1 Quarterbacks
Cam Newton - QB, CAR
Aaron Rodgers - QB, GB
Tier 2 Quarterbacks
Andrew Luck - QB, IND
Russell Wilson - QB, SEA
Drew Brees - QB, NO
Ben Roethlisberger - QB, PIT
Carson Palmer - QB, ARI
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Defense/Special Teams

Tier 1 Defense/Special Teams
Seattle Seahawks - DEF, SEA
Denver Broncos - DEF, DEN
Arizona Cardinals - DEF, ARI
Carolina Panthers - DEF, CAR
Houston Texans - DEF, HOU
Tier 2 Defense/Special Teams
Los Angeles Rams - DEF, LA
Kansas City Chiefs - DEF, KC
New England Patriots - DEF, NE
Cincinnati Bengals - DEF, CIN
Minnesota Vikings - DEF, MIN
New York Jets - DEF, NYJ
Buffalo Bills - DEF, BUF
Green Bay Packers - DEF, GB
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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
Tier 2 Kickers
Mason Crosby - K, GB
Adam Vinatieri - K, IND
Cody Parkey - K, PHI
Sebastian Janikowski - K, OAK
Cairo Santos - K, KC
Chris Boswell - K, PIT
Dustin Hopkins - K, WAS
Matt Prater - K, DET
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