Tiers - Week 16
by Sigmund Bloom
December 20th, 2012

Many of you prefer a tiering system for your weekly lineup. Below you will see how each player fits into a 12-team league with standard performance scoring. Note that these tiers are only for this week's games.

Quarterback Tiers

Elite QB1

  • Tom Brady @ JAX
  • Aaron Rodgers vs TEN
  • Drew Brees @ DAL
  • Cam Newton vs OAK
  • Strong QB1

  • Matt Ryan @ DET
  • Tony Romo vs NO
  • Robert Griffin III @ PHI
  • Peyton Manning vs CLE
  • Ben Roethlisberger vs CIN
  • Boom/Bust QB1

  • Andrew Luck @ KC
  • Eli Manning @ BAL
  • Russell Wilson vs SF
  • Colin Kaepernick @ SEA
  • Matthew Stafford vs ATL
  • Sam Bradford @ TB
  • Possible Surprise Stud QB2

  • Matt Schaub vs MIN
  • Andy Dalton @ PIT
  • Josh Freeman vs STL
  • Nick Foles vs WAS
  • High Floor/Low Ceiling QB2

  • Ryan Tannehill vs BUF
  • Joe Flacco vs NYG
  • Jake Locker @ GB
  • Hail Mary QB2

  • Jay Cutler @ ARI
  • Chad Henne vs NE
  • Desperation Plays

  • Brandon Weeden @ DEN
  • Carson Palmer @ CAR
  • Ryan Fitzpatrick @ MIA
  • Philip Rivers @ NYJ
  • Brady Quinn vs IND
  • Ryan Lindley vs CHI
  • Christian Ponder @ HOU
  • Greg McElroy vs SD
  • Running Back Tiers

    Elite RB1

  • Adrian Peterson @ HOU
  • Arian Foster vs MIN
  • Strong RB1

  • Ray Rice vs NYG
  • Matt Forte @ ARI
  • C.J. Spiller @ MIA
  • Doug Martin vs STL
  • DeMarco Murray @ NO
  • Knowshon Moreno vs CLE
  • Marshawn Lynch vs SF
  • Alfred Morris @ PHI
  • Darren Sproles @ DAL (PPR- Strong Flex in non-PPR)
  • Boom/Bust RB2

  • Jamaal Charles vs IND
  • Darren McFadden @ CAR
  • Chris Johnson @ GB
  • Reggie Bush vs BUF
  • DeAngelo Williams vs OAK
  • Stevan Ridley @ JAX
  • Trent Richardson @ DEN
  • High Floor/Low Ceiling RB2

  • Frank Gore @ SEA
  • Steven Jackson @ TB
  • Vick Ballard vs KC
  • Upside Flex Play - RB

  • LeSean McCoy vs WAS
  • Ahmad Bradshaw @ BAL (if active)
  • David Wilson @ BAL (if Bradshaw out)
  • Jonathan Dwyer vs CIN
  • BenJarvus Green-Ellis @ PIT
  • What The Heck Flex - RB

  • Ronnie Brown @ NYJ
  • Danny Woodhead @ JAX
  • Mikel Leshoure vs ATL
  • Joique Bell vs ATL (PPR)
  • Michael Turner @ DET
  • Jacquizz Rodgers @ DET (PPR)
  • Mike Tolbert vs OAK
  • Chris Wells vs CHI
  • Shonn Greene vs SD
  • Pierre Thomas @ DAL
  • Mark Ingram @ DAL
  • Montell Owens vs NE
  • Jason Snelling @ DET
  • Isaac Redman vs CIN
  • Wide Receiver Tiers

    Elite WR1

  • Calvin Johnson vs ATL
  • Brandon Marshall @ ARI
  • Andre Johnson vs MIN
  • Strong WR1

  • Julio Jones @ DET
  • A.J. Green @ PIT
  • Victor Cruz @ BAL
  • Steve Smith vs OAK
  • Miles Austin vs NO
  • High Floor WR2

  • Randall Cobb vs TEN
  • Michael Crabtree @ SEA
  • Danny Amendola @ TB (PPR)
  • Reggie Wayne @ KC
  • Steve Johnson vs MIA
  • Pierre Garcon @ PHI
  • Wes Welker @ JAX
  • Roddy White @ DET
  • Dez Bryant vs NO
  • Boom/Bust WR2

  • Demaryius Thomas vs CLE
  • Vincent Jackson vs STL
  • Eric Decker vs CLE
  • Mike Wallace vs CIN
  • Marques Colston @ DAL
  • Cecil Shorts vs NE
  • Brandon Lloyd @ JAX
  • Hakeem Nicks @ BAL
  • High Floor WR3/Flex

  • Greg Jennings vs TEN
  • Antonio Brown vs CIN (PPR)
  • Jeremy Maclin vs WAS
  • Justin Blackmon vs NE (PPR)
  • Brian Hartline vs BUF
  • Boom/Bust WR3/Flex

  • James Jones vs TEN
  • Danario Alexander @ NYJ
  • Alshon Jeffery @ ARI
  • Anquan Boldin vs NYG
  • Mike Williams vs STL
  • Lance Moore @ DAL
  • Torrey Smith vs NYG
  • Sidney Rice vs SF
  • Josh Gordon @ DEN
  • T.Y. Hilton @ KC
  • Kenny Britt @ GB
  • What the Heck Flex - WR

  • Jason Avant vs WAS
  • Chris Givens @ TB
  • Brandon Gibson @ TB
  • Nate Washington @ GB
  • Domenik Hixon @ BAL
  • Golden Tate vs SF
  • Rod Streater @ CAR
  • Denarius Moore @ CAR
  • Larry Fitzgerald vs CHI
  • Greg Little @ DEN
  • Dexter McCluster vs IND (PPR)
  • Joe Morgan @ DAL
  • Donnie Avery @ KC
  • Tight Ends Tiers

    Elite TE1

  • Aaron Hernandez @ JAX
  • Jimmy Graham @ DAL
  • Strong TE1

  • Tony Gonzalez @ DET
  • Heath Miller vs CIN
  • Jason Witten @ NO
  • Rob Gronkowski @ JAX (if active)
  • Solid TE1

  • Greg Olsen vs OAK
  • Dennis Pitta vs NYG
  • Hail Mary TE

  • Martellus Bennett @ BAL (non-PPR Upside)
  • Jermichael Finley vs TEN (High Floor)
  • Jermaine Gresham @ PIT (High Floor)
  • Tony Scheffler vs ATL (High Ceiling)
  • Owen Daniels vs MIN (High Floor)
  • Antonio Gates @ NYJ
  • Vernon Davis @ SEA
  • Brandon Myers @ CAR
  • Brent Celek vs WAS (High Floor - PPR)
  • Scott Chandler @ MIA
  • Desperation TE Plays

  • Lance Kendricks @ TB
  • Dallas Clark vs STL
  • Ben Watson @ DEN
  • Anthony Fasano vs BUF
  • Kyle Rudolph @ MIN
  • Jeff Cumberland vs SD
  • Dwayne Allen @ KC
  • Jacob Tamme vs CLE
  • Tony Moeaki vs IND
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