Ranking players by position is an integral part of fantasy football preparation. But grouping them into tiers is crucial to identifying the value you might be leaving in the draft room. For example, if you’re on the clock and looking at several quarterbacks in the same tier, it could make sense to wait for a round — someone equally as worthy will probably be available with your next pick.
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Tiers can also help group players with similar expectations based on upside and floor. Most importantly, we don't want to pay more than the next drafter for a similar player.
ADP = PPR (Fantasy Pros based on ESPN, Fantrax, MFL and RTSports)
Last Updated: Aug. 25, 2021
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Given Travis Kelce‘s consistent track record, he probably belongs in a tier alone. However, Darren Waller and George Kittle are the two players who theoretically offer a similar range of outcomes as talented mismatches serving as target hogs in their respective offenses. The Tier 1 trio consists of the only tight ends to top two yards per route run in 2020 (minimum 200 snaps). Think of them more as alpha-receivers than tight ends.