Week 14 Fantasy Rankings & Tiers For Your Playoff Start/Sit Decisions

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Fantasy football playoffs are officially here! (For most of us, at least.)

To help you start strategizing for Week 14 start/sit decisions, I’ve outlined the early version of my fantasy football rankings into tiers so you can better visualize the drop-off in expected production at each position.

As always, there will be a ton of volatility in how I adjust my rankings up until kickoff, so be sure to check my updated rankings before making final decisions. I’ll also publish an updated version of these tiers before Sunday’s kickoff, but for now, let’s dive into the initial version of my Week 14 tiers!

Fantasy Rankings & Tiers

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Quarterback Tiers

Tier 1

Russell Wilson (vs. NYJ)
Patrick Mahomes (@ MIA)

Tier 2

Aaron Rodgers (@ DET)

Tier 3

Josh Allen (vs. PIT)
Deshaun Watson (@ CHI)
Taysom Hill (@ PHI)
Ryan Tannehill (@ JAX)
Tom Brady (vs. MIN)
Kyler Murray (@ NYG)
Justin Herbert (vs. ATL)

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Tier 4

Matt Ryan (@ LAC)
Lamar Jackson (@ CLE)

Tier 5

Philip Rivers (@ LV)
Jared Goff (vs. NE)
Teddy Bridgewater (vs. DEN)
Derek Carr (vs. IND)
Mitchell Trubisky (vs. HOU)
Andy Dalton (@ CIN)
Matthew Stafford (vs. GB)

Tier 6

Mike Glennon (vs. TEN)
Ben Roethlisberger (@ BUF)
Kirk Cousins (@ TB)
Jalen Hurts (vs. NO)
Cam Newton (@ LAR)

Tier 7

Tua Tagovailoa (vs. KC)
Daniel Jones (vs. ARI)
Drew Lock (@ CAR)
Baker Mayfield (vs. BAL)

Tier 8

Nick Mullens (vs. WAS)
Brandon Allen (vs. DAL)
Alex Smith (@ SF)

Tier 9

Sam Darnold (@ SEA)

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Running Back Tiers

Tier 1

Derrick Henry (@ JAX)
Christian McCaffrey (vs. DEN)
Dalvin Cook (@ TB)

Tier 2

James Robinson (vs. TEN)
Aaron Jones (@ DET)

Tier 3

Austin Ekeler (vs. ATL)
Chris Carson (vs. NYJ)

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Michael Reaves/Getty Images. Pictured: Austin Ekeler

Tier 4

Ezekiel Elliott (@ CIN)

Tier 5

David Montgomery (vs. HOU)
Alvin Kamara (@ PHI)
Nick Chubb (vs. BAL)

Tier 6

Myles Gaskin (vs. KC)
Jonathan Taylor (@ LV)
James Conner (@ BUF)
Ronald Jones II (vs. MIN)
Wayne Gallman (vs. ARI)
Kenyan Drake (@ NYG)

Tier 7

Giovani Bernard (vs. DAL)
Clyde Edwards-Helaire (@ MIA)
David Johnson (@ CHI)
Melvin Gordon (@ CAR)
Devontae Booker (vs. IND)

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Tier 8

J.D. McKissic (@ SF)
Raheem Mostert (vs. WAS)
Nyheim Hines (@ LV)
Cam Akers (vs. NE)
Kareem Hunt (vs. BAL)
Devin Singletary (vs. PIT)
J.K. Dobbins (@ CLE)
Miles Sanders (vs. NO)

Tier 9

Peyton Barber (@ SF)
Leonard Fournette (vs. MIN)
Ty Johnson (@ SEA)
Damien Harris (@ LAR)
Chase Edmonds (@ NYG)
Todd Gurley (@ LAC)

Tier 10

Latavius Murray (@ PHI)
D’Andre Swift (vs. GB)
Adrian Peterson (vs. GB)
Jamaal Williams (@ DET)

Tier 11

Tony Pollard (@ CIN)
Mike Davis (vs. DEN)
Jeffery Wilson (vs. WAS)
Duke Johnson Jr. (@ CHI)
James White (@ LAR)

Tier 12

Phillip Lindsay (@ CAR)
Kalen Ballage (vs. ATL)
Zack Moss (vs. PIT)
Darrell Henderson (vs. NE)
Ito Smith (@ LAC)
Le’Veon Bell (@ MIA)
Carlos Hyde (vs. NYJ)
Jalen Richard (vs. IND)
Kerryon Johnson (vs. GB)
Brian Hill (@ LAC)

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Wide Receiver Tiers

Tier 1

Davante Adams (@ DET)
Tyreek Hill (@ MIA)

Tier 2

D.K. Metcalf (vs. NYJ)
Julio Jones (@ LAC)
Calvin Ridley (@ LAC)
Keenan Allen (vs. ATL)
Stefon Diggs (vs. PIT)

Tier 3

Adam Thielen (@ TB)
DeAndre Hopkins (@ NYG)
Robby Anderson (vs. DEN)
Justin Jefferson (@ TB)
Tyler Lockett (vs. NYJ)
Terry McLaurin (@ SF)
A.J. Brown (@ JAX)
Robert Woods (vs. NE)
Allen Robinson (vs. HOU)

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Tier 4

Diontae Johnson (@ BUF)
Curtis Samuel (vs. DEN)
Michael Thomas (@ PHI)
Chris Godwin (vs. MIN)
Cooper Kupp (vs. NE)

Tier 5

Brandin Cooks (@ CHI)
Jarvis Landry (vs. BAL)
DeVante Parker (vs. KC)
Cole Beasley (vs. PIT)
Corey Davis (@ JAX)
Mike Evans (vs. MIN)
Amari Cooper (@ CIN)
CeeDee Lamb (@ CIN)
Juju Smith-Schuster (@ BUF)
Deebo Samuel (vs. WAS)
Tee Higgins (vs. DAL)

Tier 6

Brandon Aiyuk (vs. WAS)
Tyler Boyd (vs. DAL)
D.J. Chark (vs. TEN)
T.Y. Hilton (@ LV)
Keke Coutee (@ CHI)
Jamison Crowder (@ SEA)
Michael Pittman Jr. (@ LV)
Antonio Brown (vs. MIN)
Marvin Jones (vs. GB)
Chase Claypool (@ BUF)
Kenny Golladay (vs. GB)

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Tier 7

Sterling Shepard (vs. ARI)
Mike Williams (vs. ATL)
Breshad Perriman (@ SEA)
Allen Lazard (@ DET)
Tim Patrick (@ CAR)
Jerry Jeudy (@ CAR)
Jakobi Meyers (@ LAR)
Nelson Agholor (vs. IND)
Christian Kirk (@ NYG)
Michael Gallup (@ CIN)
Marquise Brown (@ CLE)
Rashard Higgins (vs. BAL)

Tier 8

Hunter Renfrow (vs. IND)
Darius Slayton (vs. ARI)
Russell Gage (@ LAC)
Sammy Watkins (@ MIA)
Darnell Mooney (vs. HOU)
Henry Ruggs (vs. IND)
Laviska Shenault (vs. TEN)
Golden Tate (vs. ARI)
Gabriel Davis (vs. PIT)
K.J. Hamler (@ CAR)
Anthony Miller (vs. HOU)
Damiere Byrd (@ LAR)
Chad Hansen (@ CHI)
Jalen Reagor (vs. NO)
Cordarrelle Patterson (vs. HOU)

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Tight End Tiers

Tier 1

Travis Kelce (@ MIA)

Tier 2

Darren Waller (vs. IND)

Tier 3

Mark Andrews (@ CLE)
T.J. Hockenson (vs. GB)

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Silas Walker/Getty Images. Pictured: Mark Andrews

Tier 4

Evan Engram (vs. ARI)
Robert Tonyan Jr. (@ DET)

Tier 5

Hunter Henry (vs. ATL)
Noah Fant (@ CAR)
Rob Gronkowski (vs. MIN)
Mike Gesicki (vs. KC)

Tier 6

Eric Ebron (@ BUF)
Dalton Schultz (@ CIN)
Dallas Goedert (vs. NO)
Logan Thomas (@ SF)
Hayden Hurst (@ LAC)
Jordan Reed (vs. WAS)

Tier 7

Jonnu Smith (@ JAX)
Jordan Akins (@ CHI)
Austin Hooper (vs. BAL)
Tyler Higbee (vs. NE)

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Tier 8

Anthony Firkser (@ JAX)
Mo Alie-Cox (@ LV)
Gerald Everett (vs. NE)
Kyle Rudolph (@ TB)
Tyler Eifert (vs. TEN)
Jacob Hollister (vs. NYJ)
Drew Sample (vs. DAL)
Trey Burton (@ LV)
Cole Kmet (vs. HOU)
Zach Ertz (vs. NO)

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Kicker Tiers

Tier 1

Mason Crosby (@ DET)
Ryan Succop (vs. MIN)
Stephen Gostkowski (@ JAX)
Rodrigo Blankenship (@ LV)
Harrison Butker (@ MIA)
Jason Myers (vs. NYJ)
Younghoe Koo (@ LAC)

Tier 2

Wil Lutz (@ PHI)
Matt Prater (vs. GB)
Joey Slye (vs. DEN)
Daniel Carlson (vs. IND)
Justin Tucker (@ CLE)

Tier 3

Michael Badgley (vs. ATL)
Matt Gay (vs. NE)
Greg Zuerlein (@ CIN)
Tyler Bass (vs. PIT)
Brandon McManus (@ CAR)
Robbie Gould (vs. WAS)
Jason Sanders (vs. KC)
Graham Gano (vs. ARI)
Ka’imi Fairbairn (@ CHI)
Zane Gonzalez (@ NYG)

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Tier 4

Chase McLaughlin (vs. TEN)
Cody Parkey (vs. BAL)
Chris Boswell (@ BUF)
Cairo Santos (vs. HOU)
Randy Bullock (vs. DAL)
Nick Folk (@ LAR)

Tier 5

Dan Bailey (@ TB)
Dustin Hopkins (@ SF)
Sergio Castillo (@ SEA)
Jake Elliott (vs. NO)

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Defense Tiers

Tier 1

Seattle Seahawks (vs. NYJ)

Tier 2

New Orleans Saints (@ PHI)
Dallas Cowboys (@ CIN)
San Francisco 49ers (vs. WAS)
Los Angeles Rams (vs. NE)

Tier 3

Carolina Panthers (vs. DEN)
Washington Football Team (@ SF)
Arizona Cardinals (@ NYG)

Tier 4

Kansas City Chiefs (@ MIA)
Tennessee Titans (@ JAX)
Houston Texans (@ CHI)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (vs. MIN)
Pittsburgh Steelers (@ BUF)
Cincinnati Bengals (vs. DAL)
Green Bay Packers (@ DET)
Chicago Bears (vs. HOU)
Buffalo Bills (vs. PIT)
New York Giants (vs. ARI)
Baltimore Ravens (@ CLE)
Atlanta Falcons (@ LAC)

Tier 5

Cleveland Browns (vs. BAL)
New England Patriots (@ LAR)
Denver Broncos (@ CAR)
Los Angeles Chargers (vs. ATL)
Indianapolis Colts (@ LV)

Tier 6

Las Vegas Raiders (vs. IND)
Philadelphia Eagles (vs. NO)
Minnesota Vikings (@ TB)

Tier 7

Miami Dolphins (vs. KC)
New York Jets (@ SEA)
Jacksonville Jaguars (vs. TEN)
Detroit Lions (vs. GB)

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