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Go to Sean Koerner’s updated Week 11 tiers.


The final push for fantasy football playoffs starts now.

To supplement your long-term strategy, I compiled my rest-of-season tiers, complete with week-by-week projections. But, of course, that final push starts with Week 11. So to help you start strategizing your start/sit decisions for this week, 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 11 tiers!

Fantasy Rankings & Tiers

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QUARTERBACKS

Tier 1

Kyler Murray (@ SEA)

Tier 2

Patrick Mahomes (@ LV)
Russell Wilson (vs. ARI)

Tier 3

Lamar Jackson (vs. TEN)

Tier 4

Deshaun Watson (vs. NE)
Justin Herbert (vs. NYJ)
Ben Roethlisberger (@ JAX)

Tier 5

Tom Brady (vs. LAR)
Cam Newton (@ HOU)
Aaron Rodgers (@ IND)
Matt Ryan (@ NO)

Tier 6

Carson Wentz (@ CLE)
Derek Carr (vs. KC)
Jameis Winston (vs. ATL)
Tua Tagovailoa (@ DEN)
Joe Burrow (@ WAS)
Matthew Stafford (@ CAR)
Philip Rivers (vs. GB)
Teddy Bridgewater (vs. DET)

Tier 7

Alex Smith (vs. CIN)
Kirk Cousins (vs. DAL)
Jared Goff (@ TB)
Andy Dalton (@ MIN)
Baker Mayfield (vs. PHI)
Ryan Tannehill (@ BAL)
Drew Lock (vs. MIA)

Tier 8

Jake Luton (vs. PIT)
Joe Flacco (@ LAC)

Tier 9

Taysom Hill (vs. ATL)

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RUNNING BACKS

Tier 1

Dalvin Cook (vs. DAL)

Tier 2

Alvin Kamara (vs. ATL)

Tier 3

Aaron Jones (@ IND)
Josh Jacobs (vs. KC)
Derrick Henry (@ BAL)

Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images. Pictured: Josh Jacobs

Tier 4

Ezekiel Elliott (@ MIN)
Miles Sanders (@ CLE)
James Robinson (vs. PIT)
D’Andre Swift (@ CAR)
Mike Davis (vs. DET)
Nick Chubb (vs. PHI)

Tier 5

Antonio Gibson (vs. CIN)
Kareem Hunt (vs. PHI)
James Conner (@ JAX)
Duke Johnson Jr. (vs. NE)
Clyde Edwards-Helaire (@ LV)

Tier 6

Todd Gurley (@ NO)
Kalen Ballage (vs. NYJ)
Ronald Jones II (vs. LAR)

Tier 7

Melvin Gordon (vs. MIA)
Salvon Ahmed (@ DEN)
Damien Harris (@ HOU)
Kenyan Drake (@ SEA)
J.D. McKissic (vs. CIN)
Leonard Fournette (vs. LAR)
Carlos Hyde (vs. ARI)
La’Mical Perine (@ LAC)
Joe Mixon (@ WAS)
Nyheim Hines (vs. GB)

Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images. Pictured: Leonard Fournette

Tier 8

Chase Edmonds (@ SEA)
Jonathan Taylor (vs. GB)
Giovani Bernard (@ WAS)
J.K. Dobbins (vs. TEN)
Joshua Kelley (vs. NYJ)

Tier 9

Rex Burkhead (@ HOU)
Jamaal Williams (@ IND)
Darrell Henderson (@ TB)
Le’Veon Bell (@ LV)
Jordan Wilkins (vs. GB)
Mark Ingram (vs. TEN)
Malcolm Brown (@ TB)

Tier 10

Latavius Murray (vs. ATL)
Gus Edwards (vs. TEN)
Tony Pollard (@ MIN)
Cam Akers (@ TB)
James White (@ HOU)
Phillip Lindsay (vs. MIA)
Alexander Mattison (vs. DAL)
Alex Collins (vs. ARI)
Brian Hill (@ NO)
Rodney Smith (vs. DET)
Adrian Peterson (@ CAR)
Devontae Booker (vs. KC)
Frank Gore (@ LAC)

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WIDE RECEIVERS

Tier 1

DeAndre Hopkins (@ SEA)
Davante Adams (@ IND)

Tier 2

Tyreek Hill (@ LV)
D.K. Metcalf (vs. ARI)

Tier 3

Julio Jones (@ NO)
Keenan Allen (vs. NYJ)
Terry McLaurin (vs. CIN)

Brett Carlsen/Getty Images. Pictured: Keenan Allen

Tier 4

Tyler Lockett (vs. ARI)
Robby Anderson (vs. DET)

Tier 5

Adam Thielen (vs. DAL)
Michael Thomas (vs. ATL)
Juju Smith-Schuster (@ JAX)
Diontae Johnson (@ JAX)
Cooper Kupp (@ TB)
Justin Jefferson (vs. DAL)
Chase Claypool (@ JAX)
Tee Higgins (@ WAS)
Tyler Boyd (@ WAS)
A.J. Brown (@ BAL)
Will Fuller V (vs. NE)

Tier 6

Robert Woods (@ TB)
Mike Evans (vs. LAR)
Chris Godwin (vs. LAR)
Calvin Ridley (@ NO)

Tier 7

Jamison Crowder (@ LAC)
D.J. Moore (vs. DET)
Amari Cooper (@ MIN)
DeVante Parker (@ DEN)
D.J. Chark (vs. PIT)
Christian Kirk (@ SEA)
Jakobi Meyers (@ HOU)
Brandin Cooks (vs. NE)
CeeDee Lamb (@ MIN)

Ronald Martinez/Getty Images. Pictured: Amari Cooper

Tier 8

Jarvis Landry (vs. PHI)
Kenny Golladay (@ CAR)
Curtis Samuel (vs. DET)
Antonio Brown (vs. LAR)
Jerry Jeudy (vs. MIA)
Marvin Jones (@ CAR)
Travis Fulgham (@ CLE)
Corey Davis (@ BAL)
Mike Williams (vs. NYJ)
Marquise Brown (vs. TEN)
Jalen Reagor (@ CLE)

Tier 9

Michael Pittman Jr. (vs. GB)
Breshad Perriman (@ LAC)
K.J. Hamler (vs. MIA)
Michael Gallup (@ MIN)
Josh Reynolds (@ TB)
Tim Patrick (vs. MIA)
Henry Ruggs (vs. KC)
Denzel Mims (@ LAC)
Rashard Higgins (vs. PHI)
Emmanuel Sanders (vs. ATL)
T.Y. Hilton (vs. GB)
Mecole Hardman (@ LV)

Tier 10

Zach Pascal (vs. GB)
Danny Amendola (@ CAR)
Chris Conley (vs. PIT)
A.J. Green (@ WAS)
Russell Gage (@ NO)
Randall Cobb (vs. NE)
Keelan Cole (vs. PIT)
Jakeem Grant (@ DEN)

Tier 11

Nelson Agholor (vs. KC)
Sammy Watkins (@ LV)
Hunter Renfrow (vs. KC)
Marquez Valdes-Scantling (@ IND)
David Moore (vs. ARI)
Greg Ward Jr. (@ CLE)

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TIGHT ENDS

Tier 1

Travis Kelce (@ LV)

Tier 2

Darren Waller (vs. KC)

Tier 3

Mark Andrews (vs. TEN)

Silas Walker/Getty Images. Pictured: Mark Andrews

Tier 4

Hunter Henry (vs. NYJ)
T.J. Hockenson (@ CAR)
Taysom Hill (vs. ATL)*
Dallas Goedert (@ CLE)
Hayden Hurst (@ NO)
Noah Fant (vs. MIA)

*where Hill has tight end eligibility

Tier 5

Eric Ebron (@ JAX)
Rob Gronkowski (vs. LAR)
Austin Hooper (vs. PHI)
Jonnu Smith (@ BAL)
Mike Gesicki (@ DEN)
Jared Cook (vs. ATL)
Robert Tonyan Jr. (@ IND)
Logan Thomas (vs. CIN)
Dalton Schultz (@ MIN)

Tier 6

Mo Alie-Cox (vs. GB)
Tyler Higbee (@ TB)
Gerald Everett (@ TB)

Tier 7

Trey Burton (vs. GB)
Jordan Akins (vs. NE)
Anthony Firkser (@ BAL)
Irv Smith Jr. (vs. DAL)
Richard Rodgers (@ CLE)
Kyle Rudolph (vs. DAL)
Tyler Eifert (vs. PIT)
Drew Sample (@ WAS)
Greg Olsen (vs. ARI)

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KICKERS

Tier 1

Harrison Butker (@ LV)
Jason Myers (vs. ARI)
Justin Tucker (vs. TEN)

Tier 2

Chris Boswell (@ JAX)
Wil Lutz (vs. ATL)
Michael Badgley (vs. NYJ)
Dan Bailey (vs. DAL)
Rodrigo Blankenship (vs. GB)
Nick Folk (@ HOU)
Zane Gonzalez (@ SEA)
Ryan Succop (vs. LAR)
Mason Crosby (@ IND)

Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images. Pictured: Wil Lutz

Tier 3

Joey Slye (vs. DET)
Matt Prater (@ CAR)
Cody Parkey (vs. PHI)
Ka’imi Fairbairn (vs. NE)
Dustin Hopkins (vs. CIN)
Jason Sanders (@ DEN)
Daniel Carlson (vs. KC)

Tier 4

Randy Bullock (@ WAS)
Younghoe Koo (@ NO)
Matt Gay (@ TB)
Greg Zuerlein (@ MIN)
Stephen Gostkowski (@ BAL)
Jake Elliott (@ CLE)
Brandon McManus (vs. MIA)

Tier 5

Sergio Castillo (@ LAC)
Chase McLaughlin (vs. PIT)

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DEFENSES

Tier 1

Pittsburgh Steelers (@ JAX)

Tier 2

Los Angeles Chargers (vs. NYJ)
Washington Football Team (vs. CIN)
Miami Dolphins (@ DEN)
Cleveland Browns (vs. PHI)
Minnesota Vikings (vs. DAL)

Tier 3

New Orleans Saints (vs. ATL)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (vs. LAR)
New England Patriots (@ HOU)
Cincinnati Bengals (@ WAS)
Baltimore Ravens (vs. TEN)

Tier 4

Carolina Panthers (vs. DET)
Denver Broncos (vs. MIA)
Atlanta Falcons (@ NO)
Detroit Lions (@ CAR)
Houston Texans (vs. NE)
Kansas City Chiefs (@ LV)
Seattle Seahawks (vs. ARI)
Philadelphia Eagles (@ CLE)
Green Bay Packers (@ IND)

Tier 5

Los Angeles Rams (@ TB)
Arizona Cardinals (@ SEA)
New York Jets (@ LAC)
Indianapolis Colts (vs. GB)
Dallas Cowboys (@ MIN)
Tennessee Titans (@ BAL)
Jacksonville Jaguars (vs. PIT)

Tier 6

Las Vegas Raiders (vs. KC)

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