Fantasy Rankings To Guide You Through Playoff Start/Sit Decisions For Week 15

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It’s fantasy football playoff semifinals weekend!

To help you make these critical start/sit decisions, I’ve outlined the latest version of my fantasy football rankings into tiers so you can better visualize the drop-off in expected production at each position. Note that these are as of Saturday afternoon and final inactives could still impact certain players, so be sure to check my updated rankings before making your final decisions.

Fantasy Rankings & Tiers

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Quarterbacks

Tier 1

Patrick Mahomes (@ NO)
Kyler Murray (vs. PHI)
Josh Allen (@ DEN)
Lamar Jackson (vs. JAX)
Aaron Rodgers (vs. CAR)

Tier 2

Russell Wilson (@ WAS)
Jalen Hurts (@ ARI)
Tom Brady (@ ATL)

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Tier 3

Deshaun Watson (@ IND)
Ryan Tannehill (vs. DET)
Justin Herbert (@ LV)
Jared Goff (vs. NYJ)

Tier 4

Derek Carr (vs. LAC)
Ben Roethlisberger (@ CIN)
Philip Rivers (vs. HOU)

Tier 5

Mitchell Trubisky (@ MIN)
Teddy Bridgewater (@ GB)
Kirk Cousins (vs. CHI)

Tier 6

Matt Ryan (vs. TB)
Matthew Stafford (@ TEN)
Drew Brees (vs. KC)
Cam Newton (@ MIA)

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Maddie Meyer/Getty Images. Pictured: Cam Newton

Tier 7

Baker Mayfield (@ NYG)
Andy Dalton (vs. SF)
Tua Tagovailoa (vs. NE)
Nick Mullens (@ DAL)
Drew Lock (vs. BUF)
Gardner Minshew (@ BAL)

Tier 8

Dwayne Haskins (vs. SEA)
Colt McCoy (vs. CLE)

Tier 9

Sam Darnold (@ LAR)
Ryan Finley (vs. PIT)

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Running Backs

Tier 1

Dalvin Cook (vs. CHI)
Derrick Henry (vs. DET)

Tier 2

Alvin Kamara (vs. KC)

Tier 3

Aaron Jones (vs. CAR)
Austin Ekeler (@ LV)

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Michael Reaves/Getty Images. Pictured: Austin Ekeler

Tier 4

Jonathan Taylor (vs. HOU)
Nick Chubb (@ NYG)
Mike Davis (@ GB)
David Montgomery (@ MIN)

Tier 5

James Robinson (@ BAL)
Josh Jacobs (vs. LAC)
Cam Akers (vs. NYJ)
Chris Carson (@ WAS)
Miles Sanders (@ ARI)

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Tier 6

D’Andre Swift (@ TEN)
Kenyan Drake (vs. PHI)
Ezekiel Elliott (vs. SF)
J.K. Dobbins (vs. JAX)

Tier 7

Leonard Fournette (@ ATL)
Wayne Gallman (vs. CLE)
Clyde Edwards-Helaire (@ NO)
Kareem Hunt (@ NYG)
Melvin Gordon (vs. BUF)
J.D. McKissic (vs. SEA)
Nyheim Hines (vs. HOU)
James Conner (@ CIN)
David Johnson (@ IND)
Raheem Mostert (@ DAL)

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Peter G. Aiken/Getty Images. Pictured: Raheem Mostert

Tier 8

Sony Michel (@ MIA)
Jeffery Wilson (@ DAL)
Chase Edmonds (vs. PHI)
James White (@ MIA)
Devin Singletary (@ DEN)
Zack Moss (@ DEN)

Tier 9

Peyton Barber (vs. SEA)
Tony Pollard (vs. SF)
Latavius Murray (vs. KC)
Todd Gurley (vs. TB)
DeAndre Washington (vs. NE)
Gus Edwards (vs. JAX)
Ito Smith (vs. TB)
Jamaal Williams (vs. CAR)
Giovani Bernard (vs. PIT)

Tier 10

Lynn Bowden (vs. NE)
Matt Breida (vs. NE)
Kalen Ballage (@ LV)
LeSean McCoy (@ ATL)
Phillip Lindsay (vs. BUF)
Devontae Booker (vs. LAC)
Trayveon Williams (vs. PIT)
Ty Johnson (@ LAR)
Samaje Perine (vs. PIT)
Carlos Hyde (@ WAS)
Salvon Ahmed (vs. NE)
Le’Veon Bell (@ NO)

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Wide Receivers

Tier 1

Davante Adams (vs. CAR)
Tyreek Hill (@ NO)

Tier 2

Calvin Ridley (vs. TB)
Stefon Diggs (@ DEN)
DeAndre Hopkins (vs. PHI)

Tier 3

Allen Robinson (@ MIN)
D.K. Metcalf (@ WAS)
A.J. Brown (vs. DET)

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Abbie Parr/Getty Images. Pictured: Seahawks WR D.K. Metcalf

Tier 4

Adam Thielen (vs. CHI)
Brandon Aiyuk (@ DAL)
Justin Jefferson (vs. CHI)

Tier 5

Robby Anderson (@ GB)
Robert Woods (vs. NYJ)
Cooper Kupp (vs. NYJ)
Terry McLaurin (vs. SEA)
Tyler Lockett (@ WAS)

Tier 6

Diontae Johnson (@ CIN)
Keenan Allen (@ LV)
Brandin Cooks (@ IND)
Chris Godwin (@ ATL)
Mike Evans (@ ATL)
Cole Beasley (@ DEN)
Juju Smith-Schuster (@ CIN)
Jarvis Landry (@ NYG)

Tier 7

Curtis Samuel (@ GB)
T.Y. Hilton (vs. HOU)
D.J. Moore (@ GB)
Amari Cooper (vs. SF)
Corey Davis (vs. DET)
Marvin Jones (@ TEN)
Antonio Brown (@ ATL)
Nelson Agholor (vs. LAC)

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Sean Gardner/Getty Images. Pictured: D.J. Moore

Tier 8

CeeDee Lamb (vs. SF)
Russell Gage (vs. TB)
Chase Claypool (@ CIN)
Tim Patrick (vs. BUF)
Michael Pittman Jr. (vs. HOU)
Emmanuel Sanders (vs. KC)

Tier 9

Marquise Brown (vs. JAX)
Christian Kirk (vs. PHI)
Sterling Shepard (vs. CLE)
D.J. Chark (@ BAL)
Rashard Higgins (@ NYG)
DeVante Parker (vs. NE)
Hunter Renfrow (vs. LAC)
Keke Coutee (@ IND)

Tier 10

Jakobi Meyers (@ MIA)
Jerry Jeudy (vs. BUF)
Michael Gallup (vs. SF)
Gabriel Davis (@ DEN)
Tre’Quan Smith (vs. KC)
Chad Hansen (@ IND)

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Grant Halverson/Getty Images. Pictured: Tre’Quan Smith

Tier 11

Tyler Boyd (vs. PIT)
Allen Lazard (vs. CAR)
Tee Higgins (vs. PIT)
Kendrick Bourne (@ DAL)
Darius Slayton (vs. CLE)
Sammy Watkins (@ NO)
K.J. Hamler (vs. BUF)
Jamison Crowder (@ LAR)
Keelan Cole (@ BAL)
Breshad Perriman (@ LAR)
Marquez Valdes-Scantling (vs. CAR)
Laviska Shenault (@ BAL)
Denzel Mims (@ LAR)

Tier 12

Darnell Mooney (@ MIN)
Damiere Byrd (@ MIA)
Anthony Miller (@ MIN)
Danny Amendola (@ TEN)
Golden Tate (vs. CLE)

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Tight Ends

Tier 1

Travis Kelce (@ NO)

Tier 2

Darren Waller (vs. LAC)

Tier 3

Mark Andrews (vs. JAX)

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Silas Walker/Getty Images. Pictured: Mark Andrews

Tier 4

T.J. Hockenson (@ TEN)

Tier 5

Robert Tonyan Jr. (vs. CAR)
Hunter Henry (@ LV)

Tier 6

Rob Gronkowski (@ ATL)
Evan Engram (vs. CLE)
Eric Ebron (@ CIN)

Tier 7

Logan Thomas (vs. SEA)
Dallas Goedert (@ ARI)
Noah Fant (vs. BUF)
Dalton Schultz (vs. SF)
Hayden Hurst (vs. TB)
Jared Cook (vs. KC)
Jonnu Smith (vs. DET)

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Rob Carr/Getty Images. Pictured: Jonnu Smith

Tier 8

Jordan Reed (@ DAL)
Cole Kmet (@ MIN)

Tier 9

Tyler Higbee (vs. NYJ)
Jordan Akins (@ IND)
Irv Smith Jr. (vs. CHI)
Dawson Knox (@ DEN)
Gerald Everett (vs. NYJ)

Tier 10

Zach Ertz (@ ARI)
Austin Hooper (@ NYG)

Tier 11

Cameron Brate (@ ATL)
Jacob Hollister (@ WAS)
Trey Burton (vs. HOU)
Tyler Eifert (@ BAL)
Adam Shaheen (vs. NE)

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KICKERS

Tier 1

Justin Tucker (vs. JAX)
Rodrigo Blankenship (vs. HOU)
Ryan Succop (@ ATL)
Daniel Carlson (vs. LAC)
Harrison Butker (@ NO)
Jason Sanders (vs. NE)

Tier 2

Stephen Gostkowski (vs. DET)
Younghoe Koo (vs. TB)
Tyler Bass (@ DEN)
Wil Lutz (vs. KC)
Matt Gay (vs. NYJ)
Mike Nugent (vs. PHI)

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Harry How/Getty Images. Pictured: Rams kicker Matt Gay

Tier 3

Chris Boswell (@ CIN)
Ka’imi Fairbairn (@ IND)
Greg Zuerlein (vs. SF)
Michael Badgley (@ LV)
Robbie Gould (@ DAL)
Matt Prater (@ TEN)
Graham Gano (vs. CLE)
Joey Slye (@ GB)
Cairo Santos (@ MIN)
Cody Parkey (@ NYG)
Taylor Russolino (vs. BUF)
Mason Crosby (vs. CAR)
Nick Folk (@ MIA)

Tier 4

Jason Myers (@ WAS)
Dustin Hopkins (vs. SEA)
Dan Bailey (vs. CHI)
Aldrick Rosas (@ BAL)
Austin Seibert (vs. PIT)
Jake Elliott (@ ARI)
Chase McLaughlin (@ LAR)

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DEFENSES

Tier 1

Pittsburgh Steelers (@ CIN)
Los Angeles Rams (vs. NYJ)

Tier 2

Seattle Seahawks (@ WAS)
Baltimore Ravens (vs. JAX)
Cleveland Browns (@ NYG)

Tier 3

Buffalo Bills (@ DEN)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (@ ATL)
San Francisco 49ers (@ DAL)
Indianapolis Colts (vs. HOU)
Miami Dolphins (vs. NE)

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Justin K. Aller/Getty Images. Pictured: Tre’Davious White celebrating

Tier 4

Minnesota Vikings (vs. CHI)
New England Patriots (@ MIA)
Dallas Cowboys (vs. SF)
Green Bay Packers (vs. CAR)
Tennessee Titans (vs. DET)
Arizona Cardinals (vs. PHI)
Washington Football Team (vs. SEA)

Tier 5

Las Vegas Raiders (vs. LAC)
Chicago Bears (@ MIN)

Tier 6

New York Giants (vs. CLE)
Denver Broncos (vs. BUF)
Philadelphia Eagles (@ ARI)
Kansas City Chiefs (@ NO)
Cincinnati Bengals (vs. PIT)
Atlanta Falcons (vs. TB)
Houston Texans (@ IND)
New Orleans Saints (vs. KC)
Los Angeles Chargers (@ LV)

Tier 7

New York Jets (@ LAR)
Jacksonville Jaguars (@ BAL)
Detroit Lions (@ TEN)
Carolina Panthers (@ GB)

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