Koerner’s Week 16 Fantasy Football Tiers: This Is No Time to Get Cute


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Dec 23, 2018, 06:12 AM EST
  • Sean Koerner -- the No. 1 in-season fantasy football ranker in 2015, 2016 and 2017 -- takes a detailed look at his Week 16 tiers for every position: quarterback, running back, wide receiver, tight end, defense and kicker.
  • Use the strategies outlined below to build the most optimal starting lineup for your fantasy football team.

Below you’ll find my tiers for Week 16 fantasy football. These are based on standard scoring and cover every position.

As a reminder, these tiers are not updated after publication. If you want my most up-to-date rankings for PPR, Standard and Half-Point PPR leagues, check out this post.

Jump to a position: Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | Kicker | Defense


Tier 1
Patrick Mahomes (@ SEA)

If there’s one thing to nitpick on about the No. 1 quarterback in fantasy football, it’s his lack of rushing stats from the past two games. He has zero combined rushing yards in those games. C’mon Mahomes!

Tier 2
Andrew Luck (vs. NYG)
Drew Brees (vs. PIT)
Russell Wilson (vs. KC)

This is a solid group to be relying on in your fantasy football finals matchup this week. Each QB possesses` a high floor/ceiling combo this week.

Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9).

Brees may have been underwhelming for fantasy owners as of late. He has failed to clear 205 passing yards in four straight games, while throwing for multiple touchdowns in just one of those games.

Keep in mind that the Saints just played three straight road games. Brees is historically much better at home, and he gets the Steelers this week. We should see Brees bounce back in a big way.

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