2016 Tier 1 Fantasy Football Players

So the Tier 1 player has been a concept of mine for a while now but for potential new eyes or just to more firmly establish it here’s an explanation. Every year, pre-draft, there are a select group of players who everyone drafting KNOWS are going to be good. It’s been guys like Antonio Brown last year, Adrian Peterson, Aaron Rodgers, Drew Brees, Julio Jones, Gronk and so on. Guys who are building blocks to a successful team, 1st round picks and players who are as close to a guarantee as you can get. Here are the players I think fit this this criteria this year. The Tier 1.A is a drop-off from guys who are Tier 1 but who are not that big a drop-off or who I could consider making the leap to top level production.


  1. Cam Newton
  2. Russell Wilson
  3. Drew Brees
  4. Ben Roethlisberger
  5. Aaron Rodgers

Tier 1.A

  1. Blake Bortles
  2. Tom Brady
  3. Carson Palmer
  4. Andy Dalton
  5. Kirk Cousins


  1. Adrian Peterson
  2. Doug Martin
  3. Le’Veon Bell(nervously)
  4. Devonta Freeman

RB Tier 1.A

  1. Todd Gurley
  2. David Johnson(nervously)
  3. Jamaal Charles (also nervously)
  4. Lamar Miller


  1. Julio Jones
  2. Antonio Brown
  3. DeAndre Hopkins
  4. Odell Beckham Jr.
  5. A.J Green

WR Tier 1.A

  1. Allen Robinson
  2. Brandon Marshall(only because of QB situation)
  3. Jordy Nelson/Randall Cobb
  4. Doug Baldwin (very nervously)



TE Tier 1.A

  1. Jordan Reed
  2. Greg Olsen
  3. Delanie Walker
  4. Tyler Eifert
  5. Travis Kelce

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