Tiered Rankings for Half PPR Leagues

Aug 29, 2019
Tiered Rankings for Half PPR Leagues

Player tiers are a useful tool for making decisions during your drafts. Those players grouped within the same tier are fairly similar, making them about equally valuable additions to your fantasy team. When you're on the clock and you see several remaining players at one position are in the same tier then you know there's a good chance you can wait another round at that position, as one of the players from that tier is likely to be available. Whichever player that is, he is nearly as good as the player you would get if you drafted that position earlier.


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Below, I will lay out the tiers from our Half PPR rankings at the main offensive positions. But first, let me describe how these tiers were constructed.

Methodology

As described above, the goal in choosing tiers is to have the players within a single tier be easy replacements for one another. In particular, we would like the largest difference in projected fantasy points between any two players in the same tier to be small. The tiers you will see below were constructed by considering every possible way of putting players into tiers and choosing the one where the largest difference in points within a tier is minimized.

As you'll see below, fantasy-relevant players within one tier, in almost all cases, have very similar point projections.

Quarterback

Player Points
Tier 1
Patrick Mahomes 339.5
Tier 2
Deshaun Watson 297.4
Aaron Rodgers 296.4
Baker Mayfield 294.7
Matt Ryan 293.0
Cam Newton 292.4
Carson Wentz 292.2
Kyler Murray 292.2
Jared Goff 292.0
Tier 3
Russell Wilson 288.6
Drew Brees 287.8
Jameis Winston 285.0
Tier 4
Tom Brady 282.5
Dak Prescott 282.2
Lamar Jackson 280.8
Philip Rivers 278.4
Ben Roethlisberger 277.1
Mitch Trubisky 275.0
Tier 5
Josh Allen 262.2
Kirk Cousins 255.8
Jimmy Garoppolo 255.5
Tier 6
Jacoby Brissett 240.2
Sam Darnold 240.0
Andy Dalton 233.6
Derek Carr 232.8
Matthew Stafford 230.8
Nick Foles 230.1
Marcus Mariota 229.8
Tier 7
Joe Flacco 189.6
Eli Manning 148.5
Ryan Fitzpatrick 143.7
Dwayne Haskins 125.2
Case Keenum 99.0
Tier 8
Daniel Jones 63.2
Josh Rosen 40.2
AJ McCarron 30.7
Tier 9
Chad Kelly 20.3
Tim Boyle 13.5
Nick Mullens 12.5
Ryan Tannehill 11.0
Matt Barkley 8.5

Running Backs

Player Points
Tier 1
Saquon Barkley 307.6
Tier 2
Christian McCaffrey 274.5
Alvin Kamara 264.3
Ezekiel Elliott 260.1
Tier 3
David Johnson 238.5
Nick Chubb 232.5
James Conner 231.4
Dalvin Cook 225.1
Tier 4
Joe Mixon 222.7
LeVeon Bell 221.2
Todd Gurley 217.1
Chris Carson 210.4
Aaron Jones 208.3
Tier 5
Leonard Fournette 206.8
Josh Jacobs 203.2
Devonta Freeman 200.8
Tier 6
Damien Williams 191.7
Kerryon Johnson 191.7
Derrick Henry 191.1
Duke Johnson 187.4
David Montgomery 185.9
Phillip Lindsay 183.1
Marlon Mack 181.4
Mark Ingram 177.5
Tier 7
Sony Michel 175.4
Austin Ekeler 165.8
James White 161.5
Miles Sanders 161.1
Tier 8
Melvin Gordon 150.8
Tevin Coleman 149.6
Kenyan Drake 148.9
Matt Breida 139.8
Devin Singletary 139.3
Tarik Cohen 137.8
Latavius Murray 135.6
Derrius Guice 131.1
Tier 9
Darrell Henderson 120.6
Royce Freeman 119.8
Kalen Ballage 119.0
Adrian Peterson 118.1
Rashaad Penny 117.7
LeSean McCoy 109.2
Tier 10
Justice Hill 101.5
Justin Jackson 100.2
C.J. Anderson 98.8
Jalen Richard 95.1
Dion Lewis 94.2
Tony Pollard 92.0
Chris Thompson 89.0
Ty Montgomery 87.4
Tier 11
Dare Ogunbowale 86.3
Peyton Barber 86.2
Giovani Bernard 81.6
Jamaal Williams 81.3
Alexander Mattison 78.2
Jaylen Samuels 77.7
Rex Burkhead 77.1
Jordan Howard 76.0
Ito Smith 75.1
Ryquell Armstead 73.4
Nyheim Hines 69.5
Ronald Jones 69.4
Kareem Hunt 68.8
Chase Edmonds 66.6
Alfred Blue 66.0
Frank Gore 64.6
Wayne Gallman 60.4
Ty Johnson 58.9
Carlos Hyde 57.9
Darren Sproles 56.7
Raheem Mostert 56.0
Devontae Booker 53.8
DeAndre Washington 53.3
Benny Snell Jr. 46.6
Darwin Thompson 44.4
Dontrell Hilliard 44.3
Gus Edwards 44.1
Damien Harris 42.3
Mike Davis 40.3
Malcolm Brown 38.5
Bilal Powell 37.0
Mark Walton 35.5
T.J. Yeldon 32.4
Corey Clement 31.9
Jonathan Williams 31.4
Mike Boone 30.7
Cullen Gillaspia 29.6
David Fluellen 29.3
Brian Hill 25.6
Reggie Bonnafon 24.7
Jordan Scarlett 23.1
C.J. Prosise 21.2
Dwayne Washington 18.3
Paul Perkins 16.8
Qadree Ollison 16.6
Byron Marshall 16.0
Darrel Williams 15.4
James Develin 14.7
Ameer Abdullah 14.3
Jordan Wilkins 12.0
Trenton Cannon 11.0
Alexander Armah 9.4
Dexter Williams 9.1
Andy Janovich 8.8
T.J. Logan 8.2
Alfred Morris 7.9
Kerrith Whyte 5.3
Dalyn Dawkins 3.9
Trayveon Williams 3.2

Wide Receiver

Player Points
Tier 1
DeAndre Hopkins 265.9
Davante Adams 256.7
Odell Beckham 244.7
Julio Jones 244.7
Michael Thomas 240.6
JuJu Smith-Schuster 236.4
Tyreek Hill 234.4
Tier 2
Mike Evans 211.2
Keenan Allen 210.4
Antonio Brown 205.3
Amari Cooper 200.4
Julian Edelman 194.3
Stefon Diggs 187.1
Brandin Cooks 185.3
Adam Thielen 184.5
Robert Woods 183.3
Chris Godwin 182.0
Tyler Lockett 181.5
Tier 3
Kenny Golladay 175.4
T.Y. Hilton 170.6
Cooper Kupp 170.4
D.J. Moore 166.1
Calvin Ridley 164.1
Allen Robinson 161.8
Tyler Boyd 160.9
Mike Williams 159.7
Robby Anderson 158.7
Alshon Jeffery 158.5
Curtis Samuel 156.4
Jarvis Landry 155.3
Marvin Jones 152.6
Dede Westbrook 152.0
Corey Davis 151.7
Christian Kirk 145.7
Sterling Shepard 144.7
Tier 4
A.J. Green 143.8
Josh Gordon 143.3
Emmanuel Sanders 140.6
Sammy Watkins 140.3
Larry Fitzgerald 140.0
Tyrell Williams 139.8
Courtland Sutton 134.6
Will Fuller 129.7
DeSean Jackson 128.4
Dante Pettis 128.0
Michael Gallup 127.1
John Brown 125.7
Keke Coutee 125.5
Jamison Crowder 122.9
Donte Moncrief 122.8
Golden Tate 122.3
Mohamed Sanu 115.4
Albert Wilson 113.3
Marquez Valdes-Scantling 113.0
James Washington 112.4
Tier 5
DK Metcalf 111.7
Anthony Miller 109.5
Geronimo Allison 108.6
Rashard Higgins 107.8
D.J. Chark 105.5
Ted Ginn 102.1
Deebo Samuel 101.3
Quincy Enunwa 101.1
Paul Richardson 100.6
Terry McLaurin 100.0
Cole Beasley 99.1
Preston Williams 91.9
Randall Cobb 91.8
TreQuan Smith 91.3
David Moore 90.8
Marquise Goodwin 90.6
DeVante Parker 88.0
Devin Funchess 86.9
Miles Boykin 84.6
Trey Quinn 83.7
Marquise Brown 82.8
A.J. Brown 81.8
Marqise Lee 81.5
Tier 6
Adam Humphries 78.0
Michael Crabtree 76.9
Danny Amendola 76.1
Jakeem Grant 74.9
Willie Snead 72.7
KeeSean Johnson 72.3
Jalen Hurd 71.9
Parris Campbell 71.4
Taylor Gabriel 71.4
Zay Jones 70.9
Robert Foster 69.1
Breshad Perriman 66.9
Chris Conley 66.1
John Ursua 65.3
DaeSean Hamilton 62.1
Travis Benjamin 61.9
John Ross 61.5
J.J. Nelson 61.2
Hunter Renfrow 59.3
Tim Patrick 58.8
Jarius Wright 58.1
Justin Watson 57.4
JJ Arcega-Whiteside 56.9
Andy Isabella 56.7
Phillip Dorsett 56.1
Nelson Agholor 55.1
Mecole Hardman 54.3
Antonio Callaway 53.5
Keith Kirkwood 53.3
Chad Beebe 53.1
Jake Kumerow 49.6
Olabisi Johnson 49.0
Cody Latimer 46.7
Tier 7
Chris Lacy 46.3
Keelan Cole 46.1
Kendrick Bourne 41.4
Kenny Stills 39.8
Tavon Austin 39.5
Chris Moore 39.0
Josh Bellamy 38.2
N'Keal Harry 35.9
Taywan Taylor 33.8
Tajae Sharpe 32.5
Damion Willis 32.4
Jakobi Meyers 32.2
Ryan Switzer 30.8
Demarcus Robinson 30.5
Gary Jennings 30.4
Kelvin Harmon 29.7
Russell Gage 28.5
Deon Cain 25.6
Alex Erickson 25.6
Trevor Davis 25.1
Dontrelle Inman 25.0
Torrey Smith 24.9
Darius Jennings 24.7
Josh Reynolds 24.2
Bobo Wilson 24.1
Isaiah McKenzie 23.6
Austin Carr 23.0
Justin Hardy 23.0
Bennie Fowler 22.9
Malik Turner 22.7
Cordarrelle Patterson 22.6
Andre Roberts 22.0
Travis Fulgham 21.6
Trent Taylor 20.6
Chris Hogan 19.2
Auden Tate 18.8
Trent Sherfield 18.8
C.J. Board 18.2
Mike Thomas 15.2
DeAndre Carter 15.0
Chester Rogers 15.0
Devin Smith 14.7
Zach Pascal 13.2
Robert Davis 13.0
DeAnthony Thomas 12.8
Russell Shepard 12.7
Juwann Winfree 12.4
Javon Wims 12.2
Allen Hurns 11.4
Darrius Shepherd 10.8
Seth Roberts 9.8
Geremy Davis 8.2
Diontae Johnson 8.1
Mack Hollins 8.1
Gunner Olszewski 8.1
Scott Miller 8.0
Greg Dortch 6.9
Damiere Byrd 6.7

Tight End

Player Points
Tier 1
Travis Kelce 219.0
George Kittle 213.1
Zach Ertz 205.0
Tier 2
Hunter Henry 155.5
Evan Engram 144.9
Tier 3
O.J. Howard 138.1
Jared Cook 135.7
Vance McDonald 128.3
Tier 4
David Njoku 123.8
Trey Burton 118.1
Delanie Walker 115.1
Austin Hooper 113.0
Tier 5
Mark Andrews 106.4
Jimmy Graham 101.9
Jordan Reed 100.5
Greg Olsen 100.2
Darren Waller 95.0
Tier 6
Kyle Rudolph 91.0
Chris Herndon 90.9
Eric Ebron 83.1
Tyler Eifert 79.3
Dallas Goedert 78.7
Tier 7
Will Dissly 76.1
Jack Doyle 75.8
Vernon Davis 71.6
Ben Watson 70.2
T.J. Hockenson 69.0
Jason Witten 68.8
Noah Fant 67.3
Gerald Everett 64.5
Darren Fells 62.2
Tier 8
Mike Gesicki 59.0
Geoff Swaim 57.7
Matt LaCosse 52.7
Josh Oliver 49.6
Tier 9
Dawson Knox 39.2
Ian Thomas 37.1
Rhett Ellison 37.0
Cameron Brate 35.5
Jesse James 33.4
Tyler Higbee 33.1
Blake Jarwin 32.4
Jeff Heuerman 28.0
Hayden Hurst 27.6
C.J. Uzomah 27.1
Jordan Thomas 26.3
Blake Bell 26.1
Adam Shaheen 26.0
Jonnu Smith 25.9
Nick Vannett 25.8
Tier 10
Demetrius Harris 24.7
Ryan Griffin 23.1
Nick O'Leary 23.0
James O'Shaughnessy 22.9
Irv Smith Jr. 22.8
Tommy Sweeney 22.4
Xavier Grimble 21.8
Charles Clay 21.6
Luke Stocker 21.5
Mo Alie-Cox 21.0
Robert Tonyan 19.7
Ross Dwelley 17.5
Deon Yelder 17.5
Josh Hill 17.4
Lee Smith 16.8
Jordan Akins 15.8
Tyler Conklin 15.8
Dalton Schultz 15.6
Logan Thomas 15.3
Drew Sample 13.5
Troy Fumagalli 13.5
Virgil Green 13.1
Durham Smythe 12.6
Anthony Firkser 12.1
Foster Moreau 11.8
Ryan Izzo 9.9
Jeremy Sprinkle 9.1
Antony Auclair 8.9
Zach Gentry 8.1
Kaden Smith 8.1
Kahale Warring 7.9
Marcedes Lewis 7.9
Nick Boyle 7.3
Derek Carrier 7.2
Chris Manhertz 7.1
Maxx Williams 6.7
Sean Culkin 4.1
Jace Sternberger 3.9
Ben Braunecker 3.4
Lance Kendricks 0.0
Levine Toilolo 0.0
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