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2017 STATS Fantasy Football: Week 12 Tiers

By: STATS LLC

Due to the short week, I’m posting the fantasy football Tiers a day early. We are officially done with bye weeks, so all 32 teams play this week. We also have a ton of injuries, teams that haven’t announced a starting QB yet, and general information I will use to update my projections before the games start.

Don’t forget, these tiers reflect non-PPR scoring. The number in parentheses next to the player’s matchup indicates how many tiers they’d move up or down in PPR scoring. One thing to note – just because a RB may see a couple receptions doesn’t mean they would simply get a +1 rating. Keep in mind that these PPR ratings factor in the players surrounding him, so if he’s expected to get 2.0 rec, but surrounded by players getting 3+ receptions, he could actually sink a bit, relatively speaking. Just remember that these are dynamic and do factor that aspect in.

The FLEX Rating is a number that allows you to compare each tier across the RB/WR/TE positions for FLEX decisions.

Without further ado, here are the Week 12 tiers:

Quarterbacks

Tier 1

Russell Wilson (@ SF)
Tom Brady (vs MIA)

Tier 2

Alex Smith (vs BUF)
Kirk Cousins (vs NYG)
Carson Wentz (vs CHI)
Matt Ryan (vs TB)
Cam Newton (@ NYJ)

Tier 3

Ben Roethlisberger (vs GB)
Dak Prescott (vs LAC)
Marcus Mariota (@ IND)
Jared Goff (vs NO)
Drew Brees (@ LAR)

Tier 4

Matthew Stafford (vs MIN)
Philip Rivers (@ DAL)
Andy Dalton (vs CLE)

Tier 5

Ryan Fitzpatrick (@ ATL)
Jacoby Brissett (vs TEN)
Case Keenum (@ DET)
Derek Carr (vs DEN)
Tyrod Taylor (@ KC)

Tier 6

Paxton Lynch (@ OAK)
Blake Bortles (@ ARI)
C.J. Beathard (vs SEA)
Joe Flacco (vs HOU)
Josh McCown (vs CAR)
Eli Manning (@ WAS)

Tier 7

Matt Moore (@ NE)
Blaine Gabbert (vs JAX)
DeShone Kizer (@ CIN)
Mitchell Trubisky (@ PHI)
Brett Hundley (@ PIT)

Tier Savage

Tom Savage (@ BAL)

Running Backs

Tier 1 (FLEX Rating: 17.5)

Le’Veon Bell (vs GB)
Todd Gurley (vs NO)

Tier 2 (15.0)

Kareem Hunt (vs BUF)

Tier 3 (13.0)

Leonard Fournette (@ ARI)
LeSean McCoy (@ KC)
Mark Ingram (@ LAR)
Melvin Gordon (@ DAL)
Alvin Kamara (@ LAR)

Tier 4 (11.0)

Lamar Miller (@ BAL)
Jordan Howard (@ PHI)
Carlos Hyde (vs SEA)
Samaje Perine (vs NYG)
Adrian Peterson (vs JAX)
Joe Mixon (vs CLE)

Tier 5 (10.0)

Devonta Freeman (vs TB)
Alex Collins (vs HOU)
DeMarco Murray (@ IND)
Dion Lewis (vs MIA)
Alfred Morris (vs LAC)
Tevin Coleman (vs TB)
Christian McCaffrey (@ NYJ)
Orleans Darkwa (@ WAS)

Tier 6 (9.0)

Jerick McKinnon (@ DET)
Latavius Murray (@ DET)
Doug Martin (@ ATL)
Jay Ajayi (vs CHI)
Rex Burkhead (vs MIA)
Jamaal Williams (@ PIT)
Frank Gore (vs TEN)
Marshawn Lynch (vs DEN)
Ameer Abdullah (vs MIN)
Isaiah Crowell (@ CIN)
Bilal Powell (vs CAR)

Tier 7 (7.0)

Devontae Booker (@ OAK)
C.J. Anderson (@ OAK)
Damien Williams (@ NE)
Duke Johnson Jr. (@ CIN)
Derrick Henry (@ IND)
Elijah McGuire (vs CAR)
Austin Ekeler (@ DAL)
Kenyan Drake (@ NE)
Marlon Mack (vs TEN)
Jonathan Stewart (@ NYJ)

Tier 8 (5.5)

Rod Smith (vs LAC)
Danny Woodhead (vs HOU)
J.D. McKissic (@ SF)
Theo Riddick (vs MIN)
T.J. Yeldon (@ ARI)
James White (vs MIA)

Wide Receivers

Tier 1 (13.0)

Antonio Brown (vs GB)

Tier 2 (11.5)

Julio Jones (vs TB)
A.J. Green (vs CLE)

Tier 3 (10.5)

Michael Thomas (@ LAR)
Brandin Cooks (-1, vs MIA)
Doug Baldwin (@ SF)
Mike Evans (@ ATL)

Tier 4 (9.5)

Adam Thielen (@ DET)
Tyreek Hill (-1, vs BUF)
Keenan Allen (@ DAL)
Dez Bryant (vs LAC)

Tier 5 (9.0)

Alshon Jeffery (vs CHI)
Larry Fitzgerald (+1, vs JAX)
T.Y. Hilton (vs TEN)
DeAndre Hopkins (@ BAL)
Devin Funchess (@ NYJ)
Michael Crabtree (vs DEN)
Stefon Diggs (@ DET)
Golden Tate (vs MIN)
Demaryius Thomas (@ OAK)
Cooper Kupp (vs NO)

Tier 6 (8.0)

Jarvis Landry (+1, @ NE)
Amari Cooper (vs DEN)
Juju Smith-Schuster (vs GB)
Robby Anderson (vs CAR)
Jamison Crowder (vs NYG)
Rishard Matthews (@ IND)
Sammy Watkins (-1, vs NO)
Jeremy Maclin (vs HOU)
Sterling Shepard (@ WAS)
Emmanuel Sanders (@ OAK)
Mohamed Sanu (vs TB)
Marvin Jones Jr. (vs MIN)
Davante Adams (@ PIT)
DeVante Parker (@ NE)

Tier 7 (7.0)

Marqise Lee (@ ARI)
Ted Ginn Jr. (@ LAR)
Paul Richardson (@ SF)
Josh Doctson (vs NYG)
Kenny Stills (@ NE)
DeSean Jackson (@ ATL)

Tier 8 (6.0)

Nelson Agholor (vs CHI)
Corey Davis (@ IND)
Danny Amendola (+1, vs MIA)
Corey Coleman (@ CIN)
Jermaine Kearse (vs CAR)
Marquise Goodwin (vs SEA)
Tyler Lockett (@ SF)
Mike Wallace (vs HOU)
Martavis Bryant (vs GB)
Brandon LaFell (vs CLE)
Jordy Nelson (@ PIT)
Terrance Williams (vs LAC)
Dontrelle Inman (@ PHI)

Tier 9 (5.0)

Randall Cobb (@ PIT)
Mike Williams (@ DAL)
Taylor Gabriel (vs TB)

Tight Ends

Tier 1 (10.0)

Rob Gronkowski (vs MIA)
Travis Kelce (vs BUF)

Tier 2 (9.5)

Zach Ertz (vs CHI)

Tier 3 (8.5)

Evan Engram (@ WAS)

Tier 4 (7.5)

Jimmy Graham (@ SF)

Tier 5 (7.0)

Delanie Walker (@ IND)
Greg Olsen (@ NYJ)
Vernon Davis (vs NYG)

Tier 6 (6.5)

Jared Cook (vs DEN)
Jack Doyle (vs TEN)
Austin Seferian-Jenkins (vs CAR)

Tier 7 (6.0)

Jason Witten (vs LAC)
Austin Hooper (vs TB)
Tyler Kroft (vs CLE)
Kyle Rudolph (@ DET)
Jordan Reed (vs NYG)

Tier 8 (5.0)

Hunter Henry (@ DAL)
Cameron Brate (@ ATL)
Charles Clay (@ KC)
Benjamin Watson (vs HOU)

Kickers

Tier 1

Stephen Gostkowski (vs MIA)

Tier 2

Matt Bryant (vs TB)
Greg Zuerlein (vs NO)
Harrison Butker (vs BUF)

Tier 3

Jake Elliott (vs CHI)
Nick Rose (vs NYG)
Chris Boswell (vs GB)
Wil Lutz (@ LAR)
Kai Forbath (@ DET)
Ryan Succop (@ IND)

Tier 4

Giorgio Tavecchio (vs DEN)
Blair Walsh (@ SF)
Justin Tucker (vs HOU)
Nick Novak (@ DAL)
Mike Nugent (vs LAC)

Tier 5

Matt Prater (vs MIN)
Graham Gano (@ NYJ)
Randy Bullock (vs CLE)
Josh Lambo (@ ARI)
Adam Vinatieri (vs TEN)

Tier 6

Patrick Murray (@ ATL)
Brandon McManus (@ OAK)
Stephen Hauschka (@ KC)
Robbie Gould (vs SEA)
Aldrick Rosas (@ WAS)
Chandler Catanzaro (vs CAR)
Phil Dawson (vs JAX)

Tier 7

Cody Parkey (@ NE)
Cairo Santos (@ PHI)
Ka’imi Fairbairn (@ BAL)
Zane Gonzalez (@ CIN)
Mason Crosby (@ PIT)

Defenses

Tier 1

Pittsburgh Steelers (vs GB)
Cincinnati Bengals (vs CLE)
Jacksonville Jaguars (@ ARI)

Tier 2

Baltimore Ravens (vs HOU)
Philadelphia Eagles (vs CHI)
Seattle Seahawks (@ SF)
New England Patriots (vs MIA)

Tier 3

Carolina Panthers (@ NYJ)
Kansas City Chiefs (vs BUF)
Atlanta Falcons (vs TB)
Washington Redskins (vs NYG)
Oakland Raiders (vs DEN)

Tier 4

Tennessee Titans (@ IND)
Minnesota Vikings (@ DET)
Arizona Cardinals (vs JAX)
New York Jets (vs CAR)
Houston Texans (@ BAL)

Tier 5

Dallas Cowboys (vs LAC)
Indianapolis Colts (vs TEN)
Los Angeles Chargers (@ DAL)
Denver Broncos (@ OAK)
Detroit Lions (vs MIN)
Cleveland Browns (@ CIN)
San Francisco 49ers (vs SEA)
Los Angeles Rams (vs NO)

Tier 6

New York Giants (@ WAS)
Green Bay Packers (@ PIT)
New Orleans Saints (@ LAR)
Chicago Bears (@ PHI)
Buffalo Bills (@ KC)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (@ ATL)

Tier 7

Miami Dolphins (@ NE)