There are many new faces to tiers 1 and 2 in week 7. Justin Blackmon and Josh Gordon continue to be second year studs. Nelson, Garcon, Jackson, Wayne, and Brown should dominate targets on their teams this week. Wes Welker and Demaryius Thomas are now virtually equals.
The gap between tier 2 and tier 3 is intuitive. Eric Decker, Torrey Smith, Hakeem Nicks, TY Hilton, Larry Fitzgerald, and Steve Smith have all been boom or bust over the last few games. Alshon Jeffery and Keenan Allen have both shown promise, but over few data points.
The high variance players in tiers 5 and higher are still questionable for this week: James Jones, Roddy White, Cecil Shorts, and Danny Amendola.
Tier 1: Dez Bryant, A.J. Green, Brandon Marshall, DeSean Jackson, Victor Cruz
Tier 2: Demaryius Thomas, Wes Welker, Calvin Johnson, Justin Blackmon, Josh Gordon, Jordy Nelson, Pierre Garcon, Vincent Jackson, Reggie Wayne, Antonio Brown
Tier 3: Eric Decker, Andre Johnson, Torrey Smith, Hakeem Nicks, Alshon Jeffery, Keenan Allen, Ty Hilton, Mike Wallace, Larry Fitzgerald, Steve Smith
Tier 4: Anquan Boldin, Rueben Randle, Julian Edelman, James Jones, Roddy White
Tier 5: Greg Jennings, Mike Williams, Kenbrell Thompkins, Brian Hartline, Michael Floyd, Vincent Brown, Cecil Shorts
Tier 6: Terrance Williams, Harry Douglas, Emmanuel Sanders, Steve Johnson, Golden Tate, Aaron Dobson, Stephen Hill, Danny Amendola
Tier 7: Kendall Wright, Robert Woods, Brandon LaFell, Dwayne Bowe, Jerome Simpson, Jarrett Boykin, DeAndre Hopkins
Tier 8: Miles Austin, Kris Durham, Nate Washington, Marlon Brown, Jeremy Kerley, Chris Givens, Austin Pettis