Tier 1 and 2 have no real surprises this week. Cecil Shorts debuts in tier 3 in the first week for the Jaguars without Justin Blackmon. Anyone in the tier 1, 2 or 3 needs to be started.
Tier 4 is where it get shaky. We have Hakeem Nicks who has been out of sync this entire year, Mike Wallace who only has 1 TD on the year, Harry Douglas who faces Richard Sherman this week, and others who have typically had mediocre fantasy production.
This will be a tough week for WR in some leagues with only 29 WR’s in tier 4 or higher. After Anquan Boldin, the drop to Emmanuel Sanders in tier 5 is steep.
Tier 1: Calvin Johnson, Dez Bryant, A.J. Green, Brandon Marshall, Demaryius Thomas, Wes Welker
Tier 2: Pierre Garcon, DeSean Jackson, Victor Cruz, Keenan Allen, Antonio Brown, Andre Johnson, Ty Hilton, Vincent Jackson, Jordy Nelson, Eric Decker
Tier 3: Larry Fitzgerald, Alshon Jeffery, Cecil Shorts, Torrey Smith
Tier 4: Hakeem Nicks, Golden Tate, Mike Wallace, Terrance Williams, Kendall Wright, Denarius Moore, Harry Douglas, Steve Smith, Anquan Boldin
Tier 5: Emmanuel Sanders, Riley Cooper, James Jones, Michael Floyd, Marvin Jones, Steve Johnson, Brian Hartline, Marques Colston, Percy Harvin
Tier 6: Lance Moore, Greg Jennings, Rueben Randle, Roddy White, Doug Baldwin, Nate Washington, DeAndre Hopkins, Kris Durham, Jarrett Boykin, Kenny Stills, Marlon Brown, Eddie Royal, Mike Brown
Tier 7: Darrius Heyward-Bey, Brandon LaFell, Jerricho Cotchery, Vincent Brown, Rod Streater, Chris Givens, Leonard Hankerson
Tier 8: Jermaine Kearse, Robert Meachem