Separating wide receivers into tiers 

August, 28, 2013
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Unlike the running backs, where the talent pool of options worthy of starting for a normal fantasy team just isn’t deep at all, there is tremendous depth at wide receiver. Still, separating those at this position into tiers -- as I did Monday with running backs -- plays an important role and can make life easier and more fun on draft day.

Here are my updated levels of tiers for wide receivers, and since I think it’s important, I’ve sneaked in the names of the relevant tight ends -- there aren’t many, really -- and where they would fit in with others who make their living catching footballs. After all, tight ends can be used in the flex position in most leagues and we do include them in the flex rankings -- yes, they’re coming back! -- during the season. Here we go.

[+] EnlargeCalvin Johnson
Leon Halip/Getty ImagesCalvin Johnson is by far the top option at wide receiver heading into this year.

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