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If you need a reason to prioritize receiver within your first couple of draft picks, look no further than the third and fourth tiers. 

It's a good group, no doubt, but it's a slew of players with all kinds of potential pitfalls. Things like bad quarterbacks, injury concerns, likely regression and new offensive systems hold them back from reaching their potential.

Call them flawed, but also call them high-upside. How many of them can you rule out for 1,000 total yards or seven-plus touchdowns? We know they all won't do it ... but each one has that potential. That's why they're there. 

Here's a pre-draft exercise for you: Review each wideout in the third and fourth tiers and figure out if you'd be all right with them as your No. 2 receiver. Those who fit that bill in your mind should be elevated to the top of the third tier. Those who don't shouldn't be part of your team until at least Round 6. 

That's making good use of the tiers and turning them into something that works for you, not just something pretty to look at. Here's the latest version at wide receiver in both standard and PPR formats:

Non-PPR PPR
Elite Elite
Round 1 Round 1
Antonio Brown Antonio Brown
Julio Jones Julio Jones
Odell Beckham Odell Beckham
Mike Evans Mike Evans
A.J. Green A.J. Green
Jordy Nelson Jordy Nelson


Non-PPR PPR
Near-Elite Near-Elite
Round 2 Round 2
Dez Bryant Dez Bryant
T.Y. Hilton T.Y. Hilton
Michael Thomas Michael Thomas

DeAndre Hopkins

Doug Baldwin

Demaryius Thomas

Amari Cooper


Non-PPR PPR
Excellent Excellent
Round 3 Round 3
DeAndre Hopkins Terrelle Pryor
Doug Baldwin Sammy Watkins
Terrelle Pryor Davante Adams
Amari Cooper Alshon Jeffery
Davante Adams Michael Crabtree
Demaryius Thomas Jarvis Landry
Sammy Watkins
Alshon Jeffery


Non-PPR PPR
Very Good Very Good
Rounds 4, 5 Rounds 4, 5
Brandin Cooks Golden Tate
Michael Crabtree Keenan Allen
Keenan Allen Allen Robinson
Allen Robinson Julian Edelman
Jarvis Landry Brandin Cooks
Golden Tate Jamison Crowder
Jamison Crowder Tyreek Hill

Martavis Bryant

Pierre Garcon

Larry Fitzgerald


Non-PPR PPR
No. 2/Upside No. 2/Upside
Round 6 Round 6
Tyreek Hill John Brown
Julian Edelman Willie Snead
Martavis Bryant Stefon Diggs
Larry Fitzgerald
Pierre Garcon
John Brown


Non-PPR PPR
No. 3/Upside No. 3/Upside
Round 7 Round 7
Tyrell Williams Emmanuel Sanders
Donte Moncrief Cameron Meredith
Kelvin Benjamin Tyrell Williams
Brandon Marshall Brandon Marshall
Cameron Meredith Donte Moncrief
Willie Snead DeVante Parker
Emmanuel Sanders Eric Decker

Kelvin Benjamin


Non-PPR PPR
High-End Reserves High-End Reserves
Rounds 8, 9 Rounds 8, 9
DeVante Parker DeSean Jackson
DeSean Jackson Quincy Enunwa
Randall Cobb Randall Cobb

Jeremy Maclin


Non-PPR PPR
Low-End Reserves Low-End Reserves
Round 10+ Round 10+
Quincy Enunwa Adam Thielen
Corey Coleman Corey Coleman
Eric Decker Corey Davis
Breshad Perriman Breshad Perriman
Stefon Diggs J.J. Nelson
Corey Davis Ted Ginn
Jeremy Maclin Mike Wallace
Adam Thielen Rishard Matthews
J.J. Nelson Kenny Britt
Ted Ginn