2014 Fantasy Football Studs
Stud: A NFL player who has proved himself to be a top scoring player at his position. These players should be started each week regardless of match-up and should only be benched during bye weeks and significant injuries. From our Fantasy Football Dictionary
Our writers have classified the following players as studs for 2014. We will be updating this list throughout the pre-season.
|This USC alum had a true breakout during his third NFL season, finishing with 80 catches for 917 yards (61 YPG) and seven touchdowns. Over his first two seasons, Cameron totaled only 26 catches for 259 yards with one touchdown. He benefited greatly from the first year of the TE friendly Rob Chudzinski & Norv Turner regime (unfortunately they are no longer in Cl... Read More|
|GO DEEPER: 2013 was a great year for Vernon Davis. He recorded 52 receptions for 850 yards and 13 touchdowns. 25-percent of his receptions went for touchdowns as he assumed the role of deep threat in San Francisco. He added career-highs in yards, yards per catch and touchdowns. Due to his performance last season, his draft stock should stay very hi... Read More|
|Everyone knows the value of Jimmy Graham. He is the top TE in the NFL. Sorry Gronk fans, but Graham is the overall better TE. He has missed only one game in the past three seasons. All he did in 2013 was catch 86 passes for 1,215 yards while scoring 16 touchdowns. The biggest distraction of the season is Graham's contract. The Saints franchise-tagged him as a TE; h... Read More|
|Jordan Reed tops the list of young tight ends that are set to become an elite offensive weapon. As a rookie in 2013, the former Florida Gator made an immediate impact, hauling in a touchdown reception in only his second game. Reed and RG3 demonstrated impressive chemistry, connecting on 45-of-59 attempts. Reed was Griffin's second-favorite target behind Pierre G... Read More|
|Heading into 2014, Jimmy Graham is an island among tight ends. The second tier at the position consists of two men: New England's Rob Gronkowski and Thomas. Thomas was one of three tight ends to catch 10 or more touchdowns. He finished the season with a stat line of 65/788/12, elite for a tight end. With an historic offensive season in their rear-view mirror, t... Read More|