2016 Fantasy Football Studs: WR

 
 
 
 
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2016 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 2016. We will be updating this list throughout the pre-season.

Name Pos Team Age Yrs
Exp.
Pos. Rank
Antonio Brown WR PIT 28 6 WR - #1
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The rise of Antonio Brown added another milestone in 2015. He set career highs in catches (136), yards (1834), and targets (193) while becoming almost irrelevant in three... Read More

Julio Jones WR ATL 27 5 WR - #2
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The decline of Roddy White over the last couple of years led to an extraordinary opportunity for Jones in 2014 and 2015. He led the NFL in targets (203), receptions (136)... Read More

Odell Beckham WR NYG 23 2 WR - #3
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Beckham's late season success in 2014 didn't translate as the elite success Fantasy owner expected in 2015. Odell finished with 96 catches for 1450 yards and 13 TDs on 15... Read More

DeAndre Hopkins WR HOU 24 3 WR - #4
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There is greatness in DeAndre, and he moved into an elite level at WR in 2015. He's improved in each season in the NFL with his last step delivering impact value. He fini... Read More

A.J. Green WR CIN 28 5 WR - #5
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Green has five straight 1000 yard receiving seasons with three years with 85 catches or more. He has three years with double-digit TDs while scoring 45 touchdowns in his ... Read More

Dez Bryant WR DAL 27 6 WR - #6
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Update (7/22): The latest report has Dez Bryant ready for full action at the start of training camp.

Dez crushed Fantasy owners in 2015 due to a b... Read More

Allen Robinson WR JAX 23 2 WR - #7
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2015 was an exciting ride for a Fantasy owner that invested in Robinson. He turned into a playmaking machine (17.3 yards per catch with 31 catches for 20 yards or more a... Read More

Brandon Marshall WR NYJ 32 10 WR - #8
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Update (7/28): Marshall's dominance should continue thanks to the return of Ryan Fitzpatrick. He's a WR1, no doubt about it.

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Brandin Cooks WR NO 22 2 WR - #10
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Over the first seven games of the season in 2015, Cooks had 35 catches for 444 yards and one TD on 58 targets. This pace was well below his expected value based on his dr... Read More

Alshon Jeffery Contract Year Player WR CHI 26 4 WR - #11
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Injuries really crushed Alshon in his fourth season in the NFL. After catching five of his 11 targets for 78 yards in Week 1, he missed the next four games with a hamstri... Read More

Mike Evans WR TB 23 2 WR - #12
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After missing Week 1 due hamstring issue, Evans came up empty the next week on three targets. This left Fantasy owners with buyer remorse. Winston figured out where Mike ... Read More

Jordy Nelson WR GB 31 8 WR - #13
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In 2013 and 2014, Nelson blossomed into one of the top receivers in the league. His targets grew by about 20 percent in 2014 (151 - 127 in 2013). Jordy has caught 67.1 per... Read More

Amari Cooper WR OAK 22 1 WR - #14
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Last year Cooper drew a lot of attention in the high-stakes market as a WR3 with high upside. He finished with 72 catches for 1070 yards and six TDs on 130 targets, which... Read More

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