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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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Update 12/16/16

Brown has fewer than 100 yards receiving in four straight games leading to 24 catches for 301 yards with four TDs on 34 targets. Antonio... Read More
Odell Beckham WR NYG 24 2 WR - #2
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Update (10/13): After five games, Odell is he 27th ranked WR in PPR leagues. He's averaging 10.2 targets per game, but Beckham has much weaker catch rate... Read More

Julio Jones WR ATL 28 5 WR - #3
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Update 12/30/16

Jones returned to action in Week 16 (4/60 on seven targets) after missing two games with a toe issue. His last TD came in Week 9 and th... Read More
DeAndre Hopkins WR HOU 24 3 WR - #4
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Update 12/30/16

Fantasy owners were blinded by the possible upside of Hopkins in Week 16 with Tom Savage behind center. Even with a short game (3/43), ... Read More
A.J. Green WR CIN 28 5 WR - #5
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Update 12/23/16

The Bengals hope to have Green back this week. He returned to limited practice last week with a similar outcome on Wednesday. A.J. has ... Read More
Allen Robinson WR JAX 23 2 WR - #6
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Update 12/30/16

In one easy week, Robinson went from chump to champ. The new head coach decided to move him around in the formations to create better m... Read More
Dez Bryant WR DAL 28 6 WR - #7
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Update 12/30/16

Bryant was special in Week 16. He caught four of his five targets for 70 yards and two TDs while also tossing a ten-yard TD. Over his la... Read More
Brandon Marshall WR NYJ 32 10 WR - #8
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Update 12/23/16

The once great Brandon Marshall is now a shell of himself. Last week he caught only one of his 11 targets for 16 yards with Ryan Fitzpat... Read More
Mike Evans WR TB 23 2 WR - #9
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Update 12/30/16

Evans has slipped to fourth in WR scoring in PPR leagues, but he still has a chance to be the top WR in 2016 with Beckham and Brown exp... Read More
Brandin Cooks WR NO 23 2 WR - #10
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Update 12/30/16

In the end, Cooks will finish with a better season in 2016 than 2015 (84/1138/9) while having a step back in targets (111 through 15 ga... Read More
Alshon Jeffery Contract Year Player WR CHI 27 4 WR - #11
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Update 12/30/16

Jeffery has two steady games (6/89/1 and 5/92) since returning from his four-game vacation. His opportunity has been strong in his last... Read More
Jordy Nelson WR GB 31 8 WR - #12
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Update 12/30/16

Nelson has been one of the best WRs in the game over the last nine games (64/886/9 on 85 targets). In his last four games, Jordy has ove... Read More
Amari Cooper WR OAK 22 1 WR - #13
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Update 12/30/16

Cooper has seven straight games with fewer than 80 yards receiving with two TDs. Over this span, Amari averaged 6.3 targets per game. H... Read More
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