2012 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 2012. We will be updating this list throughout the pre-season.
|Vernon Davis||TE||SF||29||6||TE - #3|
|Davis dominated down the stretch last season, but people are starting to wonder if there are enough footballs to go around now in San Francisco. We say yes. This offensive philosophy leans heavily on the TE and teams now have to play Davis straight up. They can't afford to double him or blanket him with a corner the way they did at the start of last season. Against... Read More|
|Jermichael Finley||TE||GB||26||4||TE - #19|
|There seems to be a perception out there that Jermichael Finley should be having a better career. Even though 2011 was his best season, it seems people expect more than just 55 receptions for 767 yards and eight TDs. Sure, in this high-flying offense, Finley should be able to put up Jimmy Graham or even Rob Gronkowski numbers. The issue is just that this offense ha... Read More|
|Jimmy Graham||TE||NO||26||2||TE - #1|
|Jimmy Graham is an absolute stud at the tight end position, and should be one of the first two tight ends off the board in fantasy drafts. The former college basketball player greatly surpassed his sleeper status last season, catching 99 passes for 1310 yards and 11 touchdowns. Graham is pretty much uncoverable in the red zone, and will put up double digit touchdo... Read More|
|Rob Gronkowski||TE||NE||24||2||TE - #2|
|Rob Gronkowski is a pure beast. It seems that guys like him and the Saints' Jimmy Graham are the new wave of Tight Ends-- bigger and stronger than wide receivers and almost as fast, making them very hard to cover. Gronk set all sorts of records last season, including most yards (1327) and most TDs (17) in a single season, to go along with his 90 receptions. Gronk i... Read More|
|Aaron Hernandez||TE||NE||23||2||TE - #5|
|On any other team Hernandez would be getting much more acclaim, but playing alongside Rob Gronkowski doesn't allow for that. Regardless, Hernandez is still a top 5 fantasy TE; no reason his numbers won't stay the same or rise a little.
Update 8-11-2012 - While Hernandez will be the #2 TE on the roster, he will see the field as often as Gronk. Look for the P... Read More