2019 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 2019. We will be updating this list throughout the pre-season.
|Patrick Mahomes||QB||KC||23||2||QB - #1|
|In the history of the NFL, only four QBs have passed for more yards than Mahomes did last year. He finished with 5,097 passing yards with 52 combined TDs and 12 Ints while rushing for 272 yards on 60 carries. His completion rate (66.0) was elite. Patrick passes for over 300 yards in nine games plus one game with over 400 yards. He delivered three or more TDs in ten ga... Read More|
|Deshaun Watson||QB||HOU||23||2||QB - #2|
|There is no disputing that Watson is a winner. Despite massive pressure when dropping back to throw (62 sacks and 126 QB hits), Watson still managed to play all 16 games with success in his completion rate (68.3) and yards per pass attempt (8.2). Deshaun finished with an 11-5 record while passing for 4,165 yards with 26 TDs and nine Ints. He also added 99 rushes fo... Read More|
|Aaron Rodgers||QB||GB||35||14||QB - #3|
|Over 11 seasons at the starting QB for the Packers, Aaron has 100-57-1 record with one Super Bowl title. He set career highs in completions (401) and passing attempts (610) in 2016 while delivering the second season of his career with 40 TDs or more. Only once in his career has Rodgers passed for over 4,500 yards (2011 - 4,643). Aaron has a great TD to Int ratio (338:... Read More|
|Andrew Luck||QB||IND||29||7||QB - #4|
|Over six seasons as a starting QB in the NFL, Luck has a 53-33 record. Last season he set career highs in completions (430), passing attempts (639), and completion rate (67.3). His success was helped by plus passing blocking (only 18 sacks). Andrew now has two seasons with elite TDs (40 and 39) while passing for over 4,200 yards in four years (4,374, 4,761, 4,240,... Read More|
|Matt Ryan||QB||ATL||34||11||QB - #5|
|After attempting 627 passes per season from 2012 to 2015, Ryan saw his passing opportunity drop by more than 15 percent over the next two seasons. In 2016, he overcame his drop in passing attempts (534) by gaining a league and a career-high 9.3 yards per pass attempt. Last year game score and a weaker run game led to a rebound in passing attempts (608) plus his best r... Read More|
|Baker Mayfield||QB||CLE||24||1||QB - #6|
| If the Browns gave Mayfield the keys to the offense out of the gate in 2018, they might have finished with a winning season and a possible playoff berth. Baker went 6-7 while passing for 3,725 yards with an impressive 27 TDs plus 14 Ints. He gained 7.7 yards per pass attempt with a 63.8 percent completion rate.
Over his last seven starts, Mayfield went 5-2... Read More