Bulletproof Studs and High-Risk/High-Reward Players

Touchdown dependency is a double-edged sword – you don’t want your week’s win to become a loss because the coach decided to punch in a 1-yard TD with a third string player instead of going with your stud. At the same time, you hate it when your opponents rack up the points with easy TDs.

We here at FF Cheat Sheet looked at the touchdown dependency of some of the top players, and categorized them as “Bulletproof” if they could bring home the points with or without their typical TD totals. The players that depend on a high TD count to keep them fantasy-relevant are considered high-risk/high-reward. They don’t always pay off, but when they do, it’s money in the bank.

Bulletproof Players

Bulletproof WRs

  • Calvin Johnson
  • Andre Johnson
  • DeSean Jackson
  • Reggie Wayne
  • Steve Smith
  • Brian Hartline
  • Anquan Boldin
  • Davone Bess

Bulletproof RBs

  • Jamaal Charles
  • Maurice Jones-Drew
  • LeSean McCoy
  • Matt Forte
  • Chris Johnson
  • Steven Jackson
  • Darren McFadden

Bulletproof QBs

  • Cam Newton
  • Matthew Stafford
  • Andrew Luck

Bulletproof TEs

  • Jason Witten


High-Risk/High-Reward Players

High-Risk/High-Reward WRs

  • DeAndre Hopkins
  • James Jones
  • Victor Cruz
  • Santana Moss

High-Risk/High-Reward RBs

  • Arian Foster
  • Montee Ball
  • David Wilson
  • Andre Brown
  • Lamar Miller
  • Bryce Brown
  • Mark Ingram
  • Pierre Thomas

High-Risk/High-Reward QBs

  • Russell Wilson

High-Risk/High-Reward TEs

  • None – tight-ends are naturally touchdown-dependent for fantasy purposes
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