2012 Contract Year Players
Whit Walters
August 10, 2012

Every fantasy football season the calls for contract year players start to come in. Many fantasy owners seek out those players they fell will give an "extra effort" during the final year of their contract, in the hopes of a big payday the next year. The actual numbers may or may not prove this theory to be true, but for those who believe in the contract year theory you will find a list below.

The list this season isn't as star-studded as in the past but it's pretty deep. But some names may jump out to the fantasy owner - quarterbacks Flacco and Schaub, running backs Stewart and Bush, wide receivers Welker, Jennings and Cruz. As always this list can change quickly at players sign long-term or 1-year deals.

Derek Anderson, CAR Kahlil Bell, CHI Danny Amendola, STL Gary Barnidge, CAR
Jason Campbell, CHI LaGarrette Blount, TBB Anthony Armstrong, WAS Travis Beckum, NYG
Chase Daniel, NOS Reggie Bush, MIA Devin Aromashodu, MIN Martellus Bennett, NYG
Joe Flacco, BAL Shonn Greene, NYJ Adrian Arrington, NOS James Casey, HOU
David Garrard, MIA Mike Goodson, OAK Donnie Avery, IND Dallas Clark, TBB
Rex Grossman, WAS Tim Hightower, WAS Dwayne Bowe, KCC Jared Cook, TEN
Brian Hoyer, NEP Peyton Hillis, KCC Deion Branch, NEP Fred Davis, WAS
Tarvaris Jackson, SEA Chris Ivory, NOS Deon Butler, SEA Anthony Fasano, MIA
Matt Leinart, OAK Brandon Jacobs, SFO Austin Collie, IND Tony Gonzalez, ATL
Matt Moore, MIA Felix Jones, DAL Victor Cruz, NYG Todd Heap, ARI
Brady Quinn, KCC Rashard Mendenhall, PIT Donald Driver, GBP Dustin Keller, NYJ
Chris Redman, ATL Isaac Redman, PIT Julian Edelman, NEP Zachary Miller, JAC
Matt Schaub, HOU Javon Ringer, TEN Lee Evans, JAC Dante Rosario, SDC
Drew Stanton, IND Bernard Scott, CIN Malcom Floyd, SDC Delanie Walker, SFO
Vince Young, BUF Kevin Smith, DET Ted Ginn, SFO Ben Watson, CLE
  LaRod Stephens-Howling, ARI Brian Hartline, MIA  
  Jonathan Stewart, CAR Devery Henderson, NOS  
  D.J. Ware, NYG Greg Jennings, GBP  
  Danny Woodhead, NEP Chad Johnson, MIA  
    Johnny Knox, CHI  
    Mohammed Massaquoi, CLE  
    Randy Moss, SFO  
    Louis Murphy, CAR  
    Legedu Naanee, MIA  
    Kevin Ogletree, DAL  
    Emmanuel Sanders, PIT  
    Chaz Schilens, NYJ  
    Jerome Simpson, MIN  
    Steve Smith, STL  
    Mike Wallace, PIT  
    Wes Welker, NEP  

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