2012 Contract Year Players

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.

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