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May 5, 2010 8:43 AM

C. J. Spiller to dominate 2010 Fantasy Football's Rookie Class

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The big question now that the NFL Draft has concluded is which player has the best chance of being a fantasy football stud in 2010. Knowing where to draft rookies is a big part of the fantasy football draft process.

Ignoring young players in good situations can cause you to pass on solid production for a veteran that has had past success, but is past his prime.

Reaching too early for a player that is not yet ready can leave your roster weak as well. It is not only knowing which rookie to take, but where to take him and rookies are among the toughest players to gauge.

I went back and looked at the top scorer for fantasy football among rookies each year since 2004. I left quarterbacks out of the equation, because even if they lead rookies in scoring, they are very low on the positional ranking.

For instance, in 2004 Pittsburgh Steelers rookie QB Ben Roethlisberger led all fantasy rookies with 205 fantasy points scored, but was ranked 20th at the QB position. I refuse to use a rookie quarterback as anything more than a waiver wire player; they are too inconsistent.

2009 - Denver Broncos RB Knowshon Moreno (170 points, 57th overall) 12th pick in NFL Draft out of Georgia...


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