R is for Rookie (That’s Bad Enough for Me)

Rookies are sooooooo overrated.  Ryan Matthews is projected as a second rounder in most ADPs.  That’s ahead of much safer bets like Roddy White and Marques Colston.  Memories of 2008 are still fresh in many fantasy footballers heads when rookie running backs such as Chris Johnson and Matt Forte spoiled us silly.  Don’t fall for the hype. 
 
It’s even more of a mistake to buy into rookie wide receivers who usually don’t breakout until the third year.  Everyone knows that rookie wide receivers are hyped like crazy.  However it’s just as likely that young talented receivers entering their third year will also be coveted.
 
So while others zigged this offseason, gosh darn it, I zagged!  I decided to buy nice and low and targeted second year receivers, guys who didn’t meet everyone’s lofty expectations in their rookie year who will likely be talked about again in the 2010 offseason before their supposed third year breakout.
 
Harvin, Crabtree, Nicks, Maclin, etc.  Grab them now while the buzz is low.


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One Response to “R is for Rookie (That’s Bad Enough for Me)”

  1. The Fantasy Flukie says:

    Scott you know I was gonna SHREAD you for this. I’m the WR king and EVERY YEAR I got for those guys that no one has heard of and I have had success. I drafted Eddie Royal as a rookie and he rocked. I drafted Garcon and Collie last year and they were good and startable.

    For the avg Joe your points have some traction. But if you follow the flukie mantra u are flawed…. BTW Nicks is a waste of space..

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