It can be a huge advantage to any fantasy team that is able to find a rookie who comes out of nowhere that they either take late in their draft or are able to snag off of the waiver wire. As a fantasy football owner I always try to spend my last pick or two on a rookie who has a chance to contribute immediately and could eventually be a starter for my fantasy football team. Last year, Denarius Moore turned out to be one of those guys. He was a 5th-round draft pick and went undrafted in most leagues but was able to contribute with 700 yards of offense and 6 total touchdowns. Below is a list of 7 players who may not be ranked among the top at their respective positions, but have lots of upside and the chance to outperform their draft position.
Brian Quick, WR, St. Louis Rams
Ever since Torry Holt left the Rams after the 2008 season, the Rams have been searching for a number one wide receiver. They have taken 6 receivers in the past 4 drafts and have acquired players like Drew Bennett, Mark Clayton, and Mike-Sims Walker, all which proved to be busts. (more…)