Victor Cruz and Jordy Nelson Among Players You Should Have Drafted but Didn't

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Victor Cruz and Jordy Nelson Among Players You Should Have Drafted but Didn't

Preparing for your fantasy football draft can be a tricky task to undertake. Some people prepare with making lists per position, ranking players from 1-50, while others buy the yearly published book and have the work done for them. Or others, and every draft has one, who go into draft time without any preparations in front of them.

Whatever your method is, the first few rounds can make or break your team. If you chose Ravens running back Ray Rice high in your draft in 2011, you reaped the benefits of a guy who not only ran all over defenses, but also was a favorite target of Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco. If you went with the Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles instead of Rice, you took a critical blow to your team when Charles tore his ACL in the second game of the season.

What is even more key to your team's success is how well you pick you deeper round picks. Picking those sleeper picks late in the draft are what fill in the gaps of your team or prepare your bench for when a player goes down (like Jamaal Charles above). Players like wide receivers Kenny Britt and Jeremy Maclin filled these gaps on teams when players faltered or left with injury.

There may be a reason why you are on the fence about a certain player. There might be a seemingly better option available, a more familiar name, or you don't want to go with someone who shares time on the field. Many of these same players ended up going undrafted and stir up the waiver wire throughout the season. With this being said, here are the top players that you should have drafted, but didn't.

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