Fantasy Football Draft 2012: 5 Late-Round Receivers You Can't Pass Up

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Fantasy Football Draft 2012: 5 Late-Round Receivers You Can't Pass Up
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Antonio Brown will be fantasy football gold in 2012

The fantasy football draft 2012 is upon us, and it is time to start thinking about what receivers will out-perform expectations and are worthy of a can't-pass-up late-round pick. 

Let's start with Antonio Brown of the Pittsburgh Steelers, who was spectacular in 2011 fantasy football leagues as he had 69 receptions for 1,108 yards and two touchdowns.

He was a Pro Bowl return man as well and in some fantasy football leagues that rewarded points for return yards: 325 punt return yards and 664 kick return yards in 2011.

Additionally, Brown was voted Most Valuable Player on the his own team in 2011, beating out fantasy football phenoms like Ben Roethlisberger and Mike Wallace.  

In 2012 fantasy football, Brown will be even better as he is a great route-runner, explosive receiver that draws single coverage because of Wallace getting the double-teams most of the time. 

Moreover, Brown has established great rapport with Roethlisberger and will go against easy fantasy football pass defenses in 2012 that include the Denver Broncos, Oakland Raiders and the New York Giants.

Look for Brown to come off the 2012 fantasy football draft board in the middle-to-late-round and be a solid No. 3 wide receiver on your fantasy team.

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