Fantasy Football 2012: 5 Players You Can Steal on Draft Day

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Fantasy Football 2012: 5 Players You Can Steal on Draft Day
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Fred Jackson was a draft day steal in 2011? Who will follow his footsteps and breakout in 2012?

Nothing is more valuable to a fantasy football owner than a good sleeper. Anyone can pick a good player in the first few rounds of the draft, but what separates the average fantasy owners from the great ones is the ability to find sleepers in the middle to late rounds of the draft. 

A sleeper does not always have to be a guy that comes out of nowhere to produce big numbers, a la Victor Cruz last season. 

It can be a player that has had put up solid numbers over the course his career, yet has never had that breakout season that makes him an upper echelon fantasy player. 

A perfect example of a breakout player last season was Fred Jackson (before he got hurt). Jackson had been a solid fantasy player for a few seasons, but  he was truly elite in 2011 and provided owners who selected him in the middle rounds of the draft with tremendous value. 

Those kinds of picks are what separates the men from the boys in fantasy football.

So to assist owners in identifying potential sleepers to target, here is a list of five breakout candidates for the 2012 NFL season. 

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