Fantasy Football 2012: 10 Under-the-Radar Studs You Should Get to Know

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Fantasy Football 2012: 10 Under-the-Radar Studs You Should Get to Know
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Rob Gronkowski isn't the only productive tight end in fantasy football, or even New England. Allow me to re-introduce you to Aaron Hernandez.

Don't waste your fantasy football offseason.

Whatever you do, don't spend it wondering if taking a quarterback in the first round is now the way to go or if you should stick with the suddenly old-school routine of grabbing running backs early and often. Trust me, whether you end up with the likes of Aaron Rodgers/Drew Brees/Tom Brady or opt for Arian Foster/Ray Rice/LeSean McCoy, your team will be just fine.

We've all heard it before so let's say it again, all together now, "You can't win your league in the first round, but you can lose it."

Stop worrying for a moment about all the ways to lose a league (which more often than not includes an unpredictable injury to a stud) and focus on a very natural follow up question to that old adage: so how do you win a fantasy football league anyway?

Value. Last year anyone that drafted Rob Gronkowski or Jimmy Graham in the late rounds did quite nicely. Drafting those exact same players this year, however, won't produce nearly the same impact no matter how well they perform because it will cost you one of your first three picks. The key is to find the next set of breakout players you can acquire on the cheap and in volume. If you pay attention, you don't always have to look far.

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