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Players like Josh Freeman, overvalued and overly hyped last season, routinely make for draft-day steals.
Remember when Freeman was advertised as all that and a bag of potato chips during the offseason last year? He's still got the same tools, but now this value meal comes with bigger and better extras.
Mike Williams already proved his ability as a dominant downfield target in 2010, but his numbers slipped last year. That can be blamed on the much deserved extra attention he drew from opposing defenses.
Now Vincent Jackson joins Tampa Bay's attack. This gives Freeman an even better top target. It should also free up Williams, allowing him to return to top form.
Dallas Clark is likely an upgrade at tight end over Kellen Winslow, although his past performances now seem to be inflated by Peyton Manning's awesomeness.
LeGarrette Blount will share carries with rookie running back Doug Martin, and the 31st overall pick is a better blocker and pass catcher than Blount. He stabilizes the ground game and the rotation will keep everyone's legs fresh, meaning that the rushing attack is even more dangerous and warrants plenty of attention itself.
In addition, Martin's presence means that Freeman will receive better backfield protection in obvious throwing situations, and he'll also have a more reliable check-down target if that protection breaks down.
Don't let Freeman's failure to live up to last year's hype keep you from investing in him this season. He comes with more toys to play with in 2012 at an even bigger bargain.
Quarterback is an extremely deep position now, especially after Matthew Stafford and Cam Newton staked their claim among fantasy's elite last season. Philip Rivers somehow finds himself barely able to rank inside the position's Top 10. ESPN's Christopher Harris doesn't even rank Matt Ryan as a starter for his company's standard leagues.
Current Value: Consider Freeman as a solid fantasy backup with plenty of upside, especially for the owners of injury prone signal callers like Stafford and Michael Vick.