NFL Rookies Worth Early-Round Fantasy Consideration

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NFL Rookies Worth Early-Round Fantasy Consideration
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Every approaching NFL season offers a special opportunity for those truly dedicated to the game: fantasy football.

Every season, experts weigh in and those participating study magazine after magazine, analysis after analysis. Every year, there is that can't-miss prospect that you want on your team.

But the one setback: he is a rookie!

Rookies are usually passed up in the first round because their production is unknown and they are unproven in the big leagues. One may choose to pass up on a rookie in the first three rounds in favor of a veteran player, but experience shouldn't be the only factor.

The 2012 NFL draft was loaded with playmakers and saw plenty of game-changers selected. So while you may hesitate to take a rookie, depending on where you are picking or how many people are in the league, they are a high-risk, high-reward investment.

Every year, rookies are big risks when they are drafted high. But some rookies are destined for greatness, even in their first seasons.

Here are five intriguing rookies that may very well be worth a draftee's top three selections in fantasy drafts across the nation.

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