Some players, like Jason Witten and Marques Colston, are drafted because they seem to hit the same statistical marks every year. Those players can be an important part of fantasy success, but the best way to get ahead is to draft at least a few players who have yet to reach their full potential—players with upside.
Last year Cam Newton realized his huge fantasy upside immediately as a rookie as the T-3 overall fantasy scorer. Rob Gronkowski more than doubled his reception total from 2010 and went from the No. 11 TE to No. 1 in 2011. So who will be this year's Newton and Gronkowski?
Here are seven players who look like they’re on the rise in 2012 and could be ready to crack the top 10 in fantasy scoring at their respective positions.