There are always a few players that outplay their draft value and carry fantasy squads. The problem is first predicting who will be in line for a breakout season and then secondly, making sure to pounce on them before any of your other rivals can get their grubby hands on them.
We all know who the bona fide studs are (Aaron Rodgers, Arian Foster, Ray Rice, Calvin Johnson, etc.) in this league. That’s why we draft those guys in the first round. However, it is those under-the-radar types (mind you, not off the grid) that emerge in fantasy leagues that carry squads.
Just think how much of an impact guys like Rob Gronkowski, DeMarco Murray, Jordy Nelson and Cam Newton had last year. All four players heavily outplayed their draft value and likely carried their fantasy squads to dominance.
So, who will be this year’s (in what I will affectionately call) “Fantasy Carriers?”
Well, take a gander at this slideshow for potential answers.