At this point in the offseason, every player young and old looks to have promise and potential.
Certain players may prove this belief to be true, but most will disappoint and never live up to the hype that is being generated.
It is just a plain and simple fact that most athletes—especially veterans—look great in shorts and helmets. But as most fantasy football owners already know, what is being advertised as one last great season usually falls into something that is far more miserable.
Fantasy football owners still hope and pray to find one or two steals in their fantasy drafts, hoping that the veteran they have their eyes on is being overlooked and undervalued by the rest of the fantasy league.
Even the most talented of veteran players need the opportunity to perform and be successful. Veterans need to prove to their coaching staff and teammates they have gas left in the tank.
So let’s take a look at five veterans who will be given the opportunity to succeed in 2012.