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Fantasy Football 2012: 5 Players with More Hype Than Potential
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Some NFL players billed for stardom won't match the buildup in fantasy football leagues this season.

Mark Sanchez and Michael Crabtree appeared to be destined for big things upon entering the NFL, but neither player has quite panned out. While both are still often perceived as high-upside talents, they are mediocre choices who will only play pivotal factors in deeper fantasy leagues.

Drafters are better off picking a no-frills name like Ryan Fitzpatrick or Anquan Boldin—although they both actually possess much cooler names—in non-keeper leagues than the over-hyped disappointments.

And then there's Robert Griffin III, whose vast potential has been spoiled by drafters setting the bar too high for the rookie to produce immediately.

The following players are talked about too much or ranked too highly, which will cause them to dishearten their fantasy owners this year. 

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