Fantasy Football 2012: 5 NFC Studs Your Opponents Won't Think About

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Fantasy Football 2012: 5 NFC Studs Your Opponents Won't Think About
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Early draft picks and powerhouses are not the keys to winning fantasy football bragging rights. It is tactically chosen "sleeper picks" that separate the elite teams from the bottom of the barrel. 

Think about it—for everyone's Aaron Rodgers, there is someone else's Tom Brady or Drew Brees. For everyone's Ray Rice, there is someone else's Arian Foster and LeSean McCoy.

The fact of the matter is, powerhouses are evenly dispersed and, in many cases, cancel each other out. 

What doesn't cancel out? Picking up a sleeper in the 100th+ round overall that has the ability to match the performance of a player picked half as early. 

Sleeper picks exist annually, and only so many fantasy teams are fortunate to snag one. Players who can feed off the skill of those around them, up-and-comers and young breakout rookies all have the potential to be fantasy sleepers. 

Here are five NFC studs who could be sneaking under the radar as potential sleepers this season. 

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