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Fantasy Football 2012: 5 Underrated Players You Must Start Week 1

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Fantasy Football 2012: 5 Underrated Players You Must Start Week 1
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Owners of Toby Gerhart will reap the fantasy benefits of workhorse Adrian Peterson's "limited exposure" on Sunday.

Few people have the luxury of playing a full roster of rock-solid guys to start their fantasy football season. Those who are able to sniff out the best bargains and are willing to take some risks will strike early with a win in Week 1.

Keep an eye on the waiver wire, because that is where backup running backs and No. 2 wide receivers can sometimes get lost and end up hurting you by playing on the bench.

New additions to offenses will inevitably affect the fantasy numbers of other players, which is why I’m not as high on a guy like Matt Forte with the addition of Michael Bush.

It also helps to find the players who are dominant against a rival team.

Here are five players you may have missed on your draft board or whose worth you are questioning.

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