Many fantasy basketball owners avoid rookies like the plague, but that shouldn't be the case this season. A number of first-year players have already shown that they're capable of excelling at the pro level, and a few of them should even be fixtures in your weekly fantasy lineup.
While it was clear that New Orleans Hornets forward Anthony Davis was going to put up big numbers as a rookie, he isn't the only young big man worthy of attention in the world of fantasy basketball. And for those owners who like to gamble on future potential, there are a few rookies who may not show up on the highlights now, but will be important contributors to their respective teams by the end of the season.
Facts are facts: The 2012 rookie class is an impressive crop of talent, and a few of them could very well lead your fantasy squad to a championship when all is said and done.