As the season grinds on, some rookies may hit the proverbial wall.
Conversely, some rookies who did not get much playing time early on are now carving out an increased role for their team.
Whether it is because of injuries, increased practice reps or just general grasping of the team’s offense, the following rookies are stepping up their game at the most critical time for fantasy owners. So, if you are looking for players with upside who could help you in your quest for fantasy glory, the nine subsequent players are definitely worth a look off the waiver wire.
Whom you will not see here are the likes of Robert Griffin III, Andrew Luck, Trent Richardson and Doug Martin. They are already established rookies whom we have come to rely on for the majority of the season.
(This slideshow was supposed to be comprised of a nicely rounded-out 10 players, but due to Mohamed Sanu’s sudden injury, the list now features nine.)