No matter how many predictions, projections and prognostications happen each season, fantasy football still turns up a number of surprises on a yearly basis. Injuries are a part of the NFL game, so happenings on that front aren’t entirely shockers.
Besides, for the purposes of this 2012 season recap, we’ll be looking at pleasant surprises—the kind of thing that’s more like finding car keys or jewelry in your Christmas stocking rather than coal and tissue paper.
The top 10 fantasy surprises of 2012 are trends relating to an individual player/group instead of single-game performances. Doug Martin’s 251-yard, four-touchdown outing against the Oakland Raiders in Week 9 was remarkable, but it was one game. It wasn’t several weeks worth of astonishingly high returns on a fantasy investment.