Several fantasy football entities outperformed their draft position—if they even had one—in 2012. A slew of rookies like Russell Wilson, Robert Griffin III, Andrew Luck, Doug Martin, Alfred Morris and T.Y. Hilton made long-term impacts on fantasy box scores, but they weren’t the only pleasant surprises this year.
Nevertheless, rookies highlight this particular short list of 2012 fantasy showstoppers. This season has seen more productive rookies—especially at the quarterback position—than we’re used to seeing. Luck is an honorable mention for this list as a top-10 fantasy quarterback who finished with 4,374 passing yards, 255 rushing yards, 28 total touchdowns and 18 interceptions.
Wilson edged him out based on a lower average draft position on ESPN.com (by a full round).