Training camps are under way, and among the players getting ready for this season are a new crop of rookies, from first overall pick Eric Fisher to undrafted free agents.
NFL players aren't the only folks getting ready, though. Fantasy owners everywhere are busily poring over cheat sheets and reading articles in advance of their drafts, hoping to field a team that will lead them to fantasy glory.
Rookies can be of great help in that regard. Sure, they have added value in keeper and dynasty leagues, but players like running back Doug Martin of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and quarterback Robert Griffin III of the Washington Redskins made quite a fantasy impact in their first NFL season.
It's unlikely that this year's crop will make the dent that last year's rookie invasion did, but there are still more than a few newcomers who could become valuable fantasy assets in 2013.
Here's a look at the cream of the crop where this year's fantasy outlook is concerned.