Fantasy Football: Ranking the Most Unexpected Stars in the Early Going

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Fantasy Football: Ranking the Most Unexpected Stars in the Early Going
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Eddie Royal and Philip Rivers were not on anyone's fantasy football radar this preseason Can they keep up their hot start?

The fantasy football season is approaching its halfway point, and there have been some surprising performances that have sent owners rushing to the waiver wires and scrambling to their phones and email to work out trade negotiations.

But who are the most surprising performers so far this season, and which ones will keep up their hot starts?

In this article, I'll take a look at the eight players who I believe are the biggest surprises based on their current point total versus their preseason perception.

I'll also give every player a ranking as to the likelihood of them continuing at their current pace, with one being the lowest (he's going to see a huge decline in the coming weeks) and 10 being the highest (he's a fantasy star we could have never seen coming). This will be known as the "Legitimacy Meter."

Let's get started with a player we all should have known would exceed expectations.

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