I won't go so far as to say these "studs" will dud in 2009, but they may not produce the numbers you would expect considering how high they may go on the draft board.
Read enough fantasy opinions, and you will become stupefied and confused about conflicting projections and expectations.
This slide show is one man's opinion, but an opinion from a very experienced and highly successful fantasy owner.
If I have learned one thing over the years, it is that there are no rules to follow, with the exception of possibly saving later draft picks for the TE's, kickers, and in most formats, defenses.
There's simply not enough separation from first to worst to warrant a high pick.
Some owners stand by the ole' draft two RB's with the first two picks, but the increasing reliance on two back systems and a shift to more pass oriented teams makes this strategy risky at times.
SO... what's the secret to winning. In my opinion, one way to ensure success year in and year out is to try and identify those players who are riding the wave of hype and statistical outbreaks, and make sure I don't over-value them.
By all means, everyone on this list is a solid player, but most have created a buzz that in my opinion, won't match their on the field output in 2009.
Finding value is difficult on draft day. But remember this list and make sure you don't get forced into a decision because the magazine you are holding says you should.