Fantasy football leagues are won not only because of the franchise quarterbacks and the Pro Bowl running backs title teams have on their rosters. Fantasy championships are won because of the late-round draft choices and waiver wire pickups that turned into 1,000-yard rushers and receivers.
Fantasy football owners knew what they were going to get from Denver’s Peyton Manning, Kansas City’s Jamaal Charles and New Orleans’ Jimmy Graham. But the players in this column were not expected to be the valuable fantasy superstars that they became this season, and they are the ones that probably won millions of leagues for lucky fantasy owners.
So here are the fantasy football’s eight biggest surprises of 2013: