NFL Rookies to Stay Away from in Fantasy Football

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NFL Rookies to Stay Away from in Fantasy Football
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We are just like you. We love the NFL draft. We love the potential of the rookies joining the league.

We are here to temper the enthusiasm, though. Rookies are fool's gold in fantasy football drafts.

Sure, there are success stories like Eddie Lacy, Giovani Bernard and Keenan Allen a year ago, but we tend to forget about all of the cautionary tales. The hype just sucks us in.

The possibilities are endless. So, too, can be the wait. And the frustrations.

Don't be fooled. Here are eight NFL rookies we advise your steer clear of on draft day—actually more when consider we clump in (almost) all of the first-year quarterbacks and every drafted tight end.

Yes, fantasy football is getting more astute to the unfulfilled promise of rookies, and owners are not drafting them as early, so there can be rookie value had late. But this slideshow attacks some of the biggest and best rookies in the NFL this season. We outline guys who either won't slip to a reasonably late round or shouldn't be drafted at all.

It wasn't easy coming up with these names, so bear with us in this exercise. You are going to be fantasy-wiser for it. Promise. (Pun intended.)

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