TOP TEN VALUE PICKS 2009 FANTASY FOOTBALL

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TOP TEN VALUE PICKS 2009 FANTASY FOOTBALL
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Warning.

This is not a sleepers list.

Frankly, I don't even care for the term when it applies to fantasy football. The player database is too shallow. It's not like baseball, where legitimate sleepers, or rather, minor league call-ups, seem to grow on trees.

What I'm trying to say is, there just aren't many names that are going to sneak up on you this season. You know who everyone is, it's just a matter of how they'll produce in relation to where you picked them.

I like to use the term "undervalued." None of the players on this list are true sleepers in my mind, because they will all be taken within the top 100 picks (or so) on draft day.

Just to give an example, the player who ranks number one on this list will likely be taken in the third round. I, however, believe he can return first round value.

Finding value is key in fantasy football drafts. There are so few sure things these days in the top rounds. When you get to the middle-late part of your draft, it's extremely beneficial to get guys who can outperform their pre-draft ranking.

The ten players listed are all breakout candidates for the 2009 season. It could be due to an increased role, or a second-year jump, but no matter the reason, I love their potential.

Basically, these are guys you want to fill out your roster, on the path to fantasy football greatness.

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