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Two top rookies headed into the pre-season were Ben Tate (Houston) and Montario Hardesty (Cleveland) and they both suffered separate season ending injuries. While that may have hurt your fantasy teams if you have an IR spot in keeper leagues these two are definitely worth picking up and placing them on your IR for the season.
Rookies who didn't make the cut:
-Mike Williams (Tampa) I feel like Williams can be a top late pick in many drafts but something tells me that when it comes down to big situations, Buccaneers quarterback, Josh Freeman will look to tight end Kellen Winslow, to produce.
-Arrelious Benn (Tampa) Yet another wide receiver for the Bucs but this one drops faster then the rest. Benn had come into camp with high expectations but not only under-performed but was out-showcased by Mike Williams, his stock has fallen but he may be an option in deep leagues.
-Golden Tate (Seattle) With the departure of TJ Houshmanzadeh and the possible rebirth of Mike Williams, Seattle can still use all the help they can get. If Tate can keep his hands off the doughnuts for a day and puts his hands on passes thrown to him, he could be a reliable fantasy source. Until then, draft with caution.
-Jimmy Clausen (Carolina) Clausen could be starting by season's end but the competition for the starting role on Carolina never became a true storyline. Clausen has all the tools to make him a successful starting quarterback in the league, if given the opportunity.
So there you have it for your fantasy football rookies for the 2010-11 season, good luck and don't forget, stay away from guys in shaky situations. Note to Colt McCoy: GET READY!