Fantasy Football Rookie Report Card: Mike Williams, Aaron Hernandez Receive A's

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Fantasy Football Rookie Report Card:  Mike Williams, Aaron Hernandez Receive A's
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If you liked the talent coming out of college and stocked your fantasy football roster with a lot of rookies this year, chances are your team’s playoff prospects are about as good as the Buffalo Bills’.  

Life is hard when you are an NFL rookie.  You have to catch up during training camp if you held out.  You have to learn a new playbook and adjust to the faster speed of the pro game.  And sometimes you have to carry the shoulder pads and pick up the dinner tab for a player much less talented than you are, like Dallas’ Roy Williams.

No wonder rookies have been having a hard time putting up points for their fantasy owners this season.  Many of the first-round picks have struggled mightily, especially at running back, which is probably the easiest of the skilled positions for a rookie to play and produce immediately.

Here is a look at 11 of fantasy football’s most notable rookies—what they have and have not done during their opening season and what their grades are at the halfway point.  

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