Last year, fantasy football players got D-Bowed by the surprise players of the season, Dwayne Bowe and Michael Vick. The year before, it was Chris Johnson that took the world by storm. The point is that there are always guys who surprise us by going from good to great or catching fire for a significant stretch of the season.
The hard part is figuring out what risks to take for ultimate reward achievement. I'm going to try to help you out with that as I give you my list of the top 25 hit or miss picks of the 2011 season. All of these guys are well known players, but whether or not they remain—or return to form—as household names is yet to be seen.
You won't see the Tom Bradys, Adrian Petersons or Andre Johnsons in this piece. What you will see is good players who you might want to reach for just a little bit because doing so might just pay out in the ultimate fantasy football prize: a league championship.