Fanfare is not distributed equally amongst NFL players.
I know that's a shocking revelation to those of you planning on drafting Adrian Peterson with your first overall pick in your 2011 Fantasy Football leagues, but gather yourselves for a moment, ease your eyeballs back into your sockets and stay with me.
It seems every year there's at least one player who has almost everyone scratching their heads, asking why they didn't see the breakout performance coming. The exception to "everyone," of course, are the guys in your office pool who spend their days buried in Rotoworld and KFFL in lieu of conference calls and spreadsheets.
2010 saw players like Houston Texans running back Arian Foster and Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back LeGarrette Blount explode in fantasy leagues after being drafted in fringe rounds, if drafted at all.
So who will be the surprise playmakers in 2011? Who is not getting the respect he deserves from fans and fantasy circles?
Let's take a look.