We’re halfway through the 2011 NFL and fantasy football seasons, and if we have learned anything, it’s that names and reputations don’t mean much.
Fantasy owners everywhere are, perhaps more than ever, trying to play the chess match of who to start and who to sit on any given week. Some of the biggest names in football have done virtually nothing, while there are a slew of talented rookies and young, up-and-coming players who are starting to make a name for themselves.
We have all heard about the biggest surprises so far, like the Detroit Lions being playoff contenders after an entire decade of atrocity.
Here are five of the other biggest fantasy surprises in 2011.