July 22nd, 2011
by fantasyfootballmaniaxs

The smell of football is in the air as the NFL lockout is finally being resolved. That means people can finally look forward to their Fantasy Football leagues and trying to draft a championship team.

One of the keys to putting together a successful roster is finding players that were not productive last year that will produce this year. Finding that top pick is important, but so is finding role players in the later rounds.

I have put together a list of 10 fantasy players that were in the NFL last year that did not put up great fantasy numbers. These are players that were healthy most of the year, but were limited due to lack of playing time or limited opportunities. They are players that you could look to add in the middle to later rounds and receive good value.

1) Green Bay Packers WR Jordy Nelson – Nelson was not a star in the regular season last year, catching only 45 passes for 582 yards and two touchdowns.  That made him only the 67th ranked receiver in fantasy football. Nelson exploded in the postseason, tallying 21 receptions for 286 yards and two touchdowns.

It appears that WR James Jones will be a free agent and is likely to be playing in a different uniform in 2011.  That is going to give Nelson a lot of chances in a very explosive offense. I would be surprised if he does not reach at least 70 receptions, 900 yards and five touchdowns this year.  Nelson should compete for a Top-30 finish among receivers this season. He is a good talent in a great offensive system…

See the rest of the 2011 fantasy sleepers…

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