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Rookies make for risky fantasy options

Recent history not on side of first-year players making immediate impact

Updated: August 15, 2011, 4:30 PM ET
By Christopher Harris | ESPN.com

Back in early May, I gave you an in-depth look at rookies for the upcoming NFL season who were selected on Day 1, Day 2 and Day 3 of the NFL draft. And now I'll tell you why you probably shouldn't draft any of them.

I think most experienced fantasy football players know that it's rare for a rookie NFL player to live up to his pre-draft hype in his first season. After all, in redraft leagues, you aren't drafting a potential-laden prospect's entire career. As high as you think ...

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