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Fantasy Fodder: The biggest surprises of 2011 so far

Fantasy Fodder: The biggest surprises of 2011 so far

Every season, a few surprise studs come out of fantasy Siberia to reward savvy owners who had the foresight to select them in the later rounds of the draft. A season ago, Adrian Foster, Peyton Hillis and Brandon Lloyd come to mind. Ray Rice, Miles Austin and Sidney Rice were unlikely heroes in 2009. And so on and so forth. Midway through the 2011 season, let's take a look at this year's biggest fantasy surprises. If one of these guys is on your team, give yourself a pat on the pack (but don’t do it as hard as Jim Harbaugh did to Jim Schwartz). And if you passed on these players and are watching them excel from the cellar, well, at least you aren’t alone. ...

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