Originally written on Fantasy Sports Locker Room  |  Last updated 11/12/14

Last year the rookie class brought superstars from the get-go: Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III and Russell Wilson all played themselves to stardom in 2012. From out the outset, it doesn’t sound like we’ll have too many home-run hitters in 2013, but you just never know! That’s why we love playing this game. Let’s look at some first year players that should have a solid impact. Many forget Giovanni Bernard was the first Running Back taken in this year’s NFL Draft. The sky is the limit for this youngin’ who has been gaining solid value in fantasy drafts this year, going mostly in the 5th round. I like him more than the Broncos backs, Eddie Lacy, and Chris Ivory plus a number of others. The only thing holding Bernard back right now is mister “getting slower by the minute” BenJarvus Green-Ellis is taking away touches. Over the course of the season, though, that should change...

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