Unconventional Wisdom: Newton, Lynch lead All-Unconventional team
Ray Rice, LeSean McCoy and Arian Foster all began the year as consensus top picks and are among the Top-10 players in standard scoring leagues. That doesn't necessarily mean their owners are reaping the benefits in the playoffs. While the stars get divvied up pretty evenly, quite often the guys that swing fantasy leagues are the unconventional draft targets we talked about back in August and September. If you're in multiple leagues, take a look at all of them and the makeup of the teams still alive. Chances are the same names from the middle and late rounds of drafts are peppered throughout.
As we prepare for the fantasy semifinals, let's take a minute to honor the 2011 All-Unconventional team. Remember, these are guys who were under-the-radar picks when they became roster-worthy. Big-name pickups like DeMarco Murray and Victor Cruz were largely expected to star from the moment they became relevant for fantasy purposes, so they're not eligible.
The envelope please ...