Reviewing the 2012 fantasy football rookies in early January is kind of like when you look back at whatever gifts you got last month, and you assess which ones were winners (authentic NFL helmet signed by Marcus Allen and Bo Jackson) and the which ones were losers (throwback Todd Marinovich Raiders jersey).
This column will take a look back from a fantasy perspective, and we'll decide what the 2012 fantasy football rookie rankings should have been. And we'll help you look ahead to see what we can expect from that rookie in 2013 -- and beyond.
2012 fantasy rookies: The best
2012 fantasy rookies: The next
2012 fantasy rookies: The rest
This group of 2012 fantasy football rookies will go down as one of the all-time greatest classes in NFL history, despite the lackluster play from wide receivers and tight ends. Three rookie quarterbacks ended up in the top 12 in scoring at their position, and three Class of 2012 running backs will be selected in the top 15 overall picks in leagues next season. The Class of 2013 has a hard act to follow.