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Best One of the Top Fantasy Rookies on the Board

National Football Post has an article on drafting rookies for fantasy, and they have Lions rookie RB Jahvid Best on the top of the list:

When to pull the trigger: Anytime in Round 5

For a fifth-round draft pick, Best has the potential to produce a top-15 stat line.

The breakdown: A speedy, slash-and-dash style runner with great vision and open field speed, Best is a dual-threat running back with a lot of upside. The Lions liked this guy so much they traded back into the bottom of the first round this past April to acquire his services. The 21-year old landed on the radars of scouts and Heisman voters alike after a 2008 campaign at California that consisted of 1,826 total yards and 16 touchdowns with an impressive 8.1 yards per carry average.

Unfortunately, his 2009 season was cut short due to a couple of concussions, but that wasn’t enough to stop the Lions from making him a first-round selection. Best will compete with veteran Kevin Smith for snaps, but look for the rookie to handle the bulk of the workload since Smith is coming back from a torn ACL. With wideouts Calvin Johnson and Nate Burleson stretching the field on the outside, Best should be free to eat up the open space underneath. The fifth-round draft value is what makes Best one of our favorite rookies heading into training camp.


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