Fantasy Football 2013: Grading 5 First-Rounders From the NFL Draft

November 9, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Not every NFL draft produces tons of fantasy football superstars. Even the big-time talents taken in the first round are no sure things to prosper. 
This year’s first-round draft class has been nowhere near the dominant fantasy force last year’s crop was. Washington’s Robert Griffin III, Indianapolis’ Andrew Luck, Tampa Bay’s Doug Martin and Cleveland’s Trent Richardson all helped fantasy owners immensely. Their impact was immediate.
But that has not been the case with the first-round skill position players this year. These highly touted rookies have been average at best and in some cases have been fantasy failures.    
Here are the fantasy grades for five first-rounders from this year’s NFL Draft: 
Tavon Austin, St. Louis Rams (WR)
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