The Most Meaningful Fantasy Football Surprises

The 2009 NFL season has been an interesting one so far, especially in the world of fantasy football. Some players with high expectations have flopped so far, and others who no one expected much of have emerged into must start players every weekend.

It’s interesting how it all works, but that’s what we get when it comes to the wild world of fantasy football. Without further ado, here are a few players who’ve been very pleasant surprises so far through the first part of the season. These are just a few of the many great overachievers we’ve witnessed thus far.

Pierre Garcon. This Indianapolis Colts wide receiver has turned from a no name to a bona fide wide receiver in a matter of weeks. No one even knew who he was, and now he’s catching touchdowns left and right.

Garcon has been magnificent in filling the void left by Anthony Gonzalez, and Peyton Manning seems to be building the chemistry between the two by the week. You wonder why the Colts are so good this year, and you have to acknowledge the fact that Garcon partly responsible.

Cedric Benson. So many people doubted Benson and his abilities going into the season. He had never averaged more than 4 yards per carry in his career, so there was good reason to think he couldn’t get it done.

Maybe the presence of Carson Palmer and Chad Johnson is a catalyst. Whatever it is, just about any team would be happy to have Benson at this point in the year.

Matt Schaub. Who would have thought that Matt Schaub would be the second highest fantasy points scorer through the first 5 games of the season, only behind Peyton Manning?

Few people could say that they did. As he’s the second best QB in football so far, no one saw that coming.

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