Rookies who will matter in 2010

Ryan Mathews, Jahvid Best among top first-year players to watch

Updated: June 23, 2010, 3:46 PM ET
By Christopher Harris | ESPN.com

Oh, rookies. Why must you vex us?

Last year, Knowshon Moreno, Beanie Wells and Donald Brown were ESPN's three favorite rookies for fantasy football. And they finished 18th, 31st and 54th, respectively, in fantasy points among rushers in 2009. No rookie finished among the top 60 in all of fantasy. Gosh, that was a lot of pixel dust spent for very little value, wasn't it?

That's not to say rookies never contribute. In '08, Matt Forte, Steve Slaton and Chris Johnson were ...

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