Fantasy value of 2012-13 rookies

Updated: October 11, 2012, 9:32 AM ET
By Seth Landman | Special to ESPN.com

One of my favorite autumn traditions is the annual reminder that you should avoid drafting rookies in fantasy leagues. For every Kyrie Irving and Isaiah Thomas there's a Derrick Williams and a Jimmer Fredette, and while drafting a guy like Irving occasionally pays off, it's far more likely that you'll waste a pick on Derrick Williams.

That's just how it is with rookies. We haven't seen them play in the NBA yet, so their games are full of possibility, and that possibility drives up ...

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