College Fantasy Football: 2012 Impact Redshirt Freshman
July 4, 2012Eastern Indiana Sports
Every year, there are a handful of brash youngsters that make an immediate splash on the college football scene. Most will go undrafted in college fantasy football drafts, but become hot waiver wire pickups a few weeks into the season. Here are some potential high impact redshirt freshman you should be keeping on your radar in 2012.
Impact Redshirt Freshman:
1. Michael Holmes, RB, Virginia Tech
The Hokies have produced quite a bit of talent lately at the RB position and Holmes has the look to be next in line. Only a two-star recruit coming out of high school, Holmes has displayed a good amount of ability in practices, and is the frontrunner as of now to replace the departed David Wilson as the starting tailback. Only thing holding Holmes back from becoming a top fantasy pick is the prospects behind him on the depth chart. Freshmen J.C. Coleman and Drew Harris have enough talent to unseat the unproven Holmes.
2. Kelvin Benjamin, WR, Florida State
There sure is no shortage of talent at Florida State. It is very impressive the way that the Seminoles could stash away a 6’6” beast in the form of Benjamin for a year and really not miss a beat. Benjamin had a relatively quiet spring game with only four catches, but is expected to come in and make an immediate impact to boost a lackluster passing attack. Again, the issue for fantasy owners is how far up the depth chart can Benjamin go, as the Seminoles return five of their top six receivers from last season. One thing that is for sure, though: Benjamin will not be kept off the field in 2012.
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