Unexpected NFL fantasy studs: Week 1
Terrelle Pryor -- QB -- Raiders
Terrelle Pryor went 19 for 29, passing for 217 yards and one touchdown. He also also rushed for 112 yards on 13 carries in Sunday's loss to the Colts, setting the franchise single game record for quarterbacks. Yahoo! didn't even give Pryor an average draft position, indicating that he was selected, on average, after the fourteenth round and 135 overall.
Shane Vereen -- RB -- Patriots
The former Cal Bear posted 101 rushing yards on 14 carries and grabbed seven receptions for 50 yards on 10 targets, but his fantasy value actually plummeted. Vereen broke his wrist during the game and will be sidelined for eight weeks. His average draft position on Yahoo! was in the 11th round, at 106 overall.
Julius Thomas -- TE -- Broncos
Julius Thomas came out of relative obscurity to total 110 yards on five catches with two touchdowns. He was targeted by Peyton Manning seven times. Thomas' average draft position on Yahoo! was in the 13th round, at 128.3 overall.
Brian Hartline -- WR -- Dolphins
Brian Hartline hauled in nine receptions for 114 yards and a touchdown while being targeted 15 times. His average draft position on Yahoo! was in the 14th round, at 129.4 overall.
Jordan Cameron -- TE -- Browns
The budding tight end tallied 108 yards and a touchdown on nine receptions and was targeted 13 times. Jordan Cameron's average draft position on Yahoo! was in the 13th round, at 123.2 overall.
Jared Cook -- TE -- Rams
Jared Cook has been a fantasy sleeper for years, but he could finally be living up to the hype. Targeted 10 times in Week 1, he gained 141 yards on seven receptions and scored two touchdowns. Cook's average draft position on Yahoo! was in the 12th round, at 118 overall.
Leonard Hankerson -- WR -- Redskins
Leonard Hankerson caught five passes for 80 yards and two touchdowns on just seven targets. Hankerson was not even listed on Yahoo!'s average draft position page, denoting an average draft position of at least lower than the 14th round and 135 overall.
Julian Edelman -- WR -- Patriots
Julian Edelman filled a huge void in the New England receiving corps by posting 79 yards and two touchdowns on seven receptions. Edelman was targeted nine times. His average draft position on Yahoo! was in the 13th round at 122.4 overall.
Joique Bell -- RB -- Lions
Joique Bell rushed for just 25 yards on six carries, but he found the endzone twice on the ground while also catching five passes for 67 yards on six targets. Bell's average draft position on Yahoo! was in the 13th round at 125.1 overall.
Kellen Winslow -- TE -- Jets
Winslow was targeted nine times and caught seven passes for 79 yards with one touchdown. Winslow was not included on Yahoo!'s average draft position page, meaning he was drafted lower than the 14th round and 135 overall on average.