Top draft choices get the pub, but that doesn't always equal production. Here are less heralded rookies who should make a fantasy splash before the season is over
DWAYNE ALLEN, TE,
COLTS (64TH PICK)
Being taken 30 spots after fellow tight end Coby Fleener won't hinder the 2011 John Mackey Award winner from Clemson, who will catch his share of balls in Bruce Arians's two-tight-end offense.
RONNIE HILLMAN, RB,
BRONCOS (67TH PICK)
Peyton Manning has never had a weapon as quick and elusive in his backfield as the 5'10", 190-pound San Diego State rookie, who draws favorable comparisons to prototype receiving back Darren Sproles.
LAMAR MILLER, RB,
DOLPHINS (97TH PICK)
The former Hurricane has been stellar thus far in camp and has his new coaching staff looking for ways to get him involved in the offense, including snaps at wide receiver.
ROBERT TURBIN, RB,
SEAHAWKS (106TH PICK)
With Marshawn Lynch facing potential league discipline following a July DUI (he pleaded not guilty; his next hearing is scheduled for Sept. 27), the similarly built Turbin, who scored 23 TDs as a Utah State junior, has a chance to open the season as Seattle's lead back.
KESHAWN MARTIN, WR,
TEXANS (121ST PICK)