Early first round underperformers

This is my weekly article for ESPN Insider.

When we draft players in the first round, or spend $30 or more for them in auctions, we expect them to provide a statistical foundation to our teams. Although we are only a month into the season, the fates of these players are likely tied tightly into our own current success or failure.

Of course, those lucky enough to own the early surprises – players like Jed Lowrie, Mitch Haniger and Patrick Corbin – are likely riding the surge in their league standings. But those who drafted to fair value – players like . . .

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