Generally around August, you and your buddies will congregate on your annual fantasy league. And then you'll draft in the other 5-7 leagues that you're in, because it's fantasy football: the greatest diversion to your workaday world that there is.

Even the most novice fantasy player knows the value of Adrian Peterson and Peyton Manning and Calvin Johnson, but it's not always easy to know who to draft beyond your starting lineup.

What if one of your elite players gets hurt? You need to be able to replace them with a suitable surrogate, especially an unexpected white knight.

Here's a look at a group of players you might not take in the first, say, 10-12 rounds, but could provide value in a pinch. It's more speculation than science, but I'll explain the guesswork.