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In 2011, surprise impact players have stopped remaining nameless

T.J. Yates, Houston, quarterback -- Granted, Yates has only played about six quarters so far as a rookie, so it's a stretch of sorts to include him on a list of surprise players who have been producing for far longer. But with both Matt Schaub and Matt Leinart gone for the season, Yates is the guy in Houston now and he's going to get all the playing time he can handle the rest of the season. So far, the fifth-round pick is handling it just fine. (Sports Illustrated)

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