Strangely, the rhizomes I got from Freshops had no sprouts or roots. Just looked like twigs. But the ones I got from my LHBS a couple weeks later had nice root and sprouts sticking out. In fact, I replaced one of my Cascades that had zero activity after two weeks with one from the LHBS that had someobvious growth.
My guess is that my LHBS got their hops from the same place I did, but as they took delivery later than I, theirs were more developed.
It also simply depends on which rhizome you get. I ordered two Northern Brewer rhizomes from freshops, one had a few short buds on it and the other just had the little nubs where the buds would form... the first one is going strong already but the second one is taking it's sweet time.
Rhizomes may or may not be coming out of dormancy when you get them. It's been really cold and wet up here, so I suspect any rhizome from Freshops would still be dormant. Only three of my hops have shoots so far, and they are all 3-4 years old.