NFL Fantasy Breakout Players


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Article written by Dylan Devine (7/25/20)

In today’s article I will be giving two player’s at each position I believe will have a breakout season this year. *I will not be including players I have listed in my sleepers article*.


Kyler Murray (Arizona Cardinals) – Coming off a great rookie season I’m confident Kyler Murray is going to be a breakout player this year. Murray threw for 3,722 yards and 20 touchdowns and rushed for 544 yards and four touchdowns. The only QB’s to rush more times then Murray were Lamar Jackson and Josh Allen. I believe he’ll throw for 4,000 + passing yards and 20+ touchdowns this coming season.

Dak Prescott (Dallas Cowboys) – Prescott is ranked as the third/fourth best QB available in this years fantasy drafts. He had a fantastic 2019-20 season throwing for just short of 5,000 yards with 4,902 and 30 touchdowns. Prescott already two great receivers to target in Amari Cooper and Michael Gallup, but with the Cowboys drafting WR Cee Dee Lamb in this years draft that gives him yet another great target.

Running Back’s

Josh Jacobs (Las Vegas Raiders) – Last season Jacobs only played 13 games and rushed for 1,000+ yards and seven touchdowns. That’s crazy. If his role on the team stays the same and he stays consistent, it’ll be a big year for him. I recommend picking him up as your RB2 or FLEX.

Nick Chubb (Cleveland Browns) – Last season Nick Chubb became a pro bowler in just his second season in the league. He’s one of the most consistent RB’s in the league and hasn’t missed a game in his entire NFL career. Last season he rushed for 1,494 yards and eight touchdowns. Chubb is a safe option as a starting player on your team.

Wide Receiver’s

D.K Metcalf (Seattle Seahawks) – In his rookie season Metcalf caught seven touchdowns with 900 receiving yards. He put up great numbers in fantasy leagues last season and I’m confident he’ll do even better this season. He has the potential to be the next Calvin Johnson in my opinion.

Will Fuller V (Houston Texans) – With DeAndre Hopkins out, Fuller is now Deshaun Watson’s number one guy. This means more targets for him which means more yards and more touchdown’s. I wouldn’t bank on him as WR1 or WR2, but he’s a good option for your FLEX position and definitely a great bench receiver.

Tight End’s

Tyler Higbee (Los Angeles Rams) – Entering his fifth year in the league Tyler Higbee hasn’t been considered a star tight end, but I think that’s going to change this year. With the Rams losing both WR Brandin Cooks and RB Todd Gurley, I see Higbee getting a lot more targets from Goff. This is going to be a big year for him. He has potential to be a great starting TE on your team but if you’re not willing to bet on that, definitely pick him up as your backup.

Dallas Goedert (Philadelphia Eagles) – I don’t have much to say about Goedert. Last season he finished 10th in the league for half-PPR. He’s got potential. If you’re the type of person to wait on taking a TE, I definitely recommend scooping him up in the later rounds.

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