Like years past, the 2013 NFL season will continue to feature several Fantasy Football Breakout Players who are poised to take their on-field play to the next level. While there are still many other under-the-radar players who could rack up their first 1000 yard season in rushing/receiving, or possibly come out and throw for 3500 yards, these are five players who (in my mind) could take the next step and be huge fantasy football assets this coming season.
Ryan Tannehill – Quarterback – Dolphins
RG3, A. Luck and R. Wilson garnered most of the attention in the media and the fantasy football world, but Tannehill’s 2012 rookie campaign really wasn’t that bad considering he didn’t have a lot to work with. His No. 1 receiver was B. Hartline, with no one else really coming close talent-wise, so Tannehill’s 58.3 completion percentage was pretty solid. Fast forward to this year, he has plenty of toys in the toy chest.
The team signed the biggest free agent on the market in M. Wallace, upgraded their tight end position with Dustin Keller and brought in Brandon Gibson. Yeah the loss of Reggie Bush will sting, but all signs point to Lamar Miller being able to make the backfield transition a smooth one. It would have been icing on the cake if the ‘Fins were able to pry away Branden Albert from the Chiefs. But with Wallace as the new No. 1, Hartline as the No. 2 (where he belongs) and Keller poised for a show-me year on a one-year contract, Tannehill should easily surpass his paltry 12 touchdown passes from a year ago.