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  1. Surprises abound on leaderboards

    Eric Karabell

    With a month of games to go in the regular season, the races for individual statistical honors are still up for grabs and in most cases they feature some surprising names. That's part of the fun of it for me. Anyone could have predicted Miami Marlins...

    Blog | August 29, 2014
  2. 2014 potential breakouts: wide receivers

    Eric Karabell

    It's true that last summer Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon was on my list of potential breakout performers, along with the Pittsburgh Steelers' Antonio Brown and the Baltimore Ravens' Torrey Smith. (Well, two outta three isn't too bad, tho...

    Blog | July 23, 2014
  3. 2014 potential breakouts: running backs

    Eric Karabell

    The top running back for the Denver Broncos last season was supposed to be hotshot rookie Montee Ball, but instead, forgotten veteran Knowshon Moreno stepped up in August, showed he could block effectively and produced by far the greatest season of h...

    Blog | July 22, 2014
  4. 2014 potential breakouts: quarterbacks

    Eric Karabell

    I admit that much of the time when asked about potential breakout fantasy performers -- and this is a perfect week, as August approaches, to discuss it -- I keep it to running backs and wide receivers. After all, to me those are the key positions at ...

    Blog | July 21, 2014
  5. Talking baseball with NL All-Stars

    Eric Karabell

    MINNEAPOLIS -- What a week it's been for Cincinnati Reds third baseman Todd Frazier! What a season, really. Let's just say few would have guessed that if the Reds were going to have an offensive breakout performer this season, that Frazier, who enter...

    Blog | July 16, 2014
  6. Can Josh Reddick keep hitting homers?

    Eric Karabell

    Oakland Athletics outfielder Josh Reddick entered this past weekend hitting .203 with only five home runs in 82 games, and looking nothing like the breakout performer who smacked 32 home runs in 2012. Reddick wasn't highly coveted in ESPN live drafts...

    Blog | August 12, 2013
  7. My 2013 breakout receiver picks are ...

    Eric Karabell

    Whenever a new fantasy sports season arrives -- and if you've seen our comprehensive draft kit, you know fantasy football 2013 is definitely here -- I often look back at predictions made the previous year to see what went right, what did not and to l...

    Blog | July 03, 2013
  8. Bits: Is Clay Buchholz's breakout for real?

    Eric Karabell

    Boston Red Sox right-hander Clay Buchholz, owner of a no-hitter from his second big league start way back in 2007, nearly matched the feat Sunday when he held the beleaguered Tampa Bay Rays -- yes, them again -- hitless for seven innings. Buchholz is...

    Blog | April 15, 2013
  9. Boston Red Sox's Clay Buchholz has been lights-out; Tony Cingrani...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell looks at the fantasy highlights from the weekend games, which included another Clay Buchholz pitching gem and another key pitcher injury (Johnny Cueto).

    Blog | Conversation | April 15, 2013
  10. Josh Reddick of Oakland Athletics hits first home run of 2013, sh...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell recaps Thursday's games from a fantasy standpoint, and explains why he thinks Josh Reddick is being undervalued.

    Blog | Conversation | April 05, 2013
  11. A's camp: Moss explains 2012 breakout

    Eric Karabell

    PHOENIX -- While Yoenis Cespedes, Coco Crisp and Josh Reddick deserved much of the credit for the rejuvenated Oakland Athletics' offense last season, journeyman first baseman/outfielder Brandon Moss finished as the team's fourth most valuab...

    Blog | March 04, 2013
  12. Brandon Moss discusses his breakout 2012 campaign

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell checks in from the Cactus League in Arizona, where he talked with Brandon Moss, Coco Crisp and others.

    Blog | Conversation | March 04, 2013
  13. New York Giants' David Wilson has breakout performance; Larry Fit...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell discusses the fantasy highlights (David Wilson, Mike Wallace) and lowlights (Bryce Brown, Larry Fitzgerald) from Sunday's games.

    Blog | Conversation | December 09, 2012
  14. Reggie Bush of Miami Dolphins hopes to build on his most successf...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell discusses Reggie Bush's breakout as a rusher in 2011 and where he slots among running backs in 2012 drafts.

    Blog | Conversation | July 30, 2012
  15. Seeking long-term sleeper, bust pitchers

    Eric Karabell

    I went into the 2012 season thinking Tampa Bay Rays right-hander James Shields was about as safe as could be for fantasy owners and left-hander Matt Moore was a breakout star capable of taking home top rookie pitcher honors. Instead, these guys enter...

    Blog | July 13, 2012
  16. Josh Johnson, Tim Hudson, Tom Milone look like solid options over...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell seeks out some upcoming pitching sleepers and busts based on their projected schedule for the next four weeks.

    Blog | Conversation | July 13, 2012