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  1. Eagles recognize need for improvement

    Andy Jasner

    Nick Foles hasn't located his rhythm yet. LeSean McCoy has yet to have a breakout type of game. The first two opponents have built double-figure leads at halftime. Yet the Philadelphia Eagles are 2-0 with a visit looming Sunday from the W...

    Blog | September 20, 2014
  2. Will Riley Cooper's role increase?

    Tom Carpenter

    Last season, Riley Cooper had a mini-breakout, largely packed into three midseason games when he caught 12 passes for 361 yards and 6 TDs. He turned that into a five-year, $22 million contract extension. Yet, you would have been hard-pressed to fi...

    Blog | September 20, 2014
  3. Clay still slowed by knee injury?

    Tom Carpenter

    TE Charles Clay was on many fantasy breakout/sleeper lists coming into the season, but after two games, he has caught just 9 of 14 targets for 58 yards and no scores. What gives? "One thing that has to change: The Dolphins need to get back to m...

    Blog | September 19, 2014
  4. Will Dez Bryant get going deep again?

    Tim MacMahon

    IRVING, Texas -- Remember when Dez Bryant was a dangerous deep threat? Rewind to 2012, the breakout season for the Dallas Cowboys' No. 1 receiver. Tony Romo targeted Bryant 28 times on deep balls, as defined by passes that travel at least 20 yards...

    Blog | September 19, 2014
  5. Patriots' Chandler Jones among early-season risers in 2014 - NFL

    Field Yates

    Chandler Jones and Zach Ertz could play themselves into the Pro Bowl this season, writes Field Yates. See his full list of players on the verge of big breakthroughs.

    Story | Conversation | September 17, 2014
  6. Will Justin Hunter still break out?

    Tom Carpenter

    Even before second-year WR Justin Hunter tore up the preseason with 217 yards on 10 catches (second in the NFL), he was on the fantasy radar as a breakout candidate -- especially as a red-zone threat. However, after he pulled in zero touchdowns and j...

    Blog | September 16, 2014
  7. Kelvin Benjamin has skills, opportunity to be fantasy star this s...

    Christopher Harris

    Christopher Harris says Kelvin Benjamin can have a big season based on skills and opportunities.

    Story | Conversation | September 12, 2014
  8. Julius Thomas preparing to cash in?

    Tom Carpenter

    Anyone who thought that Julius Thomas' breakout 2013 campaign (65 receptions for 788 yards and 12 TDs) was some sort of fluke which he would not replicate or exceed in 2014 were quickly put in their place Sunday evening, when Thomas caught seven of h...

    Blog | September 08, 2014
  9. Will Andre Ellington sit Monday night?

    Tom Carpenter

    It's bad enough that fantasy breakout candidate Andre Ellington is considered by the Arizona Cardinals to be a game-time call in Week 1, but fantasy owners are in a quandary, because the Cards don't play until late Monday evening. That means anyone w...

    Blog | September 07, 2014
  10. Extra 'juice' to Ravens offense this year

    Jamison Hensley

    OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- There is a growing buzz that Kyle Juszczyk is going to be the Baltimore Ravens' breakout player this season. He is also going to be the team's most versatile one as well. Asked how many places he can line up on the field, Jusz...

    Blog | September 06, 2014
  11. Will Cordarrelle Patterson replicate Josh Gordon's breakout seaso...

    Christopher Harris

    Christopher Harris wonders if Cordarrelle Patterson will have a breakout season similar to Josh Gordon's last year?

    Story | Conversation | September 05, 2014
  12. Georgia's Floyd primed for breakout season

    Edward Aschoff

    ATHENS, Ga. - With less than a minute left, LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger was standing on his own 24-yard line inside Sanford Stadium. He had already directed the Tigers' offense to 41 points and five consecutive scoring drives against Georgia's ...

    Blog | August 28, 2014
  13. Jags have four on top 50 breakout list

    Michael DiRocco

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- In order to be a playoff team or have a chance to compete for a Super Bowl, you have to have great players. The Jacksonville Jaguars don't have any that qualify -- yet. ESPN Insider Mike Sando believes there are a few on the ...

    Blog | August 21, 2014
  14. Morning Ram-blings: Breakout players

    Nick Wagoner

    EARTH CITY, Mo. -- In Wednesday's Ram-blings, we discussed linebacker Alec Ogletree and how his success in 2014 could help make or break the St. Louis Rams' season. Today, we refocus on a different list of players with ESPN Insider Mike Sando's lo...

    Blog | August 21, 2014
  15. Morning Roar: Ansah tabbed for breakout

    Michael Rothstein

    ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Throughout the preseason, Detroit Lions coaches have lauded what they believe Ezekiel Ansah will become in the team's defense. They've called him a force. They've insisted he would slide in fine once he was activated from the ...

    Blog | August 21, 2014
  16. D-line key to LSU's defensive success

    David Ching

    BATON ROUGE, La. -- LSU has speed and athleticism in spades within its linebacking corps and a secondary that appears ready for a breakout season. The biggest unknown on the Tigers' defense -- a line that has little experience and only marginal produ...

    Blog | August 20, 2014