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Fantasy Football Top 5 – 2nd Year Breakout Players

By John Manuel:

Each week we’ll add a new “Top 5” Fantasy Football primer (links below) to get you ready for the 2016 NFL season and your upcoming fantasy football drafts! Enjoy!

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1- Marcus Mariota- QB- Titans

He showed some signs as he got plenty chances to play as a rookie.  With his ability to take off and run as a plus Mariota can quickly get you points.  And he will get his chance to be the guy in Tennessee for the near future

2- Thomas Rawls- RB- Seahawks

Rawls showed a lot filling in for Lynch last season and could have been considered a 2015 breakout guy until he got hurt.  But the Hawks will be good so Rawls should have it easier than most backs.  A bit risky to take real high but the payoff could be huge.

3- Duke Johnson- RB- Browns

Am I a real Johnson fan?  Kinda.  The reason I have him here is based on his play in DC RG3 seemed to help his backs put up solid numbers.  Will this continue?  It is a huge risk but could pay off for the new look Browns.

4- Kevin White- WR- Bears

White lost his whole rookie year with Bears but he is ready to go for 2016 now.  I think he can give you what Amari Cooper did as a rookie for sure.  Even with Jeffrey in another contract year there is still room for White.

5- Phillip Dorsett- WR- Colts

Last year was a lost season for Andrew Luck but now it is time for guys like Dorsett to bring him back to pre-injury form.  And way can’t Dorsett move up the charts and make plays in Indy?  I think he gives you a solid season.