FanDuel: Three Receivers with Breakout Potential

The following is a guest post from the folks at FanDuel.com

Every single year, it seems like there are at least a few wide receivers that have a breakout performance. Trying to identify those guys is just one thing that makes playing in fantasy football money leagues 2015 so exciting. No one can project the future, but here are three guys who are going to have nice opportunities to shine.

Allen Robinson

Taking a risk on any player from the Jacksonville Jaguars seems like a bad idea, but they are trending in the right direction. Robinson showed enough promise in 2014 for people to really start to buy in this upcoming year. If it was not for a stress fracture at the end of last year, he would have finished with much more than 548 yards on 48 receptions. As Blake Bortles develops, Robinson will be right there with him as the most promising receiver in that young bunch.

Jordan Matthews

Anyone in Philadelphia has a chance to really go off in 2015. They’re looking for playmakers in a very dynamic offense, and that sets up nicely for someone like Matthews. He needs to develop a very good relationship with Sam Bradford to really be a breakout star in fantasy football money leagues 2015. The coaching staff seems to trust him, and it is likely he is going to stay in the slot.

Kevin White

Some nagging injuries and a subpar quarterback has turned a lot of people off talented rookie Kevin White. He certainly looks the part as a future number one receiver, and he will have an opportunity to take over that role in Chicago right away. If he starts to slip a little bit in your draft, it makes a lot of sense to give him a chance. After all, who else is really going to make plays for Chicago? Alshon Jeffery seems to be about the only other reliable receiving option for them on the roster right now.

Advertisements

FanDuel: Will EJ Manuel, Geno Smith Continue the Mobile Quarterback Trend?

The following is a guest post written by the folks at FanDuel.com.

Will EJ Manuel, Geno Smith Continue the Mobile Quarterback Trend?

In the last few NFL drafts, teams have had a lot of success drafting and playing mobile quarterbacks. Cam Newton, Colin Kaepernick, Russell Wilson and Robert Griffin III are the most known “new breeds” of quarterback, capable of doing damage with their legs and their arm. The question is, will EJ Manuel and Geno Smith be the next two to join this growing club?

Although both rookies are talented, they are not coming in with nearly the same hype as some of the high draft picks have in recent years. However, Kaepernick and Wilson have shown that you do not need a ton of hype to get an opportunity to succeed right away. In fact, opportunity will allow both of these guys to showcase their talent sooner rather than later.

Neither 2013 rookie quarterback is considered to be a favorite to start in Week 1, but Mark Sanchez for the Jets and Kevin Kolb for the Bills are not exactly grabbing the starting job and not letting go, both make good sense as backups on your fantasy football team. Neither team is expected to be in the playoff hunt, so at some point during the year, it makes sense that a rookie will get the reigns.

In college, both Manuel and Smith showed off their ability to create offense on the ground and through the air. The NFL game is much different, so learning to make adjustments is the key. However, that adjustment period in recent years has been pretty short. At first, people though that mobile quarterbacks running the run option might be nothing more than a gimmick. It appears as though it is here to stay for at least a little bit longer, and for the Bills and Jets, they are hoping their investments will pay off.