2010 Breakouts

Posted: September 27, 2010 in Fantasy Football

These are some guys who have come out of fantasy irrelevance into the spotlight.

NOTE: I’m still not buying Michael Vick. He had a good game against a bad defense. I don’t think it will last.

First of all, the play of Tampa Bay quarterback Josh Freeman has been fun to watch. He has a 59% completion percentage, four touchdowns and two interceptions. The offense trusts him. He isn’t a 10-team, or even 12-team starter, but should be owned, and multi-QB leagues should start him.

I’m hesitant to buy stock in Darren McFadden, but he is second in the league with 73 carries and third with 345 yards. This last week, Michael Bush was available, but McFadden still carried the load. He is definitely a flex play and is emerging as a decent RB2 in 12-team leagues.

One of the bigger breakouts so far has been Indy receiver Austin Collie. These are truly astounding numbers.

Receptions– Collie 27, Dallas Clark 21, Reggie Wayne 18, Joseph Addai 10, Pierre Garcon 4

Targets– Collie 32, Clark 27, Wayne 26, Addai 13, Garcon 12

Yards– Collie 359, Wayne 260, Clark 207, Addai 60, Garcon 54

Eddie Royal and Jabar Gaffney could be hit on here, but Brandon Lloyd has been truly fantastic. He has been over five receptions and 100 yards in two of three weeks. Royal and Gaffney each have three more receptions, but Lloyd has almost double the yardage and they all have one score. He is a decent flex play in 12-team leagues.

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