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Fantasy Football 2018: 10 Breakout Candidates
Breakout players are the lifeblood of winning fantasy teams, with the likes of Alvin Kamara, Will Fuller and Juju Smith-Schuster serving as recent reminders that late-round picks can make the difference between competing for a league title or bowing out after 13 weeks. There's no foolproof way to identify breakout players, but there are some helpful indicators. Is a player stepping into a bigger role? How does the talent level compare to that of older, more established players who have a similar average draft position? Has bad injury luck been the only thing holding this player back? Does he play in an innovative system? Answering yes to a combination of these questions can help shape a strong and aggressive draft strategy with an eye on nailing your mid-to-late-round draft picks and bringing home your league title.