The Complete 2013 Fantasy Football Primer

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The Complete 2013 Fantasy Football Primer
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Drew Brees is a 5,000-yard lock, right? Well, Father Time is undefeated, and expectations lead to disappointment.

A Google search for fantasy football sleepers reveals almost 2.5 million results. Fantasy football breakouts: almost 750,000. Fantasy football busts: just over 500,000.

Information overload.

You have come to a place that wraps up all of your fantasy football draft preparation in one tidy package: Bleacher Report's fantasy football 2013 preview. All the sleepers, busts and breakouts at each position are outlined and analyzed for you here.

Fantasy drafters have endless resources for content, but simple is best. A cluttered mind is a slower one.

All you need for your draft is a good single-page cheat sheeta set of updated average draft positions and an understanding of how public perception alters fantasy's reality.

Ah, fantasy's reality. That seemingly contradictory phrase.

See, anyone can play fantasy football, but not everyone truly understands what a sleeper, bust and breakout are in fantasy terms. Everything is relative to position.

A sleeper is any player who falls in a draft. It can happen for a variety of reasons, most of which are unjustified.

A bust is any player who has the potential to disappoint this season at his relative draft position. No one cares if your late-round pick disappoints you, because you can cut him and replace him without missing a beat. So—and this is where the fantasy laymen have some issues with this writer—you have to label some of the most intriguing names in fantasy football as potential busts.

How about this one: Drew Brees. Don't worry, I haven't lost my mind. I will explain that pick in the ensuing slides.

A breakout is any player primed for a career year. He can be very similar to a sleeper, as a breakout is going to widely outperform his draft position too. But unlike a sleeper, a breakout doesn't have to fall in drafts. He can be a reasonably liked player the masses just don't see as ready to take the huge step from good to great.

I will take you through it all step by step and position by position. Click through and prepare to dominate the competition.

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