With the NFL draft almost two months away, a lot of attention will focus toward some incoming rookies who could boost your fantasy football teams. However, there are quite a few second-year players also set to make a name for themselves and ones you should not give up on yet.
Whether it’s a player who shined down the stretch—i.e., a Montee Ball or Cordarrelle Patterson—or a player set for an increased role (Andre Ellington), the following 10 players (ranked in order of fantasy relevance) mentioned in this slideshow should be ready to break out in their sophomore seasons.
Excluded from this list will be second-year players who have already established themselves (i.e., Eddie Lacy, Le’Veon Bell, Keenan Allen, Giovani Bernard, etc.) in their rookie campaigns. So while these are not the sexiest names, they are primed to make some headway in 2014 and should be on your radar come draft day.