All fantasy football team owners love when they find that "diamond in the rough" or the player that will have a breakout season. Sometimes, these players chip in 10-15 points a game, while a select few become the ones that will save your fantasy team by averaging 20-25 points per game. This article will help you find those breakout players that will go a long way towards helping your fantasy team.
NOTE: All projections use a standard ESPN.com scoring system.
Malcom Floyd falls in as a deep sleeper but is likely to rise to a 10-15 PPG categories. With Vincent Jackson, suspended three games as a result of a DUI arrest, Floyd should be the No. 1 wide receiver during at minimum the three weeks Jackson is suspended. This increase in playing time will creating many opportunities to get decent fantasy numbers.
Floyd is also known for his toughness, so he should be able to excel in getting yards after the catch.
PPG Projection: 12-15
Dez Bryant has the best opportunity to put up great fantasy numbers for one simple reason, he will most likely be the No. 1 wide receiver coming into the regular season. He is beating Roy Williams out in training camp, and Williams has struggled as a Dallas Cowboys.
In addition, Bryant has game changing ability and has the speed to counter. With a nose for the endzone, Bryant caught 29 touchdowns in his career at Oklahoma State. Bryants number will most likely add up to an elite fantasy football player.
PPG Projection: 17-23
Chad Henne is definitely a "can't miss" sleeper. He made the most out of his opportunity last season to start, and with the release of regular season starter Chad Pennington, Henne will have essentially no competition for the starting quarterback job or the Miami Dolphins. His specialty at Michigan and the NFL is throwing 20-30 yard passes and in college demonstrated an ability to erupt in spurts.
To sum it all up, Henne is the quarterback of the future for the Miami Dolphins and his fantasy performance should be good if he stays healthy.
PPG Projection: 20-25