The NFL is the most exciting time of the year with MLB playoffs starting and basketball right around the corner well (or at least that's the case every other year). I am a die-hard Chicago Bears fan, but I also consider myself an NFL fan.
I think the NFL is also fun because including the playoffs, it only takes up 21 weeks of the year, so it's not too watered down. No other sport can compare, nor does any sport besides the NFL have one single game where the whole country is watching.
In terms of fantasy football, it's easy to find breakout players and up-and-coming stars, but the defensive side doesn't get much love. This is why I have compiled a list of the top 10 up-and-coming defensive stars who I think will have breakout seasons.
I want to make a list of unknown players who are less publicised than others. For example, Ndamukong Suh will not be on this list because he is well-publicized, appearing on numerous television advertisements and ESPN shows.
Let's take a look.