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2013 Fantasy Minute: NFC East Breakout Player

Ryan Fowler on the potential fantasy breakout player in the NFC East.
Ryan Fowler on the potential fantasy breakout player in the NFC East.
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Ryan Fowler

Ryan Fowler has spent the past 10 years covering and talking sports on TV and radio, in newspapers and on the web. He joined as lead Fantasy Sports Editor and also acts as Digital Content Manager at Follow him on Twitter. Listen to his FOX Sports Team Report Podcasts on SoundCloud and iTunes


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My 2013 fantasy football breakout star coming out of the NFC East is Redskins' tight end Fred Davis. Other nominees considered were Giants' receiver Reuben Randle and tight end Brandon Myers.

Out of all the training camps, few have carried more intrigue than the Redskins.  Call it a rift, a spat, a dad looking out for his franchise son, but Mike Shanahan's handling (coddling?) of Robert Griffin III's rehab has been interesting.  The good news is fantasy owners know RG3 will play this season.  It's just a matter of how much he runs compared to last season when he rushed for over 800 yards with seven touchdowns.  I believe RG3 evolves into more of a pocket passer, letting Alfred Morris run the rock, and starts to increase the fantasy value of Pierre Garcon and Davis.

Before he missed a chunk of time the last few seasons due to suspension and injury, Davis was a fantasy star on the rise.  He just couldn't seem to stay out of his own way off-the-field.  In five seasons, Davis averaged over 12 yards per reception with 12 touchdowns on his resume.  As deep as the tight end pool is this fantasy football season, Davis is worth a look towards the end of drafts.


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