32 teams, 32 sleeping giants: One breakout player for each team
New York Giants: Damontre Moore
When he wasn't getting kicked out of games (it only happened once), Giants defensive end Damontre Moore was an absolute terror when rushing the passer in 2014. Dan Schneier breaks down why Moore will be the Giants' 'sleeping giant' in 2015. For the complete analysis, head here.
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Dallas Cowboys: Tyrone Crawford
After moving from defensive end to the three-technique defensive tackle position over the final stretch of the 2014 season, Cowboys DT Tyrone Crawford was a force. Dan Schneier breaks down why you need to overlook Crawford's sack totals and focus on his QB hits and hurries as heads into his first full season at the three-technique position. For Schneier's complete analysis, head here.
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Washington Redskins: Niles Paul
Through the first four games of the 2014 season, before being knocked out with a concussion, Redskins TE Niles Paul was on pace for 84 receptions and 1,252 receiving yards. Dan Schneier makes the case for why Paul is about to break out. To check out his complete analysis, head here.
Philadelphia Eagles: Vinny Curry
Despite playing just 397 defensive snaps, Eagles edge rusher Vinny Curry finished with nine sacks in 2014. Curry is on the fast track toward additional playing time at outside linebacker, in addition to defensive end, in 2015. Dan Schneier breaks down why Curry is set to break out this season. To check out his complete analysis, head here.
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Green Bay Packers: B.J. Raji
Back in 2010, Packers DT B.J. Raji was one of the most promising interior defensive linemen in the NFL. Several injuries later he is somewhat of a forgotten man. The Packers need someone to emerge as a presence in the middle of their line, and Kevin Boilard makes the case for why Raji is due for a major bounce-back season. To check out his complete analysis, head here.
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Detroit Lions: Ezekiel Ansah
After losing both Ndamukong Suh and Nick Fairley from their defensive line, the Lions could really use a breakout season from one of their other linemen. Kevin Boilard makes the case that Lions DE Ezekiel Ansah is primed to become one of the NFL's elite pass rushers in 2015. To check out his complete analysis, head here.
Minnesota Vikings: Mike Wallace
After being miscast in the Miami Dolphins' West Coast offense, wide receiver Mike Wallace has got to be happy moving to the Vikings vertical offense under OC Norv Turner. Kevin Boilard makes the case for why Wallace could emerge as one of the NFL's premier wide receiver threats again in 2015. For his complete analysis, head here.
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Chicago Bears: Jared Allen
Jared Allen, 33, may be getting up there in age, but he is the most accomplished active pass-rusher in the NFL. After switching to outside linebacker in the 3-4 base defense, Allen will enter training camp with a renewed drive to prove that he's still a premier pass rusher in the NFL. Kevin Boilard makes the case for why his bounce-back season will be a key factor if the Bears' defense is going to turn things around in 2015. For his complete analysis, head here.
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Carolina Panthers: Devin Funchess
Devin Funchess is a big-bodied rookie wide receiver who lacks straight-line deep speed, but excels at high-pointing the ball and using his big frame to make plays down the field. The last time that Panthers GM Dave Gettleman drafted himself a wide receiver like this was 2014 when he selected Kelvin Benjamin. That one worked out pretty well. Jeff Smith makes the case for why Funchess will have Panthers fans forgetting about the team's issues along the offensive line. For his complete analysis, head here.
New Orleans Saints: Nick Toon
It has been a long time coming for Saints WR Nick Toon. Through his first three NFL seasons, Toon has just 21 total receptions. With Jimmy Graham and Kenny Stills no longer in town, Jeff Smith breaks down why that is all about to change as Toon becomes a household name for Saints fans. To check out his complete analysis, head here.
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Atlanta Falcons: Tony Moeaki
Sometimes you have to dig deep to find a sleeping giant -- I'm talking really deep. The Falcons have failed to find production at the tight end position since Tony Gonzalez decided to hang up his cleats. Jeff Smith makes the case for why a once promising prospect, TE Tony Moeaki, can finally take that giant step forward in Kyle Shanahan's new offensive scheme. For his complete analysis, head here.
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Kenny Bell
If 2014 proved anything for sure, it's that rookie wide receivers can make an immediate impact in today's pass-heavy NFL landscape. The Buccaneers had a rookie WR of their own break out and Mike Evans nearly won the NFL's Rookie of The Year award. Jeff Smith makes the case for why another rookie WR can break out in a big way for the Buccaneers in 2015. To check out his complete analysis, head here.
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Seattle Seahawks: Russell Wilson
'Too small. Inconsistent passer out of the pocket.' That was a recent quote from an anonymous NFL insider who doesn’t consider Wilson a top-tier quarterback. Trevor Wong makes the case that Wilson is finally ready to silence any doubters with his brand new supporting cast. For his complete analysis, head here.
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San Francisco 49ers: Carlos Hyde
When the 49ers selected Carlos Hyde in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft, they had plans to groom him to take over for Frank Gore as their foundation back. After Gore headed to the Colts in free agency, Hyde's time is now. Hyde has size and burst, he's elusive and he's powerful. Trevor Wong makes the case for why he will break out in 2015. To find his complete analysis, head here.
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Arizona Cardinals: John Brown
Everyone knows Larry Fitzgerald and Michael Floyd, but it could be pint-sized WR John Brown who finished 2015 as the Cardinals' leading receiver. Brown developed an excellent rapport with Carson Palmer before Palmer's season was lost to an ACL tear. With Palmer back, Trevor Wong makes the case for why the sky is the limit in Brown's sophomore season. For his complete analysis, head here.
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St. Louis Rams: Tavon Austin
Tavon Austin hasn't been everything the Rams envisioned when they made him the No. 8 overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, but that could all change in 2015. New offensive coordinator Frank Cignetti plans to get Austin more involved in the offense in 2015. Trevor Wong breaks down why Austin is set to become a major factor. For his complete analysis, head here.
New England Patriots: Malcolm Butler
His game-winning interception is the stuff of legend, and now CB Malcolm Butler has an opportunity to emerge as one of the Patriots' best cornerbacks in 2015. After allowing starters Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner to walk in free agency, Butler has a clear path to a starting spot. Cameron DaSilva breaks down why he is ready to break out in 2015. For his complete analysis, head here.
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New York Jets: Calvin Pryor
Calvin Pryor had an up-and-down rookie season, but there is reason for hope as we head into his sophomore year. Todd Bowles takes over a head coach, and Cameron DaSilva breaks down why that one change can spark a breakout season for Pryor. For his complete analysis, head here.
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Buffalo Bills: Stephon Gilmore
When Rex Ryan arrived on the scene in Buffalo, he introduced some of his big plans for the current roster. One of those was to utilize CB Stephon Gilmore as the defense's 'shadow' cornerback. This means he will be matched up with the best wide receivers in the game and often left on an island without safety help over the top. Cameron DaSilva breaks down why Ryan's scheme will help Gilmore finally become one of the NFL's premier cornerbacks in 2015. For his complete analysis, head here.
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Miami Dolphins: Jarvis Landry
The Miami Dolphins used the offseason to completely retool QB Ryan Tannehill's arsenal. Mike Wallace was replaced by wide receivers Kenny Stills and Devante Parker, and the team also added 'move' tight end Jordan Cameron. The one WR who remained a constant is Jarvis Landry. Cameron DaSilva makes the case for why this sophomore WR is set to break out in 2015. For his complete analysis, head here.
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Pittsburgh Steelers: Arthur Moats
If you don't know No. 55, linebacker Arthur Moats, then it's time you learned his name. The Steelers LB graded out with strong grades against the pass and run, according to the game analysts at Pro Football Focus. He could be the key piece in a revamped Steelers defense that has undergone a major push to get younger this offseason. Jason Garcia breaks down why Moats is the key component to the Steelers' defense. For his complete analysis, head here.
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Baltimore Ravens: Crockett Gillmore
Ravens tight end Crockett Gillmore doesn't only have an awesome name, he's also got a very underrated game. In his rookie season, he was used primarily as a blocker, but his teammates have noticed a much-improved player overall during the Ravens' spring practices. Jason Garcia makes the case for why Gillmore could become a TE that everyone knows about after the 2015 season . . . even you fantasy footballers! To check out his complete analysis, head here.
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Cincinnati Bengals: Darqueze Dennard
The Bengals keep selecting cornerbacks in the early rounds, and in turn, the secondary never seems to be as big of an issue as it is for most NFL teams. Jason Garcia breaks down why one of their recent first-rounders, Darqueze Dennard, is set to emerge as the team's true No. 1 CB in 2015. For his complete analysis, head here.
Cleveland Browns: Rob Housler
New tight end Rob Housler is going to catch 50 balls this season. Fantasy footballers have heard that before, but this year, everything is lined up for Housler to finally have that breakout campaign. Sure he is one question mark among many for the Browns passing attack, but Jason Garcia makes his case for Housler here.
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Indianapolis Colts: Donte Moncrief
The Colts added Andre Johnson and first-rounder Phillip Dorsett to their wide receiver corps, but it's Donte Moncrief who Brad Sonneborn wants you to keep an eye on. The sophomore wide receiver was extremely impressive when given any and every opportunity in his rookie season. To check out Sonneborn's complete analysis, head here.
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Houston Texans: Xavier Su'a-Filo
Texans offensive guard Xavier Su'a-Filo is flying way under the radar after being on the bench for the majority of his rookie season. But he is a top offensive line prospect with incredible movement skills. The Texans will look to continue to run the ball to open up the pass, with one of the NFL's elite running backs in Arian Foster. Brad Sonneborn makes the case for why Su'a-Filo could emerge as a big factor in 2015. For his complete analysis, head here.
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Tennessee Titans: Avery Williamson
If you're a Titans fan, chances are you saw No. 54 flying at the ball carrier quite often in 2014. Not many people know about Titans LB Avery Williamson, but the former fifth-rounder was quietly one of the most productive players on Ray Horton's defense in 2014. He has room to grow and Brad Sonneborn makes the case that he will in 2015. For his complete analysis, head here.
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Jacksonville Jaguars: Allen Robinson
Wide receiver Allen Robinson is quickly becoming a favorite in the fantasy football community, and the projections for his 2015 production are getting borderline ridiculous. Can you blame the experts? Robinson has the size and ridiculous leaping ability to emerge as Blake Bortles' No. 1 target and one of the best young receivers in the NFL. Brad Sonneborn makes the case for why everyone will know of Robinson after the 2015 season. For his complete analysis, head here.
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Denver Broncos: Virgil Green
Did you know that the Broncos' new head coach Gary Kubiak has a history of turning in breakout seasons for his tight ends? Did you also know that Virgil Green was once a top target for Colin Kaepernick when they played together at Nevada? Nick Toney makes the case that Julius Thomas' departure opens the door for a breakout for Green. At some point soon, we will stop pigeonholing him as a blocking tight end only. For Toney's complete analysis, head here.
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San Diego Chargers: Jason Verrett
Chargers cornerback Jason Verrett will never be the tallest or the biggest at his position, but few players at his position display ball-hawking skills like Verrett showed off during his rookie season. Nick Toney makes the case that Verrett will emerge as the Chargers' top cornerback in 2015. For his complete analysis, head here.
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Kansas City Chiefs: Travis Kelce
If there's anyone who can come even close to duplicating the success that Rob Gronkowski has found at the tight end position, it's Travis Kelce. Like Gronk, Kelce is the rare breed of tight end who has displayed flashes of being a dominant receiver and a dominant blocker. Nick Toney makes the case that 2015 is when Kelce puts it all together over the entire season. For his complete analysis, head here.
Oakland Raiders: Malcolm Smith
Remember Malcolm Smith? You know, the LB who was named Super Bowl MVP while with the Seattle Seahawks. Smith signed with the Raiders this offseason and he joins a young defense with a lot of raw talent. Nick Toney makes the case for why Smith has a chance to help the defense finally emerge as a consistent force on a weekly basis. For his complete analysis, head here.