New User? Sign Up / Forgot Your Password?
All Live
    All Live Projections

    Fantasy Breakout Stars (08/12/15)

    By John Ewing Director of Research and Analytics @johnewing
    2015 Fantasy Football - sleepers, busts and breakout players.

    Fantasy football is back!

    With that in mind, over the next few days we will provide our picks for 2015 sleepers, busts and breakout players based's 2015 Fantasy Football Rankings.

    Here is how we define each:

    Sleeper: A player not being drafted as a starter but should be.

    Bust: A player drafted as a starter but will disappoint.

    Breakout Player: A player we project to finish in the top five at their position but are not currently being drafted like a superstar.

    Note: Average draft position (ADP) is a composite of rankings from ESPN and Yahoo. Be sure to use the Fantasy Football Draft Machine for an additional edge in all your drafts.

    Looking for a daily fantasy edge? Check out our optimal lineups and projections.

    Previously: 2015 Fantasy Sleepers, 2015 Fantasy Busts and now Fantasy Breakout Stars.

    Tony Romo

    2015 projections: 4,011.9 passing yards, 35.5 TDs, 13.0 INTs
    2015 ADP: 8th quarterback, 56th overall
    2015 rankings: 4th quarterback, 38th overall

    Romo is a polarizing quarterback playing for a team that fans either love or hate. Look past the jersey and you see an incredibly efficient quarterback that threw 34 touchdowns (4th most) while only attempting 435 passes (23rd) last season.

    Dallas' line is great and the Cowboys will still look to run the ball but Romo's attempts, yards and touchdowns are projected to increase from a season ago. Romo finished outside the top ten last year but on a points-per-game basis he is a top three starter in 2015.

    Cam Newton

    2015 projections: 4,044.4 passing yards, 28.1 TDs, 15.5 INTs
    2015 ADP: 9th quarterback, 60th overall
    2015 rankings: 5th quarterback, 43rd overall

    Carolina's captain was a top five fantasy quarterback his first three years in the league. Injuries (ankle, rib) limited Newton early last season resulting in him finishing 15th among fantasy starters. A down year plus a fight in practice has depressed Newton's fantasy value, but we don't buy it.

    We are projecting Newton to have career highs in passing yards and touchdowns. Newton is also a proven runner and we project him to rush for 543.7 yards (2nd most among QBs) and 4.1 rushing touchdowns. The Panthers quarterback is a top-five fantasy option that is currently going in the sixth round or later in drafts.

    DeMarco Murray

    2015 projections: 1,164.5 rushing yards, 243.5 receiving yards, 13.1 Total TDs
    2015 ADP: 8th running back, 15th overall
    2015 rankings: 6th running back, 10th overall

    Uncertainty in the fantasy community breeds opportunity for the smart owner. Yes, Murray had 392 rushing attempts last year, the sixth most ever in a single season. History has not been kind to backs that top 370 carries but we don't believe in curses. Murray will have over 1,400 combined yards and double-digit touchdowns. While the Eagles new running back doesn't technically rank in our top-five (closest at this position), he does have the potential to finish there at the end of the season..

    Julio Jones

    2015 projections: 1,565.3 receiving yards, 7.4 TDs
    2015 ADP: 6th receiver, 17th overall
    2015 rankings: 4th receiver, 15th overall

    This is pretty straightforward. Jones finished in the top three in targets, receptions and yards last season. Yet he wasn't a top-five fantasy receiver. Why? Julio finished tied for 29th among receivers in touchdowns. His targets and yards should mirror last year's totals. If a few more of those receptions cross the goal line Jones will become a top-five wideout.

    Jordan Cameron

    2015 projections: 667.5 receiving yards, 6.2 TDs
    2015 ADP: 9th tight end, 101st overall
    2015 rankings: 6th tight end, 83rd overall

    Cameron is an injury risk, no doubt, but if the Dolphins tight end can stay healthy he has top-five potential (but like Murray doesn't actual rank in our top five). Cameron is projected to average fewer than two points per game than Jimmy Graham, the second tight end off the board, but is going seven rounds later in drafts. A full season could see Cameron return to his 2013 production (917 yards, 7 TDs) when he became a fantasy stud.

    Print This Article
    Backup QBs (08/13/15)
    Fantasy Busts (08/11/15)
    Want More Tips and Information? Click To Register!





    The Predictalator

    The Predictalator is the most advanced sports forecasting software available today because it has the ability to account for all of the relevant statistical interactions of the players, coaches, officials, home field advantage and weather in each game.

    Picks for every game, including our Play Value Key and Calculator recommendations for optimal bankroll management and access to the Play Analyzer can be purchased in the Shop or by game here.

    03/27/2017 Highlight: With the start of MLB right around the corner, we can use our ResultsFinder tool to uncover some past success in baseball. April has historically been a great month for the Predictalator, as evidenced by last season's outstanding 41-22 (65.1%) record on all "normal" or better ML, RL, and O/U plays. A $50 bettor would have profited a whopping $1,002 using our recommended wager sizes in April. MLB season win totals have also been extremely fruitful in the history of this site, with the Predictalator producing an outstanding 54-19 (74.0%) record on all playable win totals.

    March Madness is winding down and it was another solid month for the Predictalator. There were a total of 69 "normal" or better college hoops positions (sides and totals) in the month of March, and the Predictalator posted a strong 42-27 (60.9%) record, generating $704 in total profits. NBA has also followed suit with "normal" or better positions winning at a 58.1% clip since the beginning of February, and at a 57.9% clip for March.

    NHL profits continue to roll right along as well, as the Predictalator has cashed in on nine of 12 "normal" or better positions in March. The Predictalator has now amassed an incredible 45-28 (61.6%) on all "normal" or better money lines, puck lines, and totals this season, totaling $499 in total profits for a ?$50 bettor.

    Check out the Shop now to learn more.

    Recommended Features



    MLB Win Totals - Over/Under Picks
    We take a look at the 2017 MLB over/under team season win totals. Highlighted, "normal" or better MLB Win Total Picks are 54-19 all-time. See free picks on the Cubs, Dodgers, Phillies and more.

    Updated Bracket Odds - Final Four
    The Predictalator simulates the Final Four 50,000 times to see how likely each remaining team is to win the NCAA Tournament



    All registered accounts are subject to our General Terms Of Service. Content is intended for informational purposes only. This is not a gambling website.

    FSTA Member 2015
    Home | The Predictalator | Blog | Privacy |  Media Contact |  B2B Solutions |  Sitemap |  Customer Support | 
    © 2010-2015, LLC. All rights reserved. | Site Designed by