Excerpt: "Continuing our look at players who could potentially break out in 2013, or at least become consistent contributors to fantasy football rosters, we turn to the quarterback position.
Eli Manning, Giants (Average Draft Position 9.07, 13th quarterback over all) – Not a sleeper in the classic sense, since he has two Super Bowl rings and was a top-six fantasy quarterback just a year before his disappointing 2012 season. But in a year when there has been a lot of talk about how deep the quarterback position is, little of that talk has included Manning. Yet, there are plenty of reasons to believe he will bounce back into fantasy owners’ good graces this year.
A healthy Hakeem Nicks, who has been a major part of Manning’s success, is leagues better than the statistics line he posted in 2012, and he should be highly motivated to produce entering a contract year. The second-year wideout Rueben Randle has taken a major step forward, according to the offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride, and the addition of the sure-handed tight end Brandon Myers (78 percent catch rate, first among tight ends in 2012) is not a downgrade from Martellus Bennett by any means. The signing of the veteran Louis Murphy certainly was not earth-shattering, but it does give the passing game some much-needed field-stretching speed, and at the very least he is an upgrade over the underachieving Jerrel Jernigan.
With Victor Cruz now signed, Manning will have one of the most potent passing attacks in the league at his disposal, and let’s not overlook the addition of the first-round draft pick Justin Pugh to an offensive line that allowed the fewest sacks in the N.F.L last season." Read more...