2016 Fantasy Sleeper And Breakout Running Backs  
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2016 Fantasy Sleeper And Breakout Running Backs

Everyone wants to try and find the fantasy sleepers for the coming year. Many analysts and experts come out with sleeper picks and predictions for which players will have a breakout year. These players can be the difference between winning or losing your fantasy league, because they are usually drafted in lower rounds or picked up as a free agent because they are not household names when the season starts. If you can identify which players will have a breakout season then you can use a late round pick to select them, so the risk is usually minimal.

Below are the projected 2016 Fantasy Running Back Sleepers, which have the largest projected increase in fantasy points for the upcoming season compared to last season. Players are also listed who have moved up the depth chart from being a backup to now being a starter so their playing time should increase and thus they could be a potential fantasy sleeper.

  Position Sleepers:
  QB | RB | WR | TE | K
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2016 Fantasy Running Backs Sleepers & Breakout Players
   Player    Team 2016 Total Fantasy Points Projection 2015 Total Fantasy Points
   1. Lorenzo Taliaferro [+]    Baltimore Ravens 71.28 12.15
   2. Dion Lewis [+]    New England Patriots 145.55 66.80
   3. Jamaal Charles [+]    Kansas City Chiefs 137.93 75.25
   4. Le'Veon Bell [+]    Pittsburgh Steelers 140.18 80.40
   5. Ameer Abdullah [+]    Detroit Lions 121.83 86.95
   6. Jeremy Langford [+]    Chicago Bears 130.65 109.65
   7. Matt Jones [+]    Washington Redskins 101.38 88.20
   8. Ryan Mathews [+]    Philadelphia Eagles 113.98 103.20
   9. DeMarco Murray [+]    Tennessee Titans 138.30 128.00
   10. C.J. Anderson [+]    Denver Broncos 119.05 111.15


 
2016 Players Who Have Moved Up the Depth Chart
   Player    Team 2016 Depth Chart 2015 Depth Chart 2016 Total Fantasy Points Projection 2015 Total Fantasy Points
   1. Jeremy Langford [+]    Chicago Bears 1 2 130.65 109.65
   2. Ameer Abdullah [+]    Detroit Lions 1 3 121.83 86.95
   3. C.J. Anderson [+]    Denver Broncos 1 2 119.05 111.15
   4. Ryan Mathews [+]    Philadelphia Eagles 1 2 113.98 103.20
   5. Matt Jones [+]    Washington Redskins 1 2 101.38 88.20
   6. Juwan Thompson [+]    Denver Broncos 1 2 41.55 7.35
   7. Aaron Ripkowski [+]    Green Bay Packers 1 2 23.04 .90