On Target: Second-Half Breakout Candidates

On Target: Second-Half Breakout Candidates

This article is part of our On Target series.

The vast majority of words spilled in this column are about elite, or at least upper tier, fantasy football pass catchers. Your DeAndre Hopkins', Travis Kelce's and the like. In this week's column, I wanted to do a little something different and analyze 10 players with 40 or less targets who are in for a volume increase, either for the rest of this season or in 2018.

Curtis Samuel

More than anyone else in this column, Samuel should be the one you are rushing to your waiver wire to pickup. The departed Kelvin Benjamin was a bulky, slow, stocky wide receiver. Samuel ran a 4.31 40 at the combine and was a multi-positional weapon while in college. Cam Newton is legit awful at throwing into tight windows (under 3.5 AYA while throwing into tight coverage this season, per NFL.com's Next Gen stats) and Samuel is very unlike the slow moving Benjamin and Devin Funchess. If Samuel is able to get his Ted Ginn/Philly Brown on, he could be this year's breakout WR that wins leagues down the stretch. Cam did not forget how to play football overnight, I feel very confident in stating that.

Demarcus Robinson

With Chris Conley injured for quite some time with a ruptured Achilles and Albert Wilson leaving last week's game with a lower-body injury, Robinson is now the primary starting WR for the Chiefs. Tyreek Hill moves around the formation, playing in the slot, the backfield, all over the place.

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Davis Mattek
Davis Mattek has played DFS for a living for over a year and began in the fantasy sports industry in 2012. He is a member of the FSTA and FSWA.
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