It's that time of year! The time where every fantasy football expert (and non-expert) identifies the players they feel will be breakouts in the coming NFL season. The most notable of all fantasy experts continues to be Matthew Berry, also known as the "Talented Mr. Roto," who released his top 2019 breakouts during ESPN's fantasy football marathon.
Berry's list has two QBs and three position players, led by Baker Mayfield. After taking over the spotlight in Cleveland last season, the Browns' second-year quarterback now has an array of weapons around him in an offense that figures to be one of the best in football in 2019.
At No. 2 is Kyler Murray. The learning curve for the top overall pick is seemingly a small one, since he will be running an offense he's already familiar with in Arizona. In his short preseason appearance, Murray looked poised and incredibly athletic, hitting on his passes and extending plays with his legs. He could end up being a bargain with his current average draft position (ADP) of QB12.
Chris Godwin and Vance McDonald are seemingly on this list for similar reasons. And that is because there are a lot of targets up for grabs on their teams, which they could ultimately absorb. Godwin is expected to be on the field much more in Tampa, and new head coach Bruce Arians said he could catch 100 passes. McDonald plays in a Steelers' offense that will look different without Antonio Brown, and the big tight end could be a go-to target for Ben Roethlisberger.
Berry's No. 5 breakout candidate is Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones, who has been impressive in short bursts in the NFL. He's finally expected to be given a full workload under new head coach Matt LaFleur and there have also been reports of a potential increase in his usage in the team's passing game. With all of those things on Jones' side, it's no wonder he rounds on TMR's list of top breakouts in 2019.
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