Lions WR Ryan Brolyes is a 'likely breakout candidate'
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Lions WR Ryan Brolyes is a 'likely breakout candidate'

Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official website has given wide receiver Ryan Broyles @RyanBroyles a tag that fantasy owners have been giving him for the past couple of months. Twentyman wrote Tuesday that Broyles is a "likely breakout candidate" this season because Broyles "has a unique ability to decipher man versus zone concepts and find the open spaces in the defense. Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford refers to him as a 'chain mover.' He's a 50-catch candidate this season."
Broyles tore his right ACL about seven and a half months ago and is ahead of schedule with his rehab. He even took part in some drills during June minicamp.

Fantasy Analysis:

I think 50 is a low number for Broyles if he is healthy. He will probably be limited during training camp, but I expect him to be full go by the start of the regular season. He caught 22 passes between Week 7 and Week 13 last year before his injury. If Broyles makes it through an entire season, it shouldn't take him long to pass Nate Burleson in the pecking order, and I think his reception total will be between 60-70, especially in an offense that threw more than 700 passes last season with no change of philosophy in sight. A healthy Broyles could be a huge value pick as a WR4/WR5.

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just a FF question for u. I see u have David Wilson rated a little higher than Lamar Miller. I am in a PPR league. and Wilson will definitely share carries with Brown. shouldn't Lamar Miller be rated higher in a PPR league than Wilson ? Thanks and congrats on ur rating this year. Yall made top 3 ratings on the web

Posted by:
ehall_50 07/21/13 11:29 PM Writer

I don't have any input in the rankings, but I think it's a matter of feel and opinion. I am fine with Wilson being ahead of Miller even with Brown in the picture. I think he's the better player. I don't think he should be No. 12, but we are pretty confident about Wilson this year:

Posted by:
Brian Murphy 07/22/13 02:49 PM

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