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article image2016 NFL Fantasy Football: Best bounce back options for 2016

By Larry Seely     Jul 10, 2016 in Sports
With NFL training camps set to open in the next three weeks, it's time to begin the process of finding not only the best players for the upcoming football season, but also those sleepers that can help fantasy football owners win a championship in 2016.
Todd Gurley of the LA Rams made some headlines this weekend with his statement that he should be the top selection by draft geeks this season; and while experts will disagree with the young running back, he is definitely a top-10 worthy contender.
With the resources at hand, several players could make an argument for being number one on the player rankings board. Quarterback Cam Newton of Carolina had a terrific season in 2015 and should have a couple more weapons to work with this year. If the Panthers find just a few more yards and points this season, the former Auburn star could have a massive year and light up the scoreboard for owners willing to nab him in the early stages of their draft.
Wide receiver Antonio Brown was another player with big numbers last year and when healthy, showed consistency and the ability to take over the game with his elusive speed and quickness. The Steelers could find other ways to involve their star wide receiver in the offense, including lining the young man up in the back field, making him a top-three pick no matter what kind of league owners play in.
Fantasy football is all about finding those players that have under-performed in the past and could finally have that breakout season. This year a number of players are looking to either bounce back from injuries or live up to their status when taken in the NFL Draft.
Melvin Gordon of San Diego was considered one of the best running back prospects when entering the league last year, but 650 yards and a 3.5 yards per carry average proved otherwise. The youngster will get another opportunity to prove his worth as the teams number one back and with an upgrade on the offensive line, 1,000 yards and six-eight touchdowns would be a great year for the young man and a great pickup for owners looking for depth in the middle and late rounds.
Quarterbacks are always under the microscope and Teddy Bridgewater of Minnesota will be watched closely this year. The Vikings added some weapons in the draft and will look to use the passing game more in 2016, making the former Louisville star a perfect sleeper pick and someone who could become a star this season.
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