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2013 Fantasy Football Minute: AFC South Breakout Player

Fantasy Minute: AFC South Breakout Player
Fantasy Minute: AFC South Breakout Player
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Ryan Fowler

Ryan Fowler has spent the past 10 years covering and talking sports on TV and radio, in newspapers and on the web. He joined FOXSports.com as lead Fantasy Sports Editor and also acts as Digital Content Manager at WhatIfSports.com. Follow him on Twitter. Listen to his FOX Sports Team Report Podcasts on SoundCloud and iTunes

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My 2013 fantasy football breakout star coming out of the AFC South is Indianapolis Colts' wide receiver, T.Y. Hilton.  Other nominees considered were Texans' rookie wide receiver, DeAndre Hopkins, and the Titans' Kendall Wright

Some fantasy football owners could be critical of the pick because you could make the argument that Hilton broke out last season.  The speedy receiver finished with 50 receptions for 861 yards and seven touchdowns.  However, with Donnie Avery now in Kansas City (125 targets in 2012) and Darrius Heyward-Bey having a rough camp, Hilton is in position to become a star behind Reggie Wayne.  Wayne will continue to be Andrew Luck's security blanket and possession receiver, but when it comes to strrrrrretching the field, Hilton is option No. 1.  He led the team with 17.2 yards per reception last season (5th in the NFL).  Hilton's average draft position is currently the 10th round, which in my opinion is a bargain as I believe he's making a strong push to become a reliable WR2 in Indianapolis.

2013 BREAKOUT FANTASY FOOTBALL STARS

AFC East | North | South | West

NFC East | North | South | West

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