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Fantasy Football: Finding 2020's breakout running back

In this series of articles, I’m looking at the breakout potential for running backs available in the middle rounds of fantasy drafts. This builds on my recent breakout receiver articles that profiled each of the second-year wide receivers. My research on 10 years of historical data points to second- and third-year backs as the most likely to break out from middling draft positions and also the most likely to generate the most excess value. 

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