The biggest breakouts in fantasy football this season

Thursday January 9th, 2014
Knowshon Moreno was expected to play behind Montee Ball, but he broke out in the season's first half.
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Rivers served notice that he was back right off the bat, throwing for 195 yards and four touchdowns in a Week 1 loss to the Texans. He ripped apart the Eagles the following week, racking up 419 yards and three scores in a 33-30 win over the eventual NFC East champions. By time the first month of the season was over, Rivers had 1,199 yards and 11 touchdowns. He finished the season with 4,478 yards, 32 touchdowns and just 11 interceptions. The yardage and touchdown totals were the second best of his career, and the 11 picks were the fewest he'd thrown since tossing nine in 2009. He had three 400-yard games and six three-touchdown games this season, ending the year as fantasy's No. 6 quarterback. Fifteen signal callers were drafted ahead of him in the average draft this year, including Michael Vick and Eli Manning. That likely won't be the case next season.

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