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Sam Bradford, QB, Rams: Between injuries and a brutal schedule, it just wasn't happening last year for Bradford. Fisher will have that defense humming, and Bradford will feast on a light schedule. I like his weapons, too. Steve Smith, the return of Danny Amendola and Danario Alexander, not to mention the addition of some impressive rookies like Brian Quick and Isaiah Pead.
Jay Cutler, QB, Bears: This is obvious. He's finally got some weapons, he's finally got an OC that isn't going to put him in a position to get his head knocked off, and before his injury last year he was on the precipice of becoming an elite fantasy QB. With Brandon Marshall, Alshon Jeffery and a running back tandem that has both players able to catch the ball out of the backfield, look for Cutler to join the 4,500 yard/30 touchdown club this season.
Michael Vick, QB, Eagles: How is Vick a breakout player? It's because he was so bad last season. There was too much negativity in Philadelphia last year; too much pressure, too much expectation and too much attention. With the spotlight off, and the Eagles able to fly under the radar, look for Vick to return to elite status this season. He's still got all the weapons he had last year, and the defense is going to be much, much better after their draft and free-agent acquisitions.
Carson Palmer, QB, Raiders: I thought it was going to happen when he rolled into Oakland, but I overestimated how quickly he could get comfortable. Palmer is surrounded by weapons and he knows how to use them. He's in better shape than we've seen in half a decade, and this is a make-or-break year for him. He's a prideful guy, and I envision an aerial-attack approach to the season from the Raiders.