The key to winning in fantasy football is knowing things others do not, whether that be a sleeper or a bust, the only way to win consistently in fantasy football is to stay ahead of the curve. One way to do that is identify sleepers such as Carolina Panthers wide receiver Brandon LaFell, who is primed for a breakout season in 2012.
LaFell may not be on the radar of many fantasy owners now but he will be once he starts putting up big numbers this season, which is why it is important to get the jump on him before everyone else does.
A metric that is really gaining steam in the fantasy football world in terms of measuring wide receiver productivity is yards per target. After all, a player cannot control how many times he gets the football, only once with he does with the opportunities that come his way.
In this area LaFell excelled. He was targeted by Panthers quarterback Cam Newton 56 times last season and the former third-round draft out of LSU, turned those 56 targets in 36 recepti...