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Jackson, McCoy Among Breakout Fantasy Players

With the NFL Draft in the rear-view mirror, another draft will be taking place for football fans around the world in the coming months - the fantasy football draft.

Michael Fabiano of NFL.com took a look at 10 players who are prime candidates to have a breakout season in 2010 and two of them are Eagles - wide receiver DeSean Jackson and running back LeSean McCoy.

Fabiano concluded that the change at the quarterback position should not change Jackson's value from a fantasy perspective.

"Jackson has seen his yardage and touchdown totals increase in each of his first two NFL seasons, and that's a trend that should continue in 2010," Fabiano wrote. "One of the most explosive playmakers in the league, he's the top option in an Eagles offense that will throw the football a ton. The loss of Donovan McNabb shouldn't hurt his value, either. Jackson had 250 yards and two scores in two games when Kevin Kolb started in 2009."

McCoy's value will certainly increase now that he's the featured back in the Eagles offense.

"The off-season release of Brian Westbrook opened the door for McCoy to take over the top spot on the Eagles' depth chart," Fabiano wrote. "While he won't put up Westbrook-type numbers right away, McCoy will have major reception and yardage potential in the offense of coach Andy Reid. As long as he can do a better job picking up the blitz, McCoy should see a majority of the team's snaps and major increase in statistical success."

The offense that put up the most points in franchise history last year will have plenty of options to keep fantasy owners drooling in 2010.

-- Posted by Chris McPherson, 11:15 a.m., May 12

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