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2014 Fantasy Football: 5 Players Worth Taking a Late Round Flyer On

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2014 Fantasy Football: 5 Players Worth a Late Round Flyer

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Fantasy leagues are won within the last few rounds of the draft. The key thing to do is look for players with low-risk and high-upside to take your team to the next level if they do indeed have a breakout year. Take a look at some of the guys that owners should take a chance on late in 12-team to 14-team fantasy drafts.

5. RB Mark Ingram

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5. RB Mark Ingram

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Drew Brees can sure throw the ball; there's no doubt about that, but the Saints aren't a big running team. Even though they don't run first, it doesn't mean that there isn't value at the position. The former Heisman winner still has high upside and the ability to produce if he gets enough carries. There is no clear-cut No. 1 running back on the Saints, but Ingram had a solid preseason and has the chance to claim that role.

4. QB Johnny Manziel

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4. QB Johnny Manziel

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It's all about upside, and Manziel does not disappoint when it comes to that. If, and when, the Browns name Manziel their starter during the regular season, owners should be quick to put the rookie quarterback in their lineups. Sure, he's a risky pick because there is a chance that he might not get a chance to start, but I think he will and should reward owners when he gets his chance. The Browns may not be good, but Manziel could be.

3. TE Zach Ertz

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3. TE Zach Ertz

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The new Chip Kelly offense will be in full swing in year two, so Ertz is a guy to target late in your draft. The news is out on Ertz, so some owners may jump the gun to get him, but it wouldn't surprise me if he ended up as a top-10 fantasy TE at the end of the season. Standing at 6-foot-5, 250 pounds he is the perfect red zone target for QB Nick Foles, and I predict a lot of touchdowns between the two this year.

2. RB Carlos Hyde

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2. RB Carlos Hyde

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The 49ers love to run the ball, and starting running back Frank Gore is getting up there in age. Hyde is the perfect replacement for Gore when he begins his inevitable decline. Every year there are a few running backs who break out and make their way into starting fantasy lineups, and Hyde has the potential to do just that. He's a force between the tackles, and I expect him to slowly overtake Gore during the season, even if the veteran does well.

1. WR Kelvin Benjamin

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1. WR Kelvin Benjamin

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The Panthers are thin at wide receiver, and rookie Benjamin is the No. 1 target the team has been searching for. I'm more worried about Cam Newton and his injury than I am Benjamin, because this kid is going to be good. Benjamin is tall, fast and has a great pair of hands. Even in 12-team leagues he is going undrafted or taken in the last round. He had 15 TDs in his final year of college, and I predict 7-10 scores as long as Newton is healthy.

Vinny Lanni is a New York Jets writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter or add him to your network on Google.