5 Up-And-Coming NFL Players Who Could Break Out in Week 12

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5 Up-And-Coming NFL Players Who Could Break Out in Week 12

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Every week there seems to be a breakout game for a few players. The player has obvious talent and when looking back at their past achievements you often see how it's happened. The NFL is the most unpredictable sport in the world, and therefore it can often be hard to predict which players will have these sensational games.

It's one of the reasons millions of fans across America, and the world, love the game. You never know what might happen, and you most certainly don't know which player on your team's roster will be the star player. A lot of people expected a good season from St. Louis Rams wide receiver Tavon Austin, but who expected him to have an unbelievable game against the Indianapolis Colts?

From quarterbacks, to running backs and wide receivers, there are young, fresh and highly motivated talents getting chances each and every week. Although they may have had limited chances prior, sometimes a certain week, situation or opponent bring out their potential for the whole world to see. Every position is vital in the NFL, but there's always that one special player who appears to come from nowhere and make a position his own. For example, Colin Kaepernick's emergence in last season springs to mind.

With the playoff race heating up, here's a look at five up-and-coming NFL players who could break out in Week 12, leading their team to glory and themselves to the main headlines of newspapers. But which five will it be, and will they be helping or hurting your team?

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5. Knile Davis, RB, Kansas City Chiefs

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When an undefeated team loses it usually means they are in need of something different -- something fresh. Although they have one of the game's best running backs in Jamaal Charles, Knile Davis can provide an unexpected spark for the Kansas City Chiefs as they take on the San Diego Chargers.

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4. Mike Brown, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars

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With Justin Blackmon out due to suspension Mike Brown will be getting more looks in the passing game. Expect him to rise to the occasion against the Houston Texans.

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3. Coby Fleener, TE, Indianapolis Colts

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Colts tight end Coby Fleener is getting better each week. Without Reggie Wayne and with the failures of Trent Richardson, expect him to get a lot of the ball, especially as he will be facing a struggling Arizona Cardinals defense that has struggled against tight ends.

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2. Chris Ogbonnaya, RB, Cleveland Browns

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The unorthodox running back has been getting more playing time by the week. With the Browns using him as a receiving and running threat, expect him to build on his performance against Cincinnati last week by dominating at home against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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1. Scott Tolzien, QB, Green Bay Packers

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Scott Tolzien has a lot to do if he is to live up to Aaron Rodgers, and although he will be no match for the superstar he will impress this week. The Packers will end their three-game losing streak with Tolzien proving himself against the rival Vikings at home which should help to endear him to the fans.


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