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When I created the Hillis Factor metric this off-season to find breakout running backs, I did not anticipate the player whose namesake it was named after having a sub par season. Peyton Hillis has struggled with injuries on a lowly Browns team this year, but his breakout season from 2010 still created the perfect storm of placing a player who excelled in a limited role before the chance to see the field often. For the record, Hillis can still re-qualify for his own metric with a strong finish.

I will take the chance to review how the 2010 breakout running back candidates have done so far and look ahead to some running backs to target for the 2012 season. Here are the slants this week: Read the rest of this entry at PFF Fantasy »

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