My 2013 breakout receiver picks are ...

Whenever a new fantasy sports season arrives -- and if you've seen our comprehensive draft kit, you know fantasy football 2013 is definitely here -- I often look back at predictions made the previous year to see what went right, what did not and to learn from mistakes. One of my noteworthy wide receiver sleepers of 2012 was Vincent Brown of the San Diego Chargers, an emerging talent who figured to capitalize on opportunity in his sophomore campaign and make those fantasy owners who took the late-round gamble on him proud.

Of course, unlike many of the sleepers who did not reach their potential for various unexcused reasons -- such as running back teammate Ryan Mathews -- Brown had a pretty good excuse: He busted his ankle catching a touchdown pass in a preseason game, and the injury was serious enough to cost him the entire season. It hardly affected the Chargers' high hopes for future production, though, as a healthy Brown looked terrific during the team's recent minicamp and offseason workouts, and the opportunity certainly remains for the breakout many expected.