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Is Penny's slow start alarming? (1:45)

Field Yates and Mike Clay discuss whether Rashaad Penny's underwhelming start is cause for concern. (1:45)

It's the question I get asked most often during the offseason:

"Who is this year's ... ?"

These aren't simple questions to answer because no two scenarios are exactly alike. But there are obviously comparable players in similar situations. And, if the people want comparisons, comparisons they shall have.

The process here was simple: I jotted down each of 2017's top breakout players and came up with a short list of players who fit a similar pedigree as they enter 2018. Below is analysis of each player who best fits the bill, as well as the other players who landed on the short list.