SPECULATOR: Searching for 2016's surprise teams

Each spring in this space, we take a break from player-specific analysis and cast our speculative eye at team-level performance, looking for teams that might be in line to defy expectations (good or bad) in the coming season.

This year, we pushed the exercise out into the first weekend of the season, for three reasons:

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