The fantasy football season is about to start and some sleepers and surprises for drafts include Christine Michael, Tevin Coleman, Davante Adams, Melvin Gordon, Tre Mason, TJ Yeldon, Rueben Randle, Shane Vereen, Ty Montgomery, Charles Sims, Doug Martin, Carlos Hyde, DeAngelo Williams, John Brown and James Jones leading into Week 1.
Most fantasy teams have drafted already, but with some time left before the full slate of games opens up, there are some players that have shifted into different roles. Christine Michael was just traded to the Dallas Cowboys from the Seattle Seahawks and while he isn't going to start right away, he could be a nice option in deeper leagues, as he should have a bigger role in Dallas. Davante Adams is a top sleeper this year, as he was already expected to be a breakout candidate before Jordy Nelson was injured.
The Green Bay Packers were being looked at as a Super Bowl contender and with Aaron Rodgers, the team likely was going to have another strong offensive season. Losing Nelson is tough, but Adams now gets the chance to step up into a bigger role. The team also just added James Jones and along with Ty Montgomery he is a sleeper for the Packers.
Tevin Coleman is a player to watch as a rookie, as he is expected to start for the Atlanta Falcons. The team plans on running the ball more this year and Coleman could end up as one of the best fantasy draft options with his situation, as the team really only has Devonta Freeman after ditching Antone Smith. Coleman comes in after putting up great numbers in his final college season and while he has a tough matchup in Week 1, he is a good pick for this season and likely could be had in the later rounds.
Michael is not an option for Week 1, as the Cowboys may not have him ready in time, but moving forward he actually could be a great option for fantasy owners who want to take a flier. Michael is a big back with speed and he can do some things for the Cowboys that Darren McFadden and Joseph Randle are not as good at. McFadden has had injury issues and Randle has never been the main starter, so there is always a chance Michael gets thrust into a bigger role at some point. He is a low risk, high reward option for fantasy owners with room on the bench.
Some other rookie options to consider include Melvin Gordon and TJ Yeldon, as those two players are also expected to start for their teams. Gordon is going to be the lead back in San Diego and he has the chance to put up some strong numbers behind Philip Rivers. Yeldon is the number one in Jacksonville and even though the team has some solid depth at RB, he is going to be the best of that bunch. Tre Mason could be a breakout option once he is healthy, as the Rams have Todd Gurley still recovering from a knee injury.