Fantasy Football Sleeper Starters: Tevin Coleman, TJ Yeldon, Davante Adams, Joseph Randle, Melvin Gordon, Benny Cunningham, Tyler Lockett, James Jones Options

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Sep 12, 2015 06:16 PM EDT
Joseph Randle #21 of the Dallas Cowboys
Joseph Randle #21 of the Dallas Cowboys carries the ball against the Minnesota Vikings in the first quarter on August 29, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. "

The fantasy football season is here and in Week 1 some sleepers and surprise starter options to look at include Tevin Coleman, CJ Spiller, TJ Yeldon, Davante Adams, Joseph Randle, Melvin Gordon, Benny Cunningham, Amari Cooper, Rueben Randle, Ameer Abdullah, James Jones and Doug Martin for Sunday.

Tevin Coleman has the chance to be a sleeper this year as a rookie, as he likely will be starting Week 1 with Devonta Freeman banged up. The Falcons have been looking for a more consistent rushing game over the past couple years and they are going to give Coleman the chance to get it done. TJ Yeldon is looking like he will be the starter as a rookie and he could put up some big numbers for the Jaguars.

The Jags have Denard Robinson, Storm Johnson and also Bernard Pierce and Toby Gerhart, but Yeldon is still expected to be the lead back. Another rookie in Melvin Gordon could be a good option, as he is the player who the Chargers will use the main rusher. Danny Woodhead is more of a receiver option and Gordon has a higher upside than Donald Brown or Branden Oliver. The Chargers want to push the rushing game after losing Ryan Mathews and Gordon now gets the chance to step in.

Davante Adams was set to be a sleeper even before Jordy Nelson went down with an injury and now he is a prime option for fantasy football owners. Adams is going to step in as the number two of three receiver with James Jones back and both of those players could put up solid numbers. Adams had a good season as rookie and Aaron Rodgers praised him this summer in camp and he could be a nice sleeper.

Randle is not a classic sleeper, but with the Cowboys running back situation what it is, Randle should end up as the player with the most carries by the end of the season. The team added Christine Michael and Darren McFadden comes in as a question mark as always due to his injury history. Benny Cunningham is worth a look, as both Tre Mason and Todd Gurley are not ready to go and that leaves Cunningham as the starter. The Rams are going to try and run the ball more consistently and early on, Cunningham could be a good option.

Spiller is a player to watch and be careful with, as he missed some practice and could be out for Sunday. But if he is healthy, Spiller is worth starting in PPR leagues and he should be a player to target for any points per reception leagues. Spiller should get the chance to take over for Darren Sproles a couple years after he was traded as the main receiver out of the backfield. Spiller dealt with some injuries last season and he missed time with the Bills and now could be out for Week 1 for the Saints. Keep an eye on the injury report with Spiller.

Check here for more on fantasy football in Week 1 and some fantasy sleepers.

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