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1.Melvin Gordon, San Diego Chargers
This is a crowded backfield with Danny Woodhead, Brandon Oliver, and Donald Brown in the mix. All can be helpful and then some, but the Chargers moved up to draft Gordon for a reason. Reports indicate the former Wisconsin star impressed the coaching staff through early workouts, meaning the starting role is his to lose. While he might lose some touches in the passing game to Oliver and Woodhead, consider Gordon an RB2 in most formats.
2.T.J. Yeldon, Jacksonville Jaguars
Sleeper alert! Considering the opportunity with perennial league-wide doormat, Yeldon could very well be the best rookie in fantasy football. Head coach Gus Bradley has stated that the offense is going to focus a lot more on the run game with the former Alabama star playing the role of workhorse. Yeldon is a powerful runner, who can a nice goal-line back. At the same time, he has underrated speed, agility, and is a great pass catcher and blocker. With all of Yeldon's intangibles, he could be an every-down back, and rack up some serious fantasy points while young quarter back Blake Bortles is still developing.
3.Amari Cooper, Oakland Raiders
Viewed by many as the best receiver in this draft class, Cooper easily has the starting spot opposite of Michael Crabtree, and arguably has the best speed, quickness, and pass-catching ability out of all the other Oakland receivers, making Cooper possibly Derek Carr's number one target this season. He could turn into a fantasy football stud, much like Odell Beckham Jr.
4. Tevin Coleman, Atlanta Falcons
There is still a tough battle for the number one starting spot between Coleman and Devonta Freeman, but it seems Coleman has the edge on Freeman for now. Even if Coleman were to be the second string running back, he's a huge home run threat in the running and passing game.
5. Kevin White, Chicago Bears
The coaching staff haven't declared White as a starting receiver yet, but the West Virginia standout is just simply too physically gifted not to get opportunities, and it's expected that he'll be the receiver opposite of Alshon Jeffery to form a very scary, productive duo.
6. Nelson Agholor, Philadelphia Eagles
Already practicing with the starting group, Agholor has impressed coaches and he already it seems he already has a starting role locked down. Agholor will face a big challenge having to fill in for the departed Jeremy Maclin, but he's showing potential to produce Maclin-type numbers.
7. Breshad Perriman, Baltimore Ravens
Another gifted physical specimen that has potential to be a dominant receiver. Baltimore needs a new deep threat after Torrey Smith left town in free agency. Perriman has a shot of winning a starting role - and catching those beautiful deep throw from Joe Flacco. However, if he can't control his drop issues, he can't produce anything.
8. Todd Gurley, St. Louis Rams
Arguably the most talented rookie, Gurley has potential to be a very good running back. However, it's not known when he'll be ready to play and it's even rumored he could be put on the PUP list and not play for the first 6 weeks of the season, which could mean big trouble.
9. DeVante Parker, Miami Dolphins
Another talented player that is dealing with injuries but is expected to be ready by week 1. The Dolphins reconfigured their receiving corps this offseason, giving Ryan Tannehill more weapons. In time, Parker likely emerges as the top option, but that might not happen in his first season.
10. Ameer Abdullah, Detroit Lions
Abdullah was getting first team reps in minicamp and is a huge receiving threat. The NFL fantasy sleeper could end up being the day 1 starter and getting the lions share of reps on the field.
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