Mike Gillislee, RB (NE)
Gillislee showed flashes of production last season in Buffalo, vulturing some TD’s from LeSean McCoy. New England signed him in the offseason and that may be enough to peak your interest alone. Well, if you aren’t sold already, consider the fact that he is the favorite to be the Patriot’s first option in goal line situations. Last year, the man who held that title in New England was LeGarrette Blount, who racked up 18 rushing touchdowns. Gillislee had eight rushing TD’s (and one receiving), and he was the backup. While all of this sounds great, the New England backfield will be crowded (Rex Burkhead, James White, Dion Lewis & Gillislee), so he’ll have a short leash.
Cameron Meredith, WR (CHI)
Meredith broke out last season with a 26-point game week five in PPR formats, followed by a 22-point performance week six. His next six games were below mediocre, for the most part, but that can be partially attributed to changes at QB. He finished off the year strong, putting up double-digit point totals in each of the final four weeks. His potential alone would’ve already been enough to consider him a sleeper this season, but adding in the fact that the Bears star wideout Alshon Jeffrey is now on the Eagles makes Meredith one of the top sleepers this season. Meredith has a great chance to become what Jeffrey was for the Bears. The one caveat is we can’t be sure who will be throwing to him, and even if we have an answer by week one, it may end up different later in the season.
Jack Doyle, TE (IND)
Doyle, who had five TD’s and six double-digit fantasy point games in PPR formats as a backup last year, will be given the starting job after Dwayne Allen joined New England. Indianapolis’s starting tight ends have had great fantasy success in past seasons, and Doyle seems poise to continue the trend. With Andrew Luck coming back from shoulder surgery, Doyle might not have the most stable quarterback situation (Luck has missed 10 games in the last two seasons), but overall he’s a pretty safe bet to be productive at tight end.