7. Corey Coleman (CLE)
DeShone Kizer to Corey Coleman for the touchdown. That’s a sentence that fans in Cleveland are desperately hoping to hear a lot of over the next few seasons.
And Coleman is going to do everything in his power to make that a reality.
Coming into fantasy football drafts last year, Coleman was one of the most drafted rookies at wide receiver. Unfortunately, injuries really hurt his ability to live up to the hype for fantasy owners. This has forced many fantasy players to sour on Coleman.
While learning the NFL game, a new offense and battling injury, Coleman had a decent rookie season. He only got to play in 10 games last year and, with questionable quarterback play, he caught 33 passes for 413 yards and three touchdowns for the Browns.
He has the same type of quarterback play this season, but I expect much better health and results in 2017. Coleman is a big target with great speed, and Cleveland is going to need to utilize that in order to keep up with teams on offense this season.
Coleman is ranked far below his new wide receiver teammate, Kenny Britt, but I think Coleman has a much better chance at cracking the top 25 for fantasy football wide receivers in 2017. He is younger, faster and has had a full offseason to learn the Cleveland offense.
Coleman is the one player with real big-play potential on the Browns offense. He seems like the forgotten man this season in fantasy circles, and you should take advantage of that. He is a big-time sleeper for 2017.