9. Kalen Ballage, Dolphins (Sleeper)
You’ve never heard of Ballage, have you? Yes, heads will turn and questions will be asked when you draft him, but that’s what makes him the perfect sleeper. Ballage had just 36 carries with the Dolphins last year and he wasn’t even a standout player in college at Arizona State.
However, in what is looking like a transitional year for Miami, Ballage looks likely to share reps with Kenyan Drake in the team’s backfield. Most expect Drake to be the workhorse back, but he’s never played that role before, which should open up plenty of opportunities for Ballage. In 15 against the Vikings last year, Ballage had 123 yards on 12 carries, which shows what he’s capable of doing. He also caught 44 passes for over 400 yards during his junior year of college, so he’ll be the one in the Miami backfield catching passes and racking up fantasy points, especially in PPR leagues.