Sleepers are an integral part of Fantasy Football. There are gaps on your team, tough matchups, bye weeks, and other issues that can force your hand. In Week 1, most fantasy players won't face too many of those issues. However, there are still some solid sleepers for week 1 that could definitely put up some big numbers.

1. Ben Roethlisberger

The Steelers quarterback might not be one of the top 10 quarterbacks off the board, but he certainly has a solid matchup in week 1 against the Cleveland Browns. That matchup makes him a solid sleeper for week 1, especially for those fantasy owners who smartly decided to wait to take a quarterback in the later rounds.

2. LeGarrette Blount

Blount had 18 touchdowns with the high powered New England Patriots offense last season and ended the season ranked 6th among running backs in ESPN standard scoring. He's on the Eagles now, but that doesn't change the fact that he's an effective bruiser capable of scoring touchdowns at the goal line. The Redskins were very bad at stopping the run last year, which makes Blount worthy of a spot start in week 1.

3. DeSean Jackson

If you have Jackson, you better play him. Miami is terrible at covering opposing wide receivers, and all their attention will likely be on Mike Evans. All Jackson needs is one of his patented deep balls to connect for him to have a solid fantasy performance, and it will happen against a Miami team that gives up those types of plays all the time.

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4. Charles Clay

I'm all over Charles Clay this week as one of my top sleepers. Tyrod Taylor lost basically his entire receiving corps in Sammy Watkins, Robert Woods, and Marquise Goodwin. The only familiar face now is Clay, who finished his 2016 season with three double digit fantasy performances in his last four games. There's a good chance he repeats one of those performances against a New York Jets team that really struggles to cover the tight end and will likely be locked onto LeSean McCoy.

5. Bills D/ST

Sticking with the Bills here, because the New York Jets may have the worst offense in NFL history. Bobby Anderson is actually their number one receiver! And who knows what disaster the Jets will have trying to play quarterback. The Bills might not be a great team this season, but their defense should absolutely dominate in week 1 and put up a solid fantasy week.

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