Henne, Forsett headline fantasy sleepers for Week 4

Looking for a sleeper to fill out your starting lineup? These 10 under-the-radar players could be on the verge of solid stat lines based on the matchups. For more lineup help, check out Start 'Em & Sit 'Em and our player rankings.

Bruce Gradkowski, QB, Raiders

Fantasy owners in need of a one-week solution at the quarterback position should consider Gradkowski. Sure, he's not the most reliable option in the league. But the veteran out of Toledo does have a great matchup against the Texans. Their leaky pass defense has allowed more fantasy points to opposing signal-callers than any other team.

Chad Henne, QB, Dolphins

Henne is coming off a monster performance against the rival New York Jets, throwing for 363 yards and two touchdowns. His next contest is against another AFC East for, the Patriots, who have allowed an average of more than 18 fantasy points per game to opposing quarterbacks. That makes Henne a nice option in fantasy leagues this week.

Justin Forsett, RB, Seahawks

Forsett isn't a true featured runner, but he is seeing most of the carries in the Seahawks backfield. Couple that with this week's matchup against the Rams, and Forsett becomes a nice sleeper. In his last game in St. Louis, he put up 130 rushing yards and scored two touchdowns. Consider him a viable flex starter in most leagues.

John Kuhn, RB, Packers

Kuhn got the start ahead of Brandon Jackson last week, and he's clearly a more attractive goal-line back for coach Mike McCarthy. With a matchup against the Lions next on the slate, Kuhn now has flex-starter value in leagues with 12-plus teams. The Lions have allowed more fantasy points to running backs than any team in the league.

Jacoby Jones, WR, Texans

Jones has recorded a combined 11 receptions for 104 yards with one touchdown in his last two games, so he's clearly seeing targets in the Texans passing game. With Andre Johnson at less than 100 percent due to an injured ankle, Jones could see an even greater role in the offense in what could be a shootout against the Raiders.

James Jones, WR, Packers

It's evident that the Lions have one of the worst run defenses in the league, and their pass defense leaves something to be desired as well. In fact, they've allowed an average of over 21 fantasy points per game to wide receivers. That makes Jones, who scored twice against the Lions last season, a nice one-week sleeper choice.

Roscoe Parrish, WR, Bills

Owners looking for a deep sleeper candidate at the wide receiver position this week should consider Parrish, who leads the Bills in receiving yards and is second in targets and receptions. The Jets haven't been very good in stopping opposing wideouts without CB Darelle Revis, either, allowing an average of 24 fantasy points per game.

Blair White, WR, Colts

Pierre Garcon continues to deal with a problematic hamstring, so White has a chance to see enough playing time in Week 4 to have fantasy relevance. The Jaguars defense has been wretched against opposing wide receivers this season, and any wideout that has Peyton Manning throwing him the football is bound to have sleeper appeal.

John Carlson, TE, Seahawks

With four solid tight ends on byes this week, Carlson will have a lot of value. He has become a popular target in the pass attack for Matt Hasselbeck, hauling in a combined 10 passes for 109 yards with one touchdown in his last two games. This week he faces the Rams, who rank 24th in the league in receiving yards allowed in 2010.

Aaron Hernandez, TE, Patriots

Hernandez has been a pleasant surprise for fantasy owners in his first season at the NFL level. He's tied for 10th in points at his position on NFL.com, and this week's matchup in Miami makes him an attractive option. The Dolphins have allowed an average of over 10 fantasy points per game to tight ends after three weeks.

Michael Fabiano is an award-winning fantasy football analyst on NFL.com. Have a burning question for Michael on anything fantasy football related? Leave it in our comments section or send it to AskFabiano@nfl.com!

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