Several wide receivers have sleeper appeal this week

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.

Matt Cassel, QB, Chiefs: Cassel failed to meet expectations last week, scoring just 13.92 fantasy points in a disappointing loss to the Dolphins. I'd keep the faith, though, as the veteran now goes up against a Broncos defense that has allowed the most fantasy points (21.15 PPG) to opposing quarterbacks in 2011.

Mark Sanchez, QB, Jets: One of the most inconsistent quarterbacks in fantasy football, Sanchez has been a risk-reward option for owners all season. He is worth a roll of the dice in Week 10, however, as the USC product faces a Patriots defense that has given up the third-most fantasy points to opposing signal-callers.

Jonathan Stewart, RB, Panthers: Stewart has emerged past DeAngelo Williams as the top fantasy option in the Panthers' backfield, and this week's matchup against the Titans makes him a nice flex starter. After nine weeks, Tennessee's defense has surrendered an average of more than 20 fantasy points per game to running backs.

Ben Tate, RB, Texans: It's odd that a back behind a stud like Arian Foster has value, but Tate has rushed for 100-plus yards in two of his last three games. This week the Auburn product faces the Bucs, who have given up the fifth-most fantasy points to opposing running backs. Consider Tate a legitimate flex starter.

Deion Branch, WR, Patriots: How's this for a little nugget? Branch has scored a touchdown in three consecutive games against the Jets, including the postseason. If the Jets shadow Wes Welker with CB Darrelle Revis more often, Tom Brady will no doubt look to the old veteran in the pass attack. He's a viable No. 3 option.

Steve Breaston, WR, Chiefs: It's tough to predict which of the Chiefs' wideouts will produce on a weekly basis, so consider both Breaston and Jon Baldwin as potential sleepers. The Broncos have allowed the second-most fantasy points to wide receivers, and CB Champ Bailey will likely keep Dwayne Bowe's numbers in check.

Michael Jenkins, WR, Vikings: Jenkins is not someone you should be starting on a regular basis, but he is well worth a look when the matchup is favorable. That's the case this week, as the veteran goes up against the Packers and their porous pass defense. Jenkins scored 17.10 fantasy points against them back in Week 7.

James Jones, WR, Packers: Jones has been targeted a mere six times over the last three games, but he's still scored a combined 23.9 fantasy points in that time. The Vikings have allowed the eighth-most fantasy points to opposing wideouts in 2011, so Jones has some value as a No. 3 fantasy wideout or flex starter.

Laurent Robinson, WR, Cowboys: The Cowboys will be without Miles Austin for several weeks, so Robinson will see more targets from Tony Romo in the team's pass attack. The veteran out of Illinois State, who has scored a touchdown in two straight games, has some deep-league appeal this weekend against the Bills.

Jake Ballard, TE, Giants: One of the league's more underrated tight ends, Ballard is 11th in fantasy points at his position -- and he's still a free agent over 80 percent of NFL.com leagues. He's a nice option against the 49ers, who have allowed 45 catches to tight ends. That's tied for the fifth-most.

Michael Fabiano is an award-winning fantasy football analyst on NFL.com. Have a burning question on anything fantasy related? Tweet it to @Michael_Fabiano or send a question via Facebook!

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