Fantasy Football: Week 4 Sleepers

Oct 2, 2010

During the bye weeks you often have to roll out less than ideal lineups, especially when your players are nicked up. That’s the nature of the beast. Sometimes you need a fantasy gem to be successful. Here are some of the under the radar players that could possibly pull out a win for you.
Bruce Gradkowski, QB, Oakland Raiders:  Gradkowski has had some moments, including a 308 yard, 3 TD game in Pittsburgh last year. Still, he was an afterthough after Jason Campbell came on board. He makes an intriguing play against Houston’s NFL-worst pass defense.
Matt Hasselbeck, QB, Seattle Seahawks:  Many thought the Seahawks would start looking to the future with Charlie Whitehurst by now with their early schedule against the Niners, Broncos, and Chargers. Surely they would be 0-3 and there isn’t a better team to debut him against than the Rams. Guess again. The ‘Hawks are 2-1 and Hass has a good chance to put up solid numbers against St. Louis’ 24th ranked pass defense.
Kenneth Darby, RB, St. Louis Rams:  Darby is only on the radar if Steven Jackson’s groin keeps him out of action. If he is, he’s a decent flex play against Seattle.
Justin Forsett, RB, Seattle Seahawks:  It’s easy to overlook the 5’8″ RB, but that would be a mistake. He has 206 total yards through three games and coming off a 94 total yard effort against the Chargers. He’s taking on the Rams, who he bludgeoned for 130 yards and 2 TDs in their last meeting..
Chris Ivory, RB, New Orleans Saints:  Pierre Thomas is heading to a game-time decision. If he can’t go Ivory would be a decent flex play against the Panthers.
Davone Bess, WR, Miami Dolphins:  Bess had ten catches for 117 yards and a score the last time he faced New England. The Pats are tied for the lead with 7 passing TDs allowed and are 25th in passing yards allowed. Bess is an especially good option in PPR leagues, but is a decent choice in standard leagues as well.
Rob Gronkowski, TE, New England Patriots:  Aaron Hernandez is the Patriots TE that is flying off the shelves, but Gronkowski is the red zone threat. If your league’s TEs have been picked over and you need help, give him a shot.

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2 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. 3rdStoneFromTheSun
    October 2nd, 2010 at 9:29 am #

    good call on Gradkowski, he is facing a poorly rated pass defense.

    Wonder if Betts gets carries with the Saints?

    Eli Manning could go 400, wonder who gets the bulk? Smith? Nicks? Boss? Manningham?

    I keep thinking Gilyard will go house, though it may be on special teams. Still, Seattle can get picked on via the air.

  2. LestersLegends
    October 2nd, 2010 at 10:54 am #

    if pt can’t go they’ll probably share.
    manning spreads it around to the WRs I’m guessing.
    bradford is another decent option this week.

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