Donavan McNabb– McNabb responded well to a potential benching if he didn’t perform against the Bucs. They came up just short of a victory but McNabb was solid. He gets the Cowboys and Jags the next two weeks so he’s worth a look if you’re hurting at quarterback.
Jason Campbell– Campbell played very well against the Jaguars Sunday and they came up just short of a win. Over the past two weeks he has averaged 21.9 fantasy points and has two good matchups coming up. He has Zach Miller back and Louis Murphy was very involved as well so he has some weapons along with Jacoby Ford. He has the Broncos and the Colts the next two weeks so like McNabb, he’s a solid fill in if you’re in need.
Tim Hightower– Timmy boy was the most productive back for the Cards in Sunday’s blowout win over the woeful Broncos. He had 148 yards and two touchdowns in the win and seems to be the guy at this point in the Cardinals backfield. He gets the Panthers next week who have just been getting destroyed by running backs as of late so he makes for a must start RB2 and a must own if he’s still available.
Ryan Torain– Many people including myself had written this guy off on making an impact the rest of the way but boy was I wrong. He had a monster game Sunday against the Bucs defense, torching them for 172 yards. He has two great matchups the next two weeks against Dallas and the Jaguars so if someone felt like me and dropped him, go get him immediately.
Javarris James– We highlighted him last week as the goal line back, but in Week 14 he was the featured back. He carried the ball 17 times for 49 yards and a touchdown in a win over the Titans. With Joseph Addai’s return still up in the air, James appears to be the guy to own at this point for the Colts. He’s a solid flex play as long as Addai is out.
Others to look at: Mike Hart, Rashard Jennings, Anthony Dixon (must own), Mike Goodson
Kenny Britt– Britt finally returned last Thursday and although he didn’t have a huge game, he was productive and heavily involved. He had 4 catches for 39 yards but seemed to come out healthy and certainly looked it during the game. If the owner who had him didn’t hold him and he’s still available, he’s the number one target this week at receiver and is a must own in all leagues and formats.
Louis Murphy– Murphy was a guy many people had on their sleeper list coming into the season but because of injuries and a up and down quarterback situation, he didn’t quite pan out. He did however play his tail off against the Jaguars Sunday compiling six catches for 59 yards and a touchdown on 11 targets. He has a lot of speed, good hands and is a great route runner so if you’re in need grab him asap.
Arrelious Benn– The rookie, who was drafted way ahead of now star receiver Mike Williams, has had some trouble adjusting and getting on the field until recently. He had the biggest game of his short career this past weekend against the Redskins grabbing four passes for 122 yards. He has big time talent and especially in keeper or dynasty leagues, if he’s available now is the time to grab him and for teams hurting at the receiver position in 12 team and deeper league’s he’s not a bad option with the Lions and Seahawks on deck.
Others to look at: Earl Bennett, Jacoby Jones, Brandon Gibson, Ruvell Martin
Rob Gronkowski- Gronkowski found the end zone once again Sunday in Chicago during a snow storm and now only trails Marcedes Lewis and Antonio Gates for the lead on touchdowns by a TE. If he is somehow still available he is a must grab as he is now the 10th best fantasy TE. He gets the Packers this week who give up the 7th most fantasy points to TE’s and Gronkowski also has the most points amongst TE’s over the past five weeks (62 in PPR, 45 in standard). He is a must own and must start at this point so if he’s somehow still out there grab him five minutes ago.
Owen Daniels– Daniels made his return Monday night and his impact was definitely felt. He is finally healthy it seems and posted up great numbers, the Owen Daniels type numbers were used to from back in 08’. Daniels finished with five catches for 91 yards on 11 targets against the Ravens. He is a must own but I wouldn’t necessarily cut my current TE for him as he has been a injury prone the last two seasons. He gets the Titans and Broncos the next two weeks, both of which are in the bottom ten in the league against the TE.
Zach Miller– Miller seems to be a little bit healthier; maybe not 100% back yet but was definitely involved Sunday in Jacksonville. Miller finished with four catches for 68 yards, the best game he’s had in about five weeks. He is another guy who can’t be on waiver wires anymore but also not “healthy” enough for you to drop your current tight end just yet either.