Tom Brady, QB, Patriots
So much for the Jets pass defense. Brady ripped his division rivals, putting up 329 yards and three touchdowns in a blowout win. The future Hall of Famer hit on scoring passes of 18, 5 and 8 yards, two of which went to Rob Gronkowski, en route to his best fantasy stat line since scoring 23.98 fantasy points against the Bills in Week 3. Brady has now posted two or more touchdown passes in all but one of his starts on the season.
Michael Bush, RB, Raiders
Bush looked like the second coming of a bigger, stronger Marcus Allen on Thursday night, rushing for 157 yards and a touchdown on 30 carries while also posting 85 yards as a receiver out of the backfield. Playing for an injured Darren McFadden, the Louisville product averaged 5.2 yards per carry and scored on a 2-yard run. As long as McFadden is on the sidelines, Bush needs to be considered a high-end No. 2 fantasy back. He faces the Vikings next.
Arian Foster, RB, Texans
Remember back in September when Foster was hurt and considered a fantasy bust? Well, that's all in the past now. The Texans runner went off against the Buccaneers, posting 186 scrimmage yards and a pair of touchdowns in a blowout win. His scores came on a 78-yard pass from Matt Schaub and a 5-yard run. He's now scored 20-plus fantasy points in three of his last four games. Foster is on a bye in Week 10 before a game against the Jaguars.
Chris Johnson, RB, Titans
Where has this been all season? Johnson, the biggest bust in fantasy football after nine weeks, finally looked like the CJ2K we knew and loved with an impressive 174 scrimmage yards and one touchdown in a blowout win over the Panthers. The 23.40 fantasy points he scored was more than his last three games combined and breathed life back into his value. He'll try to continue his hot streak against the Falcons and their tough run defense in Week 11.
Larry Fitzgerald, WR, Cardinals
In the category of "this is why you don't bench your studs in fantasy football," Fitzgerald went off against CB Nnamdi Asomugha and the Eagles defense for 146 yards and two touchdowns in a shocking 21-17 win. What's more, he did it with John Skelton under center. Fitzgerald found the end zone on catches of 10 and 7 yards and finished with a season-best 26.60 fantasy points. He goes up against the 49ers in Week 11.