But as if planned by the heavens (and to the delight of fantasy footballers everywhere), the rain stopped just in time for Brett Favre to accomplish something he'd never done during his illustrious NFL career. He threw six touchdowns in a 56-35 win over Arizona. Too bad he was active in just 58 percent of NFL.com leagues. Of course, that's better than the 17 percent of fantasy owners who started Ronnie Brown when he scored five total touchdowns against New England.
Moving on to the grand scheme in fantasy land, the popular draft plan that involved taking an elite wide receiver in the first three rounds continues to blow up in people's faces. Out of the top-20 fantasy point producers in Week 4, four were wideouts. And if you're looking for a star among those four (Greg Jennings, Lance Moore, Muhsin Muhammad, Kevin Walter), you won't find one. OK, Jennings is getting to that level, but his road to stardom could take a detour if Matt Flynn becomes the quarterback in Green Bay.
With a third of the fantasy regular season in the books, five wide receivers (Anquan Boldin, Santana Moss, Jennings, Brandon Marshall, Larry Fitzgerald) are in the top 30 on NFL.com. If this trend continues, future fantasy drafts could be altered in a dramatic fashion. Do you think Braylon Edwards, Andre Johnson, T.J. Houshmandzadeh or Chad Johnson will come off the board in the first few rounds if they don't reverse their fortunes?
OK, let's take a look at the five best and worst performances from Week 4:
Larry Johnson, RB, Kansas City (29 points): Despite questions about the team's quarterback and offensive line, Johnson has re-emerged into a solid fantasy option. He rushed for 198 yards and two scores in a win over Denver and has now recorded 319 yards and three touchdowns over the last two weeks.
Laveranues Coles, WR, N.Y. Jets (28 points): Coles' value was in question after two weeks, but his 105-yard, three-touchdown stat line put him firmly back into most starting lineups. The veteran out of Florida State has now posted 14 catches, 180 yards and four touchdowns in his last two starts.
Other notables: David Garrard, QB, Jacksonville (28 points); Tony Romo, QB, Dallas (28 points); Steven Jackson, RB, St. Louis (24 points).
Reggie Bush, RB, New Orleans (3 points): It was hard not to love Bush heading into the week, but the resurrection of Deuce McAllister from the statistical dead put a damper on his numbers. Bush's five catches, 38 scrimmage yards and no touchdowns against San Francisco was a major disappointment.
Darren McFadden, RB, Oakland (3 points): It was evident that McFadden's injury toe is a major cause for concern, as he totaled just 20 rushing yards in limited work. Oakland's bye week probably couldn't come at a better time for the rookie runner, but this ailment is causing his value to fall.
Maurice Jones-Drew, RB, Jacksonville (4 points): In one of several seemingly fruitful matchups that went bad this week, Jones-Drew totaled two catches, 49 scrimmage yards and no touchdowns in win over Houston. The little man has explosive potential, but he's been very inconsistent at times.
Other notables: Chris Chambers, WR, San Diego (4 points); T.J. Houshmandzadeh, WR, Cincinnati (5 points); Michael Turner, RB, Atlanta (5 points).