Hillis, Foster run wild for fantasy owners in Week 9

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Philip Rivers, QB, Chargers

Who needs a No. 1 wide receiver? Or a No. 2 wide receiver? Or the best tight end in the league? Clearly, not Rivers. With what amounted to a mish-mash of second- and third- string players, the talented quarterback put up 295 yards and four touchdowns in a 29-23 win over the Texans. Rivers recorded scoring connections of 55, 11, 12 and 28 yards, two of which went to Seyi Ajirotutu. Based on total points, Rivers is the current king of fantasy land.

Michael Vick, QB, Eagles

Talk about picking up right where you left off. Vick, who missed three games due to injured ribs, went off against the Colts with 218 passing yards, 75 rushing yards and two total touchdowns. In the games where he has taken the majority of his team's snaps this season, Vick is averaging a ridiculous 25.8 fantasy points on NFL.com. Unless you have another elite quarterback on your fantasy roster, Vick needs to be your starter week in and week out.

Arian Foster, RB, Texans

Foster continued to dominate the competition in Week 9, recording four catches, 197 scrimmage yards and two touchdowns against the Chargers. He would have had a third score had it not been for a controversial replay that overturned it. Foster, the top running back in fantasy football, is now on pace to finish the season with over 2,300 scrimmage yards and 20 total touchdowns. Not bad for someone who wasn't even considered in the first round on draft day.

Peyton Hillis, RB, Browns

I think we can all agree that Hillis has been the No. 1 waiver-wire gem in fantasy leagues this season. He put up another monster stat line in Week 9 with three catches, 220 scrimmage yards and two touchdowns in a surprising win over the Patriots. Hillis scored on runs of 2 and 35 yards in the contest and has now found the end zone eight times overall. The former fullback out of Arkansas has now become a must-start in most fantasy football leagues.

Adrian Peterson, RB, Vikings

Brett Favre threw for a career-best 446 yards in an exciting overtime win over the Cardinals, but Peterson was the fantasy star of the game. The explosive runner hauled in four passes, recorded 147 scrimmage yards and scored two touchdowns, which was good for 26.40 fantasy points on NFL.com. Purple Jesus is once again blessing the owners who drafted him -- he's now on pace for over 1,700 rushing yards and 16 touchdowns based on his current totals.

Michael Fabiano is an award-winning fantasy football analyst on NFL.com. Have a burning question for Michael on anything fantasy football related? Leave it in our comments section or send it to AskFabiano@nfl.com!

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