Philip Rivers, QB, Chargers
A lot of fantasy owners were losing faith in Rivers, but this week's matchup against the Packers made it tough to bench him. While he did throw three interceptions, he also put up 385 passing yards and four touchdown strikes -- three of which went to Vincent Jackson -- en route to posting 25.30 fantasy points. Next on the schedule for Rivers is a Thursday night tilt against the Raiders on NFL Network.
Aaron Rodgers, QB, Packers
This just in: Rodgers is pretty darn good. The most valuable player in fantasy football this season, he shredded the Chargers for 247 passing yards, 53 rushing yards and four touchdown passes in a 38-24 win. His scores came on passes of 5, 16, 21 and 4 yards, the last of which went to Greg Jennings. At his current pace, Rodgers will finish this season with 438.92 fantasy points! He faces the Vikings in Week 10.
Willis McGahee, RB, Broncos
Who needs two healthy hands to play running back? Not McGahee, who had a plate and five pins inserted into his ball-carrying hand recently but still put up a huge stat line against the Raiders. The veteran out of Miami put up 163 yards on the ground and scored a pair of touchdowns (60, 24 yards) to help the Broncos to a 38-24 win. Unfortunately, McGahee was active in just 28.6 percent of NFL.com leagues. He faces the Chiefs next.
Vincent Jackson, WR, Chargers
So much for that little statistical slide Jackson had endured in recent weeks! He went off against the Packers, catching seven passes for 141 yards with three touchdowns in a loss. The talented veteran scored on passes of 23, 5 and 29 yards from Philip Rivers, who also had a phenomenal stat line for fantasy leaguers. Jackson is now on pace to finish this season with 1,226 yards and double-digit touchdowns. He'll face the Raiders this week.
Julio Jones, WR, Falcons
Jones returned to the field with a vengeance after a two-week absence, catching three passes for 131 yards with two touchdowns in a 31-7 win over the Indianapolis Colts. His scores came on two huge passes from Matt Ryan, the first on an amazing catch between several defenders for 50 yards and the second on an 80-yarder. The rookie out of Alabama has now averaged 81.5 yards in his first six games at the NFL level. He faces the Eagles next.