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WR Marques Colston, Saints
Colston was high on a lot of boards. The intrigue of the Saints offense and Colston’s recent play had fantasy owners gobbling him up on draft day. However, the Saints’ O has been sluggish this year, and, despite the offense finding some rhythm last Sunday, Colston has yet to find the end zone.
QB Kyle Orton, Broncos
Orton had a nice fantasy season last year, but has taken another step this season. Selecting Orton and then banking on a career year was a smart move.
WR Jeremy Maclin, Eagles & WR Hakeem Nicks, Giants
Neither Maclin or Nicks were complete surprises, as both were drafted in the early rounds, but both have taken their play to star levels at times this season.
WR Mike Williams, Buccaneers
When looking at the Bucs' receivers, many were looking at Arrelious Benn, but Williams is leading the team in the receiving yards and touchdowns.
RB Marion Barber, Cowboys
It was expected he would share time with Felix Jones in the Cowboys backfield, but clearly Jones has taken the bulk of the load in recent weeks. Since week one, Barber is averaging a dismal 3.1 yards a carry. Barber may still be used in the short-yardage and goal line situations, giving him some fantasy value, but one has to wonder whether his days as an impact fantasy player are over.
QB Brett Favre, Vikings
After a career year at the age of 40 last season, Favre has had trouble getting going this year. Losing Sidney Rice hurt and, despite the obvious distraction, may have found some rhythm since his second half against the Jets.
TE Brent Celeck, Eagles
Viewed as a potential fantasy star, Celeck hasn't had much chemistry with Michael Vick.