Here's a look at the landscape of the rising and falling stocks of players around the league.
While some players did themselves favors with strong play, others have hurt their stock immensely with poor showings.
Now is the time to add some, trade for others, or cut ties completely, as Week 10 of the NFL season approaches.
Eli Manning, NYG
After a three interception outing in the Giants last game, Eli came prepared and ready for Sunday's matchup against the Seahawks. He picked apart the Seattle secondary and threw for 290 yards and three scores in a little over one half of action.
The Giants' offense is clicking and don't be surprised if this becomes a trend over the second half of the season.
Michael Vick, PHI
After a four week layoff, Vick returned behind center in a huge matchup against the Colts.
Vick threw for 218 yards and a touchdown, and he ran for 74 yards and a score. His dual-threat ability makes him arguably the most dangerous player in football.
If you plucked him off the waiver wire early in the season and patiently waited for him to return to action, then enjoy the Vick-show for the rest of the season.
Brett Favre, MIN
Apparently there is still some life in Favre's old bones.
While the game was much closer than it should have been, Favre put the team on his shoulders and led them to a victory.
Favre threw for a career high 446 yards and found the end zone twice. He connected on 36 of his 47 passes and had surgical precision against the Cardinals.
With Sidney Rice set to return soon, Brett will have his favorite weapon back and he may continue to put up strong numbers as the Vikings attempt to save their season.
Mark Sanchez, NYJ
The Jets are deep at the receiver position, but Sanchez has had trouble—for the most part—taking advantage of all the weapons at his disposal.
Mark finally broke out of his funk as he threw for 323 yards, one touchdown and one pick against the Lions. He also took it in himself as he reached the end zone on a one yard rush.
The Jets have some tough matchups the rest of the way, but if Sanchez can play mistake-free football, he's at least roster-worthy again.
Jay Cutler, CHI
Cutler had his best game since Week 2.
While he didn't break 200 passing yards for the day, he threw two touchdowns and racked up 39 rushing yards.
This is certainly a welcome reprieve from weeks of ineptitude.
Chad Henne, MIA
As if things weren't already going bad for Chad, he makes it even worse with his worst showing of the season.
Henne threw for 231 yards, with three of his passes ending up in the hands of Baltimore's defense.
Chad was blessed with the addition of Brandon Marshall in the offseason, but the two have had trouble finding any consistency—due in large part to Chad's struggles.
Matt Schaub, HOU
Not only did the Texans lose, Schaub failed to throw a touchdown for the second time this season.
Now, Schaub doesn't deserve full blame for his poor showing. A potential touchdown was taken back on a replay review and his interception came on a tipped pass to Andre Johnson.
Matt is simply not the focal point of the offense anymore and for good reason—the Texans have Arian Foster in the backfield.
Even with the unbelievably talented Andre Johnson to throw to, Schaub has looked uncomfortable all season long. The Houston O-Line cannot protect him and Matt is simply not getting the job done.
At this point, Schaub—as hard as this is to say—is strictly a matchup play from here on out.
Peyton Hillis, CLE
We all knew Hillis could run, but I'm not sure anybody knew he could run like he did against the Patriots.
Hillis topped his previous career high by 40 yards as he gashed the New England defense to the tune of 184 rushing yards, two rushing touchdowns and 36 receiving yards.
The Browns owe their victory to Peyton and his clock-controlling, Patriots-steamrolling runs.
Ray Rice, BAL
Rice may have failed to find the end zone, but he racked up plenty of yards to help owners out.
Ray rushed for 83 yards and caught seven passes for 97 yards. He's averaging 94 rushing yards per game in his last four, so start him with confidence as the Baltimore offense continues to open up.
Michael Turner, ATL
Turner has 100-plus yards and two touchdowns in back-to-back games.
This is the type of production owners were anticipating when they drafted him and he's finally paying off.
The next three weeks will be a true test with two tough matchups in store. However, he's a workhorse back and he's always guaranteed a healthy dose of touches.
Ronnie Brown, MIA
On nine carries, Brown rushed for 59 yards and caught five balls for another 40 yards.
Ronnie also crossed the goal-line for the first time since Week 1.
He hasn't provided the type of production that draftees anticipated coming into the season, but his strong performance against a stout Baltimore defense provides a glimmer of hope.
Brandon Jackson, GB
Jackson was the focal point of the Green Bay offense early on as he recorded two early touchdowns—one on the ground and the other through the air. He also ran for 42 yards and caught four passes for 26 yards.
Jamaal Charles, KC
Charles had a prime matchup against the Raiders, but he was never given an opportunity to really make an impact as the Chiefs lost in overtime.
Just when things were starting to look up for Jamaal, Todd Haley does what he does best and made a boneheaded decision. Haley opted to give Thomas Jones 19 carries—in which he gained a measly 32 yards—while Charles only received 10.
While Jamaal managed to gain 100 all-purpose yards, this is not the output owners anticipated against one of the worst rushing defenses in the league.
Jamaal is an every-week starter regardless of matchup, but there will be frustrating days when the coaching staff makes horrible decisions.
LaDainian Tomlinson, NYJ
Visiting the Detroit Lions, Tomlinson was expected to run wild. Instead, the Lions held him to 55 rushing yards on 15 carries. The only positive in all of this is the six receptions for 34 yards.
Regardless, this is not the outcome many were expecting.
Matt Forte, CHI
Matt continues to disappoint. He was a preseason sleeper candidate by many, and looked good early on. But he's been erratic and mostly irrelevant for the season.
Forte rushed for 49 yards and had three catches for 12 yards. He also converted on a two-point conversion.
However, the fact that Chester Taylor is getting goal-line duties plummets Forte's stock.
LeGarrette Blount, TB
Blount came on strong in his last two games, but he recorded a dud against Atlanta. He managed only 46 yards on the ground and absolutely nothing through the air.
Blount has a tough schedule coming up, but he has an enticing fantasy playoff schedule. This may be a good time to buy low on him.
DeSean Jackson, PHI
After a two week layoff, Jackson came back to action in a big way.
With Michael Vick back behind center, the two picked up right where they left off. DeSean torched the Colts' secondary, catching seven passes for 109 yards and a score.
Vick's cannon arm and DeSean's explosive play-making ability make for a dangerous combination. These two Eagles should have no problem hooking up for deep bombs the rest of the way.
Seyi Ajirotutu, SD
Try pronouncing the name first, and then saying it three times fast. I guarantee that you won't be able to do it.
With that being said, he was an unknown in fantasy football circles prior to Sunday. Well, Phillip Rivers changed all that as he made him a force to be reckoned with.
Seyi went for 111 receiving yards and two scores against the Texans porous secondary.
It's best to temper expectations for Seyi going forward with Malcolm Floyd and Vincent Jackson set to return, but he's at least on the fantasy radar for now.
Jacoby Ford, OAK
Jacoby absolutely blew up against the Chiefs on Sunday.
He hauled in six catches for 148 yards. As if that wasn't enough, he had a 94-yard return touchdown to open up the second half.
The Raiders may have a new No. 1 receiver after their bye.
James Jones, GB
With Donald Driver sidelined by injury, Jones took advantage of the opening as he obliterated the Cowboys' secondary.
James caught eight balls for 123 yards and a TD.
He'll continue to be a weekly play as long as Driver is out. The Green Bay offense is one of the most prolific in the league with Aaron Rodgers leading the way.
Nate Burleson, DET
Facing off against Antonio Cromartie for most of the game, Burleson had his way against him and the Jets' secondary. Whether it was over the top or through the middle, Nate found open seams as he caught seven passes for 113 yards and a touchdown.
Steve Johnson, BUF
Johnson has become a pillar of consistency over the past six weeks as he's put up strong numbers in nearly every contest.
Steve continued that trend against the Bears with 145 receiving yards on 11 receptions.
Ryan Fitzpatrick clearly has strong chemistry with the third-year receiver and they should continue to be a source of reliable production down the stretch.
Dwayne Bowe, KC
Don't look now, but Dwayne Bowe has suddenly morphed into Mr. Touchdown the past four weeks.
Bowe was the butt of many jokes early in the season, but he's picked up the slack and now has six touchdowns over the last four games.
Dwayne has a soft schedule the rest of the way and it shouldn't surprise anyone if he continues to play like this.
Braylon Edwards, NYJ
While 74 of the 78 receiving yards Edwards accumulated for the day came on a single play, owners don't care where the production came from. I'm sure just about anybody will take 78 receiving yards and a touchdown from him in any given week.
Facing his old team—the Browns—next week, Braylon should be extra motivated to play well and strike back on the team that cast him out.
Santonio Holmes, NYJ
The former Super Bowl-MVP turned full-frontal Playgirl hopeful finally broke the century mark for the season.
Holmes is slowly becoming a bigger part of the offense as Sanchez begins to grow more comfortable with him. Santonio caught a huge 52-yard pass that set up the game-winning field goal.
Larry Fitzgerald, ARI
As bad as Derek Anderson is, he can at least get the ball to Larry Fitzgerald with his strong arm.
Larry had seven receptions for 107 yards, and this is the second-straight productive game he's had on the year.
Percy Harvin, MIN
I guess Randy Moss' departure only opened things up for Harvin. Percy had 126 receiving yards on nine catches.
With Sidney Rice returning soon, and Favre suddenly playing well, Harvin has a shot to produce at a high level down the stretch.
Dez Bryant, DAL
Quarterback Jon Kitna apparently is fond of Bryant. He connected with the rookie nine times for 86 yards and the Cowboys' lone touchdown.
Andre Johnson, HOU
If Schaub continues his poor play, Andre will have trouble putting up the monster numbers that are associated with being the best receiver in the NFL.
Johnson's four catches for 41 yards does not exactly inspire confidence. Plus, a botched catch by Andre directly resulted in Schaub's lone interception.
Pierre Garcon, IND
Garcon had a prime opportunity against the Eagles, but he failed to capitalize. Anthony Gonzalez is on the IR, Collie took a brutal hit—hopefully it's nothing too serious and he returns healthy—and all he has is Blair White for competition as Peyton's No. 2 wide receiver.
Brandon Tate, NE
One catch for 12 yards. Against the Browns. Feel free to drop him.
Steve Smith, CAR
Matt Moore is out for the season, and it looks like Clausen or Pike will be taking over at quarterback.
Steve Smith's stock has hit rock bottom. While I wouldn't recommend that you cut him, as he's an incredibly talented player, don't expect much at all as the Panthers' offense is pathetic right now.
Wes Welker, NE
Welker misses Randy's presence the most.
Against Cleveland, Welker only tallied four catches for 36 yards. He's seeing constant double-teams as opposing defensive backs are completely focused on him.
Anquan Boldin, BAL
Boldin had an opportunity to take advantage of a Miami defense getting torched through the air, but he only caught two balls for 28 yards. This is with Joe Flacco throwing for over 260 and two scores.
He has a couple easy matchups in the coming weeks, so hopefully he can return to form.
Mike Williams has seen a resurgence in Seattle under former-USC coach, Pete Carroll.
However, the Seahawks were absolutely battered by the Giants. But Williams had an opportunity to ease the beating.
Instead, he bobbled what should have been an easy touchdown pass that ended up being intercepted. He finished the day with two catches and 25 receiving yards.
He better hope Charlie Whitehurst isn't their quarterback for long.
Jacob Tamme, IND
Jacob Tamme may be the most dangerous weapon on the Colts going forward. He was targeted 16 times, hauling in 10 of them for 101 yards and a touchdown.
Indianapolis has clearly forgotten about Dallas Clark, as this former slot receiver is paying huge dividends.
Aaron Hernandez, NE
Aaron Hernandez was the only productive player outside of Tom Brady against the Browns.
The rookie sensation caught five passes for 48 yards and two touchdowns. He led the team in every receiving category.
Visanthe Shiancoe, MIN
Now that Moss is no longer demanding the ball on offense, Shiancoe is free to do his thing.
He broke out of his slump with four catches and 61 yards. Not to mention, his touchdown tied the game up to force overtime.
Tony Gonzalez, ATL
Tony didn't catch a touchdown, but he had a productive day nonetheless. With Roddy White hobbled, Gonzalez was a big part of the offense, catching eight balls for 72 yards.
Todd Heap, BAL
After seeing two straight weeks of productive performances, Heap was a complete non-factor as the Ravens rolled right over Miami.
Heap had two receptions for 23 yards. He hasn't had more than three receptions since Week 3, and he should continue to be an inconsistent play the rest of the way.
From Week 2 to Week 6, Watson was one of the most productive tight end's in the NFL.
However, he's been held to one reception in each of his last two games and has totaled 42 yards through the air.
Many were anticipating a strong game against his former team, but teammate Peyton Hillis stole the show.
New York Giants
The Seahawks had absolutely no answers against the Giants' defense.
While the Giants surprisingly had no sacks, they had two interceptions and held Seattle to seven points.
Baltimore finally ended Miami's road-game streak as they suffocated the Dolphins' offense to 10 points. They picked off Henne three times, forced a fumble and sacked Chad twice.
Green Bay Packers
The Cowboys' once prolific offense was completely inept against the Packers. Green Bay had four sacks, two forced fumbles and held Dallas to seven total points.
New England Patriots
New England was helpless against Peyton Hillis as he ran all over them.
The Patriots gave up 34 points and the Browns' defense recorded a sack, a forced fumble and an interception.
New York Jets
The Jets famed defense was exposed against the Lions. Stafford had little trouble finding any receiver not covered by Darrelle Revis with relative ease.