At this point of the season, we're past the point of having too many surprise players.
Still, even at a deep position like receiver, I can't help but notice that there are some big-name players still available in far too many leagues.
That's the case with every one of these guys, who are available in at least half of ESPN leagues.
They are all good options this week, and also for the remainder of the season.
Smith has had a few monster games this season, and while there have been some weaker efforts in between, he's been a consistently strong receiver this season.
The 49ers have one of the best defensive units in the league. Still, on occasion, they are prone to surrendering a big play in the passing game. A big play and a touchdown makes Smith a good play nearly on its own.
He's still available in far too many leagues. Again, I understand some reservations about the weaker games and the fact that he's going against a good defense, but Smith is absolutely worth a play.
Ranking 1 to 5 (1 low, 5 high), what's your level of interest in Earl Bennett without Jay Cutler?
Here's another receiver with a bit of a question attached to him. How will the lack of Jay Cutler hurt his numbers?
I am not too worried about that from Bennett's perspective. Since returning to action, Bennett has had 75 or more yards receiving each week, so I would have to think that Caleb Hanie will try to find his most reliable options.
In this case, that's Bennett. On top of that, the Raiders defense at its best plays a "bend but don't break" style. That's quite favorable to opposing fantasy receivers.
Robinson has caught at least one touchdown in each of his last four games. At this point, you can't call that a fluke.
The Cowboys are heating up, and Tony Romo is a quarterback who consistently throws for a lot of yards. When he does that, his receivers catch for a lot of yards.
Robinson has had some strong yardage games this year, but it's his touchdown prowess that's making him a great play.