Terrell Owens, WR, Bills
One of the directives of the post--Dick Jauron era is to get Owens the ball, and on Sunday it was followed with a vengeance. He had nine catches for 197 yards, including a 98-yard TD. Even with Ryan Fitzpatrick throwing to him, T.O. is worth starting again.
Legedu Naanee, WR, Chargers
While recently released ex-Charger Chris Chambers is on fire for the Chiefs, so is his replacement in San Diego's passing scheme. The two wideouts will be on the same field this week as Naanee looks to catch a touchdown pass for the third consecutive game.
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Lex Hilliard, RB, Dolphins
Two weeks ago Hilliard was playing special teams and had no career carries. Now the second-year man from Montana is a Ricky Williams injury away from becoming the featured back in the league's most creative ground attack. He's worth an investment for a bench spot.
Kevin Boss, TE, Giants
Coming off a bye, the Giants addressed a seasonlong lack of success in the red zone by targeting Boss, who tallied two touchdowns against Atlanta on Sunday. The trend should continue on Thanksgiving as Eli Manning rediscovers his top '08 scoring target.
Rock Cartwright, RB, Redskins
Washington's rushing corps has been thinned by injuries to Ladell Betts (knee) and Clinton Portis (concussion). That leaves the ground game to the veteran, who has a 4.1-yard rushing average in his eight seasons. He's a decent flex option this week against the Eagles.
Jerome Harrison, RB, Browns
Even though he has Cleveland's highest single-game rushing total this season (121 yards in Week 4 against Cincinnati), Harrison was inactive last week against the Lions. He's firmly in Eric Mangini's doghouse, making his fantasy value nonexistent.
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How much of a stunner would it be if Brady Quinn were a star of the fantasy playoffs? The underachieving Cleveland quarterback broke out last week, throwing for career highs of 304 yards and four TDs. Yes, those stats came against the Lions' NFL-worst pass defense, and in the next three weeks Quinn (below) sees a gantlet of tough Ds in Cincinnati, San Diego and Pittsburgh. But in Week 15, a pivotal playoff week, he faces the Chiefs, who give up an average of 261.0 passing yards and have four games in which they have allowed three TD passes. Grab Quinn if you foresee the need for this improbable spot starter.