EARL BENNETT, WR,Bears
This is an article from the Nov. 21, 2011 issue
Jay Cutler and Bennett played together at Vanderbilt in 2005 and with the Bears since '09, so they rekindled their spark quickly when Bennett returned from a severe chest bruise suffered in Week 2. In two games the pair has connected 11 times for 176 yards and a touchdown, making Bennett Chicago's top fantasy receiving option.
VINCENT BROWN, WR,Chargers
Brown sparked the Chargers last week, hauling in five balls for 97 yards, including an acrobatic 30-yard touchdown through double coverage. Starting for an injured Malcom Floyd, the rookie from San Diego State showed impressive desire and concentration, which makes him a tough matchup.
LANCE BALL, RB,Broncos
Thrust into action because of injuries, Ball rolled for 96 yards on 30 carries, the most single-game rushes for a Broncos back in seven seasons. In the four games since Tim Tebow took over, Denver has rushed on 164 of its 260 plays (63%), so with a short week ahead, Ball should get more work against the Jets, who are 15th against the rush.
DAMIAN WILLIAMS, WR,Titans
It's rare when a team's top receiver is available on waivers this late in the season, but that's the case with Williams. In six starts since stepping in for the injured Kenny Britt, the second-year man has grabbed four touchdowns, yet as of last week's game—five catches, 107 yards, TD—Williams was available in more than 99% of all leagues.