LeGarrette Blount (RB, Buccaneers) -- After chipping away at his carries for weeks, the Buccaneers finally jumped ship on Cadillac Williams and gave the bulk of the load to rookie LeGarrette Blount. Blount put together an absolute highlight-reel game with 120 yards and two touchdowns on 22 carries. Going forward, Blount looks like a potential fantasy stud. Blount showed off his size and speed by barreling over, hurdling and outrunning tacklers. Move fast, because he'll be the hottest player on the wire this week.
Steve Breaston (WR, Cardinals) -- After missing three games due to injury and posting highly inconsistent numbers prior to that, Breaston appeared to be headed for a poor season. Now that he's healthy, Breaston looks like his old self after catching eight passes for 147 yards Sunday in the Cardinals' first decent offensive showing in some time. Breaston definitely still runs the risk of up-and-down weeks, but this bodes well for his value as a No. 3 wide receiver or flex start.
Keiland Williams (RB, Redskins) -- With the uber-hot Ryan Torain suffering a hamstring injury, which sounds like it may be somewhat serious, the next-in-line Keiland Williams makes a great pickup. Williams looks to have at least a couple weeks of feature-back carries coming after the Redskins' bye week, so jump on him if you can. On six carries Sunday, Williams tallied 25 yards and he also added three catches for 28 yards.
Jon Kitna (QB, Cowboys) -- Even on a relatively terrible day for the Cowboys, Jon Kitna -- in his replacement role for the injured Tony Romo -- managed to throw for 379 yards. Even though Kitna tossed an embarrassing four interceptions to just one touchdown, it's clear that he will be called upon to throw excessively, so look for more big yardage games down the stretch. With the right matchups, Kitna could be a source of spot-start paydirt.
Troy Smith (QB, 49ers) -- Here's a guy that nobody gave a chance for NFL success given his college style of quarterback play. Outplaying Alex Smith and likely earning himself another shot to start, Troy Smith threw for 196 yards and a touchdown on just 19 attempts, while adding another touchdown on the ground. Troy Smith gave the 49ers the missing spark they have needed to earn a big win in London this past weekend. From a fantasy perspective, we'll need to see a few more big outings before anyone in their right mind can start him, but keep him on the radar for now.
Kevin Smith (RB, Lions) - With Jahvid Best struggling with his nagging toe injury, the Lions appear to be working Kevin Smith back into the distribution mix. On Sunday, Smith carried 12 times -- on parity with Best -- for a total of 51 yards. He also caught a couple of passes, bringing his total yardage to 67 yards. While he's not going to break the bank, Kevin Smith could make a serviceable addition for running back depth in deep leagues as the committee approach may be in the cards for Detroit the rest of the way.
Ricky Williams (RB, Dolphins) -- Although Ronnie Brown continues to see about two-thirds of the carries to Ricky Williams' one-third, Williams made a solid case for a larger portion this past week as he actually scored a rushing touchdown, something that's become increasingly rare for Miami this season. He totaled 47 yards rushing on just nine attempts, which, at over five yards per carry, comes in far better than Brown's yield of barely over 3 yards per carry in the past four games.
Matthew Stafford (QB, Lions) -- Bouncing back from the injury that's kept him out since Week 1 in epic fashion, Matt Stafford came out with a four-touchdown passing effort that led his Lions to victory against a hot Redskins defense. Most importantly, Stafford connected with star receiver Calvin Johnson for three of those touchdowns, so if that chemistry keeps up, this could result in a dangerous run for Stafford and the Lions in the second half of the season. Stafford makes a great fantasy grab for quarterback depth and matchup plays.
Watch highlights of LeGarrette Blount's breakout performance.