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Matt Schaub - In what turned out to be a near nightmare game for the Texans, Schaub turned it into a dream for his fantasy owners racking up an incredible 527 yards passing with 5 TD passes.  I think he more than made up for his 95 yard passing performance from a week ago.

Andre Johnson - Schaub's partner in crime yesterday was his best WR (no surprise).  AJ caught 14 balls for 273 yards and  TD.  Two of the last three weeks have been huge for Johnson, so maybe he'll make up for his lackluster start at the beginning.

Justin Blackmon - On the other side of the field from the Texans were the Jaguars and they had a great QB/WR duo themselves.  The rookie, Blackmon, caught 7 passes for 236 yards and a TD...

Chad Henne -  ...while his QB, the Jags backup Henne, nearly pulled off the massive upset with 354 yards and 4 TDs.  If you're desperate for a QB, Henne is your guy, but temper your expectations as he has had big games before only to disappear a week later.

Robert Griffin III - In what was nearly a flawless performance, RG III shredded the Eagles defense on all levels.  14 of 15 for 200 yards and 4 TDs passing, and 12 carries for 84 yards rushing.  He was the total package this week.

Black Holes

Matt Ryan - When you throw 5 INT against the Cardinals, you deserve to lose.  While Ryan and his Falcons didn't lose, Ryan's owners probably did as that is a really tough performance to come back from.  5 INTs against the Cardinals??  Tampa and New Orleans are up next.

Philadelphia Eagles - Yeah, life wasn't great for Vick when he was in there, but at least the players around him did well.  Now, without Vick and Foles at QB, you really can't rely on any Eagles players in fantasy, even McCoy, who will still be solid, but you won't get first round performances from him anymore this year.

Saints WRs - In a game against the Raiders, you'd expect Brees to put up huge numbers.  He kind of did, not so much in yardage, but threw 3 TDs.  His receivers though all had pretty average days.  The Saints ability to spread the ball around really hurts these receivers, plus mix in the fact that the Saints are running the ball much more effectively, it hurts their fantasy value even more.

Andrew Luck - Yeah, I didn't really see this ending up any other way.  The Colts are a bit of a surprise, but the Patriots are Super Bowl contenders and they annihilated the Colts back when they were an elite team with Peyton.  3 INTs and a lost fumble sound about right for his first game at Foxboro.  Things will be better in Indy, but not this quick.

Raiders WRs - Facing the Saints last ranked defense had to give Raiders WRs and their owners reason to smile coming into this game.  Brees would run up the score, Palmer would pass a lot, they couldn't really do anything but have big games.  Well... considering the leading receiver was Marcel Reese, a running back, that doesn't really speak well.  No WR got more than 69 yards and the two TDs were scored by a TE and a WR so far down the depth chart, you probably didn't even know he existed till he caught that pass.

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