Dwayne Bowe, Chiefs –
You'd think with no other playmakers on the active roster defenses would be able to stop, or at least slow, Bowe. They haven't so far.
Pierre Garçon, Colts –
Reggie Wayne, Colts –
Curtis Painter throws to Wayne almost out of obligation; he throws to Garçon when he wants a big play.
Victor Cruz, Giants –
Mario Manningham may still technically be the starter, but Cruz has been Eli Manning's big-play guy. It wasn't just the acrobatic long touchdown catch, either; Cruz was the target on Eli's game-ending INT--and he dang near came up with that one one-handed as well.
Mike Williams, Buccaneers –
Tampa Bay couldn't run on the Niners, so you thought maybe this would be a chance for Williams to run some numbers; he couldn't even make a garbage-time contribution.
Michael Crabtree, 49ers –
With Josh Morgan done for the season Crabtree becomes the 49ers' WR1 by default. Now if he can just get Alex Smith to stop focusing on the tight ends...
Lance Moore, Saints –
Jimmy Graham has taken the top off the passing game numbers, leaving little for the wideouts to fight over. And Moore isn't even first in that pecking order.
Dane Sanzenbacher, Bears –
Mike Martz has found his Mike Furrey.
Darius Heyward-Bey, Raiders –
He's always had the speed, and lately he's been catching the ball. In an offense that loves to take shots downfield, that's a deadly combination.
Doug Baldwin, Seahawks –
The undrafted rookie zoomed past Golden Tate on the depth chart and is now making a play for Sidney Rice's looks.
Denarius Moore, Raiders –
Oakland said they wanted to get him the ball, but apparently that message never got relayed to Jason Campbell, who spent a lot more time and attention on Darius Heyward-Bey.