Fast Forward (con't ...)
Chris Johnson's patient owners have rewarded. He goes for another 153 yards and two scores against a suspect Bills run defense. The Saints, Colts and Jaguars don't pose much of a threat. Johnson should be active in all formats.
Damian Williams continues to emerge as Matt Hasselbeck's top fantasy receiver. He is a viable stopgap in deeper leagues.
C.J. Spiller came through for fantasy owners in Fred Jackson's place. He stands to be a solid start against the Chargers, but Week 15 against the Dolphins is a tough one for him.
Stevie Johnson came through with a touchdown, but with Donald Jones out for the season, Brad Smith has been playing a lot more receiver. He has become a viable option in deeper leagues, particularly PPR formats.
The Steelers weren't overly impressive offensively, but they were efficient. Rashard Mendenhall found the end zone twice and two of Mike Wallace's three catches go for Ben Roethlisberger's two touchdowns. This is a must-start trio down the stretch.
Andy Dalton has struggled against elite defense, but he at least didn't make big mistakes. The benching in the fourth quarter was a coach's decision and not related to injury. It won't get much easier for Dalton or Cedric Benson against the Texans' defense.
As projected, A.J. Green was the only Bengal immune to this tough matchup. We should expect the same against the Texans next week.
Shonn Greene finally has the day we have long waited for. It figures it comes as the calendar turns to December. Expect him to be ridden hard against the Chiefs, Eagles and Giants.
Roy Helu has not only taken over as the starter, he is the Redskins' only back. He held up well against the Jets run defense, going for 100 yards and a score on the ground and another four catches and 42 yards. The lost fumble is a repeated issue with him, though. The Redskins went right back to him though, and stuck with him throughout. Helu should be solid against the Pats, Giants and Vikings.
Mark Sanchez cooled off considerably here, but at least he didn't give the game away. You should have better starting QB options available to you.
The Pats' inability to run out the clock with the running game nearly cost them here. BenJarvus Green-Ellis only got six carries and 14 yards, but he did at least get a score before giving way to rookie Stevan Ridley.
Dan Orlovsky revived the Colts passing game, making a Week 13 star out of Pierre Garcon and making Austin Collie a factor again. Very often we see a backup receiver have something going with the backup QB that comes on. Collie is a legit sleeper now.
Donald Brown and Joseph Addai split carries, but it was Brown who got the red-zone score. It makes Brown a potential sleeper even if there are multiple Colts backs to compete with.
The Dolphins have the old-school formula of running the ball and stopping the run, something the Raiders were unable to do here. Reggie Bush has been a consistent force and even Daniel Thomas got involved with 73 yards. Bush and Thomas are both solid plays against the Eagles, Bills and Pats during the fantasy postseason.
Michael Bush was stuffed by the Dolphins here and he will be a bad play against the Packers next week, with or without Darren McFadden available.
Carson Palmer salvaged his fantasy day late with touchdowns to Darrius Heyward-Bey and T.J. Houshmanzadeh. It is receiver roulette trying to figure out which receiver will be productive with Palmer. Chaz Schilens has been fairly consistent with him, though. Schilens is a sleeper in PPR formats.
Marshawn Lynch gave new meaning to beast mode. He is having a career year and should be a Skittles-eating beast against the suspect Rams run defense next week. The matchups in the next two fantasy postseason games are tougher with the Bears and 49ers, but Lynch has already produced through a tough stretch of decent run defenses. He is a must-start now.
With Sidney Rice out for the season, Golden Tate might finally make good on some promise. He registered a touchdown here and is a sleeper in deeper leagues, just in case he takes over as a No. 1 receiver. He is at least as intriguing as Doug Baldwin, Ben Obomanu or Mike Williams.
Vince Young has proved far too error prone to trust in fantasy during the postseason. He clearly makes Riley Cooper his go-to target, so consider Cooper a solid sleeper. Michael Vick might not be back any time soon.
DeSean Jackson is no longer worth waiting on. Young just isn't consistent enough and Jackson was erratic even with Vick. If you made it through Jackson's worst and lived to play in the fantasy postseason, find a better option. The same goes for Brent Celek.
LeSean McCoy was great despite playing banged up. If the Eagles decide to rest him in the meaningless games down the stretch, you will want to have Ronnie Brown stashed on your roster. Brown won't do anything if McCoy plays, but his value as a potential starter makes him worth stashing.
Eric Mack writes fantasy for SI.com, including the Start 'Em, Sit 'Em, the Weekend Fantasy Watch List and his Sunday night staple: Fantasy Football Fast Forward. If you need a further clarification on lineups this week hit him up on Twitter. You can mock him, rip him and (doubtful) praise him before asking him for fantasy advice @EricMackFantasy.