Smith, a halftime replacement for the struggling Shaun Hill, had a monster second half, going 15 for 22 for 206 yards with a pick and 3 TDs. While he hasn't yet been named the starter, you'd have to think that he'd start after nearly leading his team back from a 21-0 hole. He's doesn't merit a fantasy start yet, especially against Indy's 7th ranked pass defense, but is certainly worth a waiver wire pickup.
Returning from injury, Gore was stymied by the Texans, only gaining 32 yards on 13 carries and 15 yards on 2 catches. His totals were also largely deflated by the fact that the Niners were behind the entire second half and had to pass the whole time. Expect a similar story against the Colts. He's a low end No. 1, high end No. 2 fantasy RB against the league's 19th best run D.
Crabtree made an impressive pro debut against the Texans, catching 5 passes for 56 yards. He doesn't merit much consideration as a starter against the tough Indy pass defense, but should definitely occupy a roster spot in all leagues because of his massive potential and physical gifts.
With 7 catches for 93 yards and 3 TD against the Texans, Vernon Davis vaulted into the No. 1 spot in TD receptions by TEs. Very impressive numbers for a guy who had yet to fulfill the promise of a 1st round pick. He is a must start TE.
The future first ballot Hall of Famer threw for under 300 for the first time this season against the Rams. He still had 3 TDs and 0 INT, bringing his season totals to 15 TD and 4 INT. He's the best player in the league thus and is a must-start this, and every week.
Addai had the most carries of the season with 20 (for 64 yards and 1 TD) against the Rams after Donald Brown went down with a shoulder. He's gotten in the end zone five times this year, but is not even averaging 50 yards a game. He's a No. 3 fantasy RB with Brown in the lineup, a No. 2 if he's not.
Brown left the Rams' game with a shoulder injury, but will probably play against the Niners. He had 2 carries for a whopping 58 yards before he got hurt. If he's in the lineup, he's a viable No. 3 fantasy RB on such a potent offense. If Addai gets dinged, watch out. The sky is the limit for Brown as a potential No. 1 RB stud.
Ho hum, 7 catches for 83 yards and 1 TD against the Rams. Yawn. Wayne's manner is impeccable, putting up great numbers despite hurting his groin. He's gotten into the end zone in all but 1 game and is 8th in yards, 6th in catches and tied for 1st in rec TDs. Must start.
‘Garcon! I'll take a bottle of a Week 7, 3-catch, 24-yard performance.' Lucky Pierre, made so much better by his all-world QB, has been lackluster of late. He's a No. 3 fantasy WR who could have a huge week any given Sunday but will barely be worth a roster spot the minute Anthony Gonzalez steps back on the field, perhaps as soon as this weekend.
Collie didn't dog it on the way to his fourth straight game with a TD against the Rams. He has the edge over Garcon now and is a No. 3 fantasy WR. He is a starting option because of this offense, though he too is worth less when Anthony Gonzalez comes back. Gonzalez, sidelined since Week 1, has begun to practice on a limited basis, but is unlikely to play because of the success the Colts have been having in his absence.
With 3 catches for 44 yards and 1 TD against the Rams, Clark 'The Shark' now has 38 catches, (third among all NFL TEs) for 485 yards (second among TEs). He is a must-start each week, among the best fantasy TEs in the league.