Vince Young had an efficient, effective performance in his return to the starting lineup, going 15-for-18 for 125 yards and 1 TD and running for 30 yards on 12 carries. These are decent numbers for a No. 2 QB or flex guy. Consider him no more than that for the time being, but Young should definitely be on rosters, because if he gets hot, watch out.
Johnson is the league's leading rusher. He had 24 carries for a team-record 228 yards in the Titans' first win of the year at Jacksonville. The Niners have the league's second-best run defense, but the NFL rushing leader is a No. 1 fantasy option regardless.
Washington has become a major red zone option for the Titans. He caught his fourth TD of the year against Jacksonville, having caught TD passes in 3 consecutive games in Weeks 2 though 4. He had 2 catches for 22 yards against the Jags. Consider him a low-end bye week option simply because of his nose for the end zone, not because of his '09 reception or yardage totals (a modest 20 for 172).
Vince Young's college teammate, Scaife caught 4 balls for 27 yards against the Jags. He really stands to benefit from the return of Young to the starting lineup and now has minimal fantasy value as a No. 2 TE or bye-week replacement. He's certainly worth a roster spot for teams that lost Owen Daniels or Chris Cooley the last two weeks.
Chuck Cecil's unit shut down David Garrard last week, but were gashed by Maurice Jones-Drew for runs of 79 and 80 yards. The game before their first win, they were humiliated in a 59-0 debacle againt the Pats. At 31st in the league in YPG and dead last 32nd in PPG, the Titans should only be started if you've had a lobotomy and don't understand the rudiments of fantasy football.
Last week's waiver wire darling, Smith had an average game against the Colts' seventh-ranked pass defense, going 19-for-32 for 198 yards with a pick and a TD. He merits a fantasy start as a flex or bye-week option, and perhaps more against the Titans' 32nd-ranked pass defense.
Gore had an excellent week against Indy, gaining 91 yards on only 13 carries with a long TD and 43 yards on 5 catches. He's a low-end No. 1 fantasy RB against the league's 18th-best run defense, which enjoys a decent ranking despite the fact that Maurice Jones-Drew embarrassed them last week.
Crabtree made an immediate impact in his first two pro games. Against the Colts' tough pass defense, he caught 6 balls for 81 yards while coughing the ball up once. He merits consideration as a starter against the cellar-dwelling Titans' pass defense and is likely to get into the end zone in his first home game. He's a No. 2 fantasy WR.
With 3 catches for 20 yards and 1 TD (his seventh on the year) against the Colts, Vernon Davis retained his No. 1 spot in TD receptions by TEs. He has hit paydirt in four of the last five games and is a must-start TE.
At 7-for-9 on the year, Nedney did not have a FG attempt against the Colts, his second straight week without one. He's not much of a fantasy consideration because he just doesn't get the opportunities, though he could have a decent afternoon against the Titans who allow a lot of scoring.
The Niners' D is 12th in PPG and 20th in YPG. They sacked Peyton Manning three times (he had only been sacked twice this season) and held him out of the end zone. They're a recommended low-end No. 1 option against a Titans team with the 24th-ranked scoring offense in the league.