Normally rock-solid, Brady broke out of a seasonlong snooze with a four-touchdown field day against the Vikings in Week 8, then threw four interceptions against the Colts the following week. Expect the ups and downs to continue: He faces the Packers, Bears and Lions in the next three weeks.
MICHAEL VICK, Falcons
Just when it looked as if his passing ability had finally caught up with his considerable running talent (he threw for a total of seven touchdowns in Weeks 7 and 8), Vick had just 163 passing yards and two interceptions (with only one TD) against the quarterback-friendly Lions.
CHAD JOHNSON, Bengals
A bust for much of the season, Ocho Cinco broke out against the Chargers on Sunday with 260 receiving yards and two TDs. But owners who believe that he's his old self again, beware. Before facing the Falcons in Week 8, Johnson proclaimed, "I'm back," and he caught a touchdown pass to prove it. The following week? He had 31 receiving yards against the Ravens.
LAVERANUES COLES, Jets
With 51 receptions for 635 yards and three TDs, Coles ranks as a top 15 fantasy receiver, but almost all of his numbers have come in three big games. In his other six games he has just 276 yards and no touchdowns. In a tough head-to-head league that sort of inconsistency will drive an owner crazy.
JOEY GALLOWAY, Buccaneers
The undisputed Mr. Maddening has vexed his owners with three great games, four awful ones and one in-betweener. Of his three best efforts, one came in Week 2, after many owners--having been burned the week before--dropped him from their lineups. (His Yahoo! start rate fell from 87.3% to 56.7%.) The same thing happened in reverse in Weeks 4 and 5. With rookie Bruce Gradkowski at quarterback, Galloway is too volatile to bank on.