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Brian Griese, QB (CHI): Since throwing three interceptions in his first start against the Detroit Lions in Week 4, Brian Griese has settled into his role in Chicago. He's playing extensively for the first time in a couple of years, so it is understandable that the guy needed to shake some rust off. Since that start, he has thrown only three picks since and has six touchdowns. He is averaging just over 300 yards passing and two touchdowns per week over the last four weeks and after last week's Peyton Manning-like two-minute drill, he has displayed confidence in his weapons. The Bears aren't moving the ball on the ground with any success, which means Griese should continue to post starting fantasy quarterback numbers.

Kurt Warner, QB (ARI): With weapons like Larry Fitzgerald, Anquan Boldin and Bryant Johnson, and a running game that still isn't running cleanly, Kurt Warner is a quarterback that should be owned in all leagues -- while he's healthy. He's already displayed that his pin-point accuracy is still present and has six touchdowns over the last five weeks -- most of which came while splitting time with Matt Leinart. Warner is a decent starter and definitely a quality No. 2 option.

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Kevin Jones, RB (DET): After gingerly recovering from a LisFranc sprain, Kevin Jones made his first start of the season this past Sunday. Offensive coordinator Mike Martz received a lot of pressure to run the ball, and he responded by calling 15 carries for Jones, which resulted in 76 yards and a touchdown. Even if Martz goes back to his passing ways, Jones still has excellent value as a receiver out of the backfield - he finished fourth in yards-after-catch in 2006 despite only playing in 12 games.

Lee Evans, WR (BUF): After finishing with only 101 yards receiving through four September games, Evans nearly doubled his total last week with 98 yards. Rookie quarterback Trent Edwards has been looking his way more frequently, and Evans has averaged four catches and 60 yards-per-game with the rookie instead of J.P. Losman. Evans' value is still stronger in point-per-reception leagues since he still hasn't found the end zone. Edwards doesn't throw downfield bombs like Losman did, which has curtailed the time that Evans spends in the end zone.

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Donald Lee, TE (GB): With fellow tight end Bubba Franks expected to miss a couple of games with a knee injury, Donald Lee's value increases. Lee has averaged about 55 yards receiving per week over the last three weeks, which included Franks stealing two or three catches per week. Franks has also been used more in the red zone, which betters Lee's chances to score now that he takes over that role.

Robbie Gould, K (CHI): After totaling only 24 points in September, Robbie Gould has already kicked past that total in three games in October. With Griese and the Bears' offense moving the ball once again, Gould is getting ample opportunities for field goals and extra points. As long as Cedric Benson continues to struggle, expect the Bears' drives to continue to stall in the red zone, giving Gould an opportunity to come and finish up.

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