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Beanie Wells shut his critics up with an elite performance while Johnny Knox and the Titans defense were surprise performers. The only downside regarding an elite performance is when it is done by a player on everyone's bench. Some of these players are peaking at the right moment — as the fantasy regular season comes to an end and the playoffs approach — and some will continue to produce.
QB Tom Brady, Patriots (at Eagles) 361 yards, three TDs
Brady's playing at an elite level and trending up when it matters most. The cold weather won't affect him as much as it does other quarterbacks.
RB Beanie Wells, Cardinals (at Rams) 27-228-1
Despite the talk of his knee giving him problems and diminishing his production, Wells exploded, proving when you know he's going to play, you can't bench him.
RB Roy Helu, Redskins (at Seahawks) 23-108-1 rushing and 7-54-0 receiving
Finally a running back steps up, but how many people had him in their lineup? Future opportunities await, as he's been named the starting back.
WR Wes Welker, Patriots (at Eagles) 8-115-2 on 12 targets
After a little slump, he showed why you should never consider benching him. He now has six games over 100 yards and three over 150 yards.
WR Johnny Knox, Bears (at Raiders) 4-145-1 on 10 targets
Riding a two-game high, he posted his best numbers of the season. His explosiveness is making Roy Williams an afterthought again.
TE Dustin Keller, Jets (vs. Bills) 4-61-2 on eight targets
Had is best fantasy game of the year in Week 12. Keller can be inconsistent, but he has the ability to post numbers like these on occasion. But this is his first such output this season.
PK Sebastian Janikowski, Raiders (vs. Bears) six total FGs
Perfection was the theme as Janikowski connected on all six field-goal attempts, plus an extra point.
DST Titans (vs. Bucs) five turnovers and one TD scored
A surprise, the Titans held the Bucs to 17 points, recovered four fumbles, made two sacks and capped it off with a special teams TD.