Matt Cassel, Kansas City Chiefs
He’s thrown 18 touchdowns to one pick over the last seven games and has the Chiefs sitting atop of the AFC West. Not to mention, he’s currently fourth in QB rating and has thrown four touchdowns in two of the past three games.
Kyle Orton, Denver Broncos
As of right now, Kyle Orton is surprisingly leading the league in pass yards and has been very efficient (20:6). Orton threw a total of 21 touchdowns last season and has already thrown 20 touchdowns this season with five games left to go. Orton’s quietly racking up the stats as he has shown huge improvement from last season.
Ryan Fitzpatrick, Buffalo Bills
Fitz has thrown 19 touchdown passes and he missed two games. He’s had three games this season in which he’s accounted for three touchdowns or more. He has the Bills playing good football as their last three losses have all been in overtime.
Jamaal Charles, Kansas City Chiefs
He’s currently second in the league in rushing with 1,021 yards, and has the least amount of carries (161) out of all the backs in the top ten in rushing. He has a league leading average of 6.3 yards per carry. His versatility is also a plus. Give this guy the ball.
Petyon Hillis, Cleveland Browns
When given the chance, Hillis seems to make the most out of his opportunities. This physical back has already racked up 901 yards rushing with 11 touchdowns. The Browns have been able to be competitive due to their rushing attack. Question: Who was the last white running back to have a 1,000 yard season?
LeSean McCoy, Philadelphia Eagles
McCoy has been vital to the Eagles’ balanced west coast offense as many teams have to account for him as being another receiver out of the back field. He has shown improvement from last season as he looks to be a more complete back. He’s shown more quickness and strength; it also helps when you have the most dynamic quarterback in the league on your side. This young back is going to have a great future under Andy Reid’s west coast offense.
Mike Wallace, Pittsburgh Steelers
Wallace has had six touchdowns since Big Ben’s return. Wallace’s speed makes him a threat to score every play as he can stretch the field vertically. He is second out of all receivers in the number of 20-plus yard plays this season. Only Brandon Lloyd (my NFL Comeback Player of the Year) is ahead of him.
Dwayne Bowe, Kansas City Chiefs
After a quiet start to the season, Bowe has exploded the past three games with a total of 7 touchdown catches and now leads the league in touchdown catches with 14. Not just the touchdowns, but he is also racking up the yards as well (past three games: 186, 109, and 170 yrds). He is currently the hottest receiver in the league.
Steve Johnson, Buffalo Bills
He has grown to become Fitzpatrick’s favorite target and has produced some large numbers this season. He is projected to finish with over a 1,000 yards for the first time in his young career.