Before getting to this week's positional standouts, let's review last week's three suggestions:
Trent Green, Miami (QB) - Green had 158 yards passing, a touchdown and two interceptions this week. That's a stat line that isn't going to lead you to any fantasy victories. After racking up a combined 605 yards in the previous two weeks, Green's performance was a letdown. Thanks for nothing, Trent.
Reuben Droughns, New York Giants (RB) - Droughns had three carries for three yards and two TDs in Week 3, so we suggested taking a flier on him in Week 4. We said he could get shut out, and we were right about that since the Giants never got to the one-yard line to give Droughns a vulture TD. Watch him get one this week just to make us angry.
Lee Evans, Buffalo (WR) - After totaling 29 yards on five receptions in his first three games, Evans had six catches for 72 yards against the Jets in Week 4. That's a so-so fantasy game, but it represents a big step forward for Evans, who's going to start catching some deep balls soon. Stick with him if you have him.
While this teaches us the lesson that one-game predictions are far from an exact science, let's also chalk it up to first-week jitters for me on FOXNews.com. I promise to do better this week. Just give me a chance, OK? Please?
GOOD: Daunte Culpepper, Oakland
We can pretty much guarantee that this will be the first and last time a quarterback who went 5-for-12 for 75 yards is included in this spot. Two of Culpepper's five completions went for touchdowns, but more importantly he ran for TDs of two, five and three yards. It's not often that a quarterback without "MANNING" on the back of his jersey accounts for five touchdowns in a game, especially when it's a player who was holding a clipboard for starter Josh McCown until halftime of Week 3.
Honorable mention: Brett Favre, Green Bay (344 yards, 2 TD); Tony Romo, Dallas (339 yards, 3 TD passing, 1 TD running, 1 INT)
BAD: Matt Leinart, Arizona
In Week 3, Leinart was relieved by 36-year-old backup Kurt Warner, who Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt wants to use as a no-huddle specialist. All week, fantasy owners wondered if Whisenhunt was really ready to mess with the head of his young franchise quarterback, and on Sunday he proved he was. Leinart got yanked in and out of the game like a yo-yo, finishing 7-for-14 with 93 yards passing. If you own Leinart, you probably planned on him being your starter, but he can't start for you if he plays part-time for his NFL team. On Monday, Leinart said, "This switching back and forth is almost worse than getting benched." The technical term for this fantasy situation is "disaster."
THIS WEEK'S PLAY: Eli Manning, New York Giants
Right now, Manning is probably a QB you start most of the time, but maybe not when he has a bad matchup. The Jets, who are 26th in the NFL in passing yards allowed per game, look like a great matchup for a passer who should bounce back from a subpar game against the Eagles.
GOOD: Justin Fargas, Oakland
Hey, it's Raider Week on FOXNews.com! Fargas, who gained 1,016 yards in his first four NFL seasons, came in for the injured LaMont Jordan in the second quarter on Sunday and gained 179 yards on 22 carries against Miami, which is allowing a league-worst 199 yards rushing per game. Jordan also had 74 yards on 15 carries before getting hurt. I think you and one of your neighbors could get 150 yards rushing against the Dolphins.
Honorable mention: Ronnie Brown, Miami (134 yards rushing, 73 yards receiving, 1 TD); Sammy Morris, New England (117 yards rushing, 1 TD); Adrian Peterson, Minnesota (112 yards rushing)
BAD: Willie Parker, Pittsburgh
"Fast Willie" was a first-round draft pick in most fantasy leagues, and had amassed a league-leading 368 yards in the first three games of the season. On Sunday, he gained just 37 yards on 19 carries against the Cardinals, good for a pitiful 1.9 yards per carry. Parker is still fourth in the NFL in rushing, but he ruined a lot of fantasy teams' weeks. Ugh.
THIS WEEK'S PLAY: LenDale White, Tennessee
The, um, stocky White is averaging nearly 17 carries and 60 yards per game while sharing the Titans' rushing load with Chris Brown. Tennessee's Week 5 opponent, the Atlanta Falcons, are 23rd in the league in rushing yards allowed, giving up 128 yards per game. White has scored a touchdown in each of the Titans' last two games, and he should put up some good numbers again this week. He's not a star, but for a No. 3 RB or flex player you could do a lot worse.
Wide Receivers/Tight Ends
GOOD: Patrick Crayton, Dallas
When Terry Glenn got hurt before the season started, a lot of fantasy owners quickly grabbed Crayton off their league waiver wires. Crayton was quiet in the first three games, catching just six balls for 78 yards while QB Tony Romo spent most of his time targeting WR Terrell Owens and TE Jason Witten. This week, Crayton made up for lost time with seven receptions for 184 yards and two touchdowns. I'm guessing that many of you left Crayton on your bench for his big outing, and inflicted some damage on your homes or offices Monday morning. Unpredictability like this is why people draft running backs first - you don't have to worry about whether or not they'll get the ball.
Honorable mention: Dwayne Bowe, Kansas City (164 yards, 1 TD); Santonio Holmes (128 yards, 2 TD); Andre Davis, Houston (117 yards, 1 TD)
BAD: Joey Galloway, Tampa Bay
Galloway had a very respectable 13 receptions for 249 yards in the first three games of the season, but nearly put up a goose egg on Sunday with one catch for seven yards. Galloway didn't need to do much, since his teammates gained 189 yards on the ground, and fellow wideout Ike Hilliard had 114 yards receiving against the listless Panthers. Take it from someone who attended the game - the Panthers were so awful, Galloway could have reclined in a lounge chair and sipped pina coladas on one side of the field, and his teammates would have gotten just as many yards.
THIS WEEK'S PLAY: Brandon Marshall, Denver
Marshall is getting really good, really fast. After catching 20 passes for 309 yards and two touchdowns as a rookie last season, he already has 20 receptions for 290 yards and two scores in 2007, including a 133-yard effort against Jacksonville in Week 3. With fellow Broncos WR Javon Walker hurting, and the Chargers' defense allowing averages of 253 yards and a pair of passing touchdowns every week, this looks like a great spot for Marshall. You're probably playing him anyway, but make sure you do it this week. He could be a No. 1 receiver before the end of the season.
John Halpin covers fantasy sports for FOXSports.com, writing a morning football blog Sundays through Thursdays and baseball columns once or twice each week, depending on the season. His "Wide Write" will appear every Tuesday during the NFL season on FOXNews.com. Send him an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.