1) Owen Daniels,
Texans. Savvy owners were on to this rookie by Week 6. He formed a quick bond
with David Carr in training camp, and he caught five TD passes in the first
half of the season. As long as Jeb Putzier and Mark Bruener are on the roster,
he won't play every down, but he has soft hands and should continue to
2) Chris Baker,
Jets. Chad Pennington isn't a great downfield thrower, which makes Baker--a big
target (6'3", 258 pounds) with good hands--a valuable commodity. In the
Jets' 20--13 loss at Cleveland in Week 8, Pennington looked for Baker on the
final drive, which shows he's a trusted target.
3) Dan Campbell,
Lions. Mike Martz, Detroit's offensive coordinator, isn't going to make a tight
end a Hall of Famer, but he will tell his quarterback--in this case Jon
Kitna--to go through his progression and hit the open man. After Roy Williams
and Mike Furrey, that man is Campbell, who blocks well and gets open.
4) Ben Utecht,
Colts. Some weeks Utecht will catch two balls for 16 yards. Every so often it's
six for 60-something. With Brandon Stokley hampered by a knee injury and Dallas
Clark getting split out more than ever, Utecht is going to see some action.
5) Reggie Kelly,
Bengals. Carson Palmer is going to find Kelly two or three times a week,
particularly when Cincinnati is filling the air with 40 to 45 attempts a
game--which it has to do because its defense is playing so poorly.
Jason Campbell QB
REDSKINS The second-year man threw two TD passes in his debut despite the
absence of WR Santana Moss.
Ronald Curry WR
RAIDERS Self-nicknamed 7-Eleven was open all day against the Chiefs, catching
five passes for 85 yards.
Justin Fargas RB
RAIDERS With LaMont Jordan out for the year, Fargas (52 yards, no TDs on
Sunday) will shoulder the tailback load.