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RB Clinton Portis, Redskins After taking a week off to rest his ailing shoulder, the speedy back made a strong return with 86 yards rushing and two touchdowns and two catches for 78 yards.

QB Brett Favre, Packers Perhaps the gunslinger has a few bullets left. For the second straight week he passed for 340 yards and three touchdowns, and in the process joined Dan Marino as the only players to surpass 400 career TD passes.

RB Willis McGahee, Bills It appears the fourth-year back's commitment to fitness has paid off. The league's leading rusher has improved his output each week. Last week, he rushed 26 times for a career-best 150 yards against the Jets.

QB Carson Palmer, Bengals Last week, he overcame the Steelers' constant pass rush to throw for four touchdowns. This week, he faces a struggling Patriots pass defense.

QB Kurt Warner, Cardinals Warner has fumbled eight times this season, and lost a costly one in the final minutes inside the red zone last weekend against the Rams. He was also picked off three times in the loss to St. Louis.

QB Kerry Collins, Titans The Titans have scored only 33 points in Collins's starts. He has just one TD pass with six INTs.

RB Dominic Rhodes, Colts Rhodes's 2.6-yard average is fifth worst among running backs with at least 20 carries.

Falcons wide receivers Michael Jenkins, Roddy White, and Ashley Lelie have a combined 14 catches this season.

FANTASY INSIDER: For insights on whom to start in Week 4, read Shawn Peters's thoughts on boston.com/sports/other_sports/fantasy_hub/

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