Michael Crabtree - WR, Oakland Raiders
Although the Texas Tech team doesn't get a bye week until late in the year (thanks a lot Big 12 schedule makers), both the Raiders and Rams had a bye week. Michael Crabtree has 27 catches for 318 yards and one score after five games this year, compared to 68 catches and 698 yards all year last season with San Francisco. The coaching staff want to utilize Crab more often the rest of the season, with offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave stating "He's been terrific" and "We just want to keep building his role in the offense" Hopefully this philosophy will lead to more catches, yards, and scores for Mike the rest of the season.
Cody Davis and Bradley Marquez - ST, St. Louis Rams
Davis and Marquez have both seen plentiful action this season on special teams, although they were both off this past week with the Rams on a bye as well. Last week Cody had a big week, drawing a penalty that negated a field goal and putting a big hit on a returner to go with his spectacular catch on a fake punt. He currently leads in an internal competition, the "500 point-club" for Rams special teams players under coordinator John "Bones" Fassel. The Rams official site runs a "One on One" series in which Cody's vibrant personality comes through quite well.
Bradley is also having a great season on special teams with St. Louis, leading the team in special teams tackles. He mentions that he's been working alongside Cody, who has been mentoring him greatly. It's great to see college teammates able to work together in the NFL, and have the success that these two have had on the field. For Bradley, there's another field he's been paying close attention to, with his Mets doing well in the MLB playoffs. After being selected in the 16th round of the 2011 draft by the Mets, he forfeited $250,000 of his $325,000 signing bonus by concentrating on football full time in 2013. He was also interviewed by the Rams where they discovered his baseball history.
Danny Amendola- WR, New England Patriots
After a week facing the vaunted secondary of the Dallas Cowboys, Danny had a much better game this week against the Indianapolis Colts. He led the team in catches and yards with 7 grabs on 9 targets for 105 yards. Although he didn't score on Sunday, when the Colts blanketed Gronkowski early, Brady was able to find an open Amendola 5 times in the first half including a 35 yard toss near the end of the 2nd quarter. Although his production this season has been inconsistent, hopefully this game is a great stepping stone for Danny to continue success as a Patriot.