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QB, Aaron Rodgers, Packers: By far, the easiest pick on here. Rodgers will take down a lot of records at this pace.
RB, Matt Forte, Bears: He leads the NFL in yards from scrimmage and is making a strong case to get paid.
WR, Calvin Johnson, Lions: Megatron is putting up huge numbers and is often doubled to boot.
WR, Wes Welker, Patriots: I gave him a slight edge over Carolina's Steve Smith. Welker does lead the league in catches.
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WR, Steve Smith, Panthers: After a bad 2010 season, there was talk he was slowing down. Yeah, right.
TE, Jimmy Graham, Saints: He has emerged as a big part of the Saints offense in his second season. He is the prototype for the modern tight end.
LT, Jared Veldheer, Raiders: He had an off game last week against the Broncos, but he has been dominant for much of the season.
LG, Andy Levitre, Bills: He isn't a household name, but he was outstanding before moving to left tackle the past two weeks.
C, Chris Myers, Texans: He is perfect for their scheme, an athletic player who knows the tricks of the trade. He's a big reason why the Texans are running for so many yards.
RG, Brian Waters, Patriots: After rotating in Week 1, he has settled in to be the team's best guard -- even better than Logan Mankins.
RT, David Stewart, Titans: He leads what is a bad position around the league. He isn't the reason Chris Johnson isn't getting going.
K, Josh Scobee, Jaguars: He hasn't missed yet, making 14 for 14, which includes making all five from 50 and beyond.
E, Jason Pierre-Paul, Giants: This second-year player has 9½ sacks and he has also done a great job against the run.
T-E, Ray McDonald, 49ers: He has been a force against the run all season long. I think he has outplayed Justin Smith.
T, Richard Seymour, Raiders: Aside from dumb penalties, he's having a big year.
E, Jared Allen, Vikings: He has a league-high 12 1/2 sacks and has also played against the run well.
OLB, DeMarcus Ware, Cowboys: He is second in the league in sacks with 12.
OLB, LaMarr Woodley, Steelers: He started slow and then came on strong before missing last week's game with a hamstring injury.
ILB, Brian Cushing, Texans: He leads the Texans in tackles and has been all over the field after a subpar 2010 season. The move inside has really helped his career.
CB, Darrelle Revis, Jets: He is once again proving to be the best cover corner in the game. He is also getting some picks this season.
CB, Corey Webster, Giants: When Terrell Thomas went down, Webster stepped up. Playing in the same city with Revis, he doesn't get his due.
SS, George Wilson, Bills: He might not be a household name like the guy in Pittsburgh with the long hair, but he has been better. This former receiver is a player.
FS, Eric Weddle, Chargers: He leads the NFL in picks with five. There was a reason San Diego wanted him back.
P, Shane Lechler, Raiders: He might be the best punter ever.
Return man. Patrick Peterson, Cardinals: He has three punt returns for touchdown in eight games. Wow.