Wide receiver Stefon Diggs was the star attraction with 129 yards on seven receptions, showing precocious route running for a fifth-round rookie playing his second-career game.
The former Maryland star is slippery quick, with excellent instincts and a smooth back-shoulder connection with Teddy Bridgewater.
Second-round linebacker Eric Kendricks led the way on defense, generating a team-high 10 tackles and a sack. Playing regular snaps for the first time, the third-round defensive end contributed 0.5 sacks of his own to go with four quarterback hurries. Fourth-round right tackle T.J. Clemmings even held his own against Justin Houston and the Chiefs' fierce pass rush.
2. Leonard Williams, New York Jets defensive end: The draft's No. 6 overall pick seems to get better by the week, turning in back-to-back dominant performances versus the Dolphins and Redskins. Williams has proven too valuable to bench, as Todd Bowles ditched his 3-4 scheme for a 4-3 front to shut down Washington's ground attack in Week 6.
7. Marcus Mariota, Tennessee Titans quarterback: Limping heavily after taking a shot from Olivier Vernon in the first quarter, Mariota was a sitting duck in the pocket, unable to elude pressure the rest of the way in the Titans' blowout loss to the Dolphins. Although he surely earned respect in the locker room for his toughness, it's somewhat surprising that the coaches left him in to absorb the beating.
8. Jordan Hicks, Philadelphia Eagles linebacker: Coach Chip Kelly heaped praise on DeMeco Ryans after a great performance versus the Giants, referring to the veteran leader as Mufasa from "The Lion King." Hicks has been so impressive over the past month that he's earned a nickname of his own. "We call DeMeco Ryans Mufasa," safety Malcolm Jenkins said Wednesday. "And Jordan Hicksis Simba."
9. Stefon Diggs, Minnesota Vikings wide receiver: "For the most part, you can tell from Day One, can he play or can he not play? And I always felt like (Diggs) could from Day One," teammate Mike Wallace said this week. "Just the skill set, the way he runs his routes, the energy that he has. It reminds me of (Antonio Brown)."