Here are this week's players on the rise heading into Week 9. See the full article of risers and fallers here: ($)
  1. Jamison Crowder, WR, WAS
    Not only does he have exceptional ability to gain separation from defenders early in his pass routes, but he's also a dynamic runner after the catch. He's had 22 targets the last two weeks, easily the most he's had in a two-week stretch this season, and he rewarded the team with a pair of games with at least 107 receiving yards while scoring a touchdown.
  2. Tyler Eifert, TE, CIN
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    Few tight ends have the opportunity to post 100 yards and a touchdown in a game, and the fact that Eifert was able to accomplish the feat in his first game since receiving significant playing time is impressive. Despite fighting back from ankle and knee injuries, he looks like the same explosive playmaker who posted 615 receiving yards and 13 touchdowns in just 13 games last year.
  3. Eric Ebron, TE, DET
    After missing multiple games due to injury, Ebron saw a season-high 10 targets Sunday, leading to seven receptions for 79 yards against the Texans. Posting 42 to 69 yards in each of the team's first four games, it was clear that the Lions planned on making him a significant part of their passing attack. He's clearly coming into his own as an explosive player who can create mismatches down the seam of the defense, which gives him legitimate big-play ability.