Josh Gordon's 774 receiving yards in the past four games is an NFL record.
It's an absurd average of 193.5 yards per game and Gordon also has five touchdowns during this tear. Perhaps most impressively, he lit up Aqib Talib for a 7/151/1 line in Foxboro on Sunday despite not catching a pass until there was less than five minutes to play in the second quarter. Gordon leads the NFL in receiving yards (1,400), is tied for 13th in catches (71) and is tied for 11th in touchdowns (8) despite being suspended for the first two games of the season.
T.J. Ward blamed the league's rules for his low hit that reportedly tore Rob Gronkowski's ACL in Week 14.
Ward has already been fined three times in his career for high hits. So he aimed for Gronk's legs with his shoulder and connected. "When [the NFL] set the rule, everyone knew what was going to happen," Ward said. "This can happen if you have those types of situations. It's pretty much inevitable, and they forced our hand with this one."
According to the Charlotte Observer, the knee injury Jonathan Stewart sustained on Sunday night is serious.
Stewart took a low hit from Saints CB Keenan Lewis at the end of a 16-yard catch and never returned. He's headed for a Monday MRI to determine the extent of the damage. If Stewart were to miss time, DeAngelo Williams would reemerge as the clear-cut feature back for Carolina. During the first seven games of the year (while Stewart was on PUP), Williams averaged 16.2 carries and 1.8 catches per game. The concern with using him as a potential plug-n-play flex is that he gets the Jets No. 2 run defense in Week 15.
Matt Prater is now 20-of-26 (76.9 percent) on field goals of at least 50 yards, the most accurate mark in the NFL since the 1970 merger.
Prater's record-breaking 64-yard field goal in Sunday's win over the Titans was not a fluke. Yes, it was boosted by the thin air at Mile High, but this is annually one of the best long-ball kickers in the league. Prater broke the previous record of 63 yards, held by Tom Dempsey (1970), Jason Elam (1998), Sebastian Janikowski (2011) and David Akers (2012). He'll be fantasy's top kicking option when the Broncos host the Chargers on Thursday night.
Terrelle Pryor is expected to remain a "spot player" for the rest of the season.
The Raiders went with a college style plan at quarterback in Week 14, wanting to give both Pryor and starter Matt McGloin shots at leading drives. But Pryor got just one chance, going 2-of-5 for 40 yards and leading the team on a 58-yard drive that ended in a field goal. McGloin got hot later, going 13-of-21 for 174 yards with two touchdowns in the second half of the 37-27 loss. Look for the undrafted rookie to start again when the Raiders host the Chiefs in Week 15, leaving with just a few packages.
Ted Ginn caught two passes for five yards in Week 14 against the Saints.
He was targeted five times in the passing game. Ginn is the Panthers' best deep threat, but hasn't had more than 47 receiving yards since Week 8. He won't be on the fantasy radar even in a plus matchup next week with the Jets.
Brandon LaFell had two catches for 22 yards in Week 14 against the Saints.
LaFell was only targeted four times in a game where Cam Newton passed for just 160 yards. His upside is limited as the No. 2 receiver in a run-heavy offense and he wasn't able to find the end-zone after scoring touchdowns in two of the last three weeks. LaFell will be a WR4 against the Jets in Week 15.
Kenny Stills caught two passes for 22 yards in Week 14 against the Panthers.
Stills saw less targets than Lance Moore and Robert Meachem and continues to be used almost strictly as a situational deep threat. He remains a high-risk, high-reward WR4 and can't be trusted in the fantasy playoffs.