Lamar Miller rushed 19 times for 178 yards and a touchdown in the Dolphins' Week 17 loss to the Jets.
Miller temporarily broke this one open with a highlight-reel 97-yard touchdown run in the third quarter. The run was the longest in Dolphins history, and one of the longest of all time. After disappointing fantasy owners across the board in 2013, Miller bounced back with a fury in a classic post-hype breakout year. He rang up 1,099 yards on 216 carries, averaging 5.09 YPC with 38 receptions and scoring nine all-purpose touchdowns. The Dolphins' coaching staff doesn't seem to view Miller as a true workhorse back, consistently holding him under 20 carries, but he proved an outstanding match for first-year OC Bill Lazor's space-creating run scheme. Miller should return in 2015 as Miami's clear feature back. He turns 24 in March and is owed a cheap base salary entering his contract year. We suspect Miller will be a third-round pick in 2015 re-draft leagues. He's a borderline RB1 in Dynasty.
Kris Durham caught zero passes on two targets in Sunday's Week 17 loss to the Colts.
Durham played in four games for the Titans this season, catching six passes for 54 yards. The impending free agent will keep getting NFL sniffs because he's 6-foot-6, but Durham is flat-out terrible and drop prone.
Knile Davis rushed nine times for 23 yards in Sunday's Week 17 win over the Chargers.
Davis got more playing time this week with Jamaal Charles not fully healthy. He finishes with 134 carries, 463 yards (3.46 YPC) and seven total touchdowns in 16 games (one start). Despite showing starting ability behind Charles, Davis doesn't project for a major increase to his role. He'll return as the top handcuff to Charles in 2015.
Eric Decker went berserk in the Jets' Week 17 upset of the Dolphins, parlaying 11 targets into 10 catches for 221 yards and a touchdown.
Decker missed some second-quarter snaps with a shoulder injury. He returned in the third quarter to whip Dolphins RCB Cortland Finnegan all over the field, including for a 74-yard touchdown. Decker's first year in New York was a success, quietly finishing with 74 catches for 962 yards and five scores. He may not be a "No. 1 wideout" in the truest sense, but he's awfully close. We'd argue Decker was less a "product of Peyton Manning" than many made him out to be. Decker is owed just $5 million in 2015 and will be safely back with the Jets, despite front-office turnover. He could prove to be a value pick in 2015 re-draft leagues, depending on which direction the Jets take at quarterback.
Nate Washington was held without a catch on three targets in Sunday's Week 17 loss to the Colts.
Washington shed tears in the locker room after the game, knowing his NFL career could be over. He enters free agency as a 32-year-old (in August) receiver who posted a 40-647-2 line in 2014. Washington's best chance of latching on somewhere is as a Jason Avant kind of No. 4/5 receiver who is brought in for veteran leadership.
Andrew Hawkins caught 4-of-7 targets for 33 yards Week 17 against the Ravens.
Hawkins finishes the year with 63 receptions for 824 yards and two touchdowns. Hawkins looked like a shrewd free-agent acquisition after catching 21 passes through the first three weeks of the season, but his play tailed off as the season progressed. A diminutive slot receiver, Hawkins does not score enough touchdowns to be viable in standard scoring, though he could have some upside in PPR formats if the Browns quarterback situation gets fixed before 2015.
Chris Johnson rushed 10 times for 20 yards and lost three on his lone reception in the Jets' Week 17 win over the Dolphins.
Johnson finishes his first year as a Jet with 155 carries for 663 yards (4.28 YPC) and two touchdowns. He added 24 receptions. Johnson's yards-per-carry average looks decent on paper, but was puffed up by a handful of longer runs. He is a classic boom-or-bust runner. Johnson is no better than a role player at this stage of his career, and faces a highly uncertain future in New York. He's 29 years old and owed $4 million in 2015. The Jets' next GM figures to cut ties with Johnson, at which point he would not be a highly-sought-after commodity on the free agent market.
Pierre Garcon caught 2-of-5 targets for 53 yards in the Redskins' Week 17 loss to the Cowboys.
Garcon closes the book on 2014 with 68 catches for 752 yards and three scores. All three totals are essentially half Garcon's 2013 numbers. That's due in large part to the fact that he drew just 105 targets one year after racking up 184. He's not a featured player in coach Jay Gruden's offense, and that could be a problem, as he's due $7.1 million in 2015. Garcon will likely be back with the Redskins, but it won't be as more than a mid-range WR3 for fantasy purposes, especially if a scattershot Robert Griffin III remains under center.