Fred Jackson rushed 18 times for 58 yards Week 17 against the Patriots.
Jackson easily led the Bills' backfield in touches, but Boobie Dixon got the unit's only touchdown in the second quarter. A free agent this offseason, Jackson finishes 2014 with 141 carries for 525 yards (3.72 YPC) and two touchdowns, adding 66 receptions for 501 yards and another score. Jackson managed over 1,000 total yards for the fifth time in his career, and his 66 catches were a career high. Despite the cumulative totals, Jackson faded down the stretch, and it is not a given the Bills will bring back the almost 34-year-old for a ninth season. Jackson will be given a shot somewhere in 2015, but his days as a lead-back are likely finished.
Bilal Powell rushed once for no gain in the Jets' Week 17 win over the Dolphins.
Powell was in and out of the lineup this season, mostly operating as the Jets' pass-protection specialist behind Chris Ivory and Chris Johnson. 26-year-old Powell finished the season with 33 carries for 141 yards and 11 receptions. He is an impending free agent and will draw scant interest on the open market as a limited-talent role player.
Antonio Gates caught four passes for 67 yards in Sunday's Week 17 loss to the Chiefs.
Gates didn't get his first target until the third quarter, but still managed to have a decent game. His season ends with a 69/821/12 line. Gates finished as a top-three fantasy tight end this season, with his 12 touchdowns the most he's had since 2004. Gates will return for the final year of his contract at a $5.9 million salary. He has some decline concerns entering his age-35 season, but remains a TE1 option for 2015 re-draft leagues.
Josh McCown completed 14-of-23 passes for 115 yards, one touchdown and an interception in Tampa's 23-20, Week 17 loss to the Saints.
It was a fittingly-dreadful end to McCown's ill-fated first year away from quarterback whisperer Marc Trestman. The Bucs tried to hide McCown in the second half, but he uncorked a pick on one of his few post-break attempts. McCown closes the book on 2014 the owner of an 11:14 TD:INT ratio, and 6.74 YPA. He completed just 56.2 percent of his passes. Going on 36, McCown is due $5.25 million in 2015. There's a zero-percent chance he'll be back as the Bucs' starter, and decent probability he's released.
Jeremy Kerley caught one pass for 33 yards and rushed twice for 11 yards in the Jets' Week 17 win over the Dolphins.
Kerley's 2014 campaign ends with 38 receptions for 409 yards and one touchdown. A sure-handed slot receiver, Kerley played behind Eric Decker and Percy Harvin for most of the year. This past October, the Jets signed Kerley to a four-year, $16 million extension that ensures he'll be back in 2015 despite anticipated front-office turnover. The 26-year-old is a low-ceiling Dynasty hold with WR4/5 value in PPR and WR5/6 value in non-PPR leagues.
Eli Manning completed 28-of-53 passes for 429 yards with one touchdown and one interception in Sunday's Week 17 loss to the Eagles.
Jace Amaro caught 3-of-4 targets for 34 yards in the Jets' Week 17 win over the Dolphins.
The 49th overall pick in last May's draft, Amaro completed his nondescript rookie year with 38 catches for 345 yards and two touchdowns. Amaro didn't show much field-stretching ability, but is a quality possession-receiver prospect and a likely building block for the Jets' organization. The club will hope for a 2015 step forward from Amaro as its tight end of the future, although Amaro's statistical outlook is tough to gauge with so much uncertainty in New York's front office and at quarterback. We suspect he'll improve to the point where Amaro will become a fantasy TE2 option as a sophomore.
Dolphins rookie RB Damien Williams caught two passes for 22 yards in Sunday's Week 17 loss to the Jets.
He was quiet in the finale, but Williams showed some promise as a reserve behind Lamar Miller, rushing 36 times for 122 yards with 21 receptions. He primarily played a third-down-back role. Williams is a favorite in the metrics community based on his superior measurables, and they translated to the field as the 2014 season progressed. He should have a legitimate chance to open next season as the Dolphins' clear No. 2 back behind Miller. Williams is worth owning across the board in Dynasty leagues. He's big, athletic, and versatile, and he's just 22 years old.