Alshon Jeffery managed two catches for 34 yards on five targets in the Bears' Week 17 loss to the Vikings.
Jeffery was bottled up in this game by Xavier Rhodes, who has emerged as a legitimate shutdown NFL corner. It was still a highly successful age-24 season for Jeffery, who finished with an 85-1,133-10 receiving line while battling a hamstring injury on and off. He's a long-term WR1 in both Dynasty and re-draft leagues. Jeffery will enter a contract year in 2015. The Bears need to prioritize locking up Jeffery with a long-term deal.
Storm Johnson didn't touch the ball in the Jaguars' Week 17 loss to the Texans.
Johnson played a few snaps, but it was all Jordan Todman, even after Toby Gerhart was injured in the first half. Johnson's rookie season ends with 86 yards and two touchdowns on 29 carries (3.0 YPC). Seventh-round rookie Johnson saw very limited snaps in year one. He got his most extensive look from Weeks 5-7, when he rushed 24 times for 64 yards and two touchdowns. Denard Robinson then took over the Jacksonville backfield and provided much more explosiveness at running back. Johnson is an average athlete who can get what’s blocked, but not much more. He’ll be back in 2015 to compete for a spot in the Jaguars’ backfield. Johnson's Dynasty stock isn't high.
Jimmy Graham caught 6-of-9 targets for 54 yards in New Orleans' Week 17 win over the Bucs.
T.Y. Hilton didn't catch a pass in one half of action during Sunday's Week 17 win at Tennessee.
Hilton looked healthy, but was covered well on each of his three targets. The Colts took away his helmet in the second half, ensuring they'll have their No. 1 wideout at 100 percent for next week's Wild Card game. The late-season injury hurt Hilton's fantasy owners badly, but he was a breakout stud as a third-year pro with 82-1,345-7.
Jordan Todman rushed for 52 yards on seven carries in the Jaguars' Week 17 loss to the Texans, adding five catches for 46 yards and one touchdown.
Todman saw extensive snaps after Toby Gerhart was injured early. He wraps up the season with 186 yards and one touchdown on 32 carries, adding 25 catches for 198 yards and another score. Merely a third-down back and pass-blocking specialist, Todman played just about 300 snaps this season behind Denard Robinson, Toby Gerhart, and, at times, Storm Johnson, though his role remained steady on a weekly basis. That’s something the three other running backs can’t say. Todman will be a restricted free agent in March. He should be back with the Jaguars in 2015.
Rookie Ka'Deem Carey did not touch the football in the Bears' Week 17 loss to the Vikings.
The fourth-round pick out of Arizona finished his rookie year with 36 carries for 158 yards (4.4 YPC) and five catches. Carey struggled in the preseason, but showed signs of improvement in the real games and has an outside chance to be Matt Forte's eventual replacement in Chicago. Forte, 29, is entering a contract year in 2015. Carey is an RB4/5 in Dynasty leagues.
Tim Wright caught 1-of-3 targets for 15 yards Week 17 against the Bills.
Even with Rob Gronkowski inactive, Wright could not get anything going against the Bills stout tight-end defense. A glorified wide receiver, Wright could be an intriguing fantasy option if given the targets, but he has not played consistently enough this season to be a reliable option.
Toby Gerhart rushed for eight yards on four carries in the Jaguars' Week 17 loss to the Texans.
He ends the year with 326 yards and two touchdowns on 101 carries (3.2 YPC), adding 20 catches for 186 scoreless yards. Signed to a three-year, $10.5 million contract last March, Gerhart entered the year as the starter. But thanks to ineffectiveness due to lower-body injuries, Gerhart was passed on the depth chart by Denard Robinson. Gerhart fell back into a sparingly-used third-down role behind Robinson before regaining the starting job after Robinson injured his foot prior to Week 15. Gerhart proved he’s nothing more than a complementary piece of a backfield. With a non-guaranteed $3 million salary in 2015, Gerhart is no lock to be back in Jacksonville.