Greg Jennings secured 3-of-5 targets for 45 yards in the Vikings' Week 17 win over the Bears.
The stat line was uninspiring, but Jennings contributed big catches as the Vikings' offense moved the ball with relative ease against the Bears' sieve-ish defense. He had an early touchdown overturned on replay. 31 years old, Jennings finishes his second season as a Viking with 59 catches for 742 yards and six touchdowns. At this stage of his career, Jennings is a lower-end No. 2 receiver but would be an excellent No. 3. His 2015 base salary is a whopping $8.9 million, however, none of which is guaranteed. It's fair to wonder if GM Rick Spielman will approach Jennings about an offseason pay cut. If Jennings returns to Minnesota, he'll probably be best viewed as a low-ceiling WR4.
Connor Shaw completed 14-of-28 passes for 177 yards Week 17 against the Ravens.
Shaw played well in stretches of this game, but looked overmatched and overwhelmed as he tried to bring the Browns back late in the fourth quarter. Shaw showed enough to earn a look as the Browns' backup quarterback in 2015, but he is clearly not the long-term answer for a team that is a quarterback away from being a playoff contender. With Brian Hoyer set to leave in free agency and Johnny Manziel unable to stay out of trouble off the field, there is a real chance the Browns' 2015 starting quarterback is not yet on the roster.
Dez Bryant caught 4-of-6 targets for 99 yards and two touchdowns in the Cowboys' Week 17 win over the Redskins.
Bryant embarrassed saloon-door CB David Amerson on both his touchdowns. Dez shed an Amerson "tackle" on a 65-yard catch-and-run in the first quarter, and whipped him in the end zone for a 23-yard number four minutes later. Bryant finishes 2014 with 16 scores, a new Cowboys record. That's along with 88 catches for 1,320 yards. Bryant has an unbelievable 41 scores over the past three seasons.
Leon Washington rushed two times for two yards in Sunday's Week 17 loss to the Colts.
Alfred Blue rushed for 39 yards and one touchdown on 17 carries in the Texans' Week 17 win over the Jaguars, adding six catches for 37 yards.
Arian Foster went down in the first quarter with knee and hamstring injuries and never returned, leaving Blue and Jonathan Grimes as the running backs. Blue, the 181st pick in May's draft, hd one big game as a rookie in Week 11 against the Browns, but generally struggled to 528 yards and two touchdowns on 169 carries (3.1 YPC). He's built like Zeus, but plays soft and doesn't have a ton of talent. Blue should have a spot on the 2015 roster behind Arian Foster, but sixth-round picks are rarely guaranteed to keep their jobs. He'll have to compete.
Cordarrelle Patterson finished Week 17 without a catch, seeing one target.
Patterson's lone "highlight" was a third-quarter drop that was intercepted by Kyle Fuller. Patterson was beyond-brutal as a wideout in first-year OC Norv Turner's system, ultimately dipping to No. 4 on the depth chart behind Charles Johnson, Greg Jennings, and Jarius Wright. Finishing with 33 receptions for 384 yards and one touchdown, Patterson's future in the league appears to be as a returns specialist and not as a traditional receiver. His Dynasty value took a huge, huge hit this year. Patterson will probably not be draft-able in 2015 re-draft leagues.
DeMarco Murray rushed 20 times for 100 yards and a touchdown in the Cowboys' Week 17 win over the Redskins, adding three receptions for an additional 21 yards.
Murray finishes 2014 with 1,845 yards rushing, and having surpassed 100 yards on the ground in 12-of-16 contests. His 2,261 yards from scrimmage are 13th most all time, while his raw rushing total is 17th. Murray's 1,845 yards on the ground are a new Cowboys record. Perhaps most impressively, Murray took the rock 392 times, more than all but six players in NFL history. He'll look to carry the Cowboys to their second playoff victory of the Tony Romo era.
Philip Rivers completed 20-of-34 passes for 291 yards with two interceptions in Sunday's Week 17 loss to the Chiefs.
The loss eliminated the Chargers from the playoffs. Rivers ends the season having completed 64.7 percent of his passes for 4,286 yards and a 31:18 TD:INT ratio. He was forced to play without Keenan Allen and Ryan Mathews down the stretch, leading to eight interceptions over his last four games. Rivers also played through multiple injuries and could need offseason back surgery. Coming off a second half dropoff and entering his age-34 season, the Chargers should look to upgrade their offense around Rivers this offseason. Rivers will remain a top-12 fantasy quarterback entering 2015.