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Coby Fleener caught five passes for 56 yards with two touchdowns in Sunday's 27-10 Week 17 win a Tennessee.

Fleener once again ate with Dwayne Allen (knee) sidelined. He was featured in the red zone, working as the primary read on a back-side slip play for a 7-yard score and then coming down with a 8-yard jump ball from Matt Hasselbeck in the fourth quarter. Although Fleener lacks game awareness and physicality, he has wideout-like athletic ability in a tight end's frame. He finishes his third NFL season with 51 catches for 774 yards and eight touchdowns.
Dec 28 - 4:11 PM

Blake Bortles completed just 14-of-33 passes for 117 yards, zero touchdowns, and zero interceptions in the Jaguars' 23-17, Week 17 loss to the Texans.

He ends the season having completed 58.9 percent of his passes for 2,908 yards and an 11:17 TD:INT ratio, adding 419 yards rushing. Bortles started his rookie season as the backup to Chad Henne, but after Henne struggled badly to move the offense the first 2.5 games, Bortles was inserted under center. He proved to be extremely raw, tossing picks all over the place and taking sacks at will. Bortles got better to close out the year, but he’s going to need to take another major step forward. He was Pro Football Focus’ worst quarterback of 2014 by a large margin, behind guys like Derek Carr and Geno Smith. Bortles is a lock to keep the starting job, obviously. He won’t enter next season as anything more than a low-end QB2.
Dec 28 - 4:11 PM

Martellus Bennett secured 8-of-11 targets for 59 yards in the Bears' Week 17 loss to the Vikings.

In a breakout second season under Marc Trestman, Bennett set career highs in receptions (90), yards (916), and touchdowns (6). Bennett is 27 years old with a secure future in Chicago. His 2015 base salary is a reasonable $4.9 million. Bennett will return as a mid-range to low-end TE1 in fantasy leagues next season. It's worth noting that his 2014 production was a bit puffed up by injuries to Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery over the course of the season, leading to more targets than ever for "Black Unicorn."
Dec 28 - 4:11 PM

Brian Tyms caught 4-of-6 targets for 39 yards Week 17 against the Bills.

Tyms had three early catches from Tom Brady in the first quarter, but was completely shut down by the Bills secondary after that. After lighting up the preseason, Tyms finished the regular season with just five catches for 82 yards.
Dec 28 - 4:10 PM

Brandon LaFell caught 4-of-6 targets for 70 yards Week 17 against the Patriots.

LaFell appeared to tweak his ankle late in the fourth quarter, but he jogged it off on the sideline and eventually reentered the game. LaFell was the only member of the Patriots' passing game to play the full game, perhaps because he was chasing his first 1,000-yard season of his career. He fell just short, but still put together a career-best 74/953/7 line in his first season in New England.
Dec 28 - 4:07 PM

Jay Cutler completed 23-of-36 passes for 172 yards and 39 rushing yards in the Bears' Week 17 loss to Minnesota.

And so ends arguably the most disappointing year of Cutler's career, one that saw him benched for Jimmy Clausen late in the season. Cutler "regained" his starting job for Week 17 only because Clausen suffered a Week 16 concussion. Cutler was solid in fantasy -- his TD-to-INT ratio was 28:18 with a completion rate of 66.0 -- but his on-field performance left much to be desired, failing to properly execute Marc Trestman's offense and racking up a ton of production in garbage time. Cutler's 2015 base salary is $15.5 million, all of which is guaranteed. Although there has already been much speculation regarding Cutler's next-season whereabouts, no decisions will be made until the Bears decide on a new corps of decision makers. Ultimately, we suspect Cutler will stay in Chicago because he is very difficult to trade, and would create far too big a cap hit to release.
Dec 28 - 4:05 PM

Trent Richardson rushed six times for 11 yards and caught one pass for nine yards in Sunday's Week 17 win at Tennessee.

Richardson's regular season ends with him sharing snaps with Zurlon Tipton in garbage time of a meaningless game. It's fitting for an inept player that rushed 159 times for 519 yards (3.26 YPC) with three touchdowns. If the Colts know what's good for them, they'll feature Dan Herron with at least 75 percent of the running back snaps in the Wild Card round.
Dec 28 - 4:04 PM

Shane Vereen rushed twice for one yard and caught three passes for 14 yards Week 17 against the Bills.

Vereen was very limited in the meaningless season finale. He did not see much of the field in the first half, and did not have a touch or target after halftime. Vereen was dealing with an ankle injury heading into the game, but his lack of involvement had more to do with the nature of the game. He will be good to go when the Patriots open the playoffs in two weeks.
Dec 28 - 4:02 PM
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