#StanfordNFL: Week 17
Henry Anderson • DE • Indianapolis Colts • Second season • @HenryAnderson91
Anderson started and appeared on 63 percent of defensive snaps in Indianapolis’ 24-20 win against Jacksonville. He made three solo tackles and defended a pass, earning the fourth highest grade from Pro Football Focus (77.4) of any Colts defender.
Johnson Bademosi • CB/ST • Detroit Lions • Fifth season • @J_Bademosi24
Bademosi played one defensive snap and 75 percent of special teams snaps in Detroit’s 31-24 loss against Green Bay. The Lions travel to Seattle for NFC wild card weekend.
The #Lions cornerbacks right now are Nevin Lawson and Johnson Bademosi. Slay is standing on the sideline with his helmet on.
— Michael Rothstein (@mikerothstein) January 2, 2017
Doug Baldwin • WR • Seattle Seahawks • Sixth season • @DougBaldwinJr
Seattle locked up a first-round bye and the number two seed in the NFC playoffs with a 25-23 win at San Francisco. Baldwin started and played 70 percent of offensive snaps, catching two passes for 44 yards. The Seahawks will host Johnson Bademosi and the Detroit Lions this weekend in the NFC wildcard round.
Doug Baldwin has 1,125 yards, 10th-best total in Seahawks history. Needs 2 more catches to surpass Engram for franchise record with 95.
— Field Gulls (@FieldGulls) January 1, 2017
David DeCastro • G • Pittsburgh Steelers • Fifth season
DeCastro played every offensive snap at right guard for Pittsburgh’s 27-24 overtime win against Cleveland on Sunday. Pittsburgh hosts Michael Thomas and the Miami Dolphins in the AFC wildcard round.
Give credit to David DeCastro. Allowed two sacks in first three games. Didn’t allow a single one the next 13. #Steelers
— Alex Kozora (@Alex_Kozora) January 3, 2017
Jim Dray • TE • San Francisco 49ers • Seventh season
Dray started at tight end in San Francisco’s 25-23 loss against Seattle, appearing on 34 percent of offensive snaps and 19 percent of special teams snaps.
New #49ers jersey numbers:
18-WR DeAndre Smelter
45-LB Carl Bradford
48-LB Wynton McManis
49-TE Jim Dray
62-T Andrew Gardner
— Matt Maiocco (@MaioccoCSN) December 24, 2016
Zach Ertz • TE • Philadelphia Eagles • Fourth season • @ZErtz_86
Ertz had a career day in Philadelphia’s 27-13 win against Dallas, leading the Eagles in virtually every offensive category. He was targeted 16 times – 10 more than any other Eagle – and caught a team-high 13 balls, which led the team by eight. His 139 receiving yards were the most on the team by 100 yards, also hauling in two touchdowns. On the field for 92 percent of offensive plays, Ertz helped Philadelphia run for 114 yards.
Coby Fleener • TE • New Orleans Saints • Fifth season • @Coby
Fleener earned the start in New Orleans’ 38-32 loss at Atlanta to end the season, appearing on 70 percent of offensive snaps. He caught three of eight targets for 38 yards.
20 NFL TE had 50+ catches. #Saints TE Coby Fleener ranked
*1st in % of catches for 20+ yards
*5th in YPC
*11th in TD %
*11th in 1st down %
— One With The Force (@JSiglerNFL) January 3, 2017
Cameron Fleming • TE • New England Patriots • Third season • @cammyjfresh
Fleming appeared on 10 percent of offensive snaps and 23 percent of special teams snaps in New England’s 35-14 win at Miami. The Patriots (14-2) own the top seed in the AFC playoff picture and have a first round bye.
Joshua Garnett • G • San Francisco 49ers • First season • @IamJoshG
Garnett started and played all 61 offensive snaps in San Francisco’s 25-23 loss against Seattle.
Ryan Hewitt • TE/FB • Cincinnati Bengals • Third season • @Huey85
Cincinnati beat Baltimore 27-10 in the regular season finale. Hewitt appeared on 37 percent of offensive snaps and 44 percent of defensive snaps in the win, helping the Bengals rush for 153 yards.
Kevin Hogan • QB • Cleveland Browns • First Season • @KHoagie8
Hogan was inactive for Cleveland’s 20-17 win against San Diego.
Austin Hooper • TE • Atlanta Falcons • First season • @AustinHooper18
Hooper was inactive for Atlanta’s 38-32 win against New Orleans. Atlanta has a first round bye in the NFC playoffs, strengthening Hooper’s chances of appearing in the postseason.
Andrew Luck • QB • Indianapolis Colts • Fifth season • @ALBookClub
Luck led Indianapolis to a second-half comeback against Jacksonville to cap a career season. He finished 24 of 40 passing for 321 yards and two touchdowns, erasing a 17-3 halftime deficit. He threw a 1-yard touchdown to Jack Doyle with nine seconds remaining, and is a leading candidate for NFL Comeback Player of the Year after an injury-riddled 2015.
Blake Martinez • ILB • Green Bay Packers • First season • @Big__Blake50
In limited snaps, Martinez filled up the stat sheet during Green Bay’s 31-24 win against Detroit, which clinched the NFC North championship. He made three solo tackles, including two for loss, and recorded one sack for five yards on 15 defensive snaps. The Packers will host the New York Giants in the NFC wildcard round.
Josh Mauro • DE/DL • Arizona Cardinals • Third season • @JustJoshin90
Mauro started and played 37 percent of defensive snaps in Arizona’s 44-6 win at Los Angeles. He finished with three solo tackles, including one for loss.
Ty Montgomery • WR/KR • Green Bay Packers • Second season • @TyMontgomery2
Montgomery started at running back in Green Bay’s 31-24 win at Detroit, which clinched the NFC North championship. He carried the ball eight times for 44 yards while catching three of five targets for 17 yards. Montgomery appeared on 47 percent of offensive snaps to go with six special teams plays. The Packers will host the New York Giants in the NFC wildcard round.
Ty Montgomery’s 5.1 yards after contact per attempt this season is the highest by any RB w/ at least 50 carries in the last 11 years
— Mike Renner (@PFF_Mike) January 2, 2017
Kyle Murphy • T • Green Bay Packers • First season • @KyleMurphy78
Murphy was inactive for Green Bay’s 31-24 win at Detroit.
Trent Murphy • DE/OLB • Washington Redskins • Third season • @TMurphy_93
Washington’s playoff hopes ended with a 19-10 loss against the New York Giants. Murphy appeared on 75 percent of defensive snaps and 21 percent of special teams snaps, finishing the day with four tackles.
David Parry • DT/NG • Indianapolis Colts • Second season • @DavidParry58
Parry made five tackles on 44 percent of defensive snaps in Indianapolis’ 24-20 win against Jacksonville. He added one quarterback hit for the 8-8 Colts, who finished one game behind Houston for the AFC South title. He left the game with a pectoral strain, but has now started in all 32 of his NFL appearances.
Andrus Peat • T/G • New Orleans Saints • Second season • @AndrusPeat
Peat started and played every snap at left tackle in New Orleans’ 38-32 loss at Atlanta. Peat’s 80.2 grade from Pro Football Focus was the second highest on the Saints’ offense.
Ed Reynolds • S • Cleveland Browns • Third season
Reynolds played a team-high 83 snaps, including every play on defense, in Cleveland’s 27-24 overtime loss at Pittsburgh. He filled up the stat sheet, finishing with four tackles, one sack for 10 yards, one tackle for loss, one quarterback hit and one pass defended. His 72.4 grade from Pro Football Focus was the fifth-highest of any Browns defender.
Ed Reynolds with the 4th sack on 3rd down of Jones today, this one drops him at his own 5 & #Steelers punt from their own EZ again
— Daryl Ruiter (@RuiterWrongFAN) January 1, 2017
Jordan Richards • S • New England Patriots • Second season
Richards was inactive for New England’s 35-14 win at Miami. The Patriots have a first-round bye in the AFC playoffs.
Brennan Scarlett • OLB/DE • Houston Texans • First season @BScarlett17
Scarlett saw increased action late in Sunday’s 31-13 road loss against Minnesota, appearing on 20 defensive snaps in addition to playing 55 percent of special teams plays. Scarlett, an undrafted free agent, finished the day with one tackle and two special teams tackles. Houston hosts Andrew Luck and the Colts in Week 6.
Richard Sherman • CB • Seattle Seahawks • Sixth season @R_Sherman25
Sherman played an expanded role in Seattle’s 25-23 win at San Francisco, which clinched the number two seed. He played every defensive snap while serving as Seattle’s primary punt returner. He returned one punt to go with four fair catches, finishing the day with two solo tackles. Seattle hosts Detroit for the NFC wildcard round.
Stepfan Taylor • RB/ST • Arizona Cardinals • Fourth season • @KULABAFI
Taylor played 34 percent of special teams snaps in Arizona’s season finale, a 44-6 win at Los Angeles.
Michael Thomas • S • Miami Dolphins • Fourth season • @Michael31Thomas
Thomas played a team-high 80 snaps – including all but one on defense – in Miami’s 35-14 loss against New England. He finished the day with four tackles, including two solo and one for loss. Miami travels to face Pittsburgh in the AFC wildcard round.
Levine Toilolo • TE • Atlanta Falcons • Fourth season • @LevineToilolo
Toilolo started and played 85 percent of offensive snaps in Atlanta’s 38-32 win against New Orleans. He caught one of three targets for 18 yards, helping the Falcons rush for 142 yards on 22 carries (6.5 average). Atlanta has a first-round bye for the NFC playoffs.
David Yankey • OL • Carolina Panthers • Second season • @Papa_yank
Yankey played two offensive snaps and five special teams snaps in Carolina’s 17-16 loss at Tampa Bay.