Drew Lock – DEN (2nd round)
Lock makes the team for the second straight week as DEN opened up the playbook to the next level and it helped them pull off the biggest upset of the week in Houston. He threw for 309 yards with 2 TD / 1 INT on 22/27 passing. He also added 15 yards on the ground.
Devin Singletary – BUF (3rd round)
Singletary continues to play a more and more important role to BUF’s home stretch run at the playoffs. In a hard fought loss against arguably top team in the NFL, the Ravens, Singletary gained 89 yards on the ground and 29 more as a receiver.
AJ Brown – TEN (2nd round)
Brown has taken over the top role for TEN and has benefitted as much as anyone after Ryan Tannehill took over at quarterback. He had 5 catches / 153 yards / 2 TD showing dominant ability after the catch and is averaging over 14 yards per target this year, nearly top in the league.
Darius Slayton – NYG (5th round)
In just two quarters, Slayton caught 5 passes for 154 yards and 2 TD but the Giants just couldn’t find a way to get him the ball in the second half as they blew their lead. Slayton showed top shelf speed and burst in addition to quality underneath route running.
Noah Fant – DEN (1st round)
As Lock grows into his role of the hopeful-franchise QB in DEN, so grows Fant and his impact on the league. The speedster caught 4 passes for 113 yards and brought in the first touchdown of the game on a 14-yard score.
Kaleb McGary – ATL (1st round)
McGary has had an up and down season, as expected, but his peak may have been in ATL’s blowout win over CAR. He allowed 1 pressure but was dominant otherwise and made a few key blocks in the running game.
Cody Ford – BUF (1st round)
Other than McGary, it was a rough day for rookie tackles. Ford was up against the stiffest competition and did perform well in the running game. He also recovered a fumble by BUF QB Josh Allen but he still has a ways to go in pass protection.
Mike Jordan – CIN (4th round)
Jordan has bounced back from his injury in a big way and it looks like his confidence is back to where it was at Ohio State. The big, bendy, heavy handed blocker was a key reason why Joe Mixon ran well against CLE.
Elgton Jenkins – GB (2nd round)
Jenkins is started to make some noise for the top rookie lineman this year. When GB needs tough yards, they run behind him just as they did in their win over WAS.
Erik McCoy – NO (1st round)
Against maybe his toughest opponent of the year up front inside, McCoy was part of the offensive line that allowed 0 sacks and helped NO average 4.3 yards per carry in a game where they scored 46 points.
Jaylon Ferguson – BAL (3rd round)
As BAL molds into top tier form, the defense is catching up to the dominance of the offense we have seen all year. Ferguson is a huge part of that and he stayed hot, as he recorded 3 tackles / 1 sack / 2 TFL / 2 pressures.
Nick Bosa – SF (1st round)
While Bosa was somewhat neutralized by the dominant NO offensive line, his “quiet” game was still productive. He had 2 tackles / 1 TFL / 2 QB hits / 1 pass break up.
Jeffrey Simmons – TEN (1st round)
Simmons has been exactly what the TEN defense needed as they hit their stride over the past few weeks. He added 5 tackles / 1 sack / 2 TFL in their win at Oakland.
Quinnen Williams – NYJ (1st round)
The stat sheet wasn’t filled up by Williams but his impact was legitimate. He had a tackle / 1 QB Hit / 2 pressures and has several penetrations that altered the MIA running game, keeping their backs to under 2.5 yards per carry.
Germaine Pratt – CIN (3rd round)
Pratt’s play has been improving across the board with each week ever since CIN let go of Preston Brown. He finished with 8 tackles against CLE.
Devin White – TB (1st round)
The new leader of the TB defense finished with 5 tackles and a forced fumble that was recovered by fellow rookie Mike Edwards.
Nik Needham – MIA (UDFA)
Needham is making the most of his opportunity. He added 6 tackles and 2 pass break ups, one including a key 3rd down stop, and looks to be one of the more physical and reliable corners in the league when it comes to run defense already.
Kendall Sheffield – ATL (4th round)
Sheffield’s playing time grew month by month this year and he appears to be locked into a starting spot from here on out. His versatility to play both outside and the nickel has been a weapon for the defense, as his quickness and instincts are veteran-caliber.
Sheldrick Redwine – CLE (4th round)
Redwine’s versatility in college was a big part of his grade coming out of Miami and he is showing that in CLE right away. He played closer to the line of scrimmage against CIN and finished with 8 tackles while providing solid man coverage.
Khari Willis – IND (4th round)
Willis led the Colts with 11 tackles and added a QB hit. His ability to sniff out screens and make open field tackles has been a major weapon for the IND defense.