Anthony Lynn - HC, Los Angeles Chargers
Lynn's Chargers dropped a collasal AFC West matchup to the Kansas City Chiefs, 30-13. The two teams came into the game tied atop the division rankings, giving the winner a leg up in securing a playoff spot. Despite the loss, Lynn and company are not eliminated from the playoffs just yet. The road to getting there is now a difficult one, though. The Chargers will be on the road to take on the New York Jets next Sunday.
Danny Amendola - WR, New England Patriots
The return of Rob Gronkowski, as predicted, meant a decrease in the role of Amendola. The Pittsburgh Steelers were so busy chasing Gronk around that Amendola was limited to just two catches for 23 yards. He also returned one punt for 11 yards.
Le'Raven Clark - OL, Indianapolis Colts
A battered and injured Colts offensive line saw Clark receive his first significant playing time in weeks against the Denver Broncos. He played 23 snaps on offense and three on special teams. With the long week to rest up, some of those injuries will likely heal up and see Clark return to his sparse role in Week 16.
Michael Crabtree - WR, Oakland Raiders
No Amari Cooper on Sunday night against the Dallas Cowboys meant that Crabtree had to be THE MAN for the Raiders. His catch and yardage total were underwhelming with only seven catches for 39 yards. However, Crabtree was money inside the red zone, hauling in two touchdown receptions. He will continue to be to main target in Oakland's passing game.
Jakeem Grant - WR, Miami Dolphins
After finally breaking through with a positive regular season peformance last week, Grant came back to earth against the Buffalo Bills. He caught one pass for seven yards. Grant did continue his prowess in the return game, however. He had two punt returns for 33 yards as well as two kick returns for 43 yards.
Branden Jackson - DE, Seattle Seahawks
A defense giving up 42 points as a unit is hardly anything worth writing about. But, Jackson once again recorded two tackles stringing together his first consectutive games with tackles this season. Jackson will look to further that streak next week against the Dallas Cowboys.
DeAndre Washington - RB, Oakland Raiders
Washington’s impact was once again minimalized in his matchup with the Cowboys. He only gained three yards on two rushes and 16 yards on two catches. This makes back-to-back weeks that Washington has put up a dud while garnering only a few opportunities to shine. If Derek Carr and the raiders offense as a whole could get their act together, I bet we would see better, more consistent numbers from the former Red Raider.