OUTC.J. Prosise RB SEA (5) 16 hours ago
Prosise finished with 30 rushes for 172 yards and a touchdown, and 17 receptions (on 19 targets) for 208 yards in six games played this season.
Prosise was drafted in the third round to add depth to the Seahawks backfield after Marshawn Lynch retired last offseason. While his skill set as a former college receiver brought something unique to Seattle's offense, Prosise's rookie campaign was derailed by injuries. Prosise cracked a bone in his right hand during his NFL debut, which kept him sidelined until Week 7, and then missed the rest of the season after fracturing his scapula in Week 11. Those durability issues make Prosise hard to rely on, but he certainly showed a dynamic skill set when healthy, as he went for over 100 all-purpose yards in two of his six outings and averaged over eight yards per touch.
IRTeddy Bridgewater QB MIN (6) 16 hours ago
According to coach Mike Zimmer, Bridgewater (knee) does not have a timetable on his return, The Sports Xchange reports.
Bridgewater missed all of this season due to a serious knee injury suffered in late August. After undergoing surgery to repair a torn ACL and dislocation of his left knee, Bridgewater was able to walk without crutches nearly two months later. Nonetheless, the 24-year-old still has a long way to go in his recovery, which could extend into next season. Although Zimmer couldn't pin down a targeted return for Bridgewater, he said earlier that Sam Bradford, whom the Vikings acquired following Bridgewater's injury, "has earned the right to be the starting quarterback." That situation adds another layer of uncertainty to Bridgewater's fantasy stock, which obviously is reliant on him first returning to full health.
Jadeveon Clowney DL HOU (9) 17 hours ago
Clowney finished the 2016 season with six sacks and 16 tackles for losses over 14 games.
Clowney's countable numbers -- sacks, tackles, interceptions -- don't really tell his story. He pressured quarterbacks, was a backfield presence, and forced offenses to allot more attention his way. Opponents will shudder next year when figuring out how to stop Clowney, J.J. Watt and Whitney Mercilus.
Eric Ebron TE DET (10) 17 hours ago
Ebron's goal for next season is to go for 1,000 receiving yards, ESPN's Michael Rothstein reports.
Ebron's 711 yards this season marked the most in any of this three professional seasons, as did his 61 receptions. That production came thanks to fewer drops, which made him a more reliable target for quarterback Matthew Stafford. Even though opposing defense started to scheme for Ebron over the course of the campaign, his development certainly took a step forward this season, and he'll have the added motivation of playing in the final year of his contract next season. That being said, Ebron has missed at least three games each year since entering the league, which could make it tough for him to reach the 1,000-yard mark, something only two tight ends did this season.
OUTJacoby Brissett QB NE (9) 17 hours ago
Brissett finished up the 2016 regular season with 34 completions on 55 attempts for 400 yards to go along with 16 carries for 83 yards and TD over the course of three appearances (including two starts) for the Patriots.
Brissett did not throw any TD passes or picks during that span, but the 2016 third-rounder did gain some valuable experience when thrust into action when fellow signal-caller Jimmy Garoppolo (who had been filling in for the suspended Tom Brady) suffered a shoulder injury in Week 2. Brissett subsequently missed time after undergoing surgery on his right thumb in October, but was eventually activated off IR by the Patriots in December in order to reprise his depth QB duties.
Jimmy Garoppolo QB NE (9) 17 hours ago
Garoppolo finished up the 2016 regular season with 43 completions on 63 attempts for 502 yards to go along with four TDs and zero picks over the course of six appearances for the Patriots.
The 2014 second-rounder had an early-season opportunity to fill in for the suspended Tom Brady cut short due to a shoulder injury, but Garoppolo was nonetheless able to do enough in the time that he was healthy to potentially draw offseason trade interest. Garoppolo is under contract with New England in 2017, but with Brady still entrenched as the team's starter, the Patriots could be tempted to deal Garoppolo if the right offer comes along. Alternatively, they could hold on to him as a valuable insurance policy for Brady, who is set to turn 40 this coming August.
Brandon Bolden RB NE (9) 17 hours ago
Bolden finished the 2016 regular season with one carry for four yards and two catches for 15 yards in 14 games for the Patriots.
While his role in the team's offense all but vanished this past season, Bolden -- who turns 27 on Jan. 26 -- remained a core special-teamer for the Patriots in 2016. Bolden is eligible to become a free agent this offseason, but he'll be a candidate to re-sign with New England thanks to his versatility and experience in the team's system.
OUTD.J. Foster RB NE (9) 17 hours ago
Foster finished the 2016 regular season with seven carries for 24 yards and one catch for two yards over the course of three games for the Patriots.
Foster, who joined the Patriots prior the season as an undrafted free agent, remains under contract with New England in 2017. While every-down NFL work may not be in the cards for Foster, his RB/WR flexibility could lead to the 23-year-old carving out a complementary role in the team's backfield next season.
Matt Slater WR NE (9) 18 hours ago
Slater finished the 2016 regular season with one carry for five yards and zero catches in 13 games.
While officially listed as a wideout by the Patriots, Slater has not caught a regular season pass since 2011. The 2008 fifth-rounder -- who remains under contract with New England in 2017 -- maintains his spot on the team with his continuing strong special teams play and leadership presence.
Michael Floyd WR NE (9) 18 hours ago
Floyd caught one of his three targets for nine yards in Saturday's playoff win over the Texans.
With fellow wideout Chris Hogan banged up, Floyd ended up seeing action on 44 of the Patriots' 69 snaps on offense, but his results were decidedly mixed in the contest. The 2012 first-rounder finished up the 2016 regular season with 37 catches on 77 targets for 488 yards and five TDs in 15 contests, including 13 with the Cardinals and is slated to become an unrestricted free agent once the Patriots' postseason run is complete.