Description: Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. capped off a terrific rookie season on Sunday.
Insight: There were a lot of great rookie wide receivers this season; none better than Beckham. He caught 12 passes for 185 yards and a touchdown in Week 17. Beckham played just 12 games and still gained 1,305 yards with 91 catches. He particularly turned it on late with seven touchdowns in the last four games. It is obviously very, very early, but Beckham is poised to be a top-five wide receiver option at the start of next year's fantasy season.
Description: Eagles rookie receiver Jordan Matthews had eight catches, 105 yards and a touchdown against the Giants.
Insight: Matthews capped off his rookie campaign on a big high note. Matthews really jelled with Mark Sanchez, so it will be interesting to see what 2015 brings. Matthews finished with 67 catches, 872 yards and eight touchdowns.
Description: Saints wide receiver Marques Colston caught a touchdown in Week 17.
Insight: Colston's touchdown proved to be the game-winner versus the Buccaneers. He caught just two passes for 51 yards, but Colston finished the season with over 900 receiving yards and five touchdowns.
Description: Patriots receiver Danny Amendola had his second straight game with at least four catches.
Insight: After a season-high eight catches and 63 yards last week, Amendola had four more catches and 24 yards in Week 17, though, Rob Gronkowski and Julian Edelman didn't play. It will be interesting to see how Amendola will be involved in the playoffs.
Description: Bills wideout Sammy Watkins had three catches for 57 yards against the Patriots.
Insight: Watkins had a pretty good rookie season, but for fantasy purposes, Watkins is boom-or-bust because he relies so much on the big play. Watkins finished just shy of 1,000 yards receiving with 982 on 65 catches and six touchdowns.
Description: Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen led Minnesota with 68 yards on Sunday.
Insight: I'm going to go out on a limb and say Thielen wasn't in many fantasy lineups this weekend. Teddy Bridgewater spread the ball around as three different receivers had three catches. Thielen was the only receiver with a touchdown.
Description: Jets receiver Eric Decker had his best day as a New York Jet on Sunday.
Insight: Decker exploded for 10 catches and 221 yards with a touchdown in the final week of the season. Decker's touchdown was a 74-yard touchdown catch that came in the third quarter. Perhaps it is something to build upon for next season.
Description: Miami wideout Brian Hartline had five receptions for 94 yards in Week 17.
Insight: Hartline led the Dolphins in receiving on Sunday but didn't have the season owners would have liked as the rookie Jarvis Landry took over the WR2 role in Miami. Hartline had 39 catches for 474 yards.
Description: Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe nearly had the first touchdown for a Kansas City wide out this season.
Insight: Bowe was about six inches away from scoring a touchdown when he fumbled. Luckily, Travis Kelce recovered the fumble but that didn't help Bowe owners. Bowe finished with three catches for 30 yards. He was disappointing this season with 60 catches 754 yards and no touchdowns.
Description: Chargers receiver Eddie Royal benefited from the absence of Keenan Allen on Sunday.
Insight: Royal finished with four catches for 95 yards, but his touchdown in the fourth quarter was overturned and then on the next play, he let a pass hit him in the helmet and fall incomplete. Royal still had a decent season with 62 catches, 778 yards and seven touchdowns.
Description: Texans receiver DeAndre Hopkins must not get along with quarterback Case Keenum.
Insight: We kid, but it doesn seem a little weird that with Keenum under center, Andre Johnson has reassumed WR1 duties in Houston. Hopkins caught just two passes for five yards versus the Jaguars. After the 238 yard and two-touchdown day versus the Titans in Week 13, Hopkins had just 16 catches, 169 yards and no touchdowns over the final four games.
Description: Texans receiver Andre Johnson looked like a WR1 again in Week 17.
Insight: Johnson caught 10 passes for 134 yards and a touchdown versus the Jaguars. This can be viewed as a last horray for Johnson who mostly past the No. 1 wide out torch to DeAndre Hopkins, but Johnson can still be productive if drafted at the right time. Johnson had 85 catches for 936 yards and three touchdowns in 2014.
Description: Washington receiver Pierre Garcon had a decent game Saturday versus Dallas.
Insight: Garcon caught a 47-yard pass, but did very little besides that. Garcon finished Week 17 with two catches for 53 yards. Overall, Garcon was very disappointing in 2014 with just 68 catches and 752 yards.
Description: Redskins receiver DeSean Jackson continued his hot streak to end the season.
Insight: Jackson caught another long pass for 69 yards and finished Week 17 with two catches, 86 yards and a touchdown. Jackson will remain a boom-or-bust player next season, but he should still get a lot more attention on draft day than he did this season.
Description: Ravens wideout Torrey Smith had a nice afternoon in Week 17.
Insight: Smith caught just four passes but for 83 yards and a touchdown. His 53-yard catch seemed to awake a sleeping Ravens team, and it set up his own score. Smith finished with 11 touchdowns in 2014.
Description: Browns receiver Taylor Gabriel caught three passes for 66 yards against the Ravens.
Insight: Gabriel had a 49-yard catch early in the second quarter, but that was about it. The Browns didn't have much to offer in the receiving game especially with undrafted rookie quarterback Connor Shaw under center.
Description: Patriots wideout Julian Edelman is inactive for Sunday's game against Buffalo.
Insight: It's a meaningless game for the Pats and they are using discretion. Rob Gronkowski is also sitting making Brandon LeFell and backup TE Tim Wright viable options for Tom Brady and Jimmy Garoppolo.
Description: Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders was only a partial participant in Wednesday's practice due to a hip issue.
Insight: Sanders shook off the flu to catch six of seven passes for 70 yards and two scores last weekend. He's posting the best numbers of his career (95-1,331-9) and is perfect in the "Eric Decker" role.
Description: Falcons receiver Julio Jones didn't practice Wednesday, but is still expected to play in the big game Sunday.
Insight: He had seven receptions for 107 yards on eight targets last weekend without practice. He's likely to be conservative about practice this week too, so don't let this stop you from starting him against Carolina in Week 17.
Description: Bengals receiver Mohamed Sanu had just one catch for 16 yards against Denver.
Insight: With A.J. Green hurting, you would have thought the team would turn to Sanu, but instead they targeted Jermaine Gresham and Giovani Bernard. Sanu has been silent for much of the second half of 2014.
Description: Bengals receiver A.J. Green hurt his shoulder on a pick-six in the first quarter of Monday night's game against the Broncos. UPDATE: Green returned after missing eight plays.
Insight: The Andy Dalton throw was high, which exposed Green to a big hit. Green has not returned yet, but he is listed as questionable, and it appears he will come back into the game. Owners really need him back into the game for the last game of championship week.
Description: Falcons receiver Julio Jones (hip/oblique) is expected to play Sunday, according to Chris Mortensen.
Insight: That still doesn't tell you if he'll be active in the offense or a decoy, but at least he will be out there in uniform. Harry Douglas and Roddy White get a reduction in their fantasy value, particularly Douglas.
Description: Broncos wideout Emmanuel Sanders did not practice on Saturday due to flu-like symptoms according to The Denver Post.
Insight: Denver Post Broncos beatwriter Troy Renck also reported there is "no reason to think he won't play", so owners shouldn't be too concerned yet. Fortunately, he has until Monday to get ready, but unfortunately, if he doesn't go, owners won't be left with many other choices. Check his status before the 1 p.m. games on Sunday.
Description: Texans receiver Andre Johnson (concussion) is probable for Sunday's contest against Baltimore.
Insight: After missing Week 15, Johnson will be back in action for Week 16. DeAndre Hopkins looks iffy at best, but with Case Keenum or Thad Lewis starting at quarterback, Johnson is no more than a WR3.
Description: Colts receiver T.Y. Hilton (hamstring) said he's 50-50 to play this weekend.
Insight: That's not great news, considering the team needs him for the playoffs more than for Week 16. he could easily sit the weekend in favor of Reggie Wayne and Donte Moncrief. Hilton is likely a game-time decision.
Description: Titans receiver Kendall Wright is active on Thursday against Jacksonville.
Insight: Wright did not play last week due to a hand injury. Delanie Walker is also active, so this limits Nate Washington's value a little bit. Wright is the better play, but he isn't much better than a WR4.
Description: Bears wideout Alshon Jeffery again caught a garbage-time touchdown to turn an ugly game respectable.
Insight: Jeffery should have had a big day, with Brandon Marshall out for the season, but he and Cutler weren't on the same page. Jeffery caught just four of nine targets for 78 yards and the one score.
Description: Saints wide receiver Marques Colston was one of three Saints pass catchers with seven targets in a balanced offense.
Insight: The balance doesn't help any receiver post big numbers, but Colston did hit double-digits with five receptions for 65 yards and a touchdown. In his ninth season, Colston is a low-end fantasy option. He's only cracked the 100-yard mark twice this season and not since Week 7.
Description: Jets receiver Eric Decker had a solid game in Week 15 catching seven of 11 targets for 100 yards.
Insight: Decker's day could have been much better, but he stepped out on what first appeared to be an 81-yard touchdown catch and run. He settled for a 48-yard reception and earned his first 100-yard bonus of the season.
Description: Lions receiver Calvin Johnson was as quiet as his quarterback in this one against Minnesota, catching just four passes, for 53 yards.
Insight: Johnson had gone big in the previous two games so this was unfortunate for fantasy owners. If you survived despite the low production from Megatron, he should rebound next weekend against Chicago. He had 11 catches for 146 yards and two TDs against them on Nov 27.
Description: Seahawks receiver Doug Baldwin caught three balls for 53 yards.
Insight: Although he's the No. 1 Seahawks receivers, he's not a consistent fantasy option. The Seahawks went ultra conservative on offense and everyone other than Marshawn Lynch suffered because of it.
Description: Seattle wide receiver Jermaine Kearse saw six targets and led the team with five receptions for 78 yards.
Insight: Kearse has yet to prove himself a value to fantasy owners. This was his season high for receiving yards and he has only one touchdown reception. Kearse should still not be owned in fantasy leagues.
Description: Eagles receiver Riley Cooper caught two of four targets for 17 yards against Dallas Sunday night.
Insight: The Eagles will need a better receiver opposite Jeremy Maclin next season. Cooper has proven that last season's numbers (47-835-8) were a fluke by posting completely forgettable statistics all season long.
Description: Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant was wide open all night and toasted the Eagles secondary for three scores and 114 yards.
Insight: The Eagles tried to cover him man-to-man with Bradley Fletcher and that just didn't work. Bryant has tied career-high with 13 touchdowns and should set a new mark with the remaining two games against Indianapolis and Washington.
Description: Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. had a big game in Week 15.
Insight: Sound familar? Beckham had 12 catches for 143 yards and caught all three of Eli Manning's touchdowns. Beckham had 15 targets while the receiver with the second-most targets had just four. Beckham remains a WR1 option.
Description: Patriots wideout Julian Edelman had seven catches for 88 yards and a touchdown in Week 15.
Insight: It is hard to predict where the Patriots or Tom Brady are going to go with the ball, but Edelman is nearly as sure a bet as Rob Gronkowski. Edelman has at least seven catches the last four games.
Description: Buccaneers wide receiver Vincent Jackson had six catches for 70 yards on Sunday.
Insight: Jackson continues to stick around and annoy fantasy owners who believed Mike Evans was ready to take over as the No. 1 option in the Buccaneers passing attack. Jackson had 10 targets versus Evans' eight.
Description: Packers rookie receiver Davante Adams' day in the sun seems to be over.
Insight: Adams caught six of 11 targets for a team-high 121 yards in Week 13, but had just one catch for six yards, on four targets in Week 14 and just one catch this Sunday. Adams can probably be dropped in standard leagues.
Description: Packers receiver Jordy Nelson was a big disappointment in Week 15.
Insight: Nelson has an alright day with five catches for 55 yards, but he dropped a potential 95-yard score, which would have probably more than tripled his fantasy points in standard leagues. Nelson, along with Aaron Rodgers, should get back on track next week.
Description: Packers wideout Randall Cobb caught seven passes for 96 yards and added 15 more yards on the ground.
Insight: Cobb was able to avoid a fantasy dud despite Aaron Rodgers laying an egg. Cobb is a WR1 moving forward and is a safer play than Jordy Nelson on these type of days because Cobb can be involved in other ways besides the vertical passing game.
Description: Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon was a fantasy disappointment again.
Insight: This is the second straight week Gordon did virtually nothing. Much of that can be credited to the very poor quarterback play from Brian Hoyer and Johnny Manziel. The issue with that excuse is Gordon was able to put up huge numbers with Branden Weeden and Jason Campbell last season, so Gordon owners don't really want to heard the quarterback excuse.
Description: Falcons receiver Harry Douglas led the team with 10 catches for 131 yards in Week 15.
Insight: The owners who gambled with Doulgas were rewarded with his best game of the season. He didn't find the end zone, but his team-high 14 targets was enough for him to accumulate great numbers. Douglas would be a good option next week as well against the Saints if Julio Jones has to miss another game.
Description: Steelers receiver Antonio Brown is the first wide receiver to have 30 straight games with at least five catches and 50 yards.
Insight: That is the most meaningless real-life stat, but it holds great importance to fantasy owners. Brown now has 115 catches and 1,498 receiving yards, which both lead the NFL at the moment. Brown is just 29 catches away from breaking Marvin Harrison's single-season receptions record set back in 2002.
Description: Falcons receiver Roddy White is active and will be Matt Ryan's No. 1 target in Week 15 versus the Steelers.
Insight: With Julio Jones out with a hip injury, White will be asked to carry the load in the passing game along with Harry Douglas. There should be a lot of passing opportunities for White because the Steelers and Falcons both love to score and don't play good defense.
Description: Patriots wideout Julian Edelman (thigh) was questionable for Sunday's contest against Miami, but is active.
Insight: With the Patriots notorious for listing their players as questionable, Edelman was fully expected to play and he's in the starting lineup. He will be a borderline WR2 against the a solid Dolphins' secondary.
Description: Ravens wideout Torrey Smith has a sprained knee, but is active for Week 15.
Insight: Smith's knee starting swelling up in warmups before Week 14 and he played very little. He'll be on the field, but at less than 100 percent and will be a high-risk option even against Jacksonville.
Description: Falcons receiver Julio Jones will not play against the Falcons due to his hip injury.
Insight: Jones suffered a hip pointer in the Monday night loss in Green Bay. That's too bad because Jones has gone for a career-high in yards each of the last two weeks and had a juicy matchup at home versus the Steelers. Harry Douglas has a huge bump in value this week and is a great play.