All-Star Team of the Week: Week 14

As we start to come to the business end of the season, Gordon McGuinness brings the top performers of Week 14 together in to PFF's All Star team.

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All-Star Team of the Week: Week 14


2014-TOTW-WK14We’re now inside the final quarter of the season and slowly but surely the playoff field is beginning to take shape. There’s still all to play for though, even in a division like the NFC South with no team with a winning record, but we’ve got another three weeks for that to sort itself out. What we don’t have three weeks for, is highlighting the best players in Week 14 in our All-Star Team of the Week.

So who made the Team of the Week this week? Let’s find out.

(Note: Team will be updated as needed after Monday Night Football and by Wednesday when All-22 footage helps us study plays in even more detail.)

OFFENSE

Quarterback: Aaron Rodgers, GB (+3.9)

A big night for Rodgers saw him finished with a passing grade of +4.4 or higher for the fourth time in the last five games, further hammering home his candidacy as an MVP favorite. Even when Atlanta got pressure on him he got the job done, with an Accuracy Percentage of 85.7% and two touchdowns on throws under pressure.

Honorable Mention: Matt Ryan, ATL

Running Back: Johnathan Stewart, CAR (+2.1)

Newton wasn’t the only star for the Panthers offense however, with Stewart rushing for 155 yards and a touchdown in the win too. His overall production was enough to see him earn the starting spot over Miami’s Lamar Miller, who forced eight missed tackles on just 12 carries.

Honorable Mention: Le’Veon Bell, PIT

Fullback: John Conner, NYJ (+2.0)

Like last week we saw a few fullbacks impress as lead blockers in Week 14. None more than the Jets’ John Conner though, as he took advantage of his second highest snap count of the year to deliver a second strong showing in a row.

Honorable Mention: John Kuhn, GB

Tight End: Jared Cook, STL (+2.4)

In a week where we saw more impressive performances from blockers than receivers at the tight end position, Cook graded positively as both. Coming back from a big hit from Ryan Clark early in the game, he pulled down two touchdowns.

Honorable Mention: Rob Gronkowski, NE    

Wide Receivers: Julio Jones, ATL (+6.3) and Calvin Johnson, DET (+4.2)

Two big performances from two of the best in the league in Johnson and Jones. Johnson caught eight of the nine passes thrown his way for 158 yards and a touchdown against Tampa Bay, only for Jones to go one step further with a whopping 259 yards on Monday night.

Honorable Mentions: A.J. Green, CIN and Jordy Nelson, GB

Tackles: Duane Brown, HOU (+3.9) and Jordan Mills, CHI (+4.8)

Neither gave up any pressure or penalties while impressing as run blockers, they might not be the household names at offensive tackle, but they were very good this past week. It’s a massive step up from Mills, who has struggled since entering the league, but has now delivered two solid performances in a row.

Honorable Mentions: Jared Veldheer, ARZ and Sebastian Vollmer, NE

Guards: Ronald Leary, DAL (+6.2) and Marshal Yanda, BAL (+5.4)

One of the best run blocking performances you’ll see from an offensive lineman all year came from Leary in Chicago on Thursday. On the right side, the season Marshal Yanda is having shouldn’t be understated. Once again completely dominant against the run, with a mouth watering battle with J.J. Watt looming in the coming weeks.

Honorable Mentions: Zane Beadles, JAX and Brandon Linder, JAX

Center: Travis Frederick, DAL (+6.1)

Like his teammate to the left, Frederick was utterly dominant as a run blocker against the Bears. He didn’t give up any pressure either, but it was his work in the run game that really deserves the attention.

Honorable Mention: Chris Myers, HOU

 

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| Analyst, Lead Special Teams Analyst

Gordon has worked at PFF since 2011, and now heads up the company’s special teams analysis processes. His work in-season focuses on college football, while he is also heavily involved in PFF’s NFL draft coverage.

  • a57se

    You guys are really lousy at interpreting data…
    HOW does Odell beckham NOT make your week 14 team???
    HOW does Sheldon Richardson NOT make your week 14 team???

    • JJ

      Because other players were deemed more deserving.

  • richard

    James Ihedigbo plays for Detroit now.

  • Cameron Clay

    Travis Frederick had a 6.1 run blocking rating and a 7.3 overall

  • Micah

    Wheres Watt?

  • Justin

    Josh Brown was 5-5 on FG with a 52 yarder. How is he not on this?

  • fmck

    The best the Seahawks could do, after crushing the Eagles on the road, was an honoable mention for Bennett? You may have to revisit your process…you gave the linebacker to somebody for a pick six against the jets? That was Geno Smith right? How would that even registered as an accomplishment? PFF needs more work.

    • Darnell

      In no way whatsoever did Haden have a better day than Sherman.

      I believe Sherman pitched a shutout, while Haden gave up a big TD.

    • NAJ

      Because Hodges had great position and adjusted his body to make a good 1 handed interception and took it to the house. He also had a very good all round game. The whole grade wasn’t from 1 play…

  • ConfusedSteve

    Julio Jones?

  • bob

    Revis held Keenan Allen to 2 catches for 3 yards… Where is he on the list?

  • ninjacarrot

    How is my mom not on that list? She baked a solid lasagna and folded my laundry just the way I like it!!!!

    • JJ

      Rabble rabble rabble they terk err jerrbs!!!

    • Tim Edell

      Well she was also seen leaving your neighbors house at midnight which brings her grade down!

      • Ronald

        That wasn’t nice, man

  • BB King

    Is this the first time JJ Watt didn’t make this team other than his bye week? Jaguars lost to Houston but they must have done something right with containing Watt (just assuming since I didn’t watch that game)

  • Alex

    How can someone give up 100 yards receiving and 2 TDs and have a “better game” than someone who allowed a catch for 3 yards on a teams number 1 receiver? I get he may be more involved but I think a guy like Revis or Sherman who simply don’t get targeted should get a little more credit.

    • Zach

      It’s about how well the guy played, not how well his stats read. Haden could have been on great position every time, but was beat a few times (6 out of 13) by perfect passes. I will agree to your point that guy who don’t get targeted often are negated by the pff system, but stats, though usually pretty accurate, don’t always tell the whole story.

  • Jagsfan

    Jason Babin is no longer with the Jags…