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Badgers in the NFL: Week 14

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Jonathan Taylor had a career day and Russell Wilson returned to form in Week 14.

Veterans

  • Russell Wilson, QB (Seahawks): Wilson had his best performance in over a month against the winless Jets on Sunday. The former Super Bowl champion completed 78% of his passes and threw for four touchdowns and one interception in Seattle’s win.
  • James White, RB (Patriots): White played 46% of offensive snaps and finished with one catch for two receiving yards, while adding 16 rushing yards on three carries.
  • Melvin Gordon, RB (Broncos): Prior to leaving Sunday’s game with a shoulder injury, Gordon rushed for 68 yards on 13 carries and caught three passes for 23 receiving yards. Gordon’s status for Week 15 is currently up in the air.
  • Corey Clement, RB (Eagles): Clement played 17 total snaps (2 offensive, 15 special teams) in the Eagles’ upset win over the Saints.
  • Dare Ogunbowale, RB (Jaguars): The former walk-on played a season-high 31% of offensive snaps and hauled in one catch for 12 yards. Ogunbowale was also on the field for 60% of special teams snaps and notched two tackles in the Jaguars loss to the Titans.
  • Derek Watt, FB (Steelers): Watt saw no snaps at fullback in Sunday night’s game against the Bills, but did play 79% of special teams snaps.
  • Alec Ingold, FB (Raiders): Ingold logged 12 snaps at fullback and finished with one catch for zero yards in Week 14. The second year pro was also chosen to be the Raiders’ nominee for the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award.
  • Ryan Ramczyk, OT (Saints): The former All-Pro started at right tackle and played 100% of offensive snaps for the Saints.
  • Rick Wagner, OT (Packers): For the second straight week, Wagner started at right tackle and played all 67 offensive snaps in Green Bay’s win over the Lions.
  • Rob Havenstein, OT (Rams): Havenstein started at right tackle and played every offensive snap in the Rams’ win over the Patriots.
  • Kevin Zeitler, OG (Giants): The nine year veteran started at right guard and played 100% of offensive snaps in Week 14.
  • David Edwards, OG (Rams): Edwards started at left guard and was on the field for every offensive snap in Week 14.
  • Michael Deiter, C (Dolphins): The Dolphins’ backup center logged just six special teams snaps on Sunday.
  • Troy Fumagalli, TE (Broncos): Fumagalli had four catches for a career-high 53 receiving yards in Denver’s win over the Panthers.
  • Alex Erickson, WR (Bengals): Erickson played just eight offensive snaps and had one catch for nine yards in Week 14. He also fumbled on his only carry of the game, a fourth and one jet sweep in the red zone.
  • J.J. Watt, DE (Texans): Watt had a relatively quiet game in Week 14 and finished with two tackles and one quarterback hit.
  • Joe Schobert, LB (Jaguars): Schobert played every defensive snap and had eight tackles, one tackle for loss and one quarterback hit in Jacksonville’s loss to the Titans.
  • T.J. Watt, LB (Steelers): Watt notched two tackles, two quarterback hits, and one pass defended in the Steelers’ loss to the Bills. The Defensive Player of the Year frontrunner has had at least one quarterback hit in every game this season.
  • T.J. Edwards, LB (Eagles): Edwards was inactive on Sunday due to a hamstring injury he suffered last week.
  • Ryan Connelly, LB (Vikings): The former walk-on played 59% of special teams snaps and recorded no tackles in Week 14.
  • Andrew Van Ginkel, LB (Dolphins): Van Ginkel played 50% of defensive snaps and finished with two tackles, one tackle for loss, one quarterback hit and one pass defended that resulted in an interception for Miami’s defense.
  • Natrell Jamerson, DB (Panthers): Jamerson saw action in his third straight game and played 63% of special teams snaps in Carolina’s loss to the Broncos.

Rookies

  • Jonathan Taylor, RB (Colts): Taylor had the best game of his young career on Sunday, rushing for 150 yards and two touchdowns on 20 carries. After a shaky few weeks in the middle of the season, Taylor has now rushed for 90+ yards and 6.2 yards per carry in his last three games.
  • Quintez Cephus, WR (Lions): With starting wide receiver Kenny Golladay out again with an injury, Cephus played 49% of offensive snaps. He hauled in both his targets for 16 receiving yards in Detroit’s loss to the Packers.
  • Zack Baun, LB (Saints): For the first time since Week 3, Baun saw no playing time on defense but he did play 62% of special teams snaps in Saints’ upset loss to the Eagles.
  • Chris Orr, LB (Panthers): Orr was cut by the Panthers last week, but was promptly resigned to their practice squad. He did not play in Week 14.