This weekly segment will highlight the best performances of the week in the NFL. Every position and player is eligible, all it requires is a truly epic showing. It’s not always stat driven, or analytics grade driven, though those things help you get on this list.
1. Le’Veon Bell, RB, Pittsburgh Steelers
236 yards rushing on 38 carries, with 3 touchdowns. Think he’s a little sore this week? He also added 4 catches for 62 yards. One of the better performances this season and the Steelers needed all of it in this freezing snow game as they only won by 7.
2. Vic Beasley, Jr., OLB, Atlanta Falcons
This is his second time appearing on this list. Against the Rams he had 3 sacks in a blowout win, and one of his sacks was a strip, recovery and score. Thanks to this game he’s now tied with Von Miller for the lead league in sacks at 13.5.
3. Tom Brady, QB, New England Patriots
You should be used to him on this list by now. The Ravens have a good defense but that didn’t stop a Gronkowski-less Brady from lighting them up. He was 25 for 38 for 406 yards, 3 touchdowns and 1 interception.
4. Carlos Hyde, RB, San Francisco 49ers
The 49ers lost, but don’t blame Hyde. He had 193 yards on just 17 carries. He also scored on a 7 yard touchdown reception.
5. Janoris Jenkins, CB, New York Giants
Statistically he just had one interception, but everyone is talking about how he completely shut down Dez Bryant. The Giants defense was the worst in the league last year and their transformation has been incredible. Much is due to his elite cover skills. Per PFF, he allowed 2 catches for 17 yards on 8 targets.
Week 13 (E. Berry, J. Flacco, T. Kelce, A. Hicks, A. Luck)
Week 12 (K. Mack, J. Houston, D. Brees, M. Ingram, V. Miller)
Week 11 (T. Brady, X. Rhodes, R. Kelley, L. Bell, K. Cousins)
Week 10 (D. Stewart, E. Elliott, R. Wilson, D. Walker, B. Roethlisberger)
Week 9 (M. Gordon, M. Ryan, K. Mack, M. Ingram, J. Graham)
Week 8 (D. Carr, K. Mack, J. Howard, T. Brady, T. Eifert)
Week 7 (J. Ajayi, A. Green, A. Luck, J. Hill, D. Adams)
Week 6 (D. Brees, O. Beckham, J. Ajayi, L. McCoy, T. Brady)
Week 5 (T. Brady, B. Roethlisberger, E. Elliott, V. Beasley, T. Hilton)
Week 4 (J. Jones, L. Bell, M. Ryan, C. Heyward, A. Talib)
Week 3 (D. Freeman, T. Siemien, M. Jones, T. Pryor, D. Amerson)
Week 2 (V. Miller, S. Diggs, C. Newton, M. Peters, M. Forte)
Week 1 (A. Green, D. Brees, S. Ware, D. Williams, L. Williams)