Complete Week 16 Projections

Position: ALL | QB | RB | RB/WR | WR/TE | LB | DL | DB | K | HC
     
PROJECTED 2014 SEASON STATS
1. J.J. Watt, Hou DEYEARFFFRINTSCKTKATTPDPTS
2013 Statistics42010.515807174
2014 Projections50117.5209012198
2014 Outlook: Sack master Watt saw 71 fewer passing snaps in 2013 but still notched nine more QB pressures than in his breakout '12 season. Absurd.
2. Robert Quinn, StL DEYEARFFFRINTSCKTKATTPDPTS
2013 Statistics720197571186
2014 Projections40018.511613154
2014 Outlook: Quinn has doubled his sack output each season since his 2011 rookie year. Up next: 40! We kid, but he's the rare edge talent with an annual shot at 20.
3. Chandler Jones, NE DEYEARFFFRINTSCKTKATTPDPTS
2013 Statistics11011.539790149
2014 Projections40014.531805159
2014 Outlook: Jones is an every-down force, finishing in the top 13 among DLs in both sacks (17??) and tackles (124) in his first two seasons.
4. DeMarcus Ware, Den DEYEARFFFRINTSCKTKATTPDPTS
2013 Statistics01161240279
2014 Projections40113.515554135
2014 Outlook: Forget last year's career lows in tackles, sacks and forced turnovers. The new Bronco will return to form in a system where he'll hunt the pocket.
5. Cameron Wake, Mia DEYEARFFFRINTSCKTKATTPDPTS
2013 Statistics2108.5937093
2014 Projections4001612513134
2014 Outlook: Even if he doesn't rack up tackles (just 37 last season), Wake loves making the big play and harassing the QB: 8?? sacks and 41 hurries in 2013.
6. Greg Hardy, Car DEYEARFFFRINTSCKTKATTPDPTS
2013 Statistics1001520591126
2014 Projections2001518682138
2014 Outlook: Hardy has the fifth-most sacks since 2012 (26) and a strong tackle total. If offseason legal woes result in a suspension, his stock could deflate.
7. Rob Ninkovich, NE DEYEARFFFRINTSCKTKATTPDPTS
2013 Statistics220849910143
2014 Projections2007.529875130
2014 Outlook: Ninkovich is a study in consistency. Last season he played 95 percent of New England's snaps and matched his career high in sacks (eight).
8. Mario Williams, Buf DEYEARFFFRINTSCKTKATTPDPTS
2013 Statistics1001310384102
2014 Projections30014.513454119
2014 Outlook: With line guru Jim Schwartz now heading up the Bills' defense, Williams, a pure edge rusher, could be in for a career campaign.
9. Cameron Jordan, NO DEYEARFFFRINTSCKTKATTPDPTS
2013 Statistics22012.518465118
2014 Projections3001416554127
2014 Outlook: A star was born in 2013: Jordan joined J.J. Watt as a rare 3-4 end capable of dominating the box score against both the run and pass.
10. Carlos Dunlap, Cin DEYEARFFFRINTSCKTKATTPDPTS
2013 Statistics4107.519586125
2014 Projections20011.514543111
2014 Outlook: Dunlap has plenty of tread left on his tires. This year he'll be the Bengals' top edge rusher in a system famous for breeding career sack seasons.
11. Calais Campbell, Ari DEYEARFFFRINTSCKTKATTPDPTS
2013 Statistics1209.514596130.5
2014 Projections3009.517688126
2014 Outlook: Campbell is the rare huge man (6-8, 300) who can get low on the edge. He blends good tackle rates with sack production from the 3-4 end spot.
12. Muhammad Wilkerson, NYJ DEYEARFFFRINTSCKTKATTPDPTS
2013 Statistics20110.521643128
2014 Projections30010.523672123
2014 Outlook: Wilkerson's a force against the run (67 tackles per season since 2012), and his newfound knack for getting to the QB (10 1/2 sacks last year) ups his stock.
13. Jason Pierre-Paul, NYG DEYEARFFFRINTSCKTKATTPDPTS
2013 Statistics0012727456
2014 Projections3009.522665121
2014 Outlook: It's high-risk, high-reward with JPP. His injury history is worrisome, but he can be scary-productive when healthy. See: 2011, 16 1/2 sacks.
14. Jared Allen, Chi DEYEARFFFRINTSCKTKATTPDPTS
2013 Statistics20011.519526118
2014 Projections30012.516474113
2014 Outlook: Allen's bread and butter is QB takedowns. He's posted double-digit sacks in eight of his 10 seasons and has nabbed 45 1/2 since 2011.
15. Olivier Vernon, Mia DEYEARFFFRINTSCKTKATTPDPTS
2013 Statistics00011.511570106
2014 Projections30010.517663123
2014 Outlook: Vernon broke out amid the Fins' tumultuous season. With a singular role to pressure the pocket, he will be even harder to ignore in 2014.