Khaled Elsayed of Pro Football Focus identifies the NFL's best "closers," players who perform well in the month of December. Peyton Manning and Pierre Thomas are among the top players based on PFF's scouting grades.
Pro Football Focus uses its metrics to determine a team of the NFL's most undervalued players, including some surprising names. Based on their performance relative to their cap hit, Russell Wilson, Alfred Morris and J.J. Watt produced good value.
Pro Football Focus ranks the top and bottom positional units on both offense and defense among playoff teams. The Broncos and Patriots are among the leaders in several offensive groups while the 49ers and Seahawks rank highly on defense.