Dez Bryant, wide receiver, Dallas Cowboys
Dez Bryant’s season started off slow as he battled an injury and adjusted to rookie quarterback Dak Prescott. Bryant’s slow start didn’t last long, though, as he hit a groove and notched three 100-plus yard games in the first six weeks of the season. He also threw his first career touchdown this season. The playoffs got a strong dose of Bryant as he amassed 132 yards for two touchdowns on nine receptions in the Cowboys’ Divisional Round loss to the Green Bay Packers on Sunday.
Dan Bailey, kicker, Dallas Cowboys
Dan Bailey was fabulous from the beginning of the season to the end with strong consistency week-to-week. Bailey was 85.71 percent on field goals and a perfect 100 percent on extra points this season. He established a new career-long of 56 yards while going 50 percent from 50-plus yards out.
Tyreek Hill, wide receiver, Kansas City Chiefs
Tyreek Hill was a steal for the Chiefs, as he made an immediate impact with his electrifying returns. He was also a solid option in the slot for quarterback Alex Smith, recording 620 receiving yards on 65 receptions and added 88 yards on the ground. Hill was a touchdown machine as well for the Chiefs with 12 total touchdowns as a returner, rusher and receiver.
Emmanuel Ogbah, linebacker, Cleveland Brown
Emmanuel Ogbah was consistent for the Browns, even though their record didn’t show it. Ogbah ended his rookie season with 53 total tackles and three pass deflections. He also recorded a team-best 5.5 sacks.