Jake Ballard, Giants tight end
After battling a knee injury for the past month, Ballard finally feels better than he has since early December. A key factor in the Week 9 victory over New England, Ballard came up huge on the final drive with a twisting 28-yard reception on third down before winning the game with a one-yard touchdown at the buzzer. Mislabeled as a blocking specialist, Ballard’s 604 regular-season yards are more than former starter Kevin Boss ever posted in a single season.
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