Houston missed the team's final two regular-season games due to injury, but was deemed healthy enough to give it a go in the team's first playoff game. While he did record six tackles, the 28-year-old pass rusher was unable to get to Ben Roethlisberger in the contest and finishes his injury-shortened 2016 campaign with just four sacks over six games (including the playoffs). He remains under contract with the Chiefs for another four years, but has played just 16 games combined in the last two seasons. The Georgia product may be a somewhat risky proposition in terms of health, but his injury history could make him a high-value IDP option in 2017 if he can play the entire season.
Forsett spent the 2016 campaign with three different organizations, beginning with the Ravens, then the Lions and finally the Broncos. While his age is becoming a red-flag, Forsett still looked to have something left in Denver and could make for a quality veteran addition to a team lacking depth at running back, should he choose to return for a 10th season.
Simon began the 2016 season as a member of the Seahawks, but was waived prior to Week 2 only to be claimed by the Cardinals shortly thereafter. However, he ultimately finished out the season in Arizona having logged just six tackles across 76 snaps on defense and will now set his aims to fight for a reserve role in Washington during the offseason.
Smith converted to a fullback role ahead of the 2016 campaign but never made it through the entire season in Dallas. He appears set to square off with Keith Smith for what will likely be one roster spot in the offseason.
McManus, who notched 30 field goals last year, fell one successful kick shy of that mark in 2016, but didn't have a down year by any means. His 29 makes was good for 10th-most in the league and he never missed an attempt within 40 yards, outside of his lone miscue on an extra point. Now headed for free agency in the offseason, look for Denver to do all they can to bring lock down McManus for the foreseeable future.
Bullock started the season filling in for Giants K Josh Brown, who was then serving a one-game suspension. Let go in Week 2, Bullock didn't get his next gig until Steelers K Chris Boswell suffered an abdomen injury in December. He was again only needed for one week, though, and was released shortly thereafter only to be picked up by the Bengals to replace a struggling Mike Nugent. Bullock ultimately finished out the season in Cincinnati, but missed the only kick that truly meant something during the team's Week 16 matchup with the Texans, so he likely isn't a lock to return in 2017.
Special teams wasn't the peak of the Chargers' pride in 2016, and the kicking unit wasn't an exception. Not only did Lambo offer little to no dependability from far out, as made clear by his 0-for-3 mark from beyond 50 yards, the second-year player out of Marist also sent three kickoffs out of bounds during the course of the campaign, gifting great field position to the opposing team on multiple occasions. However, Lambo is still a young player and went 4-for-5 from beyond 50 yards his rookie season, so he could make for a bounce-back candidate in 2017 when he'll return to the Chargers on the last year of his current deal.
In a disappointing season for the entire Jaguars offense, Myers remained dependable. Although his low field goal percentage of 79 percent may not affirm that notion, it should be noted that five of his seven misses came from beyond 50 yards. Under contract through next season, Myers will return in 2017 as a middling fantasy option at kicker.
Vinatieri, playing at 43 years old the majority of the season, tied for the sixth-best field goal percentage in the league at 87.1 percent. He was one of the few kickers to not miss an extra point throughout the year, too, and was a fantastic 7-for-9 on kicks longer than 50 yards. Set to return for the Colts in 2017, Vinatieri is yet to show any signs of slowing down his Hall of Fame career.
Folk had a quietly-solid season for the Jets in 2016. However, given how he did in fact play for the Jets, you never knew what to expect from him on a weekly basis, rendering him unserviceable in most formats. Case in point, look at his numbers from Week 9 and Week 10. In Week 9 against the Dolphins, Folk made three field goals and three extra points only to come back with a clunker (thanks to a missed PAT) the game after. With the team's quarterback situation far from solved, expect more uncertainty out of Folk in 2017.