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Rookie Review – Week 10

Week 10 had another outstanding performance by a rookie and a few performances that might earn some others more playing time. See the results below.


Jameis Winston – Tampa Bay – It was a mixed bag of emotions against Dallas on Sunday. Winston had his four game streak snapped without throwing an interception and he also did not throw for a touchdown. Jameis did however run in a touchdown in the final minute to give Tampa Bay the win against the Cowboys. Overall, Winston went 22 of 39 for 264 yards with 2 interceptions and suffered 2 sacks while adding three carries for 31 yards and the game-winning touchdown. Will this game-winning touchdown give him a good push going forward?

Marcus Mariota – Tennessee – The Titans are going nowhere fast, and they keep losing players. The lost another wide receiver on Sunday and look like a team that will struggle heavily the rest of the year on offense. With his top two wideouts gone, Mariota should not be on any fantasy rosters for the rest of the season. Marcus was 16 for 24 for 185 yards against Carolina on Sunday throwing one interception and allowing one sack. He did run a little more with five carries for 24 yards and may have to run often the rest of the year with no wide receiver help.

Garrett Grayson – New Orleans – Did not play/No stat line

Sean Mannion – St Louis – Inactive

Bryce Petty – New York Jets – Inactive

Brett Hundley – Green Bay – Inactive

Trevor Siemian – Denver – Inactive


Running Back

Todd Gurley – St Louis – I am not sure many people picked this game right against Chicago on Sunday. St Louis had been playing like an up-and-comer, while the Bears have looked like one of the weaker teams in the NFL. Well, goes to show you what can happen on any given Sunday. St Louis looked poor on offense and could not move the ball. Gurley had been the hottest running back in the NFL over the past month, but could only manage 45 yards on 12 carries, thankfully he did cross the goal line. Todd also added three catches for 44 yards on three targets as well. With the change at quarterback and the fumbling of Tre Mason, could Gurley become an even bigger part of the offense?

Melvin Gordon – San Diego – Bye week

T.J. Yeldon – Jacksonville.- The writing on the wall suggested that it would be tough running against Baltimore on Sunday and it was. Yeldon rushed 18 times for only 61 yards and added five catches for six yards. T.J. was in a walking boot on Tuesday and his availability for this week is highly in doubt. Make sure you have a backup plan.

Ameer Abdullah – Detroit – When Detroit plays Green Bay lately, it has been an offensive show through the air. That was not the case last week as both teams really struggled in all facets on offense. Abdullah only managed 15 yards on five carries and had one catch for seven yards. He did however have a highlight reel kickoff return for 104 yards only to get knocked out at the one-yard line. That set up the only touchdown of the game as Detroit pulled off the upset at Green Bay.

Tevin Coleman – Atlanta –Bye week

Duke Johnson – Cleveland – Cleveland had absolutely no running game against Pittsburgh last week, none. Isaiah Crowell and Duke Johnson COMBINED to rush 10 times for five yards. COMBINED! Duke did also have four catches for another 10 yards. What will the offensive play look like now that Johnny Manziel is the starter? Keep your eyes on this situation.

David Johnson – Arizona – Johnson only had one catch for eight yards against Seattle and is firmly behind Chris Johnson and Andre Ellington.

Matt Jones – Washington – The more I see Matt play, the more I like him. I have a strong feeling that Alfred Morris will be playing for a different team next year. Jones once again looked the better of the two with 11 carries for 56 yards and three catches for 131 yards and a long touchdown after a short pass. He also converted a tough fourth down carry in which it looked like two defenders had him tackled in the backfield.

Jeremy Langford – Chicago – Maybe the Bears shouldn’t rush Matt Forte back. Langford looked like a star again this week likely carrying fantasy teams to another win. Jeremy had 20 carries for 73 yards and a touchdown and added seven catches for 109 yards and an 83-yard touchdown against the tough St Louis Ram defense. Keep starting him as long as Forte is out.

Jalston Fowler – Tennessee – Jalston had one catch for 14 yards on one target. It looks like David Cobb is ready to play, so don’t waste any time with Fowler.

Javorius “Buck” Allen – Baltimore – Allen had five carries for 19 yards to spell Justin Forsett on Sunday and added one catch for four yards. Keep him hand-cuffed to Forsett.

Mike Davis – San Francisco – Bye wee

David Cobb – Tennessee – Inactive. Looks ready to play soon.

Jay Ajayi – Miami – Ajayi has looked good since his debut and on Sunday he had six carries for 48 yards. Lamar Miller has struggled lately, so does Jay get more carries?

Karlos Williams – Buffalo – The vulturing of LeSean McCoy keeps happening. McCoy has looked awesome at times this year, but keeps losing out on touchdowns to Williams, who has looked good as well. Karlos had seven carries for 24 yards and added a 26-yard touchdown catch while giving a breather to McCoy It is awfully hard to predict his success to continue like this, but Buffalo does figure to run often the remainder of the season.

Michael Burton – Detroit – Did Not Play/No Stat Line

Cameron Artis-Payne – Carolina – Inactive

Josh Robinson – Indianapolis. – Bye week

Aaron Ripkowski – Green Bay – Did Not Play/No Stat Line

Marcus Murphy – New Orleans – Did Not Play/No Stat Line

Zach Zenner – Detroit – Sent to IR

Jarryd Hayne – San Francisco – Bye week

Thomas Rawls – Seattle –  Two carries for 19 yards. Remember though it was against the touch Arizona Cardinal defense.

Terron Ward – Atlanta – Bye week

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