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Rookie Review – Week 13

Wide Receiver

Amari Cooper – Oakland – Dare I say it, but is Cooper being outplayed by Michael Crabtree? Don’t get me wrong, Amari is still having a very good year. Once again on Sunday Cooper went over 100 yards with seven catches for 115 yards on 12 targets, but lost out on the touchdowns to Seth Roberts and Michael Crabtree. With the development of Derek Carr and this Oakland offense, if they keep Crabtree next year they will be very fun to watch.

Kevin White – Chicago – PUP

DeVante Parker – Miami – Wait, don’t get too excited about his stat line, most of it was done in garbage time when the Dolphins were getting blown out by the Jets. There is hope though, because he should see more playing time with the injury to Rishard Matthews. DeVante had four catches for 80 yards and a touchdown on 10 targets. Right now, the only Dolphin I would trust is Jarvis Landry, so my advice is to observe for now.

Nelson Agholor – Philadelphia – The disappointment continues throughout Philly, two catches for 15 yards. Agholor was also penalized for taking his helmet off on the field. He needs to wake up.

Breshad Perriman – Baltimore – Inactive. Sent to IR.

Phillip Dorsett – Indianapolis – Inactive

Devin Smith – New York Jets – Devin had two catches for 33 yards and a touchdown on three targets. Is he gaining more trust as the season goes on?

Dorial Green-Beckham – Tennessee – Boy, with all the talent he has, he just can’t step up. Dorial only caught one of five passes for 22 yards. He has the world at his hands, he just has to wake up and take it.

Devin Funchess – Carolina – Carolina didn’t have to do much on offense scoring two early defensive touchdowns, so the numbers don’t look so good. Funchess caught two passes for 19 yards on four targets. He seems to be getting more and more comfortable with Cam Newton, so he may be a factor in your playoffs.

Tyler Lockett – Seattle – In the rare occasion the Russell Wilson goes nuts, Lockett did not provide much support. The exciting rookie saw his teammates dominate the action with only three catches for 38 yards on three targets. Will he get more action with the injury to Jimmy Graham?

Jaelen Strong – Houston – Inactive

Chris Conley – Kansas City – 0 catches on 1 target.

Sammie Coates – Pittsburgh – Bye week

Ty Montgomery – Green Bay – Inactive

Jamison Crowder – Washington – In a rather quiet afternoon for him, Crowder only had two catches for 12 yards on four targets. He is usually utilized more than this, so keep your eyes open on this issue.

Justin Hardy – Atlanta – It was a rather disappointing home-field performance by Matt Ryan on Sunday. To be honest, the Minnesota defense was all over the field and played very well. Hardy had two catches for 21 yards on two targets. Look for the Falcons offense to bounce back soon.

DeAndre Smelter – San Francisco – Did Not Play/No Stat Line

Rashad Greene – Jacksonville – The Jags are up and coming, but struggled this week. Greene saw limited action this week with three catches for 17 yards on four targets. His presence is growing in the offense and it will only provide him with more chances.

Stefon Diggs – Minnesota – After a surprising run earlier in the year, Diggs has really quieted down the past few weeks. Is it a coincidence that Adrian Peterson has exploded at the same time? Stefon is still the preferred target of Teddy Bridgewater and caught all four passes intended for him for 31 yards. When the time comes for the Vikings to need him, he will be there.

J.J. Nelson – Arizona – Does it seem as a surprise to anybody that Arizona found ANOTHER wide receiver to worry about? Well, we have one now with J.J. Nelson, who had two catches for 53 yards on Sunday. The Cardinals are serious contenders for the Super Bowl with all the weapons in the passing game. Let’s all hope that no more injuries are suffered at running back.

Kenny Bell – Tampa Bay – IR

Keith Mumphery – Houston – Did Not Play/No Stat Line

Geremy Davis – New York Giants – Bye week

Bud Sasser – St Louis – Did Not Play/No Stat Line

Darren Waller – Baltimore –  Did Not Play/No Stat Line

Andre Debose – Oakland – IR

Dez Lewis – Buffalo – Did not play/No stat line

Mario Alford – Cincinnati – Inactive

Seth Roberts – Oakland – Boom!! Did you hear it? Was that the departure of Michael Crabtree? Roberts blew up on Sunday with six catches for 113 yards and two touchdowns on seven targets. Oakland may very well let Crabtree go after this performance. Keep your eye on him!

Cameron Meredith – Chicago – Inactive

Willie Snead – New Orleans – Things were going so well earlier in the year, what happened? The offense has hit a severe wall and it looks like Drew Brees may have lost something. Snead had four catches for 50 yards on eight targets. With not much else to worry about in the passing game, Snead is seeing more defenders on him and not doing as well as earlier in the season.

Lucky Whitehead – Dallas – One catch for nine yards on one target. He lost all possible luster with Tony Romo going down again.

Bradley Marquez – St. Louis – Three catches for 13 yards on five targets. Marquez is deep down on the depth chart and only saw action in a blow-out loss.

 

Tight End

Maxx Williams – Baltimore – Did Not Play/No Stat Line

Clive Walford – Oakland – One catch for 14 yards on two targets.

Tyler Kroft – Cincinnati – One catch for 4 yards on 1 target.

Jeff Heuerman – Denver – IR

Blake Bell – San Francisco – Three catches for 67 yards on three targets. Does he play more with the trade of Vernon Davis?

MyCole Pruitt – Minnesota – Did Not Play/No Stat Line

C.J. Uzomah – Cincinnati – Inactive

Jesse James – Pittsburgh – One catch for two yards on two targets.

Nick Boyle – Baltimore – One catch for 10 yards on 3 targets.

James O’Shaughnessy – Kansas City – Put on IR

Nick O’Leary – Buffalo – Did Not Play/No Stat Line

Malcolm Johnson – Cleveland – Did Not Play/No Stat Line

Randall Telfer – Cleveland – Did Not Play/No Stat Line

A.J. Derby – New England – Did Not Play/No Stat Line –

Kennard Backman – Green Bay – Inactive

Geoff Swaim – Dallas – Inactive

Rory Anderson – San Francisco – Did Not Play/No Stat Line

Gerald Christian – Arizona – IR

 

Kicker

Travis Coons – Cleveland – 3 for 3 on extra points, 2 for 3 on field goals. Had a 51-yard field goal blocked and returned for a touchdown on the final play of the game Monday Night against Baltimore. What does that do to his psyche?

Jason Myers – Jacksonville –1 for 2 and 4 for 4

Andrew Franks – Miami –2 for 3 and 0 for 0

Josh Lambo – San Diego – 4 for 4 and 1 for 1

Chris Boswell – Pittsburgh – 1 for 1 and 3 for 3

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