everyone to the thirteenth regular season installment to the Rookie
Report. In case you missed the report earlier
this season, the report will cover topics, trends and a game by game analysis
of notable performances by the NFL’s 2007 Rookie Class to assist in your
pursuit of dynasty championship gold.
numerous different happenings occurring this week, this week’s report will
provide a recap of rookie related news and offer analysis into each situation.
back, but don’t get too comfortable because here we go with our twelfth regular
season week’s installment of this report.…
RB Adrian Peterson – Minnesota Vikings
Peterson proved to be a quick healer as he returned to the Vikings backfield in
Week 13. Expect him to be eased into the
full load with a splitting carries for the next few weeks with Chester
Taylor. This is perfect timing as
Peterson should be ready to contribute for the fantasy playoff season provided
there are no additional set backs.
RB Marshawn Lynch/Deshawn Wynn – Buffalo Bills
Lynch continues to recover from a high ankle sprain. There was some good news for Lynch owners as
he returned to practice for the first time on Friday albeit in a limited
fashion. Watch the practice reports this
week, but there is a decent chance Lynch will play in Week 14. Fred Jackson started in both Lynch and
Anthony Thomas’ place due to them being sidelined by injuries.Deshawn Wynn has been surpassed on the depth
chart by Jackson
due to inconsistent play.
RB Kolby Smith – Kansas City
Smith had a great debut against Oakland
by thrashing one of the worst run D’s in the league. Larry Johnson remains out; however, he began
running again last Wednesday and it is a possibility that he will be back at
some point this season. Still, bringing
Johnson back this season does not make much sense for the 4-7 Chiefs as they
look to have nothing to play for this season.
Kolby Smith owners should enjoy the depth at RB while it lasts.
RB Garrett Wolfe – Chicago Bears
Benson headed to the injured reserve list and out for the year; Garrett Wolfe
moves into the backup running back slot behind Adrian Peterson.Wolfe should see increased action, especially
on third downs which he should excel at.
He is someone to keep an eye on for the remainder of the season and
future with Cedric Benson’s status with the team in question.
WR Dwayne Bowe – Kansas City Chiefs
being trapped in Herm Edwards unfriendly offense and having two subpar
quarterbacks throwing to him, Dwayne Bowe has turned in a nice rookie season
thus far. Through the first 11 games
Bowe has 49 catches, 731 receiving yards and 4 touchdowns. If he continues on this pace, he will finish
the season with over 1,000 receiving yards and be someone to watch in the
RB Selvin Young/Andre Hall – Denver Broncos
NFL’s ruling on the suspension of Travis Henry still up in the air, the value
of Selvin Young and Andre Hall continues to be up in the air. Selvin Young returned in Week 13 from his injury
took on a backup role against Oakland
this week. Andre Hall is being plagued
by a high ankle sprain. The NFL’s ruling
should come early in this upcoming week and will provide a clearer picture of
both Young and Hall’s values for the future.
The following section of the
rookie report will recap performances by rookies each week for each game.
Packers vs. Dallas
WR James Jones caught 3 passes for 39 yards.
PK Mason Crosby went 2 for 2 on field goals, kicked 3 extra points and
had 2 solo tackles.
PK Nick Folk went 3 for 3 on field goals and kicked 4 extra points.
Jets vs. Miami
QB John Beck had a rough outing losing 3 fumbles and throwing 3 interceptions
to go with his 23 of 39 passing for 177 yards.
WR Ted Ginn, Jr. caught 3 passes for 19 yards. RB Lorenzo Booker carried the ball 1 time for
Chiefs vs. Kansas City
Kolby Smith carried the ball 21 times for 83 and had 2 catches for 1 yard. Dwayne Bowe caught 5 passes for 55
Vikings vs. Detroit
RB Adrian Peterson returned to action this week and completely torched the
Lions run defense with 15 carries for 116 yards and 2 touchdowns. WR Sidney Rice caught 5 passes for 53 yards
and a touchdown. WR Aundrae Allison
caught 2 passes for 52 yards and returned a kickoff the full length of the
field for a touchdown.
Calvin Johnson had a quiet day with 1 catch for 17 yards.
Seahawks vs. Philadelphia
Brent Celek caught 1 pass for 16 yards.
Falcons vs. St. Louis
WR Laurent Robinson caught 2 passes for 10 yards.
Antonio Pittman rushed 4 times for 11 yards and caught 1 pass for 4 yards. RB Brian Leonard caught 3 passes for 23
Texans vs. Tennessee
Jacoby Jones muffed a crucial punt return and dropped his only target.
Colts vs. Jacksonville
Anthony Gonzalez caught 1 pass for 22 yards.
Bills vs. Washington
Dwayne Wright rushed 2 times for 14 yards.
49ers vs. Carolina
were no notable rookie performances in this game.
Raiders vs. Denver
QB JaMarcus Russell made his NFL debut receiving a couple series. He looked inconsistent and obviously nervous
in his debut, but he did showcase his mobility and arm on several plays. He finished the game 4 for 7 passing for 56
yards. TE Zach Miller caught 3 passes
for 56 yards and touchdown.
RB Selvin Young rushed 7 times for 28 yards and caught 2 passes for 17 yards.
Cardinals vs. Cleveland
WR Steve Breaston caught 2 passes for 24 yards.
TE Ben Patrick caught 1 pass for 5 yards.
Bears vs. New York
Greg Olsen caught 2 passes for 7 yards.
Ahmad Bradshaw rushed 1 time for 2 yards.
TE Kevin Boss caught 1 pass for 4 yards.
Saints vs. Tampa
were no notable rookie performances in this game.
Bengals vs. Pittsburgh
RB Gary Russell carried the ball 1 time for 1 yard.
the timing of this report, a recap of Monday night games will not be included
in the Rookie Report.