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The Rookie Report

Welcome
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.

With
numerous different happenings occurring this week, this week’s report will
provide a recap of rookie related news and offer analysis into each situation.

So sit
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

Adrian
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

Marshawn
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

Kolby
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

With Cedric
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

Despite
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
future.

RB Selvin Young/Andre Hall – Denver Broncos

With the
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.

Green Bay

Packers vs. Dallas
Cowboys

Packers
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.

Cowboys
PK Nick Folk went 3 for 3 on field goals and kicked 4 extra points.

New York

Jets vs. Miami
Dolphins

Dolphins
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
6 yards.

San Diego

Chiefs vs. Kansas City
Chiefs

Chiefs RB
Kolby Smith carried the ball 21 times for 83 and had 2 catches for 1 yard. Dwayne Bowe caught 5 passes for 55
yards.

Minnesota

Vikings vs. Detroit
Lions

Vikings
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.

Lions WR
Calvin Johnson had a quiet day with 1 catch for 17 yards.

Seattle

Seahawks vs. Philadelphia
Eagles

Eagles TE
Brent Celek caught 1 pass for 16 yards.

Atlanta

Falcons vs. St. Louis
Rams

Falcons
WR Laurent Robinson caught 2 passes for 10 yards.

Rams RB
Antonio Pittman rushed 4 times for 11 yards and caught 1 pass for 4 yards. RB Brian Leonard caught 3 passes for 23
yards.

Houston

Texans vs. Tennessee
Titans

Texans WR
Jacoby Jones muffed a crucial punt return and dropped his only target.

Indianapolis

Colts vs. Jacksonville
Jaguars

Colts WR
Anthony Gonzalez caught 1 pass for 22 yards.

Buffalo

Bills vs. Washington
Redskins

Bills RB
Dwayne Wright rushed 2 times for 14 yards.

San Francisco

49ers vs. Carolina
Panthers

There
were no notable rookie performances in this game.

Oakland

Raiders vs. Denver
Broncos

Raiders
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.

Broncos
RB Selvin Young rushed 7 times for 28 yards and caught 2 passes for 17 yards.

Arizona

Cardinals vs. Cleveland
Browns

Cardinals
WR Steve Breaston caught 2 passes for 24 yards.
TE Ben Patrick caught 1 pass for 5 yards.

Chicago

Bears vs. New York
Giants

Bears TE
Greg Olsen caught 2 passes for 7 yards.

Giants WR
Ahmad Bradshaw rushed 1 time for 2 yards.
TE Kevin Boss caught 1 pass for 4 yards.

New Orleans

Saints vs. Tampa
Bay Buccaneers

There
were no notable rookie performances in this game.

Cincinnati

Bengals vs. Pittsburgh
Steelers

Steelers
RB Gary Russell carried the ball 1 time for 1 yard.

Due to
the timing of this report, a recap of Monday night games will not be included
in the Rookie Report.

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