2016 NFLPA Rookie and Key Player Watch – NFL Week #15

2016 NFLPA Rookie and Key Player Watch – NFL Week #152016 NFLPA Rookie and Key Player Watch – NFL Week #15 – Here we take a look at 2016 NFL rookies and other key players’ week-by-week performances. On-field play relates directly to player collectibility. Here you will get a snapshot of top players collectors are watching in the NFL football card market and how they performed. They are players that are ready to take that next step in terms of collectible value.

2016 NFL rookies will have numerous NFL licensed trading cards in products from Panini America. To see the complete list of products, you can browse the product release calendar. For players drafted prior to 2016, we have listed some of those player’s key rookie cards, if applicable.

In addition, players listed below with a link in their name, have a Future Watch Player Profile with more information about that player and their pre-draft and NFL rookie football cards. (Look for additional player profiles to be published in the coming weeks.) Here is the 2016 NFLPA Rookie and Key Player Watch – NFL Week #15.

Quarterbacks – 2016 NFLPA Rookie and Key Player Watch – NFL Week #15

Matt Barkley, 2013 RC (USC – 4th Round, 98th Pick) Chicago Bears
Week 15 Stats: 30-of-43, 343 yards, 69.8%, 2 TDs, 3 INTs – Passer Rating 81.7
Green Bay Packers 30 vs Chicago Bears 27
Key Rookie Card(s):

Jared Goff, 2016 RC (Cal – 1st Round, 1st Pick) Los Angeles Rams
Week 15 Stats: 13-of-25, 135 yards, 52%, 0 TDs, 0 INTs – Passer Rating 67.9
Los Angeles Rams 3 vs Seattle Seahawks 24

Bryce Petty, 2015 RC (Baylor – 4th Round, 103rd Pick) New York Jets
Week 15 Stats: 20-of-36, 235 yards, 55.6%, 1 TD, 2 INTs – Passer Rating 61.7
Miami Dolphins 34 vs New York Jets 13
Key Rookie Card(s):

Paxton Lynch, 2016 RC (Memphis – 1st Round, 26th Pick) Denver Broncos
Week 15 Stats: Did not play
New England Patriots xx  vs Denver Broncos xx

Trevor Siemian, 2015 RC (Northwestern – 7th Round, 250th Pick) Denver Broncos
Week 15 Stats: 25-of-40, 282 yards, 62.5%, 0 TD, 1 INT – Passer Rating 73.1
New England Patriots 16  vs Denver Broncos 3
Key Rookie Card(s): 2015 Panini Contenders Rookie Ticket Autograph

Carson Wentz, 2016 RC (North Dakota State – 1st Round, 2nd Pick) Philadelphia Eagles
Week 15 Stats: 22-0f-42, 170 yards, 52.4%, 0 TD, 1 INT – Passer Rating 52.7
Philadelphia Eagles 26 vs Baltimore Ravens 27

Dak Prescott, 2016 RC (Mississippi State 4th Round, 135th Pick) Dallas Cowboys
Week 15 Stats: 32-of-36, 279 yards, 88.9%, 0 TD, 0 INT – Passer Rating 99 – 4 carries, 20 yards, 1 TD
Tampa Bay Buccaneers xx vs Dallas Cowboys xx

Cody Kessler, 2016 RC (USC – 3rd Round, 93rd Pick), Cleveland Browns
Week 15 Stats: Did not play
Cleveland Browns 13 vs Buffalo Bills 33

Marcus Mariotta, 2015 RC (Oregon – 1st Round, 2nd Pick) Tennessee Titans
Week 15 Stats: 19-of-33, 241 yards, 57.6%, 0 TD, 1 INT – Passer Rating 67.9
Tennessee Titans 19 vs Kansas City Chiefs 17

Jameis Winston, 2015 RC (Florida State – 1st Round, 1st Pick) Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Week 15 Stats: 17-of-35, 247 yards, 48.%, 2 TDs, 3 INTs – Passer Rating 55.3
Tampa Bay Buccaneers xx vs Dallas Cowboys xx

Running Backs – 2016 NFLPA Rookie and Key Player Watch – NFL Week #15

Jay Ajayi, 2015 Rookie (Boise State – 5th Round, 149th Overall) Miami Dolphins 
Week 15 Stats: 19 carries, 51 yards, 2.7 average
Miami Dolphins 34 vs New York Jets 13
Key Rookie Card(s):

Ezekiel Elliott, 2016 Rookie (Ohio State – 1st Round, 4th Pick) Dallas Cowboys
Week 15 Stats: 23 carries, 159 yards, 6.9 average, 1 TD – 3 receptions, 29 yards, 9.7 yard average
Tampa Bay Buccaneers xx vs Dallas Cowboys xx

Derrick Henry, 2016 Rookie (Alabama, 2nd Round, 45th Pick) Tennessee Titans
Week 15 Stats: 9 carries, 58 yards,6.4 average, 2 TDs
Tennessee Titans 19 vs Kansas City Chiefs 17

Jordan Howard, 2016 Rookie (Indiana – 5th Round, 150th Pick) Chicago Bears
Week 15 Stats: 17 carries, 90 yards, 4.3 average, 1 TD –  4 receptions, 23 yards, 5.8 yard average
Green Bay Packers 30 vs Chicago Bears 27

Melvin Gordon, 2015 Rookie (Wisconsin – 1st Round, 15th Pick) San Diego Chargers
Week 15 Stats: Did not play injured
Oakland Raiders 19 vs San Diego Chargers 16
Key Rookie Card(s):

David Johnson, 2015 Rookie (Northern Iowa – 3rd Round, 86th Overall) – Arizona Cardinals
Week 15 Stats: 12 carries, 53 yards, 4.4 average, 2 TDs – 54 receptions, 58  yards, 13.8 yard average
New Orleans Saints 48 vs Arizona Cardinals 41
Key Rookie Card(s):

C.J. Prosise, 2016 Rookie (Notre Dame – 3rd Round, 90th Overall) Seattle Seahawks
Week 15 Stats: Did not play, injured
Detroit Lions 6 vs New York Giants 17

Devonta Freeman, 2014 Rookie (Florida State – 4th Round, 103rd Overall) Atlanta Falcons
Week 15 Stats: 20 carries, 139 yards, 6.9 average, 3 TDs – 2 receptions, 16 yards
San Francisco 49’ers 13 vs Atlanta Falcons 41
Key Rookie Card(s):

  • 2014 Panini Contenders Rookie Ticket Autograph
  • 2014 Panini National Treasures
  • 2014 Topps Chrome Autographs

Wide Receivers/Tight Ends – 2016 NFLPA Rookie and Key Player Watch – NFL Week #15

Michael Thomas, 2016 Rookie (Ohio State – 2nd Round, 47th Pick) New Orleans Saints
Week 15 Stats: 7 receptions, 52 yards, 7.4 yard average, 1 TD
New Orleans Saints 48 vs Arizona Cardinals 41

Cameron Meredith, 2015 Rookie (Illinois State – Undrafted) Chicago Bears 
Week 15 Stats: 9 reception, 104 yards, 11.6 yard average
Green Bay Packers 30 vs Chicago Bears 27
Key Rookie Card(s):

Sterling Shepard, 2016 Rookie (Oklahoma – 2nd Round, 40th Pick) New York Giants
Week 15 Stats: 4 receptions, 56 yards, 14 yard average, 1 TD
Detroit Lions 6 vs New York Giants 17

Will Fuller, 2016 Rookie (Notre Dame – 1st Round, 21st Pick) Houston Texans
Week 15 Stats: 4 reception, 42 yards, 10.5 yard average
Jacksonville Jaguars 20 vs Houston Texans 21

Sammie Coates, 2015 Rookie (Pitt – 3rd Round, 87th Overall) Pittsburgh Steeler
Week 15 Stats: 1 reception, 10 yards – 2 carries, 9 yards
Pittsburgh Steelers 24 vs Cincinnati Bengals 20

On the Radar – 2016 NFLPA Rookie and Key Player Watch – NFL Week #15

Ty Montgomery, 2015 Rookie (Stanford – 3rd Round, 94th Pick) Green Bay Packers
Week 15 Stats: 16 carries, 162 yards, 10.1 average, 2 TDs
Green Bay Packers 30 vs Chicago Bears 27
Key Rookie Card(s):

Tyler Lockett, 2015 Rookie (Kansas State – 3rd Round, 69th Pick) Seattle Seahawks
Week 15 Stats: 7 receptions, 130 yards, 18.6 yard average, 1 TD
Los Angeles Rams 3 vs Seattle Seahawks 24
Key Rookie Card(s):

Robert Kelley, 2016 Rookie (Tulane – Undrafted) Washington Redskins
Week 15 Stats: Will be updated after Monday Night Football
Carolina Panthers 27 vs Washington Redskins xx

Tyreeke Hill, 2016 Rookie (West Alabama – 5th Round, 165th Pick) Kansas City Chiefs
Week 15 Stats: 1 receptions, 68 yards, 1 TD
Tennessee Titans 19 vs Kansas City Chiefs 17

Thomas Rawls, 2015 Rookie (Central Michigan – Undrafted) Seattle Seahawks
Week 15 Stats: 21 carries, 34 yards, 1.6 average
Los Angeles Rams 3 vs Seattle Seahawks 24
Key Rookie Card(s):

Tevin Coleman, 2015 Rookie (Indiana – 3rd Round, 73rd Overall) Atlanta Falcons
Week 15 Stats: 14 carries, 58 yards, 4.1 average – 2 receptions, 8 yards
San Francisco 49’ers 13 vs Atlanta Falcons 41
Key Rookie Card(s):

2016 NFLPA Rookie and Key Player Watch – NFL Week #15

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