2016 NFL Rookie and Key Player Watch - Week #42016 NFL Rookie and Key Player Watch – Week #4 – 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.)

Quarterbacks – 2016 NFL Rookie and Key Player Watch – Week #4

Cody Kessler, 2016 RC (USC – 3rd Round, 93rd Pick), Cleveland Browns
Week 4 Stats: 28-of-40, 223 yards, 70%, 1 TD, 1 INT – Passer Rating 81.6%
Cleveland Browns 20 vs Washington Redskins 31

Jacoby Brissett, 2016 RC (Florida/NC State – 3rd Round, 91st Pick, New England Patriots
Week 4 Stats: 17-of-27, 205 yards, 63%, 0 TD, 0 INT – Passer Rating 86.2%
Buffalo Bills 16 vs New England Patriots 0

Trevor Siemian, 2015 RC (Northwestern – 7th Round, 250th Pick) Denver Broncos
Week 4 Stats: 5-of-7, 68 yards, 71.4%, 1 TDs, 0 INT – Passer Rating 141.7%
Denver Broncos 27 vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers 7
Key Rookie Card(s): 2015 Panini Contenders Rookie Ticket Autograph

Paxton Lynch, 2016 RC (Memphis – 1st Round, 26th Pick) Denver Broncos
Week 4 Stats: (First NFL appearance) 14-of-24, 170 yards, 58.3%, 1 TD 0 INT – Passer Rating 94.1%
Denver Broncos 27 vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers 7

Carson Wentz, 2016 RC (North Dakota State – 1st Round, 2nd Pick) Philadelphia Eagles
Week 4 Stats: Did not play
Bye Week

Dak Prescott, 2016 RC (Mississippi State 4th Round, 135th Pick) Dallas Cowboys
Week 4 Stats: 23-of-32, 245 yards, 71.9%, 2 TD, 0 INT – Passer Rating 114.7%
Dallas Cowboys 24 vs San Francisco 49’ers 17


Marcus Mariotta, 2015 RC (Oregon – 1st Round, 2nd Pick) Tennessee Titans
Week 4 Stats: 13-of-29, 192 yards, 44.8%, 0 TDs, 1 INTs – Passer Rating 52.7%
Tennessee Titans 20 vs Houston Texans 27

Jameis Winston, 2015 RC (Florida State – 1st Round, 1st Pick) Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Week 4 Stats: 17-of-35, 179 yards, 48.6 %, 0 TD, 2 INTs – Passer Rating 40.1%
Denver Broncos 27 vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers 7

Running Backs – 2016 NFL Rookie and Key Player Watch – Week #4

Ezekiel Elliott, 2016 Rookie (Ohio State – 1st Round, 4th Pick) Dallas Cowboys
Week 4 Stats: 23 carries, 138 yards, 6.0 average, 1 TD –  1 receptions, 19 yards
Dallas Cowboys 24 vs San Francisco 49’ers 17

Derrick Henry, 2016 Rookie (Alabama, 2nd Round, 45th Pick) Tennessee Titans
Week 4 Stats: 3 carries, 9 yards, 3.0 average
Tennessee Titans 20 vs Houston Texans 27

Melvin Gordon, 2015 Rookie (Wisconsin – 1st Round, 15th Pick) San Diego Chargers
Week 4 Stats: 19 carries, 36 yards, 1.9 average, 2 TDs
New Orleans Saints 35 vs San Diego 34

Jordan Howard, 2016 Rookie (Indiana – 5th Round, 150th Pick) Chicago Bears
Week 4 Stats: 23 carries, 111 yards, 4.8 average – 3 receptions, 21 yards, 7 average
Detroit Lions 14 vs Chicago Bears 17

Wide Receivers/Tight Ends – 2016 NFL Rookie and Key Player Watch – Week #4

Will Fuller, 2016 Rookie (Notre Dame – 1st Round, 21st Pick) Houston Texans
Week 4 Stats: 7  receptions, 81 yards, 11.6 yard average, 1 YD
Tennessee Titans 20 vs Houston Texans 27

Kevin White, 2015 Rookie (West Virginia – 1st Round, 7th Pick) Chicago Bears
Week 4 Stats: 6 receptions, 55 yards, 9.2 yard average
Detroit Lions 14 vs Chicago Bears 17

Sterling Shepard, 2016 Rookie (Oklahoma – 2nd Round, 40th Pick) New York Giants
Week 4 Stats: 4 receptions, 30 yards, 7.5 yard average
New York Giants 10 vs Minnesota Vikings 24

Michael Thomas, 2016 Rookie (Ohio State – 2nd Round, 47th Pick) New Orleans Saints
Week 4 Stats: 4 receptions, 44 yards, 11 yard average, 1 TD
New Orleans Saints 35 vs San Diego 34

On the Radar – 2016 NFL Rookie and Key Player Watch – Week #4

Other NFL rookies and/or second year players with a notable performance for the week.

Austin Hooper, 2016 Rookie (Stanford – 3rd Round, 81st Pick) Atlanta Falcons
Week 4 Stats: 1 reception, 42 yards, 1 TD
Atlanta Falcons 48 vs Carolina Panthers 33

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2016 Panini NFL Football Card Products

The following is a comprehensive list of all currently released NFL trading card products from Panini America. The company is the exclusive trading card manufacturer of the NFL and NFLPA. Each product links to its dedicated page with complete details and checklist.

Please refer to the Release Calendar for future NFL trading card sets to be released by Panini.

2016 NFL Rookie and Key Player Watch – Week #4
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