2016 NFL Rookie and Key Player Watch - Week #52016 NFL Rookie and Key Player Watch – Week #5 – 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 #5

Paxton Lynch, 2016 RC (Memphis – 1st Round, 26th Pick) Denver Broncos
Week 5 Stats: 23-of-35, 223 yards, 65.7%, 1 TD 1 INT – Passer Rating 81%
Atlanta Falcons 23  vs Denver Broncos 16

Carson Wentz, 2016 RC (North Dakota State – 1st Round, 2nd Pick) Philadelphia Eagles
Week 5 Stats: 25-of-33, 238 yards, 72.7%, 2 TDs, 1 INT – Passer Rating 102.8% – 2 carries, 14 yards
Philadelphia 23 vs Detroit Lions 24

Dak Prescott, 2016 RC (Mississippi State 4th Round, 135th Pick) Dallas Cowboys
Week 5 Stats: 18-of-24, 227 yards, 75%, 1 TD, 0 INT – Passer Rating 117.9% – 7 carries, 4 yards , 1 TD
Cincinnati Bengals 14 vs Dallas Cowboys 28

Marcus Mariotta, 2015 RC (Oregon – 1st Round, 2nd Pick) Tennessee Titans
Week 5 Stats: 20-of-29, 163 yards, 69%, 3 TDs, 0 INT – Passer Rating 117.5%; 7 carries, 60 yards, 1 TD
Tennessee Titans 30 vs Miami Dolphins 17

Jameis Winston, 2015 RC (Florida State – 1st Round, 1st Pick) Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Week 5 Stats: 18-of-30, 219 yards, 60%, 1 TD, 0 INT – Passer Rating 93.6%
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 17 vs Carolina Panthers 14

Running Backs – 2016 NFL Rookie and Key Player Watch – Week #5

Ezekiel Elliott, 2016 Rookie (Ohio State – 1st Round, 4th Pick) Dallas Cowboys
Week 5 Stats: 15 carries, 134 yards, 8.9 average, 2 TDs –  3 receptions, 37 yards, 12.3 yard average
Cincinnati Bengals 14 vs Dallas Cowboys 28

Derrick Henry, 2016 Rookie (Alabama, 2nd Round, 45th Pick) Tennessee Titans
Week 5 Stats: 7 carries, 54 yards, 7.7 average
Tennessee Titans 30 vs Miami Dolphins 17

Melvin Gordon, 2015 Rookie (Wisconsin – 1st Round, 15th Pick) San Diego Chargers
Week 5 Stats: 16 carries, 69 yards, 4.3 average – 1 reception, 18 yards, 1 TD
San Diego Chargers 31 vs Oakland Raiders 34

Jordan Howard, 2016 Rookie (Indiana – 5th Round, 150th Pick) Chicago Bears
Week 5 Stats: 16 carries, 118 yards, 7.4 average – 3 receptions, 45 yards, 15 average, 1 TD
Chicago Bears 23 vs Indianapolis Colts 29

David Johnson, 2015 Rookie (Northern Iowa – 3rd Round, 86th Overall) – Arizona Cardinals
Week 5 Stats: 27 carries, 157 yards, 5.8 average, 2 TDs – 3 receptions, 28 yards, 9.3 average
Arizona Cardinals 33 vs San Francisco 49’ers 21

Wide Receivers/Tight Ends – 2016 NFL Rookie and Key Player Watch – Week #5

Will Fuller, 2016 Rookie (Notre Dame – 1st Round, 21st Pick) Houston Texans
Week 5 Stats: 1  receptions, 4 yards, 46 yard average
Houston Texans 13 vs Minnesota Vikings 31

Kevin White, 2015 Rookie (West Virginia – 1st Round, 7th Pick) Chicago Bears
Week 5 Stats: Did not play (injured)
Chicago Bears 23 vs Indianapolis Colts 29

Sterling Shepard, 2016 Rookie (Oklahoma – 2nd Round, 40th Pick) New York Giants
Week 5 Stats: 1 receptions, 14 yards, 7 yard average
New York Giants 16 vs Green Bay Packers 23

Michael Thomas, 2016 Rookie (Ohio State – 2nd Round, 47th Pick) New Orleans Saints
Week 5 Stats: Did not play
Bye Week

On the Radar – 2016 NFL Rookie and Key Player Watch – Week #5

Additional NFL rookiessecond year players and others with a notable performance for the week.

Austin Hooper, 2016 Rookie (Stanford – 3rd Round, 81st Pick) Atlanta Falcons
Week 5 Stats: 1 reception, 14 yards
Atlanta Falcons 23  vs Denver Broncos 16

Cameron Meredith, 2015 Rookie (Illinois State – Undrafted) Chicago Bears 
Week 5 Stats: 9 receptions, 130 yards, 14.4 yard average, 1 TD
Chicago Bears 23 vs Indianapolis Colts 29

Sammie Coates, 2015 Rookie (Pitt – 3rd Round, 87th Overall) Pittsburgh Steeler
Week 5 Stats: 6 receptions, 139 yards, 23.2 yard average, 2 TD
Pittsburgh Steelers 31 vs New York Jets 13

Theo Riddick, 2013 Rookie (Notre Dame – 6th Round, 199th Overall) Detroit Lions 
Week 5 Stats: 11 carries, 49 yards, 4.5 average – 6 receptions, 33 yards, 5.5 yard average, 2 TD
Philadelphia 23 vs Detroit Lions 24

Tevin Coleman, 2015 Rookie (Indiana – 3rd Round, 73rd Overall) Atlanta Falcons
Week 5 Stats: 4 reception, 132 yards, 33 yard average, 1 TD – 6 carries, 31 yards, 5.2 average
Atlanta Falcons 23  vs Denver Broncos 16

Devonta Freeman, 2014 Rookie (Florida State – 4th Round, 103rd Overall) Atlanta Falcons
Week 5 Stats: 23 carries, 81 yards, 3.8 average, 1 TD – 3 reception, 35 yards, 11.7 yard average
Atlanta Falcons 23  vs Denver Broncos 16

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