2016 NFL Rookie and Key Player Watch - Week #72016 NFL Rookie and Key Player Watch – Week #7 – 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 #7

Trevor Siemian, 2015 RC (Northwestern – 7th Round, 250th Pick) Denver Broncos
Week 7 Stats: 14-of-25, 157 yards, 57.1%, 1 TD, 0 INT – Passer Rating 88.2
Houston Texans 9 vs Denver Broncos 27
Key Rookie Card(s): 2015 Panini Contenders Rookie Ticket Autograph

Carson Wentz, 2016 RC (North Dakota State – 1st Round, 2nd Pick) Philadelphia Eagles
Week 7 Stats: 16-of-28, 138 yards, 57.1%, 1 TD, 2 INT – Passer Rating 52.4
Minnesota Vikings 10 vs Philadelphia Eagles 21

Dak Prescott, 2016 RC (Mississippi State 4th Round, 135th Pick) Dallas Cowboys
Week 7 Stats: Did Not Play
Bye Week

Kevin Hogan, 2016 RC (Stanford – 5th Round, 162nd Pick), Cleveland Browns
Week 7 Stats: (First NFL appearance) 12-of-24, 100 yards, 50%, 0 TD, 2 INT – Passer Rating 26.4 – 7 carries, 104 yards, 14.9 yard average, 1 TD
Cleveland Browns 17 vs Cincinnati Bengals 31

Marcus Mariotta, 2015 RC (Oregon – 1st Round, 2nd Pick) Tennessee Titans
Week 7 Stats: 22-of-37, 232 yards, 59.5%, 2 TDs, 0 INT – Passer Rating 95.8
Indianapolis Colts 34 vs Tennessee Titans 26

Jameis Winston, 2015 RC (Florida State – 1st Round, 1st Pick) Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Week 7 Stats: 21-of-30, 269 yards, 70%, 3TDs, 1 INT – Passer Rating 117.2
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 34 vs San Francisco 49’ers 17

Running Backs – 2016 NFL Rookie and Key Player Watch – Week #7

Jay Ajayi, 2015 Rookie (Boise State – 5th Round, 149th Overall) Miami Dolphins 
Week 7 Stats: 29 carries, 214 yards, 7.4 average, 1 TD
Buffalo Bills 25 vs Miami Dolphins 28

Ezekiel Elliott, 2016 Rookie (Ohio State – 1st Round, 4th Pick) Dallas Cowboys
Week 7 Stats: Did Not Play
Bye Week

Derrick Henry, 2016 Rookie (Alabama, 2nd Round, 45th Pick) Tennessee Titans
Week 7 Stats: 1 carrie, 3 yards
Indianapolis Colts 34 vs Tennessee Titans 26

Jordan Howard, 2016 Rookie (Indiana – 5th Round, 150th Pick) Chicago Bears
Week 7 Stats: 7 carries, 22 yards, 3.1 average, 1 TD
Chicago Bears 10 vs Green Bay Packers 26

Melvin Gordon, 2015 Rookie (Wisconsin – 1st Round, 15th Pick) San Diego Chargers
Week 7 Stats: 22 carries, 68 yards, 3.1 average, 2 TDs – 6 reception, 53  yards, 8.8 yard average 1 TD
San Diego Chargers 33  vs Atlanta Falcons 30

David Johnson, 2015 Rookie (Northern Iowa – 3rd Round, 86th Overall) – Arizona Cardinals
Week 7 Stats: 33 carries, 113 yards, 3.4 average – 8 receptions,58 yards, 7.8 yard average
Seattle Seahawks 6 vs Arizona Cardinals 6

Wide Receivers/Tight Ends – 2016 NFL Rookie and Key Player Watch – Week #7

Michael Thomas, 2016 Rookie (Ohio State – 2nd Round, 47th Pick) New Orleans Saints
Week 7 Stats: 10 receptions, 130 yards, 13 yard average
New Orleans Saints 21 vs Kansas City Chiefs 27

Cameron Meredith, 2015 Rookie (Illinois State – Undrafted) Chicago Bears 
Week 7 Stats: 1 receptions, 12 yards
Chicago Bears 10 vs Green Bay Packers 26

Sterling Shepard, 2016 Rookie (Oklahoma – 2nd Round, 40th Pick) New York Giants
Week 7 Stats: 5 receptions, 32 yards, 6.4 yard average
New York Giants 17 vs St. Louis Rams 10

Will Fuller, 2016 Rookie (Notre Dame – 1st Round, 21st Pick) Houston Texans
Week 7 Stats: 4 receptions, 22 yards, 5.5 yard average
Houston Texans 9 vs Denver Broncos 27

Sammie Coates, 2015 Rookie (Pitt – 3rd Round, 87th Overall) Pittsburgh Steeler
Week 7 Stats: 1 receptions, 4 yards
New England Patriots 27 vs Pittsburgh Steelers 16

On the Radar – 2016 NFL Rookie and Key Player Watch – Week #7

Spencer Ware, 2013 Rookie (LSU – 6th Round, 194th Overall) Kansas City Chiefs
Week 7 Stats: 17 carries, 77 yards, 4.5 average, 1 TD – 2 receptions, 54 yards, 27 yard average, 1 TD
New Orleans Saints 21 vs Kansas City Chiefs 27

Devonta Freeman, 2014 Rookie (Florida State – 4th Round, 103rd Overall) Atlanta Falcons
Week 7 Stats: 15 carries, 58 yards, 3.9 average – 5 reception, 42 yards, 8.4 yard average
San Diego Chargers 33  vs Atlanta Falcons 30

Tevin Coleman, 2015 Rookie (Indiana – 3rd Round, 73rd Overall) Atlanta Falcons
Week 7 Stats: 8 carries, 67 yards, 8 average, 1 TD – 1 reception, 10 yards
San Diego Chargers 33  vs Atlanta Falcons 30

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