2016 NFLPA Rookie and Key Player Watch - NFL Week #92016 NFLPA Rookie and Key Player Watch – NFL Week #9 – 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 NFLPA Rookie and Key Player Watch – NFL Week #9

Trevor Siemian, 2015 RC (Northwestern – 7th Round, 250th Pick) Denver Broncos
Week 9 Stats: 18-of-37, 283 yards, 48.6%, 2 TDs, 1 INT – Passer Rating 81.3
Denver Broncos 20 vs Oakland Raiders 30
Key Rookie Card(s): 2015 Panini Contenders Rookie Ticket Autograph

Carson Wentz, 2016 RC (North Dakota State – 1st Round, 2nd Pick) Philadelphia Eagles
Week 9 Stats: 27-of-47, 364 yards, 57.4%, 0 TD, 2 INTs – Passer Rating 64.5
Philadelphia Eagles 23 vs New York Giants 28

Dak Prescott, 2016 RC (Mississippi State 4th Round, 135th Pick) Dallas Cowboys
Week 9 Stats: 21-of-27, 247 yards, 77.8%, 3 TD, 0 INT – Passer Rating 141.8 – 4 carries, 20 yards
Dallas Cowboys 35 vs Cleveland Browns 10

Cody Kessler, 2016 RC (USC – 3rd Round, 93rd Pick), Cleveland Browns
Week 9 Stats: 19-of-21, 207 yards, 70.4%, 1 TD, 0 INT – Passer Rating 104.4% – 2 carries, 11 yards
Dallas Cowboys 35 vs Cleveland Browns 10

Marcus Mariotta, 2015 RC (Oregon – 1st Round, 2nd Pick) Tennessee Titans
Week 9 Stats: 27-of-43, 313 yards, 56.3%, 3 TDs, 2 INTs – Passer Rating 88.6 – 3 carries, 14 yards, 1 TD
Tennessee Titans 34 vs San Diego Chargers 43

Jameis Winston, 2015 RC (Florida State – 1st Round, 1st Pick) Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Week 9 Stats: 23-of-37, 261 yards, 62.2%, 3 TDs, 0 INT – Passer Rating 110.3 – 2 carries, 14 yards
Atlanta Falcons 43 vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers 28

Running Backs – 2016 NFLPA Rookie and Key Player Watch – NFL Week #8

Jay Ajayi, 2015 Rookie (Boise State – 5th Round, 149th Overall) Miami Dolphins 
Week 9 Stats: 24 carries, 111 yards, 4.6 average, 1 TD – 3 receptions, 19 yards, 6.3 yard average
New York Jets 23 vs Miami Dolphins 27

Ezekiel Elliott, 2016 Rookie (Ohio State – 1st Round, 4th Pick) Dallas Cowboys
Week 9 Stats: 18 carries, 92 yards, 5.1 average, 2 TDs – 1 receptions, 5 yards
Philadelphia Eagles 23 vs Dallas Cowboys 29

Derrick Henry, 2016 Rookie (Alabama, 2nd Round, 45th Pick) Tennessee Titans
Week 9 Stats: Did not play, injured
Tennessee Titans 34 vs San Diego Chargers 43

Jordan Howard, 2016 Rookie (Indiana – 5th Round, 150th Pick) Chicago Bears
Week 9 Stats: Did not play
Bye Week

Melvin Gordon, 2015 Rookie (Wisconsin – 1st Round, 15th Pick) San Diego Chargers
Week 9 Stats: 32 carries, 196 yards, 6.1 average, 1 TDs – 4 reception, 65  yards, 16.3 yard average
Tennessee Titans 34 vs San Diego Chargers 43

David Johnson, 2015 Rookie (Northern Iowa – 3rd Round, 86th Overall) – Arizona Cardinals
Week 9 Stats: Did not play
Bye Week

Devonta Freeman, 2014 Rookie (Florida State – 4th Round, 103rd Overall) Atlanta Falcons
Week 9 Stats: 17 carries, 77 yards, 4.5 average – 2 reception, 28 yards
Atlanta Falcons 43 vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers 28

Wide Receivers/Tight Ends – 2016 NFLPA Rookie and Key Player Watch – NFL Week #8

Michael Thomas, 2016 Rookie (Ohio State – 2nd Round, 47th Pick) New Orleans Saints
Week 9 Stats: 5 receptions, 73 yards, 14.6 yard average, 2 TDs
New Orleans Saints 41 vs San Francisco 49’ers 23

Cameron Meredith, 2015 Rookie (Illinois State – Undrafted) Chicago Bears 
Week 9 Stats: Did not play
Bye Week

Sterling Shepard, 2016 Rookie (Oklahoma – 2nd Round, 40th Pick) New York Giants
Week 9 Stats: 3 receptions, 50 yards, 16.7 yard average, 1 TD
Philadelphia Eagles 23 vs New York Giants 28

Will Fuller, 2016 Rookie (Notre Dame – 1st Round, 21st Pick) Houston Texans
Week 9 Stats: Did not play
Bye Week

Sammie Coates, 2015 Rookie (Pitt – 3rd Round, 87th Overall) Pittsburgh Steeler
Week 9 Stats: 0 receptions, 0 yards
Pittsburgh Steelers 14 vs Baltimore Ravens 21

On the Radar – 2016 NFLPA Rookie and Key Player Watch – NFL Week #9

Jalin Marshall, 2016 Rookie (Ohio State – Undrafted) New York Jets
Week 9 Stats: 3 receptions, 59 yards, 19.7 average, 1 TD
New York Jets 23 vs Miami Dolphins 27

C.J. Prosise, 2016 Rookie (Notre Dame – 3rd Round, 90th Overall) Seattle Seahawks
Week 9 Stats: 3 carries, 9 yards – 1 reception 6 yards
Buffalo Bills 25 vs Seattle Seahawks 31

Theo Riddick, 2013 Rookie (Notre Dame – 6th Round, 199th Overall) Detroit Lions 
Week 9 Stats: 14 carries, 70 yards, 5.o average – 1 receptions, 6 yards
Detroit Lions 22 vs Minnesota Vikings 16

Tevin Coleman, 2015 Rookie (Indiana – 3rd Round, 73rd Overall) Atlanta Falcons
Week 9 Stats: Did not play, injured
Atlanta Falcons 43 vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers 28

Austin Hooper, 2016 Rookie (Stanford – 3rd Round, 81st Pick) Atlanta Falcons
Week 9 Stats: 3 reception, 46 yards, 15.1 yard average, 1 TD
Atlanta Falcons 43 vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers 28

2016 NFLPA Rookie and Key Player Watch – NFL Week #9

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