Week 8 Rookie Review
Oct 28th – Nov 3rd
Joe Burrow: 26/37 249 Yards 2 TDs, 3 rushes 9 yards
The Bengals are putting it together, led by Joe Burrow, the Bengals were able to pull out a win over the favored Tennessee Titans.
Burrow also set a NFL record with 221 completions through the first half of the season, most by a player in first 8 games in NFL history.
With it becoming a two-man race for ROTY between Burrow and Herbert look for both to continue to put up big numbers in pursuit of the award.
Justin Herbert: 29/43 278 yards 3 TDs 2 INTs, 3 Rushes 21 yards
Coming off his NFL Offensive Rookie of the Month award, Justin Herbert Continues to put up Big numbers.
He continues to develop with his WRs, now regularly showing off his impressive arm strength. He completed 13 consecutive passes week 8 in the first half with 3 TDs,
showing a glimpse of the potential to come.
Tua Tagovailoa :12/22 93 Yards 1 TD
Not the explosive start fans were looking for from Tua, however the team responded well with him under center, getting the W against the Rams.
Tua will continue to grow and develop with his teammates.
He has had the least time to work with his teammates of the Big three Rookie QBs, so while he may struggle early, make no mistake he is the future of the Dolphins.
Ben DiNucci: 21/40 180 yards, 5 rushes 22 yards
The Nucch got his first start week 8, he showed why he was selected in the 7th round, showing potential, but still far to raw to be effective at the NFL Level yet.
DiNucci is a project, look for Andy Dalton to regain his role as soon as he passes concussion protocol.
Zack Moss: 14 carries 81 yards 2 TDs
Finally back from a early season injury, Zack Moss put a hurting on the Patriots at the goal line.
Still very much a member of a RB committee with Devin Singletary, Look for Moss to claim the goal line work and possibly the top spot if he continues to perform like week 8.
Brandon Aiyuk: 8 Receptions 91 yards 1 TD
Taking over the role of injured Deebo Samuel, Aiyuk shined, Pulling in 8 receptions for 91 yards and a TD.
Already having a repour with Nick Mullens who will step into the Starting QB role for the 49ers, look for Aiyuk to continue being heavily involved in the offense going forward.
Chase Claypool: 5 receptions 42 yards 1 TD
Quickly becoming one of Big Bens favorite RedZone targets, Mapletron continues to see targets and continues to make the most of them.
Pulling down the go-ahead TD against division rival Ravens, Claypool continues to build trust with Roethlisberger.
J.K. Dobbins: 15 carries 113 yards, 1 reception 8 yards
J.K. Dobbins finally go a shot to run without Mark Ingram, and he delivered. Rushing for 113 yards and pulling in 1 reception for 8 yards.
While Ingram will be back sooner then later, Dobbins may have earned himself more opportunities going forward.
Darnell Mooney: 5 receptions 69 yards 1 TD
A pleasant surprise for the Bears, Mooney a fifth-round pick continues to exceed expectations for most fans.
Pulling in his second TD of the year, look for Mooney to continue to develop into a quality receiver for the Bears.
Deejay Dallas: 18 rushes 41 yards 1 TD, 5 receptions 17 yards 1 TD
Getting the start due to injuries to both Chris Carson and Carlos Hyde, Deejay Dallas Delivered for the Seahawks.
While not prolific in his impact he was able to find the endzone twice, helping the Seahawks come away with the W. With Carson and Hyde both looking to come back from injury, Dallas may be going back to a diminished role. He has shown the Seahawks that he is someone to be counted on and should be a factor with the Seahawks going forward in the future.
Jamycal Hasty: 12 carries 29 yards 1 TD
The starter going forward, Jamycal Hasty takes over a decimated Running back room. Hasty figures to be a bell cow RB in a Shanahan offense,
so look for some potentially big days in his immediate future.