Week 9 Rookie Review
Justin Herbert: 28/42 326 Yards 2 TDs, 5 rushes 24 yards
Justin Herbert had another great outing, with a similar result, a loss for the chargers.
The team is still growing and developing with Herbert under center, but the numbers have already arrived for the offense.
It is a two-man race between Herbert and Burrow at this point for Rookie of the Year, a race that might come down to the very end.
Tua Tagovailoa: 20/28 248 yards 2 TDs, 7 rushes 35 yards
Tuanigamanuolepola Tagovailoa AKA Tua had his second start in week 9, and he delivered.
His first start was a tad shaky, but in his second start he looked good and in control.
He has had a rough start to his career, coming in injured and without a training camp of any sort, so look for him to continue to grow, at times, at an exponential rate.
With half the season left it may be to late for him to factor into ROTY but look for Tua to try to get into the conversation.
CeeDee Lamb: 4 rec 71 yards 1 TD
CeeDee Lamb responds after a down week 8, pulling in 4 receptions for 71 yards and a touchdown.
While the QB situation in Dallas makes Lambs consistency a toss-up, he has shown that he is a key factor in the offense and the team will look to get him and his explosive play ability involved.
Jerry Jeudy: 7 rec 125 yards 1 TD
Posting his first 100-yard game, Jerry Jeudy showed why he was touted as one of the best WR in the historic class.
Looking every bit a WR1 Jerry is still developing with Drew Lock, who had missed some time with a shoulder injury.
Look for him to continue putting up big numbers as he is the team’s primary weapon at WR the rest of the season.
Zack Moss: 9 rushes 18 yards 1 TD, 2 rec 30 yards
Finding the endzone for the 3rd time in 2 weeks, Zack Moss has seen higher utilization in the offense, getting 9 carries to Devin Singletarys 2.
Moss has seen a increase in his usage in the passing game as well, so look for his role to continue to increase going forward.
Clyde Edwards Helaire: 5 carries 14 yards, 3 rec 20 yards 2 TDs
Clyde Edwards has seen his usage drop a little in the last couple of weeks, however Patrick Mahomes has thrown 9 TDs in the last two weeks, so it could just be a scheme shift.
Clyde is still very involved in the offense, and Andy Reid is notorious for throttling down his RBs in mid-season to save them for the playoffs.
Look for Clyde’s usage to start ticking back up as we progress more into the season.
D’andre Swift: 13 carries 64 yards, 3 rec 33 yards
D’Andre Swift has been on a tear lately, seeing his usage rise every week.
He has now taken the role of lead back in the lions RB room, beating out Adrian Peterson and Kerryon Johnson.
While the committee is still intact, look for Swift to get the Lions share of the carries.
Antonio Gibson: 6 carries 20 yards 1 TD, 3 rec 35 yards
Antonio Gibson has taken over the lead back role for Washington, with the addition of Alex Smith at QB, look for Antonio Gibson to be used more in the running game and in the passing game with game manager Alex Smith.
James Robinson: 25 carries 99 yards 1 TD
Continuing his dark horse campaign for OROY, James Robinson looks to see increase usage with the addition of Rookie QB Jake Luton on the field.
Now with 7 TDs on the year and 805 total offensive yards, James Robinson continues to put the league on notice.
Jake Luton: 26/38 304 yards 1 TD 1 INT, 1 rush 13 yards 1 TD
Getting the start for a injured Gardner Minshew, Luton made the most of his opportunity, putting up 304 yards through the air and adding a rushing TD on the ground.
He was the first player since 1950 to have a 300+ passing yards, 25+ completions and 1 rushing TD in his first start.
He looks to keep the effort going next week against the Packers.