Impact Rookies - Offense

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  1. Wyrmreaver

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    Whats up MBA!

    Here is a look at the rookies out there who are contributing to their teams, some are expected, some are surprises and some are disappointing so far.
     
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    There are only two guys with any playing time, the top two picks in the draft, Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota

    upload_2015-11-14_10-26-37.jpeg Jameis Winston has been really solid. He clearly has an elite level of arm talent to go along with enough mobility to scramble if he needs to. On the year he has led his team to a 3-2 start. Jameis is completing 58% of his throws for 1509 yards (over 300 per game!) and has already tossed 14 TDs, the downside for this kid is the 12 INTs, but the early signs are good for Bucs fans.
    WK 13 Update: Famous Jameis has thrown for a whopping 4191 yards, almost 350 yards per game and an MBA best 35 TDs. Interception concerns remain as his 27 INTs are second worst in the league. Jameis has clearly stepped up and despite the mistakes appears to be a legitimate star in the making. An unsettled coach/owner situation could become a concern, but for now, Winston looks to have arrived.

    [​IMG] Marcus Mariota is off to a rough start. This kid can be one of the elite dual threat QBs in the MBA with his speed and while he doesnt have a cannon, he is an accurate thrower, particularly on short and intermediate routes. The Titans have struggles to a 1-3 start and the rookie QB has mirrored those struggles. He has just 829 yards (barely 200 per game) on the year on 56% completions and while the 8 TDs are nice, the 10 INTs are the story. Also, with his athleticism, only having 64 rushing yards through 4 games is a bit of a disappointment as well.
    WK 13 Update: Mariotta has certainly struggled some to integrate into a pro style offense after running a college spread attack at Oregon. The team limited what they asked and he has only passed for about 180 yards a game with 17 TDs and 17 INTs. After a coach/owner situation, Mariotta looks to have more stability in his second year as an injury has cut his rookie campaign short. The jury is still out, but Mariotta looks like he could and should develop into a dual threat QB assuming he can keep his turnovers under control.
     
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    Everyone expected Todd Gurley and Melvin Gordon to contribute right away, but there are quite a few HBs who have stepped up for their teams and are getting the rock consistently.

    upload_2015-11-14_10-37-37.jpeg Jeremy Langford came in after Matt Forte was hurt in week one and may have stole the star veterans job! Langford lacks elusiveness but is fast and powerful for his size, able to fight for tough yards. He is the #2 leading rusher in the MBA so far with 741 yards (5.9 avg) and 9 TDs through 5 games. He has also caught 10 passes for another 126 yards and a TD as he sets the bar for the rookie runners.
    WK 13 Update: Langford has continued to take the league by storm, having rushed for 1,558 yards and 18 TDs (tied to lead MBA) through 13 games. The Matt Forte era has ended and the Langford era has begun in the Bears backfield as Langford continues to break big runs and fight for tough yards.

    upload_2015-11-14_10-41-8.jpeg Melvin Gordon was so productive in college that people just knew he would be a solid pro. He's not a power back, but he is pretty darn good at everything with speed and enough power not to be a liability in short yardage. All he's done as a rookie is be the MBAs third leading rusher at 672 yards (5.7 avg) with 4 TDs and another 92 yards receiving. The big question for Gordon is will he continue to produce at this level now that the team is without an owner.
    WK 13 Update: Gordon has slowed the breakneck pace he started the year on, but his rookie campaign has been a rousing success in San Diego. Melvin has 1,136 rushing yards and 9 TDs to date and if the chargers are able to reload with young talent the sky is the limit for this kid.

    upload_2015-11-14_10-46-48.jpeg Karlos Williams is a big powerful back who the Bills use as a change of pace to Shady McCoy. All he has done in that role is score 5 TDs, average 6.5 yards per attempt and gain 385 yards. If he continues to produce like this, the Bills 1-2 punch will give defensive coordinators ulcers for the whole cycle.
    WK 13 Update: Williams has flourished as the thunder to McCoys lightening up in Buffalo. This kid has scored 14 TDs and is averaging an impressive 5.7 yards per carry on the way to 695 yards on the year so far. Williams success bides well for the Bills future, which appears bright for now.

    upload_2015-11-14_10-51-2.jpeg Ameer Abdullah is off to a good start despite the Lions being winless through 6 games. If Abdullah can get quality ownership to back him he could be even better in teh back half of the season. So far hes gained 378 yards, averaging 4.2 per attempt and finding the endzone 3 times. He has also contributed in the passing game, catching 15 balls for 106 yards and 2 more TDs
    WK 13 Update: Unfortunately for Abdullah, an ownership vacancy and injuries have derailed what was looking like a promising first year.

    [​IMG] Todd Gurley has had what can only be categorized as a disappointing rookie campaign so far. In terms of skills this kid has it all, speed, power, make you miss ability. On the year, Gurley has only managed 3.5 yards per rush for 262 yards and only a single TD.
    WK 13 Update: Gurley has struggled his way through a poor ownership situation to 606 yards on the season. Word is that the team has been acquired by an active owner and Gurley should certainly benefit and possibly become the centerpiece of this offense next season.

    upload_2015-11-14_10-59-33.jpeg TJ Yeldon won the starting HB job in camp, but his struggles have mirrored the teams 1-4 start. Yeldon is a big strong back who can be the power option in a 2 back attack with Denard Robinson. So far, Yeldon has gained just 254 yards with a TD and only 3.5 yards per carry. Yeldon also has 16 catches for 88 yards and a TD.
    WK 13 Update: Once the Ownership situation in Jaccksonville was resolved Yeldon began to emerge. On the year he has over 1,100 total yards from scrimmage and has found the endzone 7 times. His 48 receptions have shown that he has the ability to be an effective safety valve for the Jags.
     
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    There are of course a couple of big names from the draft who are making a splash there are some unexpected contributors and some players who have struggled unexpectedly.

    [​IMG] Kevin White has been great as the #2 option opposite Alshon Jeffery. His 7.7 RAC average is tops among rookies proving his explosiveness after the catch. He leads all rookies with 29 catches for 519 yards and he has scored 4 TDs.
    WK 13 Update: White has continued his impressive rookie season in Chicago with 65 catches for 1,188 yards and 8 TDs through 13 games. His impressive 9.3 RAC average proves how dangerous he can be after the catch with his explosive speed

    upload_2015-11-14_11-17-44.jpeg Amari Cooper is everything that the Raiders hoped he could be when they drafted him. He leads his team with 28 receptions for 477 yards and 4 TDs and is a big reason that this team has started the year at 4-1.
    Week 13 Update: Though not on the same pace as he was earlier in the year, Amari has put together an impressive rookie season, catching 60 balls for 908 yards and 7 scores and leading his team to the #1 seed in the AFC through 12 games.

    [​IMG] Chris Conley has emerged as the number one option in KC. Conley is fast and has elite leaping ability and good size but he needs to be a more polished pass catcher, but he has been productive despite his flaws. Conley has 19 catches for 489 yards and 6 TDs.
    WK 13 Update: Conley has continued to be the #1 target, particularly in the vertical game down in KC. 38 catches for 979 yards (impressive 25.8 per catch) and 11 TDs. The Chiefs have struggled, but Conley has been a bright spot for the club.

    upload_2015-11-14_11-31-27.jpeg Breshad Perriman is one of the fastest players in the MBA. While Perriman has had a nice rookie season so far, leading his team with 22 catches for 358 yards, he hasn't really shown his elite speed and has only found the endzone once.
    WK 13 Update: Perriman continues to lead his teams balanced passing attack with 45 catches for 761 yards and 3 TDs. Baltimore is in the hunt for the #1 seed in the AFC and if Perriman can take the next step this team could become even more dangerous.

    Nelson Agholar, Devin Funchess, Devin Smith, and Dorial Green Beckham are all rookie WRs who could be helping their teams more but have been disappointing so far.
     
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    Wyrmreaver is there anyway to setup another twitter account for the DaddyLeague page? I'm a very active person on twitter and feel I could make a positive impact there.
     
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    Yeah, if you make a twitter handle specifically to talk about MBA we can link it to the daddyleagues page
     
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    I am going to try to get Jay Ajayi and DeVante Parker in the mix more offensively.

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    I feel both of these guys can be effective and help this year.
     

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    Done. Find me @TylersTakeMBA
     
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    I was actually pretty surprised that Parker hadn't been a bigger contributor already. :)
     
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    Can we get this linked to daddyleagues please. :)
     
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    Yeah I tried last game and he cost me. Drops and not playing the ball correctly led to two picks. Ill keep trying! lol
     
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    Updated for week 13 :)
     
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