Top 25 NFL Rookies Heading into Week 10

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Top 25 NFL Rookies Heading into Week 10
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Giovani Bernard is one of multiple running backs to move up the Rookie Rankings this week.

More than halfway through the NFL season, it has started to become clear who the candidates for the NFL Rookie of the Year awards will be. Yet while some of the top rookies in the draft class have made big impacts for their teams all season and are jockeying for award position, some others are still emerging as standouts, and they are doing so quickly as the second half of the season moves into full swing.

Some of the biggest Week 9 rookie performances came from running backs. Mike James of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers was the league’s leader of the week with 158 rushing yards, while the Green Bay Packers' Eddie Lacy was not far behind with 150 yards.

St. Louis Rams running back Zac Stacy and Cincinnati Bengals running back Giovani Bernard, meanwhile, each scored two touchdowns and had more than 100 yards from scrimmage, including a whopping 178 from scrimmage for Stacy.

Having come into Week 9 with just 96 rushing yards on the season, James is going to need to string together some more impressive performances to work his way onto Bleacher Report’s NFL Rookie Rankings. Lacy, Bernard and Stacy, however, are all among those who moved up the list this week after standing out over the course of the weekend.


Note: All advanced statistics and snap counts, unless otherwise noted, were found using Pro Football Focus’ premium statistics database. A subscription is required to access the database.

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