One Detroit Lions WR thinks rookie Jameson Williams is a budding ‘superstar’

The have not yet decided if will make his NFL debut Sunday against the , but the excitement is building for Williams’ return. Lions cornerback Jerry Jacobs called Williams’ playmaking ability “legit” after going against him in practice Thursday, and receiver predicted Williams will be a “superstar.” “I think we’re all excited, man,” Chark said. … Read more

Bold fantasy football predictions for Week 13: Rookie receivers ready to go off

Our analysts reveal their boldest fantasy predictions for Week 13. Which will come to pass? Burks continues late-season surge Scott Pianowski: I’m the most optimistic Iheart ranker on Treylon Burks, and that’s where I want to be. So often we see rookie skill players take a step forward in the late stages of the year, … Read more

Chiefs rookie Skyy Moore fumbled punt vs. Rams. This was his response right after

After stepping out of bounds, receiver Skyy Moore skipped four times and nodded, raising his arm to the crowd following an 18-yard reception against the . The extended celebration, in this instance, was understandable — especially considering what had just happened in the first quarter of . “That was right after the dropped punt, so … Read more

Pacers rookie Andrew Nembhard makes winning 3-pointer at buzzer

hits a buzzer-beating 3 from the left wing and the rally to beat the 116-115. Nembhard’s fourth 3 gave him 12 points as Indiana came back from a 17-point deficit. “It felt good coming off my fingers, that’s for sure,” the rookie told Bally Sports Indiana courtside after the game as his teammates showered him … Read more

Boucher well aware of Koloko’s rookie treatment from refs

On the latest episode of “Hustle Play with Chris Boucher”, Boucher details his advice to Christian Koloko on dealing with an unfriendly whistle from officials. The full episode can be watched on our YouTube channel or listened to on the Hustle Play podcast feed. Video Transcript – Slumps– like, what advice would you give to … Read more

Fantasy Football Rookie Fact or Fluke: Is Isiah Pacheco the Chiefs’ version of Tony Pollard?

Back in September, I wrote a bit about Novelty Bias, the inherent preference we have for all things new. In fantasy football, it applies mostly to rookies, but can also affect our evaluations of players on new teams (Allen Robinson), under new coaching regimes (, et al.) or less strongly when a player gets some … Read more

Top 5 rookie seasons in NHL history

Written by Staff Hockey fans love to scout new talent during the NHL draft, speculating how each new player will fit into their favourite teams. Some players take time to polish their skills, while others burst onto the scene, impressing everyone in their rookie seasons. NHL rookies come and go, but these five became etched … Read more

Mariners OF Julio Rodriguez wins AL Rookie of the Year, Braves’ Michael Harris II wins in NL

Julio Rodriguez was named AL Rookie of the Year on Monday following a breakout campaign that saw him exceed the enormous expectations that followed him to the Seattle Mariners. outfielder Michael Harris II won in the NL. Seattle called Rodriguez up after the conclusion of spring training. The 21-year-old outfielder was one of baseball’s top … Read more