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Every week I will take a look at the rookie play to gage how some of the rookies were used.  I will then try to decide if you should pick these rookies up from your waiver wire or attempt to secure them in a trade.

Stevan Ridley rushed 10 times for 97 yards against the Raiders.  He was dancing in his first few carries, but decided to get serious and stuck his foot in the ground and ran in for a 33 yard TD. With Green-Ellis’ plodding running style, I would look for Ridley to get more of Bill Belicheck’s confidence and carries.  He still might be available in shallow leagues.

Last week’s rookie superstar, Torrey Smith, had one catch for one yard.  Smith did have 6 targets and had an opportunity in the end zone that didn’t work out.  He will be a matchup guy.  A lot of his value depends on the health of Lee Evans.  I wouldn’t drop someone to pick him up, but if you have him, hold. For the rest:


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