Week 8: Monday Morning Collector


By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Football Editor

Veteran of the Week

Calvin Johnson, WR, Detroit Lions

Megatron nearly broke the single-game receiving yards record with 329 yards against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday. He added a touchdown in the 31-30 win.

Key cards
2007 Exquisite Collection #130 Calvin Johnson JSY AU RC
2007 Playoff National Treasures #107 Calvin Johnson JSY AU RC
2007 SP Authentic #291 Calvin Johnson JSY AU RC

Rookie of the Week

Andre Ellington, RB, Arizona Cardinals

Ellington had 154 yards and a touchdown on 15 touches in a 27-13 win over the Atlanta Falcons. It’s the first 100-yard rushing game of his career. Ellington was the only running back to break the mark this weekend. (The only other person to do it was Oakland quarterback Terrelle Pryor.)

Key cards
2013 Upper Deck Rookie Lettermen Autographs #RLAE Andre Ellington
2013 Finest Rookie Autograph Refractors #121 Andre Ellington
2013 Score Rookie Signatures #337 Andre Ellington

Breakout Player of the Week

Andy Dalton, QB, Cincinnati Bengals

Dalton has had an up-and-down career so far, showing signs that he could be a good quarterback in the league. Although, he’s had plenty of questionable moments.

On Sunday, Dalton completed 19-of-30 passes for 325 yards and five touchdowns against the Jets for Cincinnati’s fourth win in a row.

Key cards
2011 Exquisite Collection #145 Andy Dalton JSY AU
2011 Playoff National Treasures #326 Andy Dalton JSY AU RC
2011 Topps Chrome Rookie Autographs Refractors #51 Andy Dalton



  1. Bryan Holbrook 28 October, 2013 at 11:28

    I know that the Cleveland Browns are irrelevant to 99% of collectors, or at least we’re meant to think they are, but they never get any love from Beckett! Josh Gordon went off, again, for 125+ and a TD, and Jordan Cameron had another stellar day against a tremendous defense. I know neither had the day Megatron had, but these players are giving Cleveland fans hope at skill positions that this team hasn’t had since their re-birth. I’d love to see a piece in the future about unsung heroes like these two play for perennial dogs. A lot of talent is outside the major markets. In the NFL especially with the popularity of fantasy football, these players have become household names, especially TE’s.

    • Susan Lulgjuraj 28 October, 2013 at 12:05

      I don’t have anything against the Browns, and I saw the numbers Josh Gordon put up. I wasn’t ignoring him at all. (In fact, I wrote about him last year and picked him for MMC). I just happened to go with one person for each category this week.

      Cameron is also on our Hot List in the print magazine.

  2. rick 28 October, 2013 at 22:08

    No love for my homie Le’Veon Bell…… 3 TD and 93 yards agains Baltimore??? Go Green Go White!

  3. Artimus 30 October, 2013 at 00:53

    I know I’m biased because I’m a Saints fan, but Kenny Still was 3rd in the league in receiving yards and had a pair of TDs.

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