By Grant Ramirez
Tyreek Hill, wide receiver, Kansas City Chiefs
Tyreek Hill came into this season with high expectations after exploding onto the scene as a rookie. He didn’t disappoint Week 1 against the Patriots, catching seven passes for 133 yards, including a 75-yard touchdown in which he threw up the peace sign to the New England defense on the way to the end zone. Hill added 5 yards on the ground.
Dez Bryant, wide receiver, Dallas Cowboys
Dez Bryant got off to a relatively slow start against the Giants, making only two catches for 43 yards. He could have had an easy touchdown in the first quarter after beating Janoris Jenkins inside on a slant; however, Dak Prescott’s pass was too high for Bryant. Jenkins gave Bryant some problems last season, and it was another good battle Sunday, with the two going at it.
Dan Bailey, kicker, Dallas Cowboys
Although he was still good last season, Dan Bailey fought through a herniated disc for much of the year. Now, he is healthy and looks to have returned to his dominant self. Bailey nailed all four of his field goal attempts to help Dallas come up with a 19-3 victory against the Giants on Sunday Night Football.
Chris Carson, running back, Seattle Seahawks
After being picked in the seventh round in the 2017 NFL Draft, Chris Carson earned his way into Seattle’s running back rotation with his play in training camp and preseason. While Thomas Rawls was out with an injury against the Packers on Sunday, Carson received the most snaps in the Seahawks’ backfield. Although he got only six carries, he impressed when given the opportunity, totaling 39 yards on 6 1/2 yards per carry. Carson also caught one pass for a 10-yard gain.
Emmanuel Ogbah, defensive end, Cleveland Browns
Emmanuel Ogbah had a solid season as a second-round rookie last year, totaling 5.5 sacks. Ogbah wasn’t active in the first week. Going up against a good Pittsburgh offensive line, Ogbah finished with only one tackle. He should get a lot of opportunities in the coming weeks with 2017 first-overall pick Myles Garrett returning from an ankle injury.