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Jacquizz Rodgers | Atlanta Falcons | RB

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Fantasy Football Outlook: For a brief moment it looked as if Rodgers could be first in line for touches in Atlanta’s backfield with the team moving on from Michael Turner. Enter Steven Jackson and Rodgers is arguably in a worse situation then he was a year ago.

Jackson has more left in the tank than we saw from Turner a year ago and he’s a much better option out of the backfield in the passing game than Turner.

I’m not sold Rodgers will catch over 50 receptions this season, but he should stay active in that area. This should be a nice season for Jackson and Rodgers is a solid hand cuff option that could hold RB2 value if Jackson went down for a stretch.

Rushing Stats Receiving Stats
Attempts Yards TD Rec Yards TD
2013 Projected Stats 121 508 2 44 398 2
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Rushing Receiving
Year Age Tm G GS Att Yds TD Y/A Y/G A/G Rec Yds TD Fmb
2011 21 ATL 16 0 57 205 1 3.6 12.8 3.6 21 188 1 1
2012 22 ATL 16 0 94 362 1 3.9 22.6 5.9 53 402 1 0
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Summer of 2012: Fantasy Projections

With Michael Turner expected to see a reduced role, second year tailback Jacquizz Rodgers is primed for an expansion in the offense. Rodgers isn’t a pure explosive runner, and his size will likely hold him back from being a feature back, but it doesn’t mean he can’t be a valuable flex play, at some point.

Fellow backup Jason Snelling will play a role in third-down situations but his regression of carries last year (only 44) suggest the Falcons will hand over more of the running responsibility to Rodgers, when Turner is out of the game.

If Turner should get off to a slow start, or regress as he did last year, the Falcons may go with Rodgers as the starter, and at this point, he can be the type of player who helps you win a championship. Recent ADP rankings have Rodgers falling to the 49th running back off the board, and if he holds at this value, he will be a nice runner to stash in the later rounds of your draft.

While the Falcons have their shortcomings on offense, they are still a high-scoring group and project to be a playoff team once again, which should only help Rodgers chances of success.

Rushing Stats Receiving Stats
Attempts Yards TD Rec Yards TD
2012 Projected Stats 133 508 2 28 231 1

Summer of 2011: Fantasy Projections

With Jason Snelling re-signing with the Falcons, Jacquizz Rodgers will be pushed back to the No.3 tail back in Atlanta. Don’t expect much from Rodgers, although I love Rodgers as an option that could make some noise in fantasy leagues at some point in his career.

Rushing Stats Receiving Stats
Attempts Yards TD Rec Yards TD
2011 Projected Stats 46 212 1 14 101 0

June 2011

With Jason Snelling and Jerious Norwood both free agents and likely moving on to new teams, Jacquizz Rodgers stands to be the top change of pace backup for Michael Turner. Personally, it’s hard for me to rank Jacquizz Rodgers without a slated point of view because I’m from Oregon, and I love what this kid brings to the table.

Rodgers is an undersized back (didn’t fumble in over 900 touches in college) for the NFL, but he’s got a big heart and makes things happen when he touches the football. In his time with the Beavers, Rodgers was relatively healthy, which will be refreshing for Falcons’ fans to hear after all the injury problems Norwood had.

With Snelling looking for a bigger role with a new team, it should make both Turner and Rodgers more valuable fantasy options this season. Turner was clearly hurt but Snelling in the first half of last season, as the team gave Snelling work to keep Turner fresh. When Snelling went do for a stretch with an injury, Turner’s production bolted up, and he played like the running back many draft and expected as a first round pick.

Look for Rodgers to play well in his time on the field and if Turner should miss a few games, the Falcons could give Rodgers the bulk of work for a stretch. This would make him an electric pickup off the waiver wire as he has the skills to make big plays.

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