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Jay Rodriguez | Forward

Team: Southampton
Age / DOB:  (25) / 7/29/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 154

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Rumors are out that Manchester City could make a bid on Southampton forward Jay Rodriguez.
Rodriguez is still recovering from a set-back that he suffered in his recovery from a torn ACL but is supposed to return soon and there are questions about how he'd fit at Southampton. With the club employing Dusan Tadic, Shane Long, Sadio Mane, and newcomer Eljero Elia at Rodriguez's position, it's not out of the question that they may decide to cash in £20m for the forward. Jan 14 - 12:26 PM
Source: Daily Echo

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Jay Rodriguez has suffered a small setback in his recovery from an ACL tear and had to undergo a second operation.

The Southampton forward went through a fairly routine second operation to aid his rehab following ACL reconstruction. He had initially hoped to return in December but the operation now delays his return to the new year, likely sometime in January. This is concerning for Southampton fans but ACL surgeries have gone a long ways and Rodriguez has a great chance of recovery. He has been out since April 5th.
Source: DailyEcho
Thu, Nov 20, 2014 08:05:00 PM

Southampton have completed the signing of Italian striker Graziano Pelle from Feyenoord.

Pelle has established himself as a prolific scorer in Holland, scoring 55 goals in 65 games under current Southampton manager Ronald Koeman in the Eredivisie. Koeman has decided to bring his star man along for the Premier League ride and Pelle will have every opportunity to prove his worth. Southampton have no clear strikers and forward Jay Rodriguez is injured for the beginning of the season. Pelle can be a good fantasy choice for those looking outside of the ordinary, especially since he'll likely be available for a reduced price.
Sat, Jul 12, 2014 01:26:00 PM

Jay Rodriguez's recovery from an ACL tear is going well and the Southampton forward is aiming to return in December.

Rodriguez is pleased with how his recovery has went thus far and says he wants to be fit to face his old club Burnley when Southampton face them in December. Rodriguez tore his ACL in April and the initial recovery timetable was set at around six months, consistent with his desired December return. Rodriguez was a big part of what Southampton did last season and he'll be relied upon even more this season, especially with the departure of Rickie Lambert.
Source: Sky Sports
Mon, Jun 23, 2014 05:14:00 PM

Southampton have confirmed the fear that Jay Rodriguez has ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament.

Rodriguez fell down awkwardly in Southampton's match against Manchester City over the weekend and the initial fears were of a serious knee injury. The torn ACL is now confirmed and Rodriguez is set to miss around six months. He is out for the season and will not be in contention for a World Cup spot this summer. We wish Jay a speedy recovery. James Ward-Prowse replaced Rodriguez after the injury and he is expected to start Southampton's next match. Ward-Prowse is a capable fantasy contributor that only costs £ 7.92M. He can be worth the price when the matchup is right.
Mon, Apr 7, 2014 01:32:00 PM

Southampton and England striker Jay Rodriguez suffered what looked like a serious knee injury in the defeat at Manchester City.

Rodriguez was in tears as he was carried from the pitch on a stretcher, clearly fearful that the injury could keep him out of this summer's World Cup. The striker - who has scored 17 goals this season - landed awkwardly on his right knee after leaping up in the air to control the ball midway through the first half and initial fears are he could face a lengthy spell on the sidelines.
Source: BBC Sport
Sat, Apr 5, 2014 10:49:00 AM

Jay Rodriguez scored the game winning goal for Southampton in a 1-0 win over Crystal Palace.

An overall quiet game finished with only one goal as Saints take home the three points. The clean sheet is a nice addition for fantasy managers who invested in Southampton's defense or goalkeeper. The Saints look solid in the back once again and can be relied on for fairly consistent clean sheets. Adam Lallana played fairly well but finished with only 2 fantasy points, disappointing fantasy managers.
Source: Sky Sports
Sat, Mar 8, 2014 11:55:00 AM

Jay Rodriguez and Rickie Lambert dominated Cardiff City to get Southampton back on the winning side.

Jay Rodriguez had two goals and an assist while Lambert had an assist and a goal to give the Saints a 3-0 win. The Saints had struggled to win lately as they've battled injuries and suspensions in the midst of a very tough schedule. They will be without Morgan Schneiderlin next game as the midfielder picked up his fifth yellow card and will serve a one match ban against Everton.
Source: Sky Sports
Thu, Dec 26, 2013 11:54:00 AM

Jay Rodriguez scores again to help Southampton steal a point on the road at St James' Park.

Newcastle's Yoan Gouffran gave his team the lead early with a rather composed finish in the 27th minute, but F Jay Rodriguez got one back for the Saints midway through the second half to help Southampton remain in 8th place. Both teams had chances to take all three points with Loic Remy missing the target completely on one of the best opportunities of the entire match. Rodriguez's 65th minute equalizer was his sixth goal in the 2013 campaign and his third in the last four games. Reliable strikers can be hard to find sometimes, but the 24-year old has proven as of late that he's up for the challenge. All six of J.R.'s strikes have come within the last 10 games.
Source: NBC Sports
Sat, Dec 14, 2013 12:48:00 PM

Jay Rodriguez has been in great form for Southampton in the past few games despite the Saints slowing down.

Rodriguez has four goals in his last six games and is averaging almost 12 points per game over that span. Rodriguez is a good fantasy option while he continues to score at this rate but he is likely to slow down eventually.
Fri, Dec 6, 2013 05:23:00 PM

Southampton forward Jay Rodriguez scored to tie the game at 1-1 and earn the Saints an away point.

Southampton regrouped well after conceding the early goal from Begovic and deserved to tie the game. They could have won after pressuring in the second half but they had to settle with just a point after not being able to capitalize on their chances. Jay Rodriguez has been playing better as of late and has deservedly won a starting spot in the Saints lineup.
Source: SkySports
Sat, Nov 2, 2013 01:21:00 PM

Jay Rodriguez scored twice in the Saints' first preseason game against Unio Esportiva Llagostera.

Rodriguez was impressive and provided both goals in the Southampton 2-1 win. He should be a starter this season for the Saints and could provide enough goals to make him fantasy worthy. With that being said, if I had to pick a Saint for my fantasy team, it would be Rickie Lambert.
Source: DailyEcho
Wed, Jul 17, 2013 11:18:00 PM