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Jacquizz Rodgers | Running Back | #32

Team: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Age / DOB:  (27) / 2/6/1990
Ht / Wt:  5'6' / 205
College: Oregon State
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 5 (145) / ATL
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Jacquizz Rodgers rushed four times for 11 yards in the Bucs' preseason opener, adding one catch for five yards.
Suspended RB Doug Martin was the starter, but Quizz worked in with the first-team offense. Rodgers remains on track to start Weeks 1-3. Aug 11 - 8:29 PM

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Bucs GM Jason Licht said the team is leaning toward using a backfield committee during Doug Martin's three-game suspension.

The reporting on Tampa Bay's backfield has been all over the map, with reports ranging from this one to Jacquizz Rodgers having a chance to steal Martin's job during the first three weeks. The reality likely falls somewhere in the middle, meaning Rodgers will work as the lead back the first three weeks with Charles Sims, fifth-round rookie Jeremy McNichols, or both serving in a complementary role. Likely a starter for at least three games, Rodgers is a good pick in the double-digit rounds.
Source: ESPN
Jul 31 - 10:05 AM

According to ESPN Bucs reporter Jenna Laine, Jacquizz Rodgers stands a chance at unseating suspended RB Doug Martin for the starting job.

Per Laine, "there's always the possibility that Rodgers -- whom teammates have praised for exceptional vision and toughness and coaches love for his versatility -- could win the job (over Martin)." Rodgers will get a three-game audition in Weeks 1-3 after re-signing with the Bucs for two years and $3.3 million. Martin's role when he returns from suspension is to be determined.
Source: ESPN.com
Jul 30 - 1:09 PM

ESPN Bucs reporter Jenna Laine confirms the team is hoping Jacquizz Rodgers "can step in for Doug Martin these first three games."

Rodgers has mixed in with the first-team offense early in training camp. As Martin is suspended for Weeks 1-3, Rodgers is set up to start against Miami, Chicago, and Minnesota, all defenses that ranked in the bottom half of Football Outsiders' run-defense DVOA last year. Rodgers averaged well over 20 touches per game across five starts in 2016. Quizz is a very attractive fantasy pick at his double-digit-round Average Draft Position.
Source: ESPN.com
Jul 28 - 2:17 PM

Jacquizz Rodgers has dropped six pounds this offseason.

The lost weight has reportedly added quickness to his game. Quizz is slated to open the year as Tampa's starter with Doug Martin suspended Weeks 1-3.
Source: ESPN
May 18 - 8:20 PM

Bucs re-signed RB Jacquizz Rodgers to a two-year, $3.3 million contract.

ESPN's Jenna Laine reports the deal will go through "barring any surprises." It is a bit unusual Rodgers is not testing the free agent waters after his best season in the NFL, but perhaps he did not like what he heard at the Combine. Re-signing Rodgers gives the Bucs some much-needed depth at running back with Doug Martin suspended for the first three games of 2017. Of course, that assumes Martin is on the roster Week 1.
Source: ESPN
Mar 7 - 10:04 AM

Bucs GM Jason Licht said he'll work to re-sign free agent Jacquizz Rodgers.

With Doug Martin suspended the first three games of 2017 and his status with the team up in the air, the Bucs at least need to consider bringing back Rodgers as reliable depth. All things considered, Rodgers was Tampa Bay's best back last season after averaging 4.3 YPC and is still just 27. He should have options, but Rodgers could opt for familiarity with coach Dirk Koetter.
Mar 1 - 11:11 AM

The Bucs have "yet to reach out" to free agent Jacquizz Rodgers.

It suggests the Bucs are prepared to move on from Rodgers. Tampa could also be waiting for the market to be set before making an offer. Despite coming off a career year, 27-year-old Rodgers shouldn't generate much free agent interest. The Bucs may view Peyton Barber as an in-house replacement.
Feb 15 - 5:31 PM

Jacquizz Rodgers had 17 carries for 75 yards and caught one pass for four yards in Week 17 against the Panthers.

Rodgers came out of nowhere to start five games with Doug Martin and Charles Sims sidelined most the year. He was the Bucs' most productive runner, averaging 4.3 YPC. The Bucs could move on from Martin this offseason, but aren't going to be counting on Rodgers as their starter. An impending free agent, Rodgers should return as depth.
Jan 1 - 4:51 PM

ESPN Bucs reporter Jenna Laine expects Jacquizz Rodgers to get a "heavy workload" Week 17 against the Panthers.

It makes sense with Doug Martin suspended and Charles Sims (pectoral) on injured reserve, but it is still nice to get confirmation. Peyton Barber should steal some carries, but Rodgers is basically a lock for 15 touches. His worst finish this season when he gets at least 15 touches is RB18.
Source: ESPN
Fri, Dec 30, 2016 09:48:00 PM

Bucs coach Dirk Koetter said Monday that he "stands by" his decision to feature Jacquizz Rodgers in Week 16 against the Saints.

Koetter also remained noncommittal on the Week 17 status of Doug Martin, who was benched for performance and declared a healthy inactive at New Orleans. Rodgers managed 78 yards and a touchdown on 17 touches, but Koetter seems to believe he is more effective than Martin as the lead back with Charles Sims continuing to operate as a change-of-pace/passing-down specialist.
Mon, Dec 26, 2016 04:23:00 PM

Jacquizz Rodgers rushed 15 times for 63 yards and a touchdown in the Bucs' Week 16 loss to the Saints.

Rodgers added two catches for 15 additional yards. Stunningly named the Bucs' early-down back before the game over healthy scratch Doug Martin, Rodgers out-touched Charles Sims 17-7. It's unclear if Martin will be placed back on the shelf for Week 17, but we'd bet against it. Even were Martin to sit, Rodgers would be more RB3 than RB2 against the Panthers.
Sat, Dec 24, 2016 11:55:00 PM

Jacquizz Rodgers is inactive for Week 15 against Dallas.

Rodgers had just two carries behind Doug Martin last week. He's a healthy scratch with Charles Sims healthy. The rest of the Bucs inactives are OT Demar Dotson, WR Donteea Dye, OL Caleb Benenoch, DT John Hughes, and QB Ryan Griffin.
Sun, Dec 18, 2016 07:04:00 PM

Jacquizz Rodgers had two carries for zero yards in Tampa's Week 14 win over the Saints.

So much for Rodgers' increased role. Rodgers was a complete afterthought with Charles Sims (knee) back in the picture. Pro Football Focus charted him as playing 7-of-66 snaps. Rodgers will need injury to Sims or Doug Martin to come back on the fantasy radar.
Sun, Dec 11, 2016 07:57:00 PM

Florida Football Insiders' Roy Cummings believes "you could see" Jacquizz Rodgers "carrying the ball earlier and far more often" Week 14 against the Saints.

Cummings notes that Doug Martin is "still the lead back," but admits if Martin continues to struggle for yards like he has all season, OC Todd Monken could have a quick hook. Rodgers is averaging a healthy 4.4 YPC on the year, while Martin is sitting at 2.85 since coming back from a hamstring injury. Monken expressed frustration with the run game Wednesday and could be ready to do whatever it takes to get it on track. Martin is looking like a high-risk RB2/3, while Rodgers is nothing more than a flex option, though he has upside for more.
Thu, Dec 8, 2016 12:58:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Jameis Winston
2Ryan Fitzpatrick
3Ryan Griffin
4Sefo Liufau
RB1Jacquizz Rodgers
2Charles Sims
3Peyton Barber
4Jeremy McNichols
5Doug Martin
GLB1Jacquizz Rodgers
2Charles Sims
3RB1Jacquizz Rodgers
2Charles Sims
FB1Austin Johnson
2Quayvon Hicks
WR11Mike Evans
2Chris Godwin
3Josh Huff
4Freddie Martino
5Shaq Hill
WR21DeSean Jackson
2Adam Humphries
3Donteea Dye
4Bernard Reedy
5Bobo Wilson
WR31Adam Humphries
TE1Cameron Brate
2O.J. Howard
3Luke Stocker
4Alan Cross
5Tevin Westbrook
LT1Donovan Smith
2Leonard Wester
LG1Kevin Pamphile
2Evan Smith
3Josh Allen
4Michael Liedtke
C1Ali Marpet
2Joe Hawley
3James Stone
RG1J.R. Sweezy
2Caleb Benenoch
3Jarvis Harrison
RT1Demar Dotson
2Caleb Benenoch
3Korren Kirven
K1Nick Folk
2Zach Hocker