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Jacquizz Rodgers | Running Back

Team: Atlanta Falcons
Age / DOB:  (24) / 2/6/1990
Ht / Wt:  5'6' / 196
College: Oregon State
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Jacquizz Rodgers rushed eight times for 33 yards and caught five passes for 31 yards in Saturday's preseason game against the Titans.
With Steven Jackson (hamstring) still sidelined, Rodgers started and handled the vast majority of first-team work. Antone Smith mixed in sparingly and Devonta Freeman got just one series to himself. It's clear that Quizz, now in his fourth year with the Falcons, has the faith of the coaching staff even though they are aware of his talent limitations. He'd lead a committee approach if Jackson misses any time early in the season. In three preseason games, Rodgers has 18 carries for 66 yards with one touchdown and five catches for 31 yards. Aug 23 - 9:33 PM

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Jacquizz Rodgers rushed seven times for 20 yards and a touchdown in Atlanta's preseason opener Friday night.

He started with Steven Jackson (hamstring) on the shelf. Quizz split time with Antone Smith, while struggling rookie Devonta Freeman worked as the No. 3 back through Atlanta's rotation. We've seen what Rodgers has to offer at the NFL level, and it's not much beyond scatback duties. If Atlanta is going to have a viable running game this season, it won't be because of Rodgers.
Aug 8 - 8:45 PM

Jacquizz Rodgers is battling rookie Davonta Freeman for No. 2 RB duties.

Through three NFL seasons, Rodgers has averaged a paltry 3.63 YPC as an alleged change-of-pace back. We're expecting Freeman to perform far better with the gig. Even with Steven Jackson nearing the end of the line, there's not much Dynasty value in holding Rodgers.
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 18 - 10:30 AM

Jacquizz Rodgers has hit escalators resulting in a 2014 cap number of $1.436 million.

Thanks to playing on at least 35 percent of the Falcons' snaps in two of his first three NFL seasons, Rodgers' 2014 base salary has jumped from $645,000 to $1.389 million. Steven Jackson also carries a 2014 cap figure of $4.166 million and Jason Snelling will count $1.733 million. It's a lot to pay a largely ineffective running back corps, but the Falcons are well under the 2014 projected cap. They'll likely keep Rodgers as a change-of-pace option behind Jackson.
Source: ESPN
Jan 20 - 12:32 PM

Jacquizz Rodgers (concussion) has been ruled out for Week 17.

Jason Snelling and Antone Smith will share backup duties behind Steven Jackson against the Panthers. Rodgers' third NFL season ends with 673 total yards and four all-purpose touchdowns. Although Rodgers is a largely effective change-of-pace back, the Falcons do not internally view him as a future feature runner, severely capping his long-range fantasy ceiling. He's also yet to clear 4.0 YPC in any of his three years as a professional.
Fri, Dec 27, 2013 01:51:00 PM

Jacquizz Rodgers (concussion) has yet to be cleared for Week 17.

Rodgers remained out of practice Thursday, and is unlikely to be cleared in time for Sunday's finale. It means Steven Jackson will be backed up by Jason Snelling and Antone Smith against the Panthers.
Thu, Dec 26, 2013 04:47:00 PM

Jacquizz Rodgers (concussion) did not practice Wednesday.

Rodgers suffered a concussion in Monday night's loss to the 49ers and will be in a race to get cleared for Week 17. His status will be updated again on Thursday.
Wed, Dec 25, 2013 04:18:00 PM

Jacquizz Rodgers exited Monday night's game against the 49ers and is being evaluated for a concussion.

Rodgers caught a fourth-quarter screen pass and took a helmet-to-helmet hit from Aldon Smith. It wasn't a vicious blow, but it was enough to send Rodgers to the locker room. Jason Snelling and Antone Smith are Steven Jackson's backups. Rodgers rushed for ten yards on three carries and caught three passes for another 15 yards before leaving.
Mon, Dec 23, 2013 11:12:00 PM

Jacquizz Rodgers rushed for 17 yards on four carries and caught four passes for 24 yards in Week 15 against the Redskins.

With Antone Smith out with a knee injury, Rodgers handled all of the change-of-pace duties behind Steven Jackson. He's not a fantasy option.
Sun, Dec 15, 2013 07:29:00 PM

Jacquizz Rodgers rushed seven times for 14 yards and caught three passes for 33 yards in the Falcons' Week 14 loss to Green Bay.

Change-of-pace back Rodgers had a few more touches than usual because Antone Smith departed with a knee injury. Quizz is a Steven Jackson handcuff only as it pertains to fantasy football Weeks 15 and 16.
Sun, Dec 8, 2013 04:28:00 PM

Jacquizz Rodgers rushed four times for 12 yards and caught one pass for 11 yards in Sunday's Week 13 win over the Bills.

Rodgers played sparingly as Antone Smith and Jason Snelling both got some change-of-pace snaps behind workhorse Steven Jackson. It's nothing new. Over the last four games, Quizz has totaled 25 touches from scrimmage. He's nothing more than a weak handcuff to Jackson.
Sun, Dec 1, 2013 08:20:00 PM

Jacquizz Rodgers rushed three times for seven yards in Atlanta's Week 12 loss to the Saints, adding two catches for 31 yards.

Rodgers was a pure change-of-pace option, getting out-touched 19-5 by Steven Jackson. He also ceded some passing-down work to Jason Snelling, further diluting his already faded FLEX value. If you're still trotting 'Quizz out in a 14-team league, it's long past time to move on.
Fri, Nov 22, 2013 12:31:00 AM

Jacquizz Rodgers (ankle) is listed as probable for Thursday night's Week 12 game against the Saints.

Rodgers was upgraded to full participation on Wednesday after being limited Monday and Tuesday. He'll be all systems go but isn't even a flex option.
Wed, Nov 20, 2013 05:49:00 PM

Jacquizz Rodgers (ankle) remained limited in Tuesday's practice.

Rodgers' injury isn't believed to be more than a minor tweak, so he should be active for Thursday's game against the Saints. His status will be updated on Wednesday. Averaging just 7.5 touches for 41 yards from scrimmage over his past four games, Rodgers is little more than a desperation FLEX option.
Tue, Nov 19, 2013 04:03:00 PM

Jacquizz Rodgers (ankle) was limited in Monday's practice.

We didn't notice Rodgers suffer any injuries Sunday, but he did sit and watch Antone Smith and the backups for much of the fourth quarter with the Falcons getting blown out. Rodgers should be fine, but he could lose reps to Smith.
Mon, Nov 18, 2013 09:12:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Matt Ryan
2T.J. Yates
3Sean Renfree
RB1Steven Jackson
2Jacquizz Rodgers
3Antone Smith
4Devonta Freeman
GLB1Steven Jackson
2Jacquizz Rodgers
3RB1Steven Jackson
2Jacquizz Rodgers
FB1Patrick DiMarco
WR11Julio Jones
2Devin Hester
3Courtney Roby
4Drew Davis
WR21Roddy White
2Harry Douglas
3Eric Weems
4Bernard Reedy
WR31Harry Douglas
TE1Levine Toilolo
2Bear Pascoe
K1Matt Bryant