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Richard Rodgers | Tight End

Team: Green Bay Packers
Age / DOB:  (23) / 1/22/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 257
College: California
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Richard Rodgers caught one pass for 10 yards in the Packers' third preseason game.
Rodgers was mostly a non-factor, getting targeted on Brett Hundley’s pick-six. He drew a pass interference that set up a James Starks one-yard touchdown. With Jordy Nelson out for the year and Randall Cobb dealing with a shoulder injury, Rodgers is on the low-end TE2 radar. Aug 29 - 10:28 PM

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Richard Rodgers caught three passes for 30 yards and a touchdown in the Packers' second preseason game.

All of Rodgers targets were delivered by backup quarterback Scott Tolzien, but he did play with the first-team offense. Rodgers showed soft hands making a leaping grab on a poor throw by Tolzien on the touchdown and showed some athleticism to get his body turned and dive into the end zone. Coach Mike McCarthy talked up Rodgers' ability in the red zone earlier this week, and with Jordy Nelson (torn ACL) likely done for the year, Rodgers could be in line for more red-zone looks. He will not be consistent enough to be a regular starter, but he could have some streaming value.
Aug 23 - 3:55 PM

Packers TE Richard Rodgers has been a "frequent target" for Aaron Rodgers in the red zone at training camp.

Beat writer Rob Demovsky nominates the second-year tight end as his "breakout fantasy player" from the Packers. Rodgers split time with Andrew Quarless last season, playing 543 snaps to Quarless' 715. But Quarless is an inline player, while Rodgers is a bit more athletic and was eaten alive as a blocker. We doubt Rodgers sees more than 50 targets, but he could score a handful of TDs.
Aug 14 - 10:20 AM

Richard Rodgers is listed as the No. 1 tight end on the Packers' first depth chart of training camp.

It's notable because Rodgers played behind Andrew Quarless last year, handling about 500 regular season snaps to Quarless' roughly 650. Rodgers is an atrocious blocker, but it's possible the Packers are expecting him to become closer to a full-time player this year. Ultimately, the Packers' tight end position may prove in-season fool's gold, but it's still worth monitoring with Aaron Rodgers at quarterback. Richard currently has an undrafted ADP.
Aug 9 - 12:34 PM

ESPN Packers reporter Rob Demovsky said Green Bay is planning a "significant role in the passing game" for second-year TE Richard Rodgers.

This "plan" was in the works even before Andrew Quarless was arrested for firing a gun in public last week. Rodgers played fewer snaps than Quarless in 2014, but the pair basically split snaps down the stretch and in the playoffs. The Packers appear ready to keep Quarless around despite his legal issues, but Rodgers could seize the job with a strong training camp.
Jul 11 - 9:08 AM

The Packers believe TE Richard Rodgers can be a 50-catch player.

Rodgers posted 20-225-2 as a rookie while rotating with low-upside veteran Andrew Quarless. Both tight ends will be back again, as will high-volume slot man Randall Cobb. Rodgers is certainly worth tracking as a 6-foot-4 target playing with Aaron Rodgers, but it's telling that the team is hoping he can get around three catches per game.
Mar 23 - 8:07 AM

Richard Rodgers caught 4-of-5 targets for 35 yards in the Packers' NFC Championship Game loss.

Rodgers' five looks were four more than Andrew Quarless drew. A third-round pick, Rodgers spent his rookie year rotating snaps with Quarless, but showed some promise as a possession-type pass catcher. Rodgers lacks high-end athleticism, but has decent size (6-foot-4, 257) and hands. Playing with Aaron Rodgers keeps Richard on the dynasty-league radar as a TE2.
Jan 18 - 7:35 PM

Richard Rodgers was held without a catch in Green Bay's Week 14 win over Atlanta.

He was targeted one time, while Andrew Quarless hauled in 3-of-4 targets for 52 yards. Rodgers remains a hit-or-miss, low-upside TE2 for fantasy purposes.
Tue, Dec 9, 2014 01:21:00 AM

Richard Rodgers caught 2-of-2 targets for 35 yards and a touchdown in Green Bay's Week 13 win over the Patriots.

The third-round rookie has now scored in back-to-back games. Rodgers' touchdown came in the first quarter, as the Pack took the Pats by surprise by looking away from Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb and focusing on Rodgers and Davante Adams. Despite the TDs, Rodgers can't be considered a viable daily-league dart throw.
Sun, Nov 30, 2014 08:11:00 PM

Richard Rodgers had four catches for 58 yards in Week 8 against the Saints.

Andrew Quarless started, but Rodgers played a bigger role in the pass game. He was targeted five times, finishing with career highs in both catches and yards. Rodgers should be on watch lists, but remains off the fantasy radar.
Mon, Oct 27, 2014 01:42:00 AM

Richard Rodgers was held without a catch in Week 5 against the Vikings.

It was a step back after Rodgers had two catches for 52 yards in Week 4. He played behind Andrew Quarless, and remains the Packers' move tight end. Brandon Bostick was active this week, but didn't play any snaps.
Fri, Oct 3, 2014 01:01:00 AM

Richard Rodgers caught two passes for 52 yards in Sunday's Week 4 win at Chicago.

Rodgers appeared to be on his way to a big day early as he caught the first two passes of the game. But he then went back into his invisible state even though the Packers ran more "12" formations than usual. These were the first two catches of Rodgers' NFL career.
Sun, Sep 28, 2014 05:21:00 PM

The Green Bay Press-Gazette calls TE Richard Rodgers a "disaster" in the run game.

Perhaps the Packers could live with Rodgers' run-blocking woes if he was contributing in the pass game. But he has zero catches on one target through three games, losing snaps to Andrew Quarless in the process. Jermichael Finley's old spot has turned into a fantasy black hole.
Tue, Sep 23, 2014 10:41:00 AM

Richard Rodgers had zero catches on one target in Sunday's Week 2 win over the Jets.

The Packers no longer view the tight end spot as a pass-catching position in their offense. Rodgers rotated with Andrew Quarless (1-8-0 on two targets) and is well off the fantasy radar.
Sun, Sep 14, 2014 08:20:00 PM

TE Richard Rodgers wasn't targeted in the Packers' Week 1 loss to the Seahawks.

Rodgers got the start, but ended up drawing four fewer targets than Andrew Quarless. The only time Rodgers' name came up was when he suffered a second quarter neck stinger. Rodgers missed the final few minutes of the first half, but was back after the break. Rodgers shouldn't have many more zero-target nights, but is well off the re-draft radar.
Fri, Sep 5, 2014 12:41:00 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Aaron Rodgers
2Scott Tolzien
3Brett Hundley
RB1Eddie Lacy
2James Starks
3Rajion Neal
4John Crockett
5Alonzo Harris
GLB1Eddie Lacy
2James Starks
3RB1Eddie Lacy
2James Starks
FB1John Kuhn
2Aaron Ripkowski
WR11Randall Cobb
2Ty Montgomery
3Myles White
4Javess Blue
5Adrian Coxson
WR21Davante Adams
2Jeff Janis
3Jared Abbrederis
4James Butler
5Ed Williams
WR31Jeff Janis
TE1Richard Rodgers
2Andrew Quarless
3Justin Perillo
4Kennard Backman
5Mitchell Henry
K1Mason Crosby