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Richard Rodgers | Tight End | #82

Team: Green Bay Packers
Age / DOB:  (24) / 1/22/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 257
College: California
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 3 (98) / GB
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Richard Rodgers caught 6-of-10 targets for 64 yards Week 9 against the Colts.
Despite entering the game with nine catches total on the season, Rodgers was targeted early and often in this one. He predictably failed to do much with the work, and the targets were likely game-plan specific considering how poorly the Colts cover tight ends. Despite the big game, Rodgers will not be worth using next week against the Titans, especially with Jared Cook (ankle) looking likely to return. Nov 6 - 8:37 PM

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Richard Rodgers caught 2-of-3 targets for 15 yards Week 6 against the Cowboys.

Rodgers is a touchdown-or-bust option, and the Packers are not scoring touchdowns. Cut him.
Oct 16 - 8:10 PM

Richard Rodgers caught 1-of-6 targets for five yards in Week 5.

Even with Jared Cook sidelined, Rodgers wasn't higher than the No. 4 pass-game option. He's just a touchdown-dependent streaming option for Week 6.
Oct 10 - 1:04 AM

Richard Rodgers had two catches for 25 yards in Week 2.

Rodgers played behind Jared Cook after out-targeting him in Week 1. He remains off the fantasy radar.
Sep 19 - 1:10 AM

Richard Rodgers caught 1-of-3 targets for 22 yards in Green Bay's Week 1 win over the Jaguars.

Rodgers out-targeted Jared Cook 3-2, which we suppose is a positive. Rodgers is one of Aaron Rodgers' favorite targets in the red zone, but his scores are too sporadic for anything other than low-end TE2 status.
Sep 11 - 6:09 PM

Packers TE Richard Rodgers caught his lone target for a gain of eight yards in Friday night's third preseason game.

Rodgers shed a bunch of weight this spring in hopes of improving his quickness, but he's still not remotely the athlete Jared Cook is. Rodgers is also well behind Cook on the depth chart based on Friday's preseason usage, playing just 12-of-26 snaps with the Aaron Rodgers group while Cook logged 19-of-26. Rodgers lacks re-draft appeal and should be an afterthought in Dynasty leagues.
Aug 27 - 1:02 AM

Richard Rodgers has slimmed down to 258 pounds after playing as high as 275 last season.

We already knew Rodgers was "noticeably trimmer." Now we know by how much. Rodgers said stopping was as hard as accelerating in 2015. Aaron Rodgers has taken notice of his better conditioning. "He's had a great offseason, and we're primed for him to continue to build on the things he's done in the first couple years." The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel has predicted Rodgers will remain the Packers' No. 1 tight end despite the addition of Jared Cook.
Jul 29 - 12:31 AM

Richard Rodgers played as heavy as 272 pounds last season, but was "noticeably trimmer" this offseason.

Rodgers, who is 6-foot-4, is listed at 257 pounds. 272 is obviously an unacceptable number for a 6-foot-4 tight end, especially one expected to catch passes. Either way, longtime Packers reporter Bob McGinn expects Rodgers to remain the Packers' No. 1 tight end even following the addition of Jared Cook. We're betting against Rodgers matching any of the numbers from his 58/510/8 2015 slash.
Jul 21 - 6:35 PM

Richard Rodgers said he put an emphasis on improving his "all-around" game this offseason.

Rodgers finished fifth among tight ends in touchdowns last season but his role is a bit uncertain heading into 2016. The Packers will likely use some two tight-end sets with Jared Cook and Rodgers, but it's up to Rodgers to round out his game by improving his shoddy run-blocking and sloppy route-running. Rodgers remains a boom-or-bust TE2 for fantasy purposes.
Source: packers.com
Jul 1 - 3:14 PM

Coach Mike McCarthy suggested the Packers are in the market for a tight end.

"Big people running down the middle of the field, I’ll make no secret about it," McCarthy said. "I think that’s a key to offensive success, whether that’s a big receiver or big tight end or a big man running down the middle of the field, making those safeties cover you." Incumbent tight end Richard Rodgers offers reliable hands, but he lacks the athleticism and after-catch ability to be a big-time factor down the seam. The Packers could utilize Jordy Nelson more in the slot as he comes back from a torn ACL, but they lack real talent outside as well. With the big names in free agency gone and lackluster talent available in the draft, Green Bay might be stuck with Rodgers for another season.
Source: ESPN
Mar 24 - 8:44 AM

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel expects Richard Rodgers to remain the Packers' starting tight end in 2016.

This year's draft is short on starter-ready tight ends, and Packers GM Ted Thompson annually forgoes free agency. Rodgers, 24, managed 510 yards on 58 catches last season, but did score eight TDs. Although Rodgers has severe athletic limitations and poses little threat after the catch, he could continue to flirt with fantasy relevance in 2016 due to Aaron Rodgers' quarterbacking.
Mar 8 - 11:40 PM

Richard Rodgers caught 5-of-8 targets for 45 yards in the Packers' Divisional Round loss to the Cardinals.

By Rodgers' standards, this was a solid game. It was only his second time with more than 12 yards since Week 13, and it was his fifth game with more than 35 yards all season. Rodgers finished the regular season with 510 yards on 58 receptions (8.8 YPR) with eight touchdowns. Almost 12 percent of his yards came on the Hail Mary touchdown Week 13. Rodgers will be no better than a low-upside TE2 next season.
Jan 17 - 1:34 AM

Richard Rodgers (hip) is listed as probable for Saturday's Divisional Round game against the Cardinals.

Rodgers was limited at practice this week. He was held to one catch against the Cardinals in Week 16. As usual, he'll be a touchdown-or-bust DFS option.
Jan 15 - 2:01 PM

Richard Rodgers (hip) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

The injury isn't a concern for Saturday's game. Rodgers won't be more than a touchdown-dependent DFS play for the Divisional Round.
Jan 13 - 5:10 PM

Richard Rodgers caught 2-of-4 targets for 11 yards in the Packers' Wild Card win over Washington.

A part-time player in Green Bay's offense, Rodgers failed to make any standout plays on Sunday as Aaron Rodgers more effectively worked the perimeter. Rodgers has some red-zone chops, but more often than not he's a small part of the Packers' passing game. Rodgers has topped 30 yards just twice in the last two months.
Jan 10 - 8:24 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Aaron Rodgers
2Brett Hundley
3Joe Callahan
RB1James Starks
2Christine Michael
3Ty Montgomery
GLB1Christine Michael
2James Starks
3RB1James Starks
2Ty Montgomery
FB1Aaron Ripkowski
WR11Jordy Nelson
2Davante Adams
3Trevor Davis
WR21Randall Cobb
2Geronimo Allison
WR31Davante Adams
TE1Richard Rodgers
2Jared Cook
LT1David Bakhtiari
2Jason Spriggs
LG1Lane Taylor
2Don Barclay
C1J.C. Tretter
2Corey Linsley
RG1T.J. Lang
RT1Bryan Bulaga
2Kyle Murphy
K1Mason Crosby