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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 3-of-5 targets for seven yards Week 11 against the Vikings.
Rodgers is a touchdown-or-bust option. He did not score this week, so it was a bust. He could have more success on Thanksgiving against the Bears, but he is a desperation play in all but the deepest leagues. Nov 22 - 7:55 PM

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Richard Rodgers caught 5-of-5 targets for 32 yards and a touchdown.

Rodgers lost a concerning amount of work to Justin Perillo, who posted a 5-58-1 line, against Detroit, but he managed to find the end zone for the second game in a row. Rodgers has not topped 45 yards in any game this season and is the definition of touchdown-or-bust. He can be left on the wire.
Nov 15 - 6:03 PM

Richard Rodgers caught 5-of-9 targets for 19 yards and two touchdowns in Green Bay's Week 9 loss to the Panthers.

The 3.8 yards per catch is hard to pull off in this day and age, but the takeaway is that Rodgers has emerged as one of Aaron Rodgers' most trusted red zone weapons. Rodgers was completely blanketed on his first score, but made a tough-handed grab in the painted area. With half the year in the books, the sophomore tight end is on pace for 56/448/8. He's a plug-and-play TE2 for bye week crunches.
Nov 8 - 6:15 PM

Richard Rodgers caught 2-of-4 passes for 16 yards in Week 8 against the Broncos.

Rodgers was forced to block more this week with the Packers struggling to pass protect. His four targets were behind only Randall Cobb. Rodgers has a 23/205/2 line through eight weeks.
Nov 2 - 1:06 AM

Richard Rodgers caught 2-of-5 targets for 34 yards in the Packers' Week 6 win over the Chargers.

It could have been a bigger day for the tight end. He could only get one foot in bounds on what would have been a 36-yard gain, and was also targeted in the end zone by Aaron Rodgers another time. Rodgers is more of a weak TE2, who is extremely touchdown-dependent in this spread-the-wealth offense.
Oct 18 - 9:13 PM

Richard Rodgers caught 6-of-8 targets for 45 yards in Green Bay's Week 5 win over the Rams.

One of Rodgers' missed connections was a drop on a potential touchdown. The sophomore now has at least five grabs for 45 yards in each of his past two games. He's emerging as a safety valve, and low-end TE1, for Aaron Rodgers.
Oct 11 - 5:07 PM

Richard Rodgers caught 5-of-6 targets for 45 yards and a touchdown in Green Bay's Week 4 win over the 49ers.

It was arguably Rodgers' best game as a pro, as he consistently found the cushions in the 49ers' defense. Rodgers got free in the back of the end zone for Aaron Rodgers' lone touchdown of the day in the first quarter, sliding to make a nice grab. The sophomore finds himself on pace for 52/440/8 through four games. The yardage course should increase with Andrew Quarless (MCL) on I.R./return. Rodgers will be on the TE1 fringe against the Rams in Week 5.
Oct 4 - 8:00 PM

Richard Rodgers caught 2-of-4 targets for 15 yards in the Packers' Week 3 win over the Chiefs on Monday night.

Rodgers was an afterthought in the red zone with Randall Cobb having his way with the Chiefs, scoring three touchdowns. Rodgers remains a low-end TE2.
Sep 29 - 1:09 AM

Richard Rodgers caught 3-of-4 targets for 29 yards and a touchdown in the Packers' Week 2 win over Seattle.

Rodgers dominated snaps over Andrew Quarless, who finished without a target. He scored on a five-yard touchdown and caught a two-point conversion. Rodgers could have had a bigger game, but dropped a pass in the end-zone. With Davante Adams (ankle) at less than full health, Rodgers is a touchdown-dependent streaming option for Week 3.
Sep 21 - 1:14 AM

Richard Rodgers caught 3-of-3 targets for 27 yards in the Packers' Week 1 win over the Bears.

He was the clear pass-game tight end over Andrew Quarless, but Rodgers is obviously deep down the totem pole for targets. Rodgers also rushed one time for 11 yards. Rodgers won't be on the streaming radar Week 2 vs. Seattle.
Sep 13 - 5:10 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Aaron Rodgers
2Scott Tolzien
3Brett Hundley
RB1James Starks
2Eddie Lacy
3Alonzo Harris
GLB1Eddie Lacy
2James Starks
3RB1James Starks
2Eddie Lacy
FB1John Kuhn
2Aaron Ripkowski
WR11Randall Cobb
2Ty Montgomery
3Jeff Janis
WR21Davante Adams
2James Jones
3Jared Abbrederis
WR31James Jones
TE1Richard Rodgers
2Kennard Backman
3Justin Perillo
LT1David Bakhtiari
LG1Josh Sitton
2Lane Taylor
C1Corey Linsley
2J.C. Tretter
RG1T.J. Lang
2Josh Walker
RT1Don Barclay
2Bryan Bulaga
K1Mason Crosby