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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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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

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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

Richard Rodgers caught 7-of-8 targets for 59 yards and a touchdown in Sunday night's Week 17 loss to the Vikings.

Rodgers scored the Packers only touchdown on a 16-yard catch and run in the fourth quarter. It's the first time he's had more than a catch since Week 13. Rodgers isn't much of a factor in the pass game, but is Green Bay's top red-zone threat. He set career highs across the board with 58 catches, 510 yards, and eight scores. Rodgers is a touchdown-dependent DFS play for the Wild Card Round.
Jan 4 - 1:15 AM

Richard Rodgers caught 1-of-3 targets for two yards in the Packers' Week 16 loss to the Cardinals.

Rodgers had caught a total of three passes for 13 yards and one touchdown in the three games since posting an 8-146-1 line on Thursday Night Football in Week 13 when he caught the game-winning Hail Mary pass.
Sun, Dec 27, 2015 08:34:00 PM

Richard Rodgers caught 1-of-4 targets for seven yards in the Packers' Week 15 win over the Raiders.

Since his amazing Week 13 against the Lions, Rodgers has caught a total of two passes. The Raiders haven't been nearly as bad against tight ends as they were earlier in the season. Rodgers is a bottom-barrel TE2.
Sun, Dec 20, 2015 08:59:00 PM

Richard Rodgers caught 1-of-2 targets for three yards and a touchdown.

That's one way to make the most of your targets. Rodgers' red zone looks keep him in the top 15 mix, but he won't be a ceiling play for the final two weeks of the fantasy playoffs. That being said, he has a juicy Week 15 matchup in a Raiders defense that's struggled with tight ends for much of 2015.
Sun, Dec 13, 2015 08:24:00 PM

Aaron Rodgers said the team needs to continue giving Richard Rodgers "opportunities."

Rodgers had set career highs in both catches and yards last Thursday night against the Lions even before catching a 61-yard Hail Mary to win the game. Despite the big day, Rodgers is not a must-start option against Dallas. It is possible Andrew Quarless (knee, IR/recall) will return this week, and Rodgers had not had more than 45 receiving yards in a game this season before last Thursday. He will be a touchdown-dependent TE2 against the Cowboys.
Thu, Dec 10, 2015 10:59:00 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Aaron Rodgers
2Brett Hundley
3Joe Callahan
4Marquise Williams
RB1Eddie Lacy
2James Starks
3John Crockett
4Brandon Ross
5Brandon Burks
GLB1Eddie Lacy
2James Starks
3RB1James Starks
2Eddie Lacy
FB1Aaron Ripkowski
2Alstevis Squirewell
WR11Jordy Nelson
2Davante Adams
3Jeff Janis
4Geronimo Allison
5Jamel Johnson
WR21Randall Cobb
2Jared Abbrederis
3Ty Montgomery
4Trevor Davis
WR31Davante Adams
TE1Jared Cook
2Richard Rodgers
3Justin Perillo
4Kennard Backman
5Mitchell Henry
LT1David Bakhtiari
2Jason Spriggs
3Vince Kowalski
LG1Josh Sitton
2Lane Taylor
3Josh James
4Lucas Patrick
C1J.C. Tretter
2Corey Linsley
3Jacob Flores
RG1T.J. Lang
2Josh Walker
RT1Bryan Bulaga
2Don Barclay
3Kyle Murphy
K1Mason Crosby