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32 Jacquizz Rodgers RB
Height/Weight: 5-6/196 | Birthdate: 2/6/1990 | Birthplace: Richmond, TX, USA | Team: Atlanta | College: Oregon State | NFL Experience: 4 | Owned/Started%: 7/1 | Average Draft Position: 161.79
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Falcons RB Jacquizz Rodgers has receiving TD in Week 12 loss


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/23/2014) Falcons running back Jacquizz Rodgers didn't make much of an impact in the running game Week 12 vs. Cleveland, totaling three carries for 16 yards. However, he made his presence felt in the passing game by hauling in a touchdown during a 26-24 loss.

Rodgers gave Atlanta a 14-13 lead with 55 seconds left in the first half thanks to an 8-yard touchdown catch. He finished with three catches for 11 yards in the loss.

Rodgers had his first receiving touchdown this season and fifth in his career. He now has two touchdowns (one rushing) in 11 games this season. The Falcons are back in action Week 13 vs. Arizona.


Falcons' role players chip in vs. Panthers in Week 11


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/16/2014) The Falcons received minor contributions from several role players in Week 11 against Carolina.

In the running game, Jacquizz Rodgers carried the ball twice for 4 yards and caught three passes for 8 yards. In the passing game, Levine Toilolo caught two of the four passes thrown his way for 23 yards. Patrick DiMarco came down with two receptions for 14 yards.


Falcons get offensive contributions


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(11/9/2014) The Falcons got several offensive contributions in their Week 10 win at Tampa Bay. Among them, running back Devonta Freeman ran three times for 16 yards and caught one pass for minus-2 yards. Running back Jacquizz Rodgers had a 1-yard rush and caught two passes for 11 yards.

Wideout Devin Hester caught a 5-yard pass. They'll all visit the Panthers in Week 11.


Falcons get minor contributions from several role players Week 8


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10/26/2014) The Falcons received minor contributions from several role players in a Week 8 loss to the Lions in London.

Jacquizz Rodgers had just one carry for 2 yards but all three of his targets for 28 yards. Levine Toilolo caught all two of his targets for 26 yards. Patrick DiMarco was targeted twice and finished with one catch for no gain in a 22-21 defeat.

Falcons don't get much production from RBs in Week 7 loss


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/19/2014) The Falcons didn't get a lot of production from their running backs during a 29-7 loss Week 7 at Baltimore.

Starter Steven Jackson led the way with 22 rushing yards on eight carries. Devonta Freeman was second with 20 rushing yards on two carries, Antone Smith was third on the team with 10 rushing yards on three carries and Jacquizz Rodgers added 9 rushing yards on two carries.

Freeman was the most-active running back in the passing game, totaling five catches for 17 yards. Jackson and Rodgers each had one catch for 3 yards, while Smith had two catches for minus-1 yard.

The Falcons are back in action Week 8 vs. Detroit.


Falcons backup runners do little


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/28/2014) The Falcons backup running backs did little Week 4 against the Vikings.

Devonta Freeman ran the ball twice for just 8 yards. Freeman also hauled in two passes for 12 yards. Jacquizz Rodgers had one carry, picking up 2 yards. Rodgers caught four passes for 35 yards. 

Both players will take on the Giants Week 5. 


If you need a last-minute Brandon Marshall replacement...


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/26/2014) What is a Fantasy owner to do if Brandon Marshall's lingering ankle injury forces the Bears to sit him down in Week 4?

Luckily, the Bears play at 1:00 pm EST, so we will know if Marshall is inactive by 11:30 am, giving you plenty of time to shuffle your roster.However, if you don't have any capable replacements available on your bench -- remember, six teams are on bye this week -- here are some guys you may be able to snag in free agency at the last minute to fill in for Marshall, all of whom are listed among the top-50 at their positions by Dave Richard and Jamey Eisenberg:

Jaguars wide receiver Allen Robinson (42 percent owned), Raiders wide receiver James Jones (68 percent), Jets wide receiver Jeremy Kerley (29 percent), Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans (66 percent), or Vikings wide receiver Greg Jennings (53 percent).

If you have Marshall slotted into the flex spot, consider running backs Jerick McKinnon (19 percent) of the Vikings, Justin Forsett (63 percent) of the Ravens, Jacquizz Rodgers (19 percent) of the Falcons, Jonathan Grimes (13 percent) of the Texans, or Dexter McCluster (19 percent) of the Titans. 


Falcons backups get on the board Thursday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/19/2014) The Falcons backups made an impact Thursday against the Buccaneers.

With the team up by a ton, Atlanta started using their subs in the third quarter. Jacquizz Rodgers received five carries for 6 yards. Rodgers also caught a pass for 3 yards.

Eric Weems seemed to be the biggest beneficiary, hauling in four passes for 69 yards. Fullback Patrick DiMarco gained 35 yards on three catches. Levine Toilolo also contributed, catching two passes for 25 yards. Courtney Roby picked up 11 yards on one reception. 

They'll take on the Vikings Week 4. 


Jacquizz Rodgers spells Steven Jackson again


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/14/2014) After establishing in Week 1 that he remains the Falcons' change-of-pace back despite some competition from rookie Devonta Freeman this preseason, Jacquizz Rodgers continued to play that role Week 2 at Cincinnati. Other than Steven Jackson (who had 11 for 46 yards), he was the only Falcons running back to get a single carry, finishing with five for 23 yards. He wasn't much of a factor in the passing game, though, failing to connect with quarterback Matt Ryan on his only target.

Rodgers, who ran for a touchdown in Week 1, will look to make the most of his role again Thursday night against the Buccaneers.


Jacquizz Rodgers shows he still has a role


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/7/2014) Despite some speculation that he had fallen behind Devonta Freeman in the pecking order based on the rookie's performance this preseason, Jacquizz Rodgers had arguably the biggest game of all the Falcons' running backs Week 1 against the Saints. He scored the team's lone rushing touchdown, and it was a big one -- a 17-yard scamper that put the Falcons back in front late in the fourth quarter.

The lead wouldn't hold, but that didn't diminish the impact of the run. Though all four Falcons running backs played a significant role in this one, only starter Steven Jackson had more touches than Jacquizz Rodgers, who had six carries for 34 yards and one catch for 1 yard. And his touchdown likely secured him more.

He'll look to make his presence known again Week 2 at Cincinnati.


Jacquizz Rodgers gets 13 first-half touches Saturday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/23/2014) Falcons running back Jacquizz Rodgers had a productive showing Saturday night against the Titans in preseason action.

Rodgers finished with 13 touches in the first half with the starters. He took eight handoffs for 33 yards, averaging 4.1 yards per attempt. He caught all five of his targets for 31 yards.

Jacquizz Rodgers, Antone Smith work ahead of Devonta Freeman in preseason opener


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/8/2014) With Steven Jackson sidelined, Falcons running back Jacquizz Rodgers and Antone Smith both worked ahead of rookie runner Devonta Freeman during Friday's preseason opener against Miami.

Rodgers got the start and made his impact felt on the opening drive, which ended on a 2-yard touchdown run. He rushed for 20 yards and a touchdown on seven carries, averaging 2.9 yards per carry. He was not targeted in the passing game.

Antone Smith broke free for a 76-yard touchdown in the second series with the second-team offense, but had the play called back because of a holding penalty. He finished with three carries for 5 yards and one catch for 5 yards.

Freeman made his first appearance early in the second quarter and did not disappoint. The rookie totaled 107 yards of offense in his first preseason game. He rushed for 50 yards on 10 carries and caught one of his two targeted passes for 57 yards.

Jacquizz Rodgers not concerned about his role


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(6/25/2014) Falcons running back Jacquizz Rodgers figures to lose time to rookie runner Devonta Freeman, especially opportunities to catch passes out of the backfield. Rodgers told ESPN.com he's not worried about being overlooked.

"There are no concerns," Rodgers said. "You've got to come and compete every year. It just makes the group better, bringing more guys. It makes everybody work harder at practice. We're going to work collectively. We're going to learn from each other. And we're going to make each other better each and every day."

Rodgers caught 52 passes and scored four touchdowns last season, two as a receiver. He endorsed the drafting of Freeman.

"He's a good running back," Rodgers said. "Comes from a winning program. Fast guy: a guy that's willing to learn, willing to learn from the older guys. He's a good piece to our puzzle in the backfield."


'No sweeping changes' to Falcons run game


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(6/3/2014) The Falcons' official team website reports that there will be "no sweeping changes" to the team's run game after finishing 32nd in the league in rush yards in 2013. Offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter said there wouldn't be an uptick or a downswing in the number of run plays he calls. Instead, he's expecting new players on the O-line and in the backfield to mesh with the old strategy. 

"We're going to be a better running football team, starting with the offensive line and progressing throughout the team," Koetter said. "We'll be more committed to it."

Steven Jackson is expected to be the starter with rookie Devonta Freeman and vet Jacquizz Rodgers behind him. After having a down year that included missing time with an injury, he says he'll be ready. 

"I've always prided myself on being able to go stronger through the game," he said. "With having favorable boxes, which I anticipate, I think we'll be quite OK."


Two Falcons ruled out Week 17


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12/27/2013) Falcons RB Jacquizz Rodgers and LB Sean Weatherspoon have been ruled out Week 17.

Rodgers has been unable to come back from a concussion. Weatherspoon is dealing with a knee injury, and has not practiced this week.


Jacquizz Rodgers unable to practice Thursday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12/26/2013) Falcons running back Jacquizz Rodgers did not practice Thursday.

Rodgers is dealing with concussion-like symptoms, and also missed Wednesday. It's starting to look like he won't be available Week 17.


Jacquizz Rodgers still out


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12/25/2013) Falcons running back Jacquizz Rodgers, who sustained a concussion in Monday's loss at San Francisco, has not been cleared to return, reports ESPN.com. He did not participate in Wednesday's walkthrough.

Atlanta hosts Carolina on Sunday.


Jacquizz Rodgers knocked out with concussion


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12/23/2013) Falcons running back Jacquizz Rodgers exited the game at San Francisco in the fourth quarter after suffering a concussion. Rodgers ran three times for 10 yards and caught three passes for 15 yards before leaving.

Jacquizz Rodgers plays usual role


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(12/15/2013) In what ended up being a close game Week 15 against the Redskins, Falcons running back Jacquizz Rodgers got just a handful of touches in relief of starter Steven Jackson. He had four carries for 17 yards and caught four passes for 24. The four receptions were his most since Week 10 against the Seahawks.

The Falcons visit the 49ers in Week 16.


Jacquizz Rodgers could factor late


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(12/11/2013) With unrest at head coach and quarterback, the Redskins seem like an easy target for the Falcons in Week 15 after looking completely disinterested in a 45-10 loss against the Chiefs last week. That's good news for Falcons backup running back Jacquizz Rodgers, who has been minimally involved since starter Steven Jackson returned from a hamstring injury in Week 8.

Rodgers' 10 touches -- seven carries and three catches -- last week were his most in five games, so it's clear the Falcons haven't forgotten about him. With all the turmoil in Washington, the Redskins figure to be susceptible to blowouts from now until the end of the season, and though the Falcons aren't as likely to capitalize as the Chiefs were, the switch from Robert Griffin III to Kirk Cousins at quarterback only helps their cause.

If the game gets out of hand, Rodgers could get more work late against the team that has allowed the second-most Fantasy points to running backs. It's not a likely enough possibility for you to start him in a standard 12-team league, but in a 16-team points-per-reception league, he's worth a longer look this week.


More touches don't help Jacquizz Rodgers


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(12/8/2013) Falcons backup running back Jacquizz Rodgers, who had just five touches in each of his previous two games, got double that Week 14 at Green Bay, but it didn't improve his productivity. He finished with seven carries for 14 yards and three catches for 33.

Rodgers became involved in the passing game only after the Falcons fell behind in the fourth quarter, catching all three of his passes on the team's final two drives. He has averaged just 1.8 catches in his last four games after averaging 5.2 in his previous six.

The Falcons host the Redskins in Week 15.


Jacquizz Rodgers becoming less of a factor


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(12/4/2013) Though he remained a fairly consistent part of the offense when Steven Jackson first returned from a hamstring injury in Week 8, Falcons backup running back Jacquizz Rodgers has seen his production decline with Jackson putting up better numbers the last two weeks. Rodgers had a combined five touches for 38 yards Week 12 against New Orleans and a combined five touches for 23 yards Week 13 at Buffalo -- both games in which the Falcons competed right up until the end.

In Week 14 at Green Bay, they'll be facing a team that ranks 26th against the run, allowing 125.9 yards per game, and has given up the ninth-most Fantasy points to running backs. The Packers allowed a combined 211 rushing yards to the Lions' Reggie Bush and Joique Bell last week, but the Falcons don't figure to pull away in this game quite like the Lions did, leaving fewer opportunities for their backup running back.

With Jackson likely to take advantage of the favorable matchup himself, Rodgers is a long shot to get more than a handful of carries in this one. In most cases, you'll want to keep him reserved in Fantasy.


Jacquizz Rodgers receives just four carries Week 13


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12/1/2013) Falcons running back Jacquizz Rodgers failed to do much with his limited carries Week 13.

Rodgers gained just 12 yards on four carries. He caught his only target, picking up 11 receiving yards. Steven Jackson took the bulk of the rushing load Week 14, so there weren’t many chances for Rodgers to get going. He’ll take on the Packers Week 14.


Falcons get little help from reserve backs


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(11/22/2013) The Falcons got little production from their backup running backs in Week 12 against the Saints, as neither Jacquizz Rodgers nor Antone Smith made much of an impact in the 17-13 loss.

Smith, who rushed for a 50-yard touchdown last week, was a nonfactor Thursday. He ran the ball just one time for 11 yards, and was not targeted in the passing game.

Rodgers was more effective in the passing game, hauling in two of three passes thrown his way for 31 yards. Unfortunately, he did little on the ground, finishing with 7 yards on three carries.

Neither player has been featured much offensively recently, a trend that should continue in Week 13 against the Bills. 


Jacquizz Rodgers suits up Thursday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(11/21/2013) Falcons running back Jacquizz Rodgers (ankle) was considered probable for Week 12 against the Saints, and he had no problem taking the field Thursday. Rodgers is officially active for the game.