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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%: 8/1 | Average Draft Position: 161.79
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Falcons RB Steven Jackson (quad) not practicing Wednesday


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12/24/2014) Falcons running back Steven Jackson, who left the Week 16 win at New Orleans with a quad injury, was unable to practice Wednesday, reports ESPN.com. Atlanta is preparing to host Carolina on Sunday with the NFC South title at stake.

If Jackson can't play, Jacquizz Rodgers and rookie Devonta Freeman would share the load. Rodgers received 12 touches and Freeman got eight against the Saints.

The Falcons are favored by 4 points at Vegas sportsbooks.


You don't want Falcons RB, whoever it is


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(12/21/2014) Though Steven Jackson's status for Week 17 against Carolina isn't known just yet, the fact his quadriceps injury almost immediately ruled him out for the second half of Week 16 at New Orleans is hardly reason for optimism. So then, Fantasy owners should be preparing for the possibility he misses the season's final week.

That is, if any who are still playing now are actually relying on him, which is unlikely. He's scored a touchdown in only one of his last four games and has run for more than 60 yards only twice all season. At this point, it's not even all that clear that the Falcons would miss him. His replacements, Jacquizz Rodgers and Devonta Freeman, were both more productive than him against the Saints, especially Freeman, who broke off a 31-yard touchdown run in the the third quarter and also had 48 receiving yards.

Of course, you'd like Freeman to be the first choice to replace Jackson, but considering Rodgers got more touches, that's far from certain. When Rodgers has gotten an increased workload in the past, he's done little with it, and he's averaging just 3.5 yards per carry again this year.

So if Jackson plays in Week 17, you probably wouldn't want to use him in Fantasy, and if he doesn't, an anticipated timeshare likely ruins whomever the Falcons choose to replace him. If you play in such a deep league that the replacement would matter regardless, Freeman is probably the best choice since he's more explosive, but it's not an exciting prospect.


Devonta Freeman, Jacquizz Rodgers fill in for Steven Jackson


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/21/2014) With Steven Jackson sidelined with a quad injury, Falcons running back Devonta Freeman and Jacquizz Rodgers each chipped on the ground during Sunday's 30-14 victory over the Saints in Week 16.

Freeman stepped up with a 31-yard rushing touchdown in the third quarter. He registered 84 yards of total offense, with 36 yards and a score on six carries and three receptions for 48 yards. Rodgers took 11 handoffs for 29 yards and came down with one grab for 3 yards.

Atlanta will host Carolina in Week 16.


Falcons RB Steven Jackson (quad) downgraded to out Week 16


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/21/2014) Falcons running back Steven Jackson was downgraded from questionable to out for the remainder of the game, per the team's official website.

Jackson departed in the second quarter with a quad injury and was escorted back to the locker room for further evaluation. He finished the game with four carries for 9 yards and one catch for 14 yards. Jacquizz Rodgers and Devonta Freeman will shoulder the load the rest of the way.


Handful of Falcons chip in during loss to Steelers


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12/14/2014) Featured back Steven Jackson was the most procuctive on a short list of minor contributors for the Falcons against Pittsburgh on Sunday.

Jackson finished with just 46 yards on 11 carries and added one catch for 11 yards.

Also chipping in was running back Devonta Freeman, who managed 21 yards on four attempts and nine yards on one reception. Fellow back Jacquizz Rodgers added three yards on two carries and 12 yards on one catch while tight end Levine Toilolo caught a pass for four yards.


Falcons get offensive contributions on MNF


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12/9/2014) The Falcons got a bunch of contributions in their 43-37 loss at Green Bay. Running back Jacquizz Rodgers ran three times for 20 yards and caught a 14-yard pass. Wideout Harry Douglas caught two of three targets for 11 yards, including a 2-yard touchdown.

Rookie running back Devonta Freeman caught two passes for 10 yards, and receiver Eric Weems had a 5-yard touchdown reception. Fullback Patrick DiMarco had a 9-yard grab.

They'll all play the Steelers in Week 15.


Falcons' Devonta Freeman, Jacquizz Rodgers do little Week 13


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/30/2014) Falcons backup runners Devonta Freeman and Jacquizz Rodgers didn't do much Week 13 against the Cardinals. 

Freeman picked up eight carries, gaining 26 yards. He also hauled in one pass for 4 yards. Rodgers had four carries, but gained just 7 yards. He was more involved in the passing game, hauling in three balls for 18 yards. 

Both players will look for more Week 14 against the Packers. 


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
(3:40 pm ET) 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.