Jacquizz Rodgers | RB | Atlanta Falcons
Posted: 1/18/2014 3:00pm et
Atlanta Falcons RB Jacquizz Rodgers' 2014 base salary has gone from $645,000 to $1.389 million as part of the Proven Performance Escalator.
Huddle Up: Rodgers saw his touches increase in no small part due to Steven Jackson's injury. We'll see whether that continues with a healthy Jackson in 2014--and whether Rodgers' raise ultimately moves him from a value of a contributor to a player who is overpriced for his role on the roster.
Posted: 12/23/2013 11:54pm et
Atlanta Falcons RB Jacquizz Rodgers (concussion) was taken to the locker room in the fourth quarter of the Week 16 game against the San Francisco 49ers Monday, Dec. 23, to be evaluated for concussion.
Huddle Up: Rodgers, who's been the Falcons' change-of-pace back, had 3 carries for 10 yards and 3 receptions for 15 yards before departing.
Posted: 10/8/2013 12:31am et
RB Jacquizz Rodgers led the Atlanta Falcons with 43 yards and 2 TDs on 14 carries and added 15 yards on 4 receptions Monday, Oct. 7 in a 30-28 Week 5 loss to the New York Jets.
Huddle Up: With fellow RB Jason Snelling leaving early in the fourth quarter with a possible concussion and starter Steven Jackson already out, the bulk of the team's RB workload fell on the 5-foot-6 Rodgers who delivered for the Falcons and his fantasy owners with his 2 scoring runs. Jackson, however, is expected back after the Falcons' Week 6 bye, and Rodgers is expected to return to his change-of-pace role.
Posted: 9/17/2013 5:00pm et
The Atlanta Falcons are likely to split the running back duties between RBs Jacquizz Rodgers and Jason Snelling if RB Steven Jackson (thigh) doesn't play in Week 3 against the Miami Dolphins. Rodgers and Snelling ran for a combined 36 yards when Jackson left in Week 2.
Huddle Up: Rodgers would figure to be higher on fantasy wish lists, but he's struggled so far this season with only 16 yards on 13 rushes and 5 catches for 31 yards. Snelling, meanwhile, has rushed for 19 yards and a TD on 2 carries and has more catches than Rodgers with 6 for 58. In other words, there's no clear handcuff here, but Snelling might have more value as he's expected to get the goalline work.
Posted: 6/23/2013 11:47pm et
Atlanta Falcons RB Jacquizz Rodgers is uncertain how the carries will be split following the offseason addition of RB Steven Jackson. Last season, free-agent RB Michael Turner (Falcons) handled 66.4 percent of the carries by the team's RBs (222 of 334 carries). Rodgers had 28.4 percent (94 carries), with RB Jason Snelling handling 5.2 percent (18 carries).
Huddle Up: With Turner a non-factor in the passing game, at least Rodgers knew he'd see his share of screens and passing-down work, but with Jackson owning 407 career receptions, count on Rodgers' 2012 total of 147 touches to dip slightly in 2013.