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|After a moderately successful rookie season in which he ran for 205 yards and caught 21 passes for 188 yards, Rodgers is slated for an expanded role in the Falcons offense in 2012. The question is how expanded will his role become? The Falcons 5th round pick in the 2011 draft, Rodgers lacks ideal size (5í6Ē, 196 pounds) to assume a heavy workload in the teamís offense and with Michael Turner doing the heavy lifting, Rodgers will likely get 6-8 touches per game. Thatís not enough to make him a useful fantasy option. Even if Turner were to be lost to injury, Rodgers would almost certainly split the workload with Jason Snelling with Snelling assuming the short yardage role. While some are predicting a Darren Sproles type role for Rodgers, he lacks the speed that Sproles possesses. Do you get the feeling Iím not excited at the prospect of Rodgers having an expanded role? Heís a lower tier RB4 with more appeal in larger PPR leagues that employ the flex position.
| Doug Martin out three weeks -- Wed Sep 21 8:00 am --|
|The Bucs will be without Pro Bowl running back Doug Martin for about three weeks as he recovers from his hamstring injury, the NFL Network reported Wednesday. (Tampa Tribune)|
FF Today's Take: Martin was injured early in the second quarter last Sunday. Charles Sims and Jacquizz Rodgers will handle the rushing duties while Martin recovers with Sims being the lead back. Expect Martin to return in Week 7 after the Bucs bye in Week 6.
|Bucs waive RB Mike James, sign WR Cecil Shorts -- Wed Sep 7 12:30 pm --|
Backend depth chart moves
|Agent for Jacquizz Rodgers says no news yet on a signing from Bucs, who worked him out Tuesday and waived Mike James with an injury today. (Greg Auman on Twitter)|
FF Today's Take: Back-end of the depth chart moves here. James was the third tailback behind Doug Martin and Charles Sims. Expect the Bucs to add a running back in the next few days, perhaps Rodgers or someone from the practice squad. Shorts signed a one-year deal and could compete with Adam Humphries for the No. 3 receiver job.