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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.
|Bucs expected to re-sign RB Jacquizz Rodgers -- Tue Mar 7 10:03 am --|
Mutual interest should bring Quizz back to TB
|The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are expected to re-sign free-agent running back Jacquizz Rodgers, sources close to the team told ESPN.
Rodgers is a minimum-salary-benefit player, so the Buccaneers cannot officially sign him until free agency begins Thursday at 4 p.m. ET. (ESPN)|
FF Today's Take: Rodgers did an adequate job filling for Doug Martin in 2016, notching 15 or more carries in five games and surpassing the 100-yard rushing mark twice. A foot injury cost him four games but fully recovered he's in the mix for work in the Bucs 2017 backfield.
|Doug Martin to be inactive Week 17 -- Tue Dec 27 10:30 am --|
Future with the Bucs in doubt
|Two days after being benched for the first time in his pro career, Doug Martin's season appears to be over and his future with the Bucs is in doubt. Martin, the two-time Pro Bowl running back who was told to take a seat for the Bucs' 31-24 loss to the Saints on Saturday, will not be active for Sunday's regular-season finale against the Panthers. (Tampa Bay Times)|
FF Today's Take: Martin has fallen out of favor in Tampa which led to Jacquizz Rodgers receiving the majority of the snaps against the Saints in Week 16. It appears Rodgers will be in line for another big workload in Week 17 against the Panthers. The Bucs are expected to sign RB Russell Hansbrough off the Giants practice squad.