Rodgers signed a one-year deal this off-season with the Bears after four seasons in Atlanta. The 5-foot-6 scatback averaged 38 catches for 276 yards and 76 carries for 279 yards with the Falcons. His best season came in 2013 when he had 673 yards and four TD's.
Fantasy Impact: From 2012-13, Rodgers had over 90 carries and 50 receptions. He has the ability to make plays out of the backfield or as a gimmick receiver. The 25-year-old has 84 redzone runs and 31 redzone targets in his career. Behind Matt Forte he won't see many of those, but he should be a solid role player and one who could warrant fantasy consideration if Forte suffers an injury.
Jacquizz Rodgers carried the ball 3 times for 16 yards, and caught 3 passes for 11 yards and a TD in the loss to Cleveland. Rodgers scored his touchdown on a pretty little inside shovel pass from QB Matt Ryan.
Fantasy Impact: Rodgers saw the most work he has in awhile in this game, and made the most of it. The Falcons have a very crowded backfield, and an inconsistent offense which makes it hard for Rodgers to see a lot of work. Despite the TD, Rodgers shouldn't be owned in any format.
In the loss to Detroit on Sunday, Jacquizz Rodgers was only called upon to touch the ball one time, which resulted in a 2 yard run.
Fantasy Impact: The Falcons seem to be very persistent in feeding Steven Jackson the ball, and giving the extra touches to either Antone Smith, or Devonta Freeman. Rodgers has not been used much at all this season for the Falcons.
Jacquizz Rodgers ran the ball 2 times for 9 yards in Sunday's loss to the Bears.
Fantasy Impact: It looks like Rodgers is being buried in the depth chart. Freeman saw much more action and after the game the Falcons coaching staff spoke of increasing Antone Smith's touches. Rodgers is off the fantasy radar.
In Thursday's contest against the Buccaneers Jacquizz Rodgers struggled offensively. Rodgers had 5 carries for 6 yards and 1 reception for 3 yards. (Source: NFL)
Fantasy Impact: Atlanta is 4 deep at the running back position. At this time I think the only Falcon backs that are worth having on your roster are Steven Jackson and Antone Smith. Jacquizz is currently a low RB3.
Jacquizz Rodgers did not have much work during Sunday's game against the Bengals. He ran the ball 5 times for 23 yards and had 0 catches.
Fantasy Impact: The Falcons were dominated all game by the Bengals. The Atlanta backfield situation is basically impossible to navigate and predict. Start Rodgers at your own peril, expecting very little, but hoping for a TD.
In Sunday's game against the New Orleans Saints, Jacquizz Rodgers broke through the defense and scored on a 17 yard run. Rodgers finished the game with 34 yards on 6 carries. He was also targeted once, by Matt Ryan, for 1 yard. (Source: NFL)
Fantasy Impact: Rodgers at best might be a RB-2. He does have potential but he comes out of a high flying offense that likes to spread the ball around. All of Atlanta's backs are also pass-catchers which makes them dual threats and gives them extra value on fantasy rosters.