Jacquizz Rodgers
RB TB (5)
4 months ago

Rodgers is part of a Tampa Bay backfield that added Ronald Jones with the 38th overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, NFL.com's Herbie Teope reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Bucs released Doug Martin in February, but they re-signed pass-catching specialist Charles Sims last week, shortly before adding an element of explosiveness with Jones. The team also brings back Peyton Barber, who closed out the 2017 season with five straight performances featuring at least 12 carries, 51 rushing yards and 3.9 yards per carry. Rodgers had only six touches on offense in that same stretch, getting most of his snaps on special teams. He'll may need to compete for a spot during training camp and probably won't have a major role on offense even if he cracks the 53-man roster again.

Jacquizz Rodgers
RB TB (5)
6 months ago

Rodgers is one of the incumbent options to replace the recently released Doug Martin as the Buccaneers' lead back, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran back finished the 2017 campaign with just 73 total touches from scrimmage, a notably modest workload considering he'd been the de facto lead back for the first three games of the season while Martin finished serving a PED suspension. Rodgers had logged a career-high 129 carries in his first Bucs season in 2016 while filling in as the backfield workhorse for multiple contests in the wake of a Martin hamstring injury. With a reasonable $1.6 million cap hit in 2018 and plenty of versatility, Rodgers projects as a candidate to compete with Peyton Barber for the top running back spot, although the team is highly likely to bring in multiple reinforcements at the position through free agency and/or April's draft.

Jacquizz Rodgers
RB TB (5)
8 months ago

Rodgers did not log any rushing touches but brought in both of his targets for 20 yards in Sunday's 31-24 win over the Saints. He also returned one kickoff for 17 yards.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran back's 20 yards from scrimmage represented his highest figure since Week 13, but as was the norm in the final month of the campaign, he was a complete non-factor in the running game. After playing the role of de facto lead back over the first three games of the season while Doug Martin finished serving a PED suspension, Rodgers was a virtual afterthought on most weeks. The 27-year-old is on the books for $1.6 million next season in what will be the final year of a two-year pact, but he could be conceivably be jettisoned in the offseason if the team opts to re-stock the position in free agency and/or the draft.

Jacquizz Rodgers
RB TB (5)
8 months ago

Rodgers rushed once for two yards in Sunday's 22-19 loss to the Panthers.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran back's playing time on offense was limited to just two snaps, but he did log his first carry since Week 13. However, given his meager production and lack of playing time, Rodgers' fantasy value is virtually non-existent heading into the regular-season finale versus the Saints.

Jacquizz Rodgers
RB TB (5)
8 months ago

Rodgers did not log any rushing touches and returned two kickoffs for 62 yards in Monday night's 24-21 loss to the Falcons.

EDGE Analysis

Rodgers played only two snaps on offense despite Doug Martin being declared inactive due to a coach's decision. It marked the second straight week that Rodgers was left out of the ground attack altogether, as Peyton Barber was the only running back to log any rushing touches. Head coach Dirk Koetter appears content with having Rodgers limit his participation to special teams for the time being, limiting his modest fantasy value to formats that factor in return yards.

Jacquizz Rodgers
RB TB (5)
8 months ago

Rodgers did not log any touches from scrimmage but returned three kickoffs for 60 yards in Sunday's 24-21 loss to the Lions.

EDGE Analysis

The versatile veteran didn't see any snaps on offense for the first time since Week 9, as Doug Martin's return from a concussion made Rodgers the odd man out in the backfield. The seven-year veteran has been minimally involved as a running back since the first three games of the season, when he served as the lead back while Martin finished serving his suspension. As such, his fantasy value remains limited to formats that factor in return yards.

Jacquizz Rodgers
RB TB (5)
9 months ago

Rodgers carried three times for 25 yards and returned one kickoff for 20 yards in Sunday's 26-20 overtime loss to the Packers.

EDGE Analysis

Despite Doug Martin's (concussion) absence, the seven-year veteran ceded lead-back duties to Peyton Barber, who logged 52 snaps to Rodgers' five. Rodgers was able to rip off a 19-yard run on one of his three carries, leading to a season-best 8.3 yards per tote. Considering Barber's impressive showing through both the ground and air Sunday, Rodgers appears destined for a complementary role for the balance of the campaign, irrespective of Martin's status.

Jacquizz Rodgers
RB TB (5)
9 months ago

Rodgers' teammate Doug Martin (concussion) has been ruled out for Sunday's game in Green Bay, Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

EDGE Analysis

Rodgers figures to get the start, but Charles Sims will handle passing downs and Peyton Barber also figures to have a role (possibly including goal-line carries). Furthermore, the Bucs recently lost two offensive line starters to injury, just as they prepare to face a Green Bay defense that's mostly been vulnerable to the pass rather than the run this season. Martin hasn't been having much luck in his role, and there's not much reason to think his replacement will fare significantly better.

Jacquizz Rodgers
RB TB (5)
9 months ago

Rodgers rushed eight times for 30 yards and secured one of two targets for six yards in Sunday's 34-20 loss to the Falcons.

EDGE Analysis

With Doug Martin exiting in the first half with a concussion, Rodgers saw his most extensive playing time since Week 4 against the Giants, the last game of the former's suspension. The 27-year-old had not logged more than three carries in any subsequent contest, but he could be in line for an expanded opportunity once again in Week 13 versus the Packers if Martin is unable to return for that game.

Jacquizz Rodgers
RB TB (5)
9 months ago

Rodgers rushed once for three yards and returned two kickoffs for 54 yards in Sunday's 30-20 win over the Dolphins.

EDGE Analysis

Rodgers saw only two snaps on offense, but he logged 11 plays on special teams. The veteran back took over as the primary kickoff returner due to the mid-week release of Bernard Reedy, but his offensive role is as minimal as ever. Given current trends, Rodgers' minuscule fantasy value is presently limited to formats that count return yards.