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RB Jacquizz Rodgers - Atlanta Falcons

5-6, 196Born: 2-5-1990College: Oregon St.Drafted: Round 5

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Week 12: vs Cleveland Browns

Mark and Joe say: Good matchup. For those not in touch with the NFC South race, Atlanta just pulled into first in that division due to a two-game winning streak, even though they sit at an uninspiring 4-6 this season (so are the Saints, who Atlanta defeated earlier in the year). Steven Jackson posted 17/41/0 rushing with 2/6/0 receiving at Carolina last week in his most recent so-so showing, while Devonta Freeman was second on the squad with 6/28/0 rushing at Carolina. For better or worse, the Falcons are feedinj Jackson a high-teens number of touches each week on a consistent basis. The Browns beat up the Bengals with their running backs two games ago, while holding the Bengals to 22/86/0, but they were trampled by the Texans' backups last Sunday (54/213/0 rushing) en route to a 23-7 loss. To date the Browns are ranked 30th in the NFL averaging 142.1 yards rushing allowed per game, with seven rushing scores given up to date. They took a big step back in this phase of the game last weekend. Two so-so units meet in this contest - we think the Falcons have a slight edge in this phase of the game.

Recent Stats and Projections

8 vs DET 1 2 0 3 3 28 0 0
10 at TB 1 1 0 2 2 11 0 0
11 at CAR 2 4 0 4 3 8 0 0
12 vs CLE PROJ-Dodds 3 * * 3 * * *
12 vs CLE PROJ-Tremblay 2 * * 3 * * *
12 vs CLE PROJ-Bloom 1 * * 2 * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2014 Week 10 vs TB (1 / 1 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 11 / 0 rec)

The reserve had 3 touches for 12 yards. His best play came on a short dump-off to the left flat for three yards--and not due to the catch, but his wherewithal to fight free of the defender trying to hold Rodgers down to end the half. Rodgers fought free and handed the ball to the referee to give Atlanta just enough time to make a field goal at the end of the quarter. Jackson remains the best fantasy option on the Falcons' running back depth chart.

2014 Week 11 vs CAR (2 / 4 / 0 rush, 4 / 3 / 8 / 0 rec)

The little man caught a quick flat route for 4 yards where he made a nice catch over the shoulder and away from the line of scrimmage on the third series of the game. A few plays later he earned three yards off left guard. This was the type of non-descript, unimpressive work Rodgers did this week.


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RB Dynasty - 91, 75

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