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RB Jacquizz Rodgers - Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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

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Jacquizz Rodgers suffered a foot sprain in Week 8. He has returned to practice, and appears to be targeting a Week 13 return.

He is listed as questionable on this week's official injury report.

News you need to know

From Mark Wimer's Monday injury report (Mon Nov 28): Rodgers (foot injury) was listed as questionable to play on Friday's injury report, and he wound up being inactive for Week 12 after being limited in practices until Friday (he participated in a full practice on Friday).

General News (Fri Dec 2): practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play this week.

General News (Thu Dec 1): practiced fully on Thursday.

General News (Wed Nov 30): practiced fully on Wednesday.

Week 13: at San Diego Chargers

All RB vs SD

Mark and Joe say: Neutral matchup. Doug Martin is starting to round back into form as his return to the field of play lengthens (he's played in three straight games after missing Weeks Four through Nine) and he put up a workmanlike 23/87/0 rushing with two targets for 2/3/0 receiving against the Seahawks' hard-nosed defense last week. One problem from fantasy owners' perspectives is that Martin has only scored one rushing TD this season, with zero receiving scores - the lack of six-point plays is capping his fantasy upside. Peyton Barber (5/16/0 rushing with one target for 1/4/0 receiving) and Jameis Winston (5/12/0 rushing) helped push the Buccaneers over 100 yards rushing last week (35/118/0 as a team). The Chargers' rush defense averages 89.8 yards allowed per game this year (sixth in the NFL) but they have surrendered the second-most rushing scores so far with 15 given away. Houston had 27/114/1 rushing vs. San Diego last week - the Chargers held Jay Ajayi to 19/79/0 rushing two games ago, and limited Miami to 25/106/1 as a team that day. From Week Nine to Week 12 of regular season (the last four weeks, but includes 14 teams on byes during that time span - each team has at least three games played in the last four weeks), San Diego averages 16.4 fantasy points allowed to opposing running backs per game (17th in the NFL). This is a neutral matchup for Martin and company.

Recent Stats and Projections

13 at SD PROJ-Dodds * 6 * * 1 * * * *
13 at SD PROJ-Tremblay * 7 * * 0 * * * *
13 at SD PROJ-Bloom * 0 * * 0 * * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2016 Week 8 vs OAK (19 / 69 / 1 rush, 1 / 1 / 9 / 0 rec)

Rodgers failed to eclipse 100 yards for the first time in 3 weeks, gathering 69 yards on 19 carries. Rodgers received the majority of snaps in the backfield until going down with a foot injury just before overtime. He punched a goal-line touchdown in late in the 4th quarter to give Tampa Bay the lead. Rodgers caught his only target of the day for a 9 yard gain. He is expected to miss this week's Thursday night game, and the Bucs have resigned former RB Mike James as insurance for Smith and Barber in the backfield.

2016 Week 7 vs SF (26 / 154 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 9 / 0 rec)

Rodgers was hot out of the gate, ripping off runs of 5, 11, and 11 yards on Tampa Bay's first three offensive plays of the game. Rodgers continued to collect impressive gains, racking up 48 yards total in the 1st quarter as the Bucs' offensive line got a great push on the San Francisco front 7. Rodgers ripped off a 45 yard run straight up the middle during the 2nd quarter, stopping and starting on a dime to make several defenders miss. He continued to consistently run the ball for 5 or more yards per carry the entire game, racking up 154 yards on until finally being spelled by Peyton Barber for the last two drives. Rodgers is small but dense and strong, and runs with the same low center of gravity that makes Doug Martin hard to tackle. He's been a great fit for this offense. Antone Smith picked up some of Rodgers' snaps in the passing game. Rodgers managed 1 target, which he caught for 9 yards.

2016 Week 5 vs CAR (30 / 101 / 0 rush, 6 / 5 / 28 / 0 rec)

Rodgers carried the load at running back for the Bucs in Doug Martin and Charles Sims' absence. Tampa Bay appeared committed to running the ball and eating up clock with extended drives all night. He carried the rock 30 times, getting 6 straight carries to start the game out for the Bucs. Rodgers was fairly effective against Carolina's stout front 7, picking up 2 first downs with those first 6 carries and setting up the play action passing game for Winston. Rodgers got all the carries he could handle during the 1st quarter as the Bucs ran him again and again. He regularly converted 1st downs and did a great job of taking what was given to him by the stout Carolina D-line and linebackers. Rodgers continued to carry the load late into the 4th quarter, picking up a crucial 3rd down conversion on the Bucs' game winning drive with a catch out of the backfield. He also picked up another 1st down run and another 15 yards by drawing a facemask penalty from Panthers DE Kony Ealy. In addition to his 30 carries, Rodgers secured 5 of his 6 targets in the passing game for 28 yards.

2016 Week 4 vs DEN (6 / 25 / 0 rush, 2 / 1 / 4 / 0 rec)

Rodgers entered the game late in the 1st quarter in relief of Sims, and broke his first carry for the Bucs' biggest run of the day, 12 yards right up the middle. Rodgers had an even bigger run later in the 2nd quarter that converted 3rd and 8, but the play was negated by a holding penalty. Rogers finished the day with 6 carries for 25 yards, and caught 1 of 2 targets for 4 yards.

2016 Week 3 vs LA (5 / 15 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 8 / 0 rec)

Rodgers saw some limited work in relief of Charles Sims, and had a few nice runs. He picked up a 3rd down conversion in the 2nd quarter on 3rd and 1 and followed it up with an 8 yard reception on the next play, his only target of the day. Rodgers did get a couple of goal-line snaps, but was used primarily as a decoy for play-action plays. Rogers also returned kickoffs in Cecil Shorts' absence.

2016 Week 2 vs ARI (2 / 29 / 0 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Rodgers saw some action in the 2nd half of the game, coming in to relieve Charles Sims after Doug Martin left with a hamstring injury. He picked up 5 yards up the middle on his first carry of the game, then ripped off a 24 yard run on a pitch to the right side of the field two plays later. Rodgers was targeted once out of the backfield by a scrambling Winston, but the ball was overthrown.


Latest News

Buccaneers | Jacquizz Rodgers practices in full again (Fri Dec 2, 03:59 PM) - Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Jacquizz Rodgers (foot) was a full participant in practice for the third straight day Friday, Dec. 2. He's considered questionable to play in the team's Week 13 game Sunday, Dec. 4, against the San Diego Chargers.

Buccaneers | Jacquizz Rodgers a full participant (Thu Dec 1, 04:42 PM) - Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Jacquizz Rodgers (foot) participated fully in practice Thursday, Dec. 1.

Our View: Rodgers is back in action this week for the Bucs. He'll serve as a backup to Doug Martin, and he's a valuable handcuff to Martin as the fantasy playoffs approach.
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Buccaneers | Jacquizz Rodgers a full participant (Wed Nov 30, 05:57 PM) - Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Jacquizz Rodgers (foot) participated fully in practice Wednesday, Nov. 30.

Our View: Rodgers didn't play last week against Seattle, but he's on track this week to play against the Chargers. He's a change-of-pace back behind Doug Martin, and a valuable handcuff as the fantasy playoffs draw closer.
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Buccaneers | Week 12 Inactives (Sun Nov 27, 02:39 PM) - The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have declared DL DaVonte Lambert, C Evan Smith, RB Jacquizz Rodgers, DL John Hughes, C Josh Allen, OL Leonard Wester, QB Ryan W. Griffin inactive for Week 12.

Buccaneers | Friday injury report for Bucs (Fri Nov 25, 08:28 PM) - Tampa Bay Buccaneers C Evan Smith (knee) has been ruled out for Week 12. CB Brent Grimes (quadriceps), RB Jacquizz Rodgers (foot), TE Luke Stocker (ankle) and CB Alterraun Verner (non-injury) are listed as questionable. Smith and Verner did not participate in practice Friday, Nov. 25, while Grimes, Rodgers and Stocker fully participated in practice. OT Kevin Pamphile (concussion) fully participated in practice and is not on the injury report.

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