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Thu, 26 Jun 2014 23:35:52 -0700
Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman will be groomed into the team's three-down back of the future, and he might battle RB Steven Jackson for playing time this year if he continues to look good. The battle for the third running back will be between RBs Antone Smith and Jacquizz Rodgers.
Fri, 28 Mar 2014 11:08:57 -0700
Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith is optimistic that RB Steven Jackson will bounce back from a disappointing 2013 season in which he played in only 12 games due to a hamstring injury and averaged a career-low 3.5 yards per carry. Jackson finished the year with six touchdowns in the final six games, however. Atlanta uses a committee at running back with Jackson and RBs Jacquizz Rodgers and Antone Smith.
Fantasy Tip: Jackson has always been injury-prone, and now that he's on the wrong side of 30, that'll become more of an issue. More usage of Rodgers and Smith would be wise if the Falcons want to keep S-Jax healthy over the full season. His numbers from last year should be what you should expect moving forward, especially in a committee backfield.
Sat, 18 Jan 2014 09:42:02 -0800
Atlanta Falcons RB Jacquizz Rodgers' 2014 base salary has gone from $645,000 to $1.389 million as part of the Proven Performance Escalator.
Sun, 29 Dec 2013 08:40:42 -0800
The Atlanta Falcons have declared DL Adam Replogle, OG Garrett Reynolds, RB Jacquizz Rodgers, OT Sam Baker, LB Sean Weatherspoon, OT Sean Locklear, OL Terren Jones inactive for Week 17.
Fri, 27 Dec 2013 12:52:25 -0800
Atlanta Falcons RB Jacquizz Rodgers (concussion) and LB Sean Weatherspoon (knee) did not participate in practice Friday, 27, and have been ruled out for Week 17. WR Darius Johnson (ankle) was limited during practice and is listed as questionable. C Peter Konz (neck) and CB Robert Alford (ankle) fully participated in practice and are listed as probable.
Thu, 26 Dec 2013 13:26:39 -0800
Atlanta Falcons RB Jacquizz Rodgers (concussion) and LB Sean Weatherspoon (knee) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 26. CB Robert Alford (ankle) and WR Darius Johnson (ankle) were limited. C Peter Konz (neck) practiced in full.
Wed, 25 Dec 2013 13:22:45 -0800
Atlanta Falcons DT Corey Peters (Achilles'), RB Jacquizz Rodgers (concussion) and LB Sean Weatherspoon (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 25. CB Robert Alford (ankle) and WR Darius Johnson (ankle) both were limited in practice. C Peter Konz (neck) fully practiced.
Mon, 23 Dec 2013 20:23:26 -0800
Updating a previous report, Atlanta Falcons RB Jacquizz Rodgers (concussion) is out for the remainder of the Week 16 game against the San Francisco 49ers Monday, Dec. 23, due to concussion.
Mon, 23 Dec 2013 20:10:16 -0800
Atlanta Falcons RB Jason Snelling has taken over as the team's kick returner in the fourth quarter of the Week 16 game against the San Francisco 49ers Monday, Dec. 23, with RB Jacquizz Rodgers (concussion) out for the game.
Mon, 23 Dec 2013 20:09:48 -0800
Atlanta Falcons RB Jacquizz Rodgers (concussion) was taken to the locker room in the fourth quarter of the Week 16 game against the San Francisco 49ers Monday, Dec. 23, to be evaluated for concussion.
Wed, 20 Nov 2013 12:50:02 -0800
Atlanta Falcons DT Jonathan Babineaux (triceps), QB Dominique Davis (knee) and S Zeke Motta (hand) all were limited in practice Wednesday, Nov. 20, and are questionable for Week 12. DT Peria Jerry (shoulder), RB Jacquizz Rodgers (ankle), OT Jeremy Trueblood (knee, hip) and LB Paul Worrilow (shoulder) all fully practiced and are probable. DE Malliciah Goodman (calf) did not practice and has been ruled out.
Tue, 19 Nov 2013 15:14:27 -0800
Atlanta Falcons DE Malliciah Goodman (calf) did not practice Tuesday, Nov. 19. DT Jonathan Babineaux (triceps), QB Dominique Davis (knee), DT Peria Jerry (shoulder), S Zeke Motta (hand), RB Jacquizz Rodgers (ankle), OT Jeremy Trueblood (knee, hip) and LB Paul Worrilow (shoulder) were limited.
Mon, 18 Nov 2013 18:30:04 -0800
Atlanta Falcons DT Jonathan Babineaux (triceps), QB Dominique Davis (knee), DT Peria Jerry (shoulder), S Zeke Motta (hand), RB Jacquizz Rodgers (ankle), OT Jeremy Trueblood (hip, knee) and LB Paul Worrilow (shoulder) were each listed as limited participants in practice Monday, Nov. 18. DE Malliciah Goodman (calf) also was listed as not having practiced.
Fri, 25 Oct 2013 10:35:37 -0700
Atlanta Falcons RB Steven Jackson (hamstring) was limited in practice Friday, Oct. 25, and is probable for Week 8.
Fantasy Tip: While it looks like Jackson is ready to go, he may be limited in game action and split time with Jacquizz Rodgers. Be prepared for the team to be cautious with Jackson.
Wed, 23 Oct 2013 11:15:09 -0700
Atlanta Falcons RB Steven Jackson (hamstring) returned to practice Wednesday, Oct. 23, but he'll need to make it through practice this week without a setback in order to start in Week 8 against the Arizona Cardinals. RBs Jacquizz Rodgers and Jason Snelling have combined for 319 yards on 93 carries with Jackson out.
Fantasy Tip: Expect to see plenty of Rodgers and Snelling, even if S-Jax suits up. This makes him a risky RB option this weekend.
Fri, 18 Oct 2013 12:48:15 -0700
Atlanta Falcons RB Steven Jackson (hamstring) has been ruled out for Week 7.
Fantasy Tip: Jacquizz Rodgers and Jason Snelling probably will continue to share snaps at running back but could be more involved in the passing game because of Roddy White's injury. Rodgers and Snelling should be considered as No. 2 running backs or flex options this week.
Thu, 17 Oct 2013 15:03:05 -0700
Atlanta Falcons RB Steven Jackson (hamstring) did not participate in practice Thursday, Oct. 17.
Fantasy Tip: It appears like Jackson will miss another game because of his hamstring injury. Jason Snelling and Jacquizz Rodgers likely will continue to share carries and probably should be considered flex options if Jackson is out.
Wed, 16 Oct 2013 05:44:59 -0700
Atlanta Falcons RB Steven Jackson (hamstring) is unlikely to return to action in Week 7.
Fantasy Tip: Expect a heavy dosage of Jacquizz Rodgers with Jason Snelling (concussion) likely healthy enough to take the short yardage and goal-line work.
Sat, 05 Oct 2013 09:55:54 -0700
Atlanta Falcons RB Steven Jackson (hamstring) has been ruled out for Week 5.
Fantasy Tip: Jason Snelling and Jacquizz Rodgers likely will continue to share playing time at running back with Jackson out. Since neither running back likely will see a majority of the carries, both Snelling and Rodgers should be considered flex options this week.
Thu, 03 Oct 2013 14:25:23 -0700
Atlanta Falcons RB Steven Jackson (hamstring) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 3. Jackson observed practice in shorts and hasn't practiced since injuring his hamstring in Week 2. However, head coach Mike Smith is optimistic about Jackson, but he won't return to action until he's 100 percent healthy. "We're not going to rule him out at this point in time," Smith said. "He's working hard to get back. And we'll have to see how the rest of the week plays out."
Fantasy Tip: We don't expect S-Jax to be back this weekend, given the fact that Atlanta has their bye in Week 6. It's very realistic for Jackson to return in Week 7, making Jacquizz Rodgers and Jason Snelling very short-term values.
Wed, 25 Sep 2013 13:22:41 -0700
Atlanta Falcons RB Steven Jackson (thigh) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 25.
Fantasy Tip: Jackson is still likely a couple weeks away from being able to return to the playing field. Jacquizz Rodgers will likely continue to get the bulk of the carries in the meantime.
Tue, 17 Sep 2013 13:28:55 -0700
Atlanta Falcons RB Steven Jackson (thigh) was ruled out for the team's Week 3 game, according to head coach Mike Smith.
Fantasy Tip: With Jackson officially ruled out, Jacquizz Rodgers will likely see the bulk of the carries, and is worth an add, especially if you are looking for a replacement to Jackson for the short term.
Tue, 17 Sep 2013 10:30:54 -0700
The Atlanta Falcons are likely to split the running back duties between RBs Jacquizz Rodgers and Jason Snelling if RB Steven Jackson (thigh) doesn't play in Week 3 against the Miami Dolphins. Rodgers and Snelling ran for a combined 36 yards when Jackson left in Week 2.
Fantasy Tip: Rodgers should be your primary target on the waiver wire if you own Jackson or are hurting at the position. He'll be more valuable than Snelling in point-per-reception formats, too.
Tue, 17 Sep 2013 09:46:50 -0700
Atlanta Falcons RB Steven Jackson (thigh) may miss two to four weeks with a thigh injury. Jackson is listed officially as week-to-week.
Fantasy Tip: If Jackson canít go, Jacquizz Rodgers would likely get the majority of the workload, and is worth an add until Jackson is healthy, especially if you need help at running back. S-Jax is up there in age, too, so his healing process could take longer than expected. At least for this week, consider him unlikely to play.
Tue, 17 Sep 2013 05:53:56 -0700
Atlanta Falcons RB Steven Jackson (thigh) is uncertain for Week 3.
Fantasy Tip: These are the risks you take with Jackson, who has a history of frustrating, minor injuries that have limited him. Jacquizz Rodgers would take his place, with Jason Snelling filling in on the goal line. With Roddy White banged up, this could significantly slow down the Dirty Birds' offense and put more emphasis on stopping Julio Jones.
Mon, 16 Sep 2013 12:46:38 -0700
Atlanta Falcons RB Jason Snelling will see more time in a dual role of fullback and running back after the team lost FB Bradie Ewing (shoulder) for the rest of the season.
Fantasy Tip: Snelling could be a popular waiver wire target this week or in weeks to come if Steven Jackson (thigh) is forced to miss time. However, Jacquizz Rodgers is the better option ahead of Snelling.
Sun, 15 Sep 2013 12:45:59 -0700
Updating an earlier report, Atlanta Falcons RB Steven Jackson (thigh) hasn't returned to the game.
RBs Jason Snelling and Jacquizz Rodgers are splitting carries for him.
Fantasy Tip: With 6 minutes left in the game, it looks like he's done for the day. It has been diagnosed as a bruised thigh.
Fri, 02 Aug 2013 14:22:30 -0700
Atlanta Falcons special teams coach Keith Armstrong said WR James Rodgers, CB Robert Alford and CB Dominique Franks will be candidates for the kick and punt returner jobs during training camp. Armstrong also said RB Jacquizz Rodgers will be a candidate for the kick returner job.
Sun, 23 Jun 2013 18:08:04 -0700
Atlanta Falcons RB Jacquizz Rodgers is uncertain how the carries will be split following the offseason addition of RB Steven Jackson. Last season, free-agent RB Michael Turner (Falcons) handled 66.4 percent of the carries by the team's RBs (222 of 334 carries). Rodgers had 28.4 percent (94 carries), with RB Jason Snelling handling 5.2 percent (18 carries).
Fantasy Tip: The team has big plans for Jackson, but Rodgers plans to learn as much as he can and be ready when his number is called. As far as his fantasy value, he is a decent addition later on draft day, especially in points-per-reception (PPR) leagues.
Mon, 14 Jan 2013 04:52:19 -0800
The Atlanta Falcons recorded a season-high 167 rushing yards in the team's NFC Divisional Round win. RB Michael Turner rushed for 98 yards, while RB Jacquizz Rodgers added 64 yards.
Mon, 10 Dec 2012 07:47:15 -0800
Atlanta Falcons RB Jacquizz Rodgers was on the field for 30 offensive snaps, which was 46 percent of the offensive snaps. RB Michael Turner took 20 snaps, and RB Jason Snelling had 15 snaps.
Sat, 08 Dec 2012 04:40:57 -0800
Atlanta Falcons RB Jacquizz Rodgers, who has 23 carries over his last three games, will be ready to assume a lead role at running back if RB Michael Turner (elbow) can't play in Week 14. "Absolutely," head coach Mike Smith said. "Jacquizz is one of many guys we feel like deserves to get touches on our offense. If need be, we think he can take carries that other guys may get in other games."
Wed, 28 Nov 2012 16:35:23 -0800
The Atlanta Falcons prefer a committee approach at running back these days between RBs Michael Turner and Jacquizz Rodgers. "We feel like Jacquizz is a very viable option to carry the football and has done a nice job for us," head coach Mike Smith said. "It has become more of the vogue thing to do, to have a 'running back by committee.'" RB Jason Snelling also had three catches for 33 yards in the team's Week 12 victory. Turner is receiving fewer chances to run the ball as the team spreads out the touches. He has had only 62.7 percent of the team's carries this year, by far his lowest total in each of his previous three years. Turner is only averaging 3.5 yards per carry, too, which is on pace for the worst mark of his career.
Mon, 26 Nov 2012 06:52:30 -0800
Atlanta Falcons RB Jacquizz Rodgers played in 31 offensive snaps in Week 12, while RB Michael Turner played in 23 snaps.
Tue, 13 Nov 2012 18:59:27 -0800
Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter said Tuesday, Nov. 13, that RB Jacquizz Rodgers has not necessarily earned more carries, but the situation will continue to be reviewed. "Jacquizz did a good job when he was in there," Koetter said. "He touched the ball, but some of that could be luck of the draw. We'll see how it plays out. Touches on this team are always going to be an issue because we have so many good skill guys. One guy's increase in touches is going to come at the expense of another guy. Who is that? That's the million dollar question."
Sun, 30 Sep 2012 16:47:46 -0700
Atlanta Falcons RB Jacquizz Rodgers carried six times for 18 yards in Week 4 against the Carolina Panthers, and added four receptions for 40 yards. After seeing just 12 total touches through his first two games, Rodgers has managed a total of 25 touches over the past two weeks.
Sun, 23 Sep 2012 21:59:15 -0700
Atlanta Falcons RB Jacquizz Rodgers carried 10 times for 32 yards in Week 3 against the Atlanta Falcons, and he added five catches for 35 yards and his first career score.
Fantasy Tip: Rodgers has the potential to be a big-time fantasy option in future weeks, especially in PPR formats. He hasn't shown a lot of consistency to date, but he is worth stashing away if you can afford the roster spot.
Mon, 17 Sep 2012 21:28:45 -0700
Atlanta Falcons RB Jacquizz Rodgers carried three times for just three yards in Week 2 against the Denver Broncos, and he did not haul in any receptions.
Fantasy Tip: Rodgers is listed as the No. 2 back for the Falcons, but he is certainly not doing what fantasy owners in PPR leagues had hoped. At this point, he only looks worth keeping as a handcuff for owners of Michael Turner.
Sun, 09 Sep 2012 18:41:36 -0700
Atlanta Falcons RB Jacquizz Rodgers carries seven times for 22 yards in Week 1 against the Kansas City Chiefs, and he added two receptions for 13 yards. He had nine touches to 11 for starting RB Michael Turner.
Fantasy Tip: Rodgers has plenty of upside, and he is especially intriguing in points-per-reception (PPR) fantasy formats. However, he should only be used in the deepest of leagues heading into Week 2 against the Denver Broncos.
Tue, 04 Sep 2012 21:05:54 -0700
The Atlanta Falcons released their initial regular season depth chart Tuesday, Sept. 4, and RBs Jason Snelling and Jacquizz Rodgers are listed second and third behind starting RB Michael Turner. RB Antone Smith is listed fourth on the depth chart.
Wed, 01 Aug 2012 17:43:22 -0700
Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter will work in RB Jacquizz Rodgers as a shifty complement to starting RB Michael Turner more this year than the team did a year ago. Rodgers was only thrown one screen pass all of last season. He had 57 attempts for 205 yards and a touchdown.
Mon, 02 Jul 2012 19:17:48 -0700
Atlanta Falcons running backs coach Gerald Brown indicated Monday, July 2, that the team is trying to work RBs Jason Snelling, Jacquizz Rodgers, Antone Smith, Dimitri Nance and Robbie Frey into the mix during training camp and the preseason. The team feels particularly good about Snelling and Rodgers, who are expected to spell RB Michael Turner more this season.
Sat, 23 Jun 2012 11:24:57 -0700
Atlanta Falcons RB Jacquizz Rodgers may have a role in the offense similar to the one that New Orleans Saints RB Darren Sproles has with the Saints. Rodgers is expected to have a role in the running game as well as the passing game.
Wed, 20 Jun 2012 22:45:17 -0700
Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith has said running the ball will remain a priority in offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter's system, but it will be on a more by-committee basis. That means RBs Michael Turner, Jacquizz Rodgers and Jason Snelling are all likely to figure in for carries.
Mon, 18 Jun 2012 20:10:29 -0700
Atlanta Falcons RB Jacquizz Rodgers and Jason Snelling are expected to have a heated battle during training camp and the preseason for the primary backup job to starter RB Michael Turner.
Sat, 28 Jan 2012 21:34:37 -0800
Free-agent RB Jason Snelling (Falcons) is unlikely to be back with the Atlanta Falcons, and he will look for a deal elsewhere after seeing reduced opportunities due to the emergence of RB Jacquizz Rodgers.
Fri, 20 Jan 2012 14:44:34 -0800
Atlanta Falcons RB Michael Turner is expected to see a decrease in touches next season because the team would like to get RB Jacquizz Rodgers more touches especially with screen passes.
Mon, 14 Nov 2011 13:28:35 -0800
Atlanta Falcons RB Jason Snelling (hamstring), who caught a 21-yard touchdown pass in the team's Week 10 loss to the New Orleans Saints, suffered a hamstring injury in the contest. "It was bothering me a little bit, but I was able to come back and play," Snelling said. "I just need to be careful with moving forward, but I will be OK." Snelling has nine totes in the last two games, including one in Week 10. RB Jacquizz Rodgers has 17 carries over the same time.
Tue, 25 Oct 2011 16:44:33 -0700
Atlanta Falcons RB Jacquizz Rodgers could see an expanded role behind RB Michael Turner with RB Jason Snelling moving to full back duties with FB Ovie Mughelli (knee) out for the season.
Tue, 06 Sep 2011 22:36:49 -0700
Atlanta Falcons RB Jacquizz Rodgers is listed fourth on the team's first unofficial depth chart of the regular season behind RBs Michael Turner, Jason Snelling and Antone Smith.