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Jacquizz Rodgers A Good Fantasy Option?


Jacquizz Rodgers may not be a household name yet like Michael Turner, but he's someone to be familiar with in fantasy football this year.

Frequently, fantasy players need to consider their top running back's backup in case of injury or "vulture" situations, where a back is grabbing stats that the lead back would otherwise get.

Turner's production may go down a little this year because of the anticipated increase in passing for the Falcons offense (on the other hand Turner may get owners some increased production in receiving yards and possibly receiving TDs).

Rodgers seems to be heading in the direction of a solid backup plan in fantasy, handcuffed to Turner or not. 

Rodgers had two rushing touchdowns during the preseason and is clearly going to be part of Atlanta's plans on offense. His 3.9 yards per carry wasn't mind-blowing, but he showed his ability to pick up yards after contact.

The running back will also be involved in the passing game. He showed an ability to do that last season, picking up one receiving touchdown in limited action. While he didn't have any TD receptions in the preseason, he had five receptions and averaged 6.4 yards per catch.

Rodgers could prove to be a solid option in deeper fantasy leagues and some of his production may surprise some. The potential is there, and he's definitely going to play a bigger role on offense.

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