One game after logging eight touches from scrimmage, Rodgers was back to minimal involvement. The Buccaneers opted to give Peyton Barber all of the running back carries Sunday, and the Buccaneers' second-half deficit also forced them to turn more towards the passing game as the contest wore on. Rodgers also has ceded kickoff return duties to Bobo Wilson the last pair of contests, leaving him with negligible fantasy value.
Despite fellow back Ronald Jones II also being active, Rodgers outpaced his rookie teammate by 27 snaps from scrimmage and saw eight touches to Jones' none. The versatile veteran continues to offer solid production when called upon, especially in the passing game. Rodgers now has equaled his highest reception total since the 2013 season and appears set to remain in his current complementary role for the remainder of the campaign, especially given the gulf between his production and that of Jones.
Rookie Ronald Jones (hamstring) was inactive once again, leaving Rodgers to serve as the primary backup to Peyton Barber. Rodgers was highly efficient on a per-touch basis, and the five carries he logged equaled a season high. The 28-year-old has been effective as a change-of-pace option over the last two games in particular, lending credence to the notion he could stick in his current role and potentially keep Jones inactive in the process. However, the relatively sparse usage he sees limits his fantasy utility to only the deepest of formats.
Rodgers once again played a complementary role behind lead back Peyton Barber in the continued absence of Ronald Jones II (hamstring). One week after a career-high eight receptions, Rodgers failed to come up with any of his targets, lessening his already modest fantasy impact. Outside of his Week 10 outlier performance, Rodgers remains a middling fantasy option in all formats and could potentially revert to inactive status upon Jones' return to health.
Rodgers netted zero yards on his sole rush but hauled in all eight of his targets for 102 yards in the Buccaneers' 16-3 loss to the Redskins on Sunday. However, he also fumbled into the end zone after a catch, which was recovered by Washington.
This was an ultimate mixed bag for the veteran running back, who generated a career high in receptions and receiving yards. However, Rodgers also had the ball punched out of his grasp after a reception early in the fourth quarter at the Redskins' 19-yard line, leading to a recovery in the end zone by Washington's Zach Brown. It was that type of afternoon for the Buccaneers, which turned the ball over on three occasions in opposing territory. On the bright side, Rodgers continues to enjoy a solid complementary role in the offense, although that could naturally be affected whenever Ronald Jones II returns from a hamstring injury.
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|2016||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||10||5||129||560||4.3||45||2||3||29|
|2017||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||16||4||64||244||3.8||36||1||1||11|
|2018||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||14||0||28||101||3.6||20||0||1||6|
|2016||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||10||5||13||98||7.5||21||0||1||0||3|
|2017||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||16||4||9||74||8.2||15||0||0||0||4|
|2018||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||14||0||30||247||8.2||24||0||1||0||11|
|2016||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||10||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2017||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||16||11||255||23.2||45||0||1|
|2018||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||14||3||52||17.3||21||0||0|
|2016||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||10||2||2.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2017||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||16||4||3.0||1||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2018||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||14||3||2.0||1||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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|2016||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||10||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2017||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||16||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2018||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||14||1||1||0||2||0||2||2||0|