Jacquizz Rodgers Injury Updates

3:08pm EDT 8/23/18

The Bucs have placed RB Charles Sims on IR with the knee injury he suffered in last weekend's preseason game. He was in line for a pass-catching role in Tampa's backfield. That work now figures to go to RB Jacquizz Rodgers, but it's unlikely to be enough to make him a fantasy factor. Sims' injury certainly doesn't hurt the outlooks for RBs Peyton Barber and Ronald Jones.

The Bucs have placed RB Charles Sims on IR. No word yet on his injury. With RB Doug Martin reportedly set to be a healthy scratch again on Sunday, Tampa will be down to RBs Jacquizz Rodgers, Peyton Barber and Russell Hansbrough.

Bucs RB Doug Martin will again be inactive for the team's season finale against the Panthers, according to the Tampa Bay Times' Rick Stroud. HC Dirk Koetter called Martin's deactivation last week a "coach's decision." He missed a large chunk of this season with a hamstring injury and has mustered just 2.9 yards per carry in his 8 appearances. Still, it's a strange turn of events for a guy who just received a 5-year, $35.75 million contract this past offseason. We'll see whether Martin remains a Buc in 2017. Jacquizz Rodgers figures to operate as Tampa Bay's lead back vs. the Panthers this weekend. He tallied 78 yards and a TD on 17 touches last Saturday.

3:07pm EST 12/24/16

Bucs RB Doug Martin is INACTIVE for today's game against the Saints. He wasn't even listed on the injury report, so he's either a healthy scratch or was deactivated for disciplinary reasons. Martin has averaged just 2.9 yards per carry this season. His absence leaves Tampa Bay's backfield to Charles Sims and Jacquizz Rodgers. We'd lean toward Sims as the preferred fantasy play, but both guys are risk/reward options.

The Buccaneers on Saturday officially activated RB Charles Sims from IR. Sims hasn't played since the team's 4th game and likely returns as the #3 back. Doug Martin leads the way, and OC Todd Monken said this week that RB Jacquizz Rodgers has earned an "expanded role." Barring injuries ahead of him, Sims figures to make little fantasy impact the rest of the way. Martin's injury issues this season put Sims on the handcuff radar in deeper leagues, though.

Bucs RB Doug Martin practiced on Wednesday. He missed the final few series of last week's game after he, as he put it, got "bent back." But the team never announced an injury, and his participation on Wednesday means he's on track to play against the Saints this weekend. Martin's workload projection is less clear. RB Charles Sims is expected back, and OC Todd Monken said RB Jacquizz Rodgers has earned an "expanded role" after a solid showing last week. Consider Martin just a RB2 for Week 14, despite the plus matchup.

Buccaneers RB Doug Martin has a chance to return in Week 10. The 27-year-old hasn’t played since suffering a hamstring injury in Week 2. “We’re hopeful that after these three days off that maybe he has a shot at Chicago,” HC Dirk Koetter said. “But hamstrings seem to linger a little bit. We’ll have to wait and see.” The Bucs certainly need help at RB with Charles Sims and Antone Smith out for the year. Jacquizz Rodgers is dealing with a foot injury, too. For now, Peyton Barber and Mike James represent the only healthy RBs in Tampa Bay.

Bucs RB Jacquizz Rodgers suffered an ankle injury in the 4th quarter of Sunday’s loss to Oakland. In his postgame comments, HC Dirk Koetter indicated that his running back will miss some time. "I don't think it's probably good," Koetter said. "But I don't know for sure. It's something to do with his ankle.” Tampa Bay faces Atlanta on Thursday night, decreasing Rodgers’ chances of suiting up. If he can’t go — and Doug Martin remains out, as expected — the Bucs would turn to veteran Antone Smith and rookie Peyton Barber. Smith beat Barber in snaps (22 to 3) and touches (5 to 1) on Sunday.

Bucs HC Dirk Koetter revealed Wednesday that RB Doug Martin suffered a setback with his hamstring injury last week. There's no timetable for Martin's return, which presumably means he won't play against the 49ers on Sunday. It's a huge missed opportunity for a prime matchup and obviously muddies Martin's outlook going forward. RB Jacquizz Rodgers looks like the starter this weekend after handling a whopping 35 touches. He won't need nearly that much to post nice fantasy numbers against a 'Niners defense that's allowed the 3rd most fantasy points to RBs.

The Bucs have placed RB Charles Sims (knee) on IR. Still no word on the exact nature of his knee injury, but he's now out for at least the next 8 weeks. He can be dropped in redraft leagues. Tampa will roll with RB Jacquizz Rodgers as the starter tonight vs. Carolina. RB Doug Martin is expected back after the Week 6 bye.

The Bucs have officially listed RB Charles Sims (knee) as doubtful for Monday night's game at Carolina. Sims had labeled himself a game-time decision, but even that sounds optimistic now. RB Doug Martin is also doubtful with the hamstring injury that cost him the past 2 games. That leaves Jacquizz Rodgers in line to start ... and us hoping you have a better option

Bucs RB Charles Sims (knee) did not practice on Thursday. We haven't heard much about his injury, and he has an extra day to get ready for Tampa Bay playing the Panthers on Monday night. We'll update Sims' status again tomorrow. RB Doug Martin (hamstring) is not expected back this week, so Sims' absence would leave the Bucs with RB Jacquizz Rodgers.

Bucs RB Doug Martin is expected to miss "about 3 weeks" with his hamstring injury, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Tampa has a well-timed Week 6 bye, so Martin should be ready for Week 7. He's worth stashing in all fantasy leagues. Charles Sims will take over as the lead back in the meantime. But HC Dirk Koetter has hinted that Sims might not be a workhorse. "He’s a little bit different style of runner," Koetter said. "He’s not going to break as many tackles as Doug is, but he’s a little more elusive on the outside, a little better in the screen game." Look for RB Jacquizz Rodgers to mix in for at least a handful of carries per game. The Bucs also have a brutal upcoming schedule: Rams, Broncos, Panthers. It all makes Sims more RB2 than RB1 while Martin is out.


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