1. Don't Expect Jacquizz Rodgers to Imitate Darren Sproles
One corollary of the Matt Ryan hype is a growing expectation that Jacquizz Rodgers will emerge as a flex option at running back, particularly in PPR leagues. Although Rodgers should be owned in most formats and does have some upside as a receiver, he's a fourth running back at most in 12-team leagues.
The reasoning with Rodgers' increased expectations goes like this: The Falcons want to lighten Michael Turner's workload, and Rodgers will get some of the carries. Also, Rodgers is Atlanta's best receiver at running back, and new offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter is installing an aggressive passing offense, which means more snaps for Rodgers. Plus, the Falcons said they like him.
That's all great, but the Falcons said prior to last year that they were going to run the ball less, and Turner still received 301 carries. Some say this year will be different because this is Koetter's first year in Atlanta. That is true. But in ...