Washington Commanders running back Chris Rodriguez Jr. ran for 43 yards on six attempts and caught one pass for five yards in the team's 31-19 loss to the New York Giants. He also lost a fumble, which was one of six turnovers for Washington on Sunday. The rookie was filling in as the backup running back for the injured Antonio Gibson (toe). That allowed him to tie his career-high in touches and break his personal best rushing yards mark. This backfield still belongs to Brian Robinson Jr. and any other running back is simply a complimentary piece. Even if Gibson were to miss Thursday's tilt against Dallas, Rodriguez won't be on fantasy radars due to limited opportunities and a tough matchup on the road.
Nov 20, 2023 10:01 AM EST
Washington Commanders running back Chris Rodriguez Jr. could be a name to watch during Week 8. After seeing little usage for the first six weeks of the season, the rookie ended up splitting carries with fellow back Brian Robinson Jr. while also leading Washington in rushing during Week 7. With the Commanders taking on the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 8, one thing to monitor is if Rodriguez maintains his role or if he sees an even larger share. With no teams on bye, there are likely few rosters in need of the rookie's services. However, he could be an interesting player to hold over the weekend as an upside stash.
Oct 27, 2023 5:26 PM EST
Washington Commanders running back Chris Rodriguez Jr. had seven carries for 31 yards in Sunday's loss to the New York Giants. Although this wasn't an awe-inspiring performance from the rookie, it was notable considering it was his first real work of the season. With two players ahead of him on the depth chart, most assumed the former Kentucky back would see little usage this season. However, he surprised everyone by leading the Commanders in rushing while splitting work with Brian Robinson Jr. during Week 7. Heading into a matchup against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 8, he's a name to monitor as a sneaky add off the waiver wire.
Oct 22, 2023 6:17 PM EST
Washington Commanders rookie running back Chris Rodriguez Jr. (illness) was a limited participant in Tuesday's practice. Rodriguez, who was drafted by the Commanders in the sixth round of the 2023 NFL Draft, missed the team's Week 4 matchup against the Philadelphia Eagles with an illness. The rookie hasn't seen many opportunities as the RB3 in Washington behind running backs Brian Robinson Jr. and Antonio Gibson. He has just three carries for seven yards on six offensive snaps this season. Rodriguez will need to likely practice in full on Wednesday to not carry a designation into Thursday's matchup with the Chicago Bears.
Oct 4, 2023 12:14 AM EST
Washington Commanders running back Chris Rodriguez Jr. had seven carries for 52 yards in Saturday's win over the Cincinnati Bengals. With the starters getting the night off, Rodriguez was entrusted to lead the rushing attack out of the backfield. As the top back, he looked strong before being subbed out at halftime. The sixth-round rookie has been impressive this preseason, averaging 7.2 yards per carry on 17 attempts for 122 yards. With these solid performances adding up, it wouldn't be surprising to see the former Kentucky standout as third in line behind Brian Robinson and Antonio Gibson.
Aug 27, 2023 9:59 AM EST