Wide receiver Da’Rick Rogers went undrafted in April due to character concerns that led to him being dismissed from the team at Tennessee and playing the 2012 season at Tennessee Tech. After being released by the Buffalo Bills he has spent much of this season on the Indianapolis Colts’ practice squad, but Rogers has been active in the last two weeks and he had a significant role on Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals (six receptions for 107 yards and two touchdowns while playing 41 of 60 snaps in the game).
Should fantasy football owners now consider Rogers a must-add?
Reggie Wayne’s knee injury has exposed the Colts’ lack of depth at wide receiver over the last several weeks, and the veteran is still third on the team in receptions (38) and receiving yards (503) despite missing the last six games. Finding a reliable option to go along with T.Y. Hilton has been a struggle, and the team has finally turned to Rogers and to a lesser degree LaVon Brazill after Darrius Heyward-Bey failed to step up.
Rogers is only worth adding in the deepest leagues for the rest of this season, and even that is a bit of a reach at this late stage with the playoffs going. But he has an opportunity to end the season on a high note as well as make a case for a prominent role next season, and anyone who is in a position to catch passes from Andrew Luck has a chance to be a very productive player.
A dismal game in Week 15 against the Houston Texans could change things some, but Rogers belongs on the radar in dynasty leagues now and is worthy of at least a speculative add for owners in that format.
Brad Berreman is a contributing writer at Rant Sports.com. Follow him on Twitter @bradberreman24.