Da'Rick Rogers Instant Fantasy Reaction for 2013 Fantasy Playoffs

David Daniels@TheRealDDanielsSenior Writer IDecember 8, 2013

CINCINNATI, OH - DECEMBER 08:  Da'Rick Rogers #16 of the Indianapolis Colts goes up for the pass against the pressure of Adam Jones #24 of the Cincinnati Bengals during their game at Paul Brown Stadium on December 8, 2013 in Cincinnati, Ohio.  (Photo by John Grieshop/Getty Images)
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Da'Rick Rogers came out of nowhere to become the waiver wire fantasy pickup of the week.

The undrafted rookie wide receiver out of Tennessee Tech exploded for six receptions, 107 yards and two touchdowns against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday. Andrew Luck targeted him nine times on the afternoon, three more than any other Indianapolis Colts receiver besides Coby Fleener, who also finished with nine.

Rogers hadn’t caught a pass prior to Week 14. Given that, he’s a risky start going forward. However, he’s a must-add simply on potential alone.

Indianapolis plays the Houston Texans, Kansas City Chiefs and Jacksonville Jaguars to finish out the season. The 2-11 Texans offer opponents plenty of scoring opportunities, and the Chiefs and Jaguars are both in the bottom 12 in the league in passing yards allowed.

Rogers is owned in 0 percent of Yahoo! Sports leagues. That number will skyrocket—owners should peg him as their No. 1 waiver priority.


David Daniels is a breaking news writer at Bleacher Report and news editor at Wade-O Radio.