Opponent: Detroit Lions
Location: Ford Field
He was a first round fantasy pick in all leagues and so far Aaron Rodgers has lived up to that billing scoring double digit points in every game but one and putting up more than 20 points in two thirds of matchups. Against a Detroit Lions secondary that can’t cover anybody, another 20+ point performance should be expected.
Whether it’s James Starks or Alex Green, the running game hasn’t been very effective this year for Green Bay. With the two now deadlocked in a timeshare on one of the worst rushing teams in the NFL, no Green Bay runner should be near your starting rotation this week.
We won’t be seeing Greg Jennings any time soon which is good news for fantasy owners of James Jones who takes Jennings spot and has arguably matched whatever production would have been expected of the Packers #1 WR. I see a good haul of points for Jones. I also see good things for Jordy Nelson who looks like he is fully fit and ready to play. Then there is Randall Cobb who has also put on some outstanding fantasy totals this year and who should also put up big numbers. That’s right – Aaron Rodgers can sustain three top wide receivers and I have all three pencilled in to my top 20 this week.
I’ve made no secret of my opinion that Jermichael Finley would bust this year and he has done exactly that. There was always going to be an odd man out in the Packers targets and Finley has been it. Keep him out of your lineup and potentially he should be on waivers as he has been passed by even the most mediocre of fantasy TEs. For those in deep leagues, consider Tom Crabtree an option – he had a TD score last week and may have supllanted Finley as the #1 TE although I would be wary that over the bye Green bay activated their other young TE Andrew Quarless from the PUP list.