Aaron Rodgers’s overall greatness stems from his ability to exploit an opponent’s subpar play. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have one of the better pass-rushing defenses this year. Slowing down the Buccaneers pass rush involves getting the ball out quickly, so look for Aaron Rodgers to target anyone playing against cornerback Sean Murphy-Bunting.
Why Aaron Rodgers Will Win against Murphy-Bunting.
Over the first five games, Murphy-Bunting has allowed an 86.2 completion percentage and a passer rating of 151. Aaron Rodgers currently has a career-high passer rating of 128. Murphy-Bunting has allowed a hundred more yards than the next closest starting Buccaneers cornerback. Only seven qualifying cornerbacks have allowed more receptions. Murphy-Bunting has allowed 16.4 fantasy points per game and over 2.5 points per target. Just these two stats alone rank him in the bottom ten of all qualifying NFL cornerbacks. Aaron Rodgers will target the receiver facing off against Murphy-Bunting.
Which Packers receiver Will Benefit?
Murphy-Bunting’s primary coverage this season has been against a team’s number two wide receiver and covered the slot receiver 39.6 percent of the time. Robert Tonyan currently runs 28.9 percent of his routes from the slot and leads the Packers in snaps from the slot. Tonyan is tied for the most touchdowns among NFL tight ends at five. Murphy-Bunting has allowed four touchdowns, tying him last among NFL cornerbacks. Expect Rodgers to connect with Robert Tonyan for at least five receptions, 50 yards, and one touchdown this week. Tonyan will be a reliable starting fantasy tightened once again for week six.