Aaron Rodgers returned from the COVID list, but sadly didn’t deliver a lights out performance. The lights were indeed out for the Seahawks, as they were shutout. This was a very interesting game for the Packers, as the score indicated a dominant win, but it was really just based around two late AJ Dillon touchdowns. Let’s get into these fantasy scores!
NOTE: The scoring is based on PPR through NFL Fantasy. Please keep that in mind as the numbers might be slightly different from a Fantasy league you’re in!
Aaron Rodgers: 10.48 Points
Stats wise, it was far from an awful game from Aaron Rodgers. Fantasy wise? That’s a completely different story. I’m sure there were people who expected Rodgers to light it up in his return, but that just didn’t happen. Rodgers did throw an interception, which took away from his already low total. No touchdowns for the reigning MVP, which was quite surprising. Just shy of 300 yards in the air and 8 on the ground is far from bad though!
Aaron Jones: 12.60 Points
While Aaron Jones is out for the next week or two, he still delivered in this game where he got hurt. Seattle held Jones to just 25 rushing yards, but he hasn’t been that explosive in the rushing categories this season. Jones hauled in four receptions, which is always great for a running back. Obviously you aren’t able to start Jones for either next week, or the next two. AJ Dillon is available on a good majority of waivers, so go pick him up!
AJ Dillon: 26.80 Points
Talk about a monstrous fantasy performance! AJ Dillon had a massive reception late in the game which really helped his total, but his shining moment was the two late rushing touchdowns. AJ Dillon will be a huge piece of this offense until Aaron Jones returns, and he’s already been playing extremely well. Dillon was basically even with his rushing yards and receiving yards, clocking in at 66 and 62 respectively.
Davante Adams: 14.80 Points
Most fantasy receivers are forced to rely on touchdowns for a performance like this, but not Davante Adams. Adams got his usual amount of targets with Aaron Rodgers in, even though I’m sure Rodgers would’ve loved to connect with the deep ball or find Adams in the endzone. This ended up being a 7 catch game for Davante, finishing with 78 yards. For not having a touchdown, this is an amazing performance.
Randall Cobb: 5.10 Points
Randall Cobb continues to play his role, which is getting a few catches here and there. MVS caught a deep ball early in the game, and it seemed like he truly was back. That just doesn’t seem to be the case, and I’m more comfortable starting Cobb over MVS until MVS proves otherwise. Cobb isn’t doing anything to lose your mind over, but he’s just a solid player who usually gets around 5 fantasy points a game. Not great, but he’s a reliable receiver for Rodgers.
Josiah Deguara: 2.90 Points
The Packers still don’t have a TE1 with Tonyan out, they’re just splitting between Deguara and Lewis. Both are fine options if you’re sticking to Packers tight ends, but they’re not guaranteed many points. This is the ceiling I’d expect for both of them, which isn’t saying much. Stay away from Packer tight ends.
Packers Defense: 17.00 Points
This Packers defense is quickly becoming one of the best in the league. Patrick Mahomes was basically shut out last week compared to what he did against the Raiders this past week, and now they held Russ scoreless. I can’t say enough good things about this defense, which is a crazy thing to say. Three sacks with two INT’s and no points allowed is about as good as it gets.
Mason Crosby: 5.00 Points
Mason Crosby is beginning to scare me again. He might be getting in his own head, but at least he only missed one field goal in this one. Two extra points and a middle of the road field goal is all it takes to score five points as a fantasy kicker, which is a fine total. Crosby is one to monitor moving forward. He started off the year hot, but now he’s been struggling.
Packers Only Fantasy Team: 99.78 Points
If you played Aaron Rodgers, Aaron Jones, AJ Dillon, Davante Adams, Randall Cobb, MVS (flex), Josiah Deguara, Packers Defense, and Mason Crosby, you’d receive this score. Both Adams and Dillon scored more than Aaron Rodgers, which is intriguing to look at. This is a huge upgrade from the Jordan Love led team last week, however that was expected. I am very intrigued to see who fills the RB2 spot in my fantasy football recap for next week.
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