Seemingly everyone was picking the Packers to get the job done, and they did just that!! The Packers victory over the Rams felt a lot more one sided than the score indicated. This Rams team just hasn’t been the same in recent weeks, and their bye obviously didn’t fix those problems. The Packers offense continues to look great, but is consistently leaving points on the table. After an absolutely massive amount of fantasy points last week, let’s see if they did the same from this win!
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: 26.28 Points
Just another week where Aaron Rodgers threw for over 300 yards, no big deal! Even with the run game playing a big part in this game, Rodgers still had a phenomenal game. Three combined touchdowns for the reigning MVP, one of those being rushing. His toe certainly seemed to be an issue at times, but overall, it really didn’t affect his performance. Hopefully the bye helps get him back to 100%, or at least as close as he’ll get. The combination of Von Miller, Aaron Donald, and Jalen Ramsey sure didn’t do as much damage as many expected!
Aaron Jones: 2.30 Points
Anyone who started Aaron Jones because they were excited he was activated was disappointed with this performance. I was surprised to see the Packers let him play, but it made sense when we saw him in this limited role. AJ Dillon took over once again, but it was smart to see Jones slowly get back into things. No receptions for Jones, which is usually his bread and butter, just a miniscule 23 yards on the ground. Jones will get back to his normal self in the weeks to come! Don’t let this convince you otherwise.
AJ Dillon: 20.00 Points
AJ Dillon is arguably the biggest mid-season waiver wire pickup if you were lucky to get him after Jones went down. Dillon is still going to have amazing value going through the end of the season, which can’t be said for all RB2’s. Five receptions for just over 20 yards which resulted in a touchdown, and then a solid 69 rushing yards. AJ Dillon came up in crucial short down situations, something that doesn’t really show up in fantasy, but something Packers fans love this man for.
Davante Adams: 18.40 Points
Again, Davante Adams is putting up these kind of numbers without getting into the endzone. Adams is easily the most consistent wide receiver in fantasy, one you don’t have to rely on touchdowns for. This game saw just eight receptions, which some might consider low for the star wideout. Another 100+ yard receiving game for Davante, with no signs of that slowing down anytime soon.
MVS: 9.00 Points
Randall Cobb will be put in the flex spot at the end of this, but I had to put MVS here as WR2. Who would’ve actually started Randall Cobb over MVS, knowing that Lazard was back also? Lazard is slowly being worked back into things, same as Aaron Jones. MVS had a nice deep ball in this one, but otherwise nothing massive. Just four receptions for fifty yards. This is the MVS we know and love in fantasy. He’s either going to have a 20+ point performance, or be totally average. This was at least the higher end of average, could’ve been much worse.
Josiah Deguara: 3.30 Points
For weeks I’ve been preaching that it is a total risk to start a Packers tight end, but 3.30 is still a solid score. Tight ends can be a complete bust, and while this might look like it, there are others who scored 1 or less points this week. I just don’t feel comfortable starting Deguara on a weekly basis. You’re relying on him to get a touchdown, which only happens when Greg Olsen is on commentary.
Packers Defense: 13.00 Points
This is an absolutely great performance from the Packers D, highlighted by the pick six. Matthew Stafford truly is a streaky quarterback, and Rams fans are questioning everything right now. Obviously he’s an upgrade from Goff, but he went down twice, threw the interception, fumbled, and the team had one other fumble as well. Far from a great performance from the Rams, which turned into a great fantasy outing for the Packers defense.
Mason Crosby: 12.00 Points
I don’t care that Crosby missed his last field goal, at least it was close, and it honestly was a kick that didn’t matter too much. Crosby nailed his first three, two were under thirty yards, but one was in the mid 40s. Crosby put up huge numbers in the fantasy department. Anything over five points from your kicker is a plus!
Packers Only Fantasy Team: 121.78 Points
This Packers only lineup would’ve seen you start Aaron Rodgers, Aaron Jones, AJ Dillon, Davante Adams, MVS, Randall Cobb (flex), Deguara, Packers D, and Mason Crosby. Back to back weeks of absolutely amazing performances! Even with Aaron Jones putting up relatively nothing, and the always low score from the tight end, this was a stellar week for fantasy. Randall Cobb put up massive numbers for only playing a half of football. Lazard only scored 3.30 fantasy points in his return, so my apologies if anyone decided to start him. Next week is huge, because the Packers have a bye! Make sure you’re stashing these players, don’t drop them to waivers. Chances are, someone will pick them up and you’ll be out of luck. Depending on where you are in the standings and who you’re playing, you might want to throw this week if it means getting to keep some of your best players. Fantasy is all about thinking long term!