It was a little more stressful than it needed to be down the final stretch, but they got the job done! The Packers now solely hold the #1 seed in the NFC thanks to both the Cardinals and Bucs losing. It was a very low scoring week for fantasy players, so let’s see how the Packers did!
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: 23.82 Points
Another day, another masterful performance by the future back to back NFL MVP. Aaron Rodgers missed a few throws early on, including a couple of deep balls, but once he got on track this man was unstoppable. This was yet another no interception game for number 12, one that featured 268 passing yards with 3 touchdowns. On top of that, he had 11 rushing yards! Who said he has a banged up toe! Rodgers is primed for a relatively easy schedule the rest of the season, and right now he is firing on all cylinders.
Aaron Jones: 15.00 Points
No one can complain from a fifteen point day from their fantasy running back. Aaron Jones put those pass catching skills on display as he was wide open in the end zone, his only touchdown of the day was on the receiving end. Still splitting the carries with Dillon, Jones finished with just over 50 yards. Not a bad day for Jones! He had a few explosive runs which was great to see.
AJ Dillon: 10.50 Points
AJ Dillon would’ve had an absolutely disastrous fantasy performance without finding the endzone. Dillon didn’t play poorly, but he only had 22 rushing yards on the day with 13 receiving yards. A good sign that Rodgers is targeting him, but this wasn’t the best day on the ground for Dillon. Ten points still isn’t the worst!
Davante Adams: 16.40 Points
The Ravens defense did their best to lock up Adams, but he still got a touchdown! Adams found his way through six receptions for just under 50 yards, not a bad total for someone who was double teamed the entire game. The Packers do such a great job coming up with plays specifically to get Adams the ball, and it would shock me if other teams don’t follow this strategy for the rest of the season.
MVS: 20.80 Points
What happens when Davante Adams gets held to minimal yards? Someone else needs to step up! MVS did just that, putting up another masterful fantasy performance. It’s usually hit or miss with MVS, but these past few weeks he’s been putting in great performances. Last week Lazard stepped up, so it’s still questionable of whether to start MVS or Lazard. Tough advice for your WR3 heading into the fantasy playoffs, if you’re not there already.
Marcedes Lewis: 7.00 Points
Again, it’s up in the air for who you should start. Similar to the low end WR debacle with MVS or Lazard, do you go Lewis or Deguara at tight end? It seems like they both get a relatively similar workload, but then it comes down to the boom or bust potential. We saw Deguara get a touchdown the other week, but sometimes Lewis hauls in close to five receptions. On the opposite end of the spectrum, Deguara has been far more consistent as we’ve seen nothing from Lewis on occasion. Lewis was the TE leader in Week 15, but that can easily change on Christmas Day.
Packers Defense: 0.00 Points
Yes, you read that correctly. The Packers defense has certainly had better games, and they don’t fare the best against quarterbacks who can run. We saw it last week with Fields, and this week it was the BACK-UP who torched us on the ground. A healthy Lamar probably would’ve had a field day, but I guess we’ll never know. The Packers ended the day with nothing because they didn’t force any turnovers. No fumbles, no interceptions, and only one sack when you give up thirty points just isn’t going to cut it. Oh well, we move on. The schedule isn’t too bad the rest of the way, and if your playoffs go into the final week of the season when they play the Lions, that’s the easiest defensive fantasy start of the season.
Mason Crosby: 7.00 Points
Another very similar week for Mason Crosby. Rodgers does his thing, so field goals usually aren’t an option. Crosby nails his extra points, and connected with another short field goal once again. It will certainly be a discussion moving forward if Crosby can be counted upon in a crucial time during the playoffs, but we’ll cross that bridge when we get there (notice that I didn’t say IF we get there!)
Packers Only Fantasy Team: 105.32 Points
Just over 100 for the week if you started Aaron Rodgers, Aaron Jones, AJ Dillon, Davante Adams, MVS, Allen Lazard (flex), Marcedes Lewis, the Packers D, and Mason Crosby. Not as high of a total as we’ve seen in weeks prior, but the Packers defense not getting you a single point really brings that down. Lazard himself had under five fantasy points, so those two weren’t the best. As I said before, fantasy points were down for most of the stars this week, so 105.32 might’ve been a winning score! This is why we play the game, and best of luck to everyone in their fantasy playoffs if they haven’t already started!