Sunday afternoon was The Jordan Love show, and I know some would love to say it was a failed experiment. Some are much more optimistic, as am I. It was Love’s first start, and he will only get better with time. As expected, the Packers fantasy performance was severely affected by the QB change! Time to take a look at the numbers.
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!
Jordan Love: 11.90 Points
Everyone has their own opinion on Jordan Love, and if you came to see mine, you’re out of luck. Jordan Love put up about what the Packer faithful should have expected. The Chiefs really brought the blitz, which only made his first career start even more difficult. Love finally got his first passing touchdown in the 4th quarter, which is where most of his best work came from. An interception with about five minutes to go wasn’t the best, but the Packers D more than made up for it. Love to Lazard was the TD pass, and Love showed some spurts with his legs as well! Just shy of 200 yards in the air and 23 on the ground for the “rookie”.
Aaron Jones: 5.30 Points
Aaron Jones with a BEYOND disappointing fantasy performance. I was very high on him coming into this game, knowing how poorly the Chiefs defended the run. Aaron Jones did not step up to the plate, but he didn’t even get that many opportunities to do so. It blew my mind that he only had 12 carries, and that resulted in 53 yards. Jones didn’t have any receptions, which is something he thrived in for the past few weeks. Just a very quiet week for #33.
AJ Dillon: 13.00 Points
Jordan Love clearly had some sort of connection with Dillon, as AJ finished the game with four receptions. Dillon put up over double the amount of points than Aaron Jones, which is a huge surprise. Less than fifty yards on the ground, but that was more than made up for with his 4 receptions for 44 yards. This was a great fantasy performance from Dillon, and you should be more than satisfied if you flexed him this week.
Davante Adams: 10.20 Points
Honestly, this could’ve been a much worse performance for Adams in his return game. Adams was targeted early, but just didn’t see the connection that he has with #12. Adams picked things up later, and while he didn’t find the endzone, he finished with 6 receptions for 42 yards. Far from a huge game, but this should’ve been expected when we figured out Rodgers tested positive.
Randall Cobb: 8.00 Points
Randall Cobb is someone who you would’ve been hesitant to start this week, but I felt much more comfortable going with Cobb than throwing MVS back in there immediately. Randall Cobb did not disappoint, as he put up a completely acceptable eight points. Cobb and Love might’ve had the best chemistry out of the bunch, which says a lot. Cobb had that great reception on a risky over the body throw from Love, but it all worked out in the end. No one can complain about an eight point performance from a WR2 or WR3.
Josiah Deguara: 3.60 Points
Marcedes Lewis put up a beyond forgettable performance, so let’s focus on Deguara. This is someone who will definitely be looking at an increased workload, and I assume I’ll be flip flopping between him and Lewis on this list from week to week. The Tonyan injury is very unfortunate, and the Packers failed to acquire another TE by the trade deadline. I can’t say Deguara played great, but this is as much as we got out of the tight end work from Love.
Packers Defense: 5.00 Points
I don’t care what fantasy football says, this Packers defense was absolutely fantastic. The defense stepped up time and time again, which led to some huge opportunities for the offense. I know the Chiefs are far from the best version of themselves, but you still need to give credit where credit is due. While they only scored five fantasy points, that is due to their lack of sacks, interceptions, or fumble recoveries. Out of those three things, they only had one sack. It was a great performance in real time, just a little underwhelming for fantasy.
Mason Crosby: 1.00 Points
Yikes! Crosby had a missed field goal, blocked field goal, and then his one extra point. Those first two might not have been entirely his fault, so I hope Packer fans go easy on Crosby. Sure, this game would’ve been tied at 13 if he made the first two, but we also could’ve won 16-13 if we took a deep kick instead of going for it on 4th. There’s so many what ifs, but they can be forgotten about in the long run. Crosby will be just fine, and if the offense doesn’t score points and drive the ball down the field, Crosby is useless in fantasy.
Packers Only Fantasy Team: 67.00 Points
This is absolutely disgusting! A Packers only fantasy team consisting of Jordan Love, Aaron Jones, AJ Dillon, Davante Adams, Randall Cobb, Allen Lazard (flex), Josiah Deguara, Packers Defense, and Mason Crosby, you’d end up with under 70 points. Seeing as though the entire offense revolves around the QB, a poor performance will reflect that. I don’t think Love played poorly at all, but there is a lot of room for improvement. I say we forget about this week and move on!