Boy oh boy, this is an article that I dreaded writing. When I joined the team here at Wisconsin Sports Heroics, I knew that I wanted to incorporate fantasy football into my articles. Seeing as the Green Bay Packers are a major focal point on this website, it is only fitting that after every Packer game, I look at the fantasy numbers for each major player! We all know the result of this weeks game, as the Packers got embarrassed by the Saints. That said, let’s see just how poorly ten players did!
NOTE: The scoring is based off of PPR through NFL Fantasy. Please keep that in mind as the numbers may be slightly different from a Fantasy league you may be in!
Aaron Rodgers: 1.32 Points
Yikes. Has Aaron Rodgers ever scored less than two points in fantasy football? One of the major takeaways from week one was… the takeaways. Aaron Rodgers threw two interceptions to ZERO touchdowns, which is a completely foreign concept to not us fans, but Aaron Rodgers himself. Individuals can speculate about Rodgers being “checked out” after throwing his first interception, but the weeks ahead will truly tell what version of Aaron Rodgers we are getting.
Jordan Love: 0.72 Points
Besides the fumble, Jordan Love actually had a decent outing! The fumble ate up all of the fantasy points he had racked up, but going 5/7 with 68 yards is not a bad NFL debut, even if it is against the backup defense in the fourth quarter of a blowout. Jordan Love likely isn’t a QB you’ll have on your fantasy roster at this point, unless the bench is super, super deep and there aren’t any other starting QB’s available.
Davante Adams: 10.6 Points
Due to Adams having five receptions, that is five automatic points right there. For those of you unaware how a PPR scoring system works, that explains it. Adams had five receptions for a total of fifty six yards. Five receptions equals five points, and he received an additional 5.6 points due to the fifty six total yards. 10.6 points is respectable… for a bench player. This is Davante Adams we are talking about here! He is usually putting up twenty or more points, most of the times with multiple touchdowns.
Aaron Jones: 4.2 Points
This number just doesn’t even seem real. Aaron Jones, the man we decided to keep and give a bunch of money to, was completely shut down. Jones only had five carries. Five! That is completely mind blowing, especially the fact that you take into consideration he had more receiving yards than rushing. One might assume that if Aaron Jones did poorly, someone like AJ Dillon would’ve had to step up. Right?
AJ Dillon: 3.6 Points
Nope. Wrong. AJ Dillon showed some good carries, however Quadzilla just wasn’t a factor in this game either. The Packers tried to mix things up with some new looks in order to get SOMETHING going, but at the end of the day it just did not work out. Dillon finished the game with one reception for seven yards, and four carries for nineteen yards, which led the team. Nineteen yards is your leading rusher, yikes.
Randall Cobb: 4.3 Points
Welcome back Randall Cobb! I have him in one of my leagues with a pretty deep bench, and I debated starting him. It was Cobb’s first game back with the Packers, and you’d assume they would want to make an immediate statement, and make him feel at home. Sadly for Cobb, he had only one reception in this game, but thankfully it was a great reception, clocking in at 32 yards. Add in one carry for a solid one yard, Cobb finishes with a totally average 4.3 points.
MVS: 4.7 Points
In the same league I have Randall Cobb, I have MVS as well. Sadly, you never know what you’re going to get with Marquez Valdes-Scantling. In this game, he put up an average 4.7 points thanks to three receptions with seventeen yards. Aaron Rodgers tried to find MVS for the long ball on a few occasions, but Rodgers just wasn’t accurate today. This is an interesting number for Marquez, as you are likely to either see a number like this, or some massive, inflated number due to a huge reception touchdown.
Robert Tonyan: 2.8 Points
Rodgers loves a good tight end, and thankfully for him he’s got a veteran in Marcedes Lewis, along with Robert Tonyan. Tonyan bursted onto the scene last year, and is poised for another great season. Sadly, that season is going to take awhile to get going. Tonyan finished with just two receptions for eight yards, which isn’t going to cut it in the long run. Hopefully TD Tonyan returns soon.
Packers Defense: -4 Points
No, that is not a typo. The Green Bay Packers defense finished with NEGATIVE four points. Does anything else need to be said that hasn’t been said already? I didn’t think so. Time to move on.
Mason Crosby: 3 Points
Well, at least we scored three points. Kickers are awarded points for field goals based on how long the attempt was, and thankfully Crosby made his field goal in the 30-39 yard range, resulting in three fantasy points. Three fantasy points, three real life points.
That’ll do it! There were a few more players who scored points in fantasy, however I just wanted to focus on ten of them. When there are weeks where Rodgers makes a completion to eight different receivers, I would be here all day! Hopefully you guys enjoy this new series, even with the lackluster fantasy numbers from the team this week.
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