My analysis for Week Two? Rodgers is back, Adams is a monster, and Jones found the end zone again.
That’s it. That’s the whole article.
Of course, I’m joking, but you can’t help but feel this way if you watched the game on Sunday. After some initial red zone discomfort, the good guys in green and gold figured it out and put on an offensive clinic in a dismantling of a young, rebuilding rival defense. It’s hard not to feel confident going into week two against another divisional foe, but let’s take a closer look at who you should be confident about, and who you need more breaks, less gas on.
*All points are standard scoring.
QB: Aaron Rodgers (Last week: 30.8 points)
I hate to say “I told you so,” but I absolutely called this. I predicted a back to form season for Rodgers, and have no reason to feel unjustified. That was an absolute clinic, and if Adams hadn’t had a rare drop on 4th and goal in the end zone, it could have been even better. 364 yards and four touchdowns in week one should have you optimistic about week two, and you have every right to be.
Can we all take a moment to appreciate just how absolutely absurd this throw was from Aaron Rodgers?
Rolling to his right stops on a dime and fires a 🎯 into TIGHT coverage for the TD.
— Eli Berkovits (@BookOfEli_NFL) September 15, 2020
Mitch Trubisky (gross) is your number eight fantasy QB on the season after the Lions largely kept him in check for three quarters. However a classic Lions fourth quarter collapse vaulted him into top-10 status. Trubs threw for 242 yards and three scores against the Lions secondary, and he is nowhere near the player Rodgers is. Look for Rodgers to continue his scorching hot hand this week as a must-start in any league.
WEEK TWO PREDICTION: 27-32 points.
RB: Aaron Jones (Last week: 13.6 points)
A relatively quiet day by his standards, a touchdown later in the game saved his performance. Jones looked good, caught a nice pass, ran pretty well, but when the defense is letting Rodgers and Adams do whatever they want, why break away from that? They could do no wrong, and Jones still turned out a solid performance from a fantasy standpoint. Bigger games are ahead for the El Paso native.
— Green Bay Packers (@packers) September 13, 2020
If these sunglasses are on, you’re in for a good day.
The Bears ran over the Lions for over five yards a carry, and I can see the game plan starting with hoping Jones can imitate or improve upon that, as the focus for the Lions will be stopping Rodgers and Adams. If Jones starts running strong, I think he could get a hefty workload, and likely won’t be replaced by those lower on the depth chart unless the game is out of reach.
WEEK TWO PREDICTION: 18-23 points.
Williams and Dillon are definitely well below Jones in snap count. Williams is touchdown dependent, and unless Jones needs to sit, we likely won’t see much of Dillon. Pass on them this week unless you’re in a deep league, as Williams could always score against a weak defense.
WR: Davante Adams (27.6 points)
Ladies and gentlemen, your number one WR in the league after week one is Davante Adams. He looked magnificent against the clearly over-matched Vikings secondary, running circles around everyone. He was the man to beat, and no man in purple was able to come close. He could have had a third score if he hadn’t dropped an albeit tough Rodgers’ dart in a crowd, but the fact remains, the dude was scary. And the best part? That should continue into next week.
Rodgers absurd TD dime to Davante Adams 😯
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) September 13, 2020
The Lions didn’t give up THAT many passing yards last week, but they were up against an inferior QB compared to the GOAT. I fully expect Adams to be an active participant in what should either be a demolishing of the Lions or a game Stafford can keep close (which would be better for Adams, as the running game is hungry). Look for double-digit targets for the Fresno kid again, and another great day for Adams fantasy owners (like myself). He’s still the clear favorite for Rodgers, who did well with the younger receivers, but it’s Davante season.
WEEK TWO PREDICTION: 21-25 points.
Lazard and MVS both played pretty okay against a weak secondary. I still don’t know if I can trust either on my roster, but they both could be decent pickups off the waiver wire if available. Let’s start there before we plug them into our lineups.
Nothing to see here. Seriously. I don’t believe a TE was targeted this week.
If you have an offensive starter for the Packers this week, they are a must-play (unless they play TE). Even the second-stringers could have value in a pinch. It was a great start of the season for Packer fans. Let’s hope the trend continues.