Green Bay Packers 12-4
Welcome to the NFC North Week and the Green Bay Packers 2014 Fantasy Highs and Lows. Each week we will go division by division breaking down each team.
The Packers were one of the easiest teams to cover. Almost everyone was a fantasy starter or not a realistic option. They were SO CLOSE to a Super Bowl run, and we think sticking with their players for your fantasy team will help bring you a championship in 2015.
Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb
Jordy Nelson caught 98 passes for 1,519 yards and 13 touchdowns. Randall Cobb caught 91 passes for 1,287 yards and 12 touchdowns. These guys are on the same team. Unbelievable. Jordy was the third ranked fantasy Wide Receiver in standard scoring leagues. Randall Cobb was sixth. Wow. Sadly, Green Bay wants to keep Cobb rather than lose him to free agency, but it’s complicated.
I’ll admit it, I lost faith in the bruiser after his first four weeks of lackluster performances. But then he turned a corner and because the fantasy standout we thought he would be in the preseason. He actually increased his yards-per-carry from 4.1 to 4.6 and became more of a factor in the passing game (42 catches for 427 yards and four touchdowns). I’m excited about him for the 2015 season. The world is his oyster.
Each week that the Packers had a nice Tight End match up we had to let everyone down by referring to the facts… there was no Tight End in Green Bay worth a roster spot on your fantasy team, regardless of match up. They already let go of Brandon Bostick. Andrew Quarless and Richard Rodgers combined for only 548 yards and six touchdowns on the season. Hopefully next year someone will break through and become a consistent part of the game plan.
Aaron Rodgers’ Week 15 Performance
Are you like me? Did you ride Aaron Rodgers all season, was #1 or #2 in the league all year and then miss your championship because Rodgers had the worst game of his career in Week 15 at Buffalo – of all weeks!?! It was painful. 185 passing yards, zero touchdowns, two interceptions. and a fumble. SIX fantasy points. Total. We still love him and he was the #2 scoring fantasy Quarterback on the season, but that was the ultimate low. Nothing compares.