July 26, 2012; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb (18) catches a pass during training camp practice at Ray Nitschke Field in Green Bay, WI. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-US PRESSWIRE
I decided to actually wipe the spicy garlic wing sauce off my fingers today! Nom. Anyway, lots of fantasy football drafts are fast approaching (including ours!), and most hardcore fantasy players are already doing research. We decided to help everyone out with a post on Packers players and how they should perform this year in fantasy football.
The regular readers of Acme Packing Company will probably know exactly how they value certain Green Bay Packers players, so this is a bit more for non-Packers fans, but it should be useful for anyone nonetheless.
QB Aaron Rodgers - He's the best quarterback in the NFL and he's worth taking in the first round. This is news to no one.
WR Greg Jennings - He'll produce at the same level as he did last season if he's healthy. He's outrageously consistent. It's very doubtful that he's under or over-valued significantly by any reputable fantasy football publication.
TE Jermichael Finley - The same goes for Finley. He won't put up the numbers of Jimmy Graham or Rob Gronkowski, but he won't disappoint you either. If you stick to your board on Finley, you'll get solid value.
WR Jordy Nelson - Don't kill me! This is just in pure fantasy terms. I don't expect Nelson to play worse this year, I just expect him to be wide open less often. He's going to be keyed in on much more than he was last year. He's probably going to go way too high in your draft because of the stats he put up last season.
RB James Starks - Someone's going to think they're really smart when they pick up the starting RB on the best offense in the NFL fairly deep in their draft. The Packers are going to give plenty of work to Alex Green, however, and Cedric Benson is a wildcard. Additionally, they'll probably pass more than they did last year. Starks should not be one of anyone's top two running backs.
WR Randall Cobb - He's going to be the Packers' third WR, which is basically a starter in this offense. He's not going to put up starter numbers, but he's worthy of having in your 3rd WR and/or your flex slot, especially if you're playing in a league that counts return yards.