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Fantasy Football: The Packers In Week 13 Against The 49ers

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ATLANTA - NOVEMBER 28:  Quarterback Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers rushes upfield away from Corey Peters #91 of the Atlanta Falcons at Georgia Dome on November 28 2010 in Atlanta Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
ATLANTA - NOVEMBER 28: Quarterback Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers rushes upfield away from Corey Peters #91 of the Atlanta Falcons at Georgia Dome on November 28 2010 in Atlanta Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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Snow was forecast earlier in the week for the Green Bay Packers first December home game, but that doesn't appear to be the case now. 

QB Aaron Rodgers. He had one of his best fantasy games of 2009 last December in Pittsburgh (383 yards and 3 TDs). So just because the weather has turned cold, don't be afraid to start him. And he has a good matchup against a 49ers secondary that appears to have some issues. 

WR Greg Jennings. Don't let his foot injury scare you off: he will play. He is their offense right now.

RB Brandon Jackson. The run offense was dismal as he got little help from his run blocking. The 49ers have a very good run defense. Even if the Packers start calling a lot of running plays, he's likely to share carries with FB John Kuhn. You've probably got better options on waivers.

WR James Jones. His stats against the Falcons were disappointing, but he was targeted 8 times (tied with Jennings for the most). He's more of a flex option than a No. 1 or 2 wide receiver, but he'll get thrown to on Sunday.

WR Jordy Nelson. He had a solid game against the Falcons (5 for 61 yards and 1 TD), but that was his first decent fantasy game of the year. Rodgers targeted nine different receivers last week and Nelson could easily become a forgotten man on Sunday.

WR Donald Driver. He's been confined to short passes the last two weeks. He's not a good start right now.

Packers TEs. TE Andrew Quarless showed some signs of life last week, and Mike McCarthy has been praising him this week. He's not an option this week, but check back in a week or two.

Packers defense. They had 2 sacks and 0 INTs last week, but now they're facing QB Troy Smith on the road instead of QB Matt Ryan at home. LB Clay Matthews was stopped last week, but he's expecting a much friendlier match-up against rookie RT Anthony Davis. They should be starting if you've got them.