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Fantasy Football Week 13: Unleash The Packers Wide Receivers?

It's hard to count on consistent fantasy points from Green Bay Packers receivers. Two weeks ago, Jordy Nelson had a two touchdown game against the Buccaneers, and then only managed 26 yards against the Lions. James Jones had been quiet for a couple games, before a big one last week against the Lions. So what to do this week? Here's the case for a couple of players.

James Jones. He might have grabbed the chemistry that Jermichael Finley's been looking for when he caught a 65 yard touchdown pass against the Lions. Football Outsiders has the Giants ranked 27th against No. 3 or lower receivers. The weather looks like it should be good on Sunday. And Drew Brees targeted four different receivers six or more times last week against the Giants, so Aaron Rodgers should be able to get a lot of his receivers involved too.

Jermichael Finley. While he's not a wide receiver, I'm going to mention him after linking above to his comments on chemistry. Few tight ends are ranked higher currently in my Yahoo! league, but his three touchdown performance against the Bears is making him one of the more inconsistent players. It might be tempting to give up on him and look for a better matchup. However, he was targeted five times against the Lions, and he remains their No. 3 receiver. He's someone who could have a big game at any time, and there's nothing worse than that feeling when you leave one of your best players on the bench.

Randall Cobb. It's a real leap of faith to start a No. 4 wide receiver on your fantasy team, and I'm not suggesting it. I just wanted to point out that this is a good opportunity for him. The Giants's pass rush is dealing with injuries and a bad state of mind, and Mike McCarthy might think this is a good opportunity to use some four receiver sets.

James Starks. I really want to love him as a fantasy option as the cold December weather hits. But he only has one touchdown this season, and Rodgers seems to throw well in the cold. Starks is good for yardage (averaging 70 total yards per game), but not much else fantasy wise.