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Three weeks in the books, three wins, and three stellar fantasy performances by Aaron Rodgers & Co. With James Jones and Randall Cobb both playing at an elite level, and Eddie Lacy one week healthier, this offense should have no problem this week against a 49er's defense that is 28th in the NFL in passing yards allowed and 31st in total points allowed. As for San Francisco, an embarrassing performance, offensively and defensively, against Arizona last week does not bode well for them as they return home to face the Pack.
Green Bay Packers: Start 'Em
1. Aaron Rodgers - Projected: 20
You already know. Off to a 10 touchdown and 0 interception start to the season, and coming off of a 34 point game against Kansas City on Monday night, Rodgers has, and continues to establish himself as the best player in the NFL. No changes from last week, keep him locked as your starting quarterback going into San Francisco to face a defense that will get used to seeing the championship belt from Rodgers.
2. Randall Cobb - Projected: 13
After two pretty good games from Cobb in Week 1 and Week 2, he had an absolute monster game in Week 3 putting up 28 points on 7 receptions, 91 yards, and 3 touchdowns. His shoulder seems to be very close to being fully healed, which is a scary note for NFC secondaries. We've all seen Cobb's ability to make something out of broken plays, and escape would be tacklers with ease, and it should continue against a below average Niner's secondary. I expect him and Rodgers to make some big plays and put on a show.
3. James Jones - Projected: 8
James Jones has to be the biggest fantasy surprise so far this year, putting up WR1 numbers in a WR2 slot. Jones was only targeted 7 times in the two games that Davante Adams was healthy, but he seems to be the go-to guy in the redzone, hauling in 3 of those for touchdowns. Coming off a 19 point performance, Jones should have plenty of his own opportunities on this Sunday.
4. Eddie Lacy - Projected: 13
Lacy is listed as "Probable" this week, but after playing through his ankle injury against Kansas City, I fully expect him to take the majority of the snaps this week. He racked up 8 points even with his bad ankle, and at some points it didn't seem like his ankle was even a factor. The 49er's defense is limiting opposing running backs to just under 100 yards per game, but with Rodgers spreading the field with the passing game, expect holes to open up for Lacy the entire game.
Green Bay Packers: Sit 'Em
1. Davante Adams - Projected: 0
Adams ankle injury looks like it will keep him out of the contest in San Francisco, as he listed as "Doubtful" on the injury report. Even when he's been healthy, he's been a bit of a fantasy disappointment, especially with all the hype after Jordy nelson went down. Hopefully he can bounce back after letting his ankle rest for a couple weeks.
San Francisco 49er's: Start 'Em
Nobody. Seriously nobody. The only player on the 49er's offense I would consider starting is Carlos Hyde, but with Aaron Rodgers and the Packers offense set to put up points and stay on the field, he may not be on the field as much as he was in Week 1 against Minnesota when he had 29 points.
San Francisco 49er's: Sit Em
Colin Kaepernick - Projected: 16
Kaepernick had one of the worst games of his career last week at Arizona, totaling 4 fantasy points on 67 yards passing and 4 interceptions. With no real number one receiver to throw to, an aging Vernon Davis, and a broken offensive line, the Niners offense is sputtering. The Packers defense is tied for 3rd in the league in sacks and has 3 interceptions as well, a productive game from the San Francisco quarterback is questionable.
Carlos Hyde - Projected: 12
Hyde had a very impressive game in Week 1, but as the 49ers have fell way behind the Steelers and the Cardinals, they've had to rely on the passing game to try to crawl their way back into the game. I expect the Packers to get up by a touchdown or two early, and put them in that same situation again. Green Bay's run defense has been less than impressive, but this could be the week they step up.
Anquan Boldin - Projected: 6
The last time Boldin faced the Packers, he racked up over 200 yards receiving, but I don't expect anything near those numbers this Sunday. Boldin get more looks than any other 49er's receiver, but coming off of a 1 point performance against the Cardinals, he doesn't make any starting position on my fantasy team.
Vernon Davis: Projected: 0
Davis is listed as "Doubtful" for Sunday's game against Green Bay. He has seen his better years come and go, and is only averaging 3.33 fantasy points per game so far in 2015. Much better options can be played over Davis at the TE or FLEX slots.