In just over a month, the 2015 NFL season kicks off in earnest with the Pittsburgh Steelers taking on the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium. Between now and that time, the vast majority of fantasy football leagues will hold their drafts. This season, Green Bay Packers fans hoping to land one of their favorite players should expect plenty of competition, as the team's main offensive pieces have been consistently ranked among the very best in fantasy. In particular, Evan Silva of Rotoworld places four Packers within his top 30.
The Green Bay player with the highest position is, unsurprisingly, Eddie Lacy, who Silva ranked as the No. 3 overall player. Running back has long stood as the premium position in fantasy football, and Lacy represents one of the few true workhorse options. After a slow start in 2014, Lacy put together his best season to date, posting nearly 1,600 yards from scrimmage and 13 touchdowns. While he has competition for the No. 1 spot, some leagues will see Lacy come off the board with the top selection.
Next in line among Packers is wideout Jordy Nelson at No. 18. Like Lacy, Nelson comes off his finest year, with nearly 100 catches for 1,519 yards and 13 touchdowns. Green Bay's offense projects to have another huge year, so Nelson should see plenty of balls coming his way again in 2015. Unless you have concerns about his hip, Nelson represents a No. 1 receiver option for any team.
At the back end of his top 30, Silva included Randall Cobb (No. 24) and Aaron Rodgers (No. 27). Cobb broke out last season, with 12 touchdowns and nearly 1,300 receiving yards. As for Rodgers, he might well lead all players in fantasy points this year.
Beyond the top 30, Silva listed other Packers who may have big years, including second-year wideout Davante Adams and tight end Richard Rodgers.