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Fantasy Football Recap: Packers’ ups and downs from week 4 win over Bears

Rodgers remains a top dog, but Randall Cobb and Geronimo Allison move up the list.

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This was a tough week for the Green Bay Packers’ fantasy football players, despite the team’s 35-14 victory over the Chicago bears on Thursday night, as several players went down with injuries. All this is truly bad in the real world, and fantasy football players are also feeling the proverbial pain. Here is who is looking up and down on the Packers.

Aaron Rodgers

This was the first game where Rodgers did not throw for 300+ yards, but he made up for it with four touchdowns. With the injuries in the backfield, Rodgers is going to stay a high-end fantasy quarterback.

Jamaal Williams / Aaron Jones

Ty Montgomery has broken ribs. Jamaal Williams has a knee injury, but there is no structural damage. That said, it seems very unlikely that Williams plays this week, so Aaron Jones should get the carries. The Cowboys have been middling on defense. They are not particularly good run defense. Jones could be a low-end RB2 or high-end Flex. He ran well against the Bears and finished with 49 yards and a touchdown. If he’s available in your league, get a waiver claim in on him immediately.

Jordy Nelson / Randall Cobb / Geronimo Allison

I am making the assumption that Davante Adams is not going to play this week after suffering a concussion. That hit and his reaction make it seem unlikely. Jordy is a matchup-proof start. The Cowboys have been giving up a lot of fantasy points to wide receivers, so Cobb and Allison should be valuable. In Dallas on the fast track, they should be able to get open and make plays. Cobb and Allison are moving up the ranks this week.

Martellus Bennett / Lance Kendricks

Neither has been particularly valuable so far. Kendricks has found ways to make a few big plays over the last few weeks, but neither really moves up. Bennett is clearly the one to whom Rodgers is trying to get the ball. Still, nothing has been happening so far. Bennett has still not found the end zone but holds some value in PPR leagues, averaging 7 targets per game.