The fourth preseason game is more or less the last opportunity for the unproven to make the final roster. Starters don’t often get the play here unless they’re facing a suspension to start the year or haven’t gotten the in-game reps they needed due to injury. Against the Chiefs, some bubble players for the Green Bay Packers got to make their last case for a roster. Others have proved to us what they’re been showing us all preseason.
We take a look at the final preseason trends for fantasy players on the Packers:
Geronimo Allison, WR
After last week’s preseason game, Allison put his name back on the fantasy map. Against the Chiefs, he may have solidified himself as someone to take a flier on. He had one catch for 31 yards on one target. He beat the corner pretty handily and, despite how well some rookies have played, solidified himself as the primary third receiver on the team. Geronimo’s ADP is in the late 12th round for PPR leagues so he’ll likely be available for your last few picks. If Davante Adams sees a lot of attention from defenses this season, Allison could benefit.
Aaron Jones, RB
Against the Chiefs, Jones was consistently eking out yardage on runs that looked to be going nowhere. He was explosive and displayed his talent of knowing when to bounce the run to the outside. These are things that I don’t think Jamaal Williams can do and that’s what makes Jones the most talented back on the roster. Jones had 34 yards and a touchdown on the ground, but also added three catches for 21 yards. That bump in the passing game is nice to see and essential to his fantasy value.
Marquez Valdes-Scantling, WR
After disappearing against the Raiders, MVS jumped back onto the radar against the Chiefs. He brought in all three of his targets for 41 yards. Valdes-Scantling feels like a lock to make the 53-man roster and could be the field stretcher that will open up the Packers’ offense. He won’t provide much value in redraft leagues, but if he’s sitting on the free agent list for dynasty leagues, he’s worth grabbing.
J’Mon Moore, WR
After appearing to mend some of his drop issues, Moore only brought in two catches on seven targets. Now, it was a rough night for Tim Boyle throwing the ball so not all these balls were catchable. Drops have plagued Moore since his days at Missouri and there’s not a whole lot that’ll make Packers fans pull their hair out more. So whether or not his mouthguard is indicating a run or pass play, I would say Moore’s on the bubble.