The calendar has turned to July which means training camp is right around the corner and we all know what that means.
It’s fantasy football season!
When it comes to scouting the Green Bay Packers for fantasy value, it’s very tough to gauge. With the team implementing a new offense for the first time since 2006, no one really knows what to expect from Green Bay in terms of fantasy production.
Aaron Rodgers and Davante Adams will of course be top players at their respective positions but beyond that it’s a great unknown.
Can Aaron Jones be a productive workhorse back? LaFleur has made it crystal clear the Packers will run the ball more and Jones is the primary ball carrier. Can his newly refined body hold up to an increase in carries in 16 games? That’s a question that can’t be answered until the season starts.
Another big fantasy question is besides Adams, what will the value of the second year wide receivers be? Marquez Valdes-Scantling looks all the part of a fantasy sleeper and Equamineous St. Brown was the most consistent of the three rookies last season so he could end up a value WR3 should the offense adapt to LaFleur’s system sooner than later.
Then there is the reloaded defense which is embarking on its second season under Mike Pettine. The team stocked up on pass rushers but will those moves result in more sacks and pressures and therefore more turnovers? Again, we don’t know but it looks good on paper.
The bottom line is the Packers are a team full of players that suit fantasy owners willing to roll the dice with the exceptions of course of Rodgers and Adams. They may not have a lot of early draft picks right now, but if the team starts fast you could get a lot of good players signed off the street.
You can read more on how the Packers shape up for fantasy football this year plus a second year defensive lineman is impressing his teammates in today’s cheese curds.
It might be a stretch to call Jones a “boom or bust” fantasy prospect but not everyone is convinced he can be “the guy” on a consistent basis in LaFleur’s offense.
Every Packers/Cowboys game at AT&T Stadium have been classics and this year’s game will almost certainly continue that trend.
Want to see the Packers at Lambeau on the cheap? This is your chance and while it’s not a game, Lambeau Field must be experienced in person even for a practice.
Montravious Adams caused some head scratcher when he was selected, but if you believe the budding superstar Kenny Clark, Montravious Adams seems like a dark horse on the defensive line.
Not a bad idea. The police officer took the fun out of funeral with this one.