Fantasy Football Team Preview: Green Bay Packers
Jun 2, 2014 at 5:14p ET
Bye week: 9
Quarterback - Aaron Rodgers
Missed almost eight games with a shoulder injury, but his performance in the other eight would have resulted in more than 4,500 yards and 30-plus TDs over a full season ... Rodgers is still terrific, and worthy of ranking just behind Peyton Manning on your QB list.
Running Back - Eddie Lacy
Ranked sixth among running backs in FOXSports.com fantasy scoring ... Led rookies with 1,435 yards from scrimmage and 11 rushing touchdowns ... Appears to slot fifth at the RB position on fantasy draftboards, and he should post similar (if not better) numbers in 2014.
Running Back - James Starks
Handcuff, and that's all.
Wide Receiver - Jordy Nelson
Ranked 11th among wide receivers in FOXSports.com fantasy scoring ... Was T-13 in receptions (85), 10th in receiving yards (1,314) and scored eight times ... Ranked T-22 with 126 targets ... Rodgers spreads the ball around, but he loves Nelson, who was MUCH better with Rodgers under center.
Wide Receiver - Randall Cobb
Cobb appeared to be on track for a 100-catch season before breaking his leg in Week 6 ... Will be drafted as a top-10 wideout, and figures to be worth it, as the 100 catches could come this time around ... As good as Cobb should be in standard formats, he'll be better in PPR leagues ... Also, remember that he lined up in the backfield on occasion before getting hurt. They like finding ways to get Cobb the ball.
Wide Receiver - Jarrett Boykin
Being a third banana on this club isn't bad, right? ... Stepped into a major role after Cobb's injury, and posted a couple of 100-yard game en route to a 49-catch, 681-yard season ... Was the beneficiary of many positive comments from head coach Mike McCarthy during the offseason, and could be a solid fantasy WR4.
Tight End - Brandon Bostick
Bostick is in a mix with Andrew Quarless and rookie Richard Rodgers, but he's been working with the first team more than the others so far ... Bostick is an interesting deeeeeep sleeper, but so is Rodgers, and it's hard to say which one will step up. Let's lean Bostick for now.
Rookie - Davante Adams (WR)
Drafted in the second round out of Fresno State, where he caught a whopping 131 passes for 1,718 yards and 24 touchdowns in 2013 ... Has good hands along with decent size, and you have to wonder if he'll get on the field enough to impact Boykin's production.
Placekicker - Mason Crosby
Ranked eighth among kickers in FOXSports.com fantasy scoring ... Was T-4 in field goal attempts (37), T-5 in field goals made (33) and T-11 in extra points (42) ... Always seems to project as a top-10 kicker, and that's a fair rank this season.
Team Defense (DST) - Ranked 22nd among D/STs in FOXSports.com fantasy scoring ... Were an impressive T-8 in sacks with 44, but tied for 26th with just 11 interceptions ... They're hoping for improvements thanks to some free-agent signings (Julius Peppers) and draft picks (Ha Ha Clinton-Dix), but maybe we should believe it when we see it.