Packers fantasy football fallout after Week 13 win over Texans

A frozen Lambeau Field limited fantasy production for everyone not named Jordy Nelson.

What were the biggest takeaways from a snowy afternoon in Green Bay? For an offense that’s been improving over the past six weeks, Sunday’s performance didn’t offer as much to fantasy owners as they would’ve hoped.

Those relying on Aaron Rodgers and Davante Adams to book their ticket to the fantasy playoffs were left shortchanged, but owners starting Jordy Nelson laughed all the way to the bank.

Aaron Rodgers halted by the snow: Rodgers’ hot streak in fantasy came to an end Sunday, although he still posted a solid 15 points. It won’t ruin your week, but it equally won’t win it for you. Rodgers finished the afternoon 20 of 30 for 209 yards and two touchdowns, although he did fumble an exchange with Corey Linsley in the first quarter.

Jordy Nelson dominates: Nelson’s impressive season continued with a dominant display in frigid conditions. On what was otherwise a difficult day for the Green Bay offense, Nelson hauled in eight passes for 118 yards and a touchdown, piling up 18 fantasy points. This was his 10th touchdown on the season.

Nelson remains Aaron Rodgers’ go-to target, and he’s a WR1 the rest of the way.

Davante Adams shut down: As I wrote earlier in the week, Adams was a riskier play than Nelson due to his low floor. The third-year receiver can post close to 30 fantasy points on any given week, but slower days can burn your fantasy team.

With just 17 yards receiving all afternoon, it’s a tough day to stomach for fantasy owners who plugged him into their lineups. Adams draws another tough matchup with Seattle next week.

The rest: Randall Cobb (9.66 fantasy points) is a risky play week-to-week, although he did find the end zone to salvage his fantasy day. Cobb registered just 19 receiving yards all game.

James Starks (0.10 points) disappointed in the backfield and appeared to lose his job to Christine Michael (1.90 points), Ty Montgomery (9.66 points) and fullback Aaron Ripkowski (8.30 points). Montgomery offers the most upside if the Packers increase his workload.

Jared Cook (1.90 points) offered very little in terms of fantasy production. If you’re streaming tight ends, you should look away from Cook due to his unreliable production.

The Packers D/ST put together a solid afternoon, registering eight fantasy points. Just a week after posting 10 against Philadelphia, the unit is a useful streamer in good matchups. Next week against Seattle isn’t one of those, however.

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