Fantasy Football Profile: Aaron Rodgers
Not many players, perhaps in NFL history, had to deal with as much scrutiny as Aaron Rodgers did last year. It’s one thing to follow a legend, but basically being thrown into a media circus as that legend attempts to make a comeback is a completely different matter. It was crystal clear that the Green Bay Packers chose Aaron Rodgers over Brett Favre.
In order to keep the masses from revolting, Rodgers would have to prove to not only be durable, but to also be productive. He had some bumps and bruises along the way, but he was able to fight through them and have an amazing season. He was a dual threat passing for 4038 yards and 28 TDs and running for 207 yards and 4 TDs. With a plethora of weapons like Greg Jennings, Donald Driver, James Jones, Donald Lee, and Ryan Grant, I see no reason while Rodgers shouldn’t be a fantasy force again this year.
Rodgers should get off to a nice start out of the gates facing Cincinnati and St. Louis in Weeks 2 & 3 and Detroit and Cleveland in Weeks 6 & 7. After that his road gets a little tougher. In fact, he would be a guy who I would try to move after week 7. Facing
Baltimore, Chicago, and Pittsburgh in Weeks 13-15, which is the heart of the fantasy playoffs, is less than desirable. Despite the tough finish, he should still put up solid numbers. 3800 yards with 25 TDs and 200 rushing yards with 3 TDs is my low watermark for Rodgers. Getting that production in the 4th or 5th round is a great value.