Is Jermichael Finley Back?

Nov 18, 2012


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Green Bay Packers tight end Jermichael Finley caught his touchdown pass since the season opener in the Packers’ Week 11 win over the Detroit Lions. Is he back?
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Not only did Finley snap his scoreless streak, he topped 40 yards for the first time since Week 4.
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Among his catches were a 20-yard touchdown and a 40-yard grab en route to three catches for 66 yards.
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It appears that the bye week came at the right time for Finley. He averaged 16.8 yards in his five prior games. You don’t have to be a fantasy expert to realize that wasn’t cutting it.
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Unfortunately, a lot of the fantasy owners that drafted Finley have dropped him already. Those that did hang on to Finley, likely had him on their bench.
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Before you consider Finley all the way back, keep in mind that he was playing the Lions. They have allowed six touchdown passes to tight ends this season.
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They have also allowed five different tight ends to top 60 yards this year.
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Finley has had a history of success against Detroit. He has four touchdowns in seven games.
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I’m not trying to say his performance was a fluke, but I’m asking you to temper your expectations.
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If Finley is available on your waiver wire, there is good reason to add him. For starters, Aaron Rodgers is easily one of the best quarterbacks in the league.
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Finley also has some solid matchups coming up. He faces the New York Giants, the Minnesota Vikings, the Detroit Lions, the Chicago Bears, and the Tennessee Titans from Week 12-16.
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Perhaps he can salvage his season by finishing on a strong note.
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2 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. Nico
    November 20th, 2012 at 1:08 pm #

    would you trade him for Owen Daniels?

  2. LestersLegends
    November 20th, 2012 at 1:20 pm #

    I’d rather have Owen Daniels.

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