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Fantasy Football 2017: Packers Predictions, Likes/Dislikes, and Week 7 Rankings

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Fantasy Football 2017: Packers Predictions, Likes/Dislikes, and Week 7 Rankings

Packers Predictions

  • Brett Hundley totals three touchdowns in his first start– The Saints have allowed three touchdowns to three of the five quarterbacks they have faced this season. Hundley has the talent to exploit this secondary, and he should be prepared after a full week of practice.
  • Davante Adams outperforms Jordy Nelson – At this point in their careers, Adams is the more talented player with the ball in his hands. That bodes well in a situation like the one the Packers are facing.
  • For the fourth consecutive game, Aaron Jones leads the Packers in rushing – The Packers will need to establish the running game early and often if they are to keep pressure off Hundley. Jones is a better pure rusher than Montgomery.

 

Likes/Dislikes

Week 6 Recap

Hits – Likes: Deshaun Watson (QB2), DeMarco Murray (RB20/RB22), John Brown (WR7/WR15), Austin Seferian-Jenkins (TE8/TE4).

Hits – Dislikes: Tom Brady (QB8), Alex Smith (QB10), Aaron Jones (RB34/RB40), Tarik Cohen (RB25/RB31), Sammy Watkins (WR59), Jordan Reed (TE19/TE20).

Misses – Likes: Philip Rivers (QB12), Jacoby Brissett (QB14), Marcus Mariota (QB13), Marshawn Lynch (RB29/RB35), Elijah McGuire (RB45/RB48), Mike Gillislee (RB43/RB46), Devin Funchess (WR39/WR45), Amari Cooper (WR45/WR39), Martavis Bryant (WR46/WR58), Ryan Griffin (TE12/TE14)

Misses – Dislikes: Orleans Darkwa (RB14/RB17), Adrian Peterson (RB2/RB4), Demaryius Thomas (WR13/WR5), Mike Evans (WR4/WR9), Jarvis Landry (WR8/WR6), Cameron Brate (TE4, TE2).

Week 6 score: 10/26 (39% - ouch!). Season: 85/155 (55%).

Week 7

Likes

Dak Prescott – Dak might be the most consistent fantasy quarterback. The only (small) concern is game flow, but he’s a top 5 quarterback nonetheless.

Alex Smith – I had Smith in the dislikes column last week as he was going up against the stingy Steelers defense. This week he gets a much better matchup on Thursday night against the Raiders. He’s a mid-level QB1.

Marcus Mariota – Mariota has not yet had a breakout performance, though it could come this week in Cleveland. The Browns have allowed the 2nd most points to the position, despite the fact that they have faced Flacco, Brissett and McCown in three of their six games.

Tyrod Taylor – The Buccaneers have been the 3rd most generous team to quarterbacks, and Taylor has not scored less than 15 points at home since week 15 of 2015.

Adrian Peterson – I admit it, I was wrong about AP. I am still not sold on him for the rest of the season, though this week he is going up against the team allowing the most point to opposing running backs. Fire him up as a high-end RB2.

Carlos Hyde – A week after being “benched”, Hyde posted 75 yards and two touchdowns. He’s a good start against the ninth worst rush defense.

Joe Mixon – I have been waiting for Mixon to break out for a few weeks now and this might be the week he does it. The best strategy against the Steelers is to lean heavily on the run – which should benefit Mixon.

Orleans Darkwa – Darkwa was impressive on Sunday, as he became the first player to rush for 100 yards against the Broncos defense. The Seahawks won’t be a much easier to run on, but there is no reason for the Giants to stop feeding him the rock.

Michael Thomas – Thomas is a high-end WR1 against a battered Packers secondary. He’s also a recommended buy-low candidate.

Pierre Garcon – The Cowboys have allowed the 7th most points to receivers, and Garcon has not had under 80 yards in back-to-back games all year. He’s a mid-level WR2 in PPR.

Martavis Bryant – I am giving Bryant one more shot before dropping him. He has scored in 9 of 14 career home games.

Devin Funchess – Funchess had just 36 yards against the Eagles on Thursday night, though he still garnered 9 targets. I think he will bounce back this week.

Delanie Walker – Walker has not topped 51 yards since week 2. Luckily for him, the Browns are the cure for struggling tight ends.

Hunter Henry – Henry is finally more involved in the Chargers game plan and the Broncos have allowed the 6th most points to tight ends in 2017.

Dislikes

Philip Rivers – Rivers has not scored more than 14 at home against the Broncos since 2010. I would leave him on the bench this week.

Jameis Winston – An injured quarterback, on the road, against the 3rd stingiest passing defense. No, thank you.

Jacoby Brissett – Brissett might have been a decent streaming option in plus matchups, but this is not one of them. The Jaguars have allowed an average of 6 points per game to the position.

Eli Manning – Eli has no weapons and is facing the Legion of Boom – he will be lucky if he reaches double-digit fantasy points.

DeMarco Murray – Murray is banged up, sharing carries with Derrick Henry, and going up against a surprisingly adequate Browns run defense.

Marshawn Lynch – Lynch has been nothing but disappointing so far this year. The Chiefs are not particularly tough against the run, but Lynch needs to score in order to have any value.

Javorius Allen – Allen is playable in PPR leagues, but he is a risky play going up against Minnesota’s 2nd ranked run defense.

Jonathan Stewart – J-Stew has gained 17 yards on his last 26 carries. That’s…not good.

T.Y. Hilton – Jacksonville boasts one of the best secondaries in the league; and Hilton is no Antonio Brown.

Keenan Allen – It is always smart to tamper expectations for receivers going up against Denver.

Sammy Watkins – Watkins has been dreadful and he's facing Patrick Peterson this week.

Terrelle Pryor – Philadelphia has had success against receivers like Pryor. I expect the Redskins to exploit the middle of the field.

Jason Witten – The 49ers have allowed the least points to tight ends this season.

Coby Fleener – Fleener did not have a single reception against the Lions in week 6. Willie Snead’s return should put an end to his days as a viable streaming option.

Week 7 Rankings

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al bundy's picture

Ok you great packer fans on this board, my wife a retired RN from Mayo did some research and Rogers is having a major procedure of both a pin and plate in his shoulder.

According to what she read you can lift you arm to a normal height after 7 weeks. You can start to lift heavier objects. like a pillow (kidding there) after 12 weeks. If I was a betting man I would say he would be lucky to be winging the ball by Spring Training.

Ya and if he gets hit again, call him Tony, he will become a commentator probably. Ted better plan on moving way up in the draft me thinks.

billybobton's picture

a more likely hope is that the people who are supposed to be running the organization wake up and are horrified by what 12 years of ted t. has done including two woe be gone top ten picks neither of which was every better than a guy outside of 7-9 game stretch over each average career

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