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Fantasy Watch: NFC North

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Nick Mensio breaks down the top targets, players to avoid and late-round fliers in the NFC North

All-Fantasy First Team

QB: Aaron Rodgers, Packers

RB1: Adrian Peterson, Vikings

RB2: Matt Forte, Bears

WR1: Calvin Johnson, Lions

WR2: Alshon Jeffery, Bears

WR3: Jordy Nelson, Packers

TE: Kyle Rudolph, Vikings

D/ST: Packers

K: Mason Crosby, Packers

Other divisions so far: AFC North, NFC East

Overrated

1. Reggie Bush, Lions: Touches total will decrease and will cede more work to Joique Bell under new coach Jim Caldwell.

2. Cordarrelle Patterson, Vikings: Better kickoff returner than WR at this stage but is being drafted as a high-end WR2 and will be third or fourth in line for targets.

3. Eric Ebron, Lions: Struggling with transition to NFL but is being drafted as a TE1. High on him in Dynasty. Merely a late-round flier in re-draft.

4. Bears D/ST: I had to put something in this spot. Being drafted as a top-15 defense but still have major question marks throughout the middle of defense.

5. Brandon Marshall, Bears: As mentioned above, someone has to go here. No doubt a shoo-in WR1, but I'd rather have Alshon Jeffery or Jordy Nelson.

Underrated

1. Jay Cutler, Bears: Surrounded by touchdown machines. Real threat for top-six QB production in second season with coach Marc Trestman.

2. Joique Bell, Lions: Could lead Detroit backfield in carries and touchdowns and flirt with RB1 status. Value pick at current sixth-round ADP.

3. Golden Tate, Lions: Obvious No. 2 pass catcher. Gets big boost moving from Seattle to pass-happy Detroit and a Saints-style offense.

4. Jarrett Boykin, Packers: Taking over in James Jones' old role as No. 3 receiver in high-octane passing attack.

5. Greg Jennings, Vikings: Dependable receiver who will see a ton of balls come his direction. He and Kyle Rudolph will jockey for the team lead in targets.

Late-round fliers

1. Jerick McKinnon, Vikings: Explosive athlete who could see some third-down work. If Adrian Peterson were to go down, McKinnon would likely be next man up.

2. James Starks, Packers: Firmly entrenched as top handcuff to Eddie Lacy and is coming off career-best 5.53 YPC.

3. Ka'Deem Carey, Bears: Obvious No. 2 to Matt Forte with three-down skills. Forte is entering age-29 season.

4. Brandon Bostick, Packers: Running with the starters in camp at tight end. Explosive athlete with basketball skills. Aaron Rodgers can feed plenty of mouths.

5. Marquess Wilson, Bears: Would be thrust into an every-down role should one of Brandon Marshall or Alshon Jeffery go down in Chicago's high-powered attack.

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