Note: The opinions expressed here are my takes on the Green Bay Packers' key players during the 2012 fantasy football season. As always, use your best judgment and conduct your own research on who to start or bench each week. You know your individual team and/or league situation better than anyone else. All statistics and point totals are based on Yahoo! Sports Fantasy Football standard scoring system.
Aaron Rodgers, QB
Rodgers finished the week earning just 10.62 fantasy points against the Seattle Seahawks. This week he faces a New Orleans Saints' defense that has allowed an average of 19.11 fantasy points per game to quarterbacks this season. Rodgers has a great opportunity this week to rebound as the Saints defense leaves much to be desired. His mediocre performance this season has been against tough defenses as well. Look for Rodgers to return to old form and earn 25.00 fantasy points on the day.
Cedric Benson, RB
Benson finished the week earning 12.40 fantasy points against the Seahawks. This week he faces a Saints' defense that has given up an average of 33.53 fantasy points per game to running backs this season. Benson has an ideal matchup this week and can prove to be a valuable asset to Rodgers if he struggles this week. Look for nearly 10.00 fantasy points this week against New Orleans.
Greg Jennings, WR
Jennings finished the week earning just 3.50 fantasy points as he was still trying to recover from a groin injury. This week he faces a New Orleans defense that has allowed an average of 23.67 fantasy points per game to wide receivers. Jennings has been limited in practice however it was likely just rest given to keep him as fresh as possible for Sunday's game. Look for at least 8.00 fantasy points this week.
Jordy Nelson, WR
Nelson finished the week scoring just 1.90 fantasy points against the Seahawks. This week he shares the same favorable matchup with Jennings. While Nelson was only targeted three times last week, he faced a very brutal matchup against a strong Seattle defense. Look for Nelson to rebound this week scoring at least 8.00 fantasy points.
Finley finished the week earning 6.00 fantasy points against Seattle. This week he faces a Saints' defense that has allowed an average of just 3.17 fantasy points per game to tight ends this season. Despite the low fantasy point average, Finley still has a favorable matchup against a weak New Orleans defense. Expect at least 6.00 fantasy points this week.
Green Bay finished the week earning just 2.00 fantasy points against the Seahawks. This week they face a New Orleans defense that has given up an average of 8.67 fantasy points per game to team defense. With Drew Brees getting sacked often and throwing picks, a 12.00 fantasy point game is not out of the question.
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