In a surprising shootout, the Packers earned a hard fought win over the Lions who were ready to play today. Aaron Rodgers continues to show how great he is while Calvin Johnson finally had a huge game for fantasy football owners.
Green Bay Packers:
Aaron Rodgers: 12/17 for 181 yards with 3 TD’s and 2 INT’s. Yes the two picks were annoying but Rodgers has an unbelievable amount of weapons to throw to and should easily hit the 30 TD mark. Good times all around with this great athlete.
Brandon Jackson: 9 carries for 33 yards along with 1 catch for 1 yards. The only reason I am still talking about Jackson is because he is the starter. That’s pretty much it. He hasn’t done a thing since getting the starting job and he should be dropped in all leagues.
Donald Driver: 2 catches for 89 yards with 1 TD. As I mentioned previously, the raw amount of catches aren’t there anymore but Driver can still take it to the house on occasion. The speed is still intact and he makes the perfect WR 3 for all fantasy football leagues.
Greg Jennings: 2 catches for 25 yards with 1 TD. You have to wonder why someone so athletic and fast like Jennings only manages to catch a few passes a game. Yes he gets into the end zone but he is overrated in my mind due to the great 2007 season he had with Brett Favre. Not much use in PPR leagues but valuable in TD heavy formats.
Jermichael Finley: 4 catches for 36 yards with 1 TD. While big-time sleepers like Knowshon Moreno, Beanie Wells etc. fall flat on their faces, Jermichael Finley is one guy who is making good on his promise. Finley is looking like a top 5 TE already and he will continue to rack up big numbers in this offense.
Shaun Hill: 34/54 for 331 yards with 2 TD’s and 2 INT’s. Hill is a pure gunslinger and he is actually turning a profit for the few fantasy football owners who got invested. He was throwing darts all over the field and got into a major groove with Calvin Johnson. Matthew Stafford is on his way back soon however so Hill probably has one or two games tops left. Still with the byes having arrived, Hill is not bad in the right matchup.
Jahvid Best: 12 carries for 50 yards with 1 fumble along with 5 catches for 34 yards. It might be too early to say this but Best is reminding me a bit of Reggie Bush without the hype coming out of college. Best has not run the ball well other than the one Eagles game where he broke loose a few times but he is catching a ton of passes out of the backfield. He has tremendous value in PPR leagues and is solid in TD leagues but the rushing totals will be volatile it appears.
Calvin Johnson: 6 catches for 86 yards with 2 TD’s. Johnson showed what kind of a monster he can be when he is actually getting the ball and I of course had the misfortune of going up against him this week in an all-around dreadful week for my fantasy football team. You love the chemistry he has found with Hill but Matthew Stafford is due back soon and they seemed to have trouble getting going. Either way you cant even think about not using Johnson no matter who is at QB.
Brandon Pettigrew: 8 catches for 91 yards. This guy has been unbelievable lately and he has a first round pedigree. Pettigrew has caught at least six passes in each of the last three games and it appears as though there are enough balls to go around between he and Tony Scheffler. At this point you cant ignore the production and I endorse a pickup if you are stuck with a Kellen Winslow or a Brent Celek.
Tony Scheffler: 6 catches for 63 yards. Scheffler has been rock solid all season himself as he has gone for at least six catches in three of the four games. Either way it appears as though Detroit is highlighting the use of their tight ends in the passing game and so both he and Pettigrew should be used by owners.