Down
enlarge
Fantasy: Breakout players that will keep momentum going
2:48 | Fantasy
Fantasy: Breakout players that will keep momentum going
Wednesday December 3rd, 2014

If you’re reading this column, congratulations. No, not because you’re about to take in a whole bunch of projection goodness, but because in more cases than not, if you’re playing fantasy football this week you have made your league’s postseason. That’s something worth celebrating regardless of what happens over the next three weeks.

Fantasy team out of the playoffs? Then play FanNation's weekly game

NFL
NFL Power Rankings: Packers take over at No. 1, Rams climb into top half

The fantasy playoffs are a crapshoot. Even the best teams in most leagues lose three or four times in the regular season. One loss doesn’t typically mean a whole lot from September through November, but a loss in December means your season is over. A handful of players will become favorites for the fantasy playoff MVP when this week is all said and done. Who might those players be? Find out below in the SI.com stat projections for Week 14.

Dallas Cowboys at Chicago Bears

QB: Tony Romo – 301 pass yards, 2 TD
RB: DeMarco Murray – 104 rush yards, 1 TD, 2 receptions, 13 rec yards
WR: Dez Bryant – 6 receptions, 108 rec yards, 1 TD
WR: Terrance Williams – 4 receptions, 65 rec yards
WR: Cole Beasley – 3 receptions, 31 rec yards
TE: Jason Witten – 5 receptions, 67 rec yards, 1 TD
K: Dan Bailey – 3 PAT, 3 FG
DST: Cowboys – 3 sacks, 2 INT, 21 points allowed

QB: Jay Cutler – 267 pass yards, 2 TD, 2 INT
RB: Matt Forte – 83 rush yards, 1 TD, 5 receptions, 52 rec yards
WR: Brandon Marshall – 5 receptions, 64 rec yards, 1 TD
WR: Alshon Jeffery – 6 receptions, 107 rec yards, 1 TD
TE: Martellus Bennett – 3 receptions, 34 rec yards
K: Robbie Gould – 3 PAT
DST: Bears – 2 sacks, 1 FR, 30 points allowed

Romo flopped in a great matchup on Thanksgiving, but he should bounce back against a Bears team that has allowed the most points to quarterbacks this season. Expect the Bears to feature a lot more Forte after failing to get him involved on the ground against the Lions.

AUDIBLES PODCAST: Fixes for the league's sub-.500 teams

Pittsburgh Steelers at Cincinnati Bengals

QB: Ben Roethlisberger – 272 pass yards, 1 TD, 1 INT
RB: Le’Veon Bell – 124 rush yards, 1 TD, 5 receptions, 59 rec yards
WR: Antonio Brown – 6 receptions, 101 rec yards, 1 TD
WR: Martavis Bryant – 2 receptions, 34 rec yards
WR: Markus Wheaton – 3 receptions, 26 rec yards
TE: Heath Miller – 4 receptions, 44 rec yards
K: Shaun Suisham – 2 PAT, 2 FG
DST: Steelers – 3 sacks, 1 FR, 23 points allowed

QB: Andy Dalton – 263 pass yards, 1 TD
RB: Giovani Bernard – 57 rush yards, 1 TD, 4 receptions, 33 rec yards
RB: Jeremy Hill – 73 rush yards, 2 receptions, 13 rec yards
WR: A.J. Green – 7 receptions, 115 rec yards, 1 TD
WR: Mohamed Sanu – 4 receptions, 52 rec yards
WR: Brandon Tate – 2 receptions, 17 rec yards
TE: Jermaine Gresham – 3 receptions, 27 rec yards
K: Mike Nugent – 2 PAT, 3 FG
DST: Bengals – 4 sacks, 1 INT, 1 FR, 20 points allowed

When all is said and done, we’re going to look back and anoint Bell the playoff MVP. The Bernard/Hill split could also be a huge factor in the fantasy playoffs. We should get a good idea this week of how both backfields will look for the stretch run.

• Ben Roethlisberger concerned about Le'Veon Bell's workload

St. Louis Rams at Washington Redskins

QB: Shaun Hill – 268 pass yards, 2 TD, 2 INT
RB: Tre Mason – 63 rush yards, 3 receptions, 14 rec yards
RB: Benny Cunningham – 10 rush yards, 2 receptions, 18 rec yards
RB: Zac Stacy – 13 rush yards
WR: Kenny Britt – 4 receptions, 54 rec yards
WR: Stedman Bailey – 5 receptions, 75 rec yards, 1 TD
WR: Tavon Austin – 2 receptions, 16 rec yards, 30 rush yards
TE: Jared Cook – 5 receptions, 58 rec yards, 1 TD
K: Greg Zuerlein – 2 PAT, 1 FG
DST: Rams – 3 sacks, 1 FR, 24 points allowed

QB: Colt McCoy – 275 pass yards, 1 TD, 13 rush yards
RB: Alfred Morris – 105 rush yards, 2 TD, 2 receptions, 11 rec yards
RB: Roy Helu – 18 rush yards, 4 receptions, 34 rec yards
WR: DeSean Jackson – 5 receptions, 109 rec yards
WR: Pierre Garcon – 4 receptions, 32 rec yards
WR: Andre Roberts – 2 receptions, 14 rec yards
TE: Jordan Reed – 6 receptions, 72 rec yards, 1 TD
K: Kai Forbath – 3 PAT, 1 FG
DST: Redskins – 3 sacks, 2 INT, 1 FR, 17 points allowed

McCoy looked great last week and should now hold down the starting job for the rest of the season. Bailey has 12 catches on 16 targets for 189 yards and a score in his last two games and gets a great matchup this week.

FARRAR: Can Robert Griffin III's flaws be fixed with another team?

New York Giants at Tennessee Titans

QB: Eli Manning – 277 pass yards, 2 TD, 2 INT
RB: Rashad Jennings – 77 rush yards, 1 TD, 4 receptions, 28 rec yards
RB: Andre Williams – 32 rush yards
WR: Odell Beckham Jr. – 5 receptions, 84 rec yards, 1 TD
WR: Rueben Randle – 5 receptions, 47 rec yards
WR: Preston Parker – 4 receptions, 43 rec yards
TE: Larry Donnell – 5 receptions, 66 rec yards, 1 TD
K: Josh Brown – 3 PAT, 1 FG
DST: Giants – 2 sacks, 1 INT, 20 points allowed

QB: Zach Mettenberger – 240 pass yards, 2 TD, 1 INT
RB: Bishop Sankey – 58 rush yards, 3 receptions, 15 rec yards
RB: Shonn Greene – 24 rush yards
WR: Kendall Wright – 6 receptions, 79 rec yards, 1 TD
WR: Nate Washington – 4 receptions, 50 rec yards
TE: Delanie Walker – 6 receptions, 84 rec yards, 1 TD
K: Ryan Succop – 2 PAT, 2 FG
DST: Titans – 2 sacks, 2 INT, 24 points allowed

The Titans expect Mettenberger to play, and both Wright and Walker would benefit individually from the absence of Justin Hunter. Jennings is also supposed to play through an ankle injury and has an RB1 ceiling this week.

Carolina Panthers at New Orleans Saints

QB: Cam Newton – 255 pass yards, 1 TD, 1 INT, 24 rush yards
RB: Jonathan Stewart – 74 rush yards, 1 TD, 2 receptions, 10 rec yards
WR: Kelvin Benjamin – 6 receptions, 90 rec yards, 1 TD
WR: Jerricho Cotchery – 2 receptions, 18 rec yards
WR: Philly Brown – 3 receptions, 28 rec yards
TE: Greg Olsen – 7 receptions, 84 rec yards
K: Graham Gano – 2 PAT, 1 FG
DST: Panthers – 1 sack, 31 points allowed

QB: Drew Brees – 325 pass yards, 3 TD
RB: Mark Ingram – 86 rush yards, 1 TD, 2 receptions, 11 rec yards
RB: Pierre Thomas – 25 rush yards, 4 receptions, 40 rec yards
WR: Kenny Stills – 5 receptions, 89 rec yards, 1 TD
WR: Marques Colston – 4 receptions, 54 rec yards
TE: Jimmy Graham – 7 receptions, 110 rec yards, 2 TD
K: Shayne Graham – 4 PAT, 1 FG
DST: Saints – 3 sacks, 1 INT, 2 FR, 17 points allowed

The Saints offense has looked great the last two weeks, even with Jimmy Graham getting shut out a week ago. Expect Stills to put up WR2 numbers for the rest of the year. Jonathan Stewart would be a sneaky RB2 if DeAngelo Williams is out with a broken hand.

Drew Brees rips report of Saints eyeing quarterbacks in draft

[pagebreak]

3:38 | The MMQB
Fantasy Check: Week 14

New York Jets at Minnesota Vikings

QB: Geno Smith – 193 pass yards, 2 INT, 14 rush yards
RB: Chris Johnson – 64 rush yards, 1 TD, 2 receptions, 12 rec yards
RB: Chris Ivory – 55 rush yards, 2 receptions, 10 rec yards
WR: Eric Decker – 5 receptions, 58 rec yards
WR: Percy Harvin – 4 receptions, 37 rec yards
WR: Jeremy Kerley – 3 receptions, 21 rec yards
TE: Jace Amaro – 4 receptions, 48 rec yards
K: Nick Folk – 1 PAT, 1 FG
DST: Jets – 2 sacks, 27 points allowed

QB: Teddy Bridgewater – 273 pass yards, 2 TD, 12 rush yards
RB: Matt Asiata – 45 rush yards, 1 TD, 3 receptions, 17 rec yards
RB: Ben Tate – 13 rush yards
WR: Greg Jennings – 6 receptions, 79 rec yards
WR: Charles Johnson – 5 receptions, 62 rec yards, 1 TD
WR: Cordarrelle Patterson – 3 receptions, 40 rec yards
TE: Kyle Rudolph – 5 receptions, 64 rec yards, 1 TD
K: Blair Walsh – 3 PAT, 2 FG
DST: Vikings – 5 sacks, 2 INT, 1 FR, 10 points allowed

Johnson appears to have moved back in front of Ivory in the Jets’ backfield, but it’s hard to trust anyone on this team. Bridgewater is a solid QB2 going up against the weak New York secondary.

First Down/Fourth Down: Vikes' Rhodes an underrated shutdown corner

Baltimore Ravens at Miami Dolphins

QB: Joe Flacco – 243 pass yards, 1 TD, 1 INT
RB: Justin Forsett – 83 rush yards, 4 receptions, 24 rec yards
RB: Bernard Pierce – 22 rush yards
WR: Torrey Smith – 5 receptions, 71 rec yards, 1 TD
WR: Steve Smith – 6 receptions, 80 rec yards
TE: Owen Daniels – 5 receptions, 57 rec yards
K: Justin Tucker – 1 PAT, 3 FG
DST: Ravens – 2 sacks, 24 points allowed

QB: Ryan Tannehill – 278 pass yards, 2 TD, 30 rush yards
RB: Lamar Miller – 60 rush yards, 1 TD, 4 receptions, 37 rec yards
WR: Mike Wallace – 5 receptions, 84 rec yards, 1 TD
WR: Jarvis Landry – 7 receptions, 63 rec yards, 1 TD
WR: Brian Hartline – 3 receptions, 24 rec yards
TE: Charles Clay – 5 receptions, 60 rec yards
K: Caleb Sturgis – 3 PAT, 1 FG
DST: Dolphins – 4 sacks, 1 INT, 1 FR, 16 points allowed

This is a key game for the AFC wild-card picture and could end up as a de facto elimination game. Tannehill struggled in a great matchup with the Jets on Monday, but he gets a chance to bounce back against the similarly weak Ravens’ secondary. The Ravens expect Torrey Smith to be able to play through a knee injury, and he should be trusted as a WR2.

BANKS: Which 7-5 teams will make the playoffs?

Indianapolis Colts at Cleveland Browns

QB: Andrew Luck – 320 pass yards, 3 TD, 1 INT
RB: Boom Herron – 82 rush yards, 1 TD, 3 receptions, 17 rec yards
RB: Trent Richardson – 36 rush yards
WR: T.Y. Hilton – 6 receptions, 94 rec yards, 1 TD
WR: Reggie Wayne – 4 receptions, 45 rec yards, 1 TD
WR: Donte Moncrief – 5 receptions, 83 rec yards
TE: Coby Fleener – 6 receptions, 75 rec yards, 1 TD
K: Adam Vinatieri – 4 PAT, 2 FG
DST: Colts – 2 sacks, 2 INT, 24 points allowed

QB: Brian Hoyer – 241 pass yards, 1 TD, 2 INT
RB: Isaiah Crowell – 60 rush yards, 3 receptions, 20 rec yards
RB: Terrance West – 34 rush yards, 1 TD
WR: Josh Gordon – 6 receptions, 85 rec yards, 1 TD
WR: Andrew Hawkins – 4 receptions, 55 rec yards
TE: Jim Dray – 3 receptions, 37 rec yards
TE: Gary Barnidge – 3 receptions, 26 rec yards
K: Billy Cundiff – 3 PAT, 1 FG
DST: Browns – 1 sack, 1 INT, 34 points allowed

The Browns' decision to stick with Hoyer takes away Manziel as an enticing streaming option, especially with the Colts’ suspect run defense. On the other side, consider Herron a RB2 and Moncrief a low-end WR3 now that he has moved ahead of Hakeem Nicks on the depth chart.

BENOIT: The Browns made the wrong decision by not switching to Manziel

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Detroit Lions

QB: Josh McCown – 237 pass yards, 1 TD, 2 INT
RB: Doug Martin – 33 rush yards, 2 receptions, 8 rec yards
RB: Charles Sims – 17 rush yards, 2 receptions, 11 rec yards
RB: Bobby Rainey – 15 rush yards
WR: Mike Evans – 6 receptions, 90 rec yards, 1 TD
WR: Vincent Jackson – 5 receptions, 68 rec yards
WR: Louis Murphy – 3 receptions, 30 rec yards
TE: Austin Seferian-Jenkins – 2 receptions, 21 rec yards
K: Patrick Murray – 1 PAT, 1 FG
DST: Buccaneers – 2 sacks, 1 INT, 31 points allowed

QB: Matthew Stafford – 293 pass yards, 3 TD, 1 INT
RB: Joique Bell – 87 rush yards, 1 TD, 2 receptions, 12 rec yards
RB: Reggie Bush – 44 rush yards, 4 receptions, 36 rec yards
WR: Calvin Johnson – 8 receptions, 123 rec yards, 2 TD
WR: Golden Tate – 5 receptions, 71 rec yards, 1 TD
TE: Eric Ebron – 3 receptions, 31 rec yards
K: Matt Prater – 4 PAT, 1 FG
DST: Lions – 4 sacks, 2 INT, 1 FR, 10 points allowed

Martin seems to have reasserted himself as the starter in Tampa Bay, but it really doesn’t matter all that much. Avoid this backfield at all costs. Bush should return from an ankle injury this week, but Bell is clearly the top back in the pecking order. Stafford is a matchup quarterback, and this looks like a good one for him.

KING: Is the market for young, mobile quarterbacks about to crash?

Houston Texans at Jacksonville Jaguars

QB: Ryan Fitzpatrick – 245 pass yards, 1 TD, 1 INT
RB: Arian Foster – 94 rush yards, 1 TD, 3 receptions, 21 rec yards
RB: Alfred Blue – 28 rush yards
WR: DeAndre Hopkins – 6 receptions, 96 rec yards, 1 TD
WR: Andre Johnson – 6 receptions, 70 rec yards
TE: Garrett Graham – 4 receptions, 44 rec yards
K: Randy Bullock – 2 PAT, 1 FG
DST: Texans – 4 sacks, 2 INT, 1 FR, 13 points allowed

QB: Blake Bortles – 236 pass yards, 1 TD, 2 INT
RB: Denard Robinson – 80 rush yards, 3 receptions, 14 rec yards
RB: Toby Gerhart – 20 rush yards
WR: Cecil Shorts – 5 receptions, 57 rec yards, 1 TD
WR: Allen Hurns – 4 receptions, 35 rec yards
WR: Marqise Lee – 5 receptions, 70 rec yards
TE: Clay Harbor – 4 receptions, 40 rec yards
K: Josh Scobee – 1 PAT, 2 FG
DST: Jaguars – 3 sacks, 1 INT, 1 FR, 17 points allowed

This could be an intriguing game to own a fantasy defense for. The Texans, of course, have a great defense led by J.J. Watt, and the Jaguars, who are third in the league in sacks, may feast on a unit with Fitzpatrick at the helm.

FARRAR: Fitzpatrick finds redemption after benching with six-TD day

[pagebreak]

3:25 | The MMQB
On Further Review: Week 13

Buffalo Bills at Denver Broncos

QB: Kyle Orton – 229 pass yards, 1 TD, 2 INT
RB: Fred Jackson – 58 rush yards, 4 receptions, 26 rec yards
RB: Anthony Dixon – 20 rush yards
RB: Bryce Brown – 15 rush yards
WR: Sammy Watkins – 5 receptions, 78 rec yards
WR: Robert Woods – 4 receptions, 52 rec yards, 1 TD
TE: Scott Chandler – 3 receptions, 28 rec yards
K: Dan Carpenter – 1 PAT, 2 FG
DST: Bills – 3 sacks, 27 points allowed

QB: Peyton Manning – 295 pass yards, 3 TD
RB: C.J. Anderson – 75 rush yards, 3 receptions, 30 rec yards, 1 TD
WR: Demaryius Thomas – 8 receptions, 119 rec yards, 1 TD
WR: Emmanuel Sanders – 5 receptions, 81 rec yards, 1 TD
WR: Wes Welker – 3 receptions, 26 rec yards
TE: Julius Thomas – 4 receptions, 37 rec yards
K: Connor Barth – 3 PAT, 2 FG
DST: Broncos – 3 sacks, 2 INT, 1 FR, 13 points allowed

After Week 14, you won't be hearing that talk about the Broncos being a rushing team the has gained steam the past two weeks. Watkins has been shut down over the last month and shouldn’t be considered anything more than a WR3.

FARRAR: Anderson runs wild as Broncos take control of AFC West

Kansas City Chiefs at Arizona Cardinals

QB: Alex Smith – 235 pass yards, 1 TD, 1 INT
RB: Jamaal Charles – 87 rush yards, 1 TD, 4 receptions, 48 rec yards
RB: Knile Davis – 25 rush yards
WR: Dwyane Bowe – 5 receptions, 59 rec yards, 1 TD
WR: Donnie Avery – 5 receptions, 52 rec yards
TE: Travis Kelce – 4 receptions, 61 rec yards
K: Cairo Santos – 2 PAT, 2 FG
DST: Chiefs – 3 sacks, 2 INT, 1 FR, 16 points allowed

QB: Drew Stanton – 274 pass yards, 2 INT
RB: Andre Ellington – 103 rush yards, 1 TD, 3 receptions, 23 rec yards
RB: Stepfan Taylor – 26 rush yards
WR: Michael Floyd – 4 receptions, 72 rec yards
WR: John Brown – 5 receptions, 60 rec yards
WR: Larry Fitzgerald – 5 receptions, 64 rec yards
TE: John Carlson -- 3 receptions, 38 rec yards
K: Chandler Catanzaro – 1 PAT, 3 FG
DST: Cardinals – 2 sacks, 1 INT, 1 FR, 20 points allowed

This huge interconference game features two teams desperate for a win. I want to bet on Charles and the Kansas City line to get the job done, but make sure you monitor his practice situation this week. He suffered a bruised knee in the loss to Denver. Davis would be an easy plug-and-play if Charles has to sit.

BURKE: Sour Rankings: Patrick Peterson can't back up talk

Seattle Seahawks at Philadelphia Eagles

QB: Russell Wilson – 240 pass yards, 58 rush yards, 1 TD
RB: Marshawn Lynch – 114 rush yards, 1 TD, 3 receptions, 17 rec yards
WR: Doug Baldwin – 5 receptions, 53 rec yards
WR: Jermaine Kearse – 3 receptions, 37 rec yards
WR: Paul Richardson – 3 receptions, 48 rec yards
TE: Luke Willson – 4 receptions, 45 rec yards
TE: Tony Moeaki – 2 receptions, 21 rec yards
K: Steven Hauschka – 2 PAT, 2 FG
DST: Seahawks – 3 sacks, 1 INT, 27 points allowed

QB: Mark Sanchez – 274 pass yards, 2 TD, 1 INT
RB: LeSean McCoy – 88 rush yards, 1 TD, 3 receptions, 16 rec yards
RB: Darren Sproles – 14 rush yards, 3 receptions, 24 rec yards
WR: Jeremy Maclin – 5 receptions, 79 rec yards, 1 TD
WR: Jordan Matthews – 7 receptions, 93 rec yards, 1 TD
WR: Riley Cooper – 3 receptions, 20 rec yards
TE: Zach Ertz – 4 receptions, 45 rec yards
K: Cody Parkey – 3 PAT, 2 FG
DST: Eagles – 2 sacks, 1 FR, 20 points allowed

Both these teams are trending in the right direction, but a loss for either, especially the Seahawks, could damage their playoff hopes. Seattle is just the sort of team that can exploit the Eagles' weaknesses and take away what they do well, but this offense has proven itself resilient over the last two seasons.

San Francisco 49ers at Oakland Raiders

QB: Colin Kaepernick – 241 pass yards, 1 TD, 34 rush yards, 1 TD
RB: Frank Gore – 73 rush yards, 1 TD
RB: Carlos Hyde – 55 rush yards, 3 receptions, 24 rec yards
WR: Anquan Boldin – 6 receptions, 84 rec yards, 1 TD
WR: Michael Crabtree – 4 receptions, 53 rec yards
WR: Steve Johnson – 3 receptions, 34 rec yards
TE: Vernon Davis – 3 receptions, 37 rec yards
K: Phil Dawson – 3 PAT, 3 FG
DST: 49ers – 4 sacks, 3 INT, 6 points allowed

QB: Derek Carr – 239 pass yards, 3 INT
RB: Latavius Murray – 49 rush yards, 2 receptions, 14 rec yards
RB: Darren McFadden – 23 rush yards
WR: James Jones – 5 receptions, 48 rec yards
WR: Andre Holmes – 4 receptions, 67 rec yards
WR: Denarius Moore – 3 receptions, 40 rec yards
TE: Mychal Rivera – 5 receptions, 52 rec yards
K: Sebastian Janikowski – 2 FG
DST: Raiders – 2 sacks, 30 points allowed

After turning in what was likely the worst overall performance of the season last week, the Raiders return home for a matchup with the 49ers. It probably won’t be as ugly as 52-0, but it might feel just as bad for Oakland. Expect the Niners to run all over their neighbors.

Oakland DE Justin Tuck says 49ers-Raiders will be a 'bloodbath'

New England Patriots at San Diego Chargers

QB: Tom Brady – 307 pass yards, 3 TD
RB: Shane Vereen – 14 rush yards, 4 receptions, 28 rec yards
RB: LeGarrette Blount – 54 rush yards
WR: Brandon LaFell – 5 receptions, 81 rec yards
WR: Julian Edelman – 8 receptions, 77 rec yards, 1 TD
TE: Rob Gronkowski – 7 receptions, 101 rec yards, 2 TD
K: Stephen Gostkowski – 3 PAT, 3 FG
DST: Patriots – 3 sacks, 1 INT, 1 FR, 20 points allowed

QB: Philip Rivers – 273 pass yards, 1 TD, 1 INT
RB: Ryan Mathews – 86 rush yards, 1 TD, 2 receptions, 12 rec yards
RB: Branden Oliver – 20 rush yards, 3 receptions, 18 rec yards
WR: Keenan Allen – 6 receptions, 93 rec yards, 1 TD
WR: Malcom Floyd – 4 receptions, 57 rec yards
WR: Eddie Royal – 3 receptions, 19 rec yards
TE: Antonio Gates – 5 receptions, 62 rec yards
K: Nick Novak – 2 PAT, 2 FG
DST: Chargers – 1 sack, 30 points allowed

Before losing to the Packers last week, the Patriots ripped off wins over the Colts and Lions. Expect them to get right back on track against another playoff contender in San Diego. Allen has been great the last two weeks, catching 17 passes for 225 yards and three scores.

MMQB: How Packers-Patriots lived up to the Super Bowl-level hype

Atlanta Falcons at Green Bay Packers

QB: Matt Ryan – 275 pass yards, 2 TD, 1 INT
RB: Steven Jackson – 47 rush yards, 2 receptions, 10 rec yards
RB: Jacquizz Rodgers – 8 rush yards, 2 receptions, 10 rec yards
RB: Devonta Freeman – 10 rush yards
WR: Julio Jones – 7 receptions, 121 rec yards, 1 TD
WR: Roddy White – 5 receptions, 77 rec yards, 1 TD
WR: Harry Douglas – 3 receptions, 24 rec yards
TE: Levine Toilolo – 3 receptions, 28 rec yards
K: Matt Bryant – 2 PAT, 2 FG
DST: Falcons – 37 points allowed>

QB: Aaron Rodgers – 340 pass yards, 3 TD
RB: Eddie Lacy – 110 rush yards, 1 TD, 3 receptions, 22 rec yards
RB: Jordy Nelson – 8 receptions, 123 rec yards, 2 TD
RB: Randall Cobb – 6 receptions, 105 rec yards, 1 TD
RB: Davante Adams – 5 receptions, 61 rec yards
RB: Andrew Quarless – 3 receptions, 21 rec yards
RB: Mason Crosby – 4 PAT, 3 FG
RB: Packers – 4 sacks, 1 INT, 2 FR, 20 points allowed

The most impressive part of Green Bay’s win last week was that the Packers held the Patriots, who had averaged 40.5 points per game on their seven-game winning streak, to 21 points. This is an underrated defense, both in real life and fantasy, that can help owners who stream defenses from week to week. Having said that, Ryan is a low-end QB1 assuming he gets White back from a knee injury. Rodgers last threw a pick at Lambeau Field two years ago. He has 31 touchdowns at home since then.

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide - from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Seth Davis, and more - delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.