Beat Down In The Bay

So, the Packers were incredibly disappointing in week 6, and because of their abysmal performance, they get their first loss of the season and are now 4-1. They looked good in the first quarter I guess. They were starting the second quarter with a 10-0 lead and it went all downhill from there. The Buccaneers then went on to score 38 unanswered points! Yes, you read that right, 38 unanswered for us to lose 38-10.

Well the Buccaneers defense got more fantasy points than any player on the Packers with 20. They had 5 sacks on Aaron Rodgers and 2 interceptions with one being a pick-six.

From there, Aaron Rodgers finished with an epic 5.4 points having 160 passing yards and 2 interceptions. Just a pathetic showing.

Davante Adams didn’t do much better getting 12.1 fantasy points with 6 catches for 66 yards.

Aaron Jones was also awful, although he did get the lone touchdown for the Packers. He finished the day with 13.1 fantasy points getting 15 rushing yards and touchdown to go along with 3 catches for 26 yards.

Overall, this was a really pathetic performance by the Packers and they better have a better showing next week at Houston against Deshaun Watson and the Texans who are now 1-5 on the season after an overtime loss to Derrick Henry and the Tennessee Titans.

Bye Week For the Packers

So this is a weird week in the NFL. Week 5, the first time this season that there is a game happening on Tuesday night. The Bills and the Titans will play on Tuesday night due to positive COVID tests coming from the Titans throughout the week. Since the Packers are on a bye this week I’ll be talking about the best performers the worst performers for Fantasy Football this week, excluding Bills and Titans players because I’m writing this before that game. Bills quarterback Josh Allen and Titans running back Derrick Henry are sure to be key components of some people’s fantasy teams but because they happen to play on Tuesday I won’t be talking about them. Also, to keep it short and sweet I’ll just be going over Quarterbacks, Running Backs, and Wide Receivers.

Top performing Quarterbacks for week 5:

  • Patrick Mahomes (KC) – 39.1 fantasy points – 340 pass yards, 21 rush yards, 2 pass TD, 1 rush TD, 1 int | If you have Mahomes he was sure to help you pull out the victory in fantasy even though the Chiefs had their first loss of the season against the Las Vegas Raiders.
  • Deshaun Watson (HOU) – 36.5 fantasy points – 359 pass yards, 25 rush yards, 3 pass TD, 2 int | Watson is finally coming into form, having multiple passing touchdowns the past 3 weeks. With the firing of Texans head coach Bill O’Brien helping Watson with a revitalized offense he remains a must start until his bye week.

Most Disappointing Quarterbacks for week 5:

  • Dak Prescott (DAL) – 14.8 fantasy points – 166 pass yards, 7 rush yards, 1 int | I’m sure Dak would’ve put up some great numbers if he hadn’t suffered a gruesome ankle injury. He had successful surgery on his ankle Sunday night and is expected to miss the rest of the season. Just an unfortunate and sad injury.
  • Lamar Jackson (BAL) – 19.3 fantasy points – 180 pass yards, 3 rush yards, 2 pass TD, 2 int | Lamar threw for 2 touchdowns which is all his team needed in a dominant win against the Bengals. The Ravens defensive did all the heavy lifting with a fumble return for a touchdown as well as holding the Bengals to only 3 points. Next week against the Eagles Lamar is sure to have a better fantasy performance.

Top Performing Running Backs for week 5:

  • Miles Sanders (PHI) – 29.9 fantasy points – 80 rush yards, 19 receiving yards, 2 rush TD | Miles Sanders has his least amount of rushes on the season but scores 2 touchdowns giving him only 3 on the season so far. He’s been mediocre but hopefully this performance is the start of something good.
  • Mike Davis (CAR) – 29.9 fantasy points – 89 rush yards, 60 receiving yards, 1 TD reception | Mike Davis has been a great fill in for the injured Christian McCaffrey having his best week so far, but with McCaffrey possibly coming back next week his product is sure to go down.

Most Disappointing Running Backs for week 5:

  • Clyde Edwards-Helaire (KC) – 11 fantasy points – 40 rush yards, 40 receiving yards | Quite the empty stat sheet for Edwards-Helaire who has been having less production each week. It’s disappointing seeing him get only 10 carries against the Raiders.
  • Kenyan Drake (ARI) – 13.2 fantasy points – 60 rush yards, 2 receiving yards, 1 rush TD | His touchdown saved him from yet another abysmal performance. Drake just has not been about to do anything so far this year with his best fantasy performance coming in week 1 and even then he only put up 14.5

Top Performing Wide Receivers for week 5:

  • Adam Thielen (MIN) – 29.3 fantasy points – 9 catches, 80 receiving yards, 2 TD | Thielen carved up the awful and injured Seahawks secondary this week. The heroics of Russell Wilson in the fourth quarter thwarted the Vikings form a win on Sunday night football though.
  • Jamison Crowder (NYJ) – 27.6 fantasy points – 8 catches, 116 receiving yards, 1 TD | Crowder had another great week after coming back from injury. Although he’s missed 2 weeks with injury, his 3 weeks that he has played, he’s been one of the most consistent wide receivers thus far.

Most Disappointing Wide Receivers for week 5:

  • Amari Cooper (DAL) – 4.1 fantasy points – 2 catches, 23 receiving yards | Cooper had a very very quiet week, I would say mostly due to the departure of his starting quarterback. He’s Wide Receiver 7 on the season and is sure to bounce back from this pathetic performance.
  • DJ Chark (JAC) – 4.6 fantasy points – 3 catches, 16 receiving yards | After missing week 3 Chark came back in a big way in week 4 against the Bengals getting 29.5 fantasy points. With many owners plugging him into their lineups hoping for a repeat were found very disappointed.

4-0 For The Pack

Back in Lambeau Field for Week 4 against the Atlanta Falcons. The second home game of the season. No fans on Monday Night Football. The Packers had another great game. They haven’t lost any steam even with Davante Adams sitting this one out while dealing with a hamstring injury. The Packers have put up at least 30 points in each of the four games so far this year. In Week 5 they have their bye week which should allow Davante Adams to come back fully healthy and be ready for action in Week 6 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for their first Sunday afternoon game of the season.

The star for the Pack against the Atlanta Falcons was tight end, Robert Tonyan. This dude can ball out. He had a touchdown each game in weeks 2 and 3 and then he just felt like doing something few others have done: Get 3 receiving touchdowns in one game. He had himself a career game as well as racking up 33.8 fantasy points on 6 catches for 98 yards and 3 touchdowns. At this rate with at least 1 touchdown in the previous three games he could very well be locked into a starting tight end for fantasy managers.

Other fantasy performers for the Packers were Aaron Rodgers and Aaron Jones obviously with Davante out. Rodgers put up another stellar stat line with 327 yards and 4 touchdowns against the awful Falcons defensive. This performance awarded him 42.5 fantasy points. Aaron Jones had another great performance as well, having 15 rushing attempts for 71 yards as well as hauling in 5 passes for 40 yards and a touchdown. His performance awarded him 22.1 points.

Next week the Packers have their bye week as they prepare for their Week 5 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Hopefully this time off will allow Davante Adams to get himself fully healthy. And with the Packers have their bye week next week, my next blog post will be talking about that weeks top fantasy performers and any impactful injuries that may happen. (Hopefully no one gets injured)

Pack Wins The Battle In The Bayou

The Packers traveled down south for the first time this season to face the New Orleans Saints. The game was during primetime, Sunday night with a crowd of just 750 that included Saints’ player’s family members. It’s only the third game of the season for the Packers but it’s most definitely their toughest matchup so far.

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – SEPTEMBER 27: Aaron Jones #33 of the Green Bay Packers runs the ball past Trey Hendrickson #91 of the New Orleans Saints during the second half at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on September 27, 2020 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

Aaron Rodgers had yet another great game having 21 completions for 283 yards and 3 touchdowns. Drew Brees also had a great performance for the Saints having 29 completions for 288 yards and 3 touchdowns. The difference-maker for the Packers victory was the running game. Aaron Jones outdueled Alvin Kamara having more yards and a touchdown which was the key in the Packers 37-30 victory.

The top Fantasy performers for the Packers were Allen Lazard who had 6 catches for 146 yards and a touchdown, awarding him 28.4 fantasy points for the night. Aaron Rodgers had another great fantasy performance with the stats I stated above awarded him 33.2 points, his second highest of the season out of our three games. Aaron Jones with his one touchdown performance got him a solid 16.6 to contribute to the win.

A Great Start To The Season

As of writing this (September 24th) the Green Bay Packers have played their first two games of the season and they have looked great. They played the Minnesota Vikings and the Detroit Lions and put up 40 points in each outing. It was great that we got 2 wins right off the bat against 2 divisional opponents. Both the Vikings and the Lions have abysmal defenses which allowed Aaron Rodgers, Aaron Jones, and Davante Adams to thrive to start the season. The second season under head coach Matt LaFleur is looking great so far. In week one Davante Adams thrived with 14 catches, 156 yards, and 2 touchdowns. This performance is insane and in Fantasy Football he was sure to help your team win to start of the season, putting up 43.6 points. Then in week 2 back in Green Bay, we had our first home game against the Lions and it was Aaron Jones’ turn. He had 18 carries for 168 yards rushing and 2 touchdowns along with 4 catches for 68 yards and another touchdown. This perfect performance awarded him 53.6 fantasy points, even more than Davante Adams the week before. Rodgers had a great performance week 1 when the passing game thrived and a respectable performance week 2 when the running game took over. In fantasy, he had 45.2 and 25.6 in weeks 1 and 2 respectively.

Source: Acme Packing Company

Next week the Pack travels to New Orleans to face the Saints and they looked very shaky Monday night against the Las Vegas Raiders. The underdog Raiders team pulled out the victory to open their new stadium in Las Vegas. Next weeks matchup in New Orleans should be interesting but I still think that the Packers can pull out the victory whether or not Davante Adams who is nursing a hamstring injury plays.

Green Bay Packers 2020-2021 Season