Green Bay Packers Week 5 Fantasy Profile

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Sep 28, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Green Bay Packers tight end Richard Rodgers (89) is tackled by Chicago Bears strong safety Ryan Mundy (21) during the first quarter at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

TEs – Andrew Quarless, Richard Rodgers, Brandon Bostick

The last couple of weeks have given some slight glimpses of life from this group finally; Quarless scored the only Packers TD against the Lions, and Rodgers started the Bears game with two catches that included a 50+ yard bomb at the beginning of the game. Suffice to say, there is hope for these guys!

Don’t fall into the trap of expectations though; nobody has proven themselves reliable enough to play on your fantasy team as of yet. So far Quarless is the top option there, but through four games he has only 8 catches. Rodgers had done nothing until that first drive against Chicago, and nothing afterwards. Bostick hasn’t even played despite being the physical-potential-playmaker this position seems to need, first because of injury but now the coaches (apparently he hasn’t been the most enthusiastic practice participant).

So what we have is a safe option that can’t even reach 10 catches a quarter of the way into the season (Quarless), a raw-as-hell rookie who couldn’t even make one catch until week 4 before disappearing quickly after making two early ones (Rodgers), and the potential best-fit for what the Packers need from their TE who can’t get out of the practice doghouse and onto the field (Bostick).

Is it too late to call Jermichael Finley up? At this point relying on him to come back, get cleared by doctors, and jump right into a game tonight is more likely than any of these current guys being reliable this year. There’s still time to change that, but for now that is highly risky at-best.

Prediction: 50 yards combined
Verdict: Do Not Start — All