Oct 12, 2014; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterbackAaron Rodgers
(12) reacts after throwing the game winning touchdown during the fourth quarter against the Miami Dolphins at Sun Life Stadium. The Packers won 27-24. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
Another week, another game for the Packers. This week, a matchup with the Carolina Panthers.
The Panthers come in as a team with plenty of issues abound. The expected strength of the team — the defense — has been subpar for the season; 28th in total defense, including 27th against the run and 20th against the pass. The running game has been going through RBs like the plague, with a handful of different players having to play because of injury. And the receiving game has had its share of issues with drops, as well as the injury to Kelvin Benjamin (concussion) that may keep him out of the game.
Cam Newton is healthy now though and has been playing strong, turnover-less football all year, so this isn’t a matchup to overlook by any means.
This looks like it could end up as a high-scoring game. that should be music to the ears of fantasy players. But who should you trust in this matchup on the Packers’ side? I’m here to provide some clarity.
Let’s get started, with the most obvious choice…