Week 11 Green Bay Packers Fantasy Profile

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Oct 26, 2014; New Orleans, LA, USA; Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson (87) runs after a catch against the New Orleans Saints during the second half of a game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Saints defeated Packers 44-23. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

WRs – Jordy Nelson, Randall Cobb, Davante Adams

After recovering from that weird week in New Orleans, the bulk of the receiving corps returned to doing what they do best: putting up huge numbers.

Jordy Nelson recovered from his worst game of the year (3 catches, 25 yards) to have one of his better ones all year (6 catches, 152 yards, 2 TDs). He did what he seems to do every Packers game: run a deep route that is somehow uncovered and score a long touchdown. He followed up the first catch-and-run effort we’re so used to seeing with another deep one right in the end-zone (yet again, uncovered).

If any team is going to be aware of plays like that, it has to be Philadelphia. They run plenty of deep routes to Jeremy Maclin and Co., so they should in theory be ready for that type of strike.

Theory is one thing though; execution is another story. With a player like Nelson, even if they don’t give him that easy deep catch, he’s more than able to make a bunch of other catches and turn in big gains. And if they worry too much about him, that’s where having Randall Cobb comes in handy.

Cobb continues to put on a great display underneath and in the middle of the field, and his ability to make tough catches in limited space have helped him garner key first downs as well as a bundle of touchdowns (10 on the year).

It’s a pick-your-poison type of issue that has almost always ended with both having big games, and I predict another showing just like it from them.

Nov 9, 2014; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb (18) during the game against the Chicago Bears at Lambeau Field. Green Bay won 55-14. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

The big question for me is with Davante Adams. For a handful of weeks, he managed to either grab a touchdown or get to 70 yards receiving. In a game full of offense though, he only grabbed one pass for 10 yards.

Problem? I don’t really think so. He didn’t see many snaps, but not because of performance issues. Green Bay decided to do a decent amount of work with multiple tight ends, therefore leaving him on the sideline.

Will it continue? I don’t know. But in terms of fantasy he isn’t a major option on most weeks it would be smart to stay away from him for a week or two to gauge if the multiple-TE sets are a one-week adjustment or a more permanent change.

Prediction: 110 yards, 1 TD (Nelson), 90 yards, 2 TD (Cobb), 20 yards (Adams)
Verdict: Must-Start (Nelson, Cobb), Emergency Play (Adams)