Green Bay Packers Week 12 Fantasy Profile

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Nov 16, 2014; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) throws a pass during the first quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

QB – Aaron Rodgers

Last Week: 22/36, 341 passing yards, 3 TDs, 32 rush yards; 28.84 fantasy points

The weeks go by and we continue to see the same thing from Aaron Rodgers: dominance. It hasn’t mattered who he has faced, he just keeps producing.

The best showings by him have been in the confines of Lambeau Field though, so it is a fair question if he can produce at this high rate elsewhere. Let me be as clear as I can: you have nothing to worry about.

This man is the best quarterback the league has to offer, and this level of play is exactly what can be expected of him. After watching him for years, this shouldn’t be a surprise; in fact, the surprise should be the games where he isn’t at this kind of level.

Now while his level of play shouldn’t really see a drop-off, the stats may dip some. That doesn’t necessarily mean he played worse or that the Vikings shut him down; it may just be part of the game-plan.

Stats as a whole tend to dip for players on the road, so that will affect things as well, but my guess is we see a bit more Lacy running the ball than most weeks. The first meeting with Minnesota is what got him going this year, so he should be poised to impact the game.

More Lacy — as long as it works — will mean somewhat less from Rodgers. Aaron could still do plenty, but his fantasy numbers may end up less than what we expect.

Case in point: the first matchup again. Rodgers tossed three TDs, but his yardage was low thanks to the strong play of Lacy so his day only amounted to 18.24 fantasy points. Now that is a decent output for a QB, but significantly lower than what a player of his caliber can be counted on to produce week-to-week.

The way I see it, he will have his stats come down some again because of a more Lacy-centric approach like in Week 5. But still, it’ll be a plenty good performance that will make him worth starting.

Plus, you just don’t sit Aaron Rodgers, especially when he is playing on this level. You don’t do it.

Prediction: 250 passing yards, 20 rushing yards 2 TDs (passing), 0 Turnovers; 20 Fantasy Points
Verdict: Must-Start