Green Bay Packers Week 14 Fantasy Profile

5 of 7

Nov 30, 2014; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers tight end

Richard Rodgers

(89) catches a touchdown pass while covered by New England Patriots safety

Patrick Chung

(23) in the first quarter at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

TEs – Andrew Quarless, Richard Rodgers

Last Week:
Quarless – 2 catches, 17 receiving yards; 1.70 fantasy points
Rodgers – 2 catches, 35 receiving yards, 1 TD; 9.50 fantasy points

Each game, I hesitantly feel more trust in the players here. It’s a slow and gradual process, but it’s been promising the past few weeks.

That goes especially for Richard Rodgers. He hasn’t put up large chunks of yardage for the box scores, but he’s now made critical TD catches in each of the past two weeks. That includes a deep pass against the Patriots where he beat the safety.

This guy has some definite abilities and he’s getting more chances to show them as the weeks go by. While it is still risky to trust in him as a viable fantasy starter, he’s shown enough to be a good risk to take in a good matchup.

I’m thinking one of these two tight ends will manage a TD catch again; the best bet is the guy who’s been catching them lately, but don’t could out Andrew Quarless to snag one away. He’s even less viable fantasy-wise, but in reality he is a nice and safe option that is probably going to see a couple of targets in this game.

Quarless – 2 catches, 25 receiving yards; 2.50 fantasy points
Rodgers – 3 catches, 40 receiving yards, 1 TD; 10.00 fantasy points

Verdict: Risky-but-Viable Start (Rodgers); No-Other-Options Start (Quarless)