Green Bay Packers Fantasy Profile: Championship Week 2014

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Dec 14, 2014; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Green Bay Packers tight end

Andrew Quarless

(81) runs with the ball as Buffalo Bills defensive end

Mario Williams

(94) pursues during the second half at Ralph Wilson Stadium. The Bills beat the Packers 21-13. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

TEs – Andrew Quarless, Richard Rodgers

Last Week:
Quarless – 1 catches, 7 receiving yards; 0.70 fantasy points
Rodgers – 0 catches, 0 receiving yards; 0.00 fantasy points

Tight ends provided nothing for the offense last week. These two combined for exactly one catch. Now I don’t expect much receiving production from these guys…but come on, one catch? Just one? That’s bad..

I’m thinking we could see a turnaround here, if only for one week. When you play bad teams, random stat-lines are more likely to happen. Easy to see why; bad teams will have breakdowns in more places, allowing those less-heralded players a chance to step up.

We could see the randomness that came up back against Chicago, with two TEs getting a TD. Actually, that’s exactly what I expect. Not only is Tampa Bay a bad team on defense overall, but they aren’t good defending the tight end (#25 in DVOA vs TEs) much at all.

It would not be all that reliable if you decide to pick either guy, but if you are in a bind and need a TE taking a flyer on either of these two might be worth your while.

Quarless – 4 catches, 35 receiving yards, 1 TD; 9.50 fantasy points
Rodgers – 2 catch, 25 receiving yards; 8.50 fantasy points

Verdict: Emergency Option (Quarless/Rodgers)