Green Bay Packers: Fantasy profile – week 3

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Sep 20, 2015; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers tight end

Richard Rodgers

(82) catches a pass for a 2-point conversion against Seattle Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner (54) in the fourth quarter at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

TEs – Andrew Quarless, Richard Rodgers

Last Week:
Quarless – 0 catches, 0 receiving yards; 0.00 fantasy points
Rodgers – 3 catches, 23 receiving yards, 1 TD, 1 2-point conversion; 10.30 fantasy points

I’m so excited! For one week, we actually saw some production from the tight end position.

Quarless continued to do nothing, but Richard Rodgers grabbed a few passes, including a touchdown and a 2-point conversion. Rodgers’ best contributions came right in crucial moments as well; the touchdown was what gave Green Bay their eventual winning score and his two-point conversion right after let the Packers get the lead to 24-17, forcing Seattle to need a touchdown and extra point to tie instead of being able to potentially grab the lead.

At this point, I would say Rodgers has surpassed Quarless in the tight end hierarchy. Through two games, he’s also seeing consistent targets; 7 across these first two matchups, with 3 catches in each.

He isn’t a high-volume guy — and probably won’t be — but seeing consistent targets as the top tight end option is a positive step forward. He’s a TD-dependent player, but his size and sure hands make him a capable red-zone option.

That’s great because if you’ll remember, red-zone offense was somewhat of an issue for the 2014 Packers. The re-addition of James Jones has helped the most in that regard so far, but Rodgers could be a legitimate #2 option in that area of the field.

He isn’t a reliable fantasy option right now, but he is someone that could possibly be your backup plan if your usual starter is injured.

Week 3 Predictions:
Quarless – 1 catches, 5 receiving yards; 0.50 fantasy points
Rodgers – 3 catch, 35 receiving yards; 3.50 fantasy points

Verdicts: Backup Plan (Rodgers); All Of The Nope (Quarless)