Green Bay Packers: Week 8 fantasy profile

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Dec 28, 2014; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers tight end Richard Rodgers (89) is tackled after catching a pass during the fourth quarter against the Detroit Lions at Lambeau Field. Green Bay won 30-20. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

TE – Richard Rodgers, Justin Perillo

Last Game:
Rodgers – 2 catches, 34 receiving yards; 3.40 fantasy points
Perillo – 1 catch, 21 yards; 2.10 fantasy points

As expected, this position didn’t produce much. The options aren’t dynamic enough, or at least will never be used in that fashion.

Perillo is only playing due to an injury to Quarless, and not seeing enough snaps to be trusted by us. He’s good for a pass or two though, which can be helpful to the team if not us.

Rodgers can be useful to us fantasy players however. He has consistently seen multiple passes come his way each game, and with Montgomery out he should be a worthy target-grabber for another week. If he can produce enough for fantasy purposes relies strictly on red-zone production; if he can score, he is useful.

If Denver has a weakness in their coverage, it may be against tight ends; they rank only 17th in DVOA against them. With many front-line players focused on pass rushing and the coverage focused on the receivers, Rodgers could see some openings. With that in mind, I see a few catches and a score coming his way.

Week 8 Predictions:
Rodgers – 4 catch, 30 receiving yards, 1 TD; 9.00 fantasy points
Perillo – 1 catch, 10 yards; 1.00 fantasy points

Verdicts: Red-Zone Watch (Rodgers), Scrub Watch (Perillo)

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