Nov 15, 2015; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers tight endRichard Rodgers
(82) is tackled by Detroit Lions cornerbackNevin Lawson
(24) during the fourth quarter at Lambeau Field. Detroit won 18-16. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports
Rodgers – 7 targets, 4 catches, 30 receiving yards; 4.00 fantasy points
Perillo – 2 targets, 2 catches, 9 yards; 0.90 fantasy points
Though there is still not a truly consistent effort provided by the tight end position in terms of fantasy production, it has been vastly more useful than in 2014.
The reason for that has been the emergence of Richard Rodgers as a useful piece of the offense, especially as a red-zone target.
Then again, that is about the only thing he has given the team. He does practically nothing after the catch (I swear, the next tackle I see him break must be the first of his life) and adds little in the way of yardage totals (his highest receiving total in a game is a measly 45 yards).
Still, touchdowns matter, and that is definitely true for fantasy points. With there being little in the way of other reliable options in the passing game right now, he may be the second-best bet for receiving production behind Randall Cobb — and based on Cobb’s fantasy performances this season (and the flailings of the Green Bay offense in general) he’s got a surprisingly likely probability of outproducing him.
Perillo had that one nice game (against these Lions in fact), but doesn’t see nearly enough time to rely on for a fantasy play. He’s been on-and-off in terms of getting any production at all — with this being an expected off week — so I wouldn’t put any hope in production.
With the lacking state of the receiving corps though, maybe he should be.
Week 13 Predictions:
Rodgers – 5 catches, 40 receiving yards, 1 TD; 10.00 fantasy points
Perillo – 0 catches, 0 receiving yards; 0.0 fantasy points
Verdicts: In The Red[Zone] (Rodgers); Off Week (Perillo); Could Return Soon (Quarless)
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