Green Bay Packers: Fantasy football profile Week 10
By Kenn Korb
TE – Richard Rodgers
Week 9 Statistics:
Rodgers – 6 catches (10 targets), 64 receiving yards; 6.40 fantasy points
Most weeks, this is my chance to vent out my frustrations and lay into a guy who provides a sizable chunk of the ones which are in regards to this team. This week, I actually have good things to say, and I’m thrilled.
I’ll first begin by saying I was incorrect about something: Rodgers has broken a tackle before! Those who follow this weekly article know I always bring up the fact that I’ve never seen him do so, and with no evidence to prove otherwise (despite more time than I’d like to admit searching for it) I genuinely believed it.
It felt too ridiculous to be true though, so I asked around to those who may be privy to that sort of thing. Well, last week one of the guys at Pro Football Focus graciously took the time to look it up for me. According to their data and observations, he hasn’t broken any this year, but he had two as a rookie and a whopping seven in 2015. Color me flabbergasted, and congrats to him for that.
Now back to the game action.
Though it has rarely been the case this season, Rodgers put up a decent performance for fantasy players in last week’s contest. He saw double-digit targets and caught over half of them, providing his quarterback the sort of reliable outlet the team has hoped he could be. For at least one week, he put on the docket a solid reason as to why Green Bay has continued to line him up out there.
Based on the way most of this year has gone however, this feels more like a blip than a trend. Green Bay has proven they will keep giving him chances out there, but unless those chances come with a TD he is a bottom of the barrel option for fantasy teams. He just doesn’t offer the dynamism to bust open a play (hence the “never broken a tackle” narrative) and needs a handful of completed catches to even be a low-end fantasy producer. With healthy options all around him, that isn’t likely to happen often.
Week 10 Predictions: