WRs – Jordy Nelson, Randall Cobb, Davante Adams, Jeff Janis
Week 10 Statistics:
Nelson – 12 catches (18 targets), 126 receiving yards, 1 TD; 18.60 fantasy points
Cobb – 4 catches (8 targets), 31 receiving yards; 3.10 fantasy points
Adams – 6 catches (9 targets), 156 receiving yards; 15.60 fantasy points
While the offense and defense have not played nearly well enough on the field to win games much lately, the fantasy production for the mainstays in the passing game has tended to end up favorable for fantasy players.
Jordy may not be all the way back from his ACL tear prior to 2015 (he isn’t), but he’s still the top option for Rodgers, and he receives bundles of chances to make something happen. He probably won’t see 18 targets this week, but even with Josh Norman likely to be the one lined up against him he should find a way to make some plays and possibly grab a touchdown.
Cobb had a bad showing in Tennessee, and it is becoming a decent question as to whether his contract extension before last year was a mistake. He can still do decently well at times, but he has shown more and more over the past two seasons that he is nowhere near as good of a player as many inside Packerland may believe.
He is one of the guys who routinely has gotten eaten up by the opposing coverages, and has struggled to gain separation with any sort of consistency. I think he can still make an impact against the suspect secondary of Washington, but it will likely rely moreso on busted coverages and short-yardage pickups than his actual ability to find space himself.
Adams is the guy I’m really watching here. He has put up some huge showings in the past month (last four games: 47 targets, 35 catches, 403 yards, 3 TDs), and dropped a 9 catch, 156 yard showing against Tennessee which included multiple big plays to keep Green Bay at least in the conversation for a comeback attempt.
With Norman likely lined up on Nelson, Adams will probably see Bashaud Breeland (PFF’s #111-graded cornerback) often, and that is a beatable matchup. Green Bay is in dire need of somebody to be a consistent option for Rodgers to look to for production, and out of anyone on the perimeter Adams has given us the most signs of being able to do that. Combine it with his favorable matchup, and a huge game is not only possible but necessary if Green Bay wants to get back into the winner’s circle for a week.
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