Packers fantasy start/sit advice for Week 6 vs. Bucs

Green Bay Packers, Robert Tonyan (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers, Robert Tonyan (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images) /

Quick fantasy advice for the Packers in Week 6.

If you’ve got any Green Bay Packers players on your fantasy roster, you’ll be relived to see them return from their bye week.

But in a difficult matchup against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, which Packers should you start?

Here’s some quick fantasy football advice for the Packers:


Aaron Rodgers: Quarterbacks haven’t fared too well against the Bucs so far this season, but their defense is yet to be challenged by a passer like Rodgers. The way he’s playing, you’re not benching Rodgers against anybody.

It’s also far from the worst fantasy matchup. Justin Herbert threw for 290 yards and three touchdowns with an interception against this defense two weeks ago. Rodgers might not hit the heights we saw in Week 4, but he should provide a safe floor.

Aaron Jones: Tampa Bay’s No. 1-ranked run defense is, of course, concerning, but once again, Jones is simply too talented to keep on the bench. Lower expectations slightly, but Jones’ volume will ensure he should put in a solid week at worst.

Jones has had at least 15 carries in each game this season, and four or more receptions in three of the Packers’ four games. He’s also found the end zone six times in four games.

Davante Adams: Again, not an ideal matchup, but Adams should be set for a big game. Tampa Bay is allowing the ninth-fewest fantasy points to WRs this season, according to Fantasy Pros, but could be without cornerback Carlton Davis this week.

Either way, Adams is matchup-proof and should be in line for a lot of targets in his first game back.

Robert Tonyan: Adams’ return may help, not hurt, Tonyan here. While he may see a slightly lower number of targets, Tonyan has earned Rodgers’ trust as he’s only failed to bring in one of his 14 targets so far this season.

A great red-zone target with five touchdown catches in his past three games, don’t be surprised if Rodgers looks his way regularly when the Packers are in scoring range.

Jamaal Williams: According to NFL Fantasy, the Bucs defense is giving up the fourth-most receiving yards to running backs in the league. That’s good news for not only Jones, but also makes Williams a sleeper play this week.

Williams had eight targets in Week 4, catching all of them for 95 yards. Considering Tampa Bay’s strength is stopping the run, don’t be surprised if Green Bay leans on the short passing game to make up for it, which could see more targets for Williams. He’s a flex play this week.


Marquez Valdes-Scantling: Even with injuries at wide receiver, MVS hasn’t been a consistent fantasy option so far this season. He’s only hit double-digit PPR points once this season and also has a low floor; in Week 3, he caught just one pass for five yards.

Valdes-Scantling is a home-run play if you need a player who could break out with a big game. It’s completely possible he’ll catch a 75-yard touchdown this week, but his fantasy numbers have been inconsistent.

Equanimeous St. Brown: If St. Brown isn’t activated this week, there’s no question about this. But with St. Brown set to return in the near future, he’s worth adding in deeper leagues. With Allen Lazard out, a role as the No. 2 pass catcher in this offense is there for the taking.

Even if EQ does return this week, he’ll likely be eased back in. Add him to your bench, but don’t play him this week even if he does make his return.

Packers D/ST: There will be better streaming options than the Packers D/ST this week. The Bucs’ offense is too talented, and the Packers only have three takeaways this season. Add in the fact Kevin King is questionable and this is a matchup to avoid for the Packers’ defense.