5. Aaron Rodgers
Stat line: 25/31, 305 yards, 4 TDs
Aaron Rodgers did exactly as he should have, had a near perfect performance in against a team that was extremely shorthanded.
Rodgers threw only six incompletions on his way to over 300 yards and four touchdown passes. Inside those interceptions is a drop by Marquez Valdes-Scantling and a couple of throwaways.
With 24 touchdowns in eight games, Rodgers is only two short of his entire 2019 mark of 26. And if not for a stinker of a performance against Tampa Bay, he’d be right there with Russell Wilson in the conversation for league-MVP race.
With a lack of weapons, Rodgers is playing well within the scheme and making the most out of what he has.
Rodgers is turning Robert Tonyan and Allen Lazard into household names in fantasy football and helping highlight one of the best in the game, Davante Adams.
He doesn’t have the same type of talent he had a few years ago but he still has plenty of MVP-caliber performances left.
With 10 days in between Thursday night’s game and their next game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Packers have plenty of time to get some players back. The next time the Packers take the field, they will hopefully have Allen Lazard, David Bakhtiari, Christian Kirksey, Jamaal Williams, Kamal Martin, Kevin King, and Jaire Alexander back.
That’s a lot of talent to get back in the fold.
At the halfway mark, the team is in good position and ready to make a second-half surge that should carry them well into January.