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Tuesday, August 7, 2018, 4:18pm
Jake Kumerow, who spent two seasons on Cincinnati’s practice squad and a month on New England’s before joining Green Bay’s on Dec. 26, has been the surprise of Packers training camp.
He has performed so well in the first nine practices that he’s getting snaps with the No. 1 offense and quarterback Aaron Rodgers is actively looking for him. It wouldn’t be a stretch to say he has been the third-best receiver in camp.
The story put it nicely in that there’s still a long way to go before Kumerow can be called NFL-worthy, but GM Brian Gutekunst will look like a genius if Kumerow makes the team. Either that or he’ll be raked over the coals if his three receiver draft picks don't outperform the street free agent.
Posted by Dale Lolley
Monday, July 16, 2018 - 9:46am
When he's healthy, Aaron Rodgers is as close to the gold standard each week as it gets in the world of fantasy quarterbacks. In the six games he started and played the majority of the snaps last season, he had four games with at least 290 yards passing, and he threw 16 touchdown passes. He's playing for a contract this year, which will likely be the last one of his career, so there's motivation for him to put up big numbers.
You do have to be slightly concerned with the injuries, as he's now suffered a major issue in two of the past five seasons. Also, his security blanket, Jordy Nelson, is no longer around.
2018 Bottom Line
Nelson or no Nelson, Rodgers should be fine. As stated, he should have plenty of motivation to put up big numbers this season. And for Rodgers, big numbers are 4,500 yards and 40 touchdowns. And it's not like he hasn't posted similar numbers before. Playing in the NFC, there are some tough matchups, but Rodgers is largely matchup-proof. The addition of Jimmy Graham also more than makes up for the loss of Nelson. Rodgers also still has his outstanding mobility, giving you some extra points with his legs. He should be the first quarterback off the board in any format.
2018 Strength of Schedule - GB
Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.
2017 Game Stats
|Per game||22.00||34.00||239.29||2.29||0.86||7.04||10.88||3.43||18.00||0||0.14||5.25||18.51||59.71/68.43||86.67% |