• Aaron Rodgers

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  • , Green Bay Packers
  • 37
  • 220 lbs
  • 6' 2"
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by Richard Mejia

GB QB Aaron Rodgers - Week 6 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 6 at Tampa Bay

Coming off the bye week, Rodgers heads into Tampa Bay for Week 6 in MVP form. He has been nothing short of spectacular this season his 13 touchdown passes is already half of what he threw for all his last season. Even better than those touchdown passes and 1,214 passing yards, Rodgers has yet to throw an interception this season. Rodgers will be facing his biggest test of the season, as the Tampa Bay defense is ranked fifth in aFPA to QB this year, with opposing signal-callers averaging 14.9 points. However, we fully expect Rodgers to buck that trend as the rise of Baby Kittle (Robert Tonyan) and the return of All-Pro WR Davante Adams will keep Aaron Rodgers as a no doubt QB1 in this Week 6 matchup.

by Richard Mejia

GB QB Aaron Rodgers - Week 3 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 3 at New Orleans

Rodgers continued his excellent play in Week 2 as threw for 240 yards and two touchdowns on a day that heavily featured Aaron Jones. Rodgers seems back to his old ways as his arm strength and accuracy are still tops in the league and most importantly, he’s developed chemistry with his auxiliary receivers. Rodgers' rapport with his receiving group will be imperative in Week 3 as Davante Adams’ health status seems up in the air for Sunday night’s game.

Rodgers faces a New Orleans team that just gave up three touchdowns and almost 300 passing yards to Derek Carr on Monday Night Football, so Rodgers should be fine either way. If Adams suits up, Rodgers should be a solid QB1, however if Adams is out for Week 3, view Rodgers as a low-end QB1 for this one.

by Richard Mejia

GB QB Aaron Rodgers - Week 2 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 2 vs. Detroit

Don’t call it a comeback, Aaron Rodgers had the best QB performance in Week 1 as he shredded the Minnesota defense for 364 yards and four touchdowns on 36-of-44 completions. In what most anticipated to be a heavily defensive game with lots of running, it became the season opener’s most exciting shootout. Rodgers was in sync with all his receivers especially All-Pro Davante Adams who burned the secondary for 156 yards and two scores. Rodgers might be on for another big game against the Lions who lost CB Justin Coleman to a significant hamstring injury while starting corners Jeff Okudah and Desmond Trufant are dealing with hamstring injuries of their own. Rodgers should be viewed as a solid QB1 in this game.

by Richard Mejia

GB QB Aaron Rodgers - Week 1 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 1 vs. Minnesota

If we are to pay attention to Green Bay’s offseason moves, then all signs point to this being Aaron Rodgers’ last Week 1 start for the Packers—and it comes against an awfully familiar opponent. Rodgers hasn’t faired well playing at Minnesota the last few seasons, in fact one of his games last year saw him throw for 216 yards and one interception in Week 2 against the Vikings. However, Minnesota will be missing one of the NFL’s premier pass-rushers in Danielle Hunter and have lost longtime starters in the secondary Trae Waynes and Xavier Rhodes. Expect Rodgers to heavily target Davante Adams in this one against rookie CB Jeff Gladney, making Rodgers a solid low-end QB1.

by Richard Mejia

GB QB Aaron Rodgers - 2020 Fantasy Football Outlook

Fantasy Upside

The “decline” of Aaron Rodgers saw the 36-year-old QB throw for 4,000 yards, 26 touchdowns and four interceptions to yet another top-10 QB finish in fantasy football. Yet again plagued by injuries to himself and his receiving group all the while calling the plays under new head coach Matt LaFleur led to a drop in touchdowns, but most notably the Green Bay running game was one of the most impressive in the NFL. Behind Aaron Jones league-leading 19 rushing touchdowns and one of the best defensives in the NFL, an oft-positive game script did not require Rodgers’ usual late-game theatrics and typical passing attempts. The expectation is a serious regression in rushing touchdowns and step back for the defense, allowing Rodgers to throw the ball more and a closer return to his former self.

Fantasy Downside

The elephant in the room when addressing Aaron Rodgers is Green Bay’s refusal to surround him with an adequate supporting cast this offseason. Their “biggest” offensive free agent was WR Devin Funchess who has recently opted to sit out the season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Their first-round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft was developmental QB Jordan Love and they spent a second-round pick on a plodding RB in A.J. Dillon. With an accumulation of injuries coupled with his age and a lack of receiving depth behind All-Pro WR Davante Adams, Rodgers might have his work cut out for him.

2020 Bottom Line

The upcoming season looks like it might Aaron Rodgers’ last as a Green Bay Packer. The refusal to add talent at the receiver position while adding Love is a clear indicator that Rodgers' days are numbered—however, that might make for one last hurrah. With an expected decline in rushing production and defensive effectiveness, Rodgers can easily find himself in shootouts throwing the ball to one of the best WRs in the league with Adams. We have Rodgers ranked 13th amongst quarterbacks and his current ADP has him going early in the eighth round. While it seems like the fantasy community does not think Rodgers is a QB1 in fantasy anymore, it would be unwise to bet against the future Hall of Famer who has serious low-end QB1 upside.

by Dale Lolley

GB QB Aaron Rodgers - Week 17 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 17 at Detroit Lions
Aaron Rodgers threw for 216 yards and no touchdowns with an interception last week against the Vikings. It marked his seventh consecutive games under 243 yards and was his third game this season without a touchdown pass. It's well past time to no longer consider Rodgers a QB1 from week to week. This week, however, he does get a cushy matchup against the Lions. And with a No. 2 playoff seed on the line, the Packers will be very motivated to win this one. The problem is they could get up early and Rodgers could spend most of the afternoon handing off, or worse, watching from the sideline. He should be a QB1 play this week, but be careful.

by Dale Lolley

GB QB Aaron Rodgers - Week 16 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 16 at Minnesota Vikings
Perhaps it's time to hang up the thought of Aaron Rodgers being a consistent top-tier fantasy quarterback. Last week against the Bears, he threw for just 203 yards, completing less than 50 percent of his passes with one touchdown. It was a winning effort on the field, but probably not for your fantasy team. Rodgers has now thrown for 243 yards or less in six straight starts, though he did have one four-touchdown game mixed in there. The Vikings aren't impenetrable as a pass defense, but their pass rush will make things tough on Rodgers. He threw for 209 yards and two scores back in Week 2 against the Vikings. He's a low-end QB1 this week.

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