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Fantasy Football Player Notes

2020 Draft Rankings
Davante Adams Note
Davante Adams photo 9. Davante Adams WR - (at CHI)
I'm convinced that because Adams missed part of the 2019 season, many don't realize just how consistent he's been over the last few years. He's played 27 games over the last two years, and he's scored 16-plus PPR points in 23 of them. The Packers didn't add a wide receiver in the draft, so it's not likely his massive target-share is going away. He's the only other receiver who should be considered close to Michael Thomas in drafts.
9 weeks ago
Aaron Jones Note
Aaron Jones photo 19. Aaron Jones RB - (at CHI)
Despite having Aaron Rodgers under center, the Packers decided to add a third-string running back and fullback to their roster on Day 2 of the NFL Draft. Is that worrisome to Jones' production? Maybe a bit, as Matt LaFleur seems to want to continue his timeshare ways. Jones is by far the most talented, so even if we were to see him dip down to 13-15 touches per game, that's enough for him to do damage, especially considering Rodgers targets him in the passing game. Jones is one of just two running backs (Alvin Kamara is the other) who've finished with a top-30 season over the last 10 years with less than 300 touches. Jones is one of the most efficient running backs in football, though the coaching staff keeps him in RB2 territory.
9 weeks ago
Aaron Rodgers Note
Aaron Rodgers photo 93. Aaron Rodgers QB - (at CHI)
It was a foregone conclusion that the Packers would add some wide receiver help for Rodgers in the draft. Not only did they not draft a wide receiver, but they also traded up and drafted a quarterback in the first round. The way the Packers drafted suggest that they don't realize they have an all-time great as their quarterback. Here's a fun stat: Rodgers has thrown 364 touchdowns in his career. Just one of them has gone to a player drafted in the first round. The Packers aren't going to become a pass-first team under Matt LaFleur, meaning Rodgers won't be a fantasy stud. Still, he's played at least 15 games 10 times in his career, and has never finished worse than the No. 9 quarterback.
8 weeks ago
A.J. Dillon Note
A.J. Dillon photo 174. A.J. Dillon RB - (at CHI)
Jamaal Williams Note
Jamaal Williams photo 176. Jamaal Williams RB - (at CHI)
Williams offered some occasional standalone value last year, but he was mostly just a slight thorn in Aaron Jones's side and a high-end handcuff. The Packers used a second-round pick on AJ Dillon, and so even were Jones to get injured, Williams would likely have to compete for touches. He'll still factor into the gameplan, but for fantasy purposes, he's unlikely to see significant value under any circumstances this year.
4 weeks ago
Allen Lazard Note
Allen Lazard photo 177. Allen Lazard WR - (at CHI)
In a draft class littered with wide receiver talent, I'm fairly certain that everyone had the Packers taking a wide receiver in the first three rounds. Not only did they not do that, but they didn't draft one at all. Lazard looks to be the No. 2 in the offense, provided he can beat out Devin Funchess, who also gained value in the aftermath of the draft.
9 weeks ago
Jace Sternberger Note
Jace Sternberger photo 214. Jace Sternberger TE - (at CHI)
There were many (myself included) who considered Sternberger a major buy-low target in dynasty leagues, though we can't pretend there wasn't a possibility the Packers added another option. They drafted a tight end, and in the third round, but it was Josiah Deguara, a player the Packers themselves described as a fullback. Sternberger should get plenty of opportunity.
9 weeks ago
Devin Funchess Note
Devin Funchess photo 230. Devin Funchess WR - (at CHI)
It's kind of funny how so many people are willing to dismiss Funchess after he missed the 2019 season. Did everyone forget that he was the WR21 in 2017 despite playing with the often-inaccurate Cam Newton? He's now going to play with Aaron Rodgers, one of the most accurate quarterbacks of this era. Funchess has caught a touchdown every 15 targets over the course of his career, which is well above average. He could be the guy who emerges as the No. 2 receiver for Rodgers. He's a great pick in the late rounds as someone you'll learn what you have immediately.
4 weeks ago
Mason Crosby Note
Mason Crosby photo 241. Mason Crosby K - (at CHI)
Crosby is coming off the most accurate year of his career (91.7% on field goals, 40-of-41 extra-point attempts converted). But he saw just 24 field goal attempts after seeing 37 the previous year. The Packers offense isn't what it once was, and Crosby spends the majority of his games kicking outside in cold weather. He's a borderline draftable kicker but there's little to get excited about.
3 weeks ago
Green Bay Packers Note
Green Bay Packers photo 242. Green Bay Packers DST - (at CHI)
Marquez Valdes-Scantling Note
Marquez Valdes-Scantling photo 281. Marquez Valdes-Scantling WR - (at CHI)
With injuries abound last season, Valdes-Scantling had his opportunities, but couldn't take advantage. Despite playing in all 16 games, he caught just 26 passes and scored two touchdowns. He fell behind Allen Lazard on the depth chart, and with the addition of Devin Funchess, Valdes-Scantling isn't likely to see the field all that much absent an injury. Ignore him on draft day.
3 weeks ago
Dexter Williams Note
Dexter Williams photo 403. Dexter Williams RB - (at CHI)
Jake Kumerow Note
Jake Kumerow photo 409. Jake Kumerow WR - (at CHI)
Equanimeous St. Brown Note
Equanimeous St. Brown photo 446. Equanimeous St. Brown WR - (at CHI)
Jordan Love Note
Jordan Love photo 529. Jordan Love QB - (at CHI)
Josiah Deguara Note
Josiah Deguara photo 535. Josiah Deguara TE - (at CHI)
Robert Tonyan Note
Robert Tonyan photo 559. Robert Tonyan TE - (at CHI)