While there are conflicting reports about whether Aaron Rodgers will be able to return to try and help the playoff hopeful Packers, the most important thing to know is that he has not yet been medically cleared to play. The Packers have some nice matchups against the 20th ranked Falcon’s pass defense and the 31st pass defense of the Dallas Cowboys. Without Rodgers leading the attack however, the Packers may not be able to take advantage of these teams with Matt Flynn leading the attack.
Ian Rapport stated that Aaron Rodgers would “be lucky” to play in Week 14, and Rodgers is currently getting more tests to judge if his injury was still too severe to play. Most fantasy owners have probably found some type of replacement option for Rodgers at this point, but the fantasy owners of the Green Bay wide receivers have suffered as well. Waiver wire darling Jarret Boykin has been hit or miss since Week 6, Jordy Nelson has struggled without Rodgers, and James Jones is still working his way into the offense. If you are looking for a replacement for any of these guys, Doug Baldwin(WR-Seattle) is only owned in 13.4% of ESPN standard leagues, and he has scored a touchdown in three of his last four games, and he also has over 60 receiving yards in the past four games. Ace Sanders(WR-Jaguars) is also someone you could play if you are worried about Nelson, Rodgers, or James. He is owned in less than 1% of leagues, and he has at least 60 receiving yards in his past three games. He has a decent matchup against Houston this Thursday, and it should be a huge shootout with plenty of passing.
With the playoffs starting for most people in Week 14, you need to have as much depth as possible to win out your league. Will Matt Flynn bounce back in Week 14, and will the Packer wide receivers be fantasy relevant? Let us know what you think!
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