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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

FANTASY FOOTBALL MONDAY WRAPUP: PACKERS/FALCONS

Fantasy football Week 14 is in the books so let's check out what took place in the Monday night shootout between the Atlanta Falcons and Green Bay Packers.

Aaron Rodgers:  24/36 for 327 yards and 3 touchdowns.  The numbers are staggering here as Rodgers is the clear fantasy football MVP right now.  Rodgers has not thrown an interception at home since last year and has not had one game where he was not in complete control. 

Matt Ryan:  24/39 for 375 yards with 4 TD and 1 INT.  Ryan was sacked only once which allowed the Dirk Kotter passing offense to take off.  The Falcons veteran QB is capable of big things when protected and he gets a soft Pittsburgh Steelers secondary next week.

Steven Jackson:  16 carries for 50 yards and 1 TD.  This is about all you can expect out of Jackson at this advanced stage of his game.  Also considering the shootout was in full effect, Jackson was doomed once the first half was finished but at least he scored.

Eddie Lacy:  13 carries for 73 yards and 1 TD to go along with 5 catches for 33 yards and another score.  Lacy is a better receiver than many think and he really has ramped things up over the second half of the season.  While he has not been dominant and in fact has seen his numbers slide back from his rookie debut, Lacy remains a true workhorse RB 1.

Julio Jones:  11 catches for 259 yards and 1 TD.  No that yardage total is not a misprint.  Wow was Jones a monster in this one and he is now almost there with his first complete season health-wise.  Talent was never in doubt and on ability alone, Jones has shown he is as good as any receiver in the game.

Jordy Nelson:  8 catches for 146 yards and 2 TD's.  Nelson did it again as he scored twice which included a 40-yard bomb.  There may not be a better TD producer at the wide receiver position outside of maybe Calvin Johnson.

Randall Cobb:  4 catches for 58 yards.  Disappointing game for Cobb when you consider the Packers scored over 40 points.  Be that as it may, Cobb remains a low-end WR 1 the rest of the way.

 

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