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Monday, August 20, 2018

2018 FANTASY FOOTBALL PLAYER ANALYZER: AARON RODGERS QB GREEN BAY PACKERS

For what seems like the millionth time, Green Bay Packers veteran Aaron Rodgers tops our fantasy football QB rankings for another year despite coming off a 2017 campaign where he missed all but 7 games due to a broken collarbone.  What kept Rodgers at the top of our list once again, however, was what was accomplished in those 7 games as he threw for a mammoth 16 touchdowns, 1,675 yards, and just 6 interceptions.  So on a per game basis, Rodgers still has no peer in the world of the fantasy football passer and he deserves to go ahead of any other passer in the draft this summer.  Now in terms of the injury possibly scaring some away from investing in Rodgers for 2018, the broken collarbone was of the fluke variety that we can chalk up to it being an unfortunate happenstance of playing football.  Making one feel even better about this premise is the fact Rodgers made all 16 starts each of the three seasons prior to knock away any injury-prone chatter.  Now Rodgers is aging a bit as he turned 35 this past December but when Drew Brees and Tom Brady are still putting up monster numbers at or near the age of 40, that concern becomes less worrisome as well.  Getting back to the skills, Rodgers is a lock for 4,100-plus yards and 30-plus TD's if he avoids injury and don't forget he also supplies the added bonus of around 200 rushing yards and a few additional scores on that front.  The Packers plan to remain a pass-first offense for 2018 and so on skill alone, Rodgers is still the top dog here.

2018 PROJECTION:  4,172 yards 34 TD 8 INT, 289 rushing yards 3 TD

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