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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

2018 FANTASY FOOTBALL WEEK 2 ISSUE: INJURY AND BAD HISTORY VERSUS VIKES CLOUD AARON RODGERS; WEEK 2 OUTLOOK

If there were one person who could write a book (non-fiction and nothing of the fantasy variety) about how to try and stop Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers from ruining a game for your team under a hail of passing yards and touchdowns, Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer would be the guy.  Going back to his days as the team's defensive coordinator and now as the coach, Zimmer has been a decent source of frustration for Rodgers not only in putting a cap on his numbers but also through injury (having been the team that knocked him out with a broken collarbone a year ago).  It is under this premise where we take a closer look at what to do with Rodgers for Week 2 in fantasy football.  Ordinarily you wouldn't waste one second deciding whether to start Rodgers or not but this week we at least need to have a discussion considering Rodgers' shaky history versus Zimmer defenses and now for the fact he is dealing with a knee injury suffered last week versus the Chicago Bears.  Rodgers already failed to practice on Wednesday as he rests the knee and GReen Bay head coach Mike McCarthy has said he is not not anywhere near 100 percent as of this past Monday.  So while the thinking is that Rodgers will be able to go, there is some risk involved here as the Vikes defense looks as potent as ever and one big hit could send him out of the game and ruin his weekly point total.  Now yours truly is invested here as I own Rodgers in the Experts League and his big second half last week allowed me to win my opener.  However I picked up Denver Broncos QB Case Keenum off waivers today and given his very good matchup versus the Oakland Raiders in Week 2, I have myself covered in case I decide to go away from Rodgers.  Again,. I would never ordinarily think of not going with Rodgers in any given week but considering the issues I noted earlier, the conversation should be had.  

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