Vegas Projected Win Total - 11

Where do we begin with the offensive juggernaut, that is the Green Bay Packers? The Packers ranked 6th in yards per game, and first in points per game, with 30.4. They feature an elite wide receiving core, headlined by Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb. They also have a 1,000 plus yard truck, named Eddie Lacy as their running back. I feel like I am forgetting someone, oh yeah, Aaron Rodgers. He had over 4,000 yards, 38 touchdowns, and just five interceptions. In a division where only the Detroit Lions are slight contenders, they are heavily favored to win the NFC North again. The Packers were one of the top daily fantasy football options in 2014, and that will not change this season. They have a solid skill position core, led by an elite quarterback.

Impact Fantasy Players

Aaron Rodgers - 38 touchdowns and five interceptions will do for a quarterback, don't you say? Rodgers finished just behind Tony Romo in quarterback rating, but could easily be the most efficient quarterback in the league over the last five years. He threw at least three touchdowns in eight games last season, and totaled 10 against the Chicago Bears alone. Tossing six touchdowns against them in week 9 was a highlight in the season. He averaged 8.43 yards an attempt, and averaged 274 yards per game. Rodgers is the definition of a cash game quarterback, outside of a few starts, he was an incredibly safe play week-to-week. He is projected to have an identical season, which when healthy, he has been the same consistent fantasy force year after year. He will battle out Andrew Luck for the top player week to week, as Luck just ranks below him in the rankings. Rodgers has a tremendous core of wide receivers, who are only getting better. The Packers have a balanced offense, with Lacy providing plenty of support on the ground.

Rodgers will face five top five defenses against fantasy quarterbacks from 2014 this year, and really the Lions are the only team in the division who can give him trouble. He lit up the Vikings and Bears last season, and he should be on your radar when those teams matchup against him. Which looking at the schedule, he will face the Bears in week one.

Eddie Lacy - Choosing between the Packers for top fantasy players is tough, but Eddie Lacy has been a machine. He rushed for the 7th most rushing yards in the NFL last season, and tacked on nine touchdowns. He even had four receiving touchdowns, which was a nice surprise. In the first two years of his career, he has averaged 4.4 yards per carry, and totaled20 touchdowns on the ground. No worries of a running back committee here in Green Bay, Lacy is the work house outside and inside the 20. Although, John Kuhn will sneak into the end zone every now and then. The Packers fantasy players bring consistency, as Lacy is projected another season identical to his previous years.

Jordy Nelson - Rodgers has his go-to man in Nelson, his safety blanket if you will. They have a true connection, and Nelson is always there working back to the ball. 151 targets for Nelson in 2015 is what you want in a fantasy wide receiver. He had over 1,500 yards and 13 touchdowns. Combining with Cobb for 25 touchdowns off the arm of Rodgers. Cobb had 126 targets, and is the clear number two for Rodgers in this stellar offense. Things are expected to be balanced in this core, but spreading out 38 touchdowns will still likely give them a chance of double digit end zone appearances. I trust Nelson just slightly more than Cobb for performance this season, especially as Rodgers' number one guy.

Impact Fantasy Rookies

None - The Packers are not bringing in any offensive rookies from the draft that will provide fantasy relevance. However, Davante Adams is making a name for himself, as a second year player out of Fresno State. He has been high praised by the Packers' coaching staff, and called an "offseason MVP." His numbers and targets are expected to increase, meaning another weapon is entering the playing table. He is projected 87 targets, and looking at 700 yards and six touchdowns. Being a third option in the Packers' offense will make him a GPP option in 2015.


After the last two seasons ending in Seattle, the Packers have kept everyone in tact, and are looking to get over that playoff hump. The Packers have had a quiet offseason for storylines, and mainly the players enjoyed watching Wisconsin's NCAA tournament run. So what are the storylines for DFS? How about trying to figure out such a balanced offense with a major set of weapons. Rodgers-Nelson combo will be a popular option in 2015, but how about those games where Lacy runs over 100 and two scores? A stack option is risky in daily fantasy football, and by stack I mean going further than just a QB/WR combo. This is going to be an ongoing target watch once the season goes on, and it is quite possible that we don't get an easy trend to predict.

Stock Watch

Up - Davante Adams

The offseason hype has been sky-high for Adams, and the offseason MVP title given by Mike McCarthy means big things in 2015. Expect him to raise his numbers, and slightly decrease the weekly production of Cobb. Adams was drafted in the second round in 2014, and is praised for his catching ability. He is a 6'1 receiver who goes and gets the ball outside of his body. Being a former basketball player, his vertical, and ability to beat defenders to the ball in the air is another strength of his. His weaknesses coming into the rookie season, were getting off the line, and a lack of diverse route running. Adams has been putting in the work, and is expected to make a big leap.

Down - Randall Cobb

With all the love for Adams above, it will slightly knock down Cobb's stability on a week-to-week basis. Now this is not a huge knock against the receiver, more of a possibility of becoming a GPP play instead of a cash game play. With more targets flowing to Adams, and also Lacy being fed the ball, Cobb could see slightly less results from a per week perspective. This core will be something to keep a close eye on over the weeks of the season to determine their value in daily fantasy.




Pass Attempts

Passing Yards


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Aaron Rodgers




Rush Attempts (#)

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Eddie Lacy

James Starks7621.6%33314.3205.6





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Jordy Nelson

Randall Cobb12891131,191917.3
Davante Adams875513.9766610.3




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Daily Fantasy Outlook

The Packers will finish among the top fantasy scoring teams in football again in 2015, and they carry a whole team filled with fantasy relevance. Whether Davante Adams breaks into the league, or the traditional Cobb/Nelson show emerges again, with will be points all around. Expect to see Aaron Rodgers as one of the top cash game plays for most of the season, and even right off the bat in week one against Chicago.

Even though the Packers have an enormous passing attack, the running game helps open up a lot of those big plays for Rodgers and company. Lacy is a do it all back, who will feast on bad defenses this season. The only option the Packers don't give us is a legitimate tight end threat, but with all the weapons, that would make things even more complicated. Even if you are anti-cheesehead, you will want one after playing them in daily fantasy.

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