Expectations are sky high for the Green Bay Packers in 2014. Ticket prices are up 32% over last year, according to Razorgator. That means there should be plenty of fantasy options to choose from.
He is one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL and by default a key fantasy league producer. All Aaron Rodgers will have to do is stay healthy and he should be a reliable starter for owners given his prowess as a passer but also a runner.
They say the running back is becoming a devalued position. Tell that to the Packers when asked about Eddie Lacy. If not for his timely breakout as a rookie, Green Bay probably would’ve missed the playoffs. Now entrenched as the starter, he hopes to build off his first campaign with a full season behind Rodgers.
He won’t be the first receiver fantasy owners go for when drafting begins but Jordy Nelson has become a sneaky reserve who deserves starter consideration. His posting of at least 1,200 yards and seven touchdowns in two of the last three seasons is proof enough of that.
With James Jones gone, expectations will be for Randall Cobb to step up and become that #2 option behind Nelson for Rodgers. The Green Bay Packers aren’t taking chances though, having drafted three receivers. Cobb needs to stay healthy. When he does, he puts up numbers.
Most of the excitement regarding the new weaponry added in May surrounds second round pick Davante Adams. His combination of good size and speed along with soft hands makes him a great fit for the Packers offense. He should push for playing time right away with only Jarrett Boykin in the way.
Green Bay Packers defense
There really is no telling what the Green Bay Packers defense will do in 2014. They spent most of the off-season re-signing their own players like B.J. Raji and Sam Shields while adding eight-time Pro Bowler Julius Peppers to help the pass rush. Throw in 1st round pick Ha Ha Clinton-Dix at safety and on paper it seems like the unit is improved. Health will be a major factor, that and whether Peppers still has the legs at age 34.