Aaron Rodgers is still my top quarterback going into the 2015 fantasy football season. He’s also my favorite fantasy passer for the first week of the year. Cuz he’s my boy, blue. He’s my boy.
Yes, I’m a Packers fan, but it doesn’t take Green Bay roots to tell me A-Rod could cut the Bears up swiss cheese style with what the Carolina Panthers are throwing out there at wide receiver these days. Okay, that’s crazy talk. But seriously, even moderate talent around this dude, and he walks circles. CIRCLES, I say!
Sure, Jordy Nelson is gone. That does suck. But this is the Chicago Bears we’re talking about. Rodgers has gone 11-3 against these sorry sacks, with 31 touchdowns to just 8 picks. He just knows how to get them. I mean, Jared freaking Allen is playing outside linebacker in a 3-4. This is going to be hilarious.
Also, the supporting cast isn’t magically trash just because Jordy shredded his knee. Eddie Lacy can still run, last time I checked, Green Bay still has one heck of an offensive line, and a collective of Randall Cobb, Davante Adams, the corpse of James Jones, Ty Montgomery and Jeff Janis is, in the words of Larry David:
But enough of that. I might not pay the steep price all of the wheres in the DFS scene (RODGIZ is $8.6k on DraftKings, after all), but I still love him for the season long leagues. And let’s face it, if you drafted the likes of Rodgers, Andrew Luck, Peyton Manning and all those elite jackwagons, you’re not sitting them. Matchups with the Bills, Ravens and Cardinals be damned.
So, in a sentence, I like thems guys. Now check out the rest of the quarterback I’m fond of or hate with a passion in my Week 1 Quarterback Rankings: