The first three weeks of the 2014 fantasy football season have been a disaster. I’m sure Adrian Peterson owners don’t need a reminder. Neither do owners of Jamaal Charles, Tom Brady or Toby Gerhart. Some it we saw coming. Heck, some if it we flat out predicted. But a lot of it has been chaos wrapped in a big ball of “the NFL doesn’t care about your fantasy roster”.
The Green Bay Packers are perfect evidence of that. You’re going to feel the hit of big name injuries. You’re even going to have to scramble to your fantasy football waiver wire when guys like Bernard Pierce, Danny Woodhead and Jonathan Stewart crumble to the ground. But the Packers, they’re supposed to be mainstays. They’re supposed to get the job done just about every week.
Through three weeks, they really haven’t. Eddie Lacy hasn’t scored and has either fumbled or looked average against three tough run defenses. Aaron Rodgers was magical for one half in week two, but has otherwise given us 10 quarters of holding onto the ball too long and weak stats. Jordy Nelson has been awesome and Randall Cobb has been solid, but Green Bay has a black hole at tight end, Jarrett Boykin has been trash and in a nutshell, this offense has sucked.
It took a depleted Jets defense on their own field for the Packers to show up for even a little while. Poor pass protection and no ground game are mostly to blame, and while it seems like this hell on earth will never end, Packers fans and Green Bay fantasy owners just might have reason to cheer in week four.
Just as they did against a banged up Jets pass defense, Aaron Rodgers and co. just might get it done against an equally ravaged Chicago secondary. That’s the hope, at least. With that said, start your Packers, cross your fingers and hit the week 4 player rankings for everything else as we swallow our pride and go full speed ahead into another week of fantasy action: