Week 9 - Heading into his week 9 matchup Rodgers has his mojo back and is once again our top ranked fantasy football QB. Keep him active in all formats.
Week 6 - Rodgers is officially back, as he threw for 243 yards, 3 TD’s and 1 INT in his team’s week 5 loss to the Colts. Rodgers will be asked to throw even more going forward as Cedric Benson suffered a Linsfranc injury, and Aaron should be started in all formats.
Week 5 - Finally, the top 5 pick Aaron Rodgers decided to show up in week 4 against the Saints and he threw for 319 yards, 4 TDs and an interception. Don’t even think about benching one of the best QB’s in fantasy football from here on out.
Week 4 - How do you spell shootout? Rodgers gets to face Drew Brees and the Saints in week 4, and is an obvious must start in all leagues for this matchup.
Week 3 - 2012 has been no picnic for Rodgers thus far, and fantasy owners are probably wondering where they went round selecting him so early in the first round. The entire Packers offense has looked out of sync, and now they have to take on a formidable Seahawks defense that just gave Tony Romo and the Cowboys fits. While owners obviously have to start Rodgers through thick and thin based on his draft status, this could be just another ho-hum game for the former Cal Bear.
Week 2 – Anyone who watched Aaron Rodgers in week 1 vs. the 49ers probably noticed he didn’t look much like himself, and the offense was out of rhythm for most of the game. We expect those problems to be fixed heading into this Thursday night matchup with the Chicago Bears, and project the game to be a shootout between Rodgers and Cutler. You drafted Rodgers in the first round for a reason, and he remains a must-start QB for week 2.
Week 1 – Rodgers draws a tough matchup in week 1, as his Packers face the league’s top defense from a season ago in the 49ers. The 49ers were slightly vulernable through the air, as they finished a pedestrian 16th in passing defense last season, but Aaron has been dropped in the ranks because of the 49ers use of ball control. With a ground and pound approach, Rodgers won’t see the ball as often as fantasy owners would like, leading to diminshed fantasy stats. With that said Rodgers is still a must-start option in all formats, as owners selected him within the top 5 picks in most formats, just don’t expect him to be the top ranked QB coming out of week 1.
Aaron Rodgers entered the preseason as our #1 QB for 2012, and fantasy mock drafts are reflecting those expectations as Rodgers goes off the board well ahead of the other QB’s. However, after seeing the Packers offense which has looked out of sync so far in the preseason, we have narrowly pushed Tom Brady ahead of Rodgers on our QB draft board. Either way you can’t go wrong as both QB’s should be in for big time fantasy numbers, and we consider them 1a and 1b if you want an elite signal caller in fantasy football 2012