This week’s fantasy reaction is a bit behind Womens Jimmy Graham Jersey , but we were just recovering from a tough loss that, again, felt at the mercy of a few bad officiating calls. While it took us a while to recover, we’re back to take a look at the fantasy impact that the game showed us for select Green Bay Packers players. To recap, Washington jumped out to a good lead on the Packers in the first quarter. Washington WR Paul Richardson beat the Packers secondary deep and Adrian Peterson looked like he was 10 years younger. I was having flashbacks of him suited up in purple and gold. From there it was a battle against the misty rain and new NFL rules that are rivaling how we determine what a catch is. Despite the loss, there were still some bright spots from the Packers. We’re getting a better idea of who should be consistently providing Green Bay with strong-to-competent play as we turn the corner towards the final three-quarters of the regular season.Trending UpAaron Jones, RBWe kind of knew this was going to happen as far as Jones’ workload is concerned. He came back, but was limited in his carries, only receiving six. Jones made it quite clear, however, that he is the best option running the ball. His longest carry went for 17 yards and he finished the day with 42 rushing yards and one catch for five yards. Seeing as how Aaron Rodgers threw the ball 44 times (and this is less than ideal with Rodgers still limping around in the pocket), one would hope that the offense rebalances itself out. The explosive Jones will be at the center of that rebalancing. Jimmy Graham, TEWhile Graham has been touted as a red zone threat, he hasn’t found the end zone yet in three games. It’s still a little early to panic about that and Graham is trending up because he’s seeing a consistent target share as his rapport with Rodgers continues to build. He has seen seven and eight targets over the past two games and while the yards weren’t there against Washington, that was a consistent theme across the receiving corps. If those targets continue to be near the top of the Packers stat sheet, then the touchdowns will eventually fall into place. Geronimo Allison, WRIn PPR leagues Authentic Randall Cobb Jersey , Allison has averaged double-digit points over the first three weeks of the season. He’s averaging 15.3 fantasy points per game and is roughly the 28th ranked WR in fantasy. This places him as a strong flex play, or possibly a streaming option as we start to see teams get bye weeks. He’s only owned in 40% of ESPN leagues so if you value consistent fantasy points, Allison can get that for you. Trending DownRandall Cobb, WRTough look for our guy Cobb this week. His hands looked very brick-like and his team-leading 11 targets only yielded four catches. Cobb only managed 22 yards this week with half of that coming on one 11-yard catch. Meaning he had three other catches for a 3.6 yard average. After his performance against the Bears in Week 1, I wondered whether or not Cobb was going to have a resurgent year during this contract season. However, if you take away his game-sealing 75-yard catch and run against the Bears, his season yardage total drops from 194 to 119 yards, 11.4 yards per catch to 7.43 yards per catch and he’d also have 0 TD’s. Without that one play, Cobb has looked very pedestrian to start the season. In addition, he’s questionable for this weekend’s game with a hamstring injury.Packers DefenseLast week, I said the Packers were trending up on defense which was partially true. Then, Davon House and Kentrell Brice decided they wanted to rain all over my parade. Consistently projected for high points by ESPN (has anyone else noticed this?), they only average 8.2 per contest. Against Washington, letting up 31 points with one interception is not ideal. They’re the 18th-ranked fantasy defense while ranking 21st in pass defense DVOA and 29th in run defense DVOA. While safety appears to be the most glaring defensive issue, the aforementioned House soaking up snaps has yielded terrible results. Losing Muhammad Wilkerson for the year is a tough blow, as well. We’ll see who on the defense wants to step up and help turn the ship around - maybe Bashaud Breeland can be that guy.Cheese Curds, 8/31: Packers waiting for cuts to begin A former coaching colleague of mine would end every week of practice by announcing (in a very pronounced southern Indiana drawl) “Well boys http://www.greenbaypackersteamonline.com/nick-perry-jersey , the hay’s in the barn” to our seventh grade football team.The general disinterest 12- and 13-year old boys have in anything an adult has to say made the metaphor fall a bit flat, but his point rang true: we’ve done the work and it’s time to take stock of whether that work was worth anything.For the 90 players trying to make the Packers’ roster, the hay is in the barn. Training camp is over. The four preseason games are history. Everything each of them could do to make an impression is done, and now the only thing they can do is wait for the cuts to come in and hope that work is enough.We’ll soon find out.Backup quarterbacks experience ups, downs for Packers in 33-21 preseason loss to Chiefs | Packers NewsIf you were hoping for home run performances from DeShone Kizer and Tim Boyle to solidify the decision to move on from Brett Hundley, you didn’t get it Thursday night. While both had their moments, Kizer and Boyle were uneven throughout, leaving the Packers with more potential than productivity behind Aaron Rodgers.Return man Trevor Davis on shaky ground | Packers NewsDavis was praised at length by head coach Mike McCarthy this week, but that praise didn’t materialize into a big performance on Thursday. While his speed has always been electrifying, his on-field performance has left something to be desired. It’ll be interesting to see which way Brian Gutekunst goes with his receiver group.Bryan Bulaga ‘grateful’ to be another step closer to his goal | Packers.comLess than 10 months after tearing his ACL, Bulaga has cleared his final hurdle, getting a cameo appearance in the final preseason game. His brief stint caps a remarkable comeback and gives the Packers a dependable option on the right side of an offensive line whose performance this preseason has been anything but stellar. Packers need to go dumpster diving for OLB help | Packers WireBeyond Clay Matthews and Nick Perry, the Packers have no proven options at outside linebacker. Reggie Gilbert’s rise has been impressive, but with Kyler Fackrell and Vince Biegel making up the rest of the top OLB backups, there’s just not much there. Zach Kruse argues the Packers should look outside the organization for more help.What this weekend will teach us about Brian Gutekunst | The Power SweepFacing his first cutdown weekend, Gutekunst’s roster-building philosophy will be on full display. Who will he cut? Who will he keep? Will he look for new options from around the league? The answers to these questions may teach us quite a bit about how Gutekunst will handle the GM job going forward.
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