Last week, we took a look at which players had the most dominating fantasy seasons for the Green Bay Packers. Today, we will look at which Green Bay Packers players offer you the best value for your fantasy squad.
To prepare for Fantasy Football drafts I always spend a decent portion of the Summer in the ESPN Mock Draft Lobby. Now, these mocks are far from perfect as they rarely get beyond the eighth round before every user is on autodraft, but they do offer some insight into which players are gaining traction and which players are falling below the radar.
Fantasy sports are all about finding value. In order to do that you have to understand how others players are perceived by your opponents. Using mock drafts helps you with this by practicing the ebbs and flows of an actual draft. If you are like me, most of your league is filled with die-hard Green Bay Packers fans, so it is a little hard to place value on Packers players because it is hard to put aside fandom when gauging players.
Green Bay Packers QB: Aaron Rodgers
Green Bay had the best offense in football last year, which will certainly impact how their skill position players are viewed in fantasy. However, for whatever strange reason, Aaron Rodgers is still not the consensus No. 1 quarterback in mock drafts. Now, it may be the bias I was mentioning before, but I find it impossible that Rodgers, if healthy, doesn’t replicate his performance from last year.
If he does play like he did during his third MVP season, he will almost inevitably finish in the top three of fantasy quarterbacks. Which means that taking him anywhere after Patrick Mahomes and Josh Allen is great value and any later down the quarterback list is just an absolute steal. Not to mention, he appears to be absolutely dialed in with Davante Adams to start training camp.
Aaron Rodgers and Davante Adams have been putting on a clinic so far in camp.
— Matt Schneidman (@mattschneidman) July 31, 2021
Green Bay Packers WR: Davante Adams
Davante Adams is coming off a career year in which he didn’t even play a full slate of games. His value in mocks resemble that as he is almost always the first wideout off the board. Now, you’ll have to pay a big price for Adams, but I still believe the value is there at the end of Round 1 or the beginning of Round 2.
If you are stuck with the 10th-12th pick and can snag Adams and a solid RB1 with your first two picks you have certainly set yourself up for success. I feel comfortable selecting Adams as the No. 1 wideout because the only other pass catcher who came even remotely close to his production last year was Tyreek Hill. I trust Adams for more consistent dominant production week-in and week-out given he is the clearcut favorite target of the aforementioned Aaron Rodgers.
Aaron Rodgers & Davante Adams are the kinda duo you never split up.
In 13.5 games last year Adams had:
• 115 receptions
• 1,374 yards
• 18 TDs
• 136.0 passer rating
• 1st in the NFL in EPA
Whatever needs to be fixed, FIX IT! pic.twitter.com/Ihig1rgee8
— Eli Berkovits (@BookOfEli_NFL) July 25, 2021
Green Bay Packers RB: AJ Dillon
I love Aaron Jones. I also want him to be a great player for the Green Bay Packers for a long time, and that means I don’t think it’s smart to give him 300 touches per year. Which will grant AJ Dillon a HUGE opportunity to carve out a role in one of the best offenses in the league. A role in the top-scoring offense in the NFL is certainly worth more than a top 100 ranking. Dillon is currently being drafted in the ninth round or around 100 overall, which is just blasphemous from a guy who has displayed immense talent in a short period of time.
I don’t envision Dillon overtaking a healthy Jones at any point, but I do think he offers great value as a handcuff with sporadic spot starts that could hinge on red-zone production. Either way, Dillon will have the ball in his hands more than anyone not named Adams or Jones, which should project him well ahead of his current average draft position.
Rookie AJ Dillon scores his first NFL touchdown! #GoPackGo
— NFL (@NFL) December 28, 2020