As August approaches, it is time to amp up the fantasy football research before your upcoming draft, and what better way than reminiscing one of the best offensive season from your favorite team. The Green Bay Packers boasted the best offense in the NFL 31.5 points per game as Aaron Rodgers, Davante Adams and Aaron Jones all finished in the top-five of their respective positions in terms of fantasy production. Let’s take a look at how these stars elevated their games last year by diving into the stats and specific performances that led to their great years.
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After a “down year”, which we have since been reminded is still a career year for most quarterbacks, Rodgers notched 13 games with three-plus passing touchdowns, seven games with four-plus touchdowns and six games with 300-plus passing yards. En route to winning his third MVP, Rodgers finished the 2020-2021 campaign with 4,299 passing yards and 48 passing touchdowns. The 37-year-old also showed he still has some miles on his legs, totaling 149 rushing yards and three rushing touchdowns.
In ESPN standard scoring leagues, Rodgers finished the season with the second-most fantasy points among quarterbacks, totaling 383.23 points or 24.0 points per game. While Rodgers was dominant all season, there were a few performances from the gunslinger that solidified his resurgent year.
Week 1: Green Bay Packers @ Minnesota Vikings
Rodgers got things going early by absolutely abilierating the Vikings in Week 1. The Packers dropped a 50-piece on a young and inexperienced secondary as Rodgers finished with 364 yards and four touchdowns. The star quarterback had many great throws throughout the opener, but this lazer to Allen Lazard still stands out to me.
This touchdown pass to Allen Lazard will go into Aaron Rodgers' portfolio as one of the greatest passes of his career. This has to be so frustrating as the Vikings defensive back pic.twitter.com/4kKAaMtUAu
— Salvatore (@Fear_Jaire) September 13, 2020
Week 4: Green Bay Packers vs. Atlanta Falcons
On Monday Night Football, Rodgers dismantled the Falcons with 327 yards and four touchdowns. This will forever be known as the Robert Tonyan breakout game, but Rodgers had a large part to do with the tight end’s success. The green and gold advanced to 4-0 on the season, and Rodgers’ MVP case started to gain traction after his hot start.
Week 9: Green Bay Packers @ San Francisco 49ers
After being embarrassed by the 49ers twice, including a blowout loss in the NFC Championship Game, Rodgers got his revenge in Week 9. The 49ers were dealing with a litany of injuries, and Rodgers took advantage to the tune of 305 yards and four touchdowns.
Adams was so good that he finished as the top-fantasy wideout while missing two games early in the season due to an ankle injury. The 28-year-old registered a career-high in receptions (115) and touchdowns (18) en route to 1,374 receiving yards. He recorded 100-plus yards in seven games, 10-plus receptions in five games and multiple touchdowns in five games. Let’s take a closer look at some of his best performances.
Week 1: Green Bay Packers @ Minnesota Vikings
Adams was one of the sole beneficiaries to the hot offensive start as he amassed 14 receptions, 156 yards and two touchdowns against the Vikings in Week 1. Nobody on the Vikings could cover Adams, even when they rotated multiple guys his way, as Rodgers found him early and often — setting the tone for the rest of the season.
Week 7: Green Bay Packers @ Houston Texans
On numerous occasions in Week 7, the Texans inexplicably left Adams uncovered, and Rodgers took advantage. Adams finished the contest with 13 receptions for a season-high 196 yards and two touchdowns.
Davante Adams' two best releases in what was an absolute slaughter against the Texans' man-heavy approach on Sunday pic.twitter.com/LeD7wt1kF7
— Austin Gayle (@PFF_AustinGayle) October 26, 2020
Week 16: Green Bay Packers vs. Tennessee Titans
In what was supposed to be one of the Packers’ hardest tests of the season, Adams dominated Malcolm Butler all game long and finished with 11 receptions for 142 yards and three touchdowns on a beautiful, snowy night at Lambeau Field.
Titans bring Cover 0 and Davante Adams is at the “literally uncoverable” level vs. man coverage this season pic.twitter.com/jgHHmZ1VqM
— Nate Tice (@Nate_Tice) December 28, 2020
Jones backed up his breakout 2019-2020 season with 201 rushes for 1,104 rushing yards and eight rushing touchdowns. He also caught 54 passes on 68 targets and tallied 438 receiving yards and two receiving touchdowns. According to ESPN standard scoring league, Jones finished fifth in fantasy scoring among running backs. Similar to Rodgers, Jones used a hot start to pace him for the rest of the season.
Week 2: Green Bay Packers vs. Detroit Lions
Jones was a one man wrecking crew in Week 2, totaling 18 rushing attempts for a season-high 168 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns. The dual-threat running back also caught four passes for a season-high 68 receiving yards and one receiving touchdown — including this ridiculous catch.