2016 Fantasy Football Projections: Green Bay Packers

- Updated: Thursday, September 1st

In addition to viewing our 2016 Fantasy Football Projections by position, we will post our preseason projections per team.

Below you will find our 2016 fantasy football projections for the Green Bay Packers.


Aaron Rodgers377567467837.48.5502901.2364.42
The loss of Jordy Nelson (ACL) for the season hurt the offense in general and Rodgers' production in particular. Rodgers completed 60.7 percent of his attempts for just 6.7 Y/A, both of which were lows since becoming a starter in 2008. Before this season, however, Rodgers finished as the QB1 or QB2 in all full seasons as a starter and should finish as a top-two performer in 2016 with good health from the team's passing-game weapons.
Brett Hundley611850.40.431806.4

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Running Backs

Eddie Lacy23610279.4292642.1198.1
Totaling 3,001 yards from scrimmage with 24 total touchdowns in his first two seasons, Lacy disappointed fantasy owners with less than 1,000 YFS and just five total touchdowns in 2015. Ceding more work than expected to James Starks last season, Lacy has shed weight this offseason and a fitter version is poised to bounce back as he enters a contract season.
James Starks1215082.4383382.7115.2
Re-signed to a two-year contract, Starks (993) had more YFS than Lacy (946) in 2015. And while both finished as top-25 fantasy running backs in 2015, it was Starks (RB24) that scored more fantasy points than Lacy (RB25). If Lacy struggles again this season despite his improved fitness, Starks will have an opportunity for another productive season.
Brandon Burks12520.121407.2

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Wide Receivers

Jordy Nelson83127810.6000191.4
Nelson tore his ACL last preseason and then dealt with some tendinitis in the other knee early in camp, but he should be fully ready to go for Week 1 against the Jaguars. Nelson may not finish with a stat line comparable to his 2014 season (98/1,519/13), but he is a top-eight receiver for me heading into 2016.
Randall Cobb7910357.112660.2153.9
Through the first three games of the season, it was so far, so good with Cobb, who had hauled in 20 receptions for 245 and four touchdowns. From there on out, however, Cobb disappointed his fantasy owners. Over the final 13 games, Cobb averaged 47.85 YFS per game and scored only two touchdowns. That said, Cobb reportedly dealt with a shoulder injury all of last season. With Nelson back as the team's No. 1 receiver, however, it should take defensive attention off Cobb and lead to improved 2016 production.
Davante Adams373892.600054.5
Jeff Janis233662.600052.2
Based on physical tools, Janis could eventually become the team's most productive receiver after Nelson and Cobb even if he has yet to develop the trust of Aaron Rodgers. That said, Janis was already behind Davante Adams and others on the depth chart before sustaining a hand injury that will sideline him four to six weeks.
Jared Abbrederis242761.900039
Ty Montgomery10960.9421017.1
Trevor Davis3480.30006.6

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Tight Ends

Jared Cook425505.588
A seam-stretching tight end with freakish athletic ability, Cook has averaged 47 catches for 614 yards per year over his past five seasons. While he has averaged 13.1 Y/R, he has only 15 touchdowns during that five-year span including none last season. Cook has been consistently inconsistent, but he's the most-gifted weapon the Packers have had at the position since the days of Jermichael Finley.
Richard Rodgers232052.535.5

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