Packers QB Aaron Rodgers will undergo surgery to repair his injured collarbone, Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy said Monday.
“Aaron Rodgers suffered a significant injury in the game,” McCarthy said. “It will require surgery. He’ll be out a minimum of a significant amount of time. Potentially, his season can be over. He’ll have surgery here in the near future. After we see how that goes, focus on getting better and healthy — that’s all that really matters right now.”
The Packers (4-2) will turn their season over to third-year quarterback Brett Hundley, who will make his first career NFL start at home Sunday versus the New Orleans Saints in week 7. Fantasy owners are deflated from the news of Rodgers’ injury, as losing one of the leagues best quarterbacks will surely cripple your weekly fantasy output if you own any Packers. However, all hope is not lost, and the surrounding cast is not garbage without Rodgers.
Of all the fantasy weapons on the Packers roster, I believe TYMont stands to see the biggest boost in terms of value. Brett Hundley will do his best to get the ball down the field to players like Jordy Nelson and Davante Adams, but the safe easy throw may just be checking the back down to Montgomery. If you’re in a PPR league, you could actually see an increase in targets with Hundley under center.
In the summer, I had said that Ty Montgomery was going to be my breakout running back for 2017 on The Empire Podcast. So from someone who was heavily invested in Ty-Mont, I was never that high on Aaron Jones. I think as long as the Packers continue to remain in a playoff race, Aaron Jones will be a compliment backup RB that will come in as a change of pace guy. However, that being said, there is a scenario where the Packers struggle with Hundley over the next four to five weeks, fall out of playoff contention and decide to rest Ty Montgomery and allow Jones to see more playing time with the season over. He could have sneaky value if you have room to stash him.
It’s going to be difficult for Hundley to keep Jordy Nelson ranked as one of the leagues best wide receivers. You’re going to need to expect his fantasy value to fall into WR2/3 territory. Jordy was removed from the injury report prior to the game against the Vikings game, however, there have been rumors about him dealing with lingering injuries. It pains me to say this, but I feel Jordy see’s the biggest drop in fantasy with Aaron Rodgers gone for the season.
Adams has been very underrated in 2017 and far more valuable in fantasy than most are giving him credit. Most people forget that Davante Adams is only 24-years old (8 years younger than Jody Nelson). I think that if the Packers want to make life easier for their fill-in QB, Adams and Brett Hundley need to be on the same page. They’re going to have to gel quickly. Adams caught 5-of-10 targets for 54 yards and one touchdown in the Packers’ Week 6 loss to the Vikings. I would buy low on Adams if possible.
It’s difficult to predict who Hundley will have the best repour with. Cobb could very easily vanish from fantasy football relevancy or could see a boost with the QB change. Personally, I wouldn’t start him if you have a better option until we get a feel for how the Packers offense changes with Hundley as the starter.[the_ad id=”73965″][the_ad id=”74046″]
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