The Packers may have lost a tough game in Atlanta last week. But their offense continued to win the hearts of fantasy players far and wide with a 418-yard effort. That was especially the case with QB Aaron Rodgers and WR Greg Jennings, who are on quite a fantasy roll as of late that has a good chance of continuing against a 49ers defense that has been so-so more often than not.
With his legs as well as his arm, Rodgers continues to pick up steam as a fantasy force. In addition to passing for 344 yards and a 10-yard TD bullet against Atlanta last week, Rodgers also ran 12 times for 51 yards (both team highs) and a TD against Atlanta and is Green Bay’s second-leading rusher with 49 carries for 245 yards (5.0 ypc) and four TDs. In Green Bay’s 30-24 win over the Niners last season, Rodgers threw for 344 yards with a pair of TDs and zero interceptions.
Likely on a fast track toward his first Pro Bowl berth, Jennings continued his sterling play against Atlanta last week with five catches for 119 yards. Jennings has 37 catches for 639 yards (17.2 ypc) and six TDs in his last six games and shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. Jennings did injure his foot on his first catch last week and his practice time was monitored early in the week. But an MRI on the foot was negative, and by Thursday, Jennings was practicing like normal. Against the Niners' suspect corners in 2009, he had a big game, catching five passes for 126 yards and a TD.