Game day update: The Green Bay Packers had quite the outing in their first matchup against their divisional rival, but things may be different this time around. With Aaron Jones ruled out, the receivers should have an increased opportunity for targets. Starting DB Holton Hill is out with a foot injury, which is a plus, but it’s worth noting potential wind gusts of 25+ mph.
The Packers will face off against the Vikings in Green Bay this weekend and each of these teams will have to deal with the day’s third contender: the wind. Sustained 25 mph winds with 40 mph gusts are currently in the forecast this weekend, leaving fantasy owners wondering how their quarterbacks and wide receivers may be affected. Where do Davante Adams and Marquez Valdes-Scantling belong in lineups given the circumstances? We break down the fantasy analysis below.
Fantasy Football analysis: Packers WRs Davante Adams, Marquez Valdes-Scantling
Davante Adams had a slow start when he returned from injury to score 12.1 PPR points in Week 6, however he came roaring back to his usual elite form in Week 7, pulling in 13 receptions for 196 yards and two touchdowns. Even if the game was played in the middle of a hurricane, Davante Adams should be in all lineups. He is the clear cut favorite target of Aaron Rodgers, averaging over 14 targets per game in the three full games he has played this season. Wind or no wind, Adams is a set it and forget it WR1.
Marquez Valdes-Scantling seems to be the member of the Packers whose value took the greatest hit with the return of Davante Adams, though he wasn’t doing a ton in Adams’ absence either. Valdes-Scantling averaged only 7.7 points per game over the first six games of the season and is currently the 77th ranked fantasy wide receiver. His most recent performance was his worst as he recorded only one carry for nine yards and failed to catch any of his four targets. You can likely find a better option out there this week and Valdes-Scantling can be left on the waiver wire.
Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation
Start Davante Adams as a WR1.
Sit Marquez Valdes-Scantling.