There are plenty of mouths to feed in Green Bay and nobody went home hungry in Week 1. Aaron Rodgers came out like a man on a mission, slinging the ball to every corner of the field while scoring 43 points and managing to place three of his wide receivers within the top 15 scorers in fantasy football for the week. Can Rodgers and the Green Bay offense continue to be a fantasy wide receiver power house by picking teams apart through the air? Which receiver is most likely to sustain this level of production? We break down the fantasy implications below.
Fantasy Football analysis: Packers WRs Allen Lazard, Marquez Valdes-Scantling
Allen Lazard emerged last season as a guy who Aaron Rodgers seemed to trust. He finished the year with 35 receptions for 477 yards and three touchdowns. He was touted as a breakout candidate in the preseason, and he did not disappoint in Week 1 as he hauled in all four of his targets for 63 yards and one touchdown. He added one carry for 19 yards to finish with 18.2 fantasy points in ESPN PPR leagues.
Marquez Valdes-Scantling put up similar numbers to Lazard in 2019, as he finished the season with 26 receptions for 452 yards and two touchdowns. He remained on par with Lazard in Week 1 as he had 4 receptions for 96 yards and one touchdown to total 19.6 fantasy points in ESPN PPR leagues. He received six targets in the contest.
Despite these impressive performances, the Packers are unlikely to score 40+ points on a weekly basis, and there is one particular man that stands in their way to becoming every week starters. Davante Adams in undeniably Rodgers’ favorite target, proven by the 17 targets he received in Week 1. Adams is the only must start in this wide receiver group and his dominance relegates his fellow Green Bay wideouts to the role of flex players with situational upside.
Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation
Start Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Allen Lazard as flex plays in deeper leagues.