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Green Bay Packers
With the fantasy football season approaching its latter stages, sleepers are becoming few and far between. By now, most of the surprise or low-profile fantasy studs have been picked up and invested in by owners in most leagues.
But as always, there are still some sleepers out there, and here are a few I find most valuable in week 9:
Alex Green, Green Bay Packers
Although he’s underachieved so far, Alex Green has the luxury of being the featured running back on a high-powered offense.
The Green Bay Packers obviously dominate with the passing attack week-in and week-out, but that doesn’t mean the carries aren’t there for Green. In his three starts this year, he’s gotten 22, 20, and 22 carries but has only produced 6, 5, and 7 points in ESPN standard leagues for fantasy owners. Why? He’s averaged an abysmal 2.4 yards per carry.
Green has the breakaway speed that makes him tempting for fantasy owners each and every week. Credit: Green Bay Press Gazette
As long as the carries keep going...
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Growing up as the fourth of five brothers, Green Bay Packers running back Alex Green transferred the competitive spirit between him and his siblings to fuel his football career.
Green also knows that developing a close relationship with members of his gridiron family is vital to his NFL success.
That's why Green is hoping to build tighter bonds with his offensive line to help...
Packers coach Mike McCarthy still wants running back Alex Green to be his lead running back going forward, according to team beat writer Tom Silverstein.Fantasy Spin:In the last three games Green only has 154 yards on 64 carries (2.4 ypc). McCarthy has stated he needs to see improvement in the team's running game but he clearly favors Green over James Starks (one carry Sunday...
Last week: 13 (+4)
I wasn’t impressed with the Packers’ performance last week and they’re awfully banged up, but I’m moving them back into the playoffs for now. Every year, one team goes from a 1st round bye to out of the playoffs. Right now, I have the Ravens as that team, but the Packers are still a candidate. However, they could easily be 7-1 and even at 5...
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Commitment to the running game? Check. Production in the running game? Not so much.
The Packers' 26th-ranked rushing attack has been trending in the wrong direction over the past three weeks. Since Cedric Benson's Lisfranc foot injury in Week 5 in Indianapolis, it's been mostly a struggle for Green Bay to get anything going on the ground.
There has been some frustration among Green Bay Packers fans lately about the run/pass ratio from the offense on first downs. During the lukewarm win against the Jacksonville Jaguars last Sunday, Mike McCarthy seemed to consistently call running plays on first down. Frustration with the predictability of the calls started to seep into the ever-watchful fans, and it became just another...
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- It was less than a month ago that the Packers were 2-3 and preparing to fly into Houston to face an undefeated Texans team. It was a grim situation for a team that wasn't far removed from winning 19 consecutive games over a span of nearly an entire calendar year.But with victories over the Texans, Rams and Jaguars, Green Bay had quickly turned its season around...
Over the last three weeks, the Packers rank 30th in yards per carry, and the lack of first-down success could be a major issue against Arizona. For Alex Green, the issue is finding the right tempo; for the offensive line, it's about fundamentals.
GREEN BAY, Wis. Packers coach Mike McCarthy has shown a dedication to the running game this season, much to the delight of the team's offensive linemen. But not every player agrees with that approach.
With Green Bay passing the ball on 60.3 percent of plays, tight end Jermichael Finley thinks that number should be higher.
"If the running game isn't going, why not...
Winners of three straight, the Green Bay Packers welcome in the Arizona Cardinals who appear on the opposite side of the spectrum with four straight losses.
The Cardinals (4-4) are the first team since the 2002 Oakland Raiders to start the year 4-0 and lose their next four games. Green Bay has a chance to make sure the birds from the desert don’t follow the same path as that Raiders...
With five wins and three losses, the season is at the half-way point for the Green Bay Packers. There have been many positives and negatives with this team. Let’s take a closer look…
Biggest Surprise of the Year.
Gold – James Jones. Jones said his goal for 2012 was a Pro Bowl invitation. He currently leads the league in touchdowns receptions with seven. He has been...
According to Pete Dougherty of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, Packers RB James Starks is expected to get “his share of touches” against the Cardinals this weekend.
Alex Green‘s dismal performance against the Jaguars was enough for head coach Mike McCarthy to express his concern publicly. On the season, Green is averaging just 2.9 yards per carry, so it makes sense that...
The Green Bay Packers are on a roll lately, having won three games in a row to improve to 5-3. Though the team appears to be coming together, the running game is still lagging.
The Packers are 26th in the league in rushing with 90.1 yards per game. That poor stat is still the case despite the team being 17th in the league with 195 attempts. Second-year running back Alex Green has...
Pessimistic Final Word – The week’s last take on the injury report and various stories in anticipation of the victory this coming Sunday afternoon.
The Packers are still as injured as they have been since 2010. They have another very average foe coming to town in the Arizona Cardinals. Much like the Green Bay Packers, the Cardinals are a team that knows how to get at opposing...