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2012 Recap: In 2012, Rodgers was the consensus #1 QB by most everyone and rightfully so, but I warned people to wait on QBs as there was too much depth to be spending a first round pick on Rodgers. His overall season had him finish as the #2 fantasy QB only behind Drew Brees, but it was considered a disappointment based on his game by game point output. Thanks to his 4,303 yards, 39 TD passes, 8 INTs, and with a solid 259/2 on the ground, he finished with 25.6 PPG. This was nearly a 5 point drop from his spectacular 2011 season. He started the season with only 3 total TDs in the first 3 games, followed by 3 TDs a game for the next 6 weeks, then only 4 TDs over the next 4 weeks, and finally he had 3 or more TDs per game over the last 3 games. Streaky was an understatement and that inconsistency made it tough on the owners that spent an early pick on him.
What’s Changed: Greg Jennings left the Packers via free agency, but Rodgers will still have a ton of weapons at his disposal. Because of multiple injuries to Greg Jennings and Jordy Nelson, Randall Cobb was able to gain a rapport with Rodgers that will carry over into 2013. Nelson’s health is a concern, but Cobb and James Jones stepped up and should provide Rodgers with consistent big plays down the field. Jermichael Finley is a wildcard. He could finally live up to his abilities, or he could just fold again. The Packers RB position finally was addressed in the draft with Eddie Lacy and Jonathan Franklin, so the Packers may run the ball more like they have stated over the years. The biggest issue is the offensive line, which was only addressed in the 4th round of the draft with David Bakhtiari and J.C. Tretter. Rodgers took 51 sacks last season, despite the fact he is mobile and makes good, quick decisions.
Outlook: Rodgers was far from the first round pick many slated him as in 2012, but the good news is his ADP has fallen dramatically. I have Rodgers ranked as the #2 QB in my preseason rankings only behind Drew Brees. I fully expect him to be a top 3 guy again based on the weapons at his disposal, the system his excels in, and his overall talent level. I won’t be drafting a QB early in any of my drafts as the position in so deep this season, but if you stuck somewhere earlier in your draft and want a safe alternative, Rodgers could be your guy.
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