Sit ‘Em/Start ‘Em Week 7: Packers Offense

The Packers offense has a totally different outlook without Aaron Rodgers under center. Here’s how we view the rest of the offense now that Brett Hundley (whom we don’t suggest starting) is taking the snaps:

Running Backs

You should still start Ty Montgomery but sit Aaron Jones. Jones had a breakout performance against Dallas when Montgomery was sidelined but this won’t be a Falcons type backfield where both the #1 and #2 running backs are worth starting. Playing against a stout defense in the Minnesota Vikings, neither running back got much going last week. However, the Packers have the Saints this week. With an inexperienced QB starting his first game and facing Drew Brees and the Saints, the Packers figure to playing from behind so the former WR Montgomery figures to be called upon more and become a bigger factor in the offense this week.

Wide Receivers/Tight End

You should still start Jordy Nelson and Davante Adams but sit Randall Cobb and Martellus Bennett. Look, the tight end position hasn’t been a factor in the Packers for years, regardless of who has been playing it. I don’t expect Brett Hundley to change that. A QB like Rodgers can make 3 WRs fantasy relevant but Hundley simply can’t this early in his career. You likely drafted Jordy Nelson rather high, and you should have so there’s no need to bench him. Sure, he’s not as valuable as he would be with Rodgers at the helm but he still managed 6 catchers for 60 yards and that figures to be the baseline against the Saints secondary. Hundley found Adams for a touchdown last week on 5 catches for 54 yards. Hundley will likely be called on a lot to throw but will make some mistakes. Nelson or Adams figures to grab a touchdown, possibly both.

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