December 17, 2010

If Aaron Rodgers Should Sit...

With Green Bay's A-Rod most likely resting while nursing a concussion this week, the Packers' championship chances are fading fast. And as a fantasy titan falls, shockwaves radiate through our community. So let's analyze the impact a Rodges-less week 15 could have:

Matt Flynn becomes a last-ditch effort for those fighting for consolation prizes, or are Rodgers owners in very deep leagues. But facing a menacing Giants pass rush could cause major problems.

Brandon Jackson should see a few more carries since the aerial attack should be less of a threat.

Greg Jennings might not see the dropoff many pundits foresee. Flynn seemed to develop a minor dependence on him last week, plus he is by far his best option.

Donald Driver gets a small downgrade in my books. He obviously still has the goods after he juked out the entire 49ers squad, but with a mediocre QB his age might show.

Andrew Quarless could be a sleeper play this week. Flynn looked the TE's way early and often after relieving Rodgers last week. It could turn out to be a fluke provided by the porous Lions' D, but I'm willing to bet Flynn and Quarless could have the rapport Rodgers could never seem to find following Jermichael Finley's surgery.

So don't automatically discount all of Green Bay's fantasy contributors if Rodgers is a no go. Capitalizing on this stud's injury could propel you to a championship.