Are the Green Bay Packers fantasy football’s next powerhouse offense?

Move over Detroit Lions, your NFC North neighbor is about to give you some company among the best offenses for fantasy football production in 2024. All the ingredients are there for an explosive attack, starting with the signal-caller.

Jordan Love went from being a preseason question mark — QB23 and going in the 11th round according to Yahoo ADP — following in the gigantic footsteps of Aaron Rodgers, and emerged as one of just four quarterbacks to throw for at least 4,000 yards and 30 touchdowns in 2023. His season was a roller coaster, starting with six touchdown passes in the first two games, followed by six games where he threw for more than one touchdown just once. There was a lot of chatter during that time as to whether the Packers might be looking for a quarterback in the offseason.

Love put that commentary to rest with a fantastic nine-game closing kick to the season with 2,439 passing yards and 20 touchdowns against three interceptions to finish as the QB3 in that span. Under the bright lights of the playoffs, Love torpedoed the Cowboys in Dallas for 272-3, and had Green Bay sporting a fourth-quarter lead over the 49ers before a late interception ended the Packers’ season. Still, Green Bay has its quarterback for the foreseeable future, and he has a young and talented group of pass-catchers to throw to.

As Andy Behrens and Matt Harmon explain in the video above, the only problem for fantasy managers is there’s such an embarrassment of riches at receiver it’s hard to decipher whether there is an alpha in the group. No Packers receiver drew 100 targets, with Romeo Doubs leading the team with 96. And over the entire season, only three times did any pass-catcher draw 10 targets. Yet at various points in the season these wide receivers shined and gave a glimpse of more to come.

Rookie Jayden Reed may emerge as the first player from the group off draft boards this summer, as he flashed dual-threat ability with 912 total yards and 10 touchdowns. He…


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Publish date : 2024-02-06 01:03:27

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