Aug 16, 2014; St. Louis, MO, USA; Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy (27) runs the ball under pressure from St. Louis Rams outside linebacker Jo-Lonn Dunbar (58) during the first half at Edward Jones Dome. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Preseason: Green Bay Packers vs St. Louis Rams

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We’ve made it!  Football is back, and with that comes the over analyzing  of the preseason, trying to find any advantage we can for our upcoming drafts.  Many fantasy champions are  made in the preseason. From analyzing rookies to scoping out all of the off-season moves, I will try to help you prepare as well.   This series has to do with fantasy trends from this weeks bevy of preseason games.  I hope you’ve enjoyed my rundowns of the preseason games!  Stayed tuned for breakdowns of every preseason game here.

 

Bradford showed little rust after his 300 day absence. Mandatory Credit: Scott Rovak-USA TODAY Sports

Green Bay Packers vs St. Louis Rams

  1. Jarrett Boykin is the man to own for deep leagues.  Boykin lead all receivers last night in Aaron Rodgers targets with four, and caught three of them for 21 yards.  Boykin’s ADP is in the 15th round, which means that you can have him for almost no risk.  For a guy that slides into the James Jones role and has WR3 potential in an offense with Aaron Rodgers under center, that’s is a huge bargain.
  2. Speaking of Aaron Rodgers, he went 11 of 13 for 128 yards and a touchdown.  Rodgers looks to take back his spot atop the fantasy quarterback rankings.  With an established running game and the receivers around him, don’t be surprised if Rodgers takes Peyton Manning‘s crown.
  3. Eddie Lacy is still a Tonka truck.  Lacy finished his night running for 25 yards on five carries and caught two passes for 22 yards.  Lacy could be a sneaky player to own in PPR leagues.  He has the potential to end up as the number one running back with Rodgers taking some of the pressure off of him.
  4. Randall Cobb finished with 34 yards on three catches and caught a touchdown.  Cobb could be a top ten receiver if he stays healthy, and is on my must-draft list.
  5. Sam Bradford went 9 of 12 for 101 yards and a touchdown.  After 300 long days, Bradford finally returned under center and did pretty well with his opportunity.  About his only blemish on the night was missing a wide open Kenny Britt for a touchdown by sailing the ball out of bounds.  Bradford targeted Tavon Austin four times.  Austin could very well end up being a sleeper play this season.
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Tags: Aaron Rodgers Eddie Lacy Green Bay Packers Randall Cobb Sam Bradford St. Louis Rams

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