Aug 22, 2014; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy (27) gets around Oakland Raiders safety Charles Woodson (24) to gain yards in the 1st quarter during preseason game at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Preseason Green Bay Packers vs Oakland Raiders

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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.

Aug 22, 2014; Green Bay, WI, USA; Oakland Raiders running back Maurice Jones-Drew (21) scores on a 40-yard touchdown run in the first quarter against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Green Bay Packers vs Oakland Raiders

  1. Aaron Rodgers went 9 of 20 for 139 yards and a touchdown.  Obviously not his best performance as he did not complete half of his passes, but there is not much to worry about for the long term.  Rodgers will need to play better if he wants to win against the Seahawks in the season opener though.
  2. It was a rough outing for the Packers wide receivers.  Randall Cobb failed to post a reception on three targets.  Jordy Nelson only had two receptions for 19 yards and a touchdown on four targets.
  3. Eddie Lacy is the man that never fails.  He ran for 36 yards on six carries and a touchdown. Lacy should be in the top five discussion with Lesean McCoy, Jamaal Charles, Adrian Peterson, and Matt Forte.
  4. Maurice Jones-Drew continues to impress, as he broke off last night for a 40 yard touchdown run.  His ADP is low enough to minimize the risk, and with Matt Schaub playing absolutely atrocious, MJD could be the only relevant fantasy player on this team.  I wouldn’t trust any of the receivers as long as Schaub is under center.



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