5 Fantasy Football replacements for Aaron Rodgers

Early in the first quarter of the Week 1 Monday Night Football game between the New York Jets and Buffalo Bills, Aaron Rodgers went down with a torn Achilles.

Aaron Rodgers scored zero fantasy points before going down with a serious injury.
Aaron Rodgers scored zero fantasy points before going down with a serious injury. / Michael Owens/GettyImages
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#4. Jordan Love, Green Bay Packers, ESPN Ownership: 15.8 percent

Jordan Love is fantasy's QB3 after a masterful display against the Chicago Bears.
Jordan Love assumed Rodgers' role as owner of the Chicago Bears Sunday afternoon. / Michael Reaves/GettyImages

Meanwhile in Lambeau, Jordan Love has enjoyed his start to life as the Packers' starter and heir to Aaron Rodgers. In his first rodeo as the full-time starter, Love passed for 245 yards and three scores en route to 23 fantasy points, although his 55.6 Week 1 completion percentage could stand to improve by a decent amount.

Perhaps most important is that the Utah State product got the job done in a hostile environment on the road in Chicago, and did so without top target Christian Watson (hamstring). The Packers didn't have too much going on the ground at a consistent level, as A.J. Dillon's 19 yards on 13 carries really put an anchor on Green Bay's gameplan. Still, Aaron Jones managed 127 scrimmage yards on 11 touches with two scores to boot.

Jones apparently tweaked his hamstring in the 38-20 win over the Bears, and is still being evaluated, per head coach Matt LaFleur. Love is a fine matchup-based fantasy play, but it's hard to justify his inclusion in fantasy lineups without both Jones and Watson. The 24-year-old is definitely worth a speculative add, but monitor the Packers' injury report before inserting him as your starter.