Draft Zone – 1st Ranked Quarterback – Packers Aaron Rodgers

Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers is the 1st ranked quarterback in this year’s 2013 fantasy draft standings. With an Average Draft Position (ADP) of 11, he’s likely to be a middle to late first round pick in standard fantasy formats.

There is no doubt that Aaron Rodgers could be put in the conversation for the best quarterback in the league, but he most definitely is not the most valuable in terms of fantasy production. Rodgers showed an impressive touchdown to interception ratio a year ago at 39 to 8, but other QBs have put up better fantasy numbers. Rodgers is a rather safe choice for fantasy owners, but he should not be taken before the Saints quarterback Drew Brees or Peyton Manning of the Broncos.

Though Rodgers is certainly one of the greatest today, there are some definite issues in what might be described as a patchwork group of receivers. Wide receiver Jordy Nelson is trying to battle back from minor knee surgery and Greg Jennings left town for Minnesota. That leaves the Packers with Randall Cobb and James Jones. Jones came out and claimed that all 3 of these receivers would go for 1,000 receiving yards in 2013, but that seems highly unlikely.

Aaron Rodgers is one of the most talented quarterbacks in the NFL at this time, but Brees and Manning might be better choices in standard 12 team fantasy formats.


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