Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers is expected to miss the next 4-6 after suffering a broken collar bone on Monday Night Football against the Bears. His absence will send shock waves through the fantasy football community for all the different players who rely on Rodgers for their production.
After Rodgers injury, Packers coach Mike McCarthy abandoned the potent passing game for a run first and ask questions later approach. Without the explosive Aaron Rodgers under center, the Green Baby passing attack looked sloppy and mediocre with backup Seneca Wallace under center.
As Rodgers continues to miss games, fantasy owners of the Green Bay receivers should temper expectations for the next few weeks. Jordy Nelson, who has caught 75% of the passes thrown his way by Rodgers, saw 8 targets from Wallace, but only pulled in 3 of them for 40 yards. Meanwhile, production plummeted for both James Jones and Jarrett Boykin.
After losing Rodgers, the Packers ran designed rushes on more than 50% of their offensive plays as Eddie Lacy ran for 150 yards on 22 carries. Fellow back, James Starks also scored on a 32 yard run and finished with 40 yards on 6 carries.
Rodgers absence will force the Packers to adjust in the coming weeks on offense as Seneca Wallace will not be able to carry the offense like Rodgers has in years past. With an improving run game and a talented rookie in Eddie Lacy, it is only logical for the Pack to turn to the ground while they wait for Rodgers to recover.