The bye week definitely helped Rodgers' shoulder heal, but it was still sore enough that Rodgers couldn't throw during Monday's practice. He will throw some this week and will start on Sunday at Tennessee, but the Titans rank fourth against the pass so this is a tough matchup. Look for the Packers to come out in a lot of four- and even five-receiver sets this week to open things up as Rodgers should still finish with strong numbers once again.
Grant still isn't up to speed yet after his contract holdout this summer and then his hamstring pull, but he's definitely moving in the right direction. He had his first 100-yard game and scored his first rushing TD in Week 7 vs. Indianapolis and remains on pace for another 1,000-yard season. The Titans rank 10th against the run, so this is a tough matchup, but look for the Packers to give Grant at least 20 touches as they set up the play-action pass for Rodgers.
The Packers have given up totally onGrant in the passing game,and they bring in Jackson for all passing situations. That has given him some fantasy value as he has 11 catches for 49 yards in the last two games. He will be asked to serve the same role this week to keep the Titans' pass rush under control.
Jennings had a breakout first half as he caught 37 passes for 685 yards, four TDs and three 100-yard games. The Colts were the only team to stop him as they rolled the safety to his side on every passing play, limiting Jennings to three catches for 32 yards in Week 7. But Jennings is tough to stop for a full game and the Packers will unveil their five-receiver set this week, allowing Jennings to get free for at least one big play.
river has taken a back-seat to Jennings this year and there's no doubt he will finish with his lowest catch total since 2003. He already has only 29 catches for 330 yards and two TDs, but he still makes the tough catches across the middle and is invaluable to a young QB like Rodgers. He's no longer a dominant force in Point-Per-Reception leagues, but he will still get his share of catches this week at Tennessee.
Jones should return from his knee injury this week and become the fourth wideout behind Jordy Nelson. Look for Ruvell Martin to also play this week as the Packers unveil their 5-receiver package against the Titans. All three will get some catches, with Nelson putting up the best stats.
Lee took the Lambeau Leap in his last game against Indianapolis, but he's been more of a non-factor this year with Rodgers at the helm. He has only 19 catches through seven games after catching 48 passes last year. Don't expect another TD this week as the Packers will feature the wideouts at Tennessee.
Crosby has 56 points through seven games as he's well behind last year's pace when he led the NFL with 141 points. He missed a 38-yarder in Week 7 vs. Indianapolis, but already has two FGs over 50 yards.
Collins was spectacularly boring on Monday night as he completed 24-of-37 passes for 193 yards and no TDs against Indianapolis. He hasn't been sacked in five games and he just continues to hit his backs, tight ends and wideouts with short, safe passes to keep the chains moving. He's not a worthy fantasy QB this week as he has just three TD passes in seven games, but he could serve as a bye-week fill-in if you really needed someone.
White has become a scoring machine the last two weeks with five rushing TDs, including two on Monday night against Indianapolis. But he was limited to just 13 yards on 10 carries against the Colts and now has 15 or less rushing yards in three of his last four games. But the Titans will pound the Packers this week on the ground and that should allow White to break out of his funk and get back into the end zone.
The rookie scored his fourth rushing TD of the season on Monday night in the 31-21 win over the Colts as he earned 77 tough yards on 19 carries. He continues his Rookie of the Year campaign against a Packers' defense that ranks 25th against the run, allowing 141.9 yards per game. Look for the Titans to pound the ball hard on the ground, with Johnson breaking free for a couple of big plays.
None of the Tennessee wideouts are fantasy-worthy this season or this week. Top receiver Jones has 15 catches for 180 yards in seven games, which is all you need to know. He will be locked up with Charles Woodson, which isn't a good matchup for Jones.
McCareins is a serviceable wideout in this offense, but he's certainly not fantasy-worthy. He has just 10 catches in seven games and won't see more than 3-4 targets this week as the Titans run the ball at will against the Packers.
The Packers have had trouble matching up with tight ends recently and that likely won't change this week as Scaife should have a solid game against LB Brandon Chillar. Scaife had five catches for 44 yards on Monday night and will at least match those numbers this week.
Look for the Titans to go with more two-tight end sets than three wideout sets this week against Green Bay, allowing Crumpler to get some looks. He had four catches for 35 yards on Monday against Indianapolis and should get the same amount of targets this week.
The Titans are second in the NFL behind Green Bay with 12 interceptions and they also have 18 sacks in seven games. They will need to bring the pressure this week against QB Aaron Rodgers to disrupt the Packers' passing game.