Fantasy Player Projections

 
Packers
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Texans
Pos.PlayerProjection
QBAaron Rodgers

Aaron Rodgers

266 pass yards, 2 pass TDs, INT, 17 rush yards

Quit hating on Rodgers; he owns the third-best completion percentage (68.8) in the league and a 10:4 touchdown-to-interception ratio. The real problem is the people around him. The Green Bay receivers are dropping balls and the offensive line can't keep pass rushers out of the backfield. And to add insult to injury, the team is heading to Houston this week.

RBAlex Green

Alex Green

51 rush yards, 2 rec, 24 rec yards

Cedric Benson's foot injury will keep him out for several weeks (possibly the season), opening the door for Green to handle the workload for Green Bay. There is speculation James Starks will also see carries, but Green will be given the first crack at winning the job. Keep your expectations low this week, however -- he's facing a Houston defense that has yet to allow a rushing score.

WRJames Jones

James Jones

4 rec, 56 yards, rec TD

Remember when fans were calling for Jones' head over all of his dropped balls? Or when they thought Green Bay's front office was bonkers for resigning him? Jones has been the glue holding the receiving corps together this year, and through five weeks he is tied for the league lead in touchdowns.

WRRandall Cobb

Randall Cobb

3 rec, 38 yards, rec TD

For Cobb, it all comes down to touches. When he gets the ball, he makes fantasy owners happy. The problem is that Cobb has averaged less than five offensive touches per game this season. It makes it difficult to justify putting him in your lineup -- but if you do, you could be rewarded.

WRJordy Nelson

Jordy Nelson

4 rec, 57 yards

With Greg Jennings out, Nelson has struggled to elevate his game. He's much more productive when serving as Green Bay's No. 2 receiver, and that will only become more apparent this week when he faces a Texans team with an elite cornerback in Johnathan Joseph.

TEJermichael Finley

Jermichael Finley

3 rec, 31 yards

Fantasy owners will have to wait and see whether the shoulder injury he sustained in Week 5 will keep him out of this contest. One thing is for sure: His bum shoulder will not help him do a better job of protecting the football.

KMason Crosby

Mason Crosby

2 PATs, FG

Crosby badly hooked a potential game-tying field goal last week, and ranks near the bottom in terms of fantasy production. The Texans' stingy defense may provide Green Bay with more field goal opportunities than touchdowns, but for now it might be best to keep Crosby out of the lineup.

DEFENSE

INT, 2 Sacks

Clay Matthews is still the NFC leader in sacks, but others -- Nick Perry, Erik Walden -- have given the Packers more oomph in recent weeks. Surprisingly, Dom Capers' defense has just five takeaways with all that pressure, and not a single fumble recovery.

Pos.PlayerProjection
QBMatt Schaub

Matt Schaub

295 pass yards, 2 pass TDs, INT

Anyone who watched the Saints and Colts slice up the Packers' secondary in recent weeks knows enough to play Schaub in Week 6 with confidence.

RBArian Foster

Arian Foster

110 rush yards, rush TD, 2 rec, 17 rec yards

Foster has scored at least one touchdown in each game this season, and he's gained more than 100 rushing yards in three of the last four. That's what you call a roll.

RBBen Tate

Ben Tate

23 rush yards, 2 rec, 11 rec yards

In games in which he has touched the ball 10 or more times, Tate has averaged 6.0 yards per touch. In games in which he has touched the ball fewer than 10 times, he's averaged 2.9 yards per touch. After being inactive in Week 5, expect fewer than 10 touches in Week 6.

WRAndre Johnson

Andre Johnson

6 rec, 101 yards, rec TD

The Packers had no answer for Reggie Wayne, and they have no player big enough to stick with Johnson for four quarters. Tramon Williams may try, and Charles Woodson may be asked to help, but Johnson will have his way.

WRKevin Walter

Kevin Walter

3 rec, 41 yards

The good news is that no other receiver aside from Andre Johnson sees as many looks in this offense. The bad news is that after Johnson, the backs and the tight ends get the looks, leaving Walter has little.

TEOwen Daniels

Owen Daniels

6 rec, 84 yards, rec TD

Daniels has reached the end zone in each of the past three weeks. Why not make it four in a row? The Packers had trouble with rookies Coby Fleener and Dwayne Allen last week.

KShayne Graham

Shayne Graham

4 PATs, 2 FGs

Graham has been steady for fantasy owners (low of seven points, high of 12) this season, in large part because the Texans' offense has been steady week-to-week (29.8 points per game -- third-best in the NFL).

DEFENSE

INT, 4 Sacks, TD

J.J. Watt, the league's top pass rusher, gets to chase after the NFL's second-most sacked quarterback, Aaron Rodgers. That's just one highlight for a Texans defense that should have a splendid evening.

 
 
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