Rodgers was actually the third quarterback on my board behind Drew Brees and Peyton Manning, but that says more about the other two than it does about the Packers' star. He'll have a great game in a hostile environment Sunday.
Green Bay drafted Lacy to legitimize their running game, and fantasy owners drafted him as a second or third back. He won't do that against a stout 49er defense Sunday.
Nelson struggled with a knee injury last year and this preseason, but he's the one player on this offense who is a threat down the field and in the red zone. He'll be the team's best receiver this year.
Jones may be the third receiver on the depth chart, but Aaron Rodgers clearly trusts him in the red zone. That will pay off right away this season.
Cobb is a PPR monster, but I feel he was overdrafted this season. Both Jordy Nelson and James Jones will score more touchdowns than him.
Finley's strong preseason has him back int he good graces of many fantasy owners. Given his skill set and environment, there's no reason he shouldn't be a beast in fantasy leagues.
Crosby had a year to forget last season, but he's still part of one of the league's most prolific offenses. As long as he's starting for the Packers, he should be starting for a team in ever fantasy league out there.
The Packers are definitely a fantasy option, but this isn't the greatest matchup in the world. I do see them being able to force a few turnovers, though.
I'm not sold on Kaepernick as a top-10 quarterback, and we'll see exactly why against the Packers this week. He clearly has tremendous upside, but I don't trust him to be a consistent fantasy player.
Every year the fantasy community anticipates a Gore decline, and every year he keeps on proving a lot of people wrong. He may cede more carries to LaMichael James and Kendall Hunter this year, but he's still an RB2.
With LaMichael James out three-to-four weeks, Hunter will get all the time as Frank Gore's backup. Unless Gore goes down, he is not a fantasy option.
Boldin moved from the Super Bowl winner to the Super Bowl loser, and brought some much-needed receiving ability with him to San Francisco. Against the Packers, he'll look like the fringe fantasy starter he is.
Patton had a decent preseason, but he isn't worth owning in fantasy leagues until we see what he does when the games count.
Though he fell off the map when Colin Kaepernick took over as the starter, Davis will line up as a receiver a lot this year, a move that definitely elevates his ceiling. The bottom line is he'll need to be a weapon for the Niners to keep pace with the Seahawks.
Dawson could be among the league leaders at the position depending on how this offense develops under Colin Kaepernick. He begins the year as a fringe starter.
No matter what happens against Green Bay, the 49ers will have one of the best defenses in the league this year. If you own them, you're starting them every week, regardless of matchup.
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