by J.K. Karlson, Buffalo Sports Page
Condolences to those injured in Week 14, it was an ugly one. I’m also sorry if your team didn’t advance due to Kamara or McCown’s injuries and wish them both a full recovery, along with Carson Wentz, whose absence may affect your team this week. And then the other huge fantasy news for this week: Aaron Rodgers is BACK.
I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about his return this week and there are a lot of questions. Did he give himself enough time to heal from his collarbone injury? Ok that was basically my only question – because then I thought about it. Mr. Rodgers is coming back to the neighborhood. He is not going to get in the way of his own excellence. If he says he’s ready to go, then we have to assume he means it. And sure he hasn’t played in 2 months, but it’s AARON RODGERS. There’s no need for him to “get back into the swing of things.” As one of the most competitive quarterbacks in the league you have to put your trust in his abilities and determination and hope he brings the fantasy points to win a championship. Is it a risky choice? I honestly don’t think so.
Tom Brady (New England) Russell Wilson (Seattle) Drew Brees (New Orleans) Cam Newton (Carolina) Aaron Rodgers (Green Bay) Dak Prescott (Dallas) Ben Roethlisberger (Pittsburgh) Phillip Rivers (Los Angeles Chargers) Matthew Stafford (Detroit) Kirk Cousins (Washington)
Le’Veon Bell (Pittsburgh) Todd Gurley (Los Angeles Rams) Mark Ingram (New Orleans) Leonard Fournette (Jacksonville) LeSean McCoy (Buffalo) Jordan Howard (Chicago) Devonta Freeman (Atlanta) Kareem Hunt (Kansas City) Carlos Hyde (San Francisco) Rex Burkhead (New England) *Alvin Kamara – if he passes concussion protocol he’s a definite top 10.
Antonio Brown (Pittsburgh) Keenan Allen (Los Angeles Chargers) Julio Jones (Atlanta) Michael Thomas (New Orleans) Adam Thielen (Minnesota) Brandin Cooks (New Orleans) A.J. Green (Cincinnati) Doug Baldwin (Seattle) DeAndre Hopkins (Houston) Tyreek Hill (Kansas City)
Rob Gronkowski (New England) Travis Kelce (Kansas City) Jimmy Graham (Seattle) Hunter Henry (Los Angeles Chargers) Delanie Walker (Tennessee) Kyle Rudolph (Minnesota) Evan Engram (New York Giants) Zach Ertz (Philadelphia) Jason Witten (Dallas) Jack Doyle (Indianapolis)