Packers Jennings Likely Done for the Regular Season
Tyler Dunne of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinal reports that Green Bay Packers wide receiver Greg Jennings (knee) will be out for “a couple weeks”.
It has been reported that Jennings has an MCL sprain in the knee, which would have been suffered in the Packers’ blow out win over the Oakland Raiders.
With just three more weeks left in the regular season, and the Packers having already clinched a playoff birth, we don’t anticipate a need to rush Jennings back.
Green Bay is just a win away from clinching home field advantage throughout the playoffs, and their next game against Kansas City on the road seems like an easy victory.
But despite the desire to be a perfect 19-0, they have numerous other weapons as well as the best quarterback in the league in Aaron Rodgers. I think they will do just fine without Jennings.
Jordy Nelson owners should be a bit more comfortable in the playoffs as he will likely see even more targets than he already does. Nelson has been nearly as productive as Jennings in the first place, and this will only help him.
Look for James Jones, Donald Driver and Randall Cobb to all get a boost in fantasy football, with Cobb being my guess to have the biggest rise in targets. Cobb has excellent down field ability, and can also make plays after the catch.
James Jones and Driver have also shown the ability to produce as well, and certainly Jones is a sleeper in the red zone. Driver will be the best option in PPR leagues as he should have no problem seeing at least eight to ten targets a game.
Look for the Packers to go full steam ahead and do what they can to get to the 19-0 mark, despite having two division rivals to play in the last two weeks in Detroit and Chicago.