Fantasy Football Week 1: Packers to watch

Keep your eye on these four players on the Green Bay Packers who could have an impact in fantasy football heading into Week 1.

With the beginning of the NFL season right around the corner, we thought we’d dip our toes into the fantasy football waters here at Dairyland Express. Every Wednesday we’ll share a number of Green Bay Packers to keep an eye on in this week’s fantasy matchup, including one sleeper. The number will vary based on each week’s contest.

These players are all based on full PPR and the wonderful 4for4’s website will be used as a guide to help us make our selections. Without further ado, let’s take a look at four Packers to keep an eye on in fantasy football against the Minnesota Vikings.

Sleeper: Marquez Valdes-Scantling

The Vikings have a number of things to figure out in their secondary, especially at their cornerback position, which makes this a favorable matchup for Green Bay’s passing game this week. Although they feature two stud safeties, it just takes one deep ball for Valdes-Scantling to validify his worth. With all the attention on Davante Adams, he should have a few chances to get behind the defense.

Aaron Rodgers

Minnesota proved adept at stopping the run last year and should be pretty good at it again. That will leave a lot of opportunities for Aaron Rodgers to pick apart the Vikings’ young and inexperienced cornerbacks. He’ll likely try to dink and dunk his way down the field with a couple of deep shots here and there. It will be icing on the cake if he can find the endzone a time or four.

Davante Adams

You can probably pencil Davante Adams onto this list most weeks, as he figures to be a primary cog in the Packers’ offense. Despite the overwhelming defensive attention he’s likely to see, Adams can beat his man all over the field, including short routes which makes it difficult to send extra help. He should be able to live off slants and outs in this contest.

Allen Lazard

Allen Lazard locked up the no. 2 wide receiver position early in training camp and hopes to continue building his momentum in Week 1. He should be able to use his big body to block out the smaller cornerbacks and make some contested catches over the middle or down the field. We’ll see how he responds after finishing last year strong.