- Canty: Rodgers' 'tantrum' created Packers' WR issues
News: 3 days agoRodgers completed 27 of 35 passes for 255 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in Sunday's 14-12 win over the Buccaneers.
Spin: Rodgers started the game hot, throwing a pair of touchdowns to Romeo Doubs and Allen Lazard by the midway point of the second quarter. However, a subsequent fumble after a reception by Aaron Jones halted Green Bay's momentum prior to halftime, and Rodgers later threw an interception during the second half. Despite the Packers struggling to move the ball after halftime, Rodgers still managed his highest passing yardage of the early campaign, building some chemistry with the rookie Doubs along the way. The back-to-back league MVP will now turn his attention toward Week 4's matchup versus the Patriots.
ESPN Fantasy Projection: Rodgers is back in Green Bay after an up-and-down offseason, during which he signed a long-term contract extension but also lost long-time go-to target Davante Adams. Rodgers' production actually took a step back last season compared to 2020 (TDs down from 48 to 37 and fantasy PPG down from 24.0 to 20.8), but he still managed a top-five fantasy campaign thanks to the big TD total and elite efficiency (top six in YPA and completion percentage for the second straight season). Adams' departure is undoubtedly a concern for Rodgers' fantasy upside, but considering he's finished no worse than ninth in fantasy PPG 13 of the last 14 seasons, it's fair to expect his elite talent to lead to yet another QB1 campaign.