Don't expect the Tennessee Titans defense to throw up four interceptions and a fumble recovery against Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers this Sunday. After a slow start to the season, Rogers has the Pack firing on all cylinders, even with the recent absence of receiver Jordy Nelson and the season-long apathy and complaints of tight end Jermichael Finley. With the Titans playing for pride and Rogers trying to lead his team into the playoffs, #12 in the green and gold will no doubt be firing the football down the field this week. His counterpart Jake Locker, although mediocre in the Titans' Week 15 win over the New York Jets, could also put together some respectable fantasy numbers this week and notch his third 300 yard game of the season in a game that should see the Titans playing from behind and thus have Locker throwing the ball down the field to keep his team in it just for pride.
Even with the aforementioned Nelson possibly sidelined for third straight game this week due to a hamstring injury, the Packers and fantasy owners alike will still have Randall Cobb and James Jones to count on for healthy production. Cobb managed his second consecutive 100-yard receiving game against the Chicago Bears last week (six catches for 115 yards) while Jones managed five catches for 60 yards and three touchdowns (giving him the league lead in touchdowns with 12 on the season). Cobb will prove to be particularly valuable as always to owners who get rewarded for receptions and kick return yards. Meanwhile, the Titans won't have much to offer in terms of pass catchers this week outside of Nate Washington, who's the Titans most consistent receiver and will be the Titans' go to guy in the air. Kenny Britt could be a sleeping giant against the Packers' lackluster pass defense, but he's probably better off on your bench with a fantasy title on the line.
Although Chris Johnson did manage 122 yards rushing and a touchdown against the Jets last week, the majority of that production came on a 94 yard touchdown run, as CJ averaged 1.6 yards per carry after that score. Green Bay's Alex Green isn't much better as the second year back out of Hawaii managed just 35 yards on 13 carries in Week 15.
To say the least, Aaron Rodgers and his receivers should get plenty of opportunities to work on their Lambeau leaps this week and could have you leaping into title town in Week 16.
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