GREEN BAY WI - AUGUST 26: Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers looks for a receiver against the Indianapolis Colts during a preseason game at Lambeau Field on August 26 2010 in Green Bay Wisconsin. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers says the team's running game must improve. We break down the fantasy implications.
Aaron Rodgers says he was pleased with Green Bay's pass protection on Thursday against Cleveland but wants the running game to improve. Rodgers completed 6 of 11 passes for 59 yards, including a 20-yard touchdown to Jordy Nelson. However, Rodgers and backup QB Graham Harrell were Green Bay's leading rushers in the game. Rodgers had a 21-yard scramble and took a hard hit on another run.
Analysis: Rodgers is probably the top passer in fantasy football but it's a little worrisome that Green Bay's quarterbacks were the team's leading rushers in a preseason game. The Packers are incredibly thin at running back right now and Rodgers should get some help once James Starks is healthy and Cedric Benson is in game shape. On draft day, Rodgers should still be treated as an elite fantasy quarterback leading one of the league's explosive offenses.
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