BJ Raji Injured Early, Will Not Return For Packers

ATLANTA GA - JANUARY 15: B.J. Raji #90 of the Green Bay Packers sacks Matt Ryan #2 of the Atlanta Falcons during their 2011 NFC divisional playoff game at Georgia Dome on January 15 2011 in Atlanta Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Packers defensive tackle BJ Raji was injured early on Thursday and will not return. We break down the fantasy implications.

Packers defensive tackle B.J. Raji injured his ankle on the very first defensive play of the game for Green Bay on Thursday and will not return. He did walk off of the field on his own power.

Fantasy Implications: Green Bay does not have an elite fantasy defense, but any time missed by Raji would not help matters. The fourth year defensive tackle has 10.5 career sacks and registered 14 solo tackles in 2011, while the Packers were ranked 14th against the run and allowed the sixth fewest amount of rushing touchdowns. They were, however, 26th in yards per carry against. If Raji were to miss an extended period of time, it could be helpful to opposing NFC North running backs like Adrian Peterson, Matt Forte, and Kevin Smith.

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