Alex Green Sits Friday, But Listed Probable For Packers Opener: Fantasy Implications

GREEN BAY, WI - SEPTEMBER 1: Jovan Belcher #59 of the Kansas City Chiefs tackles Alex Green #20 of the Green Bay Packers during a preseason game at Lambeau Field on September 1, 2011 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Scott Boehm/Getty Images)

Alex Green missed practice Friday, but is listed as probable for Sunday's opener between the Packers and the 49ers. We break down the fantasy implications.

Alex Green missed practice Friday, but is listed as probable for Sunday's game between the Green Bay Packers and the San Francisco 49ers, the Green Bay Press Gazette reports. Green is still recovering from a torn ACL, but will likely be available for the season opener. He is currently the No. 2 back on the Packers' depth chart with James Starks out with a turf toe injury.

Analysis: Cedric Benson will likely carry the load Sunday with the rest of the Packers' running back corps banged up. Green shouldn't see much of the field except perhaps in short-yardage or as a third-down back. A stout 49ers defensive front isn't the best matchup for Benson or Green, however, especially within a pass-first offense.

For more on the Packers, head over to the SB Nation blog Acme Packing Company. For more fantasy info, check out the SB Nation Fantasy War Room 4-8pm ET Monday through Friday and 8am to 1pm on Sunday. Check out SB Nation's own Fantasy Football game, Pick 6!

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