Green Bay Packers
By default, wide receiver Jordy Nelson might be the best offensive weapon the Packers have in Week 15. The team won't have Aaron Rodgers (broken collarbone) at quarterback, and running back Eddie Lacy is dealing with an ankle injury. Nelson only had four catches last week and hasn't found the end zone since Rodgers has been out. It's clear that the instability at quarterback has hampered his production.
Hopefully Lacy can help the passing game by being effective on the ground. Lacy only has 81 rushing yards in the last two weeks combined, so it's obvious that his ankle is bothering him. He says his ankle feels a lot better, but if he struggles this week, teammate James Starks may handle more touches than he's used to when they face the Cowboys on Sunday.
It was clear from the word go that the Cowboys were greatly affected by the cold weather at Soldier Field last week. As a result, the Cowboys played catch-up for most of the night. Quarterback Tony Romo did manage to throw three touchdown passes, but he only threw for 104 yards and the Cowboys gave up 45 points to the Chicago Bears. The Packers offense is not nearly as threatening without their star passer, so Romo should be able to put up significantly more yards in a comfortable matchup against an average secondary.
Some of those yards will no doubt end up in the trusted hands of wide receiver Dez Bryant. Bryant has not had nearly as many yards on a week-to-week basis as his fantasy owners are probably used to of late. The good news is that he still has touchdowns in back-to-back games and should be heavily targeted this week.