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Aaron Rodgers 2012 Season Outlook

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Where do you take the man who could have single-handedly won leagues for many people?

If there's ever been a time to take a QB with the first overall pick, this is probably it, especially with all the uncertainty at running back and the depth at WR. If there's ever been a QB worthy of the first overall pick, it has to be the guy who's been a top 2 QB for four straight years.

For the most part Rodgers is coming back into the same situation he was in last year. Expect some natural regression on the passing TDs, but at the same time Randall Cobb is becoming more experienced and Jermichael Finley is further removed from his ACL tear in 2010. In a way, Rodgers has an even more dangerous receiving core than last year.

Is anyone out there pulling the trigger on this certified stud ahead of Foster, Rice, and McCoy?

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I would. He is the only certified, money in the bank player in the entire pool. He will finish in the top 2 at his position. He is the best player at his position in the league and he has proven it consistently. I play in 6 pt/TD leagues, and if I was not, I would not take him at 1.

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taking him almost assures that you make the playoffs provided you are good at drafting. In 14 team mocks sometimes I go Julio in the 2nd and still end up with Bradshaw and Jackson as my RBs with Spiller as a flex. I'd take my chances with that team.

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I would not as I'm in a 4pt throw td ppr league. Give me one of those stud rbs please.

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If Rice Mccoy and Foster our gone (namely Foster and McCoy), he's probably the guy I go with, say if I get a pick in the 3-5 range. unless I really want to take a chance on CJ1K. If so, I'll try and go Murray/Bradshaw.

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I cannot personally get him in my league since I'm in Wisconsin and someone will undoubtedly pay around $100 for him. For other leagues where you can get him for a decent price $50-$75. I think he sees regression this year.

I think we will see last year and all the record breakings as an outlier year that was the result of offenses being able to outperform defenses that weren't geling together around the league yet.

I take a look at my Packers defense particularly and we did next to nothing last year that we had done in previous years. We saw barely any sacks from our big playmakers, turnovers were far fewer from other big playmakers. It was a real crapshoot and the only thing that held us up was the fact our defense was able to score 25-35 points a game over much softer defenses.

For the first time i had a chance to take a look at our schedule today.

I don't like it at all.

Week 01 - San Francisco at Lambeau

Week 02 - Chicago at Lambeau

Week 03 - Seattle at CenturyLink

Week 04 - New Orleans at Lambeau

Week 05 - Colts at Lucas Oil

Week 06 - Houston at Reliant Stadium

Week 07 - Rams at Edward Jones

Week 08 - Jacksonville Jaguars at Lambeau

Week 09 - Cardinals at Lambeau

Week 10 - Bye

Week 11 - Detroit at Ford Field

Week 12 - New York Giants at Met Life

Week 13 - Minnesota at Lambeau

Week 14 - Detroit at Lambeau

Week 15 - Bears at Soldier Field

Week 16 - Titans at Lambeau

Week 17 - Vikings at Mall of America Field

I would personally prefer last years schedule. It seems a little softer.

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Im taking him #1 without a second thought.

We're in a passing league. In my view, having a stud RB have taken a backseat to having a stud QB and 2 quality WR.

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Im taking him #1 without a second thought.

We're in a passing league. In my view, having a stud RB have taken a backseat to having a stud QB and 2 quality WR.

I've been toying with this idea myself JaNelson, and I think this theory must be considered. The only thing is comparing the drop-off from Rodgers to Romo, or Stafford to Rivers. I understand your point, I'm considering getting a QB with my ever so valuable first round pick for the first time as a fantasy owner.

Getting a Rodgers or a Stafford or a Brady/Brees, and settling for lower tier RB's is hard for me to do, but I realize it must be considered because the NFL is evolving into a passing league. Remember, you have to start two RB's in fantasy tho, so you better jump on RB's the next two rounds if you go Rodgers in the first.

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Rodgers is a beast, but I only own him in one league. (yes, i'm an early drafter) In an auction draft I paid $89 for him. Call me old fashioned, but in a normal league, I just cant bring myself to draft a QB in the first round.

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6-52 with 2TDs rushing tonight... wtf?

As if he didn't already have the #1 QB ranking...

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Aaron Rodgers leads the Packers in rushing this preseason. That's really all you need to know about their RB situation.

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Week 01 - San Francisco at Lambeau

Week 02 - Chicago at Lambeau

Week 03 - Seattle at CenturyLink

Week 04 - New Orleans at Lambeau

Week 05 - Colts at Lucas Oil

Week 06 - Houston at Reliant Stadium

Week 07 - Rams at Edward Jones

Week 08 - Jacksonville Jaguars at Lambeau

Week 09 - Cardinals at Lambeau

Week 10 - Bye

Week 11 - Detroit at Ford Field

Week 12 - New York Giants at Met Life

Week 13 - Minnesota at Lambeau

Week 14 - Detroit at Lambeau

Week 15 - Bears at Soldier Field

Week 16 - Titans at Lambeau

Week 17 - Vikings at Mall of America Field

I would personally prefer last years schedule. It seems a little softer.

I look at that schedule and see some high scoring games. The Packers defense isn't that good. The offense is.

Look at the first 9 weeks. San Francisco has a good defense, but they can score on them. Houston might be the toughest game there given the capabilities of Houston's offense. Detroit? C'mon. Rams. Jaguars. Cardinals. What worries you there?

The one team he always struggles with is the Bears, but he didn't last year. Whether or not that's the new normal remains to be seen. Is Urlacher going to be healthy by week 2?

My biggest concern with Rodgers is concussions. And if he misses time they are going to tank because they have zero QB depth and Cedric Benson has enough trouble carrying the ball, let alone the team.

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In a league that is 6 points per passing TD (giving them the same value as rushing and receiving TD's), does this make him a lock pick if he is still available at #2?

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In a league that is 6 points per passing TD (giving them the same value as rushing and receiving TD's), does this make him a lock pick if he is still available at #2?

No. You take one of the 3 backs.

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In a league that is 6 points per passing TD (giving them the same value as rushing and receiving TD's), does this make him a lock pick if he is still available at #2?

If it is standard, yes. If it is PPR you need to consider Rodgers and Rice.

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Is he going to bust this season? Seriously, what's going on? He never had a game like the first two all last season.

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No, he's not going to be a bust. He's on a potent offense and faced two of the toughest defenses these past two weeks (and played the Bears on a short week). He's got Nelson, Finley, Cobb, Jones, and apparently Driver. He'll be fine.

But your comment gets me excited at the possibility of a buy low trade with panicked Rodgers owners who didn't draft a RB/WR in the first round...just don't be one of the owners to fall for offers like that.

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I'll say it.

You are not getting your return on investment this year. Bust? No, hes a lock for top 5 QB. GBs defense will be better and they actually have something that resembles a running game.

I know a lot of people took him top 3-5. Benson looks really good (and I hate Benson), and the defense with Williams healthy should be improved ... I just don't think Rodgers is going ro be blowing away the other stud QBs like last year

I only own him in ppr and will be trying to package him in a deal for another elite RB. (I didnt draft him, traded for him with my excess RB depth)

Hoping the 10 days off will make ppl forget how awful they looked and I can get top dollar for him

I like him this year. No doubt he's going to be "elite" ... i just dont think he's gonna be as dominant week to week as he was last year. I was completely wrong about Benson, and they obviously plan on giving him a decent workload.

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Is he going to bust this season? Seriously, what's going on? He never had a game like the first two all last season.

He played two of the top defenses in football, one on a short week no less.

Historically, this Bears game shouldn't have surprised anyone. He's got 10 days off and then they play Seattle. Unless it's a night game he should be fine.

He was also without Jennings who, historically, plays well against the Bears.

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The fluke play with Crabtree scoring really hurt him this game, gave them a big enough lead(with the Bears never really threatening) to just run it all night. Hopefully Jennings is back next week though because James Jones showed why he was the WR3 or 4 yesterday...

Also he put up 27 with my league's scoring last week so I really can't complain

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I dont think he will be a bust either. He's too talented.

Even last night, his accuracy was spot on for the most part, but dropped passes hurt him. He held on to the ball too long in some spots, but I think he was just taking sacks rather than forcing what wasn't there.

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The guy had one of the best statistical seasons ever for a QB last year. Pretty hard to see him repeating that

with that said, look at his 2010 numbers. He started the year a bit slow but he finished things just fine. He hasn't been helped early on by some of his WR's, either. He had a few dropped passes by them that hurt his numbers even more

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Does think the WR core isn't as good as people pretend? Jones is the perpetual "breakout" that never happens. Finley is a drop machine. Jennings is good but not great. Nelson stepped up last year but is more than a good WR who right now, has a case of the dropsies?

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