Fantasy Impact: Packers QB Brett Hundley to Start Remainder of Season

By Matt Johnson on Tuesday, December 19th 2017
Fantasy Impact: Packers QB Brett Hundley to Start Remainder of Season

ollowing the team's elimination from playoff contention, the Green Bay Packers placed quarterback Aaron Rodgers on injured reserve. Rodgers, who returned in Week 15 after missing half the season with a broken collarbone, lands back on injured reserve with Green Bay's chances over and the team seeking to rest him for the 2018 season.

Brett Hundley, who filled in at quarterback from Week 7-14, will step back in as the Packers' starting quarterback for the final two weeks of the season. In Hundley's run as the starting quarterback, he completed 63.9 percent of his 252 pass attempts for 1,534 passing yards, eight passing touchdowns and eight interceptions. Hundley's legs proved to be his greatest weapon with 207 rushing yards and two touchdowns over that span.

With Hundley behind center, the fantasy implications for the offense change significantly. Fantasy owners can't trust Aaron Jones or Jamaal Williams, in large part because it is now an RBBC. Furthermore, Green Bay's remaining matchups against the Minnesota Vikings and Detroit Lions defense present substantial problems and imposing threats for any skill player on Green Bay's offense.

In terms of specific, fantasy owners in season-long leagues can cut bait on Jordy Nelson. When Hundley started, the duo seemed to lack great chemistry and Hundley preferred throwing to Davante Adams and his running backs in favor of Nelson. Given his low upside and declining skills on a conservative offense with a limited quarterback, cut bait on Nelson.

The biggest beneficiary from Hundley's return to the field is Davante Adams. But Adams is in the concussion protocol and after taking two big hits near his head this season, Green Bay could play it safe with Adams and sit him for the remainder of the season. It could also be a show of good faith for the impending free agent as a means of showing they want to look out for him long term.

Ultimately, fantasy owners can just avoid Green Bay's offense going forward. No Packers player should be in your lineup.

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