Week 6 Fantasy Football Guide: Packers vs. Jets Wisconsin News

The pressure was increased, at least on the outside, after the Green Bay Packers squandered a 17-3 second-half lead against the New York Giants in Week 5. Green Bay lost 27-22 and did quite a disappearing act in second. half.

Now back home, the Packers host the surging New York Jets in Week 6.

The Jets come into this game 3-2 with straight wins over the Pittsburgh Steelers and Miami Dolphins. New York is also 2-0 on the road.

Rookie running back Breece Hall has burst onto the scene in the last two games and quarterback Zach Wilson is finding a rhythm after missing the start of the season with an MCL injury.

It’s not – or at least doesn’t seem to be – the same old Jets teams from years past. Of course, few, if any, believe this Jets team is a true contender in the AFC this year, but it’s far from an opponent the Packers can expect to be content to ride at. steam.

Quarterback Aaron Rodgers will face a stingy pass defense while the Jets could rely on rookie receiver Garrett Wilson and the aforementioned Hall.

This opens up a world of possibilities in the world of fantasy football for this game.

If you need explanations of the categories in our fantasy guide, take a look at our Week 1 guide.

Let’s go ahead and take a look at this Packers-Jets contest and discuss fantasy football.


Green Bay does a pretty good job of feeding their running backs the week after bizarrely giving them up at critical moments or for full games. After Jones and running back AJ Dillon weren’t part of the game plan for much of the second half last week, expect that script to be reversed this time around. After a season-opening loss to Minnesota where Jones had eight total touches, he had 18 the following week, including 132 rushing yards and two total touchdowns. When Jones was at the bottom of the star gazing ladder again in Week 3 (12 carries), he received 19 touches the following week against New England and rushed for 110 yards. The Jets are giving up 17 points on average to opposing running backs this year and are coming off a game where Miami’s Raheem Mostert rushed for 113 yards and a touchdown. Jones will get his looks and he will pounce on them.

After a quiet first three weeks, the Jets finally released the rookie from Iowa State. Hall had 17 carries two weeks ago against the Steelers and 18 carries last week against the Dolphins. He rushed for 66 and 97 yards in those games with a touchdown in each. Hall had two receptions for 100 yards last week. Green Bay has been dogged by running play this year with David Montgomery, Damien Harris and Saquon Barkley all having very good days against Joe Barry’s defense. Trust that Hall will see the volume and see if he can go three straight games with a touchdown against a Packers defense that looks lost.

It seems a little dicey to put the two Packers running backs in this category, but this one is designed for Jones and Dillon to have a day themselves. After Green Bay opted not to give their 250-pound bowling ball from a running back a touch on third-and-second or fourth-and-second from the Giants’ 6-yard line on the final drive, Dillon is lined up for the Packers to pay him back in this one. Dillon had his first game of the year with single-digit carries, which should never happen in any game. The Packers, as they usually do, will catch up against the Jets and it looks like a place where Dillon needs to score a touchdown. He has just one touchdown this year while the Jets are 26th in average rushing touchdowns given up so far this season.


Wide receiver Sammy Watkins is still on injured reserve and rookie wide receiver Christian Watson missed practice this week after leaving Sunday’s game early with a hamstring injury. Lazard has eight targets in two straight games and a touchdown in three of the four games he has played. In the only game Lazard didn’t score a touchdown, he had 116 yards on six receptions against the Patriots. He’s Rodgers’ favorite target, carrying a ton of weight, and while the Jets are stingy against the passing game this year, Lazard will have the quantity, leading to the top floor.

After back-to-back games of 11 and 14 targets, Wilson has only seen six and four targets in the past two weeks. It’s a good spot against a Packers secondary that didn’t play aggressively. Green Bay’s defense allows an NFL-high 72.9 percent in completions to opposing quarterbacks, but is atop the league’s average depth at just 5.9 yards. If these trends continue, quarterback Zach Wilson should find Garrett Wilson in plenty of dink-and-dunk situations. The Packers have a good line at cornerback with Jaire Alexander, Eric Stokes and Rasul Douglas but for some reason the regime refuses to let them cover up and play aggressively and to their strengths. This plays into the hands of Wilson and the Jets.


Cobb had 13 targets against the Giants and that turned into seven receptions for 99 yards. Will Cobb rack up another productive performance or will it be a roller coaster production ride all season long? Cobb is yet to find the end zone this year and prior to last week he hadn’t gone past three receptions in a game. Rodgers continues to talk about keeping Cobb involved and with the Packers banged up at wide receiver, there’s a clear line of Lazard, Cobb and rookie Romeo Doubs, then everyone else lining up. Rodgers has faith in Cobb and it’s possible the expanded veteran will make another solid outing. It’s a real feast or starvation spot for Cobb against the Jets.

Davis has games this year where he’s gone for 83 receiving yards with a touchdown and 74 receiving yards and a touchdown. He also has two games of 38 and 27 receiving yards without finding the end zone. Believe it or not, there are plenty of mouths to feed on this Jets attack featuring Wilson, Davis, Elijah Moore, Hall and Michael Carter. As for weapons, New York quietly built the entire core. Davis is one of them, but he’s been extremely hit or miss this year. He’ll usually see about five targets per game, which isn’t a lot, but he’s made the most of it in three of five games this year.

Wilson has just one passing touchdown in two starts this year as he continues to get under his feet after missing the start of the season. For one, his mobility could give the Packers headaches and Giants quarterback Daniel Jones had a second-half whale last week against the Green Bay defense. On the other hand, Wilson’s two performances this year have been less than inspiring from a fantasy football perspective. The reason Wilson lands in the feast or famine category instead of hiding is because Green Bay’s defense has been wildly inconsistent at times this year and Wilson’s ability to extend plays could make for a great afternoon.

Rodgers hasn’t been brilliant in fantasy formats this year with just eight passing touchdowns in five games. There’s still something wrong with the passing game for Green Bay and even though they’re set to connect on massive plays this year, the closeness isn’t good enough in fantasy football. Getting Jones and Dillon heavily involved this week should also mean they look in the passing game, which helps Rodgers’ stock. After a week facing critical questions about the final drive and the loss to the Giants, Rodgers will have all the ammunition needed to silence the naysayers. The stats haven’t been great, but it’s Aaron who scares Rodgers and it’s still impossible to put him in the hiding category.


After the complete lack of urgency shown against the Giants last week in the second half, coupled with the vanilla pattern, the Packers defense can be tucked away for now. Rashan Gary is racking up the sacks, but the Packers have just one interception in five games this year, in part because of corners regularly playing a mile from the line of scrimmage. This defense has all the talent in the world and they have it on three levels but until the Rubik’s Cube is solved, bench the defense.

Defenses against the Packers are amassing a shadow of more than 10 points per game on average per week and New York has seven interceptions on the season, but Rodgers is one of the best in the business at limiting errors despite three unusual interceptions. five games. Even with a struggling offense, it’s hard to sustain a defense against the Packers that doesn’t have the past few years’ record. Sit down the Jets defense.

Tonyan is yet to pass for 37 yards in any game this year and has one touchdown in five games. Over the past two weeks, he’s recorded 23 and 22 yards, respectively. Sit Tonyan down until he becomes a bigger part of the offense on a more consistent basis.

Like Tonyan, Conklin has just one touchdown this year and had a grand total of zero catches last week despite getting the lion’s share of tight-end snaps for the Jets. Even in deeper formats there are better options than Conklin.