Packers vs Cardinals: Chris “Beanie” Wells Scores Twice | Player Rankings
This one had interesting (for a preseason game) written all over it as the Packers traveled to the Cardinals. In Green Bay’s first two preseason games they have been dominant but both games were at home. This week they were on the road and if they had a dominant game tonight this team would need to be on every fantasy owners radar big time.
Packers Defense Looking Good Early On
I’ve been saying of late that the Packers Defense could have a big year and might be a strong fantasy defense. After tonight I am high on their chances to excel this season.
The Packers are using a 3-4 defense this season and their defensive coordinator Dom Capers is one of the better coaches to have if your going to run this defense. In this system you want to keep the opponents offense guessing on where your blitzing pressure is coming from.
Tonight the Packers sure gave the Cardinals Kurt Warner some problems as the offense couldn’t pickup on Woodson blitzing off the edge. No doubt the 49ers ( they also run a 3-4) will take notice of this as they face off against the Cards in the first week of the season.
For the Packers defense, right now they are a top eight fantasy defense and could end up being a top 5 performing defense this season. Look out for the Pack this season as they are strong in every phase of the game.
Chris “Beanie” Wells Plays and Scores Twice
It was nice to see the Cardinals first round pick running back Chris “Beanie” Wells on the field tonight for his first action in the NFL. He didn’t start the game but once he came in he had a nice 20 yard touchdown run and than had a 2 yard touchdown run early in the second half.
Chris may not start over Tim Hightower at the beginning of the season but he should take over as the year moves along.
Aaron Rodgers and Matt Leinart go Pass Happy
It’s time to make Aaron Rodgers a player that is hot on your fantasy radar as he has had three impressive games in a row this preseason. This final performance is the most impressive as he had over 250 yards passing and three touchdowns. Not only did he have a big night but he did it without Greg Jennings on the field most of the time, as Greg left early with a head injury.
Look for Rodgers as a hands down top 5 fantasy quarterback at this years fantasy football draft.
Matt Leinart proved tonight that he is in fact the teams No.2 quarterback and that he should do well if called upon in the regular season. In the second half of the game Leinart was 24 of 38 passing for 360 yards and three touchdowns.
He almost lead the team to a victory as the team opted to go for two at the end but didn’t convert. In the end Matt put to bed all doubts about his abilities to be a productive back up and he should in fact be a solid fantasy start some day when Warner is done playing.
Fantasy Football Information Writer Sean E. Douglas: fantasy-info.com