Last years record: 8-8
Coach: Mike McCarthy
Key Addition: Honestly when your only free agency pickup is Frank Walker it won’t get to many high grades. Walker at best should be a nickel back.
Key Loss: Ahman Green RB: Green was a solid player for a lot of seasons for the Packers and that is why it’s sad to see him go. Green still has the ability to be a 1000 yard back but the Packers seem to now be in rebuilding mode.
Draft: If the Packers traded down a few spots in the first round it would be considered a good draft. Justin Harrell is a good player who should start in a year or two but he was a reach at 16. Brandon Jackson out of Nebraska should be an impact player this season and could possibly start right away at running back. Also Mason Crosby should also be a upgrade in the kicking game and could be an all pro kicker for a long time.
Offense: If this is the end for Brett Favre this might not be the way he will want it to end. The offense is in a rebuilding stage as Vernand Morency might not be able to carry the load and rookie Brandon Jackson might not be ready. The offensive line is also pretty young so Favre could be on his back a lot. The bright spot though is the receivers as Donald Driver is one of the most consistent receivers in the league.Second year starter Greg Jennings had some injuries last year but other then that was solid with 600 yards and 3 touchdowns. He should have around 1000 yards this year.
Defense: This unit is very underrated as Aaron Kampman led a solid defensive line with 15 sacks last year. Cullen Jenkins is also very underrated and could have a breakout season. AJ Hawk could also have a great sophomore campaign and Nick Barnett should also have a big impact. The corner tandem is also very good as Al Harris is a shutdown corner while Charles Woodson was among the top in the league in interceptions.
Fantasy Studs: Brett Favre QB: Favre is near the end of the line of his career but he can still put up solid fantasy numbers. He throws around 30 times a game and could get around 4000 yards. The only problem is the interceptions. So he should be a no.2 quarterback.
Brandon Jackson RB: Jackson should get the majority of carries by the end of the year and is likely to have a big impact. He is good at catching out of the backfield and could be useful in the fantasy playoffs. That makes him a low no.3 running back for now.
Donald Driver WR: Driver is one of the top receivers every year and that shouldn’t change. Driver also caught over 90 passes last year which is great for a reception league. He should be a great no.2 option for your fantasy team.
Prediction: The Packers could do well in a relatively weak division and they could make a run at the wild card. The thing is I think Favre is about done and they are currently in the rebuilding stage which could be rough. My prediction is 6-10 and 3rd in the division.