2013 Fantasy Football Notes: Green Bay Packers-Seattle Seahawks Preseason Game
The Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks were a bit on the disappointing side Friday night. Of course, it is still preseason football and one should never tune in with high hopes or expectations, but it was week three, which is traditionally the game we see starters play in to the third quarter.
Fantasy Football GMs tuning to gain some insight prior to league drafts basically walked away dejected and certainly none the wiser.
Aaron Rodgers threw the ball seven times completing four for 41 yards. Coach Mike McCarthy may have been confused on what week it was, as Rodgers left the game following his first and only series of the night. Of course, he may have also decided to err on the side of caution considering the plethora of season-ending injuries that have plagued the preseason.
The running back picture in Green Bay certainly gained no clarity Friday night. Eddie Lacy’s performance a week ago in which he averaged five yards per carry didn’t earn him a start Friday. DuJuan Harris started for the Packers, but had to leave the game in the second quarter following a knee injury.
When Lacy did get the opportunity, he certainly didn’t impress, carrying the rock eight times for minus five yards. Of course to Lacy’s credit, no Packers running back had a night worth writing home about. Could this have the makings of the dreaded running back-by-committee?
Jermichael Finley is a guy I have kept a close eye on as he has tremendous fantasy upside. Coming off a four-reception 78-yard outing a week ago, Finley caught two balls for 28 yards. He did catch an apparent touchdown that was later over ruled by replay.
Again, it wasn’t the traditional Packer offensive juggernaut fantasy GMs have come to know and love. In fact, the best offensive player on the night was Vince Young for Green Bay.
The Seahawks were not much better. Russell Wilson showed flashes completing 11-of-17 passes for 126 yards, unfortunately, that stat line included a couple picks.
The showstopper for the entire night was rookie running back Christine Michael who carried the ball 11 times for 97 yards, including a 43-yard touchdown. Of course, Marshawn Lynch has nothing to worry about, but it will be interesting to see how the Seahawks use the talented back this season.
The game may not have been of high entertainment value and it certainly showed no unseen Fantasy Football cards, but it was another night of football, and that can never be a bad thing.