Fantasy Football Team Preview: Green Bay Packers

(AP Photo) Mason Crosby, K. Crosby had a miserable 2012 season. He made just 71.4 percent of his field-goal attempts, and he missed at least one attempt in eight straight games. Crosby straightened out in time for the postseason, and despite some competition from Giorgio Tavecchio, Crosby should win the job in training camp. Whoever starts for the Packers is a starting fantasy kicker. Packers defense/special teams. This is a make-or-break year for defensive coordinator Dom Capers, whose defense looked lost against the 49ers in the divisional playoffs. The Packers improved statistically last year, but regressed to a second-string unit in fantasy leagues. Clay Matthews remains the centerpiece, but no other Green Bay defender had more than four sacks last season.

Packers Looking to Sign S Morgan Burnett to Extension, Say Reports

“When I went back and graded myself in ’12, the only thing I didn’t think I graded out well in was making the impact plays I once did,” Williams said. “I felt that I played well and did the things I needed to do. But at the end of the day, making those big plays is the one thing I didn’t do enough of.” Shields and Hayward certainly made their share of big plays. And in Pro Football Focus’ list of the NFL’s top 101 players from 2012, it put Hayward at No. 36 and Shields at No. 93. The only other Packers on the list were Aaron Rodgers (No. 11) and Clay Matthews (No. 24).

Packers defensive backs vying for two spots

I think he is going to take a big leap this year and become one of the top safeties in the NFL. With that in mind, you can imagine that I was pleased when I saw a report today that the Green Bay Packers are in talks to sign the starting free safety to a contract extension. I first saw the report on Cheesehead TV , which quoted NFL insider Jason La Canfora with this report: Packers are trying to hammer out a new deal with safety Morgan Burnett. Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) July 11, 2013 This is great news for the future of the safety position. With Jerron McMillian and M.D. Jennings likely fighting it out for the starting strong safety spot next to Burnett in 2013, locking up the veteran for the long term is a prudent and necessary move. A while back, we looked at the career trajectories of past Packers safeties , and noticed that they Clay Matthews Jr Women’S Jersey tend to explode for big seasons during their fourth year in the league. Guess what: 2013 will be Burnett’s fourth season, and he has been arguably the best of any of those players in that article over his first three seasons. Obviously the ideal situation would be similar to Jordy Nelson’s before the 2011 season – signing the player to a team-friendly contract extension just prior to him having a breakout year.. What are your thoughts?

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