NFL Fantasy Football Draft News 10-4-2015
Green Bay Packers versus San Francisco 49ers NFL Fantasy Preview 10-4-2015
The San Francisco 49ers returns home as they meet the Green Bay Packers on Sunday afternoon. NFL fantasy draft GM’s can tune to FOX TV on October 4th at 4:25PM Eastern Time to follow the results on their roster picks.
The Packers are off to a 3-0 start to the season and will be playing on a short week after a home victory on Monday Night Football to the Kansas City Chiefs by the score of 38-28. Green Bay has been high scoring this year putting up no less than 27 points to any one opponent. The team ranks fourth best in points scored at 32 a game. They are eighth best in total yards as they gain 377 yards per contest. In their home win to KC the Packers opened up an early 24-7 halftime lead. They finished the game with 448 yards of offense and went 4 of 5 inside the red zone. At issue for the Packers defense is they did surrender four touchdowns to Kansas City in all four of their red zone opportunities.
The San Francisco 49ers limp home at 1-2 after dropping two straight games by huge margins on the road. In week two they travel to Pittsburgh and get walloped 43-18. Then the following week they head to division rivals the Arizona Cardinals and are crushed 47-7 in a disheartening defeat. It is very rare in the NFL to see a professional team get beat down in back to back games. There is usually a positive response from a team the following week after a bad loss. It didn’t happen and that causes some red flags around this 49ers team and making matters worse they employ a rookie head coach who could be losing some of the team in the process. In their loss last week to the Cardinals the 49ers were down 31-7 at the half. They gained just 156 yards for the entire game while allowing Arizona 446 offensive yards. The 49ers turned the ball over four times and had a -3 turnover margin for the game.
Green Bay Packers QB:
The Packers signal caller has completed 73% of his throws this year for 771 yards with ten touchdowns and no picks. Last week against the Chiefs Rodgers threw for 333 yards and had five touchdown passes with no picks.
Green Bay Packers RB:
Lacy had ten carries against Kansas City for 46 yards. He contributed on Monday Night Football in the passing game catching three balls for 41 yards. He was forced to leave the game in week two against the Seahawks with an ankle injury so his workload was light in week three.
The veteran back had 39 carries for 129 yards and no touchdowns. Starks is running for just 3.3 yards on the year. He got the bulk of the work last week with 17 carries for 32 yards but had a very poor 1.9 yards a carry average. If Lacy is healthy he should get the bulk of the carries in this spot unless there is a Packers blowout then Starks would see significant work in the second half.
Green Bay Packers WR:
Cobb leads the team with 20 catches for 245 yards with four touchdowns. He had three touchdown catches on Monday night.
San Francisco 49ers QB:
The fifth year quarterback is coming off one of his worst days as a pro last week by passing for 67 yards on 9 of 19 completions and four interceptions.
San Francisco 49ers RB:
Hyde has got the bulk of the work at running back and has 54 carries for 262 yards and two touchdowns. After a 168 yard rushing performance in week one against the Vikings with 6.5 yards per run average, Hyde has averaged 3.3 yards a carry at Pittsburgh and 3.4 yards a carry at Arizona.
San Francisco 49ers WR:
Smith had a nice performance against the Steelers in week two with six catches for 120 yards and a touchdown. In week one and three he combined for just one catch.