Aaron Rodgers’ Fantasy Tally Reflects Nightmare Week 1 Performance

Published 09/15/2021, 1:30 PM EDT
GREEN BAY, WISCONSIN – DECEMBER 19: Quarterback Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers warms up prior to the game against the Carolina Panthers at Lambeau Field on December 19, 2020 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images)


Aaron Rodgers had a rough Monday during the first week of the season. His 38-3 loss against the Saints was the last thing in the world he would have liked to experience.

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He managed to hurl just 3 points on the score sheet, and his team got demolished by the Saints big time. His failure in scoring points got him criticized and made fun of, especially for his preseason slogan ‘the last dance’ with the Green Bay Packers.

Sep 12, 2021; Jacksonville, Florida, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) covers his ears in the huddle during the third quarter against the New Orleans Saints at TIAA Bank Field. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Shocking fantasy stats for Aaron Rodgers

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All those who have a soft side for the fantasy NFL might be knowing that out of 32 quarterbacks that had started in the first week, Rodgers ranked 35, trailing behind some 31 starting QBs and 3 backup QBs. This shocking stat was highlighted in a tweet shared by the fantasy sports analyst, Matthew Berry.

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His meager 15 successful passes of 28 pass attempts, covering only 133 yards with ZERO touchdowns and two interceptions, produced a petty worth of just 1.32 points in Week 1. He started the game as the QB1, though he fell short to backups like Trey Lance and Justin Fields, who scored more points in the fantasy than the veteran.

Due to this, his ranking in the fantasy dropped to an all-time low just as his performance did in the game. However, fantasy and the real world have zero correlation. So, hopefully, in just a week’s time, Rodgers will rise above all the criticism he has been dealing with lately.

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A slow start to his ‘Last Dance’

SANTA CLARA, CA – OCTOBER 04: Quarterback Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers looks on from the sidelines. During their NFL game against the San Francisco 49ers at Levi’s Stadium on October 4, 2015 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

He has high hopes from the franchise and from his teammates. His ‘Last Dance’ with the Green Bay Packers is going to be phenomenal and week 1 fantasy points, or the lack thereof, do not affect the much-loved veteran of the NFL.

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Although the season has just started and it’s not practical as of now to assume things just yet. Aaron Rodgers has impressed everyone over the years and continues to do so. His competitiveness will certainly play a factor in his comeback in the next game against the Lions on Tuesday.

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Sauvik Banerjee

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Sauvik Banerjee, an NFL writer for EssentiallySports, has completed his graduation in English and Economics. The previous content marketing intern has a combined passion for both writing and NFL. He is a self-professed geek, who loves to play chess and football in his spare time.

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