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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 1:41 am    Post subject: Packers-Steelers Fantasy Reaction: Jake Kumerow trends up , Reply with quote

Plenty of players’ fantasy football stocks are rising after Thursday’s preseason game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. And why wouldn’t they be? The final score was 51-34 in favor of the Packers, so there was a good amount of offensive opportunity. We might have to take a grain of salt with these results, because [url=][/url] there literally haven’t been this many points scored in a Packers preseason game ever. Still, scoring builds confidence and some of these young guys could use every bit they can get to make the final roster.Building off of a solid first preseason game, we broke down whose stock is still trending up and whose might be going down.Stock upDavante AdamsAdams only had one catch, but he took a quick slant for 27 yards. He’s continually making it look easy and he’s ready to go for Week 1. For those looking to make Adams a first or second-round pick, there shouldn’t be any worries about him disappointing you.Jimmy GrahamGraham scored his first Rodgers-to-Graham TD in the first quarter which was great to see. He was really just standing in the end zone posting up like he’s supposed to and the defensive back didn’t stand a chance. Graham was lined up close to the line of scrimmage and primarily in a two-point stance for the game so, as expected, he should be running plenty of routes this season.Aaron RodgersQB1 started the game and had a short field to work with in his lone drive. Finished 2/4, 35 yards, a touchdown, and a vintage 12-men-on-the-field penalty draw. And he made it out unscathed despite some close contact. No rust, no fuss. Jake KumerowKumerow and his excellent flow took a sideline reception 82-yards to the house. That was the exclamation point on a night in which he hauled in all three of his targets for 114 yards. Making his second big play of the preseason [url=][/url] , the UW-Whitewater product capitalized off of a bad angle by the defensive back, then rumbled into the end zone and possibly onto the 53-man roster. For redraft leagues, he’s probably best left undrafted. For dynasty leagues, however, he’s looking like a good prospect to roster.Mason CrosbyKickers are people, too! Crosby was busy on Thursday night with six extra points and three field goals, two of which were over 50 yards. The 33-year old can see a great benefit if Rodgers’ chemistry with Adams and Graham continues to build. Stock downTy MontgomeryTy finished with four carries for only 10 yards—again, not the best offensive line showing tonight. He also had a pair of nifty catches for 15 yards. However, Montgomery had his second special teams mishandling of the preseason, dropping a fumble on a kick return. Jamaal Williams exited the game with a minor ankle injury, however, so this running back situation is still worth monitoring. J’Mon MooreMoore saw plenty of opportunities, but failed to really capitalize on any of them. He’s struggled with the a case of the drops and it’s getting harder for these backup quarterbacks to trust him. They want to complete passes for their own sakes.The Packers will continue their preseason in Oakland against the Raiders on 08/24.Packers vs. Raiders Recap: Green Bay’s backup OL struggles in ugly 13-6 loss Before Friday night’s game between the Green Bay Packers and Oakland Raiders had even begun [url=]Authentic JK Scott Jersey[/url] , the Packers suffered an injury to a key player. It’s a miracle that the team escaped Oakland without one of their quarterbacks getting hurt. The Packers’ backup offensive linemen — which played the whole game — allowed pressure after pressure after pressure all game long, ruining any hope of getting good evaluation tape of the team’s offensive personnel. Although the defense and special teams played pretty well and J’Mon Moore had his best performance of the preseason, it wasn’t enough as the Packers came up just short late in the game. A sack on fourth-and-ten in Raiders territory effectively put an end to the Packers’ late push, a fitting finish to this contest.After trading punts and field goals through three-plus quarters, the Raiders finally found the end zone midway through the fourth quarter to break a 6-6 tie, Chris Warren’s one-yard plunge was the only touchdown in the game as the Raiders emerged victorious in a game marred by double-digit penalties for both teams.With 18 players sitting the game out — including ten of eleven projected starters on offense — the Packers’ lineup looked very different in the first half from the group that lined up to begin last week’s game against Pittsburgh. Still, Brett Hundley led a scoring drive on the first series against the Raiders’ defensive starters, finding Geronimo Allison for a few big plays to get into Raiders territory. A Lance Kendricks drop in the end zone sent out Mason Crosby, who tied the game at three. Hundley seemed to struggle as the first half went on, however, as he was regularly harried by an effective Raiders pass rush that was given only token competition by the Packers’ second-string offensive line. In particular, Kyle Murphy could not block anyone all game long at right tackle, allowing multiple sacks once again with both Hundley and DeShone Kizer under center.Although the Packers’ offense struggled throughout the game [url=][/url] , the defense largely played well, forcing a pair of turnovers and avoiding too many penalties. One area in particular where the Packers have to feel good is at the cornerback position — particularly in regards to their two rookie draft picks. First-rounder Jaire Alexander had a few struggles in coverage (including giving up a 49-yard gain to Amari Cooper on the first drive), but he made an early game-changing play with an athletic interception, his first in the NFL, which stopped a Raiders drive into Packers territory. Second-round pick Josh Jackson would have had a pick-six in his second straight game later on, but his touchdown was wiped away by a holding penalty on the other side of the field by Herb Waters.While Alexander made a big play on defense, he also showed solid punt return ability despite not actually returning a punt in the first half. Alexander alertly blocked a gunner to ensure that one punt went for a touchback, then drew what should have been a kick catch interference penalty before the flag was picked up.The Packers also saw a few nice plays from their reserve defenders in the second half. Undrafted rookie safety Raven Greene forced a fumble out of a scrambling E.J. Manuel, and linebacker Greer Martini recovered to set up the Packers in Raiders territory. That play and the DeShone Kizer-to-Emanuel Byrd connection set up the Packers for a go-ahead score on another Crosby field goal before the Raiders tied the game on the next series and took the lead for good later in the fourth quarter.On the bright side, the Packers got a very good performance from fourth-round rookie J’Mon Moore tonight. Moore caught four passes for 62 yards on the night and displayed good route running and the ability to get separation. With neither Marquez Valdez-Scantling or Equanimeous St. Brown recording a catch in this game, Moore made a statement that he is not to be forgotten in the battle for the Packers’ fourth wide receiver job.The Packers will conclude their preseason next Thursday in Kansas City against the Chiefs.
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