Greg Jennings: Don't Expect Big Numbers from Packers WR on Monday Night

Tim KeeneyContributor ISeptember 24, 2012

GREEN BAY, WI - AUGUST 30: Greg Jennings #85 of the Green Bay Packers moves around Justin Houston #50 of the Kansas City Chiefs during a preseason game at Lambeau Field on August 30, 2012 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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If you rolled the dice on Greg Jennings for your fantasy squad this week, there's both good and bad news.

Since everyone always wants the good news first (at least the imaginary readers in my head sure do), we'll start there: Jennings will play (via ESPN's Adam Schefter).

Despite a lingering groin injury, Packers WR Greg Jennings is expected to play tonight vs Seattle.

— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 24, 2012

The Green Bay Packers' website confirmed that Jennings will in fact be active and will play. 

The bad news? Well, how much time you got? 

Let's begin with Jennings' opponent, the Seattle Seahawks.

It's hard to find a more menacing secondary in the NFL. The corners, Richard Sherman and Brandon Browner, both stand at about 6'3" and play more like safeties. Oddly enough, the real safety, Kam Chancellor, plays more like a linebacker, while Earl Thomas is one of the best ballhawks in the league. 

The Legion of Boom is big, it's fast and it's a unique unit that is hard to game-plan against.

Oh, and it's at home. 

CenturyLink Field, as Tony Romo and the normally explosive Dallas Cowboys found out last week, is arguably the loudest stadium in the league. When opposing offenses can't hear the snap count, it makes things even tougher against this elite defense.

So, yeah, good luck with that. 

But let's be honest here. This is Aaron "Freaking" Rodgers we're talking about (that's his official nickname, by the way). He could pick apart a defense consisting of The Hulk, wizards, bears, Zeus, Ed Reed and Superman.

Or something like that. Basically, he's really good. 

Still, part of the reason he's so good is the fact that he spreads the ball around and takes advantage of whatever mismatch he can find. 

That mismatch won't reside in Greg Jennings, who is less than 100 percent, yet will still constantly draw plenty of attention as the "No. 1" receiver. 

Jennings is a terrific receiver, but it's hard to overcome a tough defense on the road with a nagging groin injury and a quarterback capable of having success by looking in the other direction.

But, uh, hey, at least he's playing!


Last-minute projection: 4 catches, 52 yards, 0 touchdowns