Greg Jennings is healthy and ready to produce just in time for fantasy playoffs.
This past Sunday, Jennings saw his first game action since Week 4. He had a modest return as he hit the Vikings' defense for four catches and 46 yards.
Those are not the numbers fantasy owners are used to seeing from Jennings. The seven-year pro has been a consistent force, and he has gained at least 920 yards in each of the previous five seasons.
However, a little rust was to be expected. Jennings missed serious time, and he has to get himself back up to game speed.
With a week under his belt, Jennings will be ready to resume producing on a high level.
And it's not like it should take him and and quarterback Aaron Rodgers a long time to get back on the same page. The two have a refined chemistry.
Rodgers showed he hasn't lost any trust in Jennings last week by targeting him a team-high eight times, and he is going to have little choice but to look his way this week as the Packers take on the Detroit Lions.
Head coach Mike McCarthy revealed, via ESPN.com, that there are other injury concerns at receiver. Jordy Nelson is being hampered by a hamstring and it appears he is unlikely to play this week.
I don't know how many weeks Jordy would be out. I think he would be pressed hard to play this week. Once we get past the initial couple days and see what he can do on the practice field, those questions will be answered.
The Packers are going to need Jennings this week and he will produce. The Lions have allowed the eighth most points to wide receivers in standard scoring leagues, and the main target in the Packers' passing offense is always going to have immense value.
This primes Jennings for a big game, and it will get him back in the flow and ready to produce for the remainder of the season—just in time for a big fantasy boost to lineups.