Fantasy Rankings: Green Bay Packers Aaron Rodgers

Fantasy RankingsContributor IJune 4, 2009

GREEN BAY, WI - OCTOBER 19:  Quarterback Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers before the game with the Indianapolis Colts on October 19, 2008 at Lambeau Field in Green Bay Wisconsin. The Packers won 34-14.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Rodgers Proves His Worth in 2008

In the spring of 2008 legendary quarterback Brett Favre retired from the NFL. Upon this announcement, the Packers officially named former first round pick Aaron Rodgers, the starting quarterback.

Taking over for a icon quarterback, has proven to be no easy task in the history of the NFL. Every once in a while, you find a Steve Young after a Joe Montana. But even in that situation, Young had to deal with lots of criticism and mostly by his own fans.

All was riding well for Aaron Rodgers in the off-season of 2008, until Brett Favre decided he wanted to come back and play for the Packers.

Green Bay ownership had other plans then to bring Favre back to the team, as they instead opted for Rodgers to take the quarterback position over.

There is no doubt that Wisconsin cheese-head fans are one of the top close-knit community's of sports fans in football. From the Super Bowl trophy being named after their famous coach Vince Lombardi, to the tradition of players bicycling young fans around when preseason begins.

This loving community is no doubt fascinated with one Brett Favre and his family. So when news came that the team didn't want Favre anymore, it was understandable when fans were irate.

Someone had to be blamed for this outrage and some fans choose to pin the blame on Aaron Rodgers.

Nevertheless, as the season played out, Rodgers proved his worth as the Packers quarterback of the future. No. 12 proved this with 28 touchdowns and 4,038 yards passing in his first full season in 2008.

While I'm sure cheese-head fans are still a little disappointed with not having Favre, they no doubt feel better about the Packers in the future. Now Aaron needs to lead the Pack into the playoffs.

Aaron Rodgers Fantasy Football Value in 2008

Rodgers outlook is bright for the 2009 season. With talented receivers in Greg Jennings and Donald Driver on the team, Aaron has the supporting cast to repeat his numbers from a year ago.

Look to draft Aaron as a solid fifth round pick in your fantasy football league.

Fantasy Assets:
- Strong Supporting Group
- Touchdown Maker
- Pass First Offense

Fantasy Liability's:
- Plays in Bad Weather