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NEWS: Aaron Rodgers (calf) active and will start Divisional Playoff game against Cowboys.

SMITTY: No surprise here. While anything can go down on Sundays, this should be a high scoring game, which is fantastic for all. Looking for Week 19 Fantasy Football Playoff Rankings?

ARTICLE: Who are the top 20 Dynasty Fantasy Football Players for 2015?

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Are you a dynasty fantasy football nut in need of some 2015 fantasy football content? Well, here is a writeup on the Top 20 Fantasy Football Dynasty Players heading into 2015 and beyond. Note, this is not a fantasy football mock draft, it is more of a value-based board, meaning you will find Aaron Rodgers and Andrew Luck a lot higher than you’d want to draft them, which ultimately means that I’m suggesting that their values are fantastic when faced off against their early 2015 Average Draft Positions (ADPs). So, again, this is NOT a mock draft, but in many cases will mirror where mocks have some of the players going in early mocks. Enjoy.View Top 20 Dynasty Players

NEWS: Aaron Rodgers and team not concerned over calf?

SMITTY: The team doesn’t appear to be worried about his calf, and neither are we. Expect him to be ready to rumble against the Cowboys in a Divisional battle. This should be a high-scoring event for all those Cowboys and Packers players. Looking for Week 19 Fantasy Football Playoff Rankings?

NEWS: Aaron Rodgers (calf) expected to play Week 17?

SMITTY: He practiced today. It wasn’t full-go, but he appears on his way to playing, and Green Bay will be playing for a first-round bye, so he is a safe play if he is in fact a go, and that’s good for all Packer fantasy players. Stay tuned. Looking for Week 17 Power Rankings?

NEWS: Roddy White active for Monday Night Football Week 14 against GB.

SMITTY: While he isn’t much more than a fantasy WR3, he is active, which is good. The Packers inactives were quiet-like — We expect this to be a high-scoring event, led by Jordy Nelson, Randall Cobb, Eddie Lacy and of course Aaron Rodgers. Julio Jones could be in for a big game as well, but we fully expect the Packers to win this one by quite a bit. It’s football, anything can happen on game day, which is why this sport is so fun to watch. Good luck to all of you with players in this game tonight!

NEWS: Matt Forte and Alshon Jeffery disappoint in Week 10; Eddie Lacy, Aaron Rodgers and Jordy Nelson Explode.

SMITTY: Aaron Rodgers was just unstoppable in this game, tossing for 315 yards and 6TDs in the Packers huge win over the Bears. Jordy Nelson pulled in six passes for 152 yards and 2TDs. Randall Cobb pulled in four passes for 72 yards and 1TD. Eddie Lacy once again was limited carry-wise (14-50/0TDs), but once again dominated in the receiving department (3-68/1TD). On the Bears side, Matt Forte was extremely disappointing, rushing 17 times for 54 yards and three catches for 27 yards, while Alshon Jeffery only pulled in six passes for 63 yards (but did have a team-high 12 targets). Brandon Marshall pulled in 8-112/1TD, but he left the game with an ankle injury and did not return. We will keep you posted on this as we hear more. Of all the Bears players, Matt Forte has the most ‘buy-low’ value, and given that Jeffery still saw a team-high 12 targets (and given Marshall is banged up), he too is a great buy-low. Need trade ideas? Get on our Fantasy Football Forums and get some help!

NEWS: Eddie Lacy explodes in Week 5; He is back!

SMITTY: Eddie Lacy was one of our top buy-low players heading into Week 5, and his 105 rushing yards and 2TDs was a fantastic bounce-back effort. He looked phenomenal, too, it wasn’t like his yardage wasn’t tough-running. It was! Be sure to sign-up for our newsletters, as we often email out trade tips and ‘buy-low’ candidates heading into the coming week, like Lacy’s:

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In all fairness, we have stuck by Cordarrelle Patterson as a strong buy-low candidate, yet he continues to disappoint. Given his value is climbing into low-end flex value, if not lower, he still remains a nice buy-low, but maybe stash him until Bridgewater returns (which could be next game). As for the rest of the Packers, Randall Cobb pulled in three catches for 31 yards and a touchdown during Thursday night’s win over the Vikings, and Jordy Nelson caught one pass for 66 yards and a touchdown. The only Viking to play even decent last night was Matt Asiata, who rushed 15 times for 72 yards against the Pack. Looking for Week 5 Power Rankings?

NEWS: Jared Abbrederis suffers torn ACL; done for the season?

According to reports, Packers WR Jared Abbrederis suffered a torn ACL and will be done for the year.

SMITTY: Jared Abbrederis had quite the fan club on our forums, and he had some intriguing dynasty appeal; however, with Randall Cobb, Jordy Nelson and Jarrett Boykin set to command all of the top targets in Green Bay in 2014, I’m not so sure Abbrederis would have made a big impact as a rookie anyway. He is young, hopefully he can rebound. As for Cobb and Nelson, both command 80-1,200+/8-12TD upside; Aaron Rodgers has all the tools he needs to reach 40TDs in 2014. For exact full-season projections on all these guys, based on your league’s exact scoring, Run our Draft Analyzer.

WR Jordy Nelson inks a four-year, $39 million contract extension with Packers.

According to reports, Packers WR Jordy Nelson signed a four-year, $39 million contract extension with the Green Bay Packers.

SMITTY: Jordy Nelson is usually underrated, and being 29 and cemented in Green Bay (with Aaron Rodgers locked up through 2019), it’s hard not to like Nelson as a top 25 overall dynasty player right now. Receivers can usually play at a high level through age 32/33, so 3-4 more elite years for Nelson is a long time, yes, even in dynasty. Now the Pack will look to extend Randall Cobb, who also has top 25 overall dynasty appeal. Two receivers capable of top 25 overall dynasty value? I think it’s pretty safe to assume where Aaron Rodgers ranks on our dynasty rankings.

NEWS: Aaron Rodgers and Packers plan to execute 75 plays per game in 2014.

According to ESPN’s Rob Demovsky, the Green Bay Packers and Aaron Rodgers plan to speed-up the offense in 2014. According to the report, “McCarthy and his quarterback have one primary goal in mind for 2014: Run 75 plays per game.”

SMITTY: This would be great news for fantasy owners of Aaron Rodgers, Eddie Lacy, Randall Cobb, Jordy Nelson and Jarrett Boykin. The Broncos led the NFL last year with 72 plays per game, while the Packers were just outside the top 10. Rodgers, if healthy, feels like a strong bet for 40TDs this upcoming year, and both Nelson and Cobb have double-digit touchdown potential… all this spells a big ’14 season for Eddie Lacy, who will have all kinds of wide-open rushing lanes all year long. For full-season projections for all these guys, launch our Draft Analyzer below: