The paper noted
"I think we definitely need four, so I'm hopeful that we can get a young guy in the draft," coach Mike McCarthy told the paper. "That's something we're looking at and maybe taking even a harder look this year — well, that's not true, we've always taken a hard look.
"That's something that we're focused on."
After watching Aaron Rodgers go down last season with a broken collarbone for eight games, the Packers need a capable backup in an emergency situation, and Flynn fits the bill. Flynn led the Packers to a pair of comeback victories and a tie before Rodgers’ return in the regular-season finale.
The mistake-prone Flynn completed just 21 of 39 passes for 232 yards after firing four touchdown passes in a stirring comeback last week in Dallas. He overthrew a pick-six to Steelers cornerback Cortez Allen while colliding with tight end Andrew Quarless late in the third quarter, then fumbled with less than two minutes remaining in the game to allow Pittsburgh to tally the game-winning touchdown.
He had a chance to redeem himself, but missed wide receiver Jarrett Boykin in the end zone on the final play despite the fact that Jordy Nelson was open.
Flynn performed well at times, opening the scoring on a 5-yard touchdown pass to Boykin and finishing with a 69.6 quarterback rating. If Rodgers doesn't return, Flynn will try to gain more consistency in Week 17 at Chicago.
With Aaron Rodgers officially ruled out, the
Flynn is coming off his best game of the season, as he passed for 299 yards and four touchdowns in a win over the Cowboys.
For the 5 percent of Fantasy owners that started
It is looking like Flynn will make a fourth straight start in place of Aaron Rodgers (collarbone) Week 16 vs. Pittsburgh. Though, the Steelers aren't as favorable of a matchup as were the Cowboys, who are yielding a league-high 25.4 Fantasy points per week to quarterbacks. The Steelers are yielding just 18.3 Fantasy points per week to quarterbacks.
However, quarterbacks have had a little more success against Pittsburgh in recent weeks. Four quarterbacks in the last eight games have surpassed 20 Fantasy points. Quarterbacks are averaging 20 Fantasy points in the last eight games.
Flynn was definitely a sleeper start last week because of the matchup, but he really didn't start to play well against the Cowboys until after halftime when he needed rally Green Bay from a major deficit and was forced to throw. Perhaps last week will give Flynn the confidence he needs moving forward, but the Steelers aren't exactly the easiest matchup, so Flynn is more of a No. 2 Fantasy quarterback this week.
|2008||Green Bay Packers||7||0||5||2||40.0||6||1.20||3||0||0||0/0||0||0||47.9|
|2009||Green Bay Packers||15||0||12||7||58.3||58||4.83||17||0||1||1/6||0||0||36.1|
|2010||Green Bay Packers||7||1||66||40||60.6||433||6.56||66||3||2||7/38||3||1||82.4|
|2011||Green Bay Packers||5||1||49||33||67.3||518||10.57||80||6||2||5/18||6||3||124.8|
|2013||Green Bay Packers||5||4||166||102||61.4||1146||6.90||56||7||4||17/102||17||2||86.1|
|2008||Green Bay Packers||7||0||4||4||1.0||6||0||0||1|
|2009||Green Bay Packers||15||0||5||-5||-1.0||-1||0||0||0|
|2010||Green Bay Packers||7||1||9||26||2.9||12||0||0||2|
|2011||Green Bay Packers||5||1||13||-6||-0.5||3||1||0||1|
|2013||Green Bay Packers||5||4||17||61||3.6||17||0||0||2|
|2008||Green Bay Packers||7||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2009||Green Bay Packers||15||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2010||Green Bay Packers||7||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2011||Green Bay Packers||5||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2013||Green Bay Packers||5||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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|2008||Green Bay Packers||7||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2009||Green Bay Packers||15||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2010||Green Bay Packers||7||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2011||Green Bay Packers||5||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2013||Green Bay Packers||5||4||4||0||0||0||0||0||0|
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