The Packers got back on track in Week 2 after a dreadful Week 1, beating their divisional foes in the Lions by a final score of 35-17 on the back of four touchdowns out of their running back Aaron Jones in the Monday primetime game.
For those who played Jones in their SuperDraft lineups, you were likely sitting quite pretty at the end of the evening.
Below are my top three plays for Monday night’s game and how they panned out.
D’Andre Swift, RB, Detroit Lions (1.65x score multiplier)
Swift didn’t have a poor game, but he certainly failed to replicate the 19 touches he saw in Week 1 and was held out of the end zone.
The majority of his production came on the last few drives of the game when Jared Goff continued to dump off short passes and Swift would simply produce after the catch. As the clock struck zero, Swift ended with 78 total yards (41 receiving, 37 rushing) on four total receptions. As I said, it wasn’t a bad performance, but it was certainly a disappointing one compared to the Week 1 production coupled with the advantageous matchup against the Packers.
Swift finished with 16.17 fantasy points once you included his 1.65x multiplier, making him a strong cash-game option, but certainly not one that won you a tournament.
Aaron Jones, RB, Green Bay Packers (1.35x)
Quite the opposite of the Lions’ running back, Jones had an absolute field day from the time the game started up until the clock struck zero. He logged a touchdown in each quarter (yes, four touchdowns), simply dominating this Detroit front seven on both the ground and in the short intermediate part of the passing game.
Three of his touchdowns came via receptions, crediting him with incrementally more fantasy points while also benefiting those who rostered Aaron Rodgers. His 38.50 fantasy points without a multiplier were a GPP-winning number in their own right, but when you add in the multiplier, he logged 51.98 in the flex spot (1.35x) and a whopping 78.93 in the champion spot with a 2.05x multiplier. As you can imagine, the winning lineup in the NFL Hail Mary ($8,000 to 1st) last night had Jones as their champion. In this contest, Jones was 12.4% rostered in the champion spot.
Davante Adams, WR, Green Bay Packers (1.2x)
Going into the game, it was hard to imagine both Jones and Adams hitting their true ceilings, simply because it would likely take multiple touchdowns for each of them to do so. Jones obviously got there. As you can imagine, it came at the expense of Adams, who was held out of the end zone for the second time this season; he has yet to score a touchdown.
Adams finished with a respectable eight catches for 121 yards, netting him the 100-plus-yard bonus (2 points) and finishing with 18.10 points (21.72 with his 1.2x multiplier). He was a mainstay in lineups, rostered by 52.8% of the field in the Hail Mary, but he didn’t have the takedown production that his teammate Aaron Jones did.
SuperDraft Champion Results:
1. D’Andre Swift (2.45x champion multiplier) — 24.01 fantasy points
2. Aaron Jones (2.05x) — 78.93
3. Davante Adams (1.8x) — 32.58
4. Jamaal Williams (2.95x) — 15.34
5. Jared Goff (2.05x) — 39.85
This article expresses the personal views of the writer and does not reflect the view(s) of SuperDraft in any way.