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2016 Outlook: Bye Week Fill-inLast updated on Jul-27-2016 by Shawn Childs
Green Bay finished 21st in the NFL in rushing yards allowed (1905) with 13 rushing TDs. Ball carriers gained 4.5 yards per carry.
Their strength was their pass defense, which allowed 3642 yards (6th) with 20 TDs and 16 Ints. Their defensive line had 43 sacks.
DE Mike Daniels was the Packers' best defensive linemen. He finished with four sacks and strength stopping the run. Rookie Kenny Clark is expected to start at nose tackle. He should upgrade the run defense with a chance to deliver a few sacks. DE Letroy Guion was just below league average in 2015 with some struggles rushing the QB in part-time snaps. DE Datone Jones will work as a rotational player with neutral value.
Their linebacking core has a group of players with weakness in run support with minimal value rushing the QB. LB Clay Matthews is their hope for a rebound in this area after struggling in 2015. He finished with 6.5 sacks after posting 11 the previous year. LB Julius Peppers continue to produce in the pass rush (10.5 sacks), but he'll start the year at age 36. LB Nick Perry was selected in the first round in 2012, but he has yet to earn a starting job. Last year Nick was a league average player against the run with occasional success rushing the QB (3.5 sacks).
Both CB Sam Shields and CB Quinten Rollins had success in pass coverage. Rollins had his success as a role player while adding to the run defense. CB Damarious Randall should take over as one of the starting cornerbacks after being selected in the first round in 2015. His game had risk in all areas in his first year in the league. At the NFL combine in 2015, Randall flashed elite speed for his position with plus quickness. His only negative was his upper body strength (14 reps in the bench press). Damarious is a solid tackler with value in run support, but his skill set may be closer to a cornerback than a safety. Either way, Randall will add playmaking ability to the Packers defense. Green Bay had two very good safeties in their secondary - Morgan Burnett and Ha Ha Clinton-Dix. Both players played well in all areas while ranking highly at their position in the league. Clinton-Dix is a former first round draft pick (2014).
The Packers' secondary is their only edge. They have risk on their defensive line, and their linebacking corps could go in the wrong direction quickly with an injury or two. Green Bay looks like a backup Fantasy defense with possible value at home.
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|18.03||Evan Silva - Like their early schedule & Clay Matthews moving back to OLB.|
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