Why Aaron Rodgers Won't Disappoint from a Fantasy Football Perspective in 2012

Kevin AbblittCorrespondent IIIAugust 22, 2012

Aug 16, 2012; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) during the game against the Cleveland Browns at Lambeau Field.  The Browns defeated the Packers 35-10.  Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-US PRESSWIRE

The Drew Brees party can step aside for now, because there is a new cyberspace sheriff taking over. Despite Brees’ monumental feat last season, Aaron Rodgers stole the spotlight as the league’s MVP and owner of the highest point total in fantasy football.

No. 12 was in a league of his own last year. His contributions were so masterful that he managed to steal the title over Brees with just 15 games under his belt. It is scary to visualize the damage that he could have achieved with that extra game.

The protocol in fantasy football is usually set by owners diving into the running game for consistent point production. But how could you bypass on Green Bay’s finest when he threw for 45 touchdowns and averaged 25.7 points each week? Even more impressive were his pocket-sized six interceptions.

The only blemish that scarred his remarkable resume came after Eli Manning and crew stormed into Lambeau and slipped the rug right from under the Packers’ feet.

With Rodgers at his climax of production, what goes up must come down. How much room is left in is ceiling? I know one thing is for certain: if I were Doyle Brunson, I wouldn’t fold any hand with Rodgers.

He has a bevy of weapons in his arsenal, and they are all set to return in 2012. It is hard to surpass the dominating performance he put together last season, but he is Aaron Rodgers. He will find a way.

Better? He will improve upon his passing efficiency. Last year he clipped a milestone, posting an alarming 68.3 percent completion total. I am going to go out on a limb here and say that in 2012, he will conclude the season at the 70-percent completion mark.

The discount double-check. The championship belt. The NFL is Rodgers' intern. There is nobody else that has the skill set to blow the top off the league like Rodgers did.

You aren’t going to buy into it?

The loss of James Starks has exposed Green Bay’s diminishing ground game. The duo of Starks and Cedric Benson aren’t bulletproof backs. Benson’s career has been plagued by minimal ball security, and the inability to eat up yards has deterred Starks from entering the second tier.

This leaves Rodgers no choice but to resort to the air. He has a reliable core of proven receivers with Jordy Nelson, James Jones, Greg Jennings and Donald Driver at his expanse.

He isn’t going to be a sitting duck in the draft board. If you want to win your league, let No. 12 handle the business aspect of the game. All you need to do is just sit back and watch the spectacle unfold as he shreds defenses apart.