Top 5 Passing Matchups Week 2

Footballguys Staff takes you through the Top 5 Passing Matchups for Week 2


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Green Bay Packers Passing Offense vs Detroit

With a dominant 2020 opener, Aaron Rodgers took a step toward wiping away a 2019 season to forget. Rodgers looked truly comfortable in shredding the Vikings’ remade secondary for 364 yards and 4 touchdowns, hitting on 32 of his 44 throws. He leaned heavily on quick shots to Davante Adams (17 of 44 targets) but was able to find situational threats Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Allen Lazard for big plays as well.

Against the Lions, Rodgers will look to exploit a secondary that may be without its top three cornerbacks Sunday (Trufant, Okudah, Coleman). Detroit was unable to corral Mitchell Trubisky and the Bears in Week 1’s collapse, which would be a scary indicator on its own. The Chicago receivers consistently won one-on-one matchups with the Lions secondary down the stretch - particularly once the cornerbacks started to drop with injuries. Now, Desmond Trufant and first-rounder Jeff Okudah look questionable for Sunday with hamstring issues, and slot man Justin Coleman also left Week 1 early and was placed on Injured Reserve. Trufant would be the biggest loss; he’s a shutdown specialist who would be counted on to track Adams all over the formation. Tony McRae and Darryl Roberts aren’t suitable substitutes. Even a full-strength Lions secondary would be in rough position against a red-hot Packers attack. If it’s missing key pieces, it will stand as one of the week’s most beatable units and strongest attack points in fantasy.

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