Suddenly, Packers offense not so potent 

October, 11, 2010
I wouldn't say the 3-2 Green Bay Packers are in trouble, from either a real-life or fantasy sense, but let's just say it's time to start looking at them a bit differently. In Week 6, for example, there's a very real possibility that Matt Flynn is the one throwing the passes, Brandon Jackson is back to his disappointing self and the team's starting tight end is rookie Andrew Quarless.

Sunday's surprising loss to the Washington Redskins likely will have far-reaching effects because the following occurred:

Aaron Rodgers
Win McNamee/Getty ImagesAaron Rodgers was struck in the head in the Packers' last offensive play Sunday.
&#8226 All-world quarterback Aaron Rodgers, a first-round pick in many leagues, suffered a concussion on the team's final offensive play. While it's too early to determine his Week 6 status, let me remind you of the Jay Cutler tale from the previous week. Cutler was supposed to play, and it didn't happen. With quarterbacks and head injuries, everyone is cautious. Concussions are taken very seriously these days, and in light of the Cutler and Kevin Kolb concussions costing them playing time, I expect Flynn to be the team's quarterback this week against the Miami Dolphins. Luckily for fantasy owners, none of the teams on bye this coming week features a proven fantasy starter at the position (Carson Palmer, Max Hall, Jimmy Clausen and Ryan Fitzpatrick), so at least you can reasonably replace Rodgers in the short term. However, I wouldn't trade for him assuming he finishes as fantasy's top quarterback again, because it's not looking likely.