- Scott Engel, ESPN Fantasy Games
Team-by-team observations from the divisional playoffs, with an eye on what the occurrences mean to your fantasy strategies in 2008:
Green Bay: While much of the attention has been focused on running back Ryan Grant after the Packers' lopsided victory, we can't overlook the fine outing of wide receiver Greg Jennings, who caught two touchdown passes and finished with six receptions for 71 yards. Despite missing three games, Jennings finished with 12 touchdown receptions during the regular season. Including the playoffs, he has scored in six of his past seven games and has eight touchdown receptions during that span. Jennings has clearly passed Donald Driver as Green Bay's top wide receiver. Opposing defenses still give Driver a lot of respect, so Jennings benefits by not having to face extra defensive attention.
Jennings has good separation quickness and a knack for making the big play. He has quickly developed a great on-field relationship with Brett Favre despite some injury issues in his first two seasons. Jennings has become one of the top 10 players at his position and should be drafted as a No. 1 fantasy receiver in 2008. He averaged a whopping 17.4 yards per catch during the regular season and should deliver his first 1,000-yard campaign next year, and it helps that Favre is likely to return for 2008.
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