2012 Team Outlook: Green Bay
TE Jermichael Finley, GB (TE - #19) - Stud (low risk)
There seems to be a perception out there that Jermichael Finley should be having a better career. Even though 2011 was his best season, it seems people expect more than just 55 receptions for 767 yards and eight TDs. Sure, in this high-flying offense, Finley should be able to put up Jimmy Graham or even Rob Gronkowski numbers. The issue is just that this offense has so many weapons that the fantasy points are spread out. Some weeks Finley will disappear, that's the nature of his team. That doesn't make him an underachieving TE and he should be thought of as one of the top TEs available.
TE Tom Crabtree, TB (TE - #48) - Not Draft Worthy
Not even in the deepest of league formats will you find Crabtree on any roster. When he is on the field, his role is strictly to pass protect or run block. Although a small handful of passes end up going his way, Crabtree isn't anywhere near productive enough to merit your fantasy consideration.
PK Mason Crosby, GB (K - #4) - Stud (low risk)
When a kicker converts 68 extra points, he's a no-brainer. Mason Crosby doesn't kick for an elite average, but he can kick the occasional 50-plus yarder. Green Bay is nearly a lock to score at least 500 points this season, making Crosby one of few safe choices available in your draft. Just remember to not reach for him and hope he's available in your league's final round.
Green Bay Defense (Def - #3) - Solid/Safe Pick
Green Bay's defense will force a lot of turnovers and sacks, but their aggressive style of play can get them into trouble as well. Adding rookie pass rusher Nick Perry alongside Clay Matthews was a great pick and this team still has some of the best young talent in the NFL, whether it's B.J. Raji, Desmond Bishop, Matthews, Tramon Williams or Morgan Burnett. If your league awards fewer points for sacks and turnovers and instead focuses on points/yards allowed, bump Green Bay down your rankings as more of a low-end DEF1.