Monday Nightmare: Aaron Rodgers fails to deliver

The term “Monday Nightmare” might take a different connotation after the controversial ending to the “Monday Night Football” game. But let’s deal with the fantasy impact of what happened on Monday night.

For starters, let’s not pretend Golden Tate cost you a victory. Tate (and his 18.8 fantasy points) were owned in less than one percent of leagues, as pointed out by our Michael Fabiano. And if you started him, I want proof. And maybe you had the Packers defense and you needed that potential interception. But again, I need proof.

But the big story, fantasy wise, is Aaron Rodgers, who finished with just 10.62 points in standard leagues. (Sorry, I apparently didn’t give Rodgers enough credit when I projected him for 10 points on NFL Fantasy Live on Monday.) This isn’t the kind of performance you’d expect from Rodgers, but he’s underachieved in consecutive weeks.

Guys who went into Monday night needing a big night from Rodgers just didn’t get it. Those who were facing Rodgers and felt like your fantasy goose was cooked — those fears went unfounded. I felt I was going to lose heading into Monday, even though I had a 23-point lead and the Seahawks defense going against Rodgers. But it just didn’t turn out that way.

So while you have the opportunity to rant about Rodgers here, consider this your big fantasy couch. Realize Rodgers is going up against the New Orleans Saints in Week 4. He will rebound with a huge game. You can count on it.

For the record, you can submit your fantasy questions to NFL Fantasy Live, Michael Fabiano or me on Twitter. But realize, NFL Fantasy Live has 70,000 followers, and Fabiano has 60,000. Me? Just 13. See, the odds are better I will answer your question, so hit me up both via Twitter or via Facebook (oh wait, I told you to stop going to Facebook). Go instead to Google+. Also be sure to catch the latest “Dave Dameshek Football Program.”

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