3. Falcons Defense & Special Teams
The Falcons’ defense allowed too many points to a Packers offense that wasn’t at full strength. Even without Randall Cobb, Eddie Lacy, and James Starks, Green Bay scored 32 points and almost won the game in the closing minutes. The defense did play decently well, and they will have an easier time against the Buccaneers and young quarterback Jameis Winston.
Still without Doug Martin, and also missing Jacquizz Rodgers, the Bucs will be relying mainly on their passing attack, which just has two receivers. Tampa Bay also features a weaker offensive line compared to Green Bay, so expect Vic Beasley and co. to go to work in the trenches for your fantasy football team Thursday night.