Five key Packers questions

In this new feature, looks at the top five questions for all 32 teams that fantasy football participants will have to face in their drafts this summer.

Green Bay Packers

1. Is Ahman Green still worth selecting as a No.1 fantasy back? After posting career-best stats two years ago, Green followed that up with a disappointing season in 2004. Part of it was due to center Mike Flanagan's season-ending injury early in the season, and some of it was due to his own nagging injuries. Still, he became a disappointment for those who drafted in early in the first round.

With that said, his draft stock has really plummeted and isn't a sure-fire first-round pick in fantasy drafts this summer.

There are backs that don't have as much mileage on them such as LaMont Jordan or Julius Jones who might be safer selections this year.

2. How early should you draft RB Najeh Davenport as insurance for Green? You'll probably be able to wait to secure him in your draft around rounds 10-12 in normal 16-round drafts.

3. Can WR Javon Walker repeat last year's success? Walker actually came on two years ago somewhat and followed that with a huge season in 2004. His best days are clearly ahead of him and he should be drafted as a No.1 fantasy receiver.

As for his contract situation, he has two years left and has no leverage, so he should report to training camp if not in the beginning, shortly thereafter.

4. Is TE Bubba Franks still worth drafting as a fantasy starter? If you're in one of those touchdown only leagues, there's no doubt Franks is worth drafting in that role because he has generally been a good touchdown producer and is often a target of QB Brett Favre once the Packers m ove inside the 10-yard line.

In normal scoring systems, Franks is probably a marginal starter at this point in his career.

5. Is their fantasy defense worth drafting as a starter or backup? At one time, their fantasy defense was a better than average starter but that was a few years ago.

Due to personnel changes pass on selecting the Green Bay fantasy defense.

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