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No team needed the bye week more in Week 7 than the Green Bay Packers did. Despite all their injuries, the Packers have managed to get to 3-2-1 and are just a half game back of the Minnesota Vikings in the division. Thanks to the bye week they were able to get a bit healthier and Aaron Rodgers was able to rest his knee. 


Now in their huge Week 8 matchup with the Los Angeles Rams they're getting back two of their top receivers: Randall Cobb and Geronimo Allison. They'll both see targets from their grateful quarterback, but which player is the better fantasy play?

​​Let's take a look at their pre-injury production:


Cobb: 27 targets, 17 receptions, 194 yards, 1 touchdown

Allison: 29 targets, 19 receptions, 289 yards, 2 touchdowns


Allison has played in one more game than Cobb this season, which is why he's ahead in all the stats, but even if you take out the game that Allison played in without Cobb, Allison is still ahead in yards and touchdowns.

​​Here are their weekly fantasy performances before getting hurt:


Cobb: 24.7 points, 5 points, 2.2 points

Allison: 15.4 points, 9.4 points, 14.6 points, 11 points


Cobb was getting more targets before he got hurt but he wasn't doing a lot with them. Allison was getting fewer targets but doing more with less. He was also far more consistent in his fantasy production. Cobb had one big game to start the year and most of that came on a big touchdown near the end of the game. 


With Davante Adams taking up a lot of targets, it's hard to know who will be favored coming back from injury, but it seems Allison's upside is higher in this situation. 


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