Aaron Rodgers - QBPosted 12/22/14 9:02am ET
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (calf) tweaked his calf in the Week 16 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but said Sunday, Dec. 21, that he expects to play in Week 17 against the Detroit Lions. 'I'll be OK for next week,' Rodgers said.
Huddle Up: The Packers have a week to get Rodgers ready, and they'll need him in the game that will decide the NFC North.
Eddie Lacy - RBPosted 12/19/14 10:38am ET
Updating previous reports, Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy (eye) said he wasn't able to read a teammate's nameplate a few feet away in the locker room Thursday, Dec. 18. Lacy said he won't wear goggles in Week 16, but he hopes to be able to put his contact lens in his irritated eye.
Huddle Up: Lacy needs to embrace the goggles and go with an Eric Dickerson look, or at least hope he's able to get his contact back in. One way or another he should find a way to make it to the field on Sunday... even if he needs someone to guide him there.
Aaron Rodgers - QBPosted 12/16/14 12:59am ET
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers had one of his worst games as a pro in Week 15 against the Buffalo Bills, but he wasn't helped by seven dropped passes in the game, either, according to ESPN Stats & Information.
Huddle Up: One particular late third-quarter drop by Jordy Nelson, which could've resulted in a 94-yard TD, would've potentially turned the whole day around for Rodgers and Co., but hey, even MVP candidates are allowed to have off days. Now if they just didn't occur during the fantasy postseason, there would be a little less angst ...
Eddie Lacy - RBPosted 12/12/14 2:32pm ET
Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy (hip) is probable for Week 15 against the Buffalo Bills, according to head coach Mike McCarthy. Lacy is improving and is hopeful of playing.
Huddle Up: Great late-week news for Lacy owners, who hopefully, have James Starks as a fall-back plan just in case.
Eddie Lacy - RBPosted 12/11/14 4:13pm ET
Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy (hip) was limited during practice Thursday, Dec. 11. Head coach Mike McCarthy said Lacy participated in some drills and is making progress.
Eddie Lacy - RBPosted 12/11/14 4:13pm ET
Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy (hip) said there are some hurdles he has to clear before being ready to play in Week 15 and does not want to hurt the team if he is not able to play effectively. Lacy, who has been limited in practice this week, said the main issue is the pain he is feeling in his hip. He is not sure if he can further damage his hip if he plays.
Huddle Up: Something to keep a close eye on as Packers practice observers Thursday said Lacy was not able to do much of anything -- which is contrary the optimism of a few days ago. We should definitely have a better idea after Friday's drills.
Eddie Lacy - RBPosted 12/10/14 10:22am ET
Updating a previous report, Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy (hip) suffered a hip injury in the Week 14 game against the Atlanta Falcons, but head coach Mike McCarthy said Tuesday, Dec. 9, that he doesn't have high concern about the ailment.
Huddle Up: James Starks handled Green Bay's backfield duties in Lacy's absence, but it sounds like Lacy should be good to go for the Packers' upcoming game. It's a good reminder, though, that if you're rostering Lacy you should have Starks on your bench just in case.
Eddie Lacy - RBPosted 12/10/14 6:20pm ET
Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy (hip) appeared to be limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 10.
Huddle Up: Lacy and the Pack have downplayed the hip issue which cropped up Monday night and seeing him at least get in some work two days later is encouraging. Something, though, to monitor the rest of the week.
Aaron Rodgers - QBPosted 12/9/14 12:39am ET
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers threw for 327 yards and three scores in a 43-37 win over the Atlanta Falcons on Monday, Dec. 8.
Huddle Up: Rodgers was 24-of-36 without a turnover as he shredded a suspect Atlanta defense. Rodgers has tossed multiple TD passes in nine of his last 10 games and is now one TD throw behind Peyton Manning and Andrew Luck for the league lead.
Eddie Lacy - RBPosted 12/9/14 4:08pm ET
Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy (hip) suffered a bruised hip late in the game Monday, Dec. 8, and RB James Starks took over on a crucial drive. Lacy said he believed he'd be fine for Sunday, Dec. 14, against the Buffalo Bills.
Huddle Up: Starks wound up leading the Pack in rushing Monday night with 75 yards on 10 carries, but Lacy did notch his sixth straight game with 100-plus total yards, finishing with 106 and 2 TDs on 18 touches. We'll monitor practice reports this week.
Eddie Lacy - RBPosted 11/23/14 9:11pm ET
Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy (illness) ran 25 times for 125 yards and a touchdown in the Week 12 game against the Minnesota Vikings, and he added two receptions for 13 yards and a score. Lacy left the locker room after the game without speaking to reporters, and the team said Sunday, Nov. 23, that the running back was ill.
Huddle Up: Lacy's illness obviously didn't bother him during the game. He should be fine for next week's showdown with New England. Lacy is locked in as an RB1.
Aaron Rodgers - QBPosted 11/10/14 10:03am ET
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers threw for 315 yards and six touchdowns in the first half of the team's Week 10 game Sunday, Nov. 9, before being pulled early in the second half.
Huddle Up: It looks like a half is all Rodgers needs these days against his favorite punching bag a.k.a. the Bears' defense. Rodgers threw for 617 yards and 10 TDs against Chicago this season, but the bad news is that the annual two-game series is now in the rear-view mirror.
Aaron Rodgers - QBPosted 11/7/14 4:17pm ET
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (hamstring) practiced in full for the third straight day Friday, Nov. 7, and is probable for Week 10 against the Chicago Bears.
Huddle Up: We all knew Rodgers wasn't going to pass up a game against the Bears.
Aaron Rodgers - QBPosted 11/4/14 4:22pm ET
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (hamstring) took part in the team's workout Monday, Nov. 3, for his first on-field activity since he pulled his left hamstring in the team's Week 8 loss. The session wasn't a full-out practice, however. Rodgers doesn't believe his injury is very severe.
Huddle Up: There's no indication that Rodgers is any serious danger of missing the Pack's first game back after the bye, but his fantasy owners are advised to do a (discount) double-check and stay on top of the practice reports this week, nonetheless.
Aaron Rodgers - QBPosted 11/4/14 11:40pm ET
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (hamstring) said he's fine to play in Week 10 against the Chicago Bears. 'I was on a great plan,' Rodgers said. 'The medical staff here gave me a seven-day plan to attack the rehab, and I stuck to it. I also added in just a little wrinkle, as well.' He said his medical treatment 'involves needles.' Head coach Mike McCarthy said Rodgers looked good in a walk-through Monday, Nov. 3.
Huddle Up: Come on, you really don't think Rodgers is going to miss an opportunity to bully his favorite punching bag, the Bears, on Sunday night, do you?
Aaron Rodgers - QBPosted 10/27/14 9:21am ET
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (hamstring) was lifted late in the fourth quarter of the Week 8 game against the New Orleans Saints with the game out of hand.
Huddle Up: Rodgers appeared to injure his hamstring in the second half, but he did rush for a touchdown after the apparent injury. With the Packers getting steamrolled there was no need for them to put their franchise quarterback at further risk of injury. The Packers have a bye in Week 9 so Rodgers should have ample opportunity to heal before the team returns to action.
James Starks - RBPosted 10/24/14 6:13pm ET
Green Bay Packers RB James Starks (ankle) was limited in practice for the second straight day Friday, Oct. 24, but is probable for Week 8 against the New Orleans Saints. The Packers didn't practice Friday, so Starks' designation is an estimation.
Huddle Up: Starks should be out there Sunday night, spelling Eddie Lacy as usual.
James Starks - RBPosted 10/23/14 2:57pm ET
Green Bay Packers RB James Starks (ankle) is participating in practice Thursday, Oct. 23.
Huddle Up: Things appear to be moving in a positive direction for Starks, who missed Wednesday's practice. He should be able to go Sunday, but check the reports following practice Friday.
Jarrett Boykin - WRPosted 10/9/14 8:58am ET
Green Bay Packers WR Jarrett Boykin (groin) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 8, and head coach Mike McCarthy said Boykin will not practice Thursday, Oct. 9, either. That makes it highly unlikely he will return in Week 6.
Huddle Up: Boykin has already been usurped by rookie Davonte Adams, so there's no glaring need for him to rush back to the lineup.
Eddie Lacy - RBPosted 10/3/14 12:19am ET
Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy rushed for a season-high 105 yards on 13 carries and scored a pair of touchdowns Thursday, Oct. 2. He also added three catches for 27 yards.
Huddle Up: Well, looks like that buy-low timeframe has passed. Lacy came into the contest averaging 40 rushing yards an outing and only one TD, but he delivered big time for the fantasy GMs who were wise to stick with him. It was only one game, but Lacy is back to RB1 status going forward.
Jarrett Boykin - WRPosted 10/2/14 2:16pm ET
Updating previous reports, Green Bay Packers WR Jarrett Boykin has a more severe groin injury than originally thought, and he has been ruled out for Week 5. He could also miss the Week 6 game against the Miami Dolphins.
Huddle Up: The tough going continues for Boykin, who only has 2 catches for 17 yards on 7 targets this season. Meanwhile, look for WR Devante Adams to maintain his role as the Pack's No. 3 wideout.
Jarrett Boykin - WRPosted 9/30/14 7:32pm ET
Green Bay Packers WR Jarrett Boykin (groin), LB Sam Barrington (hamstring) and DT Josh Boyd (knee) did not practice Tuesday, Sept. 30. LB Brad Jones (quadriceps) was limited, while LB Clay Matthews (groin) practiced in full.
Huddle Up: Boykin looks as if he'll miss a second straight game, which, of course, benefits rookie Devante Adams' fantasy owners.
James Starks - RBPosted 9/30/14 10:25pm ET
Green Bay Packers RB James Starks did not register a carry in the team's Week 4 game, and head coach Mike McCarthy said that will change going forward. 'James Starks should touch the football every single game,' McCarthy said Tuesday, Sept. 30. 'That will not happen again.'
Huddle Up: Eddie Lacy got all 18 RB touches in Week 4 but looks for Starks to resume his 6-8 touch pace Thursday night against the Vikings.
Aaron Rodgers - QBPosted 9/22/14 10:41am ET
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers has underthrown his target 11 times in the last two games, according to ESPN Stats & Information.
Huddle Up: Could be that Rodgers is unable to step into throws because of oncoming pressure, could just be coincidence; either way, Rodgers has thus far been a fantasy disappointment. He's also faced a couple defenses that have traditionally given him trouble, so there's no reason to think things won't turn around going forward--and that makes Rodgers an attractive buy-low candidate.
Eddie Lacy - RBPosted 9/22/14 10:41am ET
Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy had five of 11 carries Sunday, Sept. 21, go for no gain or negative yardage. Lacy acknowledged defenses may know how to contain him with a year's worth of tape on him now. 'That could be it,' Lacy said. 'But no matter what it is, it's still my job. I'm still supposed to be able to run the ball in and make sure - not every run is going to be 10 yards - but make sure we get something positive.'
Huddle Up: Lacy has faced three of the better run defenses in the league, and while his schedule doesn't get a whole lot easier the toughest part is behind him. Expect Lacy's fantasy prospects to improve going forward
Jordy Nelson - WRPosted 9/17/14 12:02am ET
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers has targeted WR Jordy Nelson 30 times in two games so far this year. Rodgers has never targeted one of his wideouts more than 8.3 times per game in a season.
Huddle Up: Nelson's 30 targets are 5 more than the next closest player (Ravens' WR Steve Smith Sr.). This rate will decline, of course, and probability also says Nelson has already put up his best yardage total (a career-high 209 in Week 2) of the season. All this makes him a prime sell-high candidate if you need help at other positions, but if not, you're locking Nelson in your lineup until the Pack's Week 9 bye or -- forbid -- he gets hurt.
Eddie Lacy - RBPosted 9/11/14 10:34am ET
Updating a previous report, Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy (concussion) is in the final stages of the concussion protocol, according to head coach Mike McCarthy. The final hurdle for Lacy is being cleared by an independent neurologist.
Huddle Up: Keep James Starks on speed dial just in case, but as of now it looks like Lacy should be good to go for the Packers' home opener this weekend.
Eddie Lacy - RBPosted 9/11/14 2:39pm ET
Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy (concussion) is on the practice field in full pads Thursday, Sept. 11.
Huddle Up: Keep on top of the updates, but most all the signs continue to point to Lacy playing Sunday against the Jets.
Eddie Lacy - RBPosted 9/11/14 5:56pm ET
Updating previous reports, Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy (concussion) has been fully cleared and will play in Week 2 against the New York Jets, according to head coach Mike McCarthy. Lacy fully practiced Thursday, Sept. 11. Lacy said he plans to go back to the old helmet he wore last year after trying the new Riddell 'SpeedFlex' helmet in Week 1 against the Seattle Seahawks. 'Somehow I'll have to figure out a way to change the way I run, but still keep the physical part of it,' Lacy said. 'It's not really something I'm trying to change as of now. I guess as I get older I will figure out how it goes.'
Huddle Up: As expected, Lacy has been given a green light, but he'll be facing a tough Jets' front seven which only surrendered 25 rushing on 15 carries to the Raiders in Week 1.
Eddie Lacy - RBPosted 9/10/14 4:48pm ET
Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy (concussion) is attending practice Wednesday, Sept. 10, but is not participating.
Huddle Up: No surprise here as Lacy still is expected to be cleared to participate in practice later in the week.
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