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.
Eddie Lacy - RBPosted 9/9/14 3:56pm ET
Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy (concussion) isn't expected to miss significant time, but head coach Mike McCarthy said he'll need to be cleared by an independent neurologist before returning. RB James Starks would be the starting running back if Lacy can't return in Week 2.
Huddle Up: Needless to say, Lacy's fantasy owners will need to monitor the updates closely this week. Starks, meanwhile, should be owned in almost all leagues.
Eddie Lacy - RBPosted 9/5/14 12:08am ET
Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy (head) left the team's game in the fourth quarter Thursday, Sept. 4, to be evaluated for a concussion. He did not return.
Huddle Up: Lacy, who missed a start last season with a concussion, was bottled up before departing, rushing 11 times for 34 yards and catching 3 passes for 11 yards. James Starks (7-37) led the Pack in rushing, while John Kuhn vultured the team's lone rushing score of the night. The only good news is that the Pack has 10 days before their next contest.
Richard Rodgers - TEPosted 9/5/14 12:22am ET
Green Bay Packers TE Richard Rodgers (neck) returned to the team's game Thursday, Sept. 4, after leaving in the second quarter with a neck injury.
Huddle Up: Good to see Rodgers return, but the third-round pick out of Cal didn't catch a pass and wasn't targeted in the game. Veteran TE Andrew Quarless was targeted 4 times and finished with 3 receptions for 26 yards.
Eddie Lacy - RBPosted 9/5/14 7:42pm ET
Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy (concussion) has cleared the first stage of the concussion protocol, according to head coach Mike McCarthy. McCarthy said he was told Lacy was feeling good Friday, Sept. 5.
Huddle Up: It's good news for Lacy, who has nine days to get ready for the Jets because of the long week. James Starks would get most of the work if Lacy can't go in Week 2 but the early signs look positive.
Richard Rodgers - TEPosted 9/4/14 10:33pm ET
Green Bay Packers TE Richard Rodgers (neck) is questionable to return to the team's game Thursday, Sept. 4, after suffering a neck injury.
Huddle Up: Rodgers, the rookie from Cal, got the start but didn't get a pass thrown his way before leaving the game in the second quarter. Veteran Andrew Quarless replaced the rookie and was pressed into imemdiate action in the passing game.
Jarrett Boykin - WRPosted 8/28/14 10:25am ET
Green Bay Packers WR Jarrett Boykin has taken the next step, according to head coach Mike McCarthy. 'He's physical, his toughness, he's relentless,' McCarthy said. 'I think he's exceptional at the top of his route. You see his strength and balance to separate from a DB.' Boykin's hold on the No. 3 receiver spot will likely limit WR Davante Adams as the fourth receiver.
Huddle Up: Green Bay's passing game is prolific enough that a third receiver has fantasy value. Also don't forget that Boykin can be a restricted free agent following the season, so he's playing for a paycheck as well. It all adds up to significant fantasy potential for Boykin.
Scott Tolzien - QBPosted 8/28/14 3:59pm ET
Green Bay Packers QBs Scott Tolzien and Matt Flynn are expected to play in the final preseason game Thursday, Aug. 28 and still are competing for the No. 2 quarterback job. Head coach Mike McCarthy said he would like to give both quarterbacks equal playing time so he can evaluate better.
Huddle Up: Tolzien (26-of-38, 338 yards, 1 TD, 0 INTs) has had superior numbers so far this preseason, and Flynn (11-of-23, 130, 1 TD, 1 INT) needs to rally in the finale.
Aaron Rodgers - QBPosted 8/24/14 6:50pm ET
Green Bay Packers C JC Tretter (knee) will miss up to six weeks with a left knee injury.
Huddle Up: It's never good when a team's starting center goes down, and for the Pack, it continues a string of recent seasons featuring offensive-line injuries. Rodgers, however, still belongs in the top tier of fantasy QBs in almost any type of league.
B.J. Raji - DTPosted 8/23/14 3:24pm ET
Green Bay Packers DT B.J. Raji (biceps) will miss the entire 2014 season with a torn bicep.
Huddle Up: It's a huge blow to the Packers' defense. Raji wasn't a dominant player last season but Green Bay doesn't have a lot of depth at DT. Raji's injury is more reason to be high on Aaron Rodgers and the Packers' offense this season.
Brandon Bostick - TEPosted 8/22/14 9:21am ET
Updating a previous report, Green Bay Packers TE Brandon Bostick (leg) has a slight fracture of his fibula and could return by Week 2 or Week 3.
Huddle Up: The Packers continue to be snakebitten at the tight end position. Andrew Quarless will likely end up as the starting tight end by default, unless rookie Richard Rodgers comes on strong or the prodigal and oft-injured Jermichael Finley returns to Green Bay.
Colt Lyerla - TEPosted 8/20/14 10:22am ET
Updating a previous report, Green Bay Packers TE Colt Lyerla (knee), who was waived/injured Tuesday, Aug. 19, could move to fullback in the future, according to tight ends coach Jerry Fontenot. He said fullback 'certainly seems to fit (Lyerla's) wheelhouse.' Lyerla will likely be placed on Injured Reserve after he clears waivers, according to Lyerla's agent, Vinnie Porter. 'So to put him on IR and give him a redshirt season is probably the best option for the whole situation,' Porter said. 'They've already put a decent amount of work into him. But it's a business and you never know what could happen.'
Huddle Up: It's a bit of a risk for the Packers to slide Lyerla through waivers (think the Giants and Jake Ballard), but it appears the team sees a future for him if he's able to avoid injury and the off-field issues that have plagued him. If he does clear waivers and winds up on Green Bay's IR, he may be worth a deep dynasty stash.
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