James Jones - WRPosted 2/4/16 11:06am ET
Green Bay Packers impending free-agent WR James Jones will be 32 this offseason, and typically general manager Ted Thompson avoids receivers of that advanced age. However, Jones played 1,205 out of 1,316 snaps (91.6 percent) while leading the team in receiving yardage (971) with 17.8 yards per reception. He is also a favorite of QB Aaron Rodgers.
Huddle Up: The Packers could follow the same path as last year, when they let Jones walk via free agency before scooping him back up after he was released by the Giants. With Jordy Nelson returning and young receivers like Jeff Janis, Ty Montgomery and Davante Adams all battling for reps the Packers don't have a burning need for a 32-year-old wideout like they did at the beginning of the 2015 season.
Davante Adams - WRPosted 2/4/16 11:06am ET
Green Bay Packers WR Davante Adams was a huge disappointment last season, dropping 12 of his 96 targets, or 12.5 percent. He also averaged just 9.7 yards per reception, and only 3.0 yards after the catch. Beat writer Rob Reischel feels Adams might simply be in a fight for a roster spot in training camp and the preseason.
Huddle Up: When Jordy Nelson went down with a season-ending knee injury Adams was immediately elevated to elite fantasy status, so he was a double disappointment--to both Packer fans and fantasy owners. Too early to write him off, but he'll have to compete with Jeff Janis, Ty Montgomery and Jared Abbrederis for a spot in Green Bay's receiver rotation in 2016.
Jordy Nelson - WRPosted 2/4/16 11:06am ET
Green Bay Packers WR Jordy Nelson (knee) started to run recently and he is hopeful of being a full participant when training camp begins this summer. 'I think Jordy will come back better than ever,' head coach Mike McCarthy said. 'Just like you knew he would, he's so far ahead with the rehab, he looks great. There's no reason to think he won't be as good as new.'
Huddle Up: The Packers dearly missed Nelson as a field-stretching target for Aaron Rodgers and a defender magnet to open things up for Green Bay's other receivers. With speed such an integral part of his game, Packer fans and fantasy owners will be watching Nelson's recovery closely this August.
Eddie Lacy - RBPosted 2/4/16 11:07am ET
Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy was listed at 234 pounds during the season, but beat writer Rob Reischel says it is a good bet Lacy was at least 25 pound heavier than that. During his 61-yard run in the playoff against the Arizona Cardinals he took 12.02 seconds to complete the play.
Huddle Up: The Packers have already said they want Lacy to drop 30 pounds before training camp 2016 opens, so that 25-pound overage is a conservative estimation. Certainly Lacy will need to run something better than a 12-second 60 to remain in the Packers' good graces.
Eddie Lacy - RBPosted 2/2/16 10:00am ET
Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy was advised to lose 30 pounds in the offseason, and he's committed to it.
Huddle Up: Lacy's conditioning--or lack thereof--clearly drew the ire of Packers coaches this season; it also affected his productivity. Hopefully you'll get a chance to see what shape Lacy is in next August before you have to rank him on your fantasy draft board. If he follows through and returns closer to his previous fighting weight he's demonstrated the ability to be among the top backs in the game. If he's closer to the 2015 version, he is not only flirting with fantasy bust-hood but also potentially pounding his way out of Green Bay.
Aaron Rodgers - QBPosted 1/21/16 9:57am ET
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (undisclosed) will not participate in the Pro Bowl due to an undisclosed injury. Rodgers is being replaced by Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr.
Huddle Up: We have been unable to confirm that Rodgers' injury is "I'm dating Olivia Munn why would I ever leave the house-itis". But that's a pretty safe bet.
Eddie Lacy - RBPosted 1/19/16 11:20am ET
Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy cannot play at his current weight and will have to work hard this offseason to lose some weight, according to head coach Mike McCarthy.
Huddle Up: This comes as no surprise to fantasy owners who spent a first-round pick on Lacy only to suffer through an erratic, injury-plagued campaign. We'll have a full offseason to gauge Lacy's training habits, as well as the Packers' reaction to them. If they look for a running back in the draft or free agency, you can bet they're unhappy with Lacy's workout program and will be moving on from him.
James Starks - RBPosted 1/19/16 12:42pm ET
Green Bay Packers impending free-agent RB James Starks wants to find an opportunity to start.
Huddle Up: It's basically now or never for the soon-to-be 30-year-old Starks, who set career highs across the board this past season with 148 rushes, 601 rushing yards, 43 receptions, 392 receiving yards and five total TDs. The Packers would like to keep Starks around, but their top priority at RB remains 2013 second-round pick Eddie Lacy.
Randall Cobb - WRPosted 1/17/16 12:33pm ET
Updating a previous story, Green Bay Packers WR Randall Cobb (chest) suffered a bruised lung in the first quarter of the divisional round of the playoffs Saturday, Jan. 16 and missed the rest of the game.
Huddle Up: A disappointing year had a tough ending for Cobb, who was injured diving to reel in a deep pass down the sideline and finished without a catch or even an official target. He'll now have the offseason to rest and fully recover.
Davante Adams - WRPosted 1/15/16 3:27pm ET
Green Bay Packers WR Davante Adams (knee) did not practice again Friday, Jan. 15, and he's been ruled out for the divisional round game against the Arizona Cardinals Saturday, Jan. 16.
Huddle Up: Adams was injured in last week's wild-card win in Washington meaning more targets are ahead across the board for fellow wideouts James Jones, Randall Cobb and Jared Abbrederis along with TE Richard Rodgers.
Richard Rodgers - TEPosted 1/14/16 10:30pm ET
Green Bay Packers TE Richard Rodgers (hip) was limited in practice Thursday, Jan. 14.
Huddle Up: Be wary of counting on much from Rodgers, even if he gets full clearance to play, as he's caught or two or fewer passes for 11 or fewer yards in four of his last five games.
Davante Adams - WRPosted 1/14/16 5:44pm ET
Green Bay Packers WR Davante Adams (ankle) is out of practice Thursday, Jan. 14.
Huddle Up: We'll see if Adams, who had four catches for 48 yards a a TD in the Pack's 35-18 wild-card win in Washington, can do anything Friday, but playing in Saturday night's divisional-round game in Arizona remains an iffy proposition.
Randall Cobb - WRPosted 1/14/16 10:46pm ET
Green Bay Packers WR Randall Cobb hasn't topped 100 receiving yards in 15 games.
Huddle Up: Cobb did end his six-game scoreless drought, though, with a TD grab in the wild-card win in Washington, and he could see extra work if fellow WR Davante Adams is unable to go Saturday with a knee injury.
Davante Adams - WRPosted 1/12/16 1:54pm ET
Green Bay Packers WR Davante Adams (knee) is unlikely to play in the divisional round Saturday, Jan. 16, against the Arizona Cardinals. The fear is that he has a sprained medial collateral ligament in his right knee.
Huddle Up: There's nothing official yet, but it doesn't sound promising for Adams, who caught four passes for 48 yards and a TD in the team's wild-card win Sunday. If he can't go, Jared Abbrederis likely would stand to be the biggest beneficiary with James Jones and Randall Cobb also likely to see more targets.
Davante Adams - WRPosted 1/10/16 9:14pm ET
Green Bay Packers WR Davante Adams didn't return to the NFC Wild Card game Saturday, Jan. 10, against the Washington Redskins after suffering a right-knee injury in the third quarter.
Huddle Up: Adams finished with four catches for 48 yards and a TD -- his first since Week 13 -- but the knee issue didn't appear to be anything too serious. Keep an eye on his practice status during the coming week.
Aaron Rodgers - QBPosted 1/10/16 9:30pm ET
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers completed 21-of-36 passes for 210 yards and a pair of TDs Sunday, Jan. 10 in a 35-18 wild-card playoff win over the Washington Redskins.
Huddle Up: Despite guiding the highest-scoring team of wild-card weekend, Rodgers still failed to put up huge fantasy numbers, but he was able to bounce back strong from a rugged start Sunday after completing only one of his first eight passes and getting sacked for a first-quarter safety. That proved, though, to be Washington's only sack of the game as the Pack scored 35 of the game's final 42 points.
Randall Cobb - WRPosted 1/8/16 12:32am ET
Green Bay Packers WR Randall Cobb has not had a 100-yard receiving game since Week 2.
Huddle Up: While he's certainly not alone, Cobb has been one of the biggest fantasy disappointments in the all-around disappointing Green Bay offense, and hopefully fantasy GMs have adjusted their expectations accordingly.
Eddie Lacy - RBPosted 1/7/16 9:47am ET
Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy (ribs) was limited in practice Wednesday, Jan. 6.
Huddle Up: Lacy has been battling the rib injury for the last month or so of the season, which could mean more James Starks and John Kuhn Wild Card Weekend.
Jared Abbrederis - WRPosted 12/22/15 10:01am ET
Green Bay Packers WR Jared Abbrederis deserves more playing time, according to QB Aaron Rodgers. Offensive coordinator Edgar Bennett said Monday, Dec. 21, that Abbrederis is earning that playing time, too.
Huddle Up: Always a good sign when your quarterback is lobbying for you. Abbrederis would likely replace Davante Adams in the receiver rotation, seeing as Adams has demonstrated a penchant for drops.
Andrew Quarless - TEPosted 12/21/15 8:14pm ET
Green Bay Packers TE Andrew Quarless (knee) was activated from the short-term Reserve/Injured list Monday, Dec. 21, and WR Ty Montgomery (ankle) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list in a corresponding move.
Huddle Up: Quarless, who has two receptions for 14 yards this season, hasn't played since Week 3, and isn't expected to steal too many targets from No. 1 Richard Rodgers.
Eddie Lacy - RBPosted 12/13/15 11:20pm ET
Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy had 24 carries for a season-high 124 yards and a touchdown in a 28-7 win over the Dallas Cowboys in Week 14.
Huddle Up: Lacy is getting hot at the right time for fantasy owners. One of the biggest busts of the 2015 fantasy season, Lacy is now back on the RB2 map for Week 15.
Eddie Lacy - RBPosted 12/8/15 7:48pm ET
Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy has a chance to regain the starting job after he was demoted for missing curfew ahead of the team's Week 13 game. RB John Crockett was active against the Detroit Lions last week, and Lacy will have to earn a promotion. 'I think Eddie's been rejuvenated,' head coach Mike McCarthy said. 'His work was good today. I checked in on him just like I do with all the players, and I look for him to have a very good week of practice, and I look for him to be productive Sunday.' The Packers have not named a starting running back for Week 14 against the Dallas Cowboys.
Huddle Up: Most Lacy owners likely will need to roll with the RB if he's active, but he's certainly going to be tough to trust given his wild ups and (mostly) downs so far this season. Stay tuned ...
Richard Rodgers - TEPosted 12/4/15 12:11am ET
Green Bay Packers TE Richard Rodgers hit career highs with eight receptions and 146 receiving yards, capped with the game-winning touchdown catch on a 61-yard Hail Mary pass on the game's final play, to give his team a 27-23 road win over the Detroit Lions on Thursday, Dec. 3.
Huddle Up: The Packers finally found a way around their wide-receiver troubles, targeting Rodgers a team-most eight times. And the second-year tight end responded by catching all eight, easily smashing his previous career bests of six receptions and 58 yards. Rodgers, in fact, entered the game with 293 yards on 40 catches for the season, and was already well on his way to TE1 territory even before the Hail Mary.
John Crockett - RBPosted 12/4/15 12:40am ET
Green Bay Packers RB John Crockett ran for 22 yards on five carries to pace the team's running backs Thursday, Dec. 3 in a 27- 23 win over the Detroit Lions. Crockett, an undrafted rookie out of North Dakota State, was promoted from the team's practice squad earlier in the day.
Huddle Up: Coach Mike McCarthy clearly was not happy with the performances of Eddie Lacy (5 rushes-4 yards) and James Starks (9-15) as the Packers fell behind early, throwing yet another wrench into the team's messy RB situation. Lacy was coming back-to-back 100-yards games -- his first two of the season -- but is back in the doghouse as a CBS/NFL Network sideline report Thursday said Lacy had been pulled in the second half and replaced by Crockett strictly as a coach's decision.
Eddie Lacy - RBPosted 12/4/15 6:43pm ET
Green Bay Packers RBs Eddie Lacy and Alonzo Harris had their statuses impacted in Week 13 against the Detroit Lions Thursday, Dec. 3, because they missed curfew, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Just when Lacy seemed to be hitting his stride coming off back-to-back 100-yard rushing games, he has a lack of judgement, and his fantasy owners paid the price to the tune of six touches for a yard Thursday night. At least he didn't cut before the game like Harris, but then again, at least then his fantasy owners would've had some notice.
Eddie Lacy - RBPosted 12/3/15 8:03pm ET
Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy has a combined 52 yards on the ground and averages just 2.5 yards per attempt in two career games on the road against the Detroit Lions. The Packers play in Detroit Thursday, Dec. 3.
Huddle Up: That said, Lacy is coming off back-to-back 100-yard games -- his first two this season -- and his owners aren't about to bench him again now that he's finally showing some life.
Davante Adams - WRPosted 12/2/15 11:19am ET
Green Bay Packers WR Davante Adams (ankle) is still hampered by an early season ankle injury, according to wide receivers coach Alex Van Pelt. 'In fairness to him, he's had some ankle issues that have hurt him,' Van Pelt said. 'Did you see him running today? He's struggling. He's toughing it out.'
Huddle Up: Not sure if the Packers are protecting their young receiver from criticism after his copious drops the past few games, but either way he hasn't been very productive and is in danger of being passed in Green Bay's receiver rotation.
Ty Montgomery - WRPosted 11/30/15 2:24pm ET
Green Bay Packers WR Ty Montgomery (ankle) has not made much progress in his rehab from an ankle injury, according to head coach Mike McCarthy.
Huddle Up: With Montgomery still injured and Davante Adams struggling, Jeff Janis could start seeing more snaps on offense. The Packers need to get more consistency out of their receivers going forward.
Aaron Rodgers - QBPosted 11/27/15 12:17am ET
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (arm) returned against the Chicago Bears in Week 12 after having his arm examined by trainers.
Huddle Up: Rodgers' appeared to take a helmet to his left elbow, but didn't miss a play and returned to finish out the game. That was about the only good news as Rodgers completed only 22-of-43 passes for 202 yards, a TD and an interception in a 17-13 upset loss -- the Packers' second straight NFC North defeat at Lambeau.
Aaron Rodgers - QBPosted 11/27/15 7:00pm ET
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers is 15-for-35 (42.9 percent) for 129 yards, no touchdowns and one interception on throws to WR Davante Adams the last three weeks. Rodgers is 58-for-103 (56 percent) for 618 yards, five touchdowns and no interceptions to everyone else.
Huddle Up: Rodgers and some of his wideouts, particularly Adams, still appear to be on different wavelengths at times and it was definitely an issue Thanksgiving night as Adams and fellow WR James Jones were targeted a combined 17 times but netted only two receptions (both by Adams) for 14 yards.
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