Clay Matthews - LBPosted 5/23/16 12:08pm ET
Updating a previous report, Green Bay Packers LB Clay Matthews will return to outside linebacker in 2016.
Huddle Up: Matthews can be more of a fantasy force from the outside, free to rush the passer and pile up sacks.
John Kuhn - RBPosted 5/12/16 10:29am ET
Free-agent FB John Kuhn (Packers) continues to negotiate with the Green Bay Packers, who have mutual interest in him re-signing. However, there's no timetable on when a deal could get done.
Huddle Up: Kuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuhn! Fantasy owners would have no problem seeing the Packers' goal line vulture move on, though in truth Green Bay would just replace him with someone else to swipe three or four touchdowns from Eddie Lacy.
Jeff Janis - WRPosted 5/4/16 10:03am ET
Green Bay Packers WR Davante Adams' roster spot is not a lock for the 2016 season, in the opinion of Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. WRs Jared Abbrederis, Ty Montgomery, Jeff Janis and Trevor Davis are also not guaranteed roster spots.
Huddle Up: The Packers have robust competition for their complementary receiver roles. And in the end they might just bring back James Jones anyway. There's certainly fantasy upside to be had amongst the likes of Adams, Janis, and Montgomery but also plenty of risk.
Jordy Nelson - WRPosted 4/19/16 10:05am ET
Green Bay Packers WR Jordy Nelson (knee) fully participated in offseason workouts Monday, April 18, and said that his next step will be running routes. It is not known if Nelson will be able to participate in organized team activities.
Huddle Up: Looks like Nelson is on track with his recovery, though it's worth keeping an eye on as the Packers ramp up their activities. If he's running routes and participating fully once training camp comes around, he'll reclaim his spot amongst the elite fantasy wideouts.
Ty Montgomery - WRPosted 4/17/16 2:37pm ET
Green Bay Packers WR Ty Montgomery (ankle) has been cleared to sprint but will be limited when the team starts their offseason workouts Monday, April 18.
Huddle Up: The third-round pick's rookie season was limited to six games due to injury, but he showed definite flashes as a receiver and kick returner and should be even more involved his second go-around once he gets healthy.
Eddie Lacy - RBPosted 4/12/16 4:38pm ET
Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy has worked his way into better shape this offseason, and the people around Lacy believe the Packers are going to be happy with what they see when Lacy reports to the offseason program, according to NFL Network's Albert Breer. Breer said Lacy has redistributed weight from his midsection to his shoulders and arms. Lacy has slimmed down over the last two months in large part because of P90X workouts.
Huddle Up: Lacy is coming off career lows in rushes (187), rushing yards (758) and ground TDs (3) as the team was dissatisfied with his condition and production, but it sounds like things are setting up for a bounce-back season. Stay tuned ...
Jordy Nelson - WRPosted 3/24/16 10:21am ET
Green Bay Packers WR Jordy Nelson (knee) is doing well in his rehab from a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his knee, and head coach Mike McCarthy said Nelson has been running.
Huddle Up: We saw last season how critical Nelson is to the Packers' passing game, so the sooner he returns the faster Green Bay's offense can return to the fantasy playground it has been in the past.
Eddie Lacy - RBPosted 3/24/16 10:26pm ET
Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy looks to be staying fit with his PX90 workouts this offseason. Lacy and one of his fans recently took a picture together. The fan said Lacy looked fit and like he has lost a lot of weight. The fan also said that he is 5-9, 185 pounds and that Lacy is much thinner than him.
Huddle Up: Lacy looks to have made decent progress over the last two months, but 185 pounds? Let's not get carried away here.
Eddie Lacy - RBPosted 3/23/16 9:08am ET
Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy has continued his PX90 workout program and the reports back to head coach Mike McCarthy have been good so far. McCarthy said he hasn't met with Lacy since the end of the season, but new running backs coach Ben Sirmans has been keeping in regular contact with Lacy while updating McCarthy. Lacy was criticized by McCarthy after the regular season for not being in good shape, but McCarthy said Lacy is looking good now and that there will be a new Lacy when players return in mid-April if he can stay the course.
Huddle Up: Anyone else smell a reality show or at least a PX90 infomercial in Lacy's future? A sleeker Lacy bodes well for his fantasy prospects, though Aaron Rodgers is still inclined to call his own number at the stripe as opposed to leaning on Lacy.
James Jones - WRPosted 3/22/16 10:23am ET
Free-agent WR James Jones' (Packers) representative has been told the Green Bay Packers are not interested in re-signing the wide receiver because of the number of young wide receivers they have on their roster.
Huddle Up: Jones outperformed the entire Packers receiving corps last season, but Green Bay's front office would rather give another chance to Davante Adams, Jeff Janis, Ty Montgomery, and/or Jared Abbrederis. Don't be surprised if they give Jones a call in August again to come bail them out--though after his showing last season, Jones may not be waiting around for a call.
Jordy Nelson - WRPosted 3/18/16 12:16am ET
Green Bay Packers WR Jordy Nelson (knee) said he has had no setbacks in his rehabilitation from knee surgery, and he will find out in the next couple of weeks when he can begin running routes.
Huddle Up: Nelson sustained his injury in the preseason so he has a good jump on rehab, and everything seems to be on schedule.
James Starks - RBPosted 3/18/16 3:11pm ET
Green Bay Packers RB James Starks has re-signed with the team, and his deal is for two years and $6 million, according to a reports.
Huddle Up: Starks wanted to try to find a new team and a better chance to start, but evidently didn't find a taker and now he'll resume his role as one of fantasy's most important handcuffs alongside Eddie Lacy.
Scott Tolzien - QBPosted 3/11/16 6:37pm ET
Free-agent QB Scott Tolzien (Packers) signed an undisclosed deal with the Indianapolis Colts on Friday, March 11.
Huddle Up: Tolzien, who will be 29 in September, has spent the last three seasons backing up Aaron Rodgers in Green Bay, but he now joins Charlie Whitehurst as a reserve option behind Andrew Luck after Matt Hasselbeck retired and the team waived Josh Freeman. Look for Tolzien to be the No. 2 when the season opens in September.
James Jones - WRPosted 3/6/16 7:35pm ET
Green Bay Packers impending free-agent WR James Jones said teams are trying to 'brush over' his name when talking about free agents at his position.
Huddle Up: Jones isn't an elite WR -- fantasy or otherwise -- as he's had 65 or more receptions only once in his nine pro seasons and never has had a 900-yard season, let alone 1,000. But he doesn't deserve to be ignored either as he's totaled 31 scoring grabs over the last four seasons, including eight and a career-high 890 yards last year in his return to Green Bay. Keep Jones in mind for fantasy WR depth, wherever he lands this coming season.
James Jones - WRPosted 3/4/16 8:24pm ET
Green Bay Packers impending free-agent WR James Jones said he would love to re-sign with the Packers this offseason and finish his career there. He also said he plans on playing another three or four seasons.
Huddle Up: Jones paced the Pack with 890 receiving yards and tied for the team lead with eight TD receptions but tailed off some after a fast start and might be too much of a luxury with WRs Randall Cobb, Davante Adams and the emerging Jeff Janis still around and Jordy Nelson due back from his knee injury.
Jeff Janis - WRPosted 3/3/16 9:11am ET
Green Bay Packers WR Jeff Janis needs to improve his route running and learn how to better read defenses in the NFL. 'He kind of has a stiffness there, and Luke, he took that on about Week 7 there after the bye week, and you could see him improve. He just needs things like that. You only get so much time with your players compared to prior years, but I'm hoping he takes another big step.' Head coach Mike McCarthy said.
Huddle Up: The Packers get Jordy Nelson back from injury, but there's an opportunity for Janis in Green Bay's receiver rotation--one that Davante Adams has been unable to efficiently fill.
Eddie Lacy - RBPosted 3/3/16 8:24pm ET
Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy seems to have trimmed down this offseason after taking up an offer from P90X creator Tony Horton. Lacy took some heat from head coach Mike McCarthy following the regular season for not being in shape.
Huddle Up: The eyes of Packer Nation and a number of fantasy GMs will be tracking Lacy's progress this offseason following his down year in 2015.
Mason Crosby - PKPosted 3/2/16 12:16am ET
Green Bay Packers PK Mason Crosby re-signed with the team on Tuesday, March 1, landing a four-year deal worth $16.1 million with a $5 million signing bonus.
Huddle Up: Crosby has ably handled the Packers' PK duties for the past nine seasons and will continue to be a fantasy favorite given Green Bay's perennial high-scoring offense.
Jordy Nelson - WRPosted 2/25/16 6:46pm ET
Green Bay Packers WR Jordy Nelson (knee) is ahead of schedule in his recovery from a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his knee last year. "I'm not worried about him getting back to where he was. He's way ahead of schedule," head coach Mike McCarthy said. "I've already talked to him, with this fifth preseason game, about how we play him in the preseason. He'll work some in the OTAs, but I don't see him having any limitations come training camp."
Huddle Up: Even though he's on the wrong side of 30 -- he'll turn 31 on May 31 -- Nelson figures to be good to go being that he suffered the injury in the preseason.
Eddie Lacy - RBPosted 2/18/16 3:08pm ET
Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy sounds determined to improve in 2016, according to new running backs coach Ben Sirmans.
Huddle Up: Lacy his career lows in rushing (758 yards), receiving (188 yards) and total TDs (five) last season to rank among the biggest fantasy disappointments of the season. There would seem nowhere to go but up unless rumors prove to be reality and the Pack signs another back such as Matt Forte.
Mason Crosby - PKPosted 2/16/16 10:51am ET
Green Bay Packers impending free-agent PK Mason Crosby is likely the next priority on the team's to-do list. Crosby has made 85% of his kicks since 2012.
Huddle Up: Crosby is a reliable kicker who has no issues with the inclement weather Green Bay faces from time to time. Given that the price tag for kickers isn't that steep, there's little reason to expect the Packers to let Crosby slip away.
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.
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