Description: Packers' running back Ryan Grant was the fantasy back to have for Green Bay last weekend against Tennessee and should be the better of the backs in the season finale versus Minnesota.
Insight: Grant was relevant in fantasy leagues for the first time since about 2009 Sunday, rushing for 80 yards on 20 carries and scoring twice. Alex Green (concussion) is probable, but we like Grant to get the best opportunities.
12/23/2012 4:39:00 PM
Description: Packers running back Ryan Grant was relevant in fantasy leagues for the first time since about 2009 Sunday, rushing for 80 yards on 20 carries and scoring twice.
Insight: Grant churned out some yardage in the first three quarters and took advantage of the Packers' huge lead by running for two short touchdowns in the fourth.
12/23/2012 11:01:00 AM
Description: Packers running back Ryan Grant will start with Alex Green out with a concussion.
Insight: Grant was sitting at home less than a month ago but the Packers called him up after James Starks was injured and now he finds himself in the starting lineup. Fantasy owners would be crazy to trust him though; he hasn't had a 100-yard rushing game since Week 14 of the 2009 season.
12/5/2012 12:36:00 PM
Description: Running back Ryan Grant has been signed by Green Bay and could see action in his first week.
Insight: Grant will replace James Starks who is expected to be put on the injured list joining opening day starter Cedric Benson. Alex Green should see the majority of the work with John Kuhn getting some goal line work. The distribution of the remainder between Grant, Johnny White and DuJuan Harris is to be determined.
10/7/2012 12:05:00 PM
Description: The Redskins running back Ryan Grant will be active for Week 5, but you can't expect mush in the way of production.
Insight: Grant will play a backup role to Alfred Morris who has been a great fantasy option this season. That doesn't figure to change.
9/25/2012 7:26:00 PM
Description: The Redskins have agreed to terms with running back Ryan Grant.
Insight: Grant will play a backup role to Alfred Morris for the time being while Roy Helu and Evan Royster deal with injuries. He has no fantasy value.
9/17/2012 4:20:00 PM
Description: Free agent running back Ryan Grant will reportedly work out for the Lions this week. Detroit worked out Steve Slaton last week.
Insight: This can't be good news for fantasy owners of current starter Kevin Smith or coming-off-suspension running back Mikel Leshoure.
5/3/2012 8:40:00 PM
Description: Free agent running back Ryan Grant will meet with the Lions on Monday.
Insight: Grant has already been offered a contract by Detroit and the Patriots are pursuing him as well. Grant probably has a better chance to start in New England but neither destination will help his fantasy value. The Lions and Patriots are two of the more pass-oriented offenses in all of football, meaning Grant won't see a ton of carries.
9/30/2011 3:34:00 PM
Description: As expected, the Green Bay Packers have ruled RB Ryan Grant OUT for Week 2 vs. Denver.
Insight: Great news for James Starks owners as he'll get the start and probably won't surrender many carries to any other back. And against Denver, it could be a great fantasy afternoon.
9/30/2011 3:09:00 PM
Description: The Packers have formally ruled out Ryan Grant for Week 4 due to a bruised kidney.
Source: Packers via Twitter
Insight: Grant just couldn't get the medical clearance to suit up this week. James Starks has a chance to distance himself even further from Grant with a strong performance against the Broncos. We look at him as a strong RB2 this week with an elite QB at the helm.
9/29/2011 2:51:00 PM
Description: Ryan Grant (bruised kidney) missed practice again on Thursday.
Source: Green Bay Packers via Twitter
Insight: Grant thinks he'll play but coach Mularkey is not so sure, as he'd like to give the back a week of rest. James Starks is looking like he'll get the start and makes a worthwhile RB2 against Denver.
9/29/2011 12:59:00 AM
Description: Green Bay HC Mike McCarthy said Wednesday that RB Ryan Grant (kidney) and RT Bryan Bulaga (knee) are unlikely to play Sunday against Denver.
Insight: McCarthy said he will give both players a chance to practice Friday, but they will be "pressed to make this game." The Packers know they should be able to win this game without Grant, because they have a reliable back in James Starks... so why risk it? Bench Grant this week and let's see how he practices next week.
8/24/2011 1:04:00 PM
Packers RB Ryan Grant isn't guaranteed a roster spot, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, and could be cut when teams make their final roster cuts.
SOURCE: MILWAUKEE JOURNAL-SENTINEL
Insight: Though it doesn't seem like a logical move for the Pack to cut Grant, financially it makes sense. Grant doesn't appear to be much better (if at all) than James Starks or even Dimitri Nance, yet he's scheduled to make a $3.5 million roster bonus if he's on the roster on Opening Day,pushing his overall contract to around $5 million. Friday's preseason game may go a long way in determining Grants future. For now, we're going to adjust our cheat sheets and projections to make sure Starks now has more value than Grant.
7/12/2011 11:27:00 AM
Description: Green Bay Packers RB Ryan Grant said he feels there will be an open competition for the starting tailback job once the lockout is resolved.
Insight: "From what I've heard, that's the conversation that was told to me," Grant said in a radio interview. "I do believe there will be competition, which is fine. I'm all for that." At the moment, Grant is expected to compete with James Starks, who burst onto the scene late last year when he came off the PUP list and helped the Packers win a Super Bowl.
5/16/2011 12:08:00 PM
Description: Packers RB Ryan Grant is not expected to renegotiate his contract in order to stay on the team.
SOURCE: GREEN BAY PRESS-GAZETTE
Insight: While Grant will be expected to share time with James Starks in 2011, his absence last year was clearly visible. Grant will make $5.25 million on the last year of his deal. He shouldn't be counted on as a big fantasy contributor in a committee backfield.
4/6/2011 11:24:00 AM
Description: Packers RB Ryan Grant is fully recovered from September surgery on his ankle and insists he feels "awesome" physically.
SOURCE: GREEN BAY PRESS-GAZETTE
Insight: "I could play right now if need be. But yeah, I'll be ready for training camp, whenever that does go down." This is good news for Grant, but his fantasy value is expected to take a huge hit with James Starks getting a bigger role in the offense in his second season.
2/9/2011 10:56:00 AM
Description: Packers RB Ryan Grant is expected to be retained for the 2011 season.
Insight: Grant is due a $1.75 million bonus, which the Packers are expected to pay. However, just because he will be back, it doesn't mean Grant will go back to the featured-back role. James Starks will compete for carries, leaving both players as nothing more than flex options next season, unless one considerably outplays the other.
2/4/2011 2:52:00 PM
Description: Coming off ankle surgery done last September, Packers RB Ryan Grant is nearly 100 percent recovered.
SOURCE: NEWARK STAR-LEDGER
Insight: If the Packers hadn't placed him on injured reserve, Grant could have played, and helped immensely, in the Super Bowl. His starting status for 2011 is murky with James Starks coming along.
2/4/2011 2:00:00 PM
Description: The Newark Star Ledger reports Grant (right ankle) is nearly 100 percent recovered from his ankle surgery.
Insight: Grant's role with the Packers in 2011 is up in the air with the emergence of James Starks this postseason. (RapidDraft.com)
1/14/2011 10:02:00 AM
Description: The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports Grant (right ankle) expects to be back to 100 percent sometime in February.
Insight: Grant looks to ready for offseason work, if a new CBA is in place and the Packers can have it. (RapidDraft.com)