Green Bay Packers Player Notes
For The Last 365 Days
 
Brandon Bostick, TE8/19/2014 11:40:00 AM
Description: Packers tight end Brandon Bostick will miss a "couple of weeks" according to coach Mike McCarthy.
Insight: Bostick is probably the best receiver of the group, but with him on the sidelines the team will likely go with Richard Rodgers and Andrew Quarless. We don't see much fantasy value for any of the three and they should be avoided on draft day. Even when Jermichael Finley was in Titletown the position was largely ignored.
Richard Rodgers, WR8/18/2014 12:06:00 PM
Description: Packers rookie Richard Rodgers is challenging Andrew Quarless for the starting tight end spot.
Insight: It was Rodgers who was on the field for the first drive of the game and stayed out there as the team went no-huddle all the way for the score. Even if Rodgers wins the job, he doesn't appear to be a fantasy-worthy tight end, as he's doing more blocking than catching.
Matt Flynn, QB8/14/2014 1:36:00 PM
Description: The Packers backup quarterback spot, between Matt Flynn and Scott Tolzien, is still up in the air, according to a Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel report.
Insight: Where have we heard this before, that Flynn could be losing his spot in training camp/preseason. Oh, that's right - Seattle and Oakland. The winner of the battle is the handcuff to Aaron Rodgers and could have value if called upon because of the team's top-quality receivers.
Brandon Bostick, TE8/13/2014 4:10:00 PM
Description: According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the Packers could "use a bevy of tight ends in more specified roles this season."
Insight: Rookie Richard Rodgers started the first preseason game, but Brandon Bostick is having a great camp and Andrew Quarless is the best blocker of the bunch. Whoever wins the starting job will likely split time and won't be more than the fifth option behind Jordy Nelson, Randall Cobb, Jarrett Boykin and Eddie Lacy.
Jordy Nelson, WR8/12/2014 2:55:00 PM
Description: Packers receiver Jordy Nelson missed Saturday's preseason opener with a hamstring injury but returned to practice Tuesday.
Insight: Nelson likely won't play in the second preseason game either, but he should be ready for the third one. Hamstring issues caused Nelson to miss four games in 2012, but he's bookended that season with two years as a WR1.
Jordy Nelson, WR8/11/2014 9:45:00 PM
Description: Packers receiver Jordy Nelson missed Saturday's preseason opener with a hamstring injury and hasn't returned to practice.
Insight: Nelson is day-to-day and likely won't play in the second preseason game either, but he should be ready for the third one. Hamstring issues caused Nelson to miss four games in 2012, but he's bookended that season with two years as a WR1.
Eddie Lacy, RB8/9/2014 7:27:00 PM
Description: Packers running back Eddie Lacy will sit out the preseason opener.
Insight: Lacy was a workhorse last season (319 touches) and is likely to be one again in 2014, so no need to overwork him in preseason. He will be joined on the sidelines by Aaron Rodgers and Jordy Nelson.
Davante Adams, WR8/7/2014 10:50:00 AM
Description: Packers rookie receiver Davante Adams has all the tools to be a solid fantasy option down the road, but probably not in season one.
Insight: Adams is still learning the offense and getting Aaron Rodgers to trust him. He'll likely start the season at No. 4, but could pass inconsistent Jarrett Boykins at some point. Barring injury, Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb will be the only fantasy-worthy receivers on Green Bay in 2014, but Cobb is in the final year of his contract.
Don Barclay, G/T8/5/2014 3:39:00 PM
Description: Packer OL Don Barclay was injured in Tuesday's practice and needed to be carted off the field, according to Packers beat writer Tyler Dunne.
Insight: Barclay has been a key ingredient to the Packers offensive line success because he can play any of the five positions. He started 15 games last season.
Jared Abbrederis, WR8/2/2014 7:27:00 PM
Description: Wide receiver Jared Abbrederis injured an ACL and is done for the season.
Insight: The fifth-round pick wasn't going to have any fantasy value on a team with Jordy Nelson, Randall Cobb, Jarrett Boykin and Davante Adams.
Eddie Lacy, RB8/1/2014 8:22:00 PM
Description: According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Packers running back Eddie Lacy "couldn't have looked any better" in the first week of camp.
Insight: Lacy touched the ball 319 times last season (284 carries, 35 receptions) even though he really played just 14 games (he left after one carry due to a concussion in Week 2). Green Bay probably won't have him run the ball 20 times a game again with Aaron Rodgers healthy, but he could catch more passes. Over 16 games, Lacy should handle the football at least 320 times. He's going fifth among running backs in fantasyfootballcalculator.com mock drafts.
Jordy Nelson, WR7/27/2014 1:19:00 PM
Description: Green Bay wideout Jordy Nelson signed a four-year contract extension that will pay him $39 million with $14.2M guaranteed.
Insight: Nelson set career highs with 85 catches and 1,314 yards and added eight touchdowns last season. With Aaron Rodgers as his quarterback, the 29-year-old is a low-end WR1.
Eddie Lacy, RB7/17/2014 3:23:00 PM
Description: According to ESPN.com, the Packers wants Eddie Lacy to be able to stay on the field for all three downs to maintain a quick pace.
Insight: Lacy touched the ball 319 times last season (284 carries, 35 receptions) even though he really played just 14 games (he left after one carry due to a concussion in Week 2). Green Bay probably won't have him run the ball 20 times a game again with Aaron Rodgers healthy, but he could catch more passes. Over 16 games, Lacy should handle the football at least 320 times.
Aaron Rodgers, QB7/16/2014 4:43:00 PM
Description: Packers coach Mike McCarthy and QB Aaron Rodgers both want to run 75 plays a game in 2014, according to ESPN.com.
Insight: The Packers ranked 11th in the NFL with an average of 67.125 plays per game last year and the Broncos were first with 72.25, so 75 plays is ambitious. Still, we like that Green Bay plans to push the pace. That will help Rodgers, Jordy Nelson, Randall Cobb and Eddie Lacy all live up to their lofty ADPs.
Jermichael Finley, TE7/15/2014 10:55:00 AM
Description: Former Packers tight end Jermichael Finley has yet to find a landing spot in 2014.
Insight: Finley has had trouble finding a new team since undergoing offseason neck surgery. Fantasy owners know he's never lived up to the hype, but he should find a job somewhere this season, though he may have to wait until training camp injuries take their toll.
Eddie Lacy, RB6/28/2014 9:46:00 PM
Description: According to the Green Bay Press-Gazette, the Packers coaching staff "would like to lessen the burden" on Eddie Lacy in 2014.
Insight: Lacy carried the ball 284 times and caught 35 passes in 2013 even though he really played just 14 games (he left Week 2 after one carry due to a concussion and missed Week 3). He played through a badly sprained ankle late in the year. Even if his carries are cut down by three to four per game, he'll still end up in the 250-270 range while catching 30-40 passes.
Richard Rodgers, WR6/23/2014 9:45:00 PM
Description: The Packers OTAs and minicamp have given ESPN's Rob Demovsky the impression that rookie Richard Rodgers could have the inside track to be the team's starting tight end. Rodgers was the 98th overall pick this year.
Insight: Andrew Quarless hasn't practiced at all this offseason for an undisclosed reason after finishing last season healthy and Rodgers has taken advantage. If he can prove to be an effective blocker in training camp, Rodgers could take the job. However, he wouldn't be more than a low-end TE1 in 12-team leagues because Green Bay spreads the ball around so evenly.
Aaron Rodgers, QB6/23/2014 1:35:00 PM
Description: Packers QB Aaron Rodgers told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that despite turning 30-years old and coming off an injury-filled season he will still run the football when needed.
Insight: That's good news for fantasy owners. Rodgers is no Michael Vick, or for that matter Colin Kaepernick, Cam Newton or RGIII, but he still averages 4.7 ypc when he runs (18 career TDs).
Johnathan Franklin, RB6/19/2014 5:07:00 PM
Description: Packers running back Johnathan Franklin's career is over due to a neck injury. He suffered the injury in Week 12 last season.
Insight: Packers coach Mike McCarthy said Franklin will "not be back with us," and Franklin went on Twitter later to announce he has been ruled out from playing in the NFL again. Franklin was a fourth-round pick last year and rushed for 103 yards and a touchdown on 13 carries in Week 3 last year while Eddie Lacy was out with a concussion. However, he had just four rushing yards in his other 10 games.
Jermichael Finley, TE6/2/2014 8:22:00 PM
Description: Former Packers tight end Jermichael Finley visited with the Patriots last week. SOURCE: Adam Caplan, ESPN
Insight: Finley has had trouble finding a new team since undergoing offseason neck surgery. The Patiots are known to be looking for tight end depth after hosting Dustin Keller earlier this offseason. This could be a good fit if Rob Gronkowski (torn ACL) has to miss the start of the season.
Matt Flynn, QB4/15/2014 6:03:00 PM
Description: The Packers have re-signed backup quarterback Matt Flynn. SOURCE: Ian Rapoport, NFL.com
Insight: Flynn spent time with three different teams last season before settling in as Green Bay's starter when Seneca Wallace went out with a groin injury. Now that Aaron Rodgers is fully recovered from a broken collarbone, Flynn doesn't figure to see much playing time in 2014.
Jermichael Finley, TE3/24/2014 9:31:00 PM
Description: The Seahawks were apparently close to signing Jermichael Finley but backed out when he failed his physical. SOURCE: Green Bay Press-Gazette
Insight: Finley is still on the mend following spinal fusion surgery. As productive as Finley has been throughout his career, teams tend to avoid players who are serious injury risks. If teams aren't convinced he's healthy, it could be a while before Finley signs his next contract.
James Starks, RB3/18/2014 11:39:00 AM
Description: Packers running back James Starks has re-signed with Green Bay for two more years.
Insight: With Eddie Lacy as the starter, Starks doesn't have much fantasy value except as insurance, but he can get the job done if called upon.
B.J. Raji, NT3/15/2014 5:41:00 PM
Description: B.J. Raji is returning to the Packers on a one-year deal. SOURCE: Tom Silverstein, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel
Insight: Raji will earn $4 million next season. A Pro Bowler in 2011, Raji was ineffective last season (just 17 tackles in 16 games). Hopefully returning to his old position at nose tackle will help Raji get back on track.
Julius Peppers, DE3/15/2014 10:31:00 AM
Description: Former Bears DE Julius Peppers has agreed to join the Packers on a three-year, $30-million deal, according to ESPN's Josina Anderson.
Insight: The three-time All-Pro selection has 119 sacks, 40 forced fumbles and nine interceptions in his 12-year career (186 games).
Andrew Quarless, TE3/13/2014 3:48:00 PM
Description: Green Bay re-signed tight end Andrew Quarless.
Insight: Given that Jermichael Finley is gone, Quarless could get a full season of work with Aaron Rodgers. Quarless caught 32 balls for 312 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Its also possible that he'll time-share with Brandon Bostick, so there is a limit to how much he can produce even with a great QB who likes to throw to his tight end.
B.J. Raji, NT3/6/2014 4:57:00 PM
Description: We've heard conflicting reports about free agent nose tackle B.J. Raji. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Thursday that Raji was close to accepting a one-year deal with the Packers. Meanwhile, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel says Raji is still weighing his options.
Insight: The one-year offer from Green Bay is reportedly worth $4 million. Raji wasn't much of a factor last season, recording just 17 tackles in 16 games. He's played his entire career with the Packers.
Jermichael Finley, TE2/15/2014 11:31:00 AM
Description: Impending free agent Jermichael Finley should be fully recovered from spinal fusion surgery in about 4-to-8 weeks. SOURCE: Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel
Insight: Finley suffered a very serious spine injury last season and some wondered if he would ever play again. Assuming Finley is able to get back to full health, he'll be a decent fantasy option for owners who miss out on Jimmy Graham, Rob Gronkowski or Vernon Davis.
Eddie Lacy, RB2/1/2014 9:12:00 PM
Description: Packers running back Eddie Lacy has been named the NFL's 2013 Offensive Rookie of the Year.
Insight: Unlike some years, this was a pretty easy choice. Lacy led all rookies in rushing yards (1,178) and touchdowns (11) and finished the year as a top-five fantasy running back. San Diego receiver Keenan Allen garnered 12 of the 50 first place votes to come in second. Lacy is the first rookie since Anquan Boldin in 2003 to win Rookie of the Year after not being drafted in the first round. Boldin and Lacy were both second-round picks.
Eddie Lacy, RB1/2/2014 2:14:00 PM
Description: Green Bay halfback Eddie Lacy was back at practice Thursday, the first time in three weeks, according to a Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel report.
Insight: Lacy hurt his ankle in Week 16, but still ran 21 times against Chicago. He should be ready for Green Bay, but the 49ers rank fourth against the run.
Randall Cobb, WR1/2/2014 2:05:00 PM
Description: Green Bay wideout Randall Cobb (leg) isn't on this week's injury report, reports Kevin patra of nfl.com.
Insight: A healthy Cobb is a huge weapon for Aaron Rodgers as the Chicago Bears can attest.."Randall is probably one of the most explosive players we've got in our game," receiver James Jones told the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. We agree. He's a must start even against a tough 49ers defense.
Clay Matthews, LB12/31/2013 3:44:00 PM
Description: Green Bay linebacker Clay Matthews won't play in Saturday's first round game against the Niners.
Insight: Matthews had surgery to repair a broken thumb last Friday. His season is probably over.
Clay Matthews, LB12/30/2013 11:58:00 AM
Description: Packers linebacker Clay Matthews had surgery to repair his broken thumb on Dec. 27.
Insight: He didn't play in Week 17 and there's a good chance we won't see him again this season regardless of how far the Packers make it. Matthews is the best defensive player on the Packers' roster and his absence leaves a big hole in their defense.
Jake Stoneburner, TE12/30/2013 11:55:00 AM
Description: green Bay tight end Jake Stoneburner is questionable for Sunday's game against San Francisco due to illness.
Insight: Stoneburner didn't catch a pass all season, so this won't change anything. Andrew Quarless is the only Packers tight end with any value.
Jordy Nelson, WR12/29/2013 8:04:00 PM
Description: Green Bay wideout Jordy Nelson looked like his old self Sunday with Aaron Rodgers back under center.
Insight: Nelson's 161 yards on ten catches were both season-highs. Green Bay's next opponent will be the 49ers. Nelson registered 130 yards on seven grabs when he faced San Francisco back in Week 1.
Aaron Rodgers, QB12/29/2013 7:55:00 PM
Description: Packers QB Aaron Rodgers stunned the Bears with a desperation touchdown heave late in the fourth quarter Sunday at Solider Field.
Insight: On 4th and 8 and less than a minute remaining, Rodgers delivered a picture perfect throw to Randall Cobb who took it all the way for the touchdown. Rodgers (318 yards on 25-of-39 passing) looked rusty at first and the two interceptions he threw were a bit uncharacteristic. But when it mattered most, Rodgers was on point. Green Bay will host San Francisco next week in the first round of the playoffs.
Randall Cobb, WR12/29/2013 1:10:00 PM
Description: Packers receiver Randall Cobb will be available for Sunday's game against Chicago. SOURCE: Jay Glazer, Fox Sports
Insight: Cobb, who missed ten games with a broken leg, was activated from injured reserve yesterday. It's unknown what kind of playing time he'll receive. Though he's a risky play for Week 17, Cobb's strong potential makes him an obvious hold in keeper leagues.
Randall Cobb, WR12/28/2013 5:10:00 PM
Description: The Packers announced they have activated Randall Cobb (leg) from injured reserve. He's expected to play in Week 17 against the Bears.
Insight: He's missed Green Bay's last ten games with a broken leg. With Aaron Rodgers (collarbone) also slated to return, the Packers' offense should be as close to full strength as it's been in a long time. The Packers need a win Sunday to extend their season. Cobb is expected to play on a snap count against the Bears and cannot be trusted as a WR3.
Clay Matthews, LB12/27/2013 8:04:00 PM
Description: Packers linebacker Clay Matthews had surgery to repair his broken thumb.
Insight: He's not going to play in Week 17 and there's a good chance we won't see him again this season regardless of how far the Packers make it. Matthews will finish the regular season with a career-low 41 tackles in 11 games played. He also recorded 7.5 sacks to go with three forced fumbles.
Eddie Lacy, RB12/27/2013 12:55:00 PM
Description: Packers running back Eddie Lacy (ankle) practiced Friday, according to Rob Demovsky of espn.com.
Insight: Lacy is expected to play Sunday after aggravating his ankle injury in Week 16. The Rookie of the Year favorite has 1,112 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns on 263 carries as well as 33 catches for 242 yards this season.
Eddie Lacy, RB12/26/2013 6:09:00 PM
Description: Green Bay running back and Rookie of the Year favorite Eddie Lacy hasn't practiced since re-injuring his ankle Sunday against Pittsburgh. Despite his absence, Packers coach Mike McCarthy is confident he'll be able to play on Sunday. SOURCE: Packers on Twitter
Insight: Green Bay's season may depend on it. The Packers aren't sure what they'll get from Aaron Rodgers (he's returning from a broken collarbone) and Chicago's most glaring weakness this season has been its run defense (worst in the league). Lacy gashed the Bears for 150 yards and a touchdown when he faced them back in Week 9.
Randall Cobb, WR12/26/2013 5:53:00 PM
Description: It sounds like Green Bay wideout Randall Cobb will be activated for Sunday's regular season finale against the Bears. SOURCE: Packers on Twitter
Insight: He's missed Green Bay's last ten games with a broken leg. With Aaron Rodgers (collarbone) also slated to return, the Packers' offense should be as close to full strength as it's been in a long time. The Packers need a win Sunday to extend their season.
Randall Cobb, WR12/26/2013 2:46:00 PM
Description: Packers wideout Randall Cobb looked much better in Thursday's practice, according to coach Mike McCarthy.
Insight: He's almost fully recovered from a broken leg which he suffered in Week 6. McCarthy said a decision on Cobb should be made on Friday. Cobb had 29 receptions for 378 yards and two scores over the first five games and is a star on special teams.
Aaron Rodgers, QB12/26/2013 2:43:00 PM
Description: Packers coach Mike McCarthy announced on Thursday that Aaron Rodgers would start for Green Bay in Week 17.
Insight: The Packers stayed alive in the NFC North race without their star, but it appears he'll be under center for the winner-take-all matchup with Chicago. Rodgers' return increases the value of everyone on the Green Bay offense. They may also get Randall Cobb back in the lineup.
Randall Cobb, WR12/26/2013 10:32:00 AM
Description: Packers wideout Randall Cobb has a chance to return for the Week 17 matchup with Chicago, says Ian Rapoprt of the NFL Network.
Insight: He's almost fully recovered from a broken leg which he suffered in Week 6. His return would be a huge boost to the offense and special teams.
Clay Matthews, LB12/24/2013 10:38:00 AM
Description: Green Bay's top linebacker Clay Matthews is doubtful for Sunday's game against Chicago after apparently re-breaking his thumb while sacking Ben Roethlisberger.
Insight: The Packers' linebacker corps has been decimated by injuries this season and without Mathews they will have a tough time slowing the Bears offense. Add value to running back Matt Forte, Jay Cutler and his receivers.
Randall Cobb, WR12/23/2013 4:32:00 PM
Description: The Packers plan on increasing Randall Cobb's reps in practice this week. SOURCE: Jason Wilde, ESPN Wisconsin
Insight: He's almost fully recovered from a broken leg. Don't be surprised if Cobb is activated from injured reserve ahead of this week's game against Chicago.
Eddie Lacy, RBHot12/22/2013 7:12:00 PM
Description: Packers running back Eddie Lacy re-injured his ankle during Sunday's game and appears to be done for the day.
Insight: Lacy suffered an ankle sprain two weeks ago but has been playing through it. However, he appeared to tweak it late in the third quarter and has been bundled up on the bench for the entire fourth quarter. The running back had 84 yards and two touchdowns before leaving the game.
Randall Cobb, WR12/21/2013 10:44:00 AM
Description: Packers receiver Randall Cobb (broken leg) practiced all week but has not been activated for Week 16 and it doesn't appear that it will happen before tomorrow's game.
Insight: Cobb was eligible to come off injured reserve/designated to return in Week 15, but he wasn't ready. If he does get back on the field in Week 17, he would surely be on a snap count.
Eddie Lacy, RBHot12/20/2013 6:06:00 PM
Description: Just like last week, Packers running back Eddie Lacy (ankle) sat out of practice Wednesday and Thursday but returned Friday, according to Rob Demovsky of espn.com.
Insight: Lacy was questionable for Week 15 due to an ankle sprain but he ended up playing and ran for 141 yards and a touchdown on 21 carries while picking up 30 yards on four catches. He's a must-start in Week 16 against Pittsburgh.
Aaron Rodgers, QB12/20/2013 1:55:00 PM
Description: Packers coach Mike McCarthy made it official - QB Aaron Rodgers (collarbone) will not play in Week 16.
Insight: Thanks to a great comeback in Dallas and Justin Tucker's kicking on Monday night, the Packers control their own fate and will win the NFC North if they win their final two games. But it appears that they will have to beat the Pittsburgh Steelers with Matt Flynn under center.
Johnny Jolly, DT12/20/2013 11:13:00 AM
Description: Packers DL Johnny Jolly has a neck injury (bulging disc) and is done for the season, according to a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel report.
Insight: Jolly's injury could be career threatening. The improvement of rookie Josh Boyd will help cover the loss of Jolly.
Aaron Rodgers, QB12/20/2013 9:46:00 AM
Description: All signs are pointing to Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (collarbone) sitting in Week 16.
Insight: Thanks to a great comeback in Dallas and Justin Tucker's kicking on Monday night, the Packers control their own fate and will win the NFC North if they win their final two games. But it appears that they will have to beat the Pittsburgh Steelers with Matt Flynn under center. We await official word.
Randall Cobb, WR12/18/2013 5:32:00 PM
Description: Packers receiver Randall Cobb (broken leg) took part in individual drills Wednesday for the first time since his injury, according to Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Insight: Cobb was eligible to come off injured reserve/designated to return in Week 15, but he wasn't ready. If he does get back on the field in Week 16 against the Steelers, he would surely be on a snap count and also may have to play with Matt Flynn.
Aaron Rodgers, QB12/18/2013 5:08:00 PM
Description: Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (collarbone) still has not been cleared by team doctors, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Insight: Thanks to a great comeback in Dallas and Justin Tucker's kicking on Monday night, the Packers now control their own fate and will win the NFC North if they win their final two games. Fantasy owners should prepare for a late-week decision regarding Green Bay's starting QB in Week 16 against Pittsburgh.
Aaron Rodgers, QB12/17/2013 11:24:00 AM
Description: Aaron Rodgers (broken collarbone) has another doctor's appointment scheduled for Wednesday to determine is he can get the ok to play Sunday.
Insight: Thanks to a great comeback in Dallas and Justin Tucker's kicking on Monday night, the Packers now control their own fate. Green Bay will win the NFC North if they win their final two games. That would be a lot easier with All-Pro Rodgers under center.
Brandon Bostick, TE12/16/2013 10:35:00 AM
Description: Green Bay tight end Brandon Bostick left Sunday's game against Dallas with a foot injury.
Insight: He's the backup to Andrew Quarless at the position. Quarless is the one with fantasy value, not Bostick, so this shouldn't change any fantasy lineups.
Matt Flynn, QB12/15/2013 7:53:00 PM
Description: Packers quarterback Matt Flynn went off for 299 yards and four touchdowns to help Green Bay turn a 26-3 halftime deficit into a 37-36 win in Week 15 at Dallas.
Insight: The big game may have actually ruined Flynn's chances of starting the rest of the season, as the Packers are still alive in the NFC North and have a reason to bring Aaron Rodgers back. It also shows just how bad Dallas' defense is. If you were wondering, Kirk Cousins will take his shot at the Cowboys next week.
Eddie Lacy, RBHot12/15/2013 7:51:00 PM
Description: Despite coming into Sunday's game at Dallas with an ankle injury, Packers running back Eddie Lacy touched that ball 25 times (21 carries) and had 141 rushing yards, 30 receiving yards and a touchdown.
Insight: Lacy didn't practice this week until Friday, but he had no problem running all over the Cowboys. The rookie running back eclipsed 1,000 yards on the season with the performance and scored for the seventh time in the last nine games.
Eddie Lacy, RB12/15/2013 3:09:00 PM
Description: Packers running back Eddie Lacy (ankle) is active for Sunday's game at Dallas.
Insight: Lacy practiced for the first time this week on Friday. "I definitely feel a lot better than I did finishing off last week," Lacy said. The rookie will definitely be playing at less than 100 percent but he's still a RB2 given his heavy usage near the goal line.
Eddie Lacy, RB12/14/2013 5:10:00 PM
Description: According to Tyler Dunne of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Packers running back Eddie Lacy (ankle) is expected to play Sunday against Dallas.
Insight: Lacy practiced for the first time this week on Friday. "I definitely feel a lot better than I did finishing off last week," Lacy said. "And I have some time off and I have 48 hours until the game. So I feel as though with that time I'll be better." Lacy will definitely be playing at less than 100 percent but he's still a RB2 given his heavy usage near the goal line.
Aaron Rodgers, QB12/13/2013 2:18:00 PM
Description: Aaron Rodgers (broken collarbone) didn't take any snaps with the first team on Friday and has been ruled out for Sunday's game in Dallas. On Thursday, Rodgers had indicated that he'd need to get the majority of the first-team reps on Friday to start.
Insight: Matt Flynn will start for the third week in a row. Rodgers may not play again this season if the Packers can't stay in the playoff race.
Eddie Lacy, RB12/12/2013 1:48:00 PM
Description: No practice again for Packers running back Eddie Lacy (ankle). He missed Wednesday's practice and now Thursday's, reports beat writer Jason Wilde.
Insight: if Lacy doesn't practice tomorrow, fantasy owners shouldn't expect him to play Sunday. James Starks would be a viable option if Lacy can't play in Week 15.
Randall Cobb, WR12/11/2013 4:36:00 PM
Description: Packers receiver Randall Cobb (broken leg) has been cleared to run, according to Jason Wilde of espn.com.
Insight: Cobb is eligible to come off injured reserve/designated to return in Week 15 at Dallas, but that's not going to happen. It seems unlikely that we'll see Cobb again this season, especially if Green Bay loses to the Cowboys, but at least he's made progress from where he was last week.
Eddie Lacy, RB12/11/2013 1:48:00 PM
Description: Packers running back Eddie Lacy (ankle) missed Wednesday's practice, according to Rob Demovsky of espn.com.
Insight: Lacy has rushed for just 291 yards on 93 carries (3.1 ypc) over the last five games with Aaron Rodgers sidelined, and he suffered an ankle injury in Week 14 against the Falcons. He was able to return to the game after the injury but is now questionable for Week 15 against the Cowboys. James Starks would get a heavy workload if Lacy has to miss Sunday's game and wouldn't be a bad RB2.
Randall Cobb, WR12/11/2013 12:00:00 PM
Description: Packers receiver Randall Cobb (broken leg) has not been medically cleared, according to Paul Imig of foxsportswisconsin.com.
Insight: Cobb is eligible to come off injured reserve/designated to return in Week 15 at Dallas, but that's not going to happen. It seems unlikely that we'll see Cobb again this season, especially if Green Bay loses to the Cowboys.
Aaron Rodgers, QB12/11/2013 11:55:00 AM
Description: According to ESPN's Ed Werder, the Packers are pessimistic about Aaron Rodgers' chances of being cleared for Sunday's game at Dallas.
Insight: Rodgers admitted Tuesday he "didn't feel good" at last week's practice while acknowledging that he's having trouble making simple movements. Matt Flynn will likely start again Sunday.
Aaron Rodgers, QB12/10/2013 8:14:00 PM
Description: Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers gave an update on his collarbone injury Tuesday during his weekly radio show. Unfortunately for fantasy owners, the news he shared wasn't very encouraging.
Insight: Rodgers admitted he "didn't feel good" at last week's practice while acknowledging that he's having trouble making simple movements. If we had to guess, we'd expect Matt Flynn to start Sunday against Dallas.
Aaron Rodgers, QB12/10/2013 10:42:00 AM
Description: We should get an update on Aaron Rodgers' status after team physician Dr. Pat McKenzie evaluates him on Wednesday.
Insight: Rodgers (broken collarbone) has been practicing, but without contact. Detroit's loss on Sunday has Green Bay back in the playoff hunt so Rodgers definitely has incentive to return before the season ends.
Eddie Lacy, RB12/9/2013 9:46:00 AM
Description: Packers running back Eddie Lacy injured his ankle on the last play of the first half and while he returned he was ineffective.
Insight: Lacy gave his fantasy owners double-digit points for the ninth time this season, but could be hard-pressed to answer the bell next week if it worsens.
Randall Cobb, WR12/6/2013 1:59:00 PM
Description: Packers receiver Randall Cobb, on injured reserve/designated to return due to a broken leg, has yet to practice and fantasy owners should get a final decision on his availability for this season by Tuesday.
Insight: He's eligible to come back in Week 15, but there is a chance he won't return this season, according to a Green Bay Press-Gazette report. Many fantasy owners have been hanging onto Cobb in hopes he'd be ready for the final two games of the fantasy playoffs, but that appears less and less likely.
Aaron Rodgers, QB12/6/2013 1:57:00 PM
Description: The official word on Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers is out and so is Rodgers for Week 14.
Insight: Rodgers (broken collarbone) has been allowed to practice, but without contact. It will be another weekend of Matt Flynn. Rodgers could return in Week 15 if the Packers are still in the playoff hunt.
Evan Dietrich-Smith, C/G12/5/2013 11:44:00 AM
Description: Packers C Evan Dietrich-Smith, already dealing with a knee sprain, injured his ankle in Wednesday's practice, according to a Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel report.
Insight: It keeps getting worse for the Green Bay offense. If Dietrich-Smith misses the game the Packers will have T.J. Lang snapping to Matt Flynn.
Matt Flynn, QB12/5/2013 11:41:00 AM
Description: Packers quarterback Matt Flynn is getting all the first team reps in practice this week.
Insight: Flynn admitted he didn't know a lot of plays going into the game against Detroit. It showed. He should be improved against Atlanta, but we wouldn't be excited about having to start him on a fantasy team.
Aaron Rodgers, QB12/5/2013 11:38:00 AM
Description: We are still awaiting official word on Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers' availability for Sunday's game with Atlanta, but we are leaning toward his not being available at this time.
Insight: Rodgers (broken collarbone) has been allowed to practice, but without contact. Look for another weekend of Matt Flynn. Rodgers could return in Week 15 if the Packers are still in the playoff hunt.
Aaron Rodgers, QB12/3/2013 10:46:00 AM
Description: Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers will have tests done on his collarbone Tuesday which should help determine if he'll be a go in Week 14.
Insight: Rodgers has been targeting Dec. 8 against the Falcons for his return after missing four straight games with a broken collarbone. The Packers have gone 0-4-1 in the last five while starting Seneca Wallace, Scott Tolzien and Matt Flynn.
Aaron Rodgers, QB12/1/2013 10:03:00 AM
Description: A source tells NFL.com's Ian Rapoport that Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers (collarbone) would be "lucky" to be able to return in Week 14.
Insight: Rodgers has been targeting Dec. 8 against the Falcons for his return after missing four straight games with a broken collarbone. The Packers have gone 0-4-1 in the last five while starting Seneca Wallace, Scott Tolzien and Matt Flynn.
Matt Flynn, QB11/28/2013 4:04:00 PM
Description: Packers quarterback Matt Flynn had just 139 yards on 10-of-20 passing with zero TDs and one interception Thursday at Detroit.
Insight: It was a far cry from his 480-yard, six-TD performance against the Lions in Week 17 of the 2011 season. Flynn rarely had a chance to throw the ball, as he was sacked seven times by Detroit, including one for a safety. He also lost two fumbles.
Johnathan Franklin, RB11/27/2013 6:31:00 PM
Description: Green Bay rookie running back Johnathan Franklin has been placed on injured reserve due to a concussion.
Insight: Franklin had 103 yards and a touchdown in Week 3 with Eddie Lacy and James Starks out but carried the ball just six times after that. The Packers may bring in another running back or just have John Kuhn serve as the third-string RB behind Eddie Lacy and James Starks.
Aaron Rodgers, QB11/27/2013 1:44:00 PM
Description: As expected, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (broken collarbone) has been ruled out for Thursday's game against the Lions. SOURCE: Rob Demovsky, ESPN
Insight: It will be Rodgers' fourth consecutive absence. He should be back next week against Atlanta. Matt Flynn will get the start on Thanksgiving.
Aaron Rodgers, QB11/27/2013 12:37:00 PM
Description: Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (broken collarbone) told ESPN's Bob Holtzman before Thursday's Thanksgiving Day game at Detroit that he hopes to play in Week 14 against Atlanta.
Insight: Rodgers missed his fourth straight game Thursday. He said he's not completely certain that his fractured collarbone is fully healed, but said he expects to regain his strength and flexibility by Week 14. Matt Flynn started Thursday's game against the Lions.
Matt Flynn, QB11/26/2013 3:03:00 PM
Description: Packers quarterback Matt Flynn took the first-team reps on Tuesday and should be the starter for the Thanksgiving day game against Detroit.
Insight: No official word from coach Mike McCarthy, but we expect Flynn to start. Aaron Rodgers would like to return, but we suspect they will wait until Week 14 as its been just three weeks since he broke the collarbone.
Aaron Rodgers, QB11/25/2013 3:43:00 PM
Description: Green Bay coach Mike McCarthy says the chances of Aaron Rodgers playing Thursday against the Lions are "slim to none." SOURCE: Adam Schefter, ESPN
Insight: Rodgers broke his collarbone three weeks ago on Monday Night Football. Expect Matt Flynn to get the start.
Scott Tolzien, QBCold11/24/2013 3:23:00 PM
Description: Struggling Green Bay quarterback Scott Tolzien was replaced by Matt Flynn during the second half of Sunday's game with Minnesota.
Insight: Tolzien threw for 98 yards on 7-of-17 passing before being benched. His spinning six-yard touchdown run in the first half will make the highlight reels but it probably didn't do much to help fantasy owners.
Aaron Rodgers, QB11/24/2013 2:01:00 PM
Description: Green Bay QB Aaron Rodgers might be able to play next week against the Lions. SOURCE: Jay Glazer, Fox Sports
Insight: Rodgers broke his collarbone almost three weeks ago on Monday Night Football. The risk of re-injury is high but with Green Bay's playoff chances hanging in the balance, it may be a risk worth taking. Certainly, he'd represent an overwhelming upgrade over current starter Scott Tolzien.
Johnathan Franklin, RB11/24/2013 1:36:00 PM
Description: Green Bay rookie running back Johnathan Franklin left Sunday's game against the Vikings with concussion-like symptoms.
Insight: Franklin produced a 100-yard day with Eddie Lacy and James Starks sidelined in Week 3 but has totaled just six carries since then. He isn't a fantasy option.
Randall Cobb, WR11/21/2013 11:44:00 AM
Description: Packers receiver Randall Cobb, on injured reserve/designated to return due to a broken leg, still has no timetable for his return.
Insight: He's eligible to come back in Week 15, but there is a chance he won't return this season, according to a Green Bay Press-Gazette report. Many fantasy owners have been hanging onto Cobb in hopes he'd be ready for the final two games of the fantasy playoffs, but that may not happen.
Aaron Rodgers, QB11/19/2013 5:27:00 PM
Description: Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (collarbone) can throw and run without pain, but the bigger issue is the risk of re-injury. SOURCE: ESPN.com
Insight: "I think the biggest issue is not the pain at this point," Rodgers said. "It is the risk of taking a shot like that and what it would do if [the collarbone] displaced. Obviously, I'd be out for the season and worried about any type of complications going forward." Rodgers hasn't been ruled out for Week 12 yet, but fantasy owners should not expect to have him back.
Scott Tolzien, QB11/18/2013 4:35:00 PM
Description: Packers quarterback Scott Tolzien has already been announced as the team's starter for Week 12.
Insight: Rodgers (broken collar bone) was given a 4-to-6 week timetable and Week 12 will be the third game he has missed. Tolzien has thrown for 619 yards over two games, but has also been intercepted five times.
Jarrett Boykin, WR11/17/2013 7:25:00 PM
Description: Packers receiver Jarrett Boykin had 91 yards on six catches Sunday against the Giants.
Insight: Boykin has been heavily targeted by third-string QB Scott Tolzien over the last two weeks. The two used to play together on the practice squad and clearly have chemistry. The same cannot be said for Tolzien and James Jones, who has had just seven catches for 116 yards over the last three games, including two for 55 on six targets Sunday.
Jordy Nelson, WR11/17/2013 7:23:00 PM
Description: Packers receiver Jordy Nelson reeled in eight balls for 117 yards Sunday at New York.
Insight: Scott Tolzien looked his way a team-high nine times. Nelson is safe to start next week against the Vikings even with Aaron Rodgers out.
Evan Dietrich-Smith, C/G11/14/2013 1:37:00 PM
Description: Packers C Evan Dietrich-Smith has a knee sprain from an injury suffered in the game against Philadelphia and is questionable for Week 11 against the Giants.
Insight: It keeps getting worse for the Green Bay offense. If Dietrich-Smith lmisses the game the Packers will have T.J. Lang snapping to Scott Tolzien.
Jermichael Finley, TE11/13/2013 9:02:00 PM
Description: Green Bay tight end Jermichael Finley will undergo spinal fusion surgery. Finley bruised his spinal chord in Week 7 against Cleveland. SOURCE: NBC's Pro Football Talk
Insight: Finley is hoping to resume his football career though his recovery timetable remains unclear. What we do know is that Finley won't play again in 2013.
Aaron Rodgers, QB11/13/2013 9:34:00 AM
Description: Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (collarbone) said on his weekly radio appearance on 540 ESPN Wisconsin Tuesday that while playing this week is "probably not going to happen," he didn't rule himself out for Week 12 against the Vikings.
Insight: "I would like to be back this week," he sais. "Now, whether that’s realistic or not remains to be seen. I would never rule myself out on a Tuesday. Now, (coach) Mike (McCarthy) probably already has, I think." McCarthy already has said that Scott Tolzien will start against the Giants, and Rodgers is a long shot to be ready for Week 12. Thanksgiving Day against the Lions is more likely.
Seneca Wallace, QB11/12/2013 6:55:00 PM
Description: Packers QB Seneca Wallace has been placed on injured reserve with a groin injury.
Insight: He'll miss the rest of the season. Putting Wallace on IR opens up a spot for Matt Flynn, who was acquired on Monday. Wallace completed 16-of-24 passes for 139 yards in parts of two games this season.
Matt Flynn, QB11/11/2013 9:35:00 PM
Description: According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Packers have signed quarterback Matt Flynn, who played with the team from 2008-11 after being drafted in the seventh round of the 2008 draft.
Insight: Aaron Rodgers broke his collarbone in Week 9 and Seneca Wallace injured his groin Sunday, leaving Scott Tolzien as Green Bay's only healthy quarterback. Flynn will back up Tolzien against the Giants this Sunday, but it isn't inconceivable that he'll make at least one start before Rodgers can make it back.
Scott Tolzien, QB11/10/2013 7:18:00 PM
Description: Packers quarterback Scott Tolzien has already been announced as the team's starter for Week 11.
Insight: Tolzien was forced into action Sunday after Seneca Wallace went down with a pulled groin early in the first half. He finished with 280 yards on 24-of-39 passing. With Wallace and Aaron Rodgers both out indefinitely, don't be surprised if Green Bay signs free agent Matt Flynn to be Tolzien's backup.
Seneca Wallace, QB11/10/2013 1:44:00 PM
Description: Green Bay quarterback Seneca Wallace exited in the first quarter after suffering a groin injury Sunday against the Eagles.
Insight: His return is questionable. Scott Tolzien is now in at quarterback for the injury-plagued Packers.
Clay Matthews, LB11/10/2013 12:01:00 PM
Description: Green Bay's top linebacker Clay Matthews is active for Sunday's game with Philadelphia.
Insight: The Packers' linebacker corps has been decimated by injuries and getting Matthews back should go a long way.
Clay Matthews, LB11/7/2013 12:11:00 PM
Description: Green Bay's top linebacker Clay Matthews is expected to participate in Thursday practice in full and could be back for Sunday's game with Philadelphia.
Insight: The Packers linebacker corps has been hurt by injuries and getting Matthews back would go a long way to improve the defense.
Aaron Rodgers, QB11/6/2013 11:43:00 AM
Description: Aaron Rodgers' timetable for recovery has been shifted to 4-to-6 weeks. The Packers QB suffered a fractured collarbone in Monday night's loss to the Bears. SOURCE: Mike Garafolo, Fox Sports 1
Insight: Rodgers was originally expected to miss just three weeks but now it's looking like he'll be on the shelf a little bit longer. Possible replacements include Christian Ponder, Seneca Wallace, Jason Campbell, Ryan Tannehill and Chad Henne. All five are widely available in fantasy leagues.
Aaron Rodgers, QB11/5/2013 7:33:00 PM
Description: Packers QB Aaron Rodgers has been diagnosed with a broken collarbone.
Insight: Rodgers acknowledged this fact during a radio interview with ESPN Milwaukee on Tuesday. When asked when he might return, Rodgers said he wasn't sure but that the injury was "significant." For now, the Packers will roll out Seneca Wallace (11-of-19 for 114 yards Monday against Chicago) at quarterback. If Wallace struggles next week against the Eagles, the team could opt to sign Matt Flynn, who was just released by the Bills.
Jermichael Finley, TE11/5/2013 6:42:00 PM
Description: The Packers have placed tight end Jermichael Finley on injured reserve.
Insight: Finley suffered a bruised spinal cord on Oct. 20 against the Browns when he took a hit to the back of his neck. The tight end said that doctors expect him to be able to play football again, but the impending free agent likely has played his last down as a Green Bay Packer.
Aaron Rodgers, QB11/5/2013 10:30:00 AM
Description: Early speculation is that Aaron Rodgers' shoulder/collarbone injury could cost him about three weeks.
Insight: It's a disaster for the Packers who don't have a solid backup and for fantasy owners as they head down the stretch of the fantasy regular season. The fantasy value of all Green Bay receivers will plummet if Rodgers misses that much time, but at least Eddie Lacy owners will be happy.
Aaron Rodgers, QB11/4/2013 9:40:00 PM
Description: Aaron Rodgers' night is officially over.
Insight: Monday night's matchup at Lambeau Field has become a battle of backup quarterbacks. Josh McCown is starting in place of Jay Cutler (torn groin) while Seneca Wallace has come in for the injured Rodgers. It's a tough break for fantasy owners as Rodgers was only able to complete one pass before exiting.
Aaron Rodgers, QB11/4/2013 9:08:00 PM
Description: Green Bay QB Aaron Rodgers had to leave Monday's game after suffering an injury to his non-throwing shoulder on the opening drive.
Insight: Backup Seneca Wallace came in and promptly threw an interception. Jordy Nelson, Jarrett Boykin and James Jones will all be affected by the loss of Rodgers, who is questionable to return.
James Jones, WR11/4/2013 7:52:00 PM
Description: Green Bay receiver James Jones is back in the lineup for Monday night's game against Chicago.
Insight: Jones had sat out the previous two weeks with a sprained knee. The 29-year-old caught three touchdowns in two games against the Bears in 2012.
Nick Perry, LB11/4/2013 10:45:00 AM
Description: Outside linebacker Nick Perry is doubtful for Monday's game against Chicago with a foot injury.
Insight: Without Perry and Clay Matthews, the Packers are missing two key linebackers which will make it tough to control Matt Forte and the Bears attack.
Clay Matthews, LB11/4/2013 10:42:00 AM
Description: Green Bay will be without top linebacker Clay Matthews for Monday night's game with Chicago.
Insight: Matthews is expected to have the pins removed from the thumb today and we should then get a better idea of when he'll be ready to get back on the field.
James Jones, WR11/3/2013 10:10:00 AM
Description: According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Packers believe receiver James Jones (knee) is likely to play Monday night against the Bears.
Insight: Jones, who has missed two straight games with a sprained PCL, will be a game-time decision, which is tough for fantasy owners because the Packers don't play until Monday night. Jordy Nelson and Jarrett Boykin should be in all lineups regardless as Green Bay's offense can support three starting fantasy wideouts.
James Jones, WR11/2/2013 2:11:00 PM
Description: Packers receiver James Jones (knee) was officially listed as limited in practice Saturday, and coach Mike McCarthy says his status is "up in the air" for Monday's game against the Bears. SOURCE: Rob Demovsky, ESPN.com
Insight: Jones, who has missed two straight games with a sprained PCL, likely will be a game-time decision, which is tough for fantasy owners because the Packers don't play until Monday night. Jordy Nelson and Jarrett Boykin should be in all lineups regardless as Green Bay's offense can support three starting fantasy wideouts.
James Jones, WR11/2/2013 1:20:00 PM
Description: Packers receiver James Jones (knee) practiced again Saturday, and according to Tyler Dunne of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel he appeared to be participating in everything.
Insight: It's now looking likely that Jones will play Monday night against the Bears after missing two straight games with a sprained PCL. Jones is a must-start if active but fantasy owners will be rolling the dice with the Packers playing on Monday Night Football. Jordy Nelson and Jarrett Boykin should be in all lineups regardless as Green Bay's offense can support three starting fantasy wideouts.
James Jones, WR11/1/2013 3:29:00 PM
Description: Packers receiver James Jones (knee) didn't practice Wednesday or Thursday and was limited in Friday's session. Figure him to be questionable for Monday night's matchup with Chicago.
Insight: Jordy Nelson and Jarrett Boykin will be starters and should be started in all leagues. If Jones plays he also must be installed into your fantasy lineup. If he doesn't, No. 3 receiver would be Myles White, who could be a low-end option after seeing seven targets last weekend.
James Jones, WR10/31/2013 2:22:00 PM
Description: Packers receiver James Jones (knee) didn't practice Wednesday or Thursday and unless he makes it onto the field for Friday fantasy owners should expect to see him on the sidelines for Monday night's matchup with Chicago.
Insight: Jordy Nelson and Jarrett Boykin will be the starters and should be started in all leagues No. 3 receiver Myles White could be a low-end option after seeing seven targets last weekend.
Myles White, WR10/28/2013 11:41:00 AM
Description: Little-used Myles White was the Packers' No. 3 receiver in the Sunday night game against Minnesota.
Insight: White was targeted seven times, catching five for 35 yards. If James Jones isn't back next week, White might be worthy of a flier.
James Jones, WR10/25/2013 4:38:00 PM
Description: Packers receiver James Jones (knee) hasn't practiced at all this week and is doubtful for Sunday's game against the Vikings.
Insight: The Packers, who play Sunday night, are doing fantasy owners a favor by listing him doubtful instead of as a game-time decision. Jordy Nelson and Jarrett Boykin should be started in all leagues, and Andrew Quarless is a TE2 option.
James Jones, WR10/24/2013 11:16:00 AM
Description: Packers receiver James Jones (knee) missed Wednesday's practice and is doubtful for Sunday's game versus the Vikings.
Insight: Aaron Rodgers doesn't have many of his regular targets these days with Randall Cobb, Jones and Jermichael Finley all sidelined. He'll be looking for Jordy Nelson, Jarrett Boykin and Andrew Quarless this week against Minnesota.
Jermichael Finley, TE10/23/2013 10:12:00 AM
Description: Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports that Packers tight end Jermichael Finley will probably need surgery on his bruised spinal cord.
Insight: The surgery would undoubtedly end Finley's season and could jeopardize the rest of his career. Spinal injuries are a very serious matter, though it's worth noting that Peyton Manning was able to make a full recovery after undergoing spinal fusion surgery about two years ago. It's too early to say Finley's career is over but even if surgery isn't required, he stilll faces a very long road to recovery.
Jermichael Finley, TE10/22/2013 7:08:00 PM
Description: Green Bay tight end Jermichael Finley's bruised spinal cord is not a career-ending injury but ESPN's Ed Werder says it would not be surprising to see the Packers place him on injured reserve this week.
Insight: Finley left the field on a stretcher late in Sunday's win over Cleveland. The tight end has regained feeling in his arms and legs and was released from the ICU, but he's unlikely to play again this year. That leaves Andrew Quarless and Brandon Bostick as Green Bay's tight ends. Jarrett Boykin will remain one of Aaron Rodgers' top-three targets even if James Jones (knee) returns in Week 8.
Jermichael Finley, TE10/21/2013 10:13:00 PM
Description: Green Bay tight end Jermichael Finley was released from the intensive care unit at the hospital on Monday. SOURCE: Jermichael Finley on Twitter
Insight: Finley left the field on a stretcher after sustaining a neck injury late in Sunday's win over Cleveland. Though the tight end seems to be in good spirits (he's regained feeling in his arms and legs and has even been able to walk back and forth to the shower), we wouldn't expect to see him in uniform anytime soon.
Jermichael Finley, TE10/21/2013 10:52:00 AM
Description: Packers tight end Jermichael Finley remained in the ICU unit at the hospital after suffering a neck injury in Sunday's game with Cleveland.
Insight: We await further updates, but this appeared to be pretty serious. Finley lowered his head while being tackled and ended up getting hit with a shoulder from Tashaun Gipson. The Packers have lost Randall Cobb, James Jones and Finley to injury the last two weeks.
Eddie Lacy, RB10/20/2013 7:57:00 PM
Description: Packers running back Eddie Lacy had 82 yards, 26 receiving yards and a touchdown Sunday against Cleveland.
Insight: Lacy has carried the ball 23, 23 and 22 times the last three games and should continue to receive that type of workload as the Packers are down several weapons in the passing game.
Jarrett Boykin, WR10/20/2013 7:54:00 PM
Description: Packers receiver Jarrett Boykin stepped up with eight receptions, 103 yards and a touchdown in Week 7 against the Browns with Randall Cobb and James Jones out of the lineup.
Insight: Cobb was placed on short-term injured reserve with a fracture fibula, Jones could miss at least another game with a sprained PCL and Jermichael Finley suffered a neck injury Sunday and had to be stretchered off the field. That means Boykin could have a big role in Green Bay's offense going forward.
Jermichael Finley, TE10/20/2013 6:59:00 PM
Description: Packers tight end Jermichael Finley left Sunday's game on a stretcher after taking a shoulder to the back of the head.
Insight: Finley lowered his head while being tackled and ended up getting hit with a shoulder from Tashaun Gipson. He appeared to be moving his hands as he was leaving the field. The Packers have lost Randall Cobb, James Jones and Finley to injury the last two weeks.
James Jones, WR10/20/2013 3:22:00 PM
Description: Packers receiver James Jones (knee) is officially inactive Sunday against the Browns.
Insight: That leaves the receiving duties to Jordy Nelson, Jarrett Boykin and Jermichael Finley. Nelson is locked in as a WR1, Finley is a top-10 tight end and Boykin is a 12-team league WR3 with Jones and Randall Cobb out.
James Jones, WR10/20/2013 1:45:00 PM
Description: Packers receiver James Jones (knee) is unlikely to play Sunday afternoon against the Browns, Jay Glazer of FOX Sports reports.
Insight: That would leave the receiving duties to Jordy Nelson, Jarrett Boykin and Jermichael Finley. Nelson is locked in as a WR1, Finley is a top-10 tight end and Boykin is a 12-team league WR3 with Jones and Randall Cobb out.
James Jones, WR10/18/2013 1:45:00 PM
Description: Packers receiver James Jones, diagnosed with a sprained PCL in his left knee, missed practice again on Friday and is extremely doubtful for Sunday's game.
Insight: That would leave the receiving duties to Jordy Nelson, Jarrett Boykin and Jermichael Finley. Nelson would become a must-start option while Boykin could have low-end starter value.
James Jones, WR10/17/2013 2:29:00 PM
Description: Packers receiver James Jones, diagnosed with a sprained PCL in his left knee, missed Thursday's practice and is doubtful for Sunday's game.
Insight: That would leave the receiving duties to Jordy Nelson, Jarrett Boykin and Jermichael Finley. Nelson would become a must-start option while Boykin could have low-end starter value.
James Starks, RB10/16/2013 6:51:00 PM
Description: Packers halfback James Starks (knee) has been ruled out for Week 7 against the Browns.
Insight: With Eddie Lacy back Starks doesn't have any fantasy value anyway, but his absence means Lacy is locked into another 20-carry day.
Randall Cobb, WR10/15/2013 5:14:00 PM
Description: Packers receiver Randall Cobb has been placed on injured reserve/designated to return due to a broken leg, which means he won't be able to return until Week 15. SOURCE: Tom Silverstein, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel
Insight: Jarrett Boykin is expected to assume a larger role in the offense and could even start Sunday if James Jones (knee) is unable to play. Jermichael Finley also should see more targets and Eddie Lacy will continue to be a 20-carry back with Cobb out.
Randall Cobb, WR10/14/2013 7:15:00 PM
Description: Randall Cobb's leg injury is more serious than we thought.
Insight: Apparently the Green Bay wideout suffered a broken fibula Sunday against Baltimore and could be out 6-to-8 weeks. Cobb had been on pace for 1,202 yards receiving before the injury.
Randall Cobb, WR10/14/2013 5:28:00 PM
Description: According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the feeling around Green Bay is that Packers wideout Randall Cobb will be sidelined for two games.
Insight: Cobb was carted off the field Sunday with a knee injury. James Jones also got hurt, which means the Packers could be without two of their best receivers Sunday against the Browns. Jordy Nelson's fantasy value increases exponentially with those two out of the lineup.
James Jones, WR10/14/2013 4:33:00 PM
Description: Packers receiver James Jones has been diagnosed with a sprained PCL in his left knee. SOURCE: Adam Schefter, ESPN
Insight: Jones, who left yesterday's win over Baltimore in the first half, should be considered questionable for Sunday's game against Cleveland. The 29-year-old is on pace for 1,117 receiving yards this season, which would be a new career-high.
Randall Cobb, WR10/14/2013 4:22:00 PM
Description: Packers receiver Randall Cobb (knee injury) will be out "multiple weeks," according to the PackerReport.com.
Insight: The team hopes James Jones can play next week against Cleveland. If neither can go, the Packers will have to use Jarrett Boykin or experiment with Jermichael Finley split out wide.
Jordy Nelson, WR10/13/2013 6:44:00 PM
Description: With Randall Cobb and James Jones sidelined for most of the game with injuries, Packers receiver Jordy Nelson had a field day Sunday against the Ravens.
Insight: Nelson didn't have many catches (just four) but he made each of them count. Nelson's 113-yard performance marked his highest yardage total since Week 1 against the Niners. He's off to an excellent start (484 yards in five games) and should surpass the 1,000-yard barrier easily as long as he can stay healthy.
James Jones, WR10/13/2013 3:29:00 PM
Description: Green Bay wideout James Jones won't be returning to Sunday's game versus Baltimore.
Insight: He left after injuring his left leg in the first quarter. Jordy Nelson and Jermichael Finley should see increased usage in Jones' absence.
Randall Cobb, WR10/13/2013 3:20:00 PM
Description: Packers receiver Randall Cobb is done for the day after suffering a knee injury at the end of the first half.
Insight: Cobb had to be carted off the field. With James Jones also out for the game, Jordy Nelson and Jermichael Finley will be Aaron Rodgers' primary targets in the passing game for the final two quarters.
James Jones, WR10/13/2013 1:38:00 PM
Description: Packers receiver James Jones left Sunday's game with Baltimore due to a leg injury.
Insight: Jones has one catch for 10 yards. His return is questionable. Even without Jones, the Packers have plenty of receivers to throw to including Randall Cobb, Jordy Nelson and Jermichael Finley.
James Starks, RB10/9/2013 3:08:00 PM
Description: Packers halfback James Starks did not practice on Wednesday.
Insight: Starks, if healthy, would be the handcuff for Eddie Lacy as rookie Johnathan Franklin has been too loose with the football and can't be trusted anymore. If Starks can't go we think Lacy could be in for a workhorse-level workload.
Clay Matthews, LB10/7/2013 7:03:00 PM
Description: Green Bay will be without linebacker Clay Matthews for the next month. SOURCE: Adam Schefter, ESPN
Insight: He broke his thumb Sunday versus the Lions. The Packers have gone 4-2 without Matthews the last four seasons.
Eddie Lacy, RB10/6/2013 6:10:00 PM
Description: The Packers fed Eddie Lacy in the rookie's return from a concussion, giving him 23 carries Sunday against the Lions.
Insight: Lacy suffered a concussion after just one carry in Week 2, missed Week 3 and had a bye in Week 4, so we hadn't seen him for awhile. He had 99 yards on the day and should receive a similar workload going forward. Johnathan Franklin had only three carries for one yard.
James Jones, WRHot10/6/2013 6:08:00 PM
Description: Packers receiver James Jones was the big winner in Green Bay's receiver roulette Sunday against Detroit, as he caught four passes for 127 yards and a touchdown.
Insight: Jones hauled in an 83-yard touchdown for Aaron Rodgers' only score of the day. He has scored in three straight games after failing to catch a pass in the season opener.
James Starks, RB10/3/2013 12:11:00 PM
Description: Packers halfback James Starks won't be available for Week 5 because of a sprained knee. SOURCE: Tyler Dunne, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel
Insight: Starks was a popular fantasy add in Week 3 after Eddie Lacy went down but it didn't take long for the injury bug to hit him just as hard. Now that Lacy is back, Starks doesn't figure to be heavily involved in the Green Bay offense upon his return. It's safe for fantasy owners to cut him loose.
Jermichael Finley, TE10/3/2013 9:51:00 AM
Description: According to ESPN, Green Bay tight end Jermichael Finley expects to play this week against Detroit.
Insight: Finley suffered a concussion in Week 3 that was so frightening his young son tried to convince him to stay off the football field. Despite the concerns, Finley's condition has improved dramatically over the last week and a half and he should be a go for Sunday's contest against the high-scoring Lions. Finley had mixed results versus Detroit in the 2012 season (five catches, 82 yards, TD in two games).
Jermichael Finley, TE10/2/2013 1:42:00 PM
Description: Packers tight end Jermichael Finley (concussion) has been cleared to practice and could be ready to go in Week 5.
Insight: The Packers had a bye in Week 4, so Finley had some extra time to get over the concussion he suffered against the Bengals. He was a big part of the Packers' offense in the first two weeks.
Johnathan Franklin, RB10/2/2013 1:36:00 PM
Description: Green Bay rookie Johnathan Franklin will have to return to his backup role with Eddie Lacy appearing to be healthy and ready for Week 5.
Insight: Franklin produced a 100-yard day with Lacy and James Starks sidelined and may have earned a slightly bigger part of the workload. It will be interesting to see how the work is divided.
Eddie Lacy, RB10/2/2013 1:32:00 PM
Description: Packers running back Eddie Lacy (concussion) practiced for a second straight day on Wednesday and is expected to return to the starting lineup in Week 5.
Insight: It's good news for Lacy owners, but he better come back with guns blazing as fellow rookie Johnathan Franklin produced a 100-yard day with him sidelined and has earned additional playing time. James Starks (knee) is not practicing and is not currently part of the mix.
Jermichael Finley, TE9/28/2013 12:23:00 PM
Description: Packers tight end Jermichael Finley (concussion) said that there is much that needs to be done before he is cleared to play, including balance, sight, memory and conditioning tests. SOURCE: ProFootballTalk.com
Insight: The Packers have a bye in Week 4, so Finley has some extra time to get over the concussion he suffered last Sunday against the Bengals. The tight end said he lost consciousness for a moment and was disoriented when he came to. "All I saw was jerseys," said Finley. "I saw pants, the yellow pants we wear. And I didn’t see no heads or legs. So everybody was decapitated and my body was just on fire."
James Starks, RB9/24/2013 11:12:00 AM
Description: Green Bay running back James Starks, who left Sunday's game with a knee injury, is questionable for Week 5.
Insight: A Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel report says if Green Bay had a game in Week 4, Starks would not be ready to go due to swellin in the knee. Starter Eddie Lacy is expected back in Week 5.
Eddie Lacy, RB9/24/2013 11:08:00 AM
Description: Packers running back Eddie Lacy (concussion) did not play Sunday against the Bengals, but should be ready to go when the Packers return from their bye in Week 5.
Insight: Lacy will have to perform when he returns or risk sharing the workload as his backups, James Starks and Johnathan Franklin, have both produced 100-yard days with him sidelined.
James Starks, RB9/23/2013 2:54:00 PM
Description: Green Bay halfback James Starks left Sunday's game with a knee injury and is questionable for Week 5.
Insight: Starks totaled 55 yards on 14 carries, but rookie Johnathan Franklin was pretty good too, rushing 13 times for 103 yards and catching three balls for 23 yards. If Eddie Lacy returns after the bye week, both Starks and Franklin will have little to no fantasy value.
Johnathan Franklin, RB9/23/2013 2:53:00 PM
Description: Green Bay rookie Johnathan Franklin rushed 13 times for 103 yards and catching three balls for 23 yards in a replacement role for James Starks.
Insight: If Eddie Lacy (concussion) returns after the bye week, both Starks and Franklin will have little to no fantasy value except as a handcuff.
Aaron Rodgers, QB9/22/2013 6:15:00 PM
Description: Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers had his worst game of the season Sunday against the Bengals, throwing two picks and completing only 26-of-43 for 244 yards and a touchdown.
Insight: Cincinnati sacked Rodgers four times. The superstar came into Week 3 with 813 yards and a 7-1 TD-INT ratio, but he couldn't get on the same page with his receivers Sunday.
Clay Matthews, LB9/22/2013 3:22:00 PM
Description: Green Bay outside linebacker Clay Matthews left Sunday's game with a hamstring injury. It's unknown if he'll be able to return.
Insight: With just a nine-point lead over Cincinnati, we're sure the Packers will do everything they can to get Matthews back on the field. Matthews has two tackles and one sack through three quarters.
James Starks, RB9/22/2013 2:54:00 PM
Description: Green Bay halfback James Starks left Sunday's game with a knee injury and is questionable to return.
Insight: So far he has 55 yards on 14 carries. Rookie Johnathan Franklin will fill in for Starks while he's on the sidelines.
Jermichael Finley, TE9/22/2013 1:57:00 PM
Description: Packers tight end Jermichael Finley is done for the day after suffering a concussion. SOURCE: CBS Sports
Insight: Aaron Rodgers has plenty of other talented receivers he can throw to so it shouldn't affect his stat line too drastically. Andrew Quarless is Green Bay's backup tight end.
Jermichael Finley, TE9/22/2013 1:36:00 PM
Description: Green Bay tight end Jermichael Finley left Sunday's game after taking a shot to the head.
Insight: The Packers lost Eddie Lacy early in last week's game to a concussion, and Finley may have suffered the same fate. We'll have updates soon.
Eddie Lacy, RB9/22/2013 11:44:00 AM
Description: Packers running back Eddie Lacy (concussion) will not play Sunday against the Bengals.
Insight: That's good news for owners who invested a waiver claim in James Starks. Starks is a decent flex play against a tough Cincy defense. Lacy should be back in Week 5 after the Packers' Week 4 bye.
James Starks, RBHot9/20/2013 2:00:00 PM
Description: Packers running back James Starks should be in for a massive workload on Sunday as Green Bay has few other options this week.
Insight: Eddie Lacy is expected to miss Sunday's game since he has yet to get medical clearance, John Kuhn has been downgraded to doubtful and rookie Johnathan Franklin has yet to run the ball in 2013.
Eddie Lacy, RB9/19/2013 3:08:00 PM
Description: According to ESPNWisconsin.com, Packers coach Mike McCarthy said Wednesday that running back Eddie Lacy (concussion) is "making progress" and "seems to be doing fine."
Insight: We still consider Lacy doubtful for Week 3. The Packers have a bye in Week 4, which will enable Lacy to get multiple weeks of rest while missing only one game. James Starks has already been announced as the starter and is slated for a big role against the Bengals.
James Starks, RB9/19/2013 11:57:00 AM
Description: According to Jason Wilde of ESPNWisconsin.com, Packers coach Mike McCarthy said James Stakrs "will get the starting opportunity this week" against the Bengals.
Insight: Eddie Lacy is expected to miss Sunday's game with a concussion so he can get several weeks of rest (Green Bay has a Week 4 bye). Starks is a solid flex option Sunday, even against Cincinnati's tough defensive front.
Jermichael Finley, TE9/18/2013 1:24:00 PM
Description: Green Bay tight end Jermichael Finley (toe) didn't practice on Wednesday.
Insight: He's still dealing with the sore toe that kept him out of some practice time last week, but Finley played Sunday's game and produced 65 yards and a touchdown on six catches. He's caught TD passes in back-to-back games for the first time since 2011.
Eddie Lacy, RB9/17/2013 5:43:00 PM
Description: According to the Green Bay Press-Gazette, the most likely scenario for Packers running back Eddie Lacy (concussion) is that he misses Week 3 so he can get several weeks of rest and return after the team's Week 4 bye.
Insight: James Starks is slated for a big role against Cincinnati after his 20-carry, 132-yard effort against Washington, but the Bengals offer a far greater challenge than the Redskins.
Eddie Lacy, RB9/16/2013 10:08:00 AM
Description: Packers running back Eddie Lacy suffered a concussion on his first carry Sunday against the Redskins and didn't return.
Insight: We're waiting for an update concerning his availability for Week 3, but fantasy owners should probably plan for James Starks to be the primary ball carrier against Cincinnati after his 20-carry, 132-yard effort against Washington.
Jordy Nelson, WR9/15/2013 6:47:00 PM
Description: Two of Jordy Nelson's three catches went for touchdowns Sunday against the Redskins.
Insight: That's an average of 22 yards per catch. Nelson (196 yards, three TD in his first two games) looks poised for a monster fantasy year.
Jermichael Finley, TEHot9/15/2013 6:05:00 PM
Description: Green Bay tight end Jermichael Finley (toe) played Sunday's game and produced 65 yards and a touchdown on six catches.
Insight: The perennially disappointing tight end had 56 yards and a score in the opener but came away with a toe injury. However, it didn't appear to bother him Sunday versus Washington.
James Jones, WR9/15/2013 6:02:00 PM
Description: Packers receiver James Jones pulled in 11 catches for 178 yards Sunday against the Redskins.
Insight: Jones had zero catches on two targets in Week 1 while Randall Cobb, Jordy Nelson and Jermichael Finley all scored, but he didn't complain about it. Cobb, Nelson and Finley combined for four touchdowns in Week 2, but Jones led everyone with his yardage output.
James Starks, RB9/15/2013 5:23:00 PM
Description: Packers running back James Starks entered in relief of a concussed Eddie Lacy Sunday and shockingly ran for 132 yards and a touchdown on 20 carries.
Insight: The Redskins' defense has been gashed on the ground and through the air in the first two weeks this season, but Starks is a must-add nevertheless in case Lacy misses several weeks. Rookie Johnathan Franklin didn't touch the ball once despite Lacy's injury.
Aaron Rodgers, QB9/15/2013 5:20:00 PM
Description: Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers lit up the Washington Redskins Sunday, throwing for 480 yards and four touchdowns on 34-of-42 passing.
Insight: Rodgers got all his receivers involved, throwing touchdowns to Randall Cobb and Jermichael Finley, two scored to Jordy Nelson and getting 11 catches for 178 yards out of James Jones. Rodgers continues to get shoddy protection, but it doesn't seem to matter.
Eddie Lacy, RB9/15/2013 1:27:00 PM
Description: Packers running back Eddie Lacy suffered a concussion on his first carry Sunday against the Redskins and is done for the day.
Insight: Lacy was expected to see 20-plus carries in the game after handling just 14 last week, but he'll finish with one carry for 10 yards due to the injury. James Starks, not Johnathan Franklin, was the first man in to replace Lacy.
Eddie Lacy, RB9/15/2013 11:40:00 AM
Description: NFL Network's Albert Breer believes Green Bay halfback Eddie Lacy will see a bigger workload than he did in Week 1 Sunday against Washington.
Insight: Lacy was held to 41 yards on 14 carries in the opener but he salvaged the day by punching one in from short range in the second half. Breer seems to think Lacy will be in the 20-to-22 carry range Sunday against the Redskins, though that could change if the game turns into a shootout like some are expecting.
Jermichael Finley, TE9/15/2013 10:07:00 AM
Description: Green Bay tight end Jermichael Finley should be a go for Sunday's 1 p.m. tilt against the Redskins.
Insight: At least that's what NFL Network's Albert Breer is hearing. Finley had a productive Week 1 (56 yards and a touchdown) but with so many other Packers receivers to throw to (Randall Cobb, Jordy Nelson and James Jones to name a few), his week-to-week outlook can be murky.
Clay Matthews, LB9/13/2013 7:03:00 PM
Description: Green Bay linebacker Clay Matthews drew a $15,000 fine for his hit on 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick in Week 1. SOURCE: Rob Demovsky, ESPN
Insight: Kaepernick was running out of bounds when Matthews delivered the hit. According to Matthews, it's the first time he's been fined for an on-field incident since 2010. Matthews and the Packers match up against the defending NFC East Champion Redskins in Week 2.
Jermichael Finley, TE9/12/2013 1:02:00 PM
Description: According to ESPN's Rob Demovsky, Packers tight end Jermichael Finley (toe) was spotted practicing in full pads Thursday.
Insight: Finley missed practice Wednesday and went to Minnesota for treatment for a toe injury he suffered early in Sunday's game against the Packers. Packers coach Mike McCarthy said yesterday Finley would be "hard pressed" to practice Thursday, but he's out there.
Jermichael Finley, TE9/12/2013 12:40:00 PM
Description: According to NFL.com, Packers tight end Jermichael Finley traveled to Minnesota this week to receive treatment on his injured toe.
Insight: A source close to Finley said he was hurt early in Sunday's loss to San Francisco when Patrick Willis stepped on the back of his leg. The tight end was able to finish with five catches for 56 yards and a touchdown but is now questionable for Week 2.
James Jones, WR9/12/2013 12:37:00 PM
Description: Green Bay coach Mike McCarthy said the team needs to get James Jones "some more opportunities." SOURCE: FoxSportsWisconsin.com
Insight: "James didn't get targeted as many times as we would have liked," QB Aaron Rodgers said. "Obviously you've got to try and give him the ball. But the way they were playing us, the ball was going to Jermichael and Randall a lot, and Jordy had a few more opportunities." Unlike Miami's Mike Wallace, Jones, who had zero catches on two targets in the opener, didn't complain about his being underutilized. He should be more involved in Week 2 and is a low-end WR3.
Jermichael Finley, TE9/11/2013 8:10:00 PM
Description: Packers tight end Jermichael Finley sat out Wednesday's practice with a toe injury, and coach Mike McCarthy said he would be "hard pressed" to practice Thursday. SOURCE: NFL.com
Insight: Finley made it through Sunday's game without a noticeable issue and finished with five catches for 56 yards and a touchdown, so this injury is a surprise.
Eddie Lacy, RB9/10/2013 2:48:00 PM
Description: Packers rookie running back Eddie Lacy was not in a shared situation in Green Bay's opener with San Francisco.
Insight: Lacy was on the field for 41 of 62 plays while backup James Starks was on the field for just seven plays. Lacy rushed for 41 yards and a score against a stout 49ers defense, but should find more running room against Washinton next Sunday.
Randall Cobb, WR9/8/2013 8:02:00 PM
Description: Green Bay wideout Randall Cobb was targeted 12 times and had seven receptions for 108 yards and a touchdown.
Insight: At 5-foot-10 and 192 pounds Cobb doesn't look like a prototypical receiver, but as Aaron Rodgers' expected top target he is a fantasy stud.
James Jones, WR9/8/2013 7:59:00 PM
Description: Green Bay receiver James Jones did not have a catch in the season opener.
Insight: Jones only saw two targets while Aaron Rodgers looked for Jordy Nelson, Randall Cobb and Jermichael Finley a combined 30 times. Jones had just 784 yards last season but led the NFL with 14 touchdown receptions.
Jordy Nelson, WR9/8/2013 7:57:00 PM
Description: Green Bay receiver Jordy Nelson's knee looked pretty healthy Sunday against the 49ers.
Insight: Nelson had knee surgery in early August and missed most of training camp, but he had 130 yards and a touchdown on seven receptions Sunday. As one of Aaron Rodgers' top-two targets, Nelson will have a huge season if he stays on the field.
Jordy Nelson, WR9/3/2013 8:36:00 PM
Description: Green Bay receiver Jordy Nelson (knee) has been cleared to play in Week 1, according to ProFootballTalk.com.
Insight: Nelson returned to practice last Monday after having knee surgery and missing most of training camp. He'll be one of Aaron Rodgers' top targets when he's healthy.
Seneca Wallace, QB9/2/2013 12:31:00 PM
Description: Seneca Wallace's retirement from the NFL lasted less than 72 hours. He was signed by the Packers on Monday morning. SOURCE: Ed Werder, ESPN
Insight: He'll only see playing time in blowouts or in the unlikely event of an Aaron Rodgers injury. Wallace, who was cut by San Francisco a little less than a week ago, is on his third team in the last month.
B.J. Coleman, QB8/31/2013 10:59:00 AM
Description: With the release of Vince Young, second-year quarterback B.J. Coleman is the No. 2 guy behind fantasy superstar Aaron Rodgers.
Insight: We're kind of expecting the Packers to check the waiver wire for a veteran quarterback to put behind Rodgers so don't handcuff Coleman to Rodgers until final rosters are completed.
Vince Young, QB8/31/2013 10:55:00 AM
Description: The Packers have released QB Vince Young.
Insight: That makes B.J. Coleman the backup to Aaron Rodgers. It's possible the team will pick someone up, so we're not ready to tell you to handcuff Coleman to Rodgers.
DuJuan Harris, RB8/27/2013 4:05:00 PM
Description: Packers running back DuJuan Harris (knee) has been placed on injured reserve and will apparently miss the season.
Insight: Rookie Eddie Lacy has a chance to earn a role as a three-down back. Rookie Johnathan Franklin, Alex Green and James Starks should fill out the backfield, but its Lacy until proven otherwise.
DuJuan Harris, RB8/26/2013 3:28:00 PM
Description: Packers running back DuJuan Harris (knee) may not be ready for Week 1, according to coach Mike McCarthy.
Insight: If Harris is not ready to go, it could be a huge opportunity for rookie Eddie Lacy to earn a role as a three-down back. Harris was ahead of another rookie, Johnathan Franklin, for the backup spot to Lacy.
Jordy Nelson, WR8/25/2013 2:35:00 PM
Description: Green Bay receiver Jordy Nelson (knee) returned to practice Sunday, according to Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Insight: Not only does that put Nelson on track to start Week 1, it gives him enough time to work on his conditioning. The receiver had knee surgery shortly after the start of training camp.
Randall Cobb, WR8/25/2013 2:35:00 PM
Description: Green Bay wideout Randall Cobb (biceps) returned to practice Sunday, according to Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Insight: Cobb's injury was never considered serious enough to hold him out for Week 1. He should post WR1 numbers as the No. 1 option in Green Bay's offense this season.
Vince Young, QB8/24/2013 1:40:00 PM
Description: Packers QB Vince Young has outplayed Graham Harrell and should be the No. 2 guy behind Aaron Rodgers, according to Pete Dougherty of the Green Bay Press-Gazette.
Insight: With Aaron Rodgers ahead of him on the depth chart, we wouldn't expect Young to see much playing time in 2013, but Young appears to be the correct handcuff for fantasy owners.
Randall Cobb, WR8/21/2013 6:19:00 PM
Description: Green Bay wideout Randall Cobb (biceps) was dressed in full pads Wednesday but didn't participate in practice, according to Tyler Dunne of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Insight: According to Dunne's colleague Tom Silverstein, Packers coach Mike McCarthy said Cobb is "very close" and could play Friday. Cobb stands to put up huge numbers as Green Bay's No. 1 target in the passing game this season.
Jordy Nelson, WR8/21/2013 6:15:00 PM
Description: Green Bay coach Mike McCarthy said that receiver Jordy Nelson (knee) is "very close" to returning, according to Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Insight: Nelson said Wednesday that his rehab is "slowly progressing." according to FOX Sports Wisconsin. When asked about his Week 1 status, he said "You never know." However, McCarthy says he feels "pretty good" about Nelson's status.

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