Green Bay Packers Player Notes
For The Last 365 Days
 
Aaron Rodgers, QB12/23/2014 10:59:00 AM
Description: Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is still dealing with a calf injury that limits him movement, but he's going to play Sunday in the showdown with Detroit.
Insight: He was 31-of-40 for 318 yards and a 108.1 passer rating versus Tampa Bay last Sunday. It's a much tougher defense he faces Sunday, but with a lot riding on the game, Rodgers will be in the lineup.
Jordy Nelson, WR12/21/2014 5:53:00 PM
Description: Packers receiver Jordy Nelson rebounded from a poor Week 15.
Insight: After only five catches for 55 yards last week, Nelson totaled nine receptions for 113 yards and a touchdown in Week 16.
Randall Cobb, WR12/21/2014 5:52:00 PM
Description: Packers wideout Randall Cobb had a big game during Sunday's win over Tampa Bay.
Insight: Cobb finished with 11 catches for 131 yards on 14 targets. He is now over 1,100 yards on the season.
Eddie Lacy, RB12/21/2014 5:51:00 PM
Description: Packers running back Eddie Lacy totaled over 100 yards in Week 16.
Insight: He had 17 carries for 99 yards and a touchdown, along with one catch for fivemore yards. Lacy is an RB1.
Aaron Rodgers, QB12/21/2014 5:50:00 PM
Description: Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was efficient on Sunday, but passed for only one touchdown.
Insight: He was 31-of-40 for 318 yards and a 108.1 passer rating. Owners however, expected more than one touchdown.
Aaron Rodgers, QB12/21/2014 1:36:00 PM
Description: Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is dealing with a left leg injury and apparently was ill Saturday and into today.
Insight: We expect he'll tough it out with so much on the line.
Eddie Lacy, RBHot12/21/2014 12:06:00 PM
Description: Packers running back Eddie Lacy is active for Week 16.
Insight: He has been dealing with an eye issue caused by his contacts. He's a must start having scored eight touchdowns in the past six games.
Davante Adams, WRCold12/14/2014 6:03:00 PM
Description: Packers rookie receiver Davante Adams' day in the sun seems to be over.
Insight: Adams caught six of 11 targets for a team-high 121 yards in Week 13, but had just one catch for six yards, on four targets in Week 14 and just one catch this Sunday. Adams can probably be dropped in standard leagues.
Jordy Nelson, WR12/14/2014 6:00:00 PM
Description: Packers receiver Jordy Nelson was a big disappointment in Week 15.
Insight: Nelson has an alright day with five catches for 55 yards, but he dropped a potential 95-yard score, which would have probably more than tripled his fantasy points in standard leagues. Nelson, along with Aaron Rodgers, should get back on track next week.
Randall Cobb, WR12/14/2014 5:56:00 PM
Description: Packers wideout Randall Cobb caught seven passes for 96 yards and added 15 more yards on the ground.
Insight: Cobb was able to avoid a fantasy dud despite Aaron Rodgers laying an egg. Cobb is a WR1 moving forward and is a safer play than Jordy Nelson on these type of days because Cobb can be involved in other ways besides the vertical passing game.
Eddie Lacy, RBHot12/14/2014 5:52:00 PM
Description: Packers running back Eddie Lacy was awesome again and should have received more opportunities against the Bills.
Insight: Lacy had 15 carries and gained 97 yards with a touchdown. He, however, had five of those carries on one drive which ended with his score, the only touchdown for the Packers on the day. The only reason we can think of as to why Lacy did not get more work is that he was hurt, which is a possibility since he came into the week with a hip injury.
Aaron Rodgers, QB12/14/2014 5:48:00 PM
Description: Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers picked a horrible time to have his worst game of the season.
Insight: With the fantasy playoffs on the line, Rodgers did not throw a touchdown and threw two interceptions for the first time since Oct. 26. Rodgers completed just 17-of-42 passes for 185 yards. If owners with Rodgers survive this week, he is still a must-start next week.
Eddie Lacy, RBHot12/14/2014 12:05:00 PM
Description: Packers running back Eddie Lacy is dealing with a bruised hip but is active for Week 15 against Buffalo.
Insight: Lacy left Monday night's game early. James Starks ran well in Lacy's absence and could eat into his rushing total. This could be a shared situation.
Eddie Lacy, RBHot12/11/2014 4:21:00 PM
Description: Packers running back Eddie Lacy is dealing with a bruised hip and could miss Week 15 against Buffalo.
Insight: Lacy left Monday night's game early as James Starks took over the running duties. Stay tuned.
Eddie Lacy, RBHot12/9/2014 7:12:00 PM
Description: Packers coach Mike McCarthy is not overly concerned with running back Eddie Lacy's bruised hip according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Insight: Lacy left Monday night's game early as James Starks took over the running duties. McCarthy likely removed Lacy as a precaution, but it is a little concerning for fantasy owners because of the short week. Stay tuned, but we expect Lacy to play versus the Bills in Week 15 and be a solid RB1.
Eddie Lacy, RBHot12/9/2014 11:08:00 AM
Description: Packers running back Eddie Lacy injured his hip and couldn't finish the Monday night game.
Insight: Now we understand why James Starks saw so much work. He said he thinks he'll be able to play Sunday, but it's worth watching as he's on a short recovery week. He's been an RB1 for most of the second half of 2014.
Davante Adams, WRCold12/9/2014 9:29:00 AM
Description: Packers rookie receiver Davante Adams disappeared as quickly as he appeared last weekend.
Insight: Adams caught six of 11 targets for a team-high 121 yards in Week 13, but had just one catch for six yards, on four targets in Week 14. He's a rookie well down on Rodgers' option list, what did you expect?
Randall Cobb, WRCold12/9/2014 9:27:00 AM
Description: Green Bay wideout Randall Cobb was pretty quiet in Week 14 with four receptions for 58 yards.
Insight: Cobb has been held to single digits fantasy points the past three games and has fallen well behind his opposite, Jordy Nelson.
Jordy Nelson, WRHot12/9/2014 9:25:00 AM
Description: Packers receiver Jordy Nelson continues to be one of the most explosive players in the league.
Insight: Nelson caught eight of 10 targets for 146 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Like his quarterback, Nelson is particularly good at home where he has averaged 116.4 ypg and 1.3 touchdowns.
Aaron Rodgers, QBHot12/9/2014 9:21:00 AM
Description: Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers continues to play perfect football in front of the home crowd.
Insight: Rodgers is locked in as one of the top choices for NFL MVP. He owns a 132.6 QB rating at home averaging 301 ypg with 23 touchdown passes and zero interceptions.
James Starks, RB12/9/2014 9:19:00 AM
Description: Packers running back James Starks ran for 75 yards and a touchdown on just 10 carries and combined for 101 yards from scrimmage.
Insight: Starks saw almost as much work as starter Eddie Lacy and posted excellent fantasy numbers for a backup. It was his best game of the season, but there is no guarantee that this level of work and production will continue.
Eddie Lacy, RBHot12/9/2014 9:17:00 AM
Description: Packers running back Eddie Lacy had to share the running back distribution with James Starts, but still posted very good fantasy numbers because of his receiving skill.
Insight: He combined for 106 yards (73 rushing), with one rushing and one receiving touchdown. He's still a RB1.
Davante Adams, WRHot12/1/2014 10:28:00 AM
Description: Instead of forcing the ball to Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb, Packers rookie receiver Davante Adams was the focus of the offense in Week 13.
Insight: Adams caught six of 11 targets for a team-high 121 yards. We hope he continues to receive more targets, though he's unlikely to hit double-digits unless Nelson or Cobb get injured.
Randall Cobb, WR12/1/2014 10:26:00 AM
Description: Green Bay wideout Randall Cobb struggled early, but finished the day with 93 total yards from scrimmage.
Insight: The Packers moved Cobb into the backfield for a number of plays which allowed him some room to run. After seven consecutive games with double-digit fantasy points, Cobb has been held to single digits the past two games. That should end next weekend.
Jordy Nelson, WR12/1/2014 10:23:00 AM
Description: Packers receiver Jordy Nelson covered by Darrelle Revis for most of the day and kept under wraps, but he did beat the All-Pro cornerback for a 45-yard touchdown catch.
Insight: Nelson caught just two of six targets for 53 yards. Despite the "off" day, he's still a WR1 and should explode next weekend against the Falcons.
Aaron Rodgers, QBHot12/1/2014 10:21:00 AM
Description: Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers passed for 368 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's win over New England.
Insight: Rodgers is locked in as a QB1, particularly at home where he's thrown for 20 touchdowns without an interception this season. He'll be at home in Week 13 too against a beatable Atlanta Falcons defense.
Eddie Lacy, RB12/1/2014 10:19:00 AM
Description: Packers running back Eddie Lacy started the day strong with 51 yards on the first drive, but left his fantasy owners wanting by missing the 100-yard bonus by two yards.
Insight: He combined for 115 yards, but didn't get into the end zone after scoring twice in each of the previous two games. He's still a borderline RB1.
Davante Adams, WR11/30/2014 3:14:00 PM
Description: Packers rookie receiver Davante Adams was dealing with a heel injury, but is active for Week 13.
Insight: Adams has put together a couple of decent games as the No. 3 receiver, but Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb have dominated the position and Adams has little fantasy value.
Randall Cobb, WR11/23/2014 6:45:00 PM
Description: Green Bay wideout Randall Cobb had just 58 yards on Sunday.
Insight: Just a subpar outing for Cobb, with only four catches on five targets. Look for him to rebound in Week 13.
Jordy Nelson, WR11/23/2014 6:44:00 PM
Description: Packers receiver Jordy Nelson had a team-high eight receptions for 68 yards.
Insight: Not the best outing for Nelson, but Green Bay did not do much through the air. He is still a WR1.
Eddie Lacy, RB11/23/2014 6:43:00 PM
Description: Packers running back Eddie Lacy had a big day in Week 12's victory against the Vikings.
Insight: He had 25 carries for 125 yards and a score, along with two receptions for 13 yards and another touchdown. Lacy has rebounded from a slow start, and is now a solid RB1.
Aaron Rodgers, QB11/23/2014 6:41:00 PM
Description: Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers passed for 209 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's win over Minnesota.
Insight: Owners probably expected more, but it was still a solid day. Rodgers is locked in as a QB1.
Davante Adams, WR11/17/2014 9:58:00 AM
Description: Packers rookie receiver Davante Adams was still not a big part of the offense against Green Bay, but he did get into the end zone.
Insight: Adams caught both targets for 13 yards and a touchdown, but as long as Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb are healthy he's not going to be fantasy worthy.
Randall Cobb, WR11/17/2014 9:56:00 AM
Description: Green Bay wideout Randall Cobb was targeted a team-high 13 times against Philadelphia.
Insight: Cobb caught 10 of them for 129 yards, but couldn't find the end zone to turn a solid day into a great one.
Jordy Nelson, WR11/17/2014 9:55:00 AM
Description: Packers receiver Jordy Nelson caught just four of 10 targets, but still managed to earn his fantasy owners the 100-yard bonus.
Insight: Nelson totaled 109 yards and a touchdown against the Eagles. He's scored in eight of 10 games this season.
Eddie Lacy, RB11/17/2014 9:53:00 AM
Description: Packers running back Eddie Lacy was quiet in the first half as the Packers used an air attack to decimate the Eagles, but the second half he came alive and posted one of his best totals for the season.
Insight: Lacy rushed 10 times for 69 yards and a touchdown and caught three balls for 45 yards and another score. The Packers will always be an Aaron Rodgers led team, but Lacy can be part of the passing game as well as the running game and should be a solid producer.
Davante Adams, WR11/10/2014 10:50:00 AM
Description: Packers rookie receiver Davante Adams was not part of the offense against Green Bay.
Insight: Adams is still growing, but with Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb his upside is severely limited. Sunday night he managed just one receptions for 10 yards.
Randall Cobb, WR11/10/2014 10:47:00 AM
Description: Green Bay wideout Randall Cobb was clearly the No. 2 receiving option behind Jordy Nelson against the Bears.
Insight: For some reason the Bears thought the best was to cover Nelson was by not covering him and that meant Cobb saw just six targets in the game. He caught four for 72 yards and a touchdown.
Jordy Nelson, WRHot11/10/2014 10:45:00 AM
Description: Packers receiver Jordy Nelson was on fire in the first half, catching all six of his receptions for 152 yards and two scores.
Insight: He wasn't needed after the break. Nelson has eight touchdowns on the season to go along with 889 yards and is a full-fledges fantasy stud.
Aaron Rodgers, QBHot11/10/2014 10:42:00 AM
Description: It's hard to imagine a quarterback having a better day than Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers did against division rival Chicago.
Insight: Rodgers was 18-of-27 for 315 yards and six touchdowns in around three quarters of work. It's the third consecutive weekend that a QB has thrown for six touchdowns in a game. Don't tell me this isn't a passing league.
Eddie Lacy, RB11/10/2014 10:40:00 AM
Description: Packers running back Eddie Lacy had 14 carries for just 5 yards, but for a second straight game was a big factor in the passing game.
Insight: Lacy caught three balls for 68 yards and a touchdown. We're beginning to think he "gets" this offense and his role in it.
Aaron Rodgers, QB11/9/2014 7:09:00 PM
Description: Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (hamstring) is active - as expected.
Insight: Coming off the bye, he's had plenty of time to recover. Rodgers should be ready for a big game. he just won't do it with his legs.
Aaron Rodgers, QB11/3/2014 5:34:00 PM
Description: Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (hamstring) practiced in full on Monday.
Insight: Coming off the bye, Rodgers did not seem to be in danger of missing Sunday night's game against the Bears, and this cements that even further.
Aaron Rodgers, QB10/27/2014 11:11:00 AM
Description: Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers appeared to tweak a hamstring late in Sunday's game, but he didn't miss any time.
Insight: Rodgers doesn't expect this to keep him out of the next game, which isn't until Week 10.
Davante Adams, WR10/27/2014 9:33:00 AM
Description: Packers rookie receiver Davante Adams was targeted a team-high nine times and caught seven for 75 yards.
Insight: Adams was a big part of the offense as the No. 3 wideout ahead of Jarrett Boykin. He's still growing, but with Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb his upside is severely limited.
Randall Cobb, WRHot10/27/2014 9:30:00 AM
Description: Green Bay wideout Randall Cobb put up a 70-yard touchdown catch and run on the first series.
Insight: Cobb finished the day with 126 yards and the score on five receptions. Jordy Nelson has been the better of the two receivers for most of the season, but the Saints made an effort to take Nelson out of this game. Cobb has scored in five straight and seven out of eight.
Jordy Nelson, WR10/27/2014 9:28:00 AM
Description: You would think when Aaron Rodgers throws for 418 yards that receiver Jordy Nelson would get his share, but it didn't happen.
Insight: Nelson caught just three of five targets for 25 yards. It was obvious the Saints weren't going to let Nelson beat them. Randall Cobb, Davante Adams and Eddie Lacy did the heavy lifting.
Aaron Rodgers, QB10/27/2014 9:23:00 AM
Description: Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers put up the yards, but threw just one touchdown against two interceptions.
Insight: Rodgers had been spoiling fantasy owners with at least three scores and no interceptions a game for the past four contests. He did throw for a season-high 418 yards.
Eddie Lacy, RB10/27/2014 9:20:00 AM
Description: Packers running back Eddie Lacy had 13 carries for 59 yards, but for a change was a big factor in the passing game.
Insight: Lacy caught eight of nine targets for 123 yards. Although he didn't get into the end zone, his combined 182 yards made him a great fantasy play. Now if he can just do it a couple of times in a row.
James Starks, RB10/26/2014 7:26:00 PM
Description: Packers running back James Starks (ankle) is active.
Insight: With Eddie Lacy as the starter, Starks has a limited upside, but he is getting steady work.
Jordy Nelson, WR10/19/2014 7:32:00 PM
Description: Packers receiver Jordy Nelson continued his dominant play on Sunday.
Insight: Nelson started Week 7 fast with a 59-yard touchdown catch on the first drive. He was quiet for much of the remainder of the game, but he still had four catches, 80 yards and the score.
Randall Cobb, WR10/19/2014 7:31:00 PM
Description: Green Bay wideout Randall Cobb scored another touchdown in Sunday's win over Carolina.
Insight: He now has eight touchdowns in 2014. Cobb finished the day with six catches for 121 yards, on seven targets. He is a WR1 in nearly all formats.
Eddie Lacy, RB10/19/2014 7:27:00 PM
Description: Packers running back Eddie Lacy had 12 carries for 63 yards and scored for Green Bay on Sunday.
Insight: Lacy is still not getting a ton of work, but he scored and averaged over five yards per carry. Do not give up on Lacy. He is just warming up.
Aaron Rodgers, QB10/19/2014 7:23:00 PM
Description: Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was 19-for-22 with 255 yards and three touchdowns against the Panthers on Sunday.
Insight: Rodgers was spectacular again as he spread the ball to all his receivers. Three different wide outs caught the touchdowns, and the running back averaged over four yards per carry. Rodgers is officially back although he didn't really go anywhere.
Jarrett Boykin, WR10/19/2014 12:07:00 PM
Description: Packers receiver Jarrett Boykin is active again in Week 7, but he's been surpassed by rookie Davante Adams.
Insight: Boykin has not had a very good start to the season due to injuries and being beaten out by Adams who will continue to run as the No. 3 receiver. Boykin has little fantasy value.
Sam Shields, CB10/17/2014 2:25:00 PM
Description: Packers left cornerback Sam Shields (knee) has been ruled out for Week 7 against Carolina.
Insight: The Packers secondary could be in trouble with RCB Tramon Williams (ankle) likely a game-time decision. If Kelvin Benjamin (concussion) is active, he could be in line for a big day.
Eddie Lacy, RB10/13/2014 5:38:00 PM
Description: Packers running back Eddie Lacy had a quiet afternoon on Sunday.
Insight: He had 14 carries for 40 yards, and did not contribute at all in the passing game. Besides for Week 5, Lacy has been a disappointment thus far, in 2014.
Randall Cobb, WR10/13/2014 5:37:00 PM
Description: Green Bay wideout Randall Cobb scored another touchdown in Sunday's win over Miami.
Insight: He now has seven touchdowns in 2014. Cobb finished the day with five catches for 58 yards, on seven targets. Consider him a borderline WR1.
Jordy Nelson, WR10/12/2014 6:39:00 PM
Description: Packers receiver Jordy Nelson continued his dominant play on Sunday.
Insight: He racked up nine catches for 107 yards and a touchdown, on 16 targets. Randall Cobb chipped in five receptions for 58 yards and a touchdown. However, Nelson is clearly Aaron Rodgers' favorite target, and there is no reason for owners to feel his monster season will not continue.
Aaron Rodgers, QB10/12/2014 6:36:00 PM
Description: Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers led Green Bay to a last second win on Sunday.
Insight: He found Andrew Quarless with three seconds left, to steal a victory in Miami. Rodgers finished the afternoon with 264 yards and three touchdowns. Another solid outing for the Packers' star quarterback.
Tramon Williams, CB10/12/2014 3:38:00 PM
Description: Packers RCB Tramon Williams left Sunday's Week 6 game at Miami with an ankle injury.
Insight: His return is questionable. With Sam Shields also watching from the sidelines the Packers could be in trouble against the pass.
Sam Shields, CB10/12/2014 3:34:00 PM
Description: Packers cornerback Sam Shields has been knocked out of the game against Miami due to a non-contact knee injury.
Insight: Shields joins Tramon Williams on the sidelines leaving the Packers very thin in the secondary. Can Ryan Tannehill and Mike Wallace take advantage?
Jarrett Boykin, WR10/12/2014 12:08:00 PM
Description: Packers receiver Jarrett Boykin is inactive again in Week 6.
Insight: Boykin has not had a very good start to the season due to injuries and being beaten out by rookie Davante Adamswho will continue to run as the No. 3 receiver.
Jarrett Boykin, WRCold9/30/2014 2:19:00 PM
Description: Packers receiver Jarrett Boykin was inactive on Sunday against the Bears and missed Tuesday's practice.
Insight: Boykin has not had a very good start to the season due to a knee and groin injury. Rookie Davante Adams has comfortably moved into the No. 3 receiver role.
Jordy Nelson, WRHot9/28/2014 5:12:00 PM
Description: Packers receiver Jordy Nelson caught a team-high 10 passes on 12 targets, also a team-high, for 108 yards and two touchdowns.
Insight: Nelson is racking up the fantasy points through four weeks of the season. He and Rodgers have a clear connection and with fewer weapons to throw to for Rodgers, Nelson is going to be involved every week.
Aaron Rodgers, QB9/28/2014 5:06:00 PM
Description: Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers rebounded in a big way on Sunday against the Bears.
Insight: Rodgers completed 22-of-his-28 pass attempts for 302 yards and four touchdowns. Rodgers targeted his two big guns, Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb, and they were open all day. Not that we can expect four touchdown passes per week, but this is closer to the production Rodgers will have the rest of the year. In his first three games, he played three tough pass defenses in Seattle, New York Jets and Detroit.
Eddie Lacy, RBCold9/28/2014 4:59:00 PM
Description: Packers running back Eddie Lacy had 18 touches for 59 yards and scored.
Insight: It was not a very effecient day for Lacy, who averaged just 2.8 yards per play, but the touchdown allowed him to post a decent fantasy day. The 18 touches is also encouraging.
Jarrett Boykin, WRCold9/28/2014 11:51:00 AM
Description: Packers receiver Jarrett Boykin is inactive on Sunday against the Bears due to a knee and groin injury.
Insight: Boykin has not had a very good start to the season and is now not playing at all. He is likely a drop candidate next week.
Randall Cobb, WR9/21/2014 5:06:00 PM
Description: Green Bay wideout Randall Cobb was kept out of the end zone for the first time this season.
Insight: Cobb and the Packers' passing offense struggled all day. He finished with three receptions for just 29 yards. Without his touchdown work, Cobb would be disappointing fantasy owners because he's yet to crack the 60-yard receiving mark in the first three games.
Jordy Nelson, WR9/21/2014 5:03:00 PM
Description: Packers receiver Jordy Nelson simply wasn't on the same page with his quarterback Suinday against Detroit.
Insight: Nelson finished with five receptions for 59 yards. He's been dull in two of the three weeks, but what a great Week 2 (9-209-1) he gave fantasy owners.
Aaron Rodgers, QBCold9/21/2014 5:02:00 PM
Description: Packers QB Aaron Rodgers was completely off his game, even missing a wide open Jordy Nelson on a sure touchdown.
Insight: He finished just 16-of-27 for 162 yards and one touchdown. Let's just call it a rare off day and move on.
Eddie Lacy, RBCold9/21/2014 4:59:00 PM
Description: Packers running back Eddie Lacy rushed just 11 times for 36 yards in Week 3 against Detroit.
Insight: Did Lacy forget he's supposed to be a fantasy stud? A first-round selection on draft day? After a fumble on the second play from scrimmage (which was returned for a touchdown by the Lions' Don Carey) and being tackled for a safety in the second quarter we saw too much of James Starks (eight carries).
Jarrett Boykin, WRCold9/16/2014 1:26:00 PM
Description: Packers receiver Jarrett Boykin was targeted just three times Sunday, catching one for six yards.
Insight: Boykin is no longer fantasy worthy with both Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb healthy and the rapid improvement from rookie Davante Adams.
Davante Adams, WR9/16/2014 1:22:00 PM
Description: Packers rookie receiver Davante Adams was targeted seven times Sunday against the Jets.
Insight: Adams is still learning the offense and getting Aaron Rodgers to trust him, so this many targets is encouraging. Jordy Nelson saw 16 targets, Randall Cobb had six. Adams finished with five receptions for 50 yards.
Randall Cobb, WR9/16/2014 10:46:00 AM
Description: Green Bay wideout Randall Cobb didn't get the yards fellow wideout Jordy Nelson produced, but he did find the end zone twice last Sunday against the Jets to satisfy his fantasy owners.
Insight: Cobb caught five balls for just 39 yards and the pair of short touchdowns. He's got three scores in two games, though he's averaging just 48.5 ypg receiving. That's a bit scary, to be so dependent on getting into the end zone.
Micah Hyde, CB9/15/2014 1:39:00 PM
Description: Packers safety Micah Hyde suffered a knee injury in Sunday's game while returning a punt and is questionable for Sunday's game against Detroit.
Insight: It's never good to lose players in the secondary with Calvin Johnson coming to town. Rookie Ha Ha Clinton-Dix would likely slide into the spot in Hyde isnt ready to go.
Eddie Lacy, RBCold9/14/2014 8:13:00 PM
Description: Packers running back Eddie Lacy was dull in his return from a concussion, but that was likely due to the Packers being behind all game. don't give up on him.
Insight: Lacy carried the ball 13 times for 43 yards and caught two balls for 18 yards. More importantly, he didn't get hurt.
Jordy Nelson, WRHot9/14/2014 8:11:00 PM
Description: Packers receiver Jordy Nelson didn't stop with the one 80-yard touchdown catch and run.
Insight: Nelson caught a total of nine balls for 209 yards. Randall Cobb didn't have the yards, but did score twice, so both receivers were fantasy worthy.
Aaron Rodgers, QBHot9/14/2014 8:10:00 PM
Description: Packers QB Aaron Rodgers struggled early, but got it going just before halftime with a 97-yard drive for a score.
Insight: Rodgers & Co got rolling in the second half too, including an 80-yard catch and run by Jordy Nelson that left Dee Milliner spinning in futility. Rodgers finished with 346 yards and three scores.
Eddie Lacy, RB9/12/2014 3:42:00 PM
Description: Packers running back Eddie Lacy has been upgraded to probable for the Week 2 matchup with the Jets.
Insight: It means doctors have cleared him to return from his concussion. Lacy should be back in all lineups.
Eddie Lacy, RB9/11/2014 2:15:00 PM
Description: Packers running back Eddie Lacy was in full pads during Thursday's practice according to Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Insight: It means doctors have cleared him to return from his concussion. He is still listed as limited though. Either way, he is on track to start against the Jets on Sunday.
Eddie Lacy, RB9/10/2014 2:07:00 PM
Description: Packers running back Eddie Lacy did not practice Wednesday, instead watched from the sidelines.
Insight: Lacy is working through the concussion program. he seems to be on the road to a return for Week 2, but its a situation which requires more information. James Starks is the handcuff for Lacy owners should the starter not be able to go against the Jets in Week 2.
Eddie Lacy, RB9/6/2014 12:42:00 PM
Description: Packers running back Eddie Lacy has already passed the initial step toward his return from a concussion he suffered Thursday night.
Insight: Lacy took a hard hit late in the game against Seattle and left the field. He was a workhorse last season (319 touches) and is likely to be one again in 2014, but he did miss one game last season due to a concussion so if this is another concussion its worrisome. James Starks is the handcuff for Lavy owners should the starter not be able to go against the Jets in Week 2.
Randall Cobb, WR9/4/2014 11:49:00 PM
Description: Green Bay wideout Randall Cobb squeezed out a double-digit effort against the tough Seattle defense Thursday night.
Insight: Cobb caught 6-of-9 targets for 58 yards and a touchdown. Cobb wasn't healthy much last season, but is a huge weapon for Aaron Rodgers.
Aaron Rodgers, QB9/4/2014 11:46:00 PM
Description: As expected, Packers QB Aaron Rodgers struggled against a stout Seahawks defense on the road.
Insight: Rodgers threw for just 189 yards with a touchdown and an interception. Almost all his targets were within 10 yards of the lineup scrimmage. Its not "breaking news" that fantasy owners should avoid starting players against Seattle in the Pacific northwest.
Eddie Lacy, RB9/4/2014 11:39:00 PM
Description: Packers running back Eddie Lacy took a hard hit late in the game against Seattle and left the field to be checked for a concussion.
Insight: Lacy was a workhorse last season (319 touches) and is likely to be one again in 2014, but he did miss one game last season due to a concussion so if this is another concussion its worrisome.
Bryan Bulaga, OT9/4/2014 10:43:00 PM
Description: Packers starting right tackle Bryan Bulaga left Thursday night's game with an apparently left knee injury and is not expected to return.
Insight: He injured the same knee last season. Derek Sherrod will take over at the tackle spot which isn't good news for Aaron Rodgers or the running game.
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.