Fantasy Football News & Views
Packers | Michael Roberts finds new home with Green Bay Mon Jun 17, 05:10 PM
Free-agent TE Michael Roberts (Lions) claimed off waivers by the Green Bay Packers on Monday, June 17.
|Footballguys view: A failed physical nixed a trade of Roberts from the Lions to the Patriots last week. The Packers are top heavy at the position with starter Jimmy Graham and athletic rookie Jace Sternberger. We'll see if Roberts can stay healthy and impress as a No. 3 tight end.|
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Packers | Javien Hamilton sitting out Sat Jun 15, 09:15 PM
Green Bay Packers CB Javien Hamilton (undisclosed) has been sitting out minicamp since suffering an injury.Link to story
Packers | Greg Roberts stuck on sidelines Sat Jun 15, 09:13 PM
Green Bay Packers LB Greg Roberts (undisclosed) has been unable to participate in minicamp because of an undisclosed injury.Link to story
Packers | Kapri Bibbs done in Green Bay Fri Jun 14, 04:44 PM
Green Bay Packers RB Kapri Bibbs was released Friday, June 14.
|Footballguys view: After Dexter Williams was drafted in the sixth round, Bibbs days were numbered. He's still a useful NFL back and should be on some teams' call list if injuries force them to add a back off of the street this offseason, including Green Bay's.|
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Packers | Geronimo Allison to man the slot? Thu Jun 13, 09:55 PM
Green Bay Packers WR Geronimo Allison is 'likely slated as the slot man' in three-receiver sets, according to Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com.
|Footballguys view: Allison was reasonably productive before getting hurt last year, but the role change isn't necessarily a positive as Davante Adams will get a solid share of his snaps in the slot and Allison will have to hold off Jake Kumerow and Equanimeous St. Brown for outside snaps when Adams moves inside. He's probably overdrafted right now.|
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Packers | Marquez Valdes-Scantling the No. 2 option? Thu Jun 13, 09:41 PM
Green Bay Packers WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling has been lining up across from WR Davante Adams in all packages during minicamp.
|Footballguys view: Aaron Rodgers can support the fantasy value of a second wide receiver behind Davante Adams, but it's unclear who it will be. Valdes-Scantling and possible starter Geronimo Allison both got there for a stretch last year, and Jake Kumerow could also have something to say about the outcome here.|
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Packers | Jake Kumerow draws praise Thu Jun 13, 02:14 AM
Green Bay Packers WR Jake Kumerow caught two touchdowns during minicamp practice Tuesday, June 11, and earned a lot of praise from QB Aaron Rodgers, who talked about Kumerow's intelligence and consistency being in the right spots. Rodgers concluded by saying he was a 'big fan' of Kumerow.
|Footballguys view: Message! There are three wide receivers in Green Bay that Fantasy GMs need to be all over. Davante Adams (of course), Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Kumerow. The last two weeks of the 2018 season, Kumerow flashed and we love adding him in dynasty formats. He has the speed to get deep and tracks the ball well, and we're interested to see if he can push for more playing time this season. Consider Kumerow a favorite deep sleeper for the 2019 season.|
Packers | Green Bay auditioning returners Thu Jun 13, 02:07 AM
Green Bay Packers WR Trevor Davis and CB Jaire Alexander got the majority of work as punt/kickoff returners during the team's mandatory minicamp. WR Teo Redding also saw time with both units, while RB Aaron Jones got some reps on kickoffs.Link to story
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Packers | Marquez Valdes-Scantling comfortable in offense Wed Jun 12, 09:29 PM
Green Bay Packers WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling feels confident he'll flourish in the team's new offense. 'It's built for my kind of player. I'm a vertical guy, I can stretch the field,' Valdes-Scantling said.
|Footballguys view: Another offseason drumbeat on Valdes-Scantling here. He's the WR to monitor behind Davante Adams. Even better, just scoop him up in your fantasy draft because the potential for him to be a top-25 fantasy WR is there. His current ADP shows plenty are sleeping on the second-year pro. Valdes-Scantling is going off the board at WR58 (13.10) in 12-team PPR leagues.|
Marquez Valdes-Scantling player page
Packers | Kevin King update Wed Jun 12, 02:18 AM
Green Bay Packers CB Kevin King (shoulder) is expected to be ready for training camp.
|Footballguys view: A second-round pick out of Washington in the 2017 NFL draft, King has never played a full 16-game season in his career (17 games total in two seasons). The Packers won't push him as he returns from the shoulder injury that limited his 2018 season to just six games. He should start opposite Jaire Alexander when healthy.|
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Packers | Josh Jones reports for minicamp Tue Jun 11, 08:09 PM
Green Bay Packers S Josh Jones (hamstring) reported for minicamp this week but is not expected to participate because of a hamstring injury. Jones skipped most of the offseason workouts because he is looking for a trade or his release.Link to story
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Packers | Green Bay promotes Richmond Williams Tue Jun 11, 05:48 PM
Green Bay Packers pro scout Richmond Williams was named the team's director of pro personnel Tuesday, June 11.Link to story
Packers | Green Bay scoops up Pharoah McKever Mon Jun 10, 05:07 PM
Free-agent TE Pharoah McKever (Jaguars) was claimed off waivers by the Green Bay Packers on Monday, June 10.
|Footballguys view: McKever is a huge and athletic target, measuring in at 6'6" 259 pounds. He played on the defensive line and at wide receiver during his college career at NC State. McKever then transferred to FIU where he played tight end, catching 27 passes for 301 yards and three touchdowns in his final collegiate season. He spent time with the Steelers and Jaguars as a UDFA in 2018 and now will try to earn a spot with the Packers. McKever is raw but has athletic potential.|
Packers | Jace Sternberger officially in the fold Mon Jun 10, 02:51 PM
Green Bay Packers third-round TE Jace Sternberger (Texas A&M) signed his four-year rookie contract Monday, June 10. Financial terms of the deal were not immediately disclosed.
|Footballguys view: Sternberger is a rookie tight end we are scooping up in any dynasty league we play in...and for good reason. The rookie from Texas A&M is a smooth athlete and can be dangerous down the seam. He plays like a super-sized wide receiver and is more nuanced as a route runner than fellow tight ends in his draft class. Sternberger could become a favorite target of Aaron Rodgers, but as a rookie he will be on the depth chart behind Jimmy Graham.|
Packers | Marquez Valdes-Scantling having good spring Thu Jun 6, 03:49 PM
Green Bay Packers WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling has enjoyed a 'fantastic spring and really stepped up as a guy who can be an every-down player,' according to QB Aaron Rodgers via ESPN's Rob Demovsky.
|Footballguys view: Do not forget about Valdes-Scantling. The Packers offense is still going to be a high-powered passing attack, and they'll need another big weapon other than Davante Adams. They have a nice young group of young receivers, including Valdes-Scantling, that will compete to establish a pecking order behind Adams in training camp.|
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Packers | Davante Adams to push 200 targets? Thu Jun 6, 03:17 PM
Green Bay Packers WR Davante Adams finished second in the league behind Julio Jones (170) with 169 targets last season. If QB Aaron Rodgers has his way in 2019, Adams will be even more involved.'I'd like to throw to Davante more. He's that open. We've got to keep finding ways to get him the ball. 'I think Marquez (Valdes-Scantling) has had a fantastic spring and really stepped up as a guy who can be an every-down player, and then I expect a big bounce-back year from Jimmy (Graham). He's healthy, he's feeling good. This offense I think fits him and his body type, but I'm not going to shy away from throwing the ball to Davante,' Rodgers told ESPN's Rob Demovsky.
|Footballguys view: Don't be shy when it comes to picking Adams in the first round of any fantasy draft -- even with a top-5 pick. Adams is a favorite target of Aaron Rodgers and is in line to go over 100 catches again this season.|
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Packers | Jimmy Graham wants to silence critics Sun Jun 2, 10:50 PM
Green Bay Packers TE Jimmy Graham said he is motivated to put his struggles from last year behind him. 'I know the player that I am, and I know I still have juice,' Graham said. 'Scoring in the red zone and being that big threat on third down. I mean, I've got to get back to that.'
|Footballguys view: Graham is not the player he once was, but he could be in for a bounce back in 2019. This feels like his second season with the Seahawks after his first season in Seattle was well off of expectations. Rookie Jace Sternberger will push Graham for playing time this year but we don't think he'll take over just yet. We're not going crazy about Graham, but he could still provide Fantasy GMs with a quality TE2 in 2019.|
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Packers | Matt LaFleur to use cart Sat Jun 1, 11:27 AM
Updating a previous report, Green Bay Packers head coach Matt LaFleur (Achilles') will use a cart for the remainder of OTAs and mandatory minicamp. He sustained a torn Achilles' while playing in a basketball game.
|Footballguys view: LaFleur will be fine, but this Achilles' injury has to be annoying for him. It should not prevent the new coach from installing what he needs to for the Packers this offseason.|
Packers | Matt LaFleur hobbled Fri May 31, 10:58 AM
Green Bay Packers head coach Matt LaFleur (Achilles') suffered a torn Achilles' in a basketball game and will have surgery Sunday, June 2.
|Footballguys view: The recovery for this type of injury is around six months, so LaFleur will be hobbled for most of the season. Reports indicate the Packers new head coach will be forced to coach from a cart for some time. It's more of a hassle than anything, so we don't expect this injury to interrupt the install of the Packers new system.|
Packers | Davis Koppenhaver on retired list Thu May 30, 06:04 PM
Updating a previous report, Green Bay Packers TE Davis Koppenhaver was placed on the Reserve/Retired list Thursday, May 30.Link to story
Packers | Davis Koppenhaver done with football Thu May 30, 04:29 PM
Green Bay Packers undrafted rookie free-agent TE Davis Koppenhaver has decided to leave the team and pursue a career outside of football, according to Michael Cohen of The Athletic.Link to story
Packers | Aaron Jones cuts body fat in half Thu May 30, 03:43 PM
Green Bay Packers RB Aaron Jones checked into the team's off-season program with a 5.3 percent body fat, down from roughly 11 percent last season, while maintaining his usual weight of 204 to 205 pounds. He made the transformation by removing chips, candy, cookies, soda and Gatorade from his diet.
|Footballguys view: Fantasy GMs are excited about Jones this year. In the new Matt LaFluer offense, Jones could do a lot of damage as a runner or receiver. His current ADP is RB19 (3.11) in 12-team PPR leagues.|
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Packers | Ty Summers sidelined Wed May 29, 06:56 PM
Green Bay Packers LB Ty Summers (hamstring) did not participate in practice Wednesday, May 29, because of a hamstring injury, according to sources.Link to story
Packers | Mike Daniels to see fewer snaps Mon May 27, 10:57 AM
Green Bay Packers DT Mike Daniels (foot) will see fewer snaps this season, according to defensive line coach Jerry Montgomery.Link to story
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Packers | Tra Carson unable to practice Sun May 26, 08:20 PM
Green Bay Packers RB Tra Carson (ribs) has been present at OTAs but is unable to practice.
|Footballguys view: Rib injuries basically come down to pain tolerance, so this must be too painful for Carson to work through. The Packers have a jam-packed backfield led by Aaron Jones and Jamaal Williams. Behind those two, guys like Kapri Bibbs, Dexter Williams, Malcolm Johnson and Carson will compete to establish a pecking order.|
Tra Carson player page
Packers | Mike Daniels not practicing Sat May 25, 06:05 PM
Green Bay Packers DT Mike Daniels (foot) is not participating in offseason workouts likely because of a foot injury he suffered last season. Daniels is expected to see less snaps this upcoming season, but defensive line coach Jerry Montgomery said he believes fewer snaps will make Daniels more dominant.Link to story
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Packers | Aaron Rodgers expects to learn offense soon Tue May 21, 09:46 PM
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers told reporters Tuesday, May 21, that he anticipates having new head coach Matt LaFleur's playbook pretty much learned in three months - roughly by the time the team end minicamp in June and takes a short break before training camp begins.
|Footballguys view: The offense should be more creative under LaFleur (a Shanahan/McVay disciple) and Rodgers could have a bounce-back season in 2019. He just needs to stay healthy and Rodgers will produce at a high level. Rodgers admitted recently that last year he was not really 100 percent at any point. He's going off the board currently at QB3 (5.06) in 12-team PPR leagues.|
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Packers | Josh Jones wants out Tue May 21, 08:20 AM
Green Bay Packers SS Josh Jones is away from voluntary organized team activities and working out in Florida because he's hoping to be traded, according to a source.
|Footballguys view: A couple of moves the Packers made this offseason must not have sat well with Jones. They added Adrian Amos in free agency then they drafted Darnell Savage in the first round of the 2019 NFL draft. There was thought that Jones would now be moved to linebacker, and that may be something he doesn't want to do. If on the trade block, the Packers could get quite a bit of interest.|
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Packers | Elgton Jenkins inks rookie deal Mon May 13, 05:24 PM
Green Bay Packers second-round C Elgton Jenkins (Mississippi State) signed a four-year contract Monday, May 13. Financial terms of the deal were not immediately disclosed.Link to story
Packers | Mike Tyson lands on his feet in Green Bay Mon May 13, 05:18 PM
Free-agent S Mike Tyson (Texans) was claimed off waivers by the Green Bay Packers on Monday, May 13. WR Matthew Eaton was waived in a corresponding move.Link to story
Packers | Green Bay draft pick financials Tue May 7, 03:56 PM
Green Bay Packers fifth-round DL Kingsley Keke's four-year contract is worth $2,833,264 and includes a $313,264 signing bonus. Sixth-round CB Ka'dar Hollman's four-year deal is worth $2,694,948 and includes a $174,948 signing bonus. Sixth-round RB Dexter Williams' four-year pact is worth $2,686,056 and includes a $166,056 signing bonus, while seventh-round LB Ty Summers' four-year contract is worth $2,617,904 and includes a $97,904 signing bonus.Link to story
Packers | Jawill Davis scooped up by Green Bay Mon May 6, 05:45 PM
Free-agent WR Jawill Davis (Giants) was claimed off waivers by the Green Bay Packers on Monday, May 6.
|Footballguys view: Davis is a long-shot to make the 53-man roster for the Packers. They'll have 13 wide receivers for offseason workouts and Davis is likely towards the back end of that group.|
Packers | Lavon Coleman cut Mon May 6, 01:01 PM
Green Bay Packers RB Lavon Coleman was released Monday, May 6.Link to story
Packers | Chandon Sullivan headed to Packers Mon May 6, 11:16 AM
Free-agent CB Chandon Sullivan (Eagles) will sign with the Green Bay Packers Monday, May 6, according to his agency. Terms weren't disclosed.Link to story
Packers | Rashan Gary wearing brace Sat May 4, 03:01 PM
Green Bay Packers LB Rashan Gary (shoulder) is wearing a brace on his right shoulder during the rookie minicamp this week.
|Footballguys view: Gary struggled through a shoulder injury during the 2018 season with the Wolverines. He's an athletic specimen, measuring in at 6'4" 277 pounds, but Gary was never as productive as he could've been during his college career. We'll see if he can stay healthy and starting playing up to his potential with the Packers.|
Packers | Three draft picks sign Fri May 3, 08:45 PM
Green Bay Packers sixth-round draft choice CB Ka'dar Hollman, sixth-round draft choice RB Dexter Williams and seventh-round draft choice LB Ty Summers signed four-year contracts with the Packers Friday, May 3. Financial terms were not disclosed.
|Footballguys view: Williams is the player to watch from this group. Measuring in at 5'11" 212 pounds, Williams has the natural skill set to be a starter in the league. He'll take some developing, but we like the way he can create his own space with moves, acceleration and a bit of power. We'll monitor Williams in deep dynasty leagues for sure.|
Packers | Rashan Gary financials Fri May 3, 04:15 PM
Updating a previous report, Green Bay Packers first-round DE/LB Rashan Gary signed a four-year contract worth $15,877,312 on Thursday, May 2. The deal includes a signing bonus of $9,567,136.Link to story
Packers | Darnell Savage financials Fri May 3, 04:13 PM
Updating a previous report, Green Bay Packers first-round S Darnell Savage signed a four-year contract worth $12,517,688 on Thursday, May 2. The deal includes a signing bonus of $7,123,772.Link to story
Packers | Pair of Green Bay draft picks sign Fri May 3, 12:28 PM
Green Bay Packers DT Rashan Gary, a first-round draft pick, and DL Kingsley Keke, a fifth-round pick, both signed their rookie contracts Friday, May 3. Gary signed a five-year deal, and Keke received a four-year contract, but further terms were not available.
|Footballguys view: Gary's best football is in front of him. He's got incredible physical makeup, measuring in at 6'4" 277 pounds. Gary is incredibly athletic for a man his size and has the potential to be a disruptive pass rusher in the pros. His production in college did not match his talent, so the Packers are going to have some developing to do with Gary in order to get the most out of his skill set.|
Packers | Green Bay signs 11 UDFAs Fri May 3, 12:08 PM
Undrafted rookie free-agents LB Curtis Bolton, WR Matthew Eaton, CB Kabion Ento, CB Javien Hamilton, TE Davis Koppenhaver, OT Yosh Nijman, LB Randy Ramsey, LB Greg Roberts, CB Nydair Rouse, QB Manny Wilkins and G Larry Williams signed with the Green Bay Packers on Friday, May 3.Link to story
Packers | Darnell Savage, Green Bay agree to deal Thu May 2, 05:50 PM
Green Bay Packers first-round S Darnell Savage agreed to terms on a four-year contract with the Green Bay Packers that a team option for a fifth year Thursday, May 2. Financial terms of the deal were not immediately disclosed.Link to story
Packers | Kenny Clark's option picked up Wed May 1, 09:26 AM
Green Bay Packers DT Kenny Clark's fifth-year option was exercised Wednesday, May 1.Link to story
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Packers | Green Bay parts with Jason Thompson Mon Apr 29, 04:33 PM
Green Bay Packers S Jason Thompson was waived Monday, April 29.Link to story
Packers | Nico Siragusa done in Green Bay Mon Apr 29, 04:27 PM
Green Bay Packers OG Nico Siragusa was waived Monday, April 29.Link to story
Packers | Jamarius Way to try out for Green Bay Sat Apr 27, 09:32 PM
Undrafted free-agent WR Jamarius Way (South Alabama) has been invited to rookie minicamp with the Green Bay Packers on a tryout basis.Link to story
Packers | Green Bay selects Jace Sternberger Sat Apr 27, 01:53 AM
Texas A&M TE Jace Sternberger was selected by the Green Bay Packers with the 75th overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.Link to story
Packers | Jace Sternberger won't have to do it all Fri Apr 26, 10:23 PM
Green Bay Packers TE Jace Sternberger won't be asked to the No. 1 tight end as a rookie, according to co-director of player personnel Jon-Eric Sullivan. 'His value is as a pass catcher today, but he is willing to block,' Sullivan said. 'I don't think there's pressure for him to come in here and be Superman.'Link to story
Packers | Elgton Jenkins to Packers Fri Apr 26, 08:03 PM
Mississippi State C Elgton Jenkins was selected by the Green Bay Packers with the 44th overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.Link to story
Packers | Green Bay adds Darnell Savage Thu Apr 25, 10:36 PM
Maryland S Darnell Savage was selected by the Green Bay Packers with the 21st pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.Link to story
Packers | Rashan Gary's shoulder just fine Thu Apr 25, 10:34 PM
Green Bay Packers DL Rashan Gary (shoulder) said his right shoulder is 100 percent healthy and won't require surgery.Link to story