Fantasy Football News & Views
Packers | Hunter Bradley on COVID list Mon Aug 3, 06:26 PM
Green Bay Packers LS Hunter Bradley was placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list Monday, Aug. 3.Link to story
Packers | Green Bay removes two from roster Mon Aug 3, 04:39 PM
Green Bay Packers QB Jalen Morton and FB Elijah Wellman were released Monday, Aug. 3.Link to story
Packers | Four players not ready for practice Fri Jul 31, 06:07 PM
Green Bay Packers RB Patrick Taylor (undisclosed) and OG Simon Stepaniak (undisclosed) were placed on the Active/Non-Football Injury list Friday, July 31. The team also placed OT Yosh Nijman (undisclosed) and LB Curtis Bolton (undisclosed) on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list.Link to story
Packers | Green Bay cuts two players Fri Jul 31, 04:51 PM
Green Bay Packers OT Cole Madison and FB Jordan Jones were waived Friday, July 31, according to a source.Link to story
Packers | Two more land on COVID list Thu Jul 30, 05:56 PM
Green Bay Packers DT Treyvon Hester and TE Jace Sternberger were placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list Thursday, July 30.Link to story
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Packers | Mason Crosby lands on COVID list Thu Jul 30, 05:55 PM
Green Bay Packers PK Mason Crosby was added to the Reserve/COVID-19 list Thursday, July 30.Link to story
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Packers | John Lovett awarded to Green Bay Thu Jul 30, 05:31 PM
Kansas City Chiefs QB John Lovett was awarded to the Green Bay Packers off of waivers Thursday, July 30.
|Footballguys view: Lovett is an interesting prospect. He's got 'QB' next to his name, but he can also be listed as a FB, H-back, etc. Lovett was actually thought to be the Chiefs version of Taysom Hill. They at least wanted to see if he could be a gadget quarterback like Hill has been for the Saints. Now, we'll see if the Packers want to use him that way.|
Packers | Greg Roberts on COVID-19 list Tue Jul 28, 06:30 PM
Green Bay Packers LB Greg Roberts was placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday, July 28.Link to story
Packers | Devin Funchess foregoes season Tue Jul 28, 05:32 PM
Green Bay Packers WR Devin Funchess opted out of the 2020 season Tuesday, July 28.
|Footballguys view: Just another reason the Packers should have added a wide receiver early for QB Aaron Rodgers in the 2020 NFL draft. Ah, but we digress this is a tough move for the Packers as Funchess was expected to provide veteran depth and work in 3-WR sets this season.|
Devin Funchess player page
Packers | Everson Griffen, Packers share interest Mon Jul 27, 03:29 PM
Free-agent DE Everson Griffen (Vikings) and the Green Bay Packers have mutual interest as Griffen narrows down his choices for 2020.
|Footballguys view: The Packers interest is ...interesting to say the least due to the logjam of talent they have in the front seven of their defense. Griffen could end up back with the Vikings and earlier reports indicated the Cardinals might have interest as well. Entering his 11th season as a pro, Griffen is coming off an 8.0 sack season in 2019.|
Everson Griffen player page
Packers | Josiah Deguara signs contract Fri Jul 24, 04:16 PM
Green Bay Packers third-round draft choice TE Josiah Deguara signed a four-year contract with the Packers Friday, July 24. Financial terms were not disclosed.Link to story
Packers | Josiah Deguara agrees to rookie contract Tue Jul 21, 04:22 PM
Green Bay Packers third-round pick TE Josiah Deguara agreed to his four-year rookie contract Tuesday, July 21. Financial terms were undisclosed.
|Footballguys view: He's a fullback/tight end 'tweener who lined up all over the formation for Cincinnati in college. He finished his college career with more catches (92) than any other tight end in Bearcats history. Deguara should not be much of a fantasy factor but his versatility will help him keep a spot on the 53-man roster.|
Packers | Marquez Valdes-Scantling targeted deep Sat Jul 18, 02:54 PM
Green Bay Packers WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling finished fourth in the league in 2019 with an average depth of target of 16.9 yards, according to Pro Football Reference's advanced receiving data.
|Footballguys view: Allen Lazard should get more deep targets this year, and Devin Funchess could also soak up some of the extra deep targets that Valdes-Scantling won't get unless he has a very strong training camp. The Packers still only have one reliable passcatcher for fantasy leagues.|
Marquez Valdes-Scantling player page
Packers | Davante Adams creates space Fri Jul 17, 11:33 PM
Green Bay Packers WR Davante Adams' 3.3 average yards of separation per target was fourth among the 29 receivers with at least 100 targets in 2019.
|Footballguys view: Adams was playing through a foot injury that cost him four weeks, so this is extra impressive. If anyone can knock Michael Thomas off of the WR1 perch this year, it's Adams. He'll go in the first round of almost every draft.|
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Packers | Davante Adams tops in production Sat Jul 11, 12:53 PM
Green Bay Packers WR Davante Adams is the only wide receiver with 4,000 receiving yards and 40 touchdown receptions since 2016.
|Footballguys view: This goes along with a 2019 trend that saw few receivers score in traditional WR1 range for fantasy leagues, but many more than usual score in WR2/WR3 range. Adams is usually going off of the board as the #2 receiver after Michael Thomas and will require a first-round pick to land in most drafts.|
Davante Adams player page
Packers | Jake Hanson under contract Fri Jul 10, 05:15 PM
Green Bay Packers sixth-round draft choice C Jake Hanson signed a four-year contract with the Packers Friday, July 10. Financial terms were not disclosed.
|Footballguys view: Hanson was a four-year starter at Oregon and two-time All-Pac-12 second team. He could be on the spot in 2021 if the Packers can't afford to keep starting center Corey Linsley. With Kenny Clark and David Bakhtiari both hitting free agency next year, Linsley could be the odd man out.|
Packers | Jon Runyan to be used at OG Fri Jul 10, 05:07 PM
Green Bay Packers OG Jon Runyan Jr. will be used at offensive guard but could also be a candidate at offensive tackle in emergency situations.
|Footballguys view: If Alex Light doesn't cut it as a swing tackle, the Packers could try to get Runyan ready for the key depth job as a rookie.|
Packers | Alex Light has good chance to make team Fri Jul 10, 04:42 PM
Green Bay Packers OT Alex Light likely will make the final roster because the Packers do not have any backup offensive tackles with experience on the roster other than Light, according to PackersWire's Zach Kruse.
|Footballguys view: The Packers better hope David Bakhtiari and Rick Wagner stay healthy. They could look to the market for another swing tackle candidate if they don't like how Light looks in camp after he wasn't very good when he got on the field last year.|
Packers | Kamal Martin signs rookie deal Thu Jul 9, 04:29 PM
Green Bay Packers fifth-round draft choice LB Kamal Martin signed a four-year contract with the Packers Thursday, July 9. Financial terms were not disclosed.
|Footballguys view: Martin played through a knee injury before being shut down last season and he was not able to work out at the combine. He could be a name to watch if Christian Kirksey can't stay healthy for the third straight season.|
Packers | Equanimeous St. Brown may have edge for spot Mon Jul 6, 07:11 PM
Green Bay Packers WR Equanimeous St. Brown is considered the leading candidate for the No. 6 receiver job entering training camp.
|Footballguys view: Is there such a thing as an 'edge' for the SIXTH SPOT on the depth chart? At that end of the bench one bad preseason game or one missed practice might be enough to catapult someone ahead of you. Yes, St. Brown was a draft pick (sixth-round pick, 2018 NFL draft) so perhaps that gives him the aforementioned 'edge' but it's a fine line. We're still monitoring St. Brown in crazy deep dynasty dynasty formats.|
Packers | Aaron Rodgers benefited from screen passes Sun Jul 5, 07:33 PM
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers accumulated 483 passing yards on screen plays in 2019 - the second-highest mark in the league - according to Pro Football Focus.
|Footballguys view: Rodgers is dangerous all over the field but in the first year under head coach Matt LaFleur the Packers were screen heavy. Not every pass they caught was a screen pass, but in 2019 the Packers had two backs (Aaron Jones, Jamaal Williams) catch 88 passes combined. Expect that number to be similar in 2020.|
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Packers | Dexter Williams on bubble Thu Jul 2, 06:12 PM
Green Bay Packers RB Dexter Williams likely will be on the roster bubble during training camp because of the addition of RB AJ Dillon this offseason.Link to story
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Packers | Tyler Ervin has good chance to make roster Thu Jul 2, 05:28 PM
Green Bay Packers RB Tyler Ervin likely will make the final roster because of his value as a kick and punt returner, in the opinion of PackersWire's Zach Kruse.
|Footballguys view: 2019 sixth-round pick Dexter Williams appears to be on the outside looking in if this is true. Second-round pick AJ Dillon will make it difficult for the team to carry a fourth running back that isn't a major contributor on special teams.|
Tyler Ervin player page
Packers | Jordan Love signs rookie contract Wed Jul 1, 03:34 PM
Green Bay Packers first-round draft choice QB Jordan Love signed a four-year contract with the Packers Wednesday, July 1. Financial terms were not disclosed.
|Footballguys view: Love has a ton of talent but he needs time to develop as a pro. During his college career at Utah State, Love showed great mechanics and was incredibly bold as a passer down the field. He'll sit behind Aaron Rodgers in 2020 but he's pegged as the future franchise quarterback.|
Packers | AJ Dillon under contract Wed Jul 1, 12:51 PM
Green Bay Packers RB AJ Dillon tweeted a photo of himself signing his four-year rookie contract Wednesday, July 1. Financial terms of the deal weren't disclosed.
|Footballguys view: Dillon is your prototypical power back who can grind down defenses as the game goes on. He makes his living between the tackles where he averaged around 5.0 yards per carry in 2019 for Boston College. Dillon is not a receiving threat, reminding some in the scouting community of former Giants RB Brandon Jacobs. He'll work as a reserve behind Aaron Jones in 2020.|
Packers | Bigger role for Tyler Ervin? Wed Jun 24, 10:22 PM
Green Bay Packers RB Tyler Ervin had three touches for 21 total yards after joining the team last season, but the Packers 'plan to utilize Ervin even more' in 2020, according to Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com.
|Footballguys view: We can't see Ervin getting a fantasy relevant role. He's buried on the depth chart behind Aaron Jones and Jamaal Williams. Ervin is a return man and has the speed to work in space as a receiving back.|
Tyler Ervin player page
Packers | Equanimeous St. Brown back in mix Wed Jun 24, 10:00 PM
Green Bay Packers WR Equanimeous St. Brown was one of the players QB Aaron Rodgers mentioned when talking about important members of the receiving corps for 2020. 'I'm excited about seeing EQ back in the mix,' Rodgers said.
|Footballguys view: The Packers have Davante Adams as their top wide receiver and then there's a group of guys, including St. Brown, who are vying for position in the pecking order. With the addition of Devin Funchess, plus guys like Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Allen Lazard, St. Brown has his work cut out for him if he wants to earn a role. Impressing Rodgers will certainly help, especially since St. Brown missed all of the 2019 season due to an ankle injury he suffered in the team's third preseason game.|
Packers | Montravius Adams facing uphill battle? Sat Jun 20, 06:49 PM
Green Bay Packers DT Montravius Adams likely will need a strong training camp in order to make the final roster.
|Footballguys view: Adams was arrested this offseason and he hasn't done much since Ted Thompson took him in the third round last year. He might have trouble catching on anywhere if the Packers give up on him.|
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Packers | Oren Burks may need solid camp Sat Jun 20, 06:41 PM
Green Bay Packers LB Oren Burks could be a possible cut candidate if he does not perform well during training camp, in the opinion of PackersWire's Joe Kipp.
|Footballguys view: Burks was supposed to bolster the Packers pass defense, but his role has actually gotten smaller since his rookie year. If Burks can redeem himself, oft-injured Christian Kirksey might be the only thing between him and opportunity to become relevant in IDP leagues.|
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Packers | Josh Jackson not a lock for roster Sat Jun 20, 06:40 PM
Green Bay Packers CB Josh Jackson could be a possible trade or release candidate if he fails to show improvement during training camp.
|Footballguys view: The 2018 #37 overall pick took a step back last year and didn't start or record a pass breakup. The Packers appear to be souring on him with two years left on his rookie deal.|
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Packers | Aaron Rodgers good on deep throws Mon Jun 15, 05:34 PM
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers recorded 1,222 yards, 12 touchdowns and two interceptions on passes of traveled at least 20 yards during the 2019 regular season and postseason.
|Footballguys view: Rodgers is so good on these throws because he's always looking to attack. He's got a gunslinger's mentality and loves to challenge defenders deep. The Packers could have done more this offseason to upgrade his WR corps, but Rodgers will make the most of what he has to work with.|
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Packers | Aaron Rodgers ruthless downfield Sun Jun 14, 07:18 PM
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers threw for 1,222 yards, 12 touchdowns and two interceptions on passes that traveled at least 20 yards downfield in 2019 (including playoffs), according to Pro Football Focus.
|Footballguys view: Rodgers is ruthless all over the field, but what makes him truly elite is his ability to attack downfield with great success. He has the athleticism to keep plays alive with his feet, and Rodgers always has his eyes looking for open receivers.|
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Packers | Cole Madison not guaranteed spot Sat Jun 13, 06:29 PM
Green Bay Packers OG Cole Madison will need to earn a roster spot during training camp since the team added two guards in the 2020 NFL Draft.
|Footballguys view: Madison was a fifth-round pick in 2018, but took a year off for his mental health (the suicide of his friend, Washington State quarterback Tyler Hilinski, is believed to be part of the reason he needed this), and then tore his ACL in practice last year. He'll have an uphill battle to make the team.|
Packers | Jake Hanson could be future starter Sat Jun 13, 06:18 PM
Green Bay Packers C Jake Hanson could take over the starting center job as soon as the 2021 season if the team is not able to re-sign C Corey Linsley next offseason.
|Footballguys view: Hanson started 49 games at Oregon and ended up going 208th overall in the late sixth round of this year's draft. He projects as a possible starter in a zone running game like the one the Packers run with a lot of experience and smarts in adjusting protections and being the leader of his offensive line.|
Packers | AJ Dillon came in early Wed Jun 10, 10:13 AM
Green Bay Packers second-round pick RB AJ Dillon came to Green Bay in early May to begin working and studying the playbook.
|Footballguys view: Dillon is a huge power back from Boston College that could take over in the Packers backfield if the team doesn't re-sign Aaron Jones. This season is the final year of his contract, but Jones agent says he's been in consistent contact with the team. In 2020, Dillon will back up Jones and get some work in short-yardage and perhaps even goal-line situation.|
Packers | Billy Turner top option at RG Sat Jun 6, 07:49 PM
Green Bay Packers OG Billy Turner likely will enter training camp as the leading candidate for the starting right guard job, but he will have to compete with OGs Lane Taylor, Lucas Patrick and Cole Madison.
|Footballguys view: Turner fits well in an offense that wants to lean more run-heavy. He got a 3.3 million dollar roster bonus this offseason, so the Packers obviously think of him as a starter quality even though he struggled in pass protection last year. They have youth at the position behind him to perhaps get cheaper next year, and multi-year starter Lane Taylor to push him in camp.|
Packers | Alex Light may be swing tackle Fri Jun 5, 08:04 PM
Green Bay Packers OT Alex Light appears to be the leading candidate for the swing tackle job entering training camp.Link to story
Packers | Jon Runyan signs rookie deal Fri Jun 5, 05:14 PM
Green Bay Packers sixth-round draft choice OT Jon Runyan Jr. signed a four-year contract with the Packers Friday, June 5. Financial terms were not disclosed.
|Footballguys view: The son of the former Pro Bowl Eagle tackle could kick inside to guard in the NFL. He has good football acumen but needs to develop strength and refine his technique to make it in the NFL.|
Packers | Tramon Williams could return Mon Jun 1, 08:07 PM
Free-agent CB Tramon Williams (Packers) is a player the Green Bay Packers have considered re-signing this offseason, according to defensive coordinator Mike Pettine.Link to story
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Packers | Simon Stepaniak signs contract Mon Jun 1, 03:02 PM
Green Bay Packers sixth-round draft choice OG Simon Stepaniak signed a four-year contract with the Packers Monday, June 1. Financial terms were not disclosed.Link to story
Packers | Rashan Gary may receive bigger role Sat May 30, 07:01 PM
Green Bay Packers LB Rashan Gary is expected to receive more snaps this upcoming season so he can take some pressure off of LBs Preston Smith and Za'Darius Smith.Link to story
Packers | Vernon Scott signs Sat May 30, 03:19 PM
Green Bay Packers S Vernon Scott signed a four-year rookie contract worth $3.37 million Saturday, May 30.Link to story
Packers | Lane Taylor resturctures deal Sat May 30, 10:31 AM
Green Bay Packers OG Lane Taylor restructured the final year of his current contract Saturday, May 29. He will now receive $1.5 million, including a $100,000 signing bonus. The move has freed up approximately $3 million in salary cap space.Link to story
Packers | Adrian Amos healthy Fri May 29, 05:56 PM
Green Bay Packers S Adrian Amos said he has completely recovered from the pectoral injury he suffered during the NFC Championship game. He said he did not need surgery to repair the injury.Link to story
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Packers | Aaron Jones wants to stay with Packers Wed May 27, 04:20 PM
Green Bay Packers RB Aaron Jones said he wants to spend his entire career with the Packers. Jones' agent said the two sides have talked about a new contract and will continue to negotiate.
|Footballguys view: A fifth-round pick in the 2017 NFL draft, Jones is in the final year of his rookie contract. He's got a cap hit around $2.2 million in 2020. A new deal would likely make him one of the highest-paid running backs in the league. The Packers selected Boston College RB A.J. Dillon in the second round of the 2020 NFL draft and he's a big-bodied banger but not the all-purpose threat that Jones is.|
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Packers | Allen Lazard kind to his quarterback Tue May 26, 09:43 PM
Green Bay Packers WR Allen Lazard corralled 35 of his 43 catchable targets and scored three touchdowns in 2019, contributing to a passer rating of 115.6 when Aaron Rodgers threw in his direction. The passer rating mark ranked ninth in the league among receivers and tight ends with at least 50 targets.
|Footballguys view: The big-bodied former Iowa State receiver had a breakout season in 2019 with 35 catches for 477 yards and three touchdowns. He needs to be more consistent with his targets and his role within the offense to be more fantasy relevant. We'll see if he can win the no.2 job opposite of Davante Adams. He'll compete with free agent signing Devin Funchess and 2019 disappointment Marquez Valdes-Scantling for playing time.|
Packers | Jonathan Garvin officially signs Tue May 26, 05:11 PM
Updating a previous story, Green Bay Packers seventh-round DE Jonathan Garvin officially signed a four-year contract Tuesday, May 26. Financial terms weren't disclosed.Link to story
Packers | Little middle ground for Aaron Rodgers in 2019 Sun May 24, 04:56 PM
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers led the league with 109 pass attempts behind the line of scrimmage and ranked second in attempts of at least 20 yards with 102. Conversely, he finished 15th in attempts between zero and 10 yards (236) and 18th on throws between 10 and 20 yards (100).
|Footballguys view: Rodgers does a good job of attacking all three levels of the field as a passer. He was a QB1 for Fantasy GMs last year and should perform at a similar level this season.|
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Packers | Jonathan Garvin under contract Sun May 24, 03:23 PM
Green Bay Packers seventh-round draft choice LB Jonathan Garvin signed a four-year contract with the Packers Sunday, May 24. Financial terms were not disclosed.Link to story
Packers | Davante Adams tops on verticals Fri May 22, 01:05 PM
Green Bay Packers WR Davante Adams was Pro Football Focus' top-graded wide receiver on vertical routes in 2019.
|Footballguys view: Adams and QB Aaron Rodgers are fun to watch. We'll see Adams stretch the field again this year, so he could be tops on these type of routes in 2020.|
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