Shark Bites

The Packers on Tuesday agreed to a terms with DE Muhammad Wilkerson, according to ESPN's Rob Demovsky. Wilkerson struggled through arguably his worst pro season in 2017, dealing with shoulder and foot injuries and losing late-season time to attitude issues. But he'll still be just 28 when the 2018 season begins and will reunite with new Packers DC Mike Pettine, the Jets DC for Wilkerson's 1st 2 pro campaigns. Wilkerson retains plenty of IDP upside for 2018 and beyond.

TE Jimmy Graham has agree to a deal with the Packers, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Despite a sluggish final quarter of the season, Graham rebounded for 10 TDs and top-7 finishes across fantasy football formats last year. Green Bay certainly won't hurt his TD potential. Volume could be on his side, too, after Jordy Nelson's 2017 decline and a tough couple of years for Randall Cobb. Of course, Graham's ADP will also likely be top 5 among TEs now that he's teaming up with Aaron Rodgers. We'll see exactly where he lands on that front and in our 2018 projections. This looks like a good opportunity to look into selling the 31-year-old Graham in dynasty leagues.

The Browns have unloaded QB DeShone Kizer on the heels of dealing for Tyrod Taylor. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that Cleveland has agreed to trade Kizer to the Packers for CB Damarious Randall. There might not be a better spot in the league for Kizer to spend a couple of years developing and for Green Bay to see whether he can turn into NFL starting material. Randall, meanwhile, adds talent to a Browns secondary that already seemed headed in the right direction over the past year or 2. For fantasy purposes ... there's really not much value/intrigue here.

The Browns have hired Todd Haley as their new OC. He's expected to take play-calling duties from HC Hue Jackson. Haley butted heads with QB Ben Roethlisberger but helped the Steelers to top-10 finishes in both total yards and points in each of the past 4 seasons. He wasn't as successful in previous stops in Kansas City and Arizona, posting 3 top-12 finishes in total offense but 3 others in the bottom 8. He obviously won't be working with nearly as much talent in Cleveland as he had in Pittsburgh.

Packers OLB Clay Matthews (hamstring) is active for today's game against the Lions. He's not a strong IDP candidate but helps the team D -- albeit in a spot you shouldn't be using it anyway. OLB Nick Perry is already out with an ankle injury.

The Packers have signed WR Davante Adams to a 4-year extension worth $58 million, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Adams was set to hit free agency in March but is now locked up in Green Bay through the 2021 season. The 25-year-old has emerged as the Packers' top receiver, scoring 22 TDs over his last 30 games. The extension is good news for his fantasy value, keeping him tied to QB Aaron Rodgers.

Packers RB Aaron Jones (knee) is out for this weekend's game against the Lions. Jamaal Williams will serve as a feature back in a plus matchup vs. the league's 31st-ranked RB defense.

Packers RB Aaron Jones (knee) is "likely out" for Sunday's game against the Lions, HC Mike McCarthy said. That means a feature role for RB Jamaal Williams vs. the league's 31st-ranked RB defense.

Packers RB Aaron Jones was knocked out in the 1st half of Saturday's game against the Vikings with a knee injury. It's unclear if this is related to the MCL injury he suffered in mid-November. We'll look for an update.

The Packers will be without their starting OLBs against the Vikings tonight. Nick Perry (ankle) entered the weekend doubtful. Clay Matthews (hamstring) was questionable but will also not play. That can only make the matchup comfier for Vikings QB Case Keenum.

Jets HC Todd Bowles refused to say Friday whether DE Muhammad Wilkerson will return to the lineup for Sunday's game against the Chargers. He practiced in full every day this week after getting benched for a rules violation in Week 15, but reports that Wilkerson saw "very little work" in practice and "wasn't involved in the game plan." We'll see about his active status Sunday morning, but we can't bet on Wilkerson playing if you're weighing him against a Saturday player.

Packers WR Davante Adams (concussion) has been ruled out for Saturday night's game against the Vikings. Dealing with his 3rd concussion in the past 14 months, he's probably no better than 50/50 to be cleared for Week 16. Adams' absence this weekend means WR Jordy Nelson will likely see a lot of Minnesota Pro Bowl CB Xavier Rhodes. WRs Randall Cobb and Geronimo Allison will be in better matchups, but neither is a trustworthy fantasy play with Brett Hundley under center.

Packers WR Davante Adams (concussion) did not practice on Wednesday. Dealing with his 3rd concussion in 14 months, Adams is a long shot to get cleared in time for Saturday night's game against the Vikings. That'd leave Jordy Nelson, Randall Cobb and Geronimo Allison as Brett Hundley's top 3 WRs.

The Packers have placed QB Aaron Rodgers on IR, ending his season. HC Mike McCarthy said the QB was sore coming out of Sunday's return at Carolina, and then Atlanta's Monday night victory eliminated Green Bay from playoff contention. So Brett Hundley should start Saturday night against the Vikings and then at Detroit in Week 17. Hundley means an upgrade for both opponent defenses in fantasy.

Packers HC Mike McCarthy was non-commital on QB Aaron Rodgers' Week 16 status. "Rodgers is sore, and rightfully so," McCarthy said Monday. "He was hit too many times. Took two big hits. We're working through that and we'll see what tomorrow brings." Green Bay would be eliminated from the playoff picture if the Falcons beat the Bucs on Monday night -- and have no reason to play Rodgers against the Vikings on Saturday at less than 100%. We'll continue to monitor the situation.

Packers WR Davante Adams was knocked out in the 3rd quarter of Sunday's game in Carolina with a concussion. He took a shot to the head from LB Thomas Davis after an Aaron Rodgers INT. It's the 2nd concussion for Adams this season and his 3rd in the past 14 months. We'll track his progress through the protocol this coming week.

Packers OLB Nick Perry (foot) and ILB Jake Ryan (knee) are active for today’s game against the Panthers. Perry put in limited practices all week after missing last week’s workouts and then sitting out the game. Ryan missed Wednesday’s practice before limited workouts Thursday and Friday. Each player adds risk to his already lower-level IDP profile with the injury status.

Jets HC Todd Bowles announced Friday that DE Muhammad Wilkerson will not travel with the team for Sunday's game against the Saints. He did not give a reason, but reports that Wilkerson was late for a team meeting Friday. IDP owners obviously need to make other plans, but he was a low-level option anyway.

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (collarbone) announced on Tuesday night that he's been medically cleared. That presumably means he'll start this weekend's game against the Panthers. Rodgers has been practicing for a couple of weeks now and been impressing teammates and media members. The last time he returned from a broken collarbone -- albeit on his non-throwing side -- he went for 318 yards with 2 TDs and 2 INTs against the Bears in his 1st game back. He comes with a bit lower floor than usual this week, but Rodgers sits safely inside QB1 territory in our rankings. His return is also a big boost to WR Jordy Nelson.

Packers OLB Nick Perry (foot) is inactive for today's game against the Browns. That removes the sack leader from a shaky Green Bay pass rush. The Packers remain an upside play on D, though the recent additions at WR and spotty rushing success add scoring risk to the Browns offense.


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