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Packers RB A.J. Dillon (groin) was held out of Wednesday's practice. He played through the groin issue on Thanksgiving and should be fine for Sunday night's game vs. the Chiefs. But we'll track his status over the next few days.

Packers QB Jordan Love dominated the Lions on Thursday with 268 yards, 3 TDs, and 0 turnovers. He added 39 rushing yards, with 37 coming on a zone-read. But the real story here was Love’s accuracy, which he showed off on several tight-window and off-platform throws. His +7.3% completion rate over expected set a career-high, per Next Gen Stats. Love will be a risky QB1 next week vs. the Chiefs' stingy pass D. But he’ll be back on the streaming radar for a Week 14 date at the Giants.

Packers WR Christian Watson tallied 5 catches, 94 yards, and 1 score in a Week 12 win over Detroit. Watson hauled in a 54-yard deep ball on the game's first play, and it was smooth sailing from there alongside a red-hot Jordan Love. Overall, Watson’s 7 targets (21.8% share) ranked second on the team and marking his second-highest total of the season. Next week turns up a tough matchup vs. Kansas City, but beyond that, Green Bay’s schedule lightens up.

Packers S Rudy Ford (biceps) and CB Jaire Alexander (shoulder) are inactive for today's game against the Lions. Injuries have shaken up that secondary and brought some big changes in our Week 12 DB rankings. Slot CB Keisean Nixon looks most interesting against Detroit.

Packers WR Dontayvion Wicks (concussion, knee) is inactive for today’s game vs. the Lions. Green Bay’s No. 4 WR has totaled 17 targets (11.6% share) over the last four games. His absence is a slight boost for WRs Christian Watson, Romeo Doubs, and Jayden Reed.

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Packers RB A.J. Dillon (groin) is active for today’s game vs. the Lions. He was limited in practice this week and listed as questionable, but we’ve heard nothing to suggest that the groin will be an issue today. Dillon will operate as Green Bay’s lead ball-carrier with RB Aaron Jones out. But he lost passing-down work to RB Patrick Taylor in the three games Jones missed earlier this season, totaling just two targets. Dillon lands in RB3 territory in the Week 12 Rankings.

Packers WR Dontayvion Wicks (concussion, knee) is listed as questionable for Thursday's game vs. the Lions. He returned to a limited practice on Wednesday but still seems unlikely to clear concussion protocol by tomorrow. We'll get Green Bay's inactives around 11 am ET. Wicks isn't a fantasy option, but his absence would be a slight boost for the Packers' other WRs.

Packers WR Jayden Reed (chest) is not listed on the final Week 12 injury report. He was limited in Tuesday's practice but put in a full workout on Wednesday and will play vs. the Lions on Thanksgiving. Reed has averaged 4.0 catches and 58 yards per game over the last four, although it's come on just 5.0 targets per game. Consider Reed a risk/reward WR4 play in Week 12.

The Packers placed TE Luke Musgrave on IR with what NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports is a lacerated kidney. Musgrave will miss at least the next four games, making Week 16 his earliest return date. The rookie can be dropped from redraft rosters. His absence gives fellow rookie TE Tucker Kraft a shot at lead duties. The elite athlete is worth adding in TE-premium fantasy leagues like the FFPC.

Packers HC Matt LaFleur said Tuesday that TE Luke Musgrave has a "significant" abdomen injury. LaFleur didn't give any other details but did say that Musgrave is currently in the hospital. He won't play vs. the Lions on Thanksgiving, and it sounds like Musgrave could miss time beyond that. We'll keep you updated on his status. Musgrave's absence on Thursday will leave Green Bay with TEs Tucker Kraft, Ben Sims, and Josiah Deguara. Kraft had already seen an expanded role the past two weeks and should lead the group in pass routes vs. Detroit. He'd be a desperation season-long play but is an intriguing flier on the Thanksgiving DFS slate. Kraft is a third-round rookie with a 96th-percentile Relative Athletic Score.

Packers WR Dontayvion Wicks is in the concussion protocol. He's also dealing with a knee injury and was listed as a non-participant on Monday's estimated practice report. The concussion makes Wicks a long shot to be cleared for Thursday's game vs. the Lions. The rookie has played about one-third of Green Bay's offensive snaps over the past four weeks, totaling 17 targets (11.6% share). His absence is a slight boost for WRs Christian Watson, Romeo Doubs, and Jayden Reed.

Packers RB AJ Dillon got pressed into the lead-back role in Sunday's win over the Chargers. And he disappointed once again. Dillon managed just 29 yards on 14 carries (2.1 per rush). That marked his sixth game of 10 with less than 4.0 yards per carry and fourth at less than 2.5. Dillon previously posted lackluster production across a four-game stretch in which Jones missed three games and played a limited role in the other. We'll see about how long Jones is expected to remain out this time. But don't expect big things from Dillon during that time.

Packers QB Jordan Love took advantage of Sunday's upside matchup with the Chargers to throw for a career-high 322 yards. He completed 27 of 40 attempts, finding WR Romeo Doubs and WR Christian Watson for TDs. This game followed Love's previous high of 289 yards in a Week 11 loss to the Steelers. He threw 2 TDs in that one as well, but also tossed 2 INTs while completing just 52.5% of his 40 attempts. So chalk Love's big Week 11 up primarily to the generous Chargers matchup. He'll find upside in a Week 12 clash with the Lions, who allowed the Bears to score 26 points Sunday. Love's not likely to reach the top 12 of our Week 12 rankings but just might get closer than he would have before Sunday's performance.

Packers WR Jayden Reed delivered a big fantasy line in an unconventional way Sunday against the Chargers. He scored from 32 yards out on a carry, one of three he logged before the middle of the second quarter. Reed totaled 46 rushing yards to lead the team in a game that saw RB Aaron Jones leave early with a knee injury. All three of Reed's rushes came before Jones left the game, which could bode well for that aspect staying in his game. He had just two rushes for the season entering Sunday's game. The rookie also tied for the team lead with 6 targets and notched 4 receptions for another 46 yards. This isn't the kind of stat line we can count on Reed repeating, but his usage was encouraging. Reed's 34 routes (among 44 dropbacks) finished basically tied with Christian Watson (36) and Romeo Doubs (33). Watson got 4 targets, tallying 2 receptions for 21 yards and a TD. Doubs posted a 5-53-1 line on 6 targets. It was an optimal matchup for the Green Bay passing offense, especially after losing its lead back. Don't expect as much Green Bay passing success the rest of the way. A Week 12 matchup at Detroit, however, could once again boost passing upside.

Raiders RB Josh Jacobs gained only 38 yards on 14 attempts in Sunday's loss at Miami. Note that Vegas played without key LT Kolton Miller. Strangely, Jacobs saw only 1 target in this one, despite 41 passes from Aidan O'Connell. In fact, over the past three weeks, Jacobs owns only 3 total targets. Week 12 turns up a negative matchup vs. Kansas City, followed by a Week 13 bye.

Packers LB Quay Walker (groin) and Edge Rashan Gary (shoulder) are active for today's game against the Chargers. CB Jaire Alexander (shoulder) is out, leaving Green Bay without its top cover guy. Walker and Gary appear ready for usual IDP use.

Packers LB Quay Walker (groin) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Chargers. He put in limited practices all week after missing the previous two games (and all preceding practices). CB Jaire Alexander (shoulder) and Edge Rashan Gary (shoulder) are also questionable. We'll check the status of all three Sunday.

Packers WR Christian Watson flopped again in Week 10, hauling in just 2 of his 7 targets for 23 receiving yards vs. the Steelers. It’s fair to question at this point whether or not fantasy managers should continue to consider putting Watson into lineups. He’s now averaged a poor 2.3 receptions and 40 receiving yards per game in 2023, and the rapport between him and QB Jordan Love hasn’t come through. In fact, 5 of the 10 INTs that Love has thrown this season have come when targeting Watson, per The Athletic’s Matt Schneidman. How much blame to assign the WR vs. the QB barely matters. Expect to find Watson well outside the top 36 in our weekly WR rankings until something changes. It's even OK to consider dropping him in shallower leagues.

Packers QB Jordan Love completed 21 of 40 passes for a season-high 289 yards with 2 TD and 2 INTs in Week 10 vs. the Steelers. Though he played well enough for fantasy managers to be somewhat happy, Love now ranks tied for first in the NFL with 10 INTs through nine games played. That doesn't hurt his fantasy scoring in most formats as much as it does his real-life team. But it does highlight the erratic play that makes Love difficult to trust in fantasy lineups. Week 11 could be a nice spot for Love against a Chargers defense that ranks as the easiest QB matchup per our adjusted fantasy points allowed. But it's not enough to make him a recommended starter in typically sized leagues.

Packers S Rudy Ford (calf) and DT Kenny Clark (shoulder) are active for today's game against the Steelers. Neither is a high-level IDP option, but each is available for deeper lineup spots.

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