Packers WR Devin Funchess has opted out of the 2020 season. He looked like Allen Lazard's biggest competition for the #2 WR job. Now Lazard will just need to hold off Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Jake Kumerow and Equanimeous St. Brown. We'll see how the depth chart shakes out over the next month, but we're bumping Lazard up the WR rankings. Davante Adams, of course, is set to dominate targets in Green Bay again.
The Packers had a head-scratching draft, trading up for QB Jordan Love in the 1st round and taking power-back A.J. Dillon in the 2nd. They didn't draft a single WR, despite being 1 of the neediest teams in the league at the position. GM Brian Gutekunst said it's all part of the plan to be a run-leaning offense. “I think [HC Matt LaFleur has] talked to you guys repeatedly about how much he’d like to run the ball and have the pass work off of that,” Gutekunst told reporters on Saturday. Green Bay ranked 18th in run rate last season -- and it sounds like we should project them to run it more in 2020. It's all bad news for Aaron Rodgers, who might not sit in QB1 territory when release our initial projections next month.
The forecast for today's Packers-Giants game calls for a wintry mix of snow, sleet and rain. Winds are expected to come in at 10-20 mph. Aaron Rodgers and Co. are used to this type of weather. But Daniel Jones told ESPN's Jordan Raanan that he's never played in snow. Keep that in mind when making lineup decisions.
Panthers CB James Bradberry is inactive for today's game against the Packers with a groin injury. That improves the matchup for Green Bay WR Davante Adams. DT Vernon Butler (back) is active after arriving questionable. Butler's not much of an IDP option, though.
Packers WR Davante Adams (toe) is active for today’s game against the Chargers. He’s been out since Week 4 and remained limited in practice this week, so there’s elevated risk here. But it’d be tough to keep Adams on fantasy benches. We haven’t heard anything about his snaps being limited today.
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport hears that the Packers are "planning" on WR Davante Adams (toe) playing against the Chargers on Sunday. "They’ll likely put him through a workout to test it," Rapoport adds. So it sounds like a final decision might not come until just before inactives are announced around 3 pm ET. You can pencil Adams into fantasy lineups, but make sure to have a late-game backup option rostered just in case he ends up inactive.
Packers WR Davante Adams (toe) is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Chargers after a limited week of practice. HC Matt LaFleur was non-committal on Adams’ availability on Friday, but the Green Bay media expects him to play this weekend. Packers-Chargers doesn’t kick off until 4:25 pm ET on Sunday, but we should get an update on his status that morning.
Packers WR Davante Adams (toe) put in a limited practice on Wednesday -- his 1st official workout since going down back in Week 4. "Did a nice job and we'll see how he progresses," HC Matt LaFleur said afterward. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported on Sunday that Adams is expected back for this weekend's game against the Chargers. We'll get another update on his progress tomorrow.
Packers WR Davante Adams (toe) is inactive for tonight's game against the Chiefs. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported this morning that Adams is expected back next week. Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Geronimo Allison, Allen Lazard and Jake Kumerow will again operate as Green Bay’s top 4 WRs tonight. But how snaps will be divvied among those guys is uncertain.
ESPN's Adam Schefter confirms that Packers WR Davante Adams (toe) won't play against the Chiefs tonight but adds that Adams is expected back for Week 9. We'll track his practice participation this coming week for clues on how close Adams is to 100%, but he figures to return to must-start status.
Packers WR Davante Adams (toe) is listed as doubtful for Sunday night's game against the Chiefs. It's at least an upgrade over the past 3 weeks, when Adams was ruled out on Friday. He seemingly has a shot to return for Week 9. With Adams out last week, the snaps rates for Packers WRs went: Allen Lazard 84%, Jake Kumerow 71%, Geronimo Allison 55%, Marquez Valdes-Scantling 34%. Allison and MVS are healthier now, but it's uncertain if they'll play more on Sunday night. We'd try to avoid this situation in what figures to be a run-leaning game plan for Green Bay.
Packers WR Davante Adams (toe) has stretched with his teammates at the start of practice on Wednesday and Thursday before heading inside to do rehab work. "I’m a little limited right now,” he said admitted Thursday. “But for the most part I can do a lot of different footwork stuff. It’s just the full-speed routes right now that are a little tougher for me. So I’m trying to fight through that, but I’m in a really good spot right now. Just got to keep letting it heal, because it’s not fully healed yet. Keep letting it heal and just be smart about it.” Adams doesn't sound like a guy set to return for Sunday night's game against the Chiefs, but we'll get another update on his status this afternoon.
Packers WR Davante Adams (toe) didn't practice on Wednesday. He was seen stretching prior to practice, and HC Matt LaFleur suggested that Adams could be a game-time decision for Sunday night's showdown with the Chiefs. We'll continue to monitor Adams' progress, but you shouldn't be counting on him in Week 8 fantasy lineups right now.
Packers WR Davante Adams (toe) is out for Sunday’s game against the Raiders. He didn’t practice all week and still has no timetable for return. WR Geronimo Allison (concussion, chest) didn’t practice all week and is listed as doubtful. He won’t play Sunday. WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling (knee, ankle) is listed as questionable after only getting in a limited practice on Friday. He has a shot to play this weekend but wouldn’t be at 100%. Jake Kumerow and Allen Lazard are Green Bay’s top 2 healthy WRs. You’re probably best off avoiding this entire situation in Week 7 fantasy lineups.
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