Packers HC Mike McCarthy on Friday ruled out WR Jordy Nelson for this weekend's game against the Cowboys. This was the most likely outcome all along considering Nelson broke 2 ribs in last Sunday's win over the Giants. We'd consider him no better than 50/50 for the NFC Championship if Green Bay gets there. Nelson's absence leaves Davante Adams and Randall Cobb as the Packers' top 2 WRs. Geronimo Allison figures to be next in line for snaps, with Jeff Janis as the #4 WR. TE Jared Cook and RB Ty Montgomery could also pick up extra targets with Nelson out.
Packers WRs Randall Cobb (hamstring) and Ty Montgomery (illness) are both inactive for today’s game against the Falcons. That leaves Jordy Nelson, Davante Adams and Jeff Janis as Green Bay’s top 3 WRs.
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport hears that Packers WR Randall Cobb (hamstring) won't play against the Falcons today. It's a surprise after he played through the hammy issue last week and put in 3 limited practices this week. Cobb has averaged 12.3 targets over his last 3 games, so his absence is significant. WR/RB Ty Montgomery might see even more action in the short passing game. WRs Jordy Nelson, Davante Adams and potentially Jeff Janis could also pick up some extra looks.
The Packers listed WR Davante Adams (concussion) as questionable for Thursday night's game against the Bears. He got in a limited practice on Wednesday but still isn't a great bet to get full clearance in time for kickoff. WR Jeff Janis picked up snaps on the outside after Adams exited last week's game.
Packers WR Davante Adams has been diagnosed with a concussion and did not practice on Monday. He's a long shot to be cleared for Thursday night's game against the Bears. WR Ty Montgomery figures to be the biggest beneficiary and is on the WR3 radar in PPR leagues. WR Jeff Janis should also get a boost in playing time but can't be trusted in fantasy lineups.
Packers WR Jeff Janis will miss 4-6 weeks after undergoing finger surgery. Janis had screws put in the bones around his right index finger. Once a popular late-round pick, Janis is now undraftable in all leagues. Davante Adams looks poised for the #3 WR role.
Packers WR Jeff Janis suffered a fracture to at least 1 of the bones in his right hand, per Rob Demovsky of ESPN. The injury reportedly occurred in Wednesday’s practice. Janis has garnered mixed reviews as he battles for the #3 WR gig, but this injury could keep him off the field into the regular season. Davante Adams is the current favorite to play in 3-WR sets.
The Packers' initial depth chart lists WR Jeff Janis 3rd at his outside spot, behind Jordy Nelson and Davante Adams. Jared Abbrederis, meanwhile, sits 2nd behind Randall Cobb at the other wideout. Janis' raw athleticism has made him a favorite sleeper of some in the fantasy football community the past couple of years, but this follows negative buzz on the player failing to improve his technique and alienating QB Aaron Rodgers. Hanging on to Janis in dynasty is fine, but don't count on a 2016 contribution. We'll see if he's in danger of missing the regular-season roster.
Packers WR Ty Montgomery (ankle) was placed on active/PUP to begin training camp. Limited to only 6 games last season, the 2nd-year WR must return quickly to have a chance to win the #3 WR role. For now, Davante Adams and Jeff Janis are the frontrunners for that gig.
Packers HC Mike McCarthy likes what he's seen from WR Jared Abbrederis this offseason. "I think Jared's had his best offseason," McCarthy said. "I think his route running is exemplary for a young guy. His ability to recognize coverages, and his time clock, his breaking points, his ability to drop his weight -- just all the specifics and details and techniques of route running, I think he's exceptional. He just needs to continue to work on getting stronger. He plays the position technically and fundamentally at a very high level." Abbrederis has struggled with injuries -- a torn ACL in 2014 and a concussion last summer -- but stepped up to haul in 6 balls for 69 yards in Green Bay's 2 playoff games last year. He's in the mix for the #3 WR job this season, along with Jeff Janis, Davante Adams and Ty Montgomery.
Packers WR Ty Montgomery (ankle) still isn't back to 100% and will be limited for the start of the offseason program this week. He underwent surgery in late December after injuring his ankle in October and then suffering a couple of setbacks. The team doesn't expect him to be fully cleared until the start of training camp. Montgomery caught 15 of 19 targets for 136 yards and 2 scores in 6 outings last year. He also carried 3 times for 14 yards and averaged 31.1 yards on 7 kick returns. The 3rd-round pick is in the mix for the #3 WR job but needs to get healthy to beat out Jeff Janis and Davante Adams.
Packers WR Ty Montgomery underwent surgery on the ankle that cost him all but 6 games during his rookie season. Montgomery went down in Week 6 and aggravated the injury in practice a few times throughout the rest of the season. He "might not be healthy until training camp," Woods adds. The missed time is unfortunate for a guy with a shot to earn a bigger role in 2016. Montgomery's absence opens the door further for WR Jeff Janis.
Packers HC Mike McCarthy said Monday that WR Jeff Janis remained "inconsistent" in 2015. "Had some chances, up-and-down," McCarthy added. "But with that, I think he definitely learned from those experiences and just had a tremendous game against Arizona." Janis played just 131 offensive snaps and caught 2 of 11 targets during the regular season. But he flashed his upside with a massive 7-145-2 line in Sunday's Divisional Round loss to the Cardinals. Still just 24 with a 6'3, 219-pound frame and elite measurables, Janis has breakout potential if he can earn a more consistent role in 2016.
Packers WR Davante Adams has been diagnosed with a sprained MCL, according to ESPN's Rob Demovsky. HC Mike McCarthy wouldn't rule Adams out on Tuesday, but Demovsky confirms that the 2nd-year wideout is unlikely to play against the Cardinals this weekend. WR Jared Abbrederis will likely see the biggest increase in playing time. WR Jeff Janis should also see extra snaps.
Packers WR Ty Montgomery injured his left leg in the 2nd quarter of Sunday's game against the Chargers. He couldn't put any weight on it as he left the field and was carted back to the locker room. Don't expect to see the rookie back out there today. His absence should mean more action for WR Jeff Janis.
Update: Montgomery has a left ankle injury.
Packers WR James Jones is listed on the 2nd team behind WR Davante Adams on the team's updated depth chart. That suggests that Jones is Green Bay's #3 WR. (Ty Montgomery is listed behind Randall Cobb; Jeff Janis on the 3rd team behind Jones.) Jones doesn't have much gas left in his tank, but the #3 spot in the Packers' offense could make him a viable spot start option in fantasy. We'll be keeping a close eye on how the WR snaps are divvied in this weekend's opener against the Bears.
The Packers have signed WR James Jones. The 31-year-old averaged just 9.1 yards per catch in Oakland last year and was cut by the Giants earlier this week. But he's familiar with the Packers offense and QB Aaron Rodgers, spending the first 7 years of his career in Green Bay. Ideally, Jones will serve as a veteran presence and #5 WR this season. But he could move up the depth chart if Ty Montgomery and/or Jeff Janis struggle. He's worth stashing in deep fantasy leagues and monitoring in all others.
Packers QB Aaron Rodgers is looking for more consistency from WR Jeff Janis. "Jeff will have some great days and some days where mentally he's making too many mistakes," Rodgers said. He added that the "talent and athleticism are there" for Janis, but that doesn't mean much if he's not on the same page as his QB. Ty Montgomery will open the season as Green Bay's #3 WR, but we're still not ruling out Janis taking over that spot at some point this year. Both guys are intriguing late-round fliers.
In the Packers' 1st practice without WR Jordy Nelson on Tuesday, it was WR Ty Montgomery -- not WR Jeff Janis -- who worked with the 1st-team offense. Montgomery and Davante Adams were on the outside, with Randall Cobb in the slot. The 6'3, 219-pound Janis is the prototypical outside receiver, but he's reportedly been inconsistent at camp. He was also a 7th-round pick. Montgomery was a 3rd-rounder and was building momentum even before Nelson's injury. The battle for Green Bay's 3rd WR spot is far from over and might ultimately be decided in the final 2 preseason games. But Montgomery is just as intriguing a flier as Janis right now.
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