Shark Bites

The Packers have fired HC Mike McCarthy. It ends a 13-year stint in Green Bay. The team has underachieved recently, though -- especially considering they're quarterbacked by Aaron Rodgers. Today's home loss to the Cardinals was the nail in the coffin. Joe Philbin will take over the interim HC. The move is unlikely to have a significant fantasy impact.

11:12am EST 12/2/18

Packers WR Randall Cobb (hamstring) is active for today’s game against the Cardinals. That’s a nice matchup in the slot, but we’d try not to use Cobb in fantasy lineups in his 1st action since Week 9.

The forecast for today's Cardinals-Packers game calls for a 100% chance of snow and winds of 20-30 mph. Those are tough conditions for the passing games -- especially the Cardinals, who play their home games indoors. QB Josh Rosen shouldn't have been in your plans anyway, but WRs Larry Fitzgerald and Christian Kirk are shakier plays now. Aaron Rodgers looks like a lower-end QB1 in this spot. RB Aaron Jones and the Packers defense are elite fantasy plays.

The Packers expect WR Randall Cobb to return today from the hamstring injury that cost him the past 3 games, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Cobb's return would mean more time outside than in the slot for WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling, which means more potential matchups with lead Cardinals CB Patrick Peterson.

Packers WR Randall Cobb (hamstring) remained limited in practice all week and is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Cardinals. He was in the same boat last week before being declared inactive. Cobb shouldn’t be in your Week 13 fantasy plans.

Packers TE Jimmy Graham suffered a broken thumb in Thursday night's loss to the Seahawks, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. The team is still trying to determine how much time Graham will miss, but this is obviously a significant injury for a guy who makes his living catching passes. We'd try to hang on to Graham in fantasy for now, but he's droppable if you're desperate for a roster spot. Lance Kendricks will step in as Green Bay's lead pass-catching TE for however long Graham is out but isn't a great fantasy option.

Packers TE Jimmy Graham suffered a thumb injury in the 1st half of Thursday night's game in Seattle and is officially questionable to return. TE Lance Kendricks is next up on Green Bay's depth chart.

As expected, Packers ILB Blake Martinez (ankle) is active for tonight's game against the Seahawks. Use him as you normally would in your IDP lineups.

Packers ILB Blake Martinez (ankle) is questionable for Thursday night’s game against the Seahawks. Martinez played his full snap allotment last week despite the issue and put in limited practices the past 2 days. We’ll check his status pre-game, but expect to have Martinez available for IDP lineups

Packers WR Randall Cobb (hamstring) has been ruled out for Thursday night's game against the Seahawks. That again leaves Marquez Valdes-Scantling as the clear #2 WR and an upside WR3 in fantasy lineups. Fellow rookie Equanimeous St. Brown will serve as the #3 WR.

Packers OLB Nick Perry (knee), S Kentrell Brice (ankle) and CB Kevin King (hamstring) will not travel to Seattle for Thursday night's game, according to ESPN's Rob Demovsky. That will leave the defense without 3 starters against a solid Seattle offense. Green Bay already sits outside the top 12 of our Week 11 team-D rankings.

Packers WR Randall Cobb (hamstring) did not practice on Tuesday and will not travel with the team to Seattle, according to ESPN's Rob Demovsky. The team hasn't yet ruled Cobb out for Thursday night's game, but he's looking like a long shot. Marquez Valdes-Scantling should again serve as Green Bay's #2 WR with Equanimeous St. Brown as the #3.

Packers ILB Blake Martinez (ankle) is active for today's game against the Dolphins. He belongs in IDP lineups if you waited for him.

2:11pm EST 11/11/18

Packers WR Randall Cobb (hamstring) is inactive for today’s game against the Dolphins. With WR Geronimo Allison on IR, Green Bay is down to Davante Adams, Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Equanimeous St. Brown.

Packers LB Blake Martinez (ankle) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Dolphins. He managed limited practices all week after an ankle injury that looked potentially serious. We'll check Martinez's status Sunday afternoon. The 4:25 p.m. ET kickoff is problematic, but he seems on track to play. Look to Chargers LBs Jatavis Brown and Denzel Perryman, Seahawks LB K.J. Wright and Eagles LB Nigel Bradham as potential insurance options.

Packers WR Randall Cobb (hamstring) is listed as questionable for this weekend’s game against the Dolphins. He tweaked that hammy in Thursday’s practice but was at least able to get in a limited workout on Friday. We’d guess that Cobb will give it a go, but the 4:25 pm ET kickoff complicates the situation. We’ll look for an update on his status Sunday morning. Folks hoping to use Cobb can add Equanimeous St. Brown as insurance. The rookie would step in as Green Bay’s #3 WR if Cobb is out.

Packers WR Randall Cobb (hamstring) was limited in Thursday's practice. It's notable after he was a full-go on Wednesday. Friday's practice report should tell us whether Green Bay is taking it easy on Cobb or if he suffered a mid-week injury. Check back tomorrow afternoon for another update.

Packers ILB Blake Martinez put in a limited practice Wednesday. That's noteworthy because it followed a Sunday night ankle injury that earned Martinez a cart ride to the locker room. He said earlier this week that he still hoped to play in Week 10. The fact that he took part at all Wednesday is encouraging.

The Packers have placed WR Geronimo Allison on IR with his core muscle injury. He's not eligible to return until the postseason and can be dropped from all redraft rosters. Green Bay will move forward with Davante Adams, Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Randall Cobb and Equanimeous St. Brown as its top 4 WRs. Adams will continue to dominate targets, while Valdes-Scantling and Cobb are WR3 options.

Packers HC Mike McCarthy said Monday that WR Geronimo Allison has a "significant" core injury. Insider Tom Silverstein writes that it "sounds like" Allison will need surgery. We'll look for more details on the situation, but expect Davante Adams, Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Randall Cobb to serve as Green Bay's top 3 WRs for the foreseeable future.

 
 
 

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