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Jordan Love - Fantasy Points Outlook

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ADP: 32.4
Bye: 13
Experience: 1 Yr(s)
Age: 22
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 224
40 Time: 4.74

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What You Need to Know:

  • The main thing to know here is that Love stands as the favorite to start Green Bay’s opener if Aaron Rodgers isn’t back with the team by that point.
  • Love arrived as a 1st-round pick in 2020, a selection the Packers moved up to make.
  • Just this spring, GM Brian Gutekunst said Love has “got a long way to go” in his development.
    • Gutenkunst did add: “[We’re] ecstatic for his development. Obviously we think the world of Jordan and where he's going to grow and develop. I think it's pretty early to be able to tell you that because obviously with no preseason games last year and just kind of the no-spring, but we have a lot of confidence in his talents, in his work ethic and where he's going to go. But it's a little early for that."
  • Rodgers’ absence from spring workouts afforded HC Matt LaFleur the opportunity to give Love as many reps “as he can handle.”
  • At Utah State, Love took the starting job from a senior teammate as a redshirt freshman. The next year, he set the school single-season record for passing yards and ranked 8th in FBS in TD passes.
  • Love struggled vs. increased expectations in his final college campaign. He led the nation in INTs. Pro Football Focus rated him poor in deep passing (93rd nationally) and terrible against pressure (183rd). Love ranked 101st that season in turnover-worthy plays.
  • That team, for what it’s worth, lost its head coach and QBs coach, 5 of its top 6 in receptions and most of the starting offensive line.
  • If pressed into starter duty, Love would pilot a Green Bay offense that saw only Davante Adams exceed 63 targets last season (149 over 14 games).
  • The Packers’ biggest offseason addition on that side was 3rd-round WR Amari Rodgers.
  • At 6’4, 224 pounds, Love ran a 68th-percentile 40 at the 2020 Combine. He also showed off his athleticism with an 89th-percentile vertical and 86th-percentile broad jump.

Draft Sharks Bottom Line:

Love would be a low-level fantasy consideration if forced to start in Aaron Rodgers’ absence. He has the speed and mobility to add rushing value but didn’t do much on that front in college. Love also has plenty of arm to make exciting plays and develop into an upside passer -- at least in terms of fantasy production. The combo of a rough final college campaign and basically no work in his NFL rookie season, though, leave little reason to rely on him in 2021. He’s OK as a dynasty stash and could be a cheap DFS play.

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Packers QB Jordan Love (right shoulder) returned to practice on Monday. He’d missed about a week of action with the minor injury. Now, we’ll see if the team deems him healthy enough to suit up for Saturday's preseason game (at Buffalo).

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Packers HC Matt LaFleur said Thursday that QB Jordan Love is "unlikely" to play in Saturday's preseason game against the Jets, according to Matt Schneidman of The Athletic. That it's not a definite no from the coach at this point indicates Love's shoulder issue is minor, just as the team has said. Kurt Benkert would start in place of Love, with Aaron Rodgers staying out of harm's way.

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Packers QB Jordan Love hurt his right shoulder in Saturday night’s preseason opener. An MRI came back clean, though, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, and Love is “unlikely to miss time.”

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It was ugly for Packers QB Jordan Love last summer, according to almost all reports, and the team never felt comfortable enough to activate him as the #2 QB on game days. But he's looking better this year -- at least in shorts at OTAs this week. "He’s definitely matured over the course of the year,” HC Matt LaFleur said. “You can tell that he’s put in the time this offseason, not only just lifting and running and coming in in good football shape, but also you can tell he’s put in the time in his craft in trying to continue to work on his mechanics, his fundamentals that are so critical to playing the position at the highest level possible." And from RB Aaron Jones: “You can tell he’s just a lot more comfortable out there, even from communicating in the huddle to the command of the huddle to just everything. He’s had a year under his belt, he’s had time to watch and learn, so you can tell it’s a little bit different from what it was before. He’s going to continue to grow, and I’m happy to be here working with him.” Love will obviously be a downgrade if he's forced to take over for QB Aaron Rodgers this season -- but let's not assume he'll be a complete disaster.

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The Packers traded up to select Utah State QB Jordan Love with the 26th overall pick of the 2020 NFL Draft. This comes 15 years after Green Bay drafted Aaron Rodgers to sit behind Brett Favre. Love is much more project than NFL-ready prospect. He has prototypical size (6’3, 224 pounds), a big arm and tested as a 76th percentile athlete at the Combine. “He has the most physical upside of any of [this year’s QBs],” an anonymous scout told The Athletic’s Bob McGinn. But Love is coming off an ugly 2019 campaign that saw him post a 62% completion rate with 20 TDs and 17 INTs. His 70.6% adjusted completion rate ranked 67th among draft-eligible QBs, according to Pro Football Focus. He also ranked 101st in PFF’s turnover-worthy play rate. In his defense, Love was much better with a stronger supporting cast back in 2018, tallying a 64% completion rate with 32 TDs and just 6 INTs. There’s big ‘bust’ potential here. But if Love hits, his combination of arm and athleticism will give him exciting fantasy upside. He’ll obviously sit behind Rodgers for now. Rodgers is 36 years old and has 4 years remaining on his current contract.

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