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Jeff Janis

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Packers | Jeff Janis could be speed burner

Wed, 13 Jul 2016 21:15:26 -0700

Green Bay Packers WR Jeff Janis has nearly identical measurables to WR Jordy Nelson, and he posted a 40-yard dash in 4.42 seconds at the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine with a vertical leap of 37 1/2 inches. If he proves this summer that his route running and knowledge of the offense are up to speed, he might add an element that the Green Bay offense desperately needs. "He's obviously gifted very well with his athleticism, his jumping ability and his speed. He just needs to get to a level where he's not thinking as much and his instincts take over," QB Aaron Rodgers said.

Fantasy Tip: Janis had a big postseason performance, and he could be ready to take another step forward. However, the depth chart is very competitive behind Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb. Whomever emerges as the No. 3 receiver will be worth a look in the late rounds of fantasy leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Rob Reischel

Packers | Jeff Janis returning kicks

Wed, 15 Jun 2016 16:43:50 -0700

Green Bay Packers WR Jeff Janis has been receiving first-team repetitions with the kickoff return team. That could change when WR Ty Montgomery (ankle) returns, but Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press-Gazette doesn't believe it will.

Fantasy Tip: Janis and Montgomery have little fantasy relevance right now with Jordy Nelson, Randall Cobb and Davante Adams ahead of them. They can continue to be avoided in fantasy drafts.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Green Bay Press-Gazette - Ryan Wood

Packers | Jeff Janis praised by head coach

Mon, 06 Jun 2016 22:16:30 -0700

Green Bay Packers WR Jeff Janis received praise from head coach Mike McCarthy about his work during organized team activities (OTAs). "Jeff Janis is doing a lot of good things. He just needs to continue to progress through the fundamentals of the position," McCarthy said Monday, June 6. "Special teams he had an excellent last year last year, graded out as one of our top players. I'd like to see him that that same step as a wide receiver."

Fantasy Tip: Janis has plenty of company at the receiver position, so wait and see how he performs in training camp and the preseason before taking a chance on him on draft day. It might take an injury or two to open up a key role for Janis on offense.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Ryan Wood

Packers | Davante Adams may not make team

Tue, 03 May 2016 12:09:37 -0700

Green Bay Packers WR Davante Adams' roster spot is not a lock for the 2016 season, in the opinion of Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. WRs Jared Abbrederis, Ty Montgomery, Jeff Janis and Trevor Davis are also not guaranteed roster spots.

Fantasy Tip: It's hard to envision Adams not being on the Packers' roster in 2016, but Silverstein posited that only Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb are guaranteed to make the team among the wide receivers. It's more likely than unlikely that Adams is still a Packer this season, though, but he shouldn't be viewed as more than a WR4.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Tom Silverstein

Packers | Jeff Janis a work in progress

Wed, 02 Mar 2016 10:04:23 -0800

Green Bay Packers WR Jeff Janis needs to improve his route running and learn how to better read defenses in the NFL. "He kind of has a stiffness there, and Luke, he took that on about Week 7 there after the bye week, and you could see him improve. He just needs things like that. You only get so much time with your players compared to prior years, but I'm hoping he takes another big step." Head coach Mike McCarthy said.

Fantasy Tip: The Packers felt Janis wasn't ready to make a big impact last year, despite the fact that Green Bay's receivers struggled mightily minus the injured Jordy Nelson. Janis had only two catches for 79 yards in the regular season but broke out for over 100 yards and two scores in their playoff loss, showing us he has potential. With Nelson returning this year, Janis is one to watch and could be worth a late-round flier in deeper leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: - Rob Demovsky

Packers | Jeff Janis praised by Mike McCarthy

Mon, 18 Jan 2016 23:37:37 -0800

Green Bay Packers WR Jeff Janis posted just two receptions during the regular season, but he stepped up with seven grabs for 145 yards and two touchdowns in the playoff loss against the Arizona Cardinals. Head coach Mike McCarthy liked what he saw. "As a receiver, he was inconsistent, had some chances, up-and-down (this season)," McCarthy said. "But with that, I think he definitely learned from those experiences and just had a tremendous game against Arizona."

Fantasy Tip: Janis stepped up with Davante Adams sidelined and Randall Cobb leaving early, but remember that all of those guys will be back, as will Jordy Nelson, Jared Abbrederis and Ty Montgomery. In addition, the team could add help in the offseason in the form of a free agent or draft pick, so while Janis looked good, don't get too carried away with him in keeper fantasy formats.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Lori Nickel

Packers | Jeff Janis big in loss

Sat, 16 Jan 2016 20:56:19 -0800

Green Bay Packers WR Jeff Janis had seven catches for 145 yards and two scores in a 26-20 loss to the Arizona Cardinals in the divisional round of the playoffs Saturday, Jan. 16.

Fantasy Tip: With the Packers banged up at the receiver spot and James Jones bottled up by Patrick Peterson, Janis was thrust into a larger role and made the most of it. Despite the memorable game, he will likely fade back into fantasy irrelevance next year when Green Bay's receiving corps is back at full strength.

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Packers | GB offense lacking speed

Wed, 11 Nov 2015 09:10:25 -0800

The Green Bay Packers have the slowest team in the league when it comes to skill positions in the passing game. The combined average 40-yard dash time of WRs Randall Cobb (4.55 seconds), Davante Adams (4.56), James Jones (4.6) plus TE Richard Rodgers (4.87) ranks as a league-worst 4.65 seconds. One of the biggest reasons the Packers receivers can't get open consistently this year is because of their lack of speed, according to an NFL scout. The loss of WR Jordy Nelson and his 4.51-second 40-yard dash has slowed this offense down. WRs Jeff Janis and Ty Montgomery are much faster, but neither is a top three receiver for the team right now, and Montgomery has missed the last two games with an ankle injury.

Fantasy Tip: As Demovsky notes, the biggest thing hurting this aerial game is the absence of Nelson as one of Aaron Rodgers' ($8,800, 17.6% of cap) favorite go-to targets. Rodgers will stay afloat but shouldn't be considered an elite QB1 week in and week out. This weekend against the Detroit Lions he should at least be able to put up respectable numbers for those that pay up for him on FantasyScore.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: - Rob Demovsky

Packers | James Jones ahead of Jeff Janis

Tue, 08 Sep 2015 16:41:47 -0700

Green Bay Packers WR James Jones is listed ahead of WR Jeff Janis on the Packers' depth chart.

Fantasy Tip: That didn't take long. Jones' familiarity with Green Bay's offense and his connection with QB Aaron Rodgers obviously give him an advantage and help him make up for lost time. Randall Cobb and Davante Adams will still be the top two options in the passing game, and Ty Montgomery will also have a role, but Jones might be worth a waiver wire pickup.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: - Rob Demovsky

Packers | Jeff Janis hasn't won over QB yet

Wed, 02 Sep 2015 18:39:15 -0700

Green Bay Packers WR Jeff Janis is in the running for the No. 3 receiver job with WR Ty Montgomery, but beat writer Rob Reischel notes that Janis hasn't won over QB Aaron Rodgers yet. "Jeff will have some great days and some days where mentally he's making too many mistakes," Rodgers said. "The talent and athleticism are there. We just need to see from all those guys battling for those two spots just some more consistency."

Fantasy Tip: Janis could very well emerge as a fantasy option, and a very important one, by season's end. While being the No. 3 or 4 receiver in an offense in most places isn't attractive from a fantasy perspective, playing with Rodgers in Green Bay changes that.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Rob Reischel

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