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Packers | Aaron Rodgers in great shape

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 11:09:29 -0700

Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers is in the best shape of his football career, according to head coach Mike McCarthy. Rodgers stopped eating dairy this offseason as part of a more stringent diet.

Fantasy Tip: A healthy Aaron Rodgers is a good Aaron Rodgers. Not only is he in good shape, but he'll have his top receiver back in Jordy Nelson. As is the case in most seasons, Rodgers should be one of the first quarterbacks taken in fantasy drafts.

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

Packers | James Starks a red-zone weapon?

Fri, 22 Jul 2016 22:43:19 -0700

Green Bay Packers RB James Starks' ability on screen passes makes him a weapon in the red zone, running backs coach Ben Sirmans said.

Fantasy Tip: Starks' ability as a pass-catcher should earn him a steady role in the offense and make him a RB3 candidate, especially in PPR formats. His value could receive a further boost if Eddie Lacy can't stay in shape and falls out favor.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Bob McGinn

Packers | Eddie Lacy must impact passing game

Fri, 22 Jul 2016 22:31:32 -0700

Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy will be pushed into the passing game, according to running backs coach Ben Sirmans, but Sirmans said Lacy will have to beat man coverage. Last year, RB James Starks played 68 more snaps than Lacy and caught 27 more passes.

Fantasy Tip: Lacy's inability to stay in shape has opened the door for Starks to take on a bigger role. Both backs are RB3 candidates, but Starks is the better bet in PPR formats.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Bob McGinn

Packers | Jordy Nelson ahead of schedule

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 20:41:20 -0700

Green Bay Packers WR Jordy Nelson (knee) appears to be ahead of the curve in his rehabilitation, and Nelson said he would have been able to play in the Super Bowl last year had the Packers qualified.

Fantasy Tip: Any player coming off a major knee injury carries some risk, but Nelson has too much upside as Aaron Rodgers' go-to weapon to slip past the second round.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Bob McGinn

Packers | Green Bay players asked about PEDs

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 20:26:21 -0700

Green Bay Packers LB Julius Peppers and LB Clay Matthews will be interviewed by the NFL regarding PED allegations from an Al-Jazeera America report, team president Mark Murphy confirmed Thursday, July 21.

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Packers | Richard Rodgers starter over Jared Cook?

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 16:44:40 -0700

Green Bay Packers TE Richard Rodgers is expected to start over TE Jared Cook, not just in 2016, but for the next few seasons, according to Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. An advantage Rodgers has this season is that he is in better shape after weighing up to 272 pounds last year.

Fantasy Tip: The tight end position has been fairly underwhelming in Green Bay for a few years now. Rodgers and Cook could very well play as a committee together when all is said and done. Neither should be drafted as a starting fantasy tight end.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Bob McGinn

Packers | John Kuhn unlikely to be re-signed

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 15:33:51 -0700

Free-agent FB John Kuhn (Packers) appears to be in the Green Bay Packers' rearview mirror and is not expected to re-sign. FB Aaron Ripkowski is expected to take over starting fullback duties.

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Packers | Eddie Lacy back working out

Mon, 18 Jul 2016 16:35:08 -0700

Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy has reunited with trainer Tony Horton, the P90X founder, this summer. Lacy spent two months with Horton earlier this year after Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said Lacy "cannot play at the weight he was at (last) year." Lacy was 15 to 18 pounds lighter in April. "Eddie will be fine," McCarthy said in May. "I believe he'll hit the target that we're all looking for when the lights come on."

Fantasy Tip: Lacy clearly means business and isn't going to let himself slip back into bad habits from last year. He should be in good shape for training camp at the end of the month and should yet again be Green Bay's main back. He's a risk-reward back in the middle rounds as a low-end RB1 or high-end RB2.

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Packers | Jared Abbrederis praised by coach

Wed, 13 Jul 2016 21:16:19 -0700

Green Bay Packers WR Jared Abbrederis managed to grab just nine receptions in the regular season, but he stepped up in the postseason due to injuries. He had six catches in the playoffs. "I think Jared's had his best offseason," head coach Mike McCarthy said last month. "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."

Fantasy Tip: Abbrederis will be fighting with Jeff Janis, Davante Adams and Ty Montgomery, among others, for targets behind Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb. It might take an injury or two to open things up for the middle and bottom of the depth chart before Abbrederis has fantasy appeal outside of the deepest of leagues.

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

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

Packers | Davante Adams on the bubble?

Wed, 13 Jul 2016 20:24:26 -0700

Green Bay Packers WR Davante Adams had a difficult season in 2015, and while he posted 50 receptions he averaged just 9.7 yards per catch. The last time a receiver with at least 25 receptions finished with that few yards per catch was in 1951. He dropped 12 of his 96 targets, while averaging just 3.0 yards per catch. With a deep receiving corps, beat writer Rob Reischel predicts Adams will need a big training camp and preseason for a roster spot.

Fantasy Tip: Adams was a huge disappointment last season for fantasy owners expecting big production with Jordy Nelson out of the picture. Adams had too many drops, disappeared in too many games and just showed very little consistency from week to week. With Ty Montgomery, Jeff Janis, Jared Abbrederis and Trevor Davis all looking for a piece of the pie, Adams needs a big camp.

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

Packers | Randall Cobb needs a bounce back

Wed, 13 Jul 2016 20:23:26 -0700

Green Bay Packers WR Randall Cobb led the team with 79 receptions in 2015, but he managed a career-low 10.5 yards per catch in 2015. He also had 14 dropped passes, more than any other Green Bay receiver over the past 25 years. And when Cobb drew more attention than usual from the slot, he couldn't separate from elite corners or nickel backs.

Fantasy Tip: Cobb didn't have a lot of help on the other side, as Jordy Nelson missed the season and Davante Adams was inconsistent. Cobb should benefit from the consistency of Nelson, but he also should see less targets and receptions as long as Nelson is the top dog and on the field. Cobb remains a Top 25 fantasy option at his position, however.

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

Packers | Jordy Nelson unclear for start of camp

Wed, 13 Jul 2016 20:21:43 -0700

Green Bay Packers WR Jordy Nelson (knee) said in June that he was ready, but it remains to be seen whether head coach Mike McCarthy and team doctors will give Nelson the green light when training camp opens July 26.

Fantasy Tip: Nelson is on the other side of 30 and making his way back from a major injury, so there is a lot of uncertainty surrounding Nelson. Pre-injury he was a Top 10 fantasy option, and his Average Draft Position (ADP) has been in the middle of the second round in most formats. But there is a lot of risk, so plan to have plenty of depth on hand.

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

Packers | Aaron Ripkowski to enter camp as starter

Wed, 13 Jul 2016 15:36:46 -0700

Green Bay Packers FB Aaron Ripkowski will enter training camp as the starting fullback with free-agent FB John Kuhn (Packers) still unsigned. He is also expected to be a reliable special teams player.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: - Mike Spofford

Packers | John Crockett could be No. 3 back

Tue, 12 Jul 2016 14:55:51 -0700

Green Bay Packers RB John Crockett is the favorite for the No. 3 running back position heading into training camp. Crockett has serious competitors behind him, however, in RBs Don Jackson and Brandon Burks.

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