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Green Bay Packers backup QB Scott Tolzien, who is set to become an unrestricted free agent in March of 2016, has expressed his desire to become a starter in 2016. The Packers drafted QB Brett Hundley in the fifth round of the 2015 NFL Draft to be QB Aaron Rodgers' long-term backup.
Wed, 03 Feb 2016 22:02:59 -0800
Green Bay Packers impending free-agent WR James Jones will be 32 this offseason, and typically general manager Ted Thompson avoids receivers of that advanced age. However, Jones played 1,205 out of 1,316 snaps (91.6 percent) while leading the team in receiving yardage (971) with 17.8 yards per reception. He is also a favorite of QB Aaron Rodgers.
Fantasy Tip: Jones looked good and was a tremendous last-minute addition for the team, or the receivers unit would have been a real disaster once Jordy Nelson went down. Jones will get paid somewhere next season, but his best years have been in the Green Bay organization and he has looked lost without Rodgers.
Wed, 03 Feb 2016 22:02:00 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Quarless had a chance to step up once Jermichael Finley was injured and no longer available, but he never took hold and was eventually passed up by Richard Rodgers once he came along last season.
Wed, 03 Feb 2016 22:01:33 -0800
Green Bay Packers WR Davante Adams was a huge disappointment last season, dropping 12 of his 96 targets, or 12.5 percent. He also averaged just 9.7 yards per reception, and only 3.0 yards after the catch. Beat writer Rob Reischel feels Adams might simply be in a fight for a roster spot in training camp and the preseason.
Fantasy Tip: Adams had a chance to shine once Jordy Nelson went down in preseason and he blew his golden opportunity. He might never get the chance to start again, at least in Green Bay. Fantasy players will want to avoid him until the late rounds in 2016, if even then.
Wed, 03 Feb 2016 22:00:51 -0800
Green Bay Packers WR Randall Cobb was unable to step up and fill the role as No. 1 wideout once WR Jordy Nelson (knee) went down, but part of the reason he saw so much attention was the failure of WR Davante Adams to step up as a secondary receiver.
Fantasy Tip: Cobb still managed 79 receptions, but he also turned in a career-worst 10.5 yards per catch. He is much better as a complementary receiver rather than the go-to option. He is still a solid WR2/3 or flex fantasy option in most formats, but he'll need Nelson to bounce back.
Wed, 03 Feb 2016 22:00:15 -0800
Green Bay Packers WR Jordy Nelson (knee) started to run recently and he is hopeful of being a full participant when training camp begins this summer. "I think Jordy will come back better than ever," head coach Mike McCarthy said. "Just like you knew he would, he's so far ahead with the rehab, he looks great. There's no reason to think he won't be as good as new."
Fantasy Tip: Nelson will be 31 next season, and coming back from a torn anterior cruciate ligament, he is a risky fantasy pick at best. In past years he has gone in the early rounds, but let him be other people's risk that early. If he slips into the area of Round 6 through 8, he is worth a spot then if you have your less risky starters selected first.
Wed, 03 Feb 2016 21:59:01 -0800
Green Bay Packers impending free-agent FB John Kuhn would like to play another year or two. While his blocking has been on the decline, and he is 33 years old, he is a favorite of QB Aaron Rodgers and head coach Mike McCarthy.
Fantasy Tip: Kuhn isn't much of a fantasy option at all, although his presence, even if his blocking isn't what it used to be, helps Rodgers and the running game, too.
Wed, 03 Feb 2016 21:58:23 -0800
Green Bay Packers impending free-agent RB James Starks is set to turn 30 later this month. While that is generally an age running backs see a decline, he has plenty of tread on the tires with just 555 carries in six NFL seasons. He might seek a chance at a No. 1 running back job elsewhere.
Fantasy Tip: Starks showed a lot more burst than Eddie Lacy last season, and he showed he can play at a high level for long lengths of time. He'll be an interesting player to watch heading into 2016 if he moves to another organization.
Wed, 03 Feb 2016 21:57:53 -0800
Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy was listed at 234 pounds during the season, but beat writer Rob Reischel says it is a good bet Lacy was at least 25 pound heavier than that. During his 61-yard run in the playoff against the Arizona Cardinals he took 12.02 seconds to complete the play.
Fantasy Tip: Lacy was just the fourth player in team history to post back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons, but 2015 was a disaster and he averaged just 4.05 yards per carry, lowest of his career. He is entering the final year of his rookie contract, so between the team wanting him to be in shape and the fact he'll be playing for a payday, expect quite the bounce back.
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Mon, 01 Feb 2016 08:40:57 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Lacy was a bust this season, but he still has RB1 value in drafts if he can get into better shape.
Sat, 30 Jan 2016 18:15:23 -0800
Fri, 29 Jan 2016 21:09:31 -0800
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (knee) had knee surgery following the loss to the Arizona Cardinals in the divisional round of the playoffs, but he said he is "doing well" and "recovering on schedule."
Fantasy Tip: It doesn't sound like Rodgers is in jeopardy of missing the start of next season, and with Jordy Nelson back in the fold, Rodgers should once again be among the top fantasy options at the quarterback spot.
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