Packers Fantasy News

Breer: Packers 'are going to be happy' with RB Eddie Lacy's fitness

Tuesday, April 12, 2016, 5:34pm

NFL.com - [Full Article]

Appearing on Tuesday's edition of NFL Network's NFL HQ, NFL Media's Albert Breer added context to the recent photographic evidence that Lacy has succeeded in slimming down via workouts with P90X founder Tony Horton in Los Angeles.

Breer described Lacy's transformation as a "remarkable" redistribution of weight from his midsection to his shoulders and arms.

"I know the people around Eddie Lacy really feel like the Packers are going to be happy," Breer added, "with what they see when Lacy reports for the offseason program next week."

Teammate Datone Jones also stopped by NFL HQ on Tuesday, joking that he's "kind of jealous" of Lacy's results over the past two months.

Fantasy Impact:

In his first two seasons, Lacy posted back-to-back top 8 finishes in both standard and PPR formats. In 2015, he finished 25th and 32nd, respectively, struggling both with his health and staying out of Mike McCarthy’s doghouse. His playing weight was a major topic of conversation all year, and it appears that both he and the Packers are serious about a significant weight loss program as he heads into a contract season. McCarthy confirmed at the Combine that Lacy was working out with P90X creator Tony Horton. If this plan works -- and it sounds as if it has -- the talented runner has a good chance to return to the top 10 at his position.

Packers to sign TE Jared Cook

Monday, March 28, 2016, 10:15am

ESPN - [Full Article]

Tight end Jared Cook will sign a deal to join the Green Bay Packers, sources told ESPN.

Cook is in Green Bay taking a physical before the deal will be official, a source told ESPN Packers reporter Rob Demovsky.

The Carolina Panthers, Atlanta Falcons and Chicago Bears also had interest in the 28-year-old, sources told ESPN, but he opted to join Green Bay and its offense led by quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

Fantasy Impact:

Cook finished #28 in 2015 (PPR), but in the four prior seasons, he posted an average ranking of 16.3. He ran a 4.49 40-yard dash at the combine back in 2009 and while he's probably lost a step along the way, he can still threaten the seam better than Richard Rodgers. It's not inconceivable that he turns into a fantasy starter, but the position is deep this year and unless he vastly outplays Rodgers, he's more likely to form a committee with the third-year tight end.

Packers re-sign RB James Starks

Friday, March 18, 2016, 10:17am

Ian Rapoport - [Full Article]

The Packers and RB James Starks reached an agreement for him to return. It's two years for $6M, source said.

Fantasy Impact:

Last year, Starks rushed for 601 yards and added another 392 yards receiving, finishing as the #21 running back in PPR formats. Eddie Lacy has been training with the P90X creator and is expected to report to camp in better shape as he heads into a contract season, but Starks gives the team a fallback option if Lacy can't regain his early-career form in 2016.

Packers WR Jordy Nelson 'way ahead of schedule,' should be ready for OTAs

Friday, February 26, 2016, 1:39pm

Packers.com - [Full Article]

The news on Jordy Nelson couldn’t have been more positive for Packers fans.

“Jordy looks great,” Mike McCarthy said, adding that his reconstructive knee surgery was a success. “I’m not really worried about him getting back to where he was. He’s way ahead of schedule.”

Nelson injured his knee in the preseason last August. McCarthy said he would probably do some work in OTAs this spring, and he sees no limitations come the start of training camp in late July.

GM Ted Thompson said he’s seen Nelson around the Packers’ facility “literally all the time.” His dedication to a full recovery has been obvious.

Fantasy Impact:

Nelson has had three healthy seasons in his last five, and in those years he finished #2, #11 and #2 in standard wide receiver scoring. He’s currently going in the 2nd round of early fantasy drafts. If he continues to have a healthy offseason then a return to the top 5 is a real possibility.

McCarthy: Packers RB Eddie Lacy is working with P90X creator

Friday, February 26, 2016, 1:02pm

NFL.com - [Full Article]

"The Green Bay Packers have never, ever asked (Eddie Lacy) to lose 30 pounds," Mike McCarthy said Thursday at the NFL Scouting Combine, via the Green Bay Press Gazette. "That's totally out of the realm of what we're talking about. That's the facts there. He'll learn from this."

Regardless of how much the Packers want Lacy to lose, the running back clearly needs to get in shape after struggling to find a second gear in 2015.

"Trust me, it's been addressed, it's talked about, researched, the education and all that is there," McCarthy said. "Eddie will take care of business. I have great confidence that he will. I think we'll see definitely a different guy in April, and more importantly in July."

McCarthy confirmed that Lacy is working with Tony Horton, the creator of P90X.

"From the program that they're going through initially, I'm not exactly sure," McCarthy said. "The second part will take (Lacy) out to California. He's definitely in a program working out that he hasn't done in the past."

Fantasy Impact:

In his first two seasons, Lacy posted back-to-back top 8 finishes in both standard and PPR formats. In 2015, he finished 25th and 32nd, respectively, struggling both with his health and staying out of Mike McCarthy’s doghouse. His playing weight was a major topic of conversation all year, and it appears that both he and the Packers are serious about a significant weight loss program as he heads into a contract season. McCarthy confirmed at the Combine that Lacy was working out with P90X creator Tony Horton. If this plan works, the talented runner has a good chance to return to the top 10 at his position.

Rapoport: Packers RB Eddie Lacy 'committed' to weight loss

Monday, February 1, 2016, 11:47am

Ian Rapoport, Twitter - [Full Article]

Key part of Packers plan to return to dominance: GB wants Eddie Lacy to lose 30 pounds. He's committed to it, thru camp or fitness program.

Fantasy Impact:

In his first two seasons, Lacy posted back-to-back top 8 finishes in both standard and PPR formats. In 2015, he finished 25th and 32nd, respectively, struggling both with his health and staying out of Mike McCarthy’s doghouse. His playing weight was a major topic of conversation all year, and it appears that both he and the Packers are serious about a significant weight loss program as he heads into a contract season. If this plan works, the talented runner has a great chance to return to the top 10 at his position.

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers underwent 'minor scope' on knee

Saturday, January 30, 2016, 10:22am

ESPN - [Full Article]

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers had a legitimate reason for pulling out of the Pro Bowl.

Rodgers underwent knee surgery within days of the team's Jan. 17 playoff loss to the Arizona Cardinals, he confirmed to ESPN on Friday night.

One source described the surgery as a minor scope and a "cleanup of an old injury."

Rodgers told ESPN that he is "doing well" and "recovering on schedule."

Fantasy Impact:

This shouldn't affect his availability for offseason activities or his overall health heading into the 2016 season.

Davante Adams OUT for Packers

Saturday, January 16, 2016, 6:56pm

Packers Inactives
Brett Hundley QB
Davante Adams WR
Robertson Daniel CB
LaDarius Gunter CB
John Crockett RB
Andy Mulumba LB
Josh Walker OL

Fantasy Impact:

Randall Cobb and James Jones will start at WR for the Packers. Jared Abbrederis should see more snaps.

Friday, January 15, 2016, 5:23pm

Cardinals QB Carson Palmer (right finger, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 19. Palmer will be fine to face the Packers.

Friday, January 15, 2016, 5:23pm

Packers RB Eddie Lacy (rib, probable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is probable for Week 19. Lacy should continue to play through the injury.

Friday, January 15, 2016, 5:23pm

Packers WR Davante Adams (knee, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 19. Adams had a very good game against Washington, but went down with a knee injury in the second half. Jared Abbrederis would likely play 70% of the snaps with Adams out.

Friday, January 15, 2016, 5:23pm

Packers TE Justin Perillo (hamstring, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 19.

Friday, January 15, 2016, 5:23pm

Packers TE Andrew Quarless (knee, out) missed practice Friday after taking limited reps Thursday and is out for Week 19.

Friday, January 15, 2016, 5:23pm

Packers TE Richard Rodgers (hip, probable) took limited practice reps all week and is probable for Week 19.

Thursday, January 14, 2016, 6:07pm

Packers RB Eddie Lacy (rib) took limited practice reps again Thursday. Lacy should continue to play through the injury.

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