Packers Fantasy News

Sunday, January 15, 2017, 3:25pm

Packers Inactives

QB Joe Callahan
CB Quinten Rollins
RB James Starks
OT Kyle Murphy
OL JC Tretter
WR Jordy Nelson
LB Jayronne Elliott

Friday, January 13, 2017, 8:14pm

Packers RB James Starks (concussion, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 19.

Friday, January 13, 2017, 8:14pm

Packers WR Randall Cobb (ankle) took full practice reps all week. Cobb is coming off of a stellar 5-116-3 (7) effort against the Giants in the Wildcard Round. With Jordy Nelson out, he should see plenty of quality targets from Aaron Rodgers.

Friday, January 13, 2017, 8:14pm

Packers WR Jeff Janis (quadricep, questionable) took limited practice reps again Friday and is questionable for Week 19. Geronimo Allison is the better play with Jordy Nelson sidelined and Janis dinged up. He’s a tournament play only.

Friday, January 13, 2017, 8:14pm

Packers WR Jordy Nelson (ribs, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 19. With Nelson out, Geronimo Allison will likely pick up most of his snaps. He played 58% of the snaps against the Giants, and had a quiet game, but that was with Nelson playing 23% of the snaps. In the two previous games, with Randall Cobb sidelined, Allison played 73% and 81% of the snaps, posting 4-66 (on seven targets) against the Vikings and 4-91-1 (on six targets) against the Lions.

Packers WR Jordy Nelson ruled out vs. Cowboys

Friday, January 13, 2017, 11:56am

Ian Rapoport - [Full Article]

Packers coach Mike McCarthy says WR Jordy Nelson, who has multiple rib fractures, will be out for Sunday’s game vs. Cowboys.

Related players: Geronimo Allison, Davante Adams, Randall Cobb, Jeff Janis

Fantasy Impact:

Geronimo Allison will likely pick up most of his snaps. He played 58% of the snaps against the Giants, and had a quiet game, but that was with Nelson playing 23% of the snaps. In the two previous games, with Randall Cobb sidelined, Allison played 73% and 81% of the snaps, posting 4-66 (on seven targets) against the Vikings and 4-91-1 (on six targets) against the Lions.

Packers WR Jordy Nelson fractured 'at least two' ribs, status uncertain

Monday, January 9, 2017, 6:38pm

NFL.com - [Full Article]

Jordy Nelson's status Sunday's game against the Cowboys does not look good.

The wide out suffered at least two fractured ribs in their wild-card win over the Giants, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported. Rapoport adds it will take a tremendous effort for Nelson to play.

Packers coach Mike McCarthy told reporters earlier Monday that his star wide receiver has a shot to suit up for this Sunday's NFC divisional-round tilt with the Cowboys.

Fantasy Impact:

If Nelson can't play, Davante Adams, Randall Cobb and Geronimo Allison will pick up the slack. If Nelson does play, we wouldn't expect a full complement of snaps.

Packers have 'concern' for Jordy Nelson (ribs)

Monday, January 9, 2017, 10:32am

ESPN - [Full Article]

Green Bay Packers receiver Jordy Nelson was knocked out of Sunday's wild-card win against the New York Giants with a rib injury in the second quarter.

While Packers coach Mike McCarthy did not say whether Nelson broke any ribs, there was concern after the game that the injury might keep Nelson out of next Sunday's divisional playoff game against the Cowboys.

"I obviously have concern for Jordy," McCarthy said. "I don't have the information yet."

Quarterback Aaron Rodgers said "it would be a huge loss for us" if Nelson were unable to play.

"But [Geronimo Allison] has been playing a lot for us and he's been playing effectively," Rodgers said. "Randall [Cobb] being back healthy -- you know I said this week in my press conference we're better with 18 [Cobb's jersey number] on the field. And he showed it tonight, made a ton of plays for us. He was excellent. And having him out there is going to help. But you know Geronimo is going to have to step up and play extended time if Jordy is going to be out."

Fantasy Impact:

If Nelson is out versus Dallas (which looks likely), Allison will pick up most of his snaps. The Jeff Janis truthers will have to hope for another injury or two.

Sunday, January 8, 2017, 3:31pm

Packers Inactives

Joe Callahan QB
Trevor Davis WR
Jay Elliott LB
Kyle Murphy OT
Christian Ringo DE
Quinten Rollins CB
James Starks RB

Friday, January 6, 2017, 5:00pm

Packers RB Aaron Ripkowski (hamstring) took full practice reps all week.

Friday, January 6, 2017, 5:00pm

Packers RB James Starks (concussion, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 18. Starks remains out, so Ty Montgomery will continue to see most of the touches for the Packers. He has drawn 60% of the carries and 75% of the catches among the Packer running backs in the last four games.

Friday, January 6, 2017, 5:00pm

Packers WR Randall Cobb (ankle, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 18. Cobb may play but he’s not much of a fantasy option at this point. He has averaged just 32 yards receiving (and 0.28 TD) in his last seven games. Geronimo Allison has eight catches for 157 yards and a touchdown on 13 targets over the last two games. These two may split the team’s WR3 snaps on Sunday.

Giants Beat: RB Paul Perkins should be starter vs. Pack

Tuesday, January 3, 2017, 1:06pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

When the New York Giants offense takes the field on Sunday against the Green Bay Packers in their wild-card game at Lambeau Field, there is a good chance that Paul Perkins is standing behind quarterback Eli Manning as the starting running back. There is also a good chance he’s nervous.

Perkins was handed a starting role in the regular-season finale on the road against the Washington Redskins. All he did was become the first Giants running back to rush for 100 yards in a game this season. The rookie had 102 yards on 21 carries despite admitting he was more nervous for the game than other since high school.

Fantasy Impact:

Given the way things have unfolded and the progress Perkins has made -- he’s increased his yardage total each of the past six games and shown improvement with his blocking -- it’s hard to imagine he won’t be starting against the Packers. If it’s not broken, don’t fix it, the story said.

Packers WR Randall Cobb OUT for SNF

Sunday, January 1, 2017, 7:10pm

Packers Inactives
Joe Callahan QB
Randall Cobb WR
Jay Elliott LB
Josh Hawkins CB
Kyle Murphy OT
James Starks RB
JC Tretter C

Fantasy Impact:

Jordy Nelson and Davante Adams should continue to hog the targets for the Packers at WR.

Lions place RB Theo Riddick on IR

Saturday, December 31, 2016, 5:21pm

NFL.com - [Full Article]

The Detroit Lions will be without their leading rusher for the remainder of the season, however long that is.

Detroit placed running back Theo Riddick on season-ending injured reserve on Saturday, one day ahead of its crucial Sunday Night Football game against the Packers.

Riddick had already been ruled out of the game earlier in the week with a lingering wrist injury, but his new designation now prevents him from playing in a potential Lions postseason game.

Fantasy Impact:

The Lions' running game has been an issue for the team all season. Riddick's team-leading 357 rushing yards are the lowest total of any team leader in the league. Detroit is the only team in the NFL without a 100-yard rusher since 2014. Also, no Lions back has even rushed for more than 75 yards in a game this season.

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