Packers Fantasy News

Packers TE Jared Cook (ankle) not ready to return

Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 5:00pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

One of theories about what’s wrong with the Green Bay Packers offense is the lack of a big-play tight end down the middle of the field.

That was supposed to be what free-agent Jared Cook added.

But Cook hasn’t played since Week 3, when he badly sprained his right ankle against the Lions. Although it’s not a season-ending injury, Cook still hasn’t been cleared to practice.

Exactly a month from the injury, Cook said he’s still not ready to return.

Fantasy Impact:

In Cook’s absence, coach Mike McCarthy turned back to Richard Rodgers, who caught 58 passes last season. In six games this year, Rodgers has nine catches for 84 yards and a touchdown. But in the three games that Cook has missed, Rodgers has just four catches for 28 yards and no touchdowns.

Monday, October 24, 2016, 5:56pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

The way the Cleveland Browns season is going, any quarterback who has changed planes in or near Cleveland in the past year is eligible for the roster.

Monday, the team claimed quarterback Joe Callahan on waivers. Callahan was with the Saints for 10 days after Green Bay had waived him.

He made the Packers' 53-man roster after a strong preseason. Callahan played at Wesley, a Division III school.

Packers plan to get RB Knile Davis up to speed

Monday, October 24, 2016, 5:31pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Although it’s not certain how much Packers RB Ty Montgomery will continue to play out of the backfield given that coach Mike McCarthy said he plans to get recently acquired running back Knile Davis up to speed on the offense this week in advance of Sunday’s game at Atlanta.

Davis played five snaps (and had two carries for 1 yard), while Don Jackson, a rookie who was promoted from the practice squad on the day of the game, played six snaps (and carries twice for 6 yards) before a hand injury ended his day. But with Lacy on injured reserve and James Starks likely to miss at least another game or two, Montgomery remains an option in the backfield.

Fantasy Impact:

The story was mostly about ESPN fantasy leagues allowing owners to use Montgomery in their leagues as a RB. As the story said though, how much Montgomery is used there is an uncertainty. Davis has a few extra days to get up to speed but Starks is also expected to return in a few games.

Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (leg) expected back for Week 8

Monday, October 24, 2016, 2:41pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

After missing the past three games due to a knee injury, Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant is expected to play Sunday night when the Dallas returns to action against the Philadelphia Eagles, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Bryant had hoped to play last week against the Green Bay Packers, but was held out in hopes of him being 100 percent. He suffered a tibial plateau fracture in his right leg on Sept. 25 against the Chicago Bears.

Fantasy Impact:

He was back in action at practice on Monday as the Cowboys returned from their bye week. Bryant had told reporters before the Cowboys bye week that he expected to return for the game against the Eagles.

Brian Hoyer (arm), Don Jackson (hand) injured on Thursday night

Friday, October 21, 2016, 12:42am


Bears QB Brian Hoyer has a broken left arm. Packers RB Don Jackson has suffered a hand injury.

Related players: Knile Davis, Ty Montgomery, Jay Cutler, Matt Barkley

Fantasy Impact:

Matt Barkley relieved Hoyer, but this injury to Hoyer might accelerate Jay Cutler's rehab. The Packers are down to one healthy running back (Knile Davis) and WR-turned-RB Ty Montgomery, who looked good on Thursday night.

Packers WR Davante Adams ACTIVE for TNF

Thursday, October 20, 2016, 7:01pm

Jason Wahlers - [Full Article]

Packers Inactives

CB Damarious Randall
CB Quinten Rollins
S Chris Banjo
RB James Starks
OL Kyle Murphy
WR Jared Abbrederis
TE Jared Cook

Fantasy Impact:

Adams seems to be over his concussion, which will put a dent in Jeff Janis's playing time.

Packers to place RB Eddie Lacy on IR

Thursday, October 20, 2016, 1:39pm - [Full Article]

Packer RB Eddie Lacy's season just took a massive hit.

Lacy will need to undergo ankle surgery and will head to injured reserve, a source informed told NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport.

Rapoport reported that the injury is "more than an ankle sprain," and that after a second opinion, surgery on it was a necessity.

Related players: Ty Montgomery, Randall Cobb, Knile Davis, Don Jackson, James Starks

Fantasy Impact:

We already knew Lacy was out tonight and the backfield picture would be a cloudy one with Ty Montgomery, Randall Cobb, Knile Davis and Don Jackson possibly all seeing action. We think Montgomery's stock climbs the most after 10 catches in Week 6, but as we reported Wednesday, Jackson was also working with the first team on Tuesday. Davis, just picked up in a trade this week, will probably be limited because of not being familiar with the playbook. James Starks is expected to miss several weeks with a knee injury.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016, 6:41pm

Packers RB Eddie Lacy (ankle, out) did not practice Wednesday. With Lacy out, the Packers will turn to some combination of Ty Montgomery, Randall Cobb, Knile Davis and Don Jackson at RB. Montgomery’s stock jumps the most after his 10-catch performance in Week 6, but Jackson was also mixing in with the first team in Tuesday’s practice.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016, 6:41pm

Packers RB James Starks (knee, out) did not practice Wednesday.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016, 6:41pm

Packers WR Jared Abbrederis (quadricep, out) did not practice Wednesday.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016, 6:41pm

Packers WR Davante Adams (concussion, questionable) took limited practice reps Wednesday. It looks Adams has a chance to play on Thursday, but on the short week, it seems doubtful (despite the questionable tag).

Wednesday, October 19, 2016, 6:41pm

Packers WR Randall Cobb (back) practiced fully Wednesday. Cobb has been much more involved after the team’s bye, racking up 16 catches for 161 yards and a touchdown on 22 targets, with 11 targets in each game. He has scored four touchdowns in his last four games against the Bears.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016, 6:41pm

Packers TE Jared Cook (ankle, out) did not practice Wednesday. Richard Rodgers hasn’t produced as expected with Cook out, but he’s always a threat for a touchdown or two.

Packers new RB Knile Davis studying playbook quickly

Tuesday, October 18, 2016, 9:07pm - [Full Article]

The Packers’ newest running back, Knile Davis, arrived in Green Bay just a few hours before practice on Tuesday. He got a quick orientation, his equipment, and was on the field right away to do scout-team and special-teams work in preparation for Thursday night’s game against the Bears.

He hadn’t even gotten a chance to study the playbook yet, but that was next on his agenda after a brief meeting at his locker with local reporters.

“All day today, all day tomorrow, before the game, trying to learn as much as I can,” Davis said of his objective between now and kickoff.

“I’m not sure what they want to do. They haven’t laid it out for me. I’m sure it’s like a gameday decision, but I’ll be ready.”

Related players: Eddie Lacy, Ty Montgomery

Fantasy Impact:

What role he might have, if any, on Thursday night remains to be seen, the story said. The Packers’ current No. 2 back is Ty Montgomery, but the 5-10, 227-pound Davis brings a speed dimension that’ll be new to Green Bay’s backfield, and he’d be a more traditional back in reserve behind Lacy. Arriving on a short week isn’t ideal as far as getting prepared to play right away, but a small package of plays could be learned in time if need be.

Packers RB Eddie Lacy to miss several weeks with 'more than sprained ankle'

Tuesday, October 18, 2016, 9:01pm - [Full Article]

NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported that Packers RB Eddie Lacy could miss several weeks, not just Thursday night's game against the Bears. Rapoport added that Lacy's ailment is "more than a sprained ankle."

Related players: Knile Davis

Fantasy Impact:

Lacy was a question mark before Sunday's contest. Desperate for backfield depth, the Packers also traded for Kansas City running back Knile Davis on Tuesday morning. Ty Montgomery was a big factor out of the backfield in the passing game and could be again on Thursday night.

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