Packers Fantasy News

Thursday, December 8, 2016, 6:27pm

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (hamstring) took limited practice reps again Thursday. Rodgers will be out there against Seattle.

Eagles RB Ryan Mathews expected to practice Wednesday

Monday, December 5, 2016, 1:58pm

NJ.com - [Full Article]

Eagles running back Ryan Mathews is expected to return to practice when the team reconvenes on Wednesday after missing the last two games against the Green Bay Packers and Cincinnati Bengals with an MCL sprain.

Related players: Wendell Smallwood, Darren Sproles

Fantasy Impact:

Smallwood was expected to have a much bigger impact in the running game with Mathews out, but that didn't happen so we should assume Mathews gets a nice workload for a struggling Eagles offense in Week 14, assuming he's a go.

Eagles WR Jordan Matthews expected to practice Wednesday

Monday, December 5, 2016, 1:55pm

NJ.com - [Full Article]

Jordan Matthews missed Sunday's game with an ankle injury suffered in Week 12 against the Green Bay Packers but HC Doug Pederson said Monday that he expects the Eagles' No. 1 wide receiver to return to practice Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact:

The Eagles struggled to get going on offense so the return of Matthews should help in what is a must-win game for playoff chances. RB Ryan Mathews could also practice this week and give a boost to the offense.

Friday, December 2, 2016, 6:13pm

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (hamstring, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 13. Rodgers is fully expected to play, but he may not be as explosive as usual as a runner in Week 13.

Friday, December 2, 2016, 6:13pm

Texans RB Lamar Miller (ankle, ribs) took limited practice reps all week. Miller limped off the field late in the game, but it looks like he’ll be fine to face the Packers.

Friday, December 2, 2016, 6:13pm

Texans TE C.J. Fiedorowicz (shoulder) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week. Fiedorowicz is good to go for a nice matchup against the Packers.

Thursday, December 1, 2016, 6:10pm

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (hamstring) took limited practice reps again Thursday. It looks like he’ll be fine to play. He may not be as explosive as usual as a runner in Week 13.

Thursday, December 1, 2016, 6:10pm

Texans RB Alfred Blue (calf) returned to limited practice reps Thursday after missing Wednesday practice. HC Bill O’Brien “hopes” Blue can play against the Packers.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016, 6:36pm

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (hamstring) took limited practice reps Wednesday. The Packers conducted a walkthrough on Wednesday, so his status is unclear, though it looks like he’ll be fine to play. He may not be as explosive as usual as a runner in Week 13.

Monday, November 28, 2016, 7:13pm

Packers Inactives
Kyler Fackrell OLB
Demetri Goodson CB
T.J. Lang G
Blake Martinez ILB
Christian Ringo DE
Jake Ryan ILB
JC Tretter C

Eagles Beat: RB Wendell Smallwood likely to carry the load Monday night

Saturday, November 26, 2016, 8:42pm

CSN Philly - [Full Article]

On Monday, Wendell Smallwood will have to be good with shouldering the load. Ryan Mathews has been ruled out with an MCL sprain and Sproles is dealing with a fractured seventh rib.

That means Smallwood, the fifth-round pick, will likely be the Eagles’ lead running back on Monday night against the Packers.

“Yeah, he is (ready),” Sproles said of Smallwood. “He’s getting everything quick. The main thing is the protection and stuff like that, but he picks that up fast, though.”

Fantasy Impact:

In the last two weeks, Smallwood has picked up 26 of his 57 career carries. He had 13 against Atlanta and 13 against Seattle. The only other time he had that type of workload was against Pittsburgh, when he carried the ball 17 times. On the season, Smallwood had 57 carries for 253 yards. He’s the first Eagles rookie to go over 250 yards rushing since LeSean McCoy in 2009.

MNF Injury Report Week 12 - Ryan Mathews OUT vs. Green Bay

Saturday, November 26, 2016, 4:18pm

Packers at Eagles

Packers (Green Bay did not practice on Thursday or Saturday. The Thursday and Saturday practice reports are estimations.)

OUT
LB Kyler Fackrell (hamstring), CB Demetri Goodson (knee), G T.J. Lang (foot), LB Blake Martinez (knee), C J.C. Tretter (knee)

QUESTIONABLE
T Don Barclay (shoulder), CB Damarious Randall (groin), LB Jake Ryan (ankle)

EAGLES
OUT
RB Ryan Mathews (knee), T Halapoulivaati Vaitai (knee)

Related players: Darren Sproles, Kenjon Barner

Fantasy Impact:

This story broke earlier on Saturday that Mathews wouldn't suit up for Monday night. Darren Sproles is battling a rib injury but will play. Wendell Smallwood could very well end up with a bulk of the carries with Sproles and Kenjon Barner chipping in, especially in the passing game or as change of pace backs.

Eagles rule out RB Ryan Mathews for MNF

Saturday, November 26, 2016, 12:52pm

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

As the Eagles prepare for a potential elimination game against the Packers on Monday night, they won’t have two key pieces of their offense.

Running back Ryan Mathews and right tackle Halapoulivaati Vaitai have been ruled out. Both have MCL sprains.

Related players: Darren Sproles, Wendell Smallwood, Kenjon Barner

Fantasy Impact:

The good news for the Eagles comes from the fact that all other injured players will be able to go (according to Pederson), including running back Darren Sproles, who suffered a rib injury against the Seahawks, the story said. Smallwood seems like he could be in store for a majority of the carries. Kenjon Barner likely factors in as well.

Packers RB Eddie Lacy won't return this season

Wednesday, November 23, 2016, 2:20pm

Packers Twitter - [Full Article]

Mike McCarthy: Packers RB Eddie Lacy will be on IR for the season & so will Sam Shields.

Related players: James Starks, Christine Michael, Ty Montgomery

Fantasy Impact:

James Starks figures to be the lead back the rest of the way. He'll be backed up by Christine Michael and Ty Montgomery.

Eagles Beat: Wendell Smallwood could be workhorse RB if Ryan Mathews is out

Tuesday, November 22, 2016, 8:59pm

CSN Philly - [Full Article]

The Eagles enter the week of preparation for Green Bay a little light at running back.

Both Ryan Mathews (knee) and Darren Sproles (rib fracture) left Sunday's game early and did not return. Head coach Doug Pederson said Mathews is day to day and Sproles won't practice early in the week but is expected to be back for the game on Monday against the Packers.

Aside from Mathews and Sproles, the Eagles have just Kenjon Barner and rookie Wendell Smallwood as their other running backs.

Based on Sunday, it seems like if Mathews isn't ready to play, Smallwood would become the Eagles' workhorse running back.

Fantasy Impact:

The story speculates Mathews won't be ready. We've already seen Sproles take 10-15 carries this year while Mathews was dealing with a tooth issue but Sproles now has a rib problem. Smallwood will likely be a big pickup this week and should get enough touches to warrant a start as long as Mathews is out. He'll still come with risks with Sproles and Barner in the mix for touches. Keep in mind this game is Monday night.

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