Packers Fantasy News

Cowboys sign WR Randall Cobb

Wednesday, March 20, 2019, 7:17pm

Jay Glazer - [Full Article]

Randall Cobb has agreed to a deal with Cowboys. It's a one-year deal worth $5 million.

Fantasy Impact:

The Cowboys lost Cole Beasley in the slot, so his 5.4 targets per game are up for grabs. It's unlikely the Cobb develops into a fantasy starter anytime soon, but he might have some spot start appeal in PPR formats if things go his way.

Packers HC Matt LaFleur planning on using a running back by committee approach

Thursday, February 28, 2019, 12:04pm

Michael Cohen - [Full Article]

Packers HC Matt LaFleur said running back is one of the more violent positions in the league with the punishment those players absorb. He believes a committee approach is the most effective regarding Aaron Jones and Jamaal Williams.

Fantasy Impact:

This is not necessarily a death knell to Aaron Jones' value, though LaFleur's usage of both Derrick Henry and Dion Lewis last year limited the upside of each until LaFleur began to feed Henry late in the season. Lewis finished with 214 touches to Henry's 230, so it was a near-even split.

Rapoport: Packers expected to keep TE Jimmy Graham

Tuesday, January 29, 2019, 3:17pm

Ian Rapoport on Twitter - [Full Article]

When the Packers prepare for the offseason, they do so with the belief that TE Jimmy Graham will be back for 2019, source said.

Fantasy Impact:

Graham had just two TDs last year with the Packers and now he’s due a $5 million roster bonus on March 15, Rapoport's tweet went on to say. While things could change, Rapoport said the expectation now is they pay it and he returns and gets another season with QB Aaron Rodgers.

Packers hire Nathaniel Hackett to be offensive coordinator

Monday, January 14, 2019, 6:28pm

NFL.com - [Full Article]

Nathaniel Hackett wasn't out of a job for very long.

The Green Bay Packers are hiring Hackett as their offensive coordinator, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported.

Fantasy Impact:

Hackett moves from dealing with Blake Bortles, to entering a job in which he'll work with Aaron Rodgers. Armed with Rodgers and a transitional receiving corps that still includes Davante Adams at the very least, Hackett should be able to repair his slightly dented reputation as Green Bay looks to remake its offense under new head coach Matt LaFleur.

Packers make first hire, go with Matt LaFleur as HC

Monday, January 7, 2019, 6:33pm

USA Today - [Full Article]

The Green Bay Packers appear poised to become the first NFL team to fill a head coaching vacancy this offseason.

The Packers are hiring Tennessee Titans offensive coordinator Matt LaFleur, according to ESPN and NFL Network. Other candidates were notified that by the team that the organization had made its choice, per ESPN.

Fantasy Impact:

LaFleur, 39, completed first season as an NFL play-caller with the Titans in 2018. He previously served as the Los Angeles Rams' offensive coordinator for one year in 2017. Tennessee ranked 24th in total offense with 312.4 yards per game and 27th in scoring with 19.4 points per game, according to the story.

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers has concussion

Sunday, December 30, 2018, 3:52pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Aaron Rodgers' season started with a knee injury and ended with a concussion.

The Green Bay Packers quarterback left Sunday's season finale against the Detroit Lions after just three series. He took a hard hit on his first dropback of the game, got sacked by linebacker Jarrad Davis and lost his helmet on the play. He stayed in for two more series before he walked to the locker room with a member of the medical staff.

Fantasy Impact:

It's at least the third known concussion of Rodgers' NFL career. He suffered two during the 2010 season, the year in which the Packers won the Super Bowl. He did not miss a game after his first concussion, which occurred in Week 5. He missed one game later in the year after he sustained a concussion in Week 14 at Detroit.

Friday, December 28, 2018, 6:29pm

Packers TE Jimmy Graham (knee, thumb) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week.

Friday, December 28, 2018, 6:29pm

Packers WR Equanimeous St. Brown (concussion, doubtful) missed practice all week and is doubtful for Week 17. Jake Kumerow and Marquez Valdes-Scantling should see plenty of playing time with St. Brown sidelined.

Friday, December 28, 2018, 6:29pm

Packers WR Jake Kumerow (hand) took full practice reps all week. Kumerow could have a big role this week with Equanimeous St. Brown out and Davante Adams at less than 100%.

Friday, December 28, 2018, 6:29pm

Lions WR Kenny Golladay (chest, questionable) took limited practice reps again Friday and is questionable for Week 17. Golladay is expected to play against the Packers.

Friday, December 28, 2018, 6:29pm

Packers WR Randall Cobb (concussion) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week. Cobb is expected to play.

Friday, December 28, 2018, 6:29pm

Packers WR Davante Adams (knee, questionable) missed practice all week and is questionable for Week 17. Adams is attempting to break a couple of Packer receiving records but looks very iffy with the knee injury.

Friday, December 28, 2018, 6:29pm

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (knee, groin) took full practice reps all week.

Packers WR Davante Adams did not practice Thursday

Thursday, December 27, 2018, 8:23pm

Packers official injury report

Davante Adams (knee) did not take the field for Thursday's practice session.

Fantasy Impact:

Considering Green Bay is playing only for pride, it would make sense for them to sit their second best offensive player. Of course, Adams is on the cusp of having the greatest statistical season in Packers history, so it is possible he talks his way on the field even if he is not 100%. If that happens, he is an elite WR1.

Packers WR Equanimeous St. Brown suffered head injury

Sunday, December 23, 2018, 4:58pm

CBS Sports - [Full Article]

Equanimeous St. Brown was under evaluation for a head injury suffered Sunday against the Jets.

Fantasy Impact:

At the point of his departure midway through the fourth quarter, St. Brown led the Packers with 94 yards on his five receptions.