Packers Fantasy News

Thursday, December 14, 2017, 6:36pm

Panthers TE Greg Olsen (foot) took full practice reps again Thursday. Olsen played 92% of the snaps last week but wasn’t targeted. He should fare much better against the Packers. In his last two games against Green Bay he has racked up 12 catches for 171 yards and a touchdown on 15 targets.

Thursday, December 14, 2017, 6:36pm

Ravens WR Mike Wallace (ankle) missed practice again Thursday. Wallace should be able to face the Browns, but we’ll see what he’s able to do on Friday. For his part, he says that he expects to play. He has at least 48 receiving yards and/or a touchdown in five straight games, including 5-116 on 8 targets against the Lions in Week 13 and 3-72 on 5 targets against the Steelers last week. He’ll square off with Jason McCourty, which isn’t as bad of a matchup as it might seem. Over the last three weeks, McCourty has yielded 5-66 to A.J. Green, 6-83-1 to Keenan Allen and 5-45-2 to Davante Adams.

Thursday, December 14, 2017, 6:36pm

Panthers WR Devin Funchess (shoulder) took full practice reps Thursday after being limited Wednesday. Funchess should be fine to play through the injury and is a fantasy WR1 given a fantastic matchup against the Packers.

Thursday, December 14, 2017, 6:36pm

Panthers QB Cam Newton (right shoulder) took limited practice reps again Thursday. Newton has a fantastic matchup against the Packers, who are No. 29 in QB aFPA.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017, 7:15pm

Panthers TE Greg Olsen (foot) practiced fully Wednesday. Olsen played 92% of the snaps last week but wasn’t targeted. He should fare much better against the Packers. In his last two games against Green Bay he has racked up 12 catches for 171 yards and a touchdown on 15 targets.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017, 7:15pm

Ravens WR Mike Wallace (ankle) did not practice Wednesday. Wallace is probably getting a maintenance day. He has at least 48 receiving yards and/or a touchdown in five straight games, including 5-116 on 8 targets against the Lions in Week 13 and 3-72 on 5 targets against the Steelers last week. He’ll square off with Jason McCourty, which isn’t as bad of a matchup as it might seem. Over the last three weeks, McCourty has yielded 5-66 to A.J. Green, 6-83-1 to Keenan Allen and 5-45-2 to Davante Adams.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017, 7:15pm

Panthers WR Devin Funchess (shoulder) took limited practice reps Wednesday. Funchess should be fine to play through the injury and is a fantasy WR1 given a fantastic matchup against the Packers.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017, 7:15pm

Panthers QB Cam Newton (right shoulder) took limited practice reps Wednesday. Newton has a fantastic matchup against the Packers, who are No. 29 in QB aFPA.

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers cleared, will start Week 15

Wednesday, December 13, 2017, 7:40am

NFL.com - [Full Article]

Aaron Rodgers is back.

The Green Bay Packers quarterback posted on his Instagram page late Tuesday night that he's been cleared to return after breaking his right collarbone in a loss to the Minnesota Vikings in Week 6. Per NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport, he will start Sunday against the Carolina Panthers.

"It's been a long road from that day to this, but I'm happy to say I've been medically cleared to return," Rodgers wrote. "Thanks for all the love, support, prayers, and well wishes over the past 8 weeks and a big thank you to Dr McKenzie and our incredible training staff. #riseagain"

Fantasy Impact:

The story went on to say that Rapoport said one of the big factors in the decision was Rodgers' will to play, and how hard he worked to be back and ready by Week 15. Those of you who kept Rodgers or picked him up off the wire and stashed him could now be heavily rewarded in your fantasy playoffs. We have Rodgers ranked ninth among our QBs this week.

Packers, QB Aaron Rodgers at crossroads

Tuesday, December 12, 2017, 2:23pm

NFL.com - [Full Article]

A day after Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers underwent the all-important first CT scan to determine how his fractured collarbone is healing, there is still no word on his status. Coach Mike McCarthy called it a medical decision on Monday and said the team is conferring with several experts. "I do not have a clean decision for you," he added.

Fantasy Impact:

The story said the decision is far more complex than simply saying the bone is healed. Rodgers has been impressive at practice and is pushing to play according to the story. However, there are those who are concerned about Rodgers' long-term health. Also, according to the story, the bone isn't fully healed, although the surgical procedure Rodgers chose accelerated the healing process and did work. A decision could come Wednesday.

Return of QB Aaron Rodgers will be a medical decision

Monday, December 11, 2017, 7:04pm

CBS Sports - [Full Article]

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is eligible to come off injured reserve for this coming weekend's game against the Carolina Panthers. With the Packers in the thick of the postseason hunt but currently on the outside looking in on a playoff berth (they're a game behind the No. 6-seeded Atlanta Falcons), Rodgers' return from his broken collarbone would be a major boost to their hopes down the stretch.

During his Monday media availability, Packers coach Mike McCarthy was non-committal on the subject of Rodgers' potential return. He repeatedly stated that it was a "medical decision" that would be made by doctors at some point, but declined to give a timeline. "At this time, I do not have a clear decision for you, or an update," he said. "That's where it stands."

Fantasy Impact:

It seems like if it was up to Rodgers, he'd play, but the story said the decision will be up to Dr. Patrick McKenzie and not Rodgers or the coaching staff. Rodgers underwent more tests and scans and is still being evaluated.

Friday, December 8, 2017, 6:33pm

Browns TE David Njoku (wrist) took full practice reps all week. Njoku caught 4 passes for 74 yards and a touchdown against the Chargers last week, and they were No. 1 in TE aFPA. It was the fifth time in the last seven games he's seen at least 5 targets and he played 54% or more of the snaps for the third time in the last four games after not clearing that mark at all in his first eight games. The Packers have been tough on tight ends this season, but they gave up two touchdowns to Cameron Brate in Week 13.

Friday, December 8, 2017, 6:33pm

Buccaneers RB Doug Martin (concussion) took full practice reps all week. Martin will apparently retain his starting job since HC Dirk Koetter doesn’t believe players should lose their role due to injury, making this a dicey situation. Peyton Barber posted 140+ yards against the Packers in Week 13 and is the more confident play against a leaky Detroit defense.

Friday, December 8, 2017, 6:33pm

Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston (ankle) took full practice reps all week. Winston returned last week to throw for 270 yards and 2 touchdowns in a great matchup against the Packers. He has another good matchup against the Lions, who have yielded an average of 276 yards and 2.0 touchdowns to Joe Flacco and Case Keenum in the last two weeks.

Thursday, December 7, 2017, 6:56pm

Browns TE David Njoku (wrist) took full practice reps again Thursday. Njoku caught 4 passes for 74 yards and a touchdown against the Chargers last week, and they were No. 1 in TE aFPA. It was the fifth time in the last seven games he's seen at least 5 targets and he played 54% or more of the snaps for the third time in the last four games after not clearing that mark at all in his first eight games. The Packers have been tough on tight ends this season, but they gave up two touchdowns to Cameron Brate in Week 13.

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