New-look red zone work featured at Packers OTAs

"A large portion of Wednesday’s practice was dedicated to the red zone, with the offense and defense playing 11-on-11 at various locations inside the 20-yard line. The Packers maximized their reps by running the same drill on each end of the field: starters and primary backups to one side, reserves and roster hopefuls on the other.

One of the most glaring visual differences between LaFleur’s offense and the one by former coach Mike McCarthy is the former’s reliance on condensed formations, the use of which seemed to increase during the red-zone session. Where McCarthy preferred to spread his receivers across the field — often times with equal distance between them, stretching toward the sideline — LaFleur enjoys clustering his receivers near the end of the offensive line, a staple of the Sean McVay and Kyle Shanahan systems."

Fantasy Impact: 

Davante Adams is a lock as their No. 1 WR, with the rest of the first-string pass-catchers currently comprised of Marques Valdes-Scantling, Geronimo Allison and TE Jimmy Graham, with Aaron Jones starting in the backfield. With LeFleur calling the shots, and a healthy Aaron Rodgers slinging the ball, this could be a bounce-back season for Green Bay's WR corps.

Adams is being drafted as WR2 overall in the first round with both Allison and Valdes-Scantling somewhat undervalued as WR38 and WR64, leaving boards in the late-eighth and 14th rounds respectively.

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