Packers QB Aaron Rodgers has high praise for WR Allen Lazard

In all seriousness, Aaron Rodgers is very high on Allen Lazard as he ascends into a new role in Packers offense: “Who I don’t think we need any patience with is Allen. I really think Allen is ready to make a jump and be a No. 1 receiver.”

Fantasy Impact: 

Someone will end up as the team's WR1 and Lazard at least has a decent chance to earn the role. But we only rank Lazard 50th among our WRs. The 26-year-old Lazard had a career-high 513 yards last season, but managed 45.1 yards per game in 2020, which is a 767-yard pace over a 17-game season. He’s unlikely to turn into a 1,200+ yard receiver, but 1,000 yards is a possibility this season as the Packers’ receiving room tries to absorb the loss of Davante Adams. In 2020, his yards per route run (1.84) ranked 32nd out of 101 eligible receivers at PFF, so there are indicators that he’s capable of more than we’ve seen from him thus far.

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