Green Bay Packers RB AJ Dillon should see his role expand in 2022, Zach Kruse of Packers Wire writes. 'The Packers gave [Dillon] 221 touches but he could handle much more. Expect his role to expand. There's a good chance Dillon and Jones will handle 500 or more total touches in 2022.'
|Footballguys view: It's an interesting report, and one that has been speculated about in the fantasy community. What would the Packers look like with Dillon and Jones splitting time? We may find out this season. Without WR Davante Adams, Jones could see increased work in the passing game while Dillon should hold onto the early-down work. Jones is currently RB11 (2.05) while Dillon is RB26 (5.08) in 12-team PPR formats. Those draft positions could draw closer together in training camp and the preseason.|
Packers | Kylin Hill likely to start on PUP Sat Jun 25, 09:09 PM
Green Bay Packers RB Kylin Hill (knee) will likely begin the season on the Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform list, according to Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com.
|Footballguys view: This opens the door for Patrick Taylor or Tyler Goodson to make the team as the #3 running back, and potentially have a large role in September if anything happens to Aaron Jones or A.J. Dillon. Goodson is the better passing game back and he has a zest for special teams, but Taylor put up a nice 11-53-1 line in Week 18 last year, and played ahead of Antonio Gibson at Memphis. We'll be watching this camp battle closely, and deep dynasty league players should too.|
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Packers | Elgton Jenkins not guaranteed to go Week 1 Tue Jun 21, 04:52 PM
Green Bay Packers OL Elgton Jenkins (knee) could be 'a few weeks behind' on his rehab and may not be ready for Week 1, according to ESPN.com's Rob Demovsky.Link to story
Packers | Robert Tonyan still not practicing Sun Jun 19, 09:13 PM
Green Bay Packers TE Robert Tonyan (knee) did not participate in drills during June minicamp.
|Footballguys view: Tonyan was the no.3 fantasy tight end in 2020, but his game fell off last season - and he only played in eight games due to this knee injury. He was working off to the side during OTAs and there's a chance Tonyan is cleared to practice at the start of training camp. Fantasy GMs know of his connection with QB Aaron Rodgers - who will be leaning on favorites since WR Davante Adams was traded away - yet Tonyan's current ADP is only TE19 (13.08) in 12-team PPR leagues.|
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Packers | Green Bay parting with Kurt Benkert Fri Jun 17, 03:53 PM
Green Bay Packers QB Kurt Benkert was waived Friday, June 17.Link to story
Packers | David Bakhtiari on track for camp Tue Jun 14, 05:22 PM
Green Bay Packers OT David Bakhtiari (knee) is expected to be ready for the start of training camp, according to head coach Matt LaFleur.Link to story
Packers | Gabe Brkic claimed off waivers Mon Jun 13, 05:05 PM
Former Minnesota Vikings PK Gabe Brkic was claimed off waivers by the Green Bay Packers Monday, June 13. The Packers also waived PK Dominik Eberle.Link to story
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Packers | Allen Lazard finally inks RFA tender Mon Jun 13, 01:27 PM
Green Bay Packers WR Allen Lazard signed his one-year restricted free-agent tender worth a reported $3.986 million on Monday, June 13.
|Footballguys view: Things change pretty quickly around here. Lazard did not show up to Packers mandatory minicamp as he wanted a long-term deal. Now, he'll play on a one-year tender before hitting free agency in 2023. Without WR Davante Adams, Lazard could end up as QB Aaron Rodgers favorite target. If Lazard stays healthy and plays up to his potential - as Rodgers no.1 receiver - then he will be handsomely compensated next offseason.|
Packers | Aaron Rodgers 'excited about Allen Lazard' Sun Jun 12, 05:33 PM
Green Bay Packers WR Allen Lazard has an opportunity to be the team's No. 1 receiver, QB Aaron Rodgers said. 'Excited about Allen Lazard. He's been our dirty work guy for most of his career here. Now he's getting an opportunity to be a No. 1 receiver,' Rodgers said. 'So, I'm not worried at all about him stepping into that role. I talk to him a lot. I know how he takes care of his body. I know he'll be ready when he's here.'
|Footballguys view: Davante Adams was traded away, making Lazard the top receiver for Rodgers and the Packers. Lazard is not the playmaker that Adams is, but he could be a fantasy asset based on volume - and especially his projected opportunity in the red zone. We like him as a WR3/WR4 with upside for Fantasy GMs this year.|
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Packers | Eric Stokes not on field Wed Jun 8, 03:18 PM
Green Bay Packers CB Eric Stokes (undisclosed) did not participate in practice Wednesday, June 8, because of unknown reasons.Link to story
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Packers | Sammy Watkins set for big role Wed Jun 8, 02:03 PM
Green Bay Packers WR Sammy Watkins is 'going to be a big part of our offense,' head coach Matt LaFleur said on Wednesday, June 8.
|Footballguys view: Good luck with that. Watkins was seen as a player on the roster bubble only a couple of months ago, and now he's going to be a big part of their offense. Okay, that's not a great plan. The former first-round pick is no longer the player he used to be. The last time he was fantasy relevant was back in 2017 when he was with the Rams and he finished that season as the no.34 fantasy wide receiver. Since then, Watkins has been in the WR6 to WR9 range.|
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Packers | Mason Crosby dealing with injury Wed Jun 8, 01:03 PM
Green Bay Packers PK Mason Crosby (undisclosed) was spotted working with the rehab group on Wednesday, June 8, but it isn't clear what injury he's dealing with.Link to story
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Packers | Aaron Rodgers wants to end career in GB Tue Jun 7, 10:23 PM
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers intends to finish his career with the team, he said on Tuesday, June 7. The veteran would not say how much longer he intends to play, though.
|Footballguys view: That was kind of expected when Rodgers signed his new contract earlier this offseason....so we're not quite sure why it's news now. Rodgers has a few years left, and the Packers have pressure to get him another ring. We'll see if they can do that before Rodgers decides to hang up his cleats.|
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Packers | Allen Lazard not at mandatory minicamp Tue Jun 7, 01:01 PM
Green Bay Packers restricted free-agent WR Allen Lazard is not participating in the team's mandatory minicamp Tuesday, June 7.
|Footballguys view: The Packers placed a second-round tender on Lazard, but he has yet to sign the tender. He's looking for a better contract situation and thus is staying away from the facility. Last season, Lazard caught 40 of 60 targets for 513 yards and eight touchdowns, and was a go-to red zone target for QB Aaron Rodgers. With Davante Adams (Raiders) traded away, Lazard is the favorite to take over as the primary receiver for the Packers.|
Packers | Jaire Alexander medically cleared Mon Jun 6, 08:35 PM
Green Bay Packers CB Jaire Alexander (shoulder) has been medically cleared to play again, and his shoulder injury should not be a long-term issue, according to president Mark Murphy.Link to story
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Packers | Aaron Rodgers in attendance Mon Jun 6, 09:12 AM
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers, who skipped voluntary workouts, arrived at the stadium Monday, June 6, for mandatory minicamp.
|Footballguys view: Rodgers has been talking about retirement a lot lately, which is nothing new. He'll adjust to life without Davante Adams, but his stats and the team's fortunes haven't taken a hit when Adams has missed time in recent years.|
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Packers | Christian Watson struggling with drops Sun Jun 5, 06:37 PM
Green Bay Packers WR Christian Watson has been struggling with drops in practice this offseason.Link to story
Packers | Aaron Rodgers talks retirement plans Sat Jun 4, 12:49 PM
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers recently went into detail about the possibility of retirement. 'I think about [retirement] all the time,' Rodgers said. 'The football part is the easy part... That's the joy. It's the other stuff that wears on you and makes you think about life after football. [Tom Brady] obviously set the bar so high with playing so many years, but I can definitely see the end coming.'
|Footballguys view: With the structure of his contract, everyone knows the end is near for Rodgers. Earlier this offseason, Rodgers got a deal that pays him $150.8 million over the next three seasons. After those three seasons, he's likely to retire....so get ready to hear more about Rodgers retirement until it actually happens. It's a shame a talented quarterback like him only has one ring, so it's on the Packers to try and get Rodgers more championships before he's done.|
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Packers | Packers OC raves about Christian Watson Tue May 31, 11:07 PM
Green Bay Packers WR Christian Watson is receiving rave reviews from his offensive coordinator, Adam Stenavich. 'His combination of size and speed is great,' Stenavich said. 'He's a big guy. He can move. He's going to be a problem once he figures things out.'
|Footballguys view: Another day, and another positive report about Watson from Packers camp. The Packers did not take a wide receiver (again) in the first round even though they had two picks this year. They did trade up with the Vikings to select Watson with the No. 34 overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft. Watson can win vertically and is an explosive athlete with a nice size/sped combination. He's not polished as a route runner and will face much tougher (and more physical) competition than he did in college at the FCS level (North Dakota State). Let's see what he looks like in the preseason.|
Packers | David Bakhtiari could be ready for camp Tue May 31, 01:04 PM
Green Bay Packers OT David Bakhtiari (knee) will not participate in organized team activities this spring, but head coach Matt LaFleur told reporters Tuesday, May 31, that 'our plan all along was to hold him from (OTAs) and get (him) strong and hopefully be ready to go for training camp.'
|Footballguys view: Bakhtiari was only able to return for one game last year following a 2020 ACL tear. Hopefully the extra time off will get him back to 100% going into a Week 1 where the team may not have stud right tackle Elgton Jenkins, who replaced Bakhtiari last year before he also went down with an ACL tear. 2019 UDFA Yosh Nijman was excellent after Jenkins went down, so the team is in good hands depth-wise.|
Packers | Watson 'A Problem' for Opponents Sat May 28, 03:29 PM
Matt Schneidman, from The Athletic, reports Green Bay Packers offensive coordinator Adam Stenavich said rookie WR Christian Watson will be a "problem" for opposing secondaries.
|Footballguys view: Watson has a nice size/speed combination and can win balls in the air. He's done a good job of becoming a better route runner through his college career, and that should help him make an easier transition to the pros. Watson is a player to watch out for in the preseason to see what kind of chemistry he's building with QB Aaron Rodgers.|
Packers | Kylin Hill still working his way back Fri May 27, 10:35 PM
Green Bay Packers RB Kylin Hill (knee) was limited to rehab work during the first week of OTAs.
|Footballguys view: Hill, a 2021 seventh-round pick out of Mississippi State, has quite a bit of natural talent as a runner. He impressed so much last year in the preseason that he made the 53-man roster. Hill injured his knee in late October last year and has been recovering ever since. We like his skill, so Fantasy GMs in super deep dynasty formats should keep an eye on Hill as he attempts to earn the spot behind Aaron Jones and AJ Dillon again this year.|
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Packers | Robert Tonyan closer to action Fri May 27, 10:23 PM
Green Bay Packers TE Robert Tonyan (knee) worked on the sidelines during the first week of OTAs as he continues to rehab from knee surgery.
|Footballguys view: The Packers offense is going to look different without WR Davante Adams. Tonyan is a favorite target of QB Aaron Rodgers when healthy. Reports have indicated Tonyan has been ahead of schedule in his recovery, so there's a chance he will be fully cleared at some point in training camp. He's a TE2 for Fantasy GMs who could easily sneak into the low-end TE1 range this season if he stays healthy.|
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Packers | Green Bay duo signs rookie deals Thu May 26, 04:39 PM
Fourth-round draft choices WR Romeo Doubs (Nevada) and OL Zach Tom (Wake Forest) signed four-year contracts with the Green Bay Packers on Thursday, May 26. Financial terms of the deals were not immediately disclosed.
|Footballguys view: Doubs wasn't as ballyhooed as second round pick Christian Watson, but he can help in the downfield passing game and could surprise and surpass Watson in the pecking order, at least to open their rookie season. Don't forget Doubs if Watson struggles in his transition from North Dakota State to the NFL.|
Packers | Chris Slayton claimed Tue May 24, 07:23 PM
Former San Francisco 49ers DT Chris Slayton was claimed off waivers by the Green Bay Packers Tuesday, May 24.Link to story
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Packers | QB Rodgers Not at Workouts Tue May 24, 02:20 PM
Matt Schneidman, from The Athletic, reports Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers is not attending Packers OTAs.
|Footballguys view: Even with his $150 million contract extension, Rodgers is not going to show up until the work is mandatory next month. It's not really surprising given how Rodgers has approached voluntary workouts in the past. We're interested to see how this offense looks without Rodgers favorite WR Davante Adams.|
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Packers | Amari Rodgers gaining confidence Sat May 21, 03:45 PM
Green Bay Packers WR Amari Rodgers is gaining confidence ahead of his second season, wide receivers coach Jason Vrable said. 'He's taking those steps right now. I feel really good about Amari,' Vrable said. '[Randall Cobb] bumped me the other day and was like, 'Yo, you can feel it from him.' I just smiled. It's just the start right now.'
|Footballguys view: Rodgers, a third-round pick out of Clemson in the 2021 NFL draft, is buried on the Packers depth chart but he's got ability with the ball in his hands. He played 103 snaps last year on offense, and Rodgers finished his rookie season with just four catches for 45 yards. He's a slot receiver, return man and gadget player who was underutilized last season. Rodgers has plenty of talent ahead of him on the depth chart, so a larger role may not be in the cards for him in 2023. However, in dynasty formats we'll still keep track of him.|
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Packers | JJ Molson cut Fri May 20, 04:01 PM
Green Bay Packers PK JJ Molson was released Friday, May 20.Link to story
Packers | Jack Coco signs with GB Tue May 17, 11:05 PM
Undrafted free agent LS Jack Coco (Georgia Tech) signed an undisclosed contract with the Green Bay Packers on Tuesday, May 17, after a rookie minicamp tryout.Link to story
Packers | Jahmir Johnson let go Tue May 17, 06:26 PM
Green Bay Packers OT Jahmir Johnson (undisclosed) was waived Tuesday, May 17, after the two sides reached an injury settlement.Link to story
Packers | Jaire Alexander contract details Mon May 16, 11:06 AM
Updating a previous report, Green Bay Packers CB Jaire Alexander's four-year, $84 million deal will pay him $31 million in the first year, $30 million of which comes via signing bonus. Alexander is due a roster bonus of $11.5 million in March 2023, and will make a total of $45 million through the first two years of the contract, and $61 million through the first three years.Link to story
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Packers | Jaire Alexander extended Mon May 16, 10:59 AM
Green Bay Packers CB Jaire Alexander agreed to a four-year, $84 million extension Monday, May 16.Link to story
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Packers | Tyler Davis could carve out role Wed May 11, 10:20 PM
Green Bay Packers TE Tyler Davis will have the opportunity to prove he deserves playing time, according to general manager Brian Gutekunst. 'I think we might have something there,' Gutekunst said.
|Footballguys view: Robert Tonyan is coming back from a knee injury and Marcedes Lewis is nearing the end of his career. This makes Davis a player to monitor in deep dynasty formats. A former quarterback at Georgia Tech, Davis was a sixth-round pick of the Jaguars in 2021. He has the speed to attack the seam but is still learning the nuances of the position. Davis has bounced around to a few different teams in a short time, but he may have found a home with the Packers.|
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Packers | Chris Blair let go Wed May 11, 05:29 PM
Green Bay Packers WR Chris Blair was waived Wednesday, May 11.Link to story
Packers | Green Bay claims Eli Wolf Wed May 11, 05:20 PM
Former Indianapolis Colts TE Eli Wolf was claimed off waivers by the Green Bay Packers Wednesday, May 11.Link to story
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Packers | Not Done Adding WR Talent? Tue May 10, 03:52 PM
Ian Rapoport, from NFL Network, was on Pat McAfee's show and he said the Green Bay Packers may not be done adding wide receiver talent. "This is a great wide receiver market for the Packers and I think they're gonna be involved for Jarvis Landry, Julio Jones and Odell Beckham Jr." Rapoport said.
|Footballguys view: The Packers need to go for it with QB Aaron Rodgers. We all know they'll be a playoff team, and they could make a deep playoff run - but it's time to get another ring (or two) for the future Hall of Fame quarterback. We could see Green Bay add one of these former superstar veteran receivers - if the price is right. The Packers have around $11 million in cap space right now, and that's enough to sign the draft class but not much else.|
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Packers | Green Bay inks Kobe Jones Mon May 9, 04:26 PM
Free-agent LB Kobe Jones (Titans) signed an undisclosed contract with the Green Bay Packers on Monday, May 9.Link to story
Packers | Rasheed Walker, Green Bay wrap up rookie deal Mon May 9, 04:23 PM
Seventh-round draft pick OT Rasheed Walker (Penn State) signed a four-year contract with the Green Bay Packers on Monday, May 9. Financial terms of the deal were not immediately disclosed.Link to story
Packers | Rasheed Walker not on field Fri May 6, 06:26 PM
Green Bay Packers OT Rasheed Walker (undisclosed) did not participate in practice Friday, May 6.Link to story
Packers | Green Bay wraps up five rookie deals Fri May 6, 04:43 PM
Third-round draft pick OT Sean Rhyan (UCLA), fifth-round draft pick LB Kingsley Enagbare (South Carolina) and seventh-round draft picks DB Tariq Carpenter (Georgia Tech), DT Jonathan Ford (Miami) and WR Samori Toure (Nebraska) signed their four-year rookie contracts with the Green Bay Packers on Friday, May 6. Financial terms of the deals were not immediately disclosed.Link to story
Packers | Quay Walker agrees to terms Thu May 5, 05:46 PM
Green Bay Packers first-round draft choice LB Quay Walker agreed to terms on a four-year contract with the Packers Thursday, May 5, according to a source. Financial terms were not disclosed, but the deal includes a fifth-year option.
|Footballguys view: Walker gives the Packers defense inside/outside versatility. He should be a day one starter next to De'Vondre Campbell with a chance to add pass rush punch in his IDP stats if he can refine his strategy and skill.|
Packers | Christian Watson in line for versatile role? Thu May 5, 02:06 PM
Green Bay Packers WR Christian Watson could be used in a variety of ways outside of simply being a boundary WR, in the opinion of Zack Kruse of Packers Wire. 'Watson is also versatile. He played snaps at running back for NDSU, and he was an All-American kick returner. In LaFleur's offense, Watson could be used as a perimeter deep threat, gadget weapon or even in the backfield,' said Kruse.
|Footballguys view: Watson has a great size/speed combination and can get by defenders in a hurry. He was one of the best deep threats in the FCS, and he averaged 20.4 yards per reception for his college career at North Dakota State. Watson was primarily an outside receiver for the Bison, but there are ways to get creative with a player who has his skill set. We'll see how quickly he can make the jump from the FCS to the NFL, but Watson did show well at the Senior Bowl practices earlier this year against some of the best in major college football.|
Packers | Devonte Wyatt signs rookie deal Thu May 5, 11:21 AM
Green Bay Packers first-round pick DT Devonte Wyatt agreed to a four-year, $12.86 million fully guaranteed deal Thursday, May 5. He received a $6.533 million signing bonus.Link to story
Packers | Aaron Rodgers wanted Treylon Burks Tue May 3, 12:04 PM
Tennessee Titans WR Treylon Burks, whom the Titans took No. 18 overall in the NFL Draft, was the player Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers did the most homework on and wanted in the first round.
|Footballguys view: Rodgers has wanted a lot of things, and the Packers just don't get him everything he wants...especially in the draft. Burks ended up going no.18 overall to the Titans, and the Packers hadn't picked yet in the first round. They had two first-round picks, and neither one of them was a wide receiver. They did take North Dakota State's Christian Watson in the second round to hopefully satiate their superstar quarterback.|
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Packers | Green Bay adding 13 more UDFAs Sun May 1, 03:24 PM
Undrafted free agents OG Cole Schneider (UCF), WR Keke Chism (Missouri), RB Tyler Goodson (Iowa), DT Akial Byers (Missouri), OL George Moore (Oregon), CB Raleigh Texada (Baylor), WR Anthony Turner (Grand View), DL Hauati Pututau (Utah), RB B.J. Baylor (Oregon State), LB Ellis Brooks (Penn State), LB Caliph Brice (Florida Atlantic), S Alex Spillum (Coastal Carolina), and S Tre Sterling (Oklahoma State) are signing undisclosed contracts with the Green Bay Packers.Link to story
Packers | Green Bay inks a pair of UDFAs Sat Apr 30, 08:22 PM
Undrafted free-agent OL Caleb Jones (Indiana) and undrafted free-agent DE Chauncey Manac (Louisiana-Monroe) agreed to terms with the Green Bay Packers Saturday, April 30.Link to story
Packers | Romeo Doubs joins Green Bay Sat Apr 30, 01:26 PM
Nevada WR Romeo Doubs was selected by the Green Bay Packers with the 132nd overall selection in the 2022 NFL Draft.Link to story
Packers | Green Bay adds Christian Watson Fri Apr 29, 07:20 PM
North Dakota State WR Christian Watson was selected by the Green Bay Packers with the 34th overall selection in the 2022 NFL Draft.
|Footballguys view: The Packers get Aaron Rodgers some help at the wide receiver position, and Watson could be a good one they got at a bargain price in the second round. At 6-feet, 4-inches Watson runs a 4.36 40-yard dash. His speed is one thing, but we like his ability to be a quarterback's best friend. Watson will take the top off the defense, but on shorter routes he comes back to the ball and squares his shoulders to the line of scrimmage to create the largest possible target.|
Packers | GB picks up two fifth-year options Fri Apr 29, 02:29 PM
Green Bay Packers S Darnell Savage and LB Rashan Gary had their fifth-year options exercised, a source said Friday, April 29.Link to story
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Packers | Devonte Wyatt now a Packer Thu Apr 28, 11:05 PM
Georgia DT Devonte Wyatt was selected by the Green Bay Packers with the 28th overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft.Link to story