Green Bay Packers
Green Bay Packers
NFC North | 13-3-0
Rank: 1st
Avg Yds
Rank: 2nd
Avg PYds
Rank: 8th
Avg RYds
Rank: 7th
Posted 7/27/2021 2:01 pm GMT
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers arrived at training camp Tuesday, July 27.
Huddle Up: Rodgers picks up where he left off last year with some uncertainty in the upper-middle range at QB. He'll be a top-three consideration in all leagues.
Posted 7/26/2021 8:46 pm GMT
Green Bay Packers WR Davante Adams is reportedly 'willing to listen to any contract discussions the team would like to have,' according to multiple sources via ESPN's Adam Schefter. Adams and the representation recently broke off talks with the team.
Huddle Up: It's funny how quickly things turn around when there is a sliver of clarity on the Aaron Rodgers front. Assuming Rodgers' situation becomes clear - at least for this season - and Jordan Love shows something in the preseason, expect a deal to get done. DeAndre Hopkins is the highest-paid receiver in the league according to annual average value at $27.25 million, so look for Adams to sign for something in that range when the time comes. As for his fantasy prospects in 2021, he is easily worth a first-round pick as long as he is tied to Rodgers' hip.
Posted 7/26/2021 7:53 pm GMT
Updating previous reports, Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers and the team are reportedly close to an agreement that would bring him back to Green Bay for at least this season, according to multiple sources via ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Huddle Up: Schefter adds that the Packers are offering concessions to bring Rodgers back, which would seem to indicate he will likely be traded after the 2021 season is over. It has always been more likely than not Rodgers was going to play this season, but it was a more of a matter of when he would return to the field and whether or not it would be in Green Bay. Rodgers is a risky fantasy investment given his dissatisfaction, but fantasy managers have to feel a bit better now about all their Green Bay stocks than they did 24 hours ago.
Posted 7/23/2021 3:37 pm GMT
Green Bay Packers WR Davante Adams has ended long-term extension talks with the team, and there are no plans to resume them. The two sides were negotiating for months, and now they're in a bad place, according to sources.
Huddle Up: Adams is a top-three receiver in fantasy if Aaron Rodgers is throwing to him. If he's not, he may fall back a bit.
Posted 7/23/2021 2:28 pm GMT
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers wants to be traded or have years taken off of his contract that includes three seasons at $33.5 million per year, according to an NFC personnel executive. 'He wants to get some sort of deal done,' an NFC personnel executive said. 'But, he wants years off his deal, so he can pull a Tom Brady and be the next guy to try to go elsewhere to win a championship.'
Huddle Up: There is hope now that Rodgers will play for the Packers in 2021. Either way the pendulum swings, Rodgers' fantasy value remains a high-end QB1 option in fantasy.
Posted 7/20/2021 3:33 pm GMT
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers was offered a two-year extension earlier in the offseason that would have tied him to the Packers five more years and made him the highest-paid player in football. Rodgers declined the offer.
Huddle Up: People around him believe this will come to a head sooner than later. Rodgers will be a high-end QB1 option wherever he plays, and it's really hard to see him sitting out at this stage of his career.
Posted 7/13/2021 2:57 am GMT
Green Bay Packers RB Aaron Jones averaged 2.9 yards per attempt after contact in 2020 - the second-best mark among qualified players last season - per Pro Football Reference.
Huddle Up: It's a fairly significant improvement over his 2.2 average from 2019. Unfortunately for fantasy managers, Green Bay seems to be content with him handling just over 14 carries per contest, which typically means he has to be efficient game in and game out in order to pay off in fantasy. Fortunately for fantasy managers, he is able to do it. The promotion of AJ Dillon figures to cap Jones' upside a bit moving forward, but the latter remains a great bet to be a top-10 fantasy back once again.
Posted 7/11/2021 8:09 pm GMT
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers said he plans to resume working out soon and will take a few weeks to decide on his future.
Huddle Up: Rodgers has indicated he does not want to play for the Packers, but the team is not interested in trading him at this point. Fantasy players will need to see if he reports for the start of training camp. Rodgers is coming off one of his best seasons and would be a No. 1 fantasy quarterback if he plays.
Posted 6/28/2021 3:27 pm GMT
Green Bay Packers WR Davante Adams said that he hopes and plans to stay with the Packers. 'That's the plan, man,' Adams said. 'I'm not planning on going anywhere. That's only one piece of it, though. Obviously the quarterback situation helps it, but the stars got to align across the board as far as contractually. We'll figure all that stuff out and let it happen. I'll be at training camp like I said regardless, we're going to play the season, and we'll see how all of that pans out.'
Huddle Up: Adams is a top-three receiver in fantasy if Aaron Rodgers is throwing to him. He'll take a hit toward the midrange WR1 area if Rodgers is not there.
Posted 6/28/2021 4:31 am GMT
Green Bay Packers TE Robert Tonyan caught 52 of his 59 targets and did not record a drop in 2020. In addition, Aaron Rodgers recorded a passer rating of 147.6 when targeting Tonyan.
Huddle Up: The passer rating was obviously boosted by the fact that 11 of Tonyan's 52 catches went for touchdowns. However, there is something to be said for any player who doesn't drop any of his 59 targets and finds a way to score 11 times. Assuming Rodgers eventually makes nice with Green Bay's front office and gives himself a bit of time to work on his chemistry with Tonyan, last year's breakout tight end should remain firmly in the mid-range TE1 discussion.
Posted 6/27/2021 5:30 pm GMT
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers likely will not opt out before the July 2 deadline, according to a source.
Huddle Up: It has reported that Rodgers does not want to play for the Packers this season, so fantasy players will need to continue to keep an eye on the situation. He is coming off one of his best seasons in 2020 and should be a No. 1 fantasy quarterback if he plays.
Posted 6/25/2021 1:34 pm GMT
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers has the option to sit out of the entire 2021 season without forfeiting $11.5 million in unearned signing bonus money and likely the $6.8 million roster bonus he earned in March. The letter agreement between the NFL and NFL Players grants broad powers to all players to opt out of the 2021 season, regardless of whether they opted out in 2020 or whether they have been diagnosed with a higher-risk condition since Oct. 1. He would have to do so, and it's a final decision, by July 2. If he doesn't opt out but holds out, he loses that $18.3 million -- and would be fined roughly $2 million on top of it for skipping training camp.
Huddle Up: It's really hard to see Rodgers opting out of a season at this stage of his career, but it could be used as leverage. He's an upper-mid QB1 in fantasy wherever he plays.
Posted 6/24/2021 2:02 pm GMT
Green Bay Packers WR Davante Adams has opened negotiations for a contract extension. Adams confirmed that QB Aaron Rodgers' situation will have an effect on his talks. 'That'll play into it, but there's been talks, just really just talks, but we haven't really done anything or talked about anything that's worth mentioning,' Adams said. 'It's kind of just been the beginning stage of talking, and we'll figure out what happens. Hopefully, something gets figured out, but I'm just there to play ball either way. That stuff will take care of itself eventually.'
Huddle Up: Adams will be a WR1 regardless of where he plays or who throws to him. However, Rodgers' presence makes Adams a top-three option at the position.
Posted 6/12/2021 10:30 pm GMT
Green Bay Packers WR Davante Adams said he plans to report to training camp on time even if he does not receive a contract extension before the start of camp.
Huddle Up: Adams is one of the top receivers in the NFL, but his fantasy value will be affected if Aaron Rodgers does not stay with the team. He should still be a weekly starting option in all fantasy leagues in 2021.
Posted 6/10/2021 12:43 am GMT
Green Bay Packers QB Jordan Love said Wednesday, June 9, he'll be ready to start the team's 2021 regular-season opener Sept. 12, in the event QB Aaron Rodgers doesn't return. 'A hundred percent,' Love said. 'Obviously, this is a time where I'm getting a lot of extremely valuable reps that I might not have been getting in a normal circumstance. So I'm just going to take it day by day. ... But yeah, that's what I'm here for. I was drafted here to play quarterback, so I'll definitely be ready Week 1.'
Huddle Up: Love didn't take a snap as a rookie so this increased practice team with the first-team offense will certainly be beneficial if he's needed for Week 1 or at any point in his sophomore season. Still, he'll be just a mid-tier QB2 for fantasy purposes and the stock of most other Packers skill players would need to be downgraded if Love is named the starter.
Posted 6/08/2021 3:08 pm GMT
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers wasn't present at the first day of mandatory minicamp Tuesday, June 8. He's officially holding out.
Huddle Up: Expect this situation to linger for a while. Rodgers is a top-five option at the position in fantasy no matter where he plays.
Posted 6/07/2021 6:05 pm GMT
Green Bay Packers WR Davante Adams is expected to participate in the mandatory minicamp this week, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.
Huddle Up: Adams has skipped the offseason workouts but should practice with the team this week. His fantasy value will depend on if Aaron Rodgers will play for the Packers in 2021. He would be a No. 1 receiver if Rodgers plays but could be a No. 2 fantasy receiver if Rodgers leaves.
Posted 6/04/2021 2:44 am GMT
Green Bay Packers RB AJ Dillon believes he is ready for a larger role in the offense in his second season. 'You can see he's a lot more comfortable,' RB Aaron Jones said. 'He has the playbook down, and he's just ready to go out there and fly around. I'm excited to suit up with him.'
Huddle Up: Jones was given a big contract this offseason, so while he may be hyping up his backfield mate, there is a good chance that Jones will receive a bulk of the touches. For his part, Dillon will be a priority handcuff to open the year.
Posted 6/02/2021 6:44 pm GMT
Green Bay Packers TE Robert Tonyan is expected to be featured more often in the offense this season, according to recent comments made by head coach Matt LaFleur.
Huddle Up: This is welcome news for his current and future fantasy managers. While Tonyan finished as the overall TE3 in PPR leagues last season, he did so primarily on the strength of 11 touchdown catches (on only 52 receptions). It's unrealistic to believe he can keep that pace up for another year. Given LaFleur's comments, it seems reasonable that Tonyan will push for 70 catches in 2021, which would keep him firmly in the mid-TE1 conversation.
Posted 5/26/2021 12:13 am GMT
Green Bay Packers WRs Davante Adams, Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Allen Lazard, Devin Funchess and Equanimeous St. Brown were absent from organized team activities, along with QB Aaron Rodgers Tuesday, May 25. No reason was disclosed. Sophomore QB Jordan Love was left to run drills with a makeshift receiving group, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.
Huddle Up: If Love's truly in line to be the Packers' Week 1 starter as some expect, it will be difficult to get a sense of his fantasy value until he works with at least a few of the team's top receivers. He likely won't be fantasy-relevant outside of dynasty leagues, either way.
Posted 5/25/2021 12:15 pm GMT
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers said the situation with the Packers is not because of the coaching staff or using a first-round pick on QB Jordan Love last year. 'It's never been about the draft pick, picking Jordan,' Rodgers said. 'I love Jordan; he's a great kid. I love the coaching staff. I love my teammates. I love the fan base in GB. It's just about a philosophy and maybe forgetting it is about the people that make things go.'
Huddle Up: Rodgers is around QB4 or QB5 in fantasy regardless of where he plays next season.
Posted 5/24/2021 5:44 pm GMT
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers did not report for the start of offseason workouts Monday, May 24.
Huddle Up: It is believed that Rodgers is looking to leave the Packers this offseason, so fantasy players will need to monitor the situation. He was one of the top quarterbacks in the NFL in 2020 and should be a No. 1 fantasy quarterback in all leagues if he plays this upcoming season.
Posted 5/15/2021 4:50 pm GMT
Green Bay Packers WR Davante Adams led the league with an average of 2.96 receiving yards per route run in 2020, according to Pro Football Focus data.
Huddle Up: Adams has finished as a top-three fantasy wideout in each of his last two seasons in which he's played at least 13 games. But if QB Aaron Rodgers were to depart this offseason, Adams would have a tough time maintaining his WR1 status with a replacement-level quarterback stepping in, and that possibility has to be baked into his draft value.
Posted 5/14/2021 6:17 pm GMT
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers has been the subject of rampant trade speculation since reports surfaced in late April that he wants out of Green Bay. Packers head coach Matt LaFleur said Friday, May 14, that there's 'nothing new to add' about the situation. 'We obviously still feel the same way,' LaFleur added. 'We want him back in the worst way. He knows that.'
Huddle Up: We've seemed to have settled in to the stalemate portion of the Rodgers saga, and it could be a few weeks before there's any actual developments aside from posturing on both sides. In the meantime, he remains a low-end QB1 for 2021 fantasy purposes.
Posted 5/11/2021 1:55 pm GMT
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers' side has engaged in contract discussions with the Packers to a degree, and the Packers have made a significant long-term offer.
Huddle Up: Not much to see here. Rodgers is about the No.3 to No. 5 QB to target in fantasy.
Posted 5/10/2021 3:24 pm GMT
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers could realistically land with the Denver Broncos, who have the second-most salary cap space in football.
Huddle Up: Rodgers' fantasy value will be about the same wherever he calls signals next season. Denver's thin air can be brutal on a body, and Rodgers has a lengthy injury history. That would be the only concern for the upper-middle QB1.
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