Green Bay Packers
Green Bay Packers
NFC North | 13-3-0
Rank: 15th
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Rank: 17th
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Rank: 15th
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Rank: 14th
Posted 8/10/2020 2:05 pm UTC
Green Bay Packers WR Allen Lazard is the overwhelming favorite to start opposite of WR Davante Adams. Lazard was second on the team with 13 receptions on third down last year.
Huddle Up: Lazard enters camp as a hot WR5 option, and that standing figures to improve the closer we get to the season. Buy now.
Posted 8/08/2020 7:20 pm UTC
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers isn't going anywhere else any time soon, head coach Matt LaFleur said recently. 'Right now, most importantly, Aaron's our quarterback and I see him here for a really long time,' LaFleur said. 'And however long that is, I don't think anybody knows. Nothing's guaranteed in this league but I feel so lucky to be able to work with him on a daily basis. I don't see that changing for a really long time.'
Huddle Up: The wheels have been turning on the tundra since the Pack drafted QB Jordan Love this spring, and while Rodgers seems set for at least the coming season the more pressing issue is he's coming off his least productive full-year fantasy season (ninth among QBs) since taking over as the team's starter in 2008. He's now a low-end QB1 who's more likely to be overdrafted on his name and past accomplishments.
Posted 7/28/2020 9:32 pm UTC
Green Bay Packers WR Devin Funchess opted out of the 2020 season Tuesday, July 28.
Huddle Up: Signed as a free agent this offseason, Funchess was the team's lone addition to the passing game. Allen Lazard and Marquez Valdes-Scantling will remain the top two options behind No. 1 WR Davante Adams. Lazard is worth little more than a late-round flier.
Posted 7/18/2020 6:54 pm UTC
Green Bay Packers WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling finished fourth in the league in 2019 with an average depth of target of 16.9 yards, according to Pro Football Reference's advanced receiving data.
Huddle Up: That's about all MVS excelled at as he only caught 26 of 56 targets for 452 yards and two TDs -- down from his rookie-year stats (38-581-2) the season prior. Devin Funchess has been added to the Pack's WR corps for 2020, so if you really want MVS this summer, he should be available on your early-season free-agent wire.
Posted 7/11/2020 4:53 pm UTC
Green Bay Packers WR Davante Adams is the only wide receiver with 4,000 receiving yards and 40 touchdown receptions since 2016.
Huddle Up: Injuries limited Adams to a career-low 12 games in 2019, ending a run of three straight top-12 fantasy wideout finishes. With any kind of better health fortune, expect a WR1 bounce-back season for Adams.
Posted 6/15/2020 9:34 pm UTC
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers recorded 1,222 yards, 12 touchdowns and two interceptions on passes of traveled at least 20 yards during the 2019 regular season and postseason.
Huddle Up: Rodgers has thrown at least 25 touchdowns in five of the last six seasons and has eight career 4,000-yard seasons. He continues to be a top NFL quarterback and will be a must-start fantasy option every week.
Posted 6/10/2020 2:13 pm UTC
Green Bay Packers second-round pick RB AJ Dillon came to Green Bay in early May to begin working and studying the playbook.
Huddle Up: Dillon doesn't have a direct path to a lot of playing time with Aaron Jones and Jamaal Williams ahead of him. However, the work ethic is there to make some noise quickly. Consider him an RB5 in fantasy for now.
Posted 5/27/2020 8:20 pm UTC
Green Bay Packers RB Aaron Jones said he wants to spend his entire career with the Packers. Jones' agent said the two sides have talked about a new contract and will continue to negotiate.
Huddle Up: Jones was one of the breakout fantasy players last season with 19 total touchdowns and over 1,500 total yards. He likely will have a similar role in 2020 and will be a must-start option in all fantasy leagues.
Posted 5/22/2020 5:05 pm UTC
Green Bay Packers WR Davante Adams was Pro Football Focus' top-graded wide receiver on vertical routes in 2019.
Huddle Up: Adams missed a career-high four games last season, ending his run of three straight top-12 fantasy WR finishes, but most of his efficiency ratings still said elite. Don't forget to include Adams among the top five wideouts on your preseason 2020 draft board.
Posted 5/22/2020 2:44 am UTC
Green Bay Packers RB Aaron Jones scored a league-high 14 touchdowns inside the red zone in 2019.
Huddle Up: It's worth mentioning 25 of his 33 red zone carries occurred inside the 5. Jones fared very well on those eight longer attempts as he scored six times. All this is notable because it seems very likely he'll either share or lose a bulk of those 25 carries to 247-pound rookie A.J. Dillon this year. While Jones has very little chance of matching last year's 16 rushing touchdowns, he will remain the clear lead back in Green Bay and should be considered as a strong RB2 option.
Posted 5/16/2020 2:41 pm UTC
Green Bay Packers head coach Matt LaFleur reiterated that QB Aaron Rodgers is the leader of the Packers. 'This is Aaron's team. He's our leader. He's our captain,' LaFleur said.
Huddle Up: While the Packers added a quarterback in the first round of the NFL Draft and there has been a media buzz around Rodgers' future with the team, have no question that ARod is the QB1 of the Pack for 2020 (and likely the next few years) barring some massive turn of events. He remains a QB1 in fantasy football drafts, too.
Posted 5/13/2020 12:16 am UTC
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers completed 68.6 percent of his passes, threw for an average of 313.7 yards and sported a 10:1 touchdown-to-interception ratio in the four games last season WR Davante Adams missed due to a high-ankle sprain. In 12 games with Adams, Rodgers was a 59.9 percent passer, threw for 228.9 yards and sported a 16:3 TD-to-INT ratio.
Huddle Up: The explanation(s) may not be as difficult as one might think or as easy as saying Rodgers was a better quarterback without Adams around. Three of the four defenses Rodgers faced without Adams owned some of the worst secondaries in the league when the teams met. It's also fair to assume Rodgers forced more than his fair share of throws to Adams upon his return considering the latter had 10 or more targets in eight of his final nine games. Adams should be considered a strong candidate to finish as the highest-scoring receiver in fantasy this season, while Rodgers should serve as a low-end QB1.
Posted 5/12/2020 8:05 pm UTC
Green Bay Packers TE Jace Sternberger is looking forward to the opportunity to play a larger role within the offense in 2020 after Jimmy Graham signed with the Chicago Bears in free agency. 'That's one thing that we've all discussed, that I will have the opportunity for my role to be bigger,' Sternberger said. 'It's all how I handle it and what I can prove. It goes back to me and this opportunity. I'm just really excited about it, and I'm just definitely ready for it.'
Huddle Up: Sternberger didn't catch a pass until the playoffs as a rookie last season. His lone touchdown came in the NFC Championship Game against the San Francisco 49ers. The Packers are in desperate need of other pass-catchers to step up behind No. 1 WR Davante Adams, so Sternberger could be worth a late-round flier at the thin tight end position.
Posted 5/08/2020 9:53 pm UTC
Green Bay Packers TE Josiah Deguara also will play a fullback role that is more of a hybrid of the two positions. 'We will try and emulate some that stuff in terms of how the 49ers use (Kyle) Juszczyk,' LaFleur said.
Huddle Up: This isn't a surprise, and it will be interesting to find out if he's more Delanie Walker than Juszczyk in terms of the utilization split. Deguara isn't draftable in conventional leagues of 12 teams and 16 roster spots. He's worth watching for DFS action.
Posted 5/06/2020 3:41 am UTC
Green Bay Packers RB AJ Dillon weighed 247 pounds last spring prior to his final year at Boston College and reportedly only had five percent body fat, according to former position coach Brian White. 'It's amazing, when you see him with his shirt off, he's got this little skinny waist and these huge shoulders, and these legs of tree trunks that are beyond anything you've ever seen,' White told
Huddle Up: The Packers have been ridiculed for the selection of Dillon for a number of reasons, but it's entirely possible general manager Brian Gutekunst and head coach Matt LaFleur see the rookie becoming a poor man's version of Derrick Henry - especially considering how well he tested athletically at the NFL Scouting Combine. Dillon may be limited to a change-of-pace back with goal-line duties in 2020, but there's enough here to consider him a high-upside second-round pick in rookie drafts.
Posted 4/28/2020 5:48 pm UTC
Green Bay Packers RB Aaron Jones is entering the final year of his rookie contract. Coming off a 20-plus touchdown season, Jones will be pricey to re-sign, per's Mike Spofford.
Huddle Up: Jones is coming off a break-out season, rushing for over 1,000 yards and adding another 474 receiving yards. He doesn't come without risk in fantasy football, though. The team is deeper at the position than last year and Jones has made it a full 16 games just once. Regardless, he remains in RB1 conversations entering draft season.
Posted 4/28/2020 4:52 pm UTC
Green Bay Packers rookie RB AJ Dillon had 845 carries during his college career, but the team isn't concerned. 'His structure, he's built to last,' said Green Bay's Northeast region scout Mike Owen. 'I'm good to go, as healthy as can be. I've had a lot of carries but it goes to show how I can handle the workload. I can be the workhorse. Everybody can know the ball is coming to me and I'll crank out the yards,' Dillon said. While Dillon had just 21 receptions over his past two seasons, he showed route-running and pass-catching ability at the NFL combine. Dillon wasn't just a pick for the future, per Owen. 'His body type and running style differ from both (Aaron) Jones' and (Jamaal) Williams', and his size could pay dividends in the cold or other bad-weather games ... I think he'll be a great complement to Aaron Jones and Jamaal. He can take this running game to the next level,' Owen added.
Huddle Up: The Packers have a crowded backfield entering 2020, so it may be tough for Dillon to find consistent touches early. He has better value in deeper leagues or dynasty formats.
Posted 4/28/2020 4:52 pm UTC
Green Bay Packers RB Jamaal Williams is entering the final year of his rookie contract.'s Mike Spofford speculates keeping Williams long term could be difficult if Williams seeks a larger role offensively.
Huddle Up: Williams rushed 107 times for 460 yards with one touchdown last season, while catching a career-best 39 passes for 253 yards and 5 touchdowns. With a crowded Green Bay backfield, he may not do much better than that even in a contract year. Consider him a late-round handcuff to Aaron Jones.
Posted 4/27/2020 12:24 am UTC
Updating previous reports, Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers received a vote of confidence from head coach Matt LaFleur. 'Aaron is a pro, and he's the leader of our football team, and I anticipate that for a really long time,' LaFleur said Saturday, April 25. 'I have so much respect for him not only as a player but the person, and some of the stuff that nobody sees. So I can't tell you how much I like working with him.' LaFleur went on to state, 'You know how this league works. I know you guys get tired of me saying this, but it's about getting better each and every day and we're going to take it week to week. In my mind, I think Aaron is by far the best quarterback I've ever been around. I think he's the best ever to play the game. I hope he can play until he decides he doesn't want to play anymore.'
Huddle Up: There's not wiggle room in what LaFleur said, but one always must be slightly skeptical anytime an NFL coach opens his mouth to talk about a touchy subject that involves his superstar quarterback. Rodgers, 36, enters the NFL's 2020 fantasy football season as a fringe No. 1 quarterback. He's more of a weekly matchup decision in an offense that is content to churn out yardage the hard way and hasn't improved suspect receiving depth.
Posted 4/25/2020 4:43 pm UTC
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers has received little help from the team's draft picks through the third round Friday, April 24, and one national media outlet suggests the Packers are prodding Rodgers toward a 'divorce.' Trading Rodgers now would result in a $45.9 million cap charge, but waiting until after June 1 would result in only $14.352 million hitting the cap in 2020.
Huddle Up: Rodgers has been a top-five fantasy QB in five of the last six seasons and helped guide Green Bay to the NFC title game a season ago. And while Rodgers hasn't commented publicly yet on the team's current draft, those who know him best expect some definite vitriol, and Rodgers asking for a trade might not be out of the question. Stay tuned ...
Posted 4/24/2020 5:26 pm UTC
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers is 'pissed off' with the team trading up and selecting QB Jordan Love in the first round of the NFL Draft, NFL reporter Peter King told a Boston radio station Friday, April 24.
Huddle Up: Rodgers, 36, has been a top-10 fantasy QB in five of the last seasons, and likely was hoping for another WR or TE weapon Thursday night, but instead saw the team draft his presumed successor. NFL Nation will be highly interested to see how this plays out this offseason.
Posted 4/16/2020 12:51 am UTC
Green Bay Packers RB Aaron Jones' agent met with the Packers at the NFL Scouting Combine to start preliminary contract extension talks, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Jones was one of the top running backs in the NFL in 2019 with 1,084 yards and 16 rushing touchdowns. He also posted 474 receiving yards and three receiving touchdowns. He should receive a similar workload next season and can be a weekly starting option in fantasy leagues.
Posted 4/12/2020 2:18 am UTC
Green Bay Packers TE Jace Sternberger has 'dynamic ability in the passing game,' according to general manager Robert Gutekunst, and Rob Demovsky of expects Sternberger to be given a shot to be the No. 1 tight end in 2020.
Huddle Up: Injuries ruined most of Sternberger's rookie year, but with Jimmy Graham out of the picture, he appears to be the next man up. If he can earn the trust of Aaron Rodgers, he could be a TE1 as soon as 2020.
Posted 4/06/2020 2:20 pm UTC
Green Bay Packers RB Aaron Jones was tied for the league lead with 32 broken tackles last season.
Huddle Up: His 16 rushing scores and 19 total touchdowns were also tied for the league lead in each category. Needless to say, Jones finally had that breakout season in his third year. Jones does everything you want in a fantasy back. He caught 49 balls for 474 yards and three scores as well as rushing for 1,084 yards on 4.6 yards per carry. He'll be a solid fallback option if you don't land Christian McCaffrey.
Posted 3/28/2020 6:51 pm UTC
Updating a previous report, Green Bay Packers WR Devin Funchess received a one-year, $2.5 million contract, which includes a $1 million signing bonus, $1.2 base salary, $50,000 workout bonus and $15,625 each game active. The deal also contains another $3.75 million in incentives, bringing the max to $6.25 million.
Posted 3/24/2020 11:25 pm UTC
Unrestricted free-agent WR Devin Funchess (Colts) is expected to sign an undisclosed contract with the Green Bay Packers, according to sources.
Huddle Up: A broken clavicle derailed any chance of a decent season for Funchess in his lone year with the Indianapolis Colts. There will be a big upgrade at quarterback after going from Jacoby Brissett to Aaron Rodgers. However, Green Bay will remain committed to the run, so expectations should be held in check, as if they weren't already for the plodding, big-bodied former Carolina Panther. Funchess has limited appeal in any setting, mostly because of his size, and he could emerge as a presence in the red zone. Draft him as nothing more than a late-round flier.
Posted 3/17/2020 6:02 pm UTC
Green Bay Packers WR Allen Lazard was tendered at an undisclosed level as an exclusive rights free agent Tuesday, March 17.
Huddle Up: Lazard caught 35 of 52 targets for 477 yards and three touchdowns last season. He started three of his 16 games played and was one of few healthy and serviceable options along with Davante Adams for much of the season. He's a depth option when the Packers are at their best and is unlucky to have fantasy value entering the 2020 campaign.
Posted 3/16/2020 2:17 pm UTC
Free-agent LB Christian Kirksey (Browns) agreed to a two-year, $16 million deal with the Green Bay Packers Monday, March 16.
Huddle Up: Kirksey had 138 tackles and 3.5 sacks in 2017, and he could have a big impact again in Green Bay. If you play in an IDP league, and you're looking for an upside flex option, he could have some sizzle.
Posted 3/06/2020 6:47 pm UTC
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers said Friday, March 6, that he wouldn't mind if the team drafted a quarterback this spring. 'I'm a realist; I know where we're at as an org and I know where I'm at my career,' Rodgers told ESPN Milwaukee. He added that it doesn't matter who comes in, 'I'm confident (he is) not going to beat me out anytime soon' but would like to bring in players who could 'come in and help us right away.'
Huddle Up: Rodgers, 36, remained a low-end QB1, but he just topped 4,000 passing yards (4,002) while throwing 26 TD passes and his 7.0 yards-per-attempt average matched the second-lowest season mark since he became a starter in 2008. Regardless, he figures to be the unquestioned starter in Green Bay for at least another season or two.
Posted 2/28/2020 7:43 pm UTC
Green Bay Packers RB Aaron Jones' agent is scheduled to meet with the team and begin discussions on a new contract for Jones, who is entering the final year of his rookie deal.
Huddle Up: Jones, rightfully, is looking to cash in after totaling 1,558 yards and scoring a league-high 19 touchdowns while finishing 2019 as fantasy's No. 3 back. He's a no-doubt RB1 now entering his prime in Year 4.
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