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Jeff Janis | Wide Receiver

Team: Green Bay Packers
Age / DOB:  (23) / 6/24/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 219
College: Saginaw Valley
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Packers coach Mike McCarthy said he thinks second-year WR Jeff Janis will "take a big step" in 2015.
"Obviously, I think we all saw his vertical speed. He’s an extremely physical young man," McCarthy said. "He’s an Olympian in the weight room. He’s got a lot of raw skill, and I look for him to make that jump." A favorite of the metric community, Janis was an extremely athletic but raw receiver when the Packers took him in the seventh round last year. After spending a year honing his craft, Janis will have the opportunity to carve out a role in the Packers' high-powered offense this preseason. He is a strong hold in Dynasty leagues. Feb 19 - 9:06 PM

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Packers WR Jeff Janis was inactive for the NFC Championship Game.

The buzzed-about undrafted free agent ended up appearing in only three games this season, catching two passes for 16 yards. With Randall Cobb headed to the open market and Jarrett Boykin a restricted free agent, Janis has a good shot at keeping his roster spot for 2015, and could even compete for No. 3 duties in camp. Catching passes from Aaron Rodgers, Janis remains a "hold" in dynasty leagues.
Jan 18 - 8:08 PM

Packers declared WR Jeff Janis, QB Scott Tolzien, LB Carl Bradford, LB Jamari Lattimore, OL Garth Gerhart, TE Justin Perillo, and DL Bruce Gaston inactive for Week 14 against the Falcons.

Janis remains the Packers' No. 5 receiver behind Nos. 3 and 4 guys Davante Adams and Jarrett Boykin. CB Sam Shields (concussion) is active Monday night.
Mon, Dec 8, 2014 07:00:00 PM

Packers declared WR Jeff Janis, QB Scott Tolzien, TE Brandon Bostick, CB Demetri Goodson, LB Carl Bradford, DT Mike Pennel and LB Jayrone Elliott inactive for Week 1 against the Seahawks.

An upside seventh-round project out of small-school Saginaw Valley, Janis isn't yet ready to be active on game days. With Tolzien inactive, the Pack are going with just Matt Flynn behind Aaron Rodgers. Bostick (leg) is week to week.
Thu, Sep 4, 2014 07:03:00 PM

Seventh-round WR Jeff Janis made the Packers' 53-man roster.

At 6'3/219 with 4.42 wheels and a 37 1/2-inch vertical, the Saginaw Valley product was always a good bet to stick thanks to upside. He ended up making "wow" plays on a near-daily basis during practices, and turned both of his preseason catches into touchdowns. Janis easily beat out Myles White and Kevin Dorsey to be the No. 5 receiver on a team that kept five wideouts. He's an obvious Dynasty hold with Aaron Rodgers just 30 years old.
Sun, Aug 31, 2014 10:51:00 AM

ESPN Packers reporter Rob Demovsky considers seventh-round WR Jeff Janis a lock to make the 53-man roster.

Janis has had a strong camp and then scored a 34-yard catch-and-run touchdown last weekend against the Rams. There's no way he'd sneak through waivers and onto the Packers' practice squad. Janis will likely open the season as the Packers' No. 5 receiver. He needs to be owned in all Dynasty formats.
Fri, Aug 22, 2014 11:01:00 AM

ESPN Wisconsin's Jason Wilde predicts Packers seventh-round WR Jeff Janis "is going to be a player when he finds consistency."

Janis has come on strong since returning to practice after a bout with Shingles. He's a 6-foot-3, 219-pound athletic freak with 4.42 wheels to go along with a 37 1/2-inch vertical and 10-foot-3 broad jump. He got some run with the Packers' first-team offense earlier this week, and has made highlight catches every day. According to beat reporters, Janis hadn't had a dropped pass in team drills before Monday's practice. There'll likely have to be injuries for Janis to make a year-one impact, but he's a player to target in Dynasty.
Wed, Aug 13, 2014 01:42:00 PM

Packers seventh-round WR Jeff Janis briefly practiced with the first-team offense Tuesday.

It's obviously not Janis' ultimate destination, but a nod from the Pack to the strong camp he's been having. Janis has been making consistent noise since returning from a bout with shingles last Monday. An intriguing size/speed prospect at 6-foot-3, 219 pounds with 4.42 wheels, Janis is on the way up in Dynasty leagues.
Tue, Aug 12, 2014 05:44:00 PM

Seventh-round WR Jeff Janis has been shining in Packers practice since returning to the field last week.

Janis missed seven practices due to the Shingles virus. Since returning, Janis is reportedly the only young receiver making noise for the Packers. Coach Mike McCarthy hopes to get Janis in the game this week after he sat out Green Bay's preseason opener. He's a size-speed freak at 6-foot-3 and 219 pounds with 4.42 jets. McCarthy praised Janis' "excellent body control."
Mon, Aug 11, 2014 07:23:00 PM

Packers seventh-round WR Jeff Janis (illness) returned to practice Monday.

Janis was battling the Shingles virus and had been sidelined the first week-plus of training camp. He was impressive during the spring and has an intriguing blend of size and speed. Janis will have to show well in the preseason.
Mon, Aug 4, 2014 06:50:00 PM

Packers seventh-round WR Jeff Janis has not yet practiced in training camp.

He's on the non-football injury list with Shingles, but the Packers expect Janis to come off NFI next week. A deep-sleeper rookie out of Saginaw Valley State, Janis impressed this spring but is fighting for a roster spot.
Fri, Aug 1, 2014 02:17:00 PM

According to ESPN Packers reporter Rob Demovsky, seventh-round WR Jeff Janis "showed up regularly" during team drills at OTAs and minicamp.

Janis is pretty well buried behind Jordy Nelson, Randall Cobb, Jarrett Boykin, and Davante Adams, but each of the former three are entering contract years, giving Janis forward-thinking opportunity. At 6'3/219, he drew Nelson and Eric Decker comparisons coming out of Saginaw Valley State. Janis is worth a flier in Dynasty leagues. He ran 4.42 at the Combine with a 37 1/2-inch vertical.
Mon, Jun 30, 2014 04:51:00 PM

Packers signed seventh-round WR Jeff Janis to a four-year contract.

Janis wowed at the Combine by running a 4.42 forty at 6-foot-3 and 219 pounds. The small-school product out of Saginaw Valley averaged 18.9 YPR and reeled in 14 touchdowns as a senior. Janis is unlikely to see the field much as a rookie if he sticks in Green Bay's loaded receiving corps, but he's someone to watch.
Wed, May 14, 2014 05:26:00 PM

Packers selected Saginaw Valley State WR Jeff Janis with the No. 236 overall pick in the NFL draft.

Janis (6-foot-2 7/8, 219) was a decorated wideout in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC), posting 83 catches for 1,572 yards (18.9 YPR) and 14 touchdowns as a senior. He turned heads at February's Combine, clocking 4.42 in the forty with a 37 1/2-inch vertical and 10-foot-3 broad jump. Janis offers upside based on athleticism and size, but must improve his reliability as a receiver and is facing a massive jump in competition. A shoo-in Hall of Famer according to SportsWunderkin's Davis Mattek, Janis is someone to monitor in Dynasty leagues.
Sat, May 10, 2014 06:22:00 PM

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