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Jeff Janis | Wide Receiver | #83

Team: Green Bay Packers
Age / DOB:  (26) / 6/24/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 219
College: Saginaw Valley
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 7 (236) / GB
Contract: view contract details
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Speaking Thursday, Packers coach Mike McCarthy called Jeff Janis a "core player on special teams."
FYI Davis Mattek and Matt Kelley. McCarthy did add that Janis "does some things exceptionally well as a receiver," but Janis' ship seems to have sailed on offense. 'Tis a pity for Dynasty league early adopters. We will always have the 2015-16 NFC Divisional Round. Aug 3 - 5:59 PM

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The Green Bay Press-Gazette's Ryan Wood believes it's "unlikely" Jeff Janis will ever develop "significantly more as a receiver" in Green Bay.

The fantasy community has long been enamored with Janis, but entering his fourth season, it's probably time to give up the ghost. Janis had a monster playoff game in Arizona a couple years ago but has otherwise managed a career 15-188-1 line in the regular season and is bringing up the rear of the Packers' depth chart heading into camp. Geronimo Allison is the favorite for No. 4 duties. Janis turned 26 last month and is in the final year of his contract.
Jul 19 - 10:14 AM

Jeff Janis was held without a catch on one target in the Packers' NFC Championship Game loss to the Falcons.

Even with the Packers banged up at receiver down the stretch, Janis could not carve out a role on offense. The Packers view him as a special teams only player. Janis has theoretical big-play ability, but going on 26, he's probably never going to rise above folk hero status in fantasy football.
Jan 22 - 7:09 PM

Jeff Janis (quad) wasn't listed on the Packers' final injury report for Sunday's NFC Championship Game against the Falcons.

Janis played only one offensive snap in last week's win over Dallas but could see more action this week with Davante Adams (ankle), Geronimo Allison (hamstring) and Jordy Nelson (ribs) all looking like game-time decisions. Jared Cook and Randall Cobb should see as many targets as they can handle in Sunday's title game.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: Janis' DFS viability - or lack thereof - is still very much to be determined. If Jordy Nelson and Davante Adams both end up sitting out of this contest, Janis would become one of the premier value plays on the slate, as he'd see a big boost in offensive snaps (not that it's hard to jump from his total of one snap last week) and would provide Aaron Rodgers with a deep-ball target. Trevor Davis would also be in the mix and given that he'd be less popular, he'd make for a very interesting GPP punt. If Nelson and/or Adams play, both Janis and Davis become very risky.
Jan 20 - 4:21 PM

Jeff Janis (quad) was upgraded to "full" in Thursday's practice.

Janis has fallen behind Trevor Davis on the depth chart, but with Jordy Nelson (ribs), Davante Adams (ankle) and Geronimo Allison (hamstring) all banged up, he could be needed for important snaps against the Falcons.
Jan 19 - 6:07 PM

Jeff Janis (quad) is questionable for Sunday's Divisional Round game against the Cowboys.

Janis sat out Wednesday's practice but returned to limited sessions on Thursday and Friday. All signs point to Janis suiting up Sunday at Dallas. He should play more snaps with Jordy Nelson (broken ribs) sidelined this week, but won't be a recommended DFS option.
Jan 13 - 3:54 PM

Jeff Janis (quad) returned to practice on Thursday.

He was wearing full pads at the start of practice but was still listed as a limited participant. Either way, it's a good sign for his availability Sunday against Dallas. With Jordy Nelson (broken ribs) likely sidelined, Janis will be needed for a bigger role, but still a distant fourth on the depth chart.
Jan 12 - 1:49 PM

Packers coach Mike McCarthy expects Jeff Janis (quad) to get in some work in Thursday's practice.

"I'm hoping he'll do a little bit today," McCarthy said. Janis sat out Wednesday's session after picking up a quad injury in the Wild Card win. With Jordy Nelson (ribs) extremely unlikely to play, Janis should have a bigger role on offense if he is able to suit up. He is also an key member of the Packers' special teams unit.
Jan 12 - 12:08 PM

Packers WR Jeff Janis was not targeted in Sunday's Wild Card victory over the Giants.

The Packers refuse to give Janis meaningful snaps on offense, so he made his presence felt repeatedly on special teams with a 33-yard kickoff return and a tackle in punt coverage. The NFL's version of Kevin Youkilis will continue to toil in the Green Bay dungeon while we await Janis' explosion into 2018 free agency.
Jan 8 - 9:11 PM

Jeff Janis caught 1-of-2 targets for 25 yards Week 9 against the Colts.

Janis could have had a bigger day, but he dropped what would have been a long gain down the left sideline. He made up for it with a 25-yard grab in the third quarter, but that was his only involvement of the game. With Randall Cobb (hamstring) on the way back, Janis' role in the offense is likely to disappear.
Sun, Nov 6, 2016 08:31:00 PM

Jeff Janis played 94 percent of the Packers' Week 8 offensive snaps.

He also caught all four of his targets against the Falcons for 30 yards and a touchdown. A folk hero in the fantasy community, Janis' playing time has risen in every game he has played this year and his ability to create separation is an element otherwise lacking in Green Bay's passing attack. There is still reason to be skeptical of Janis' increased role when Ty Montgomery (illness) and Randall Cobb (hamstring) were inactive against Atlanta. He's worth stashing in Dynasty leagues and perhaps some especially deep re-draft settings.
Mon, Oct 31, 2016 12:01:00 PM

Jeff Janis caught both of his targets for 14 yards Week 6 against the Cowboys.

Janis' line is notable because both of his catches came after Davante Adams exited with a head injury. He could see a spike in snaps if Adams is forced to miss some time, but he is nothing more than a speculative add in deeper formats.
Sun, Oct 16, 2016 10:45:00 PM

Packers WR Jeff Janis practiced Monday without a cast on his right hand.

It is the first time we have seen him without the club since he suffered a broken hand in a training camp practice in early August. Now with full use of both hands, Janis could start to see some snaps at receiver, but his main contributions will continue to come on special teams.
Source: ESPN
Tue, Oct 4, 2016 10:41:00 AM

Packers WR Jeff Janis is active for Week 1 against the Jaguars.

Battling a hand injury, there was some thought Janis could even end up a healthy scratch, but his special teams prowess has kept him on the game-day 46. Janis is well off the fantasy radar in all formats. Inactive for the Packers are QB Joe Callahan, WR Trevor Davis, RB Jhurell Pressley, DB Josh Hawkins, DB Chris Banjo, OT Kyle Murphy and LB Jayrone Elliott.
Sun, Sep 11, 2016 11:38:00 AM

Jeff Janis (hand) is listed as questionable for Week 1.

Despite the questionable tag, Janis practiced fully all week. He'll likely have to play with a club on his hand, but should be active. Janis' role will be limited to special teams.
Fri, Sep 9, 2016 04:47:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Aaron Rodgers
2Brett Hundley
3Joe Callahan
4Taysom Hill
RB1Ty Montgomery
2Jamaal Williams
3Aaron Jones
4Devante Mays
5William Stanback
GLB1Ty Montgomery
2Aaron Ripkowski
3RB1Ty Montgomery
2Aaron Ripkowski
FB1Aaron Ripkowski
2Joe Kerridge
WR11Jordy Nelson
2Geronimo Allison
3Jeff Janis
4DeAngelo Yancey
5Max McCaffrey
WR21Davante Adams
2Randall Cobb
3Trevor Davis
4Malachi Dupre
5Michael Clark
WR31Randall Cobb
TE1Martellus Bennett
2Richard Rodgers
3Lance Kendricks
4Aaron Peck
LT1David Bakhtiari
2Jason Spriggs
LG1Lane Taylor
2Lucas Patrick
3Adam Pankey
4Geoff Gray
C1Corey Linsley
2Kofi Amichia
RG1Jahri Evans
2Don Barclay
3Justin McCray
4Thomas Evans
RT1Bryan Bulaga
2Kyle Murphy
3Robert Leff
K1Mason Crosby