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Jeff Janis | Wide Receiver

Team: Green Bay Packers
Age / DOB:  (24) / 6/24/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 219
College: Saginaw Valley
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Jeff Janis did not catch either of his two targets Week 11 against the Vikings.
Janis did make an impact by drawing a long defensive pass interference penalty on the Packers' touchdown drive to close out the first half. He also got open deep late in the game, but Aaron Rodgers missed him. Janis has shown he is behind both Ty Montgomery and Jared Abbrederis on the depth chart, but both are out with injuries right now. He could serve as the No. 4 again on Thanksgiving Day, but he will not carry any fantasy value into the game. Nov 22 - 7:58 PM

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Jeff Janis caught 2-of-4 targets for 79 yards Week 6 against the Chargers.

Filling in for an injured Ty Montgomery, Janis responded with two huge gains on broken plays including a 33-yard catch-and-run on a shovel pass from Aaron Rodgers. With Davante Adams expected to return following the Week 7 bye, Janis is unlikely to have a large offensive role against the Broncos. Despite the big game, Janis can safely be left on the wire in 14-team leagues.
Oct 19 - 10:02 AM

Jeff Janis is listed with the third-team offense on Green Bay's official depth chart.

Janis is behind both Ty Montgomery and new signee James Jones. With Jones appearing likely to slot in as Aaron Rodgers' No. 3, Janis will have to battle Montgomery for No. 4 scraps. It's pretty clear the Pack prefer third-rounder Montgomery.
Sep 8 - 6:14 PM

Packers second-year WR Jeff Janis caught two balls for 21 yards and a touchdown in Thursday night's preseason finale.

Just another preseason touchdown for Janis, who now has FIVE touchdowns through two NFL preseasons. Janis' 14-yard score was delivered by rookie quarterback Brett Hundley in this one. Aaron Rodgers apparently still lacks trust in Janis, a size-speed SPARQ freak out of Saginaw Valley State. For now, rookie Ty Montgomery is penciled in ahead of Janis as Green Bay's third receiver.
Sep 3 - 10:05 PM

Packers second-year WR Jeff Janis is behind rookie Ty Montgomery because Janis "hasn't fully won over his quarterback yet."

Trust is critical between pass catchers and their quarterbacks. Aaron Rodgers apparently doesn't yet trust Janis enough for him to have a significant role in Green Bay's offense. "Jeff will have some great days and some days where mentally he's making too many mistakes," Rodgers said. "The talent and athleticism is there. We just need to see from all those guys battling for those two spots just some more consistency." Janis has a higher ceiling than Montgomery, but needs to start climbing the depth chart to make any 2015 fantasy noise. Daily Slant: With Randall Cobb ailing, look for Ty Montgomery to play a big role in the Week 1 matchup vs. the Bears. Montgomery has a minimum price salary across the entire Daily Fantasy industry. Be sure to get some exposure to him in your Week 1 tournaments.
Sep 2 - 6:37 PM

Jeff Janis had three catches for 72 yards and a touchdown in the Packers' third preseason game.

Janis was behind Ty Montgomery in three-wide sets, but saw an expanded role after Randall Cobb went down. The Packers played Janis deep into the second half, with his touchdown coming on a 27-yard pass from Matt Blanchard. Cobb's shoulder injury has potential to create an opportunity for Janis.
Aug 29 - 10:50 PM

Aaron Rodgers "isn't quite sure" who will take over as the Packers' new third receiver.

While beat writers seem convinced the job will go to rookie Ty Montgomery, Rodgers' uncertainty suggests the door is still open for vertical-stretching sophomore Jeff Janis. ESPN Packers reporter Rob Demovsky confirms the No. 3 battle will come down to Janis and Montgomery only. Rodgers did acknowledge the need for an additional wideout to step up. "There's going to be some one-on-ones outside, and we look for matchups," Rodgers explained. "So that third guy could get the matchup and is going to need to produce." The Packers ran three-receiver formations on over 70 percent of their 2014 offensive plays.
Aug 26 - 9:08 PM

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel suggests second-year WR Jeff Janis has been too "inconsistent" to take over as the Packers' third receiver.

Janis has flashed serious big-play ability through his first two NFL preseasons, but he did drop a pass in Sunday's second preseason game, and also fumbled away a punt. Beat writer Tom Silverstein acknowledges Janis "would be the ideal replacement" for Jordy Nelson from a body-type standpoint in three-receiver sets. We're still not ruling out Janis beating out Ty Montgomery. Both should get boatloads of preseason snaps from here on out.
Aug 24 - 5:51 PM

Jeff Janis caught 3-of-7 targets for 25 yards in the Packers' second preseason game.

Janis had a bad drop on a third down, but he made up for it with back-to-back nine yard receptions on the very next drive. Janis was the first wide receiver off the bench when Jordy Nelson was forced from the game with a torn ACL, and he should be considered the favorite for snaps next to Davante Adams and Randall Cobb in three-wide sets. He is a great late-round flier, though his ADP is sure to skyrocket in the coming days.
Aug 23 - 4:20 PM

Packers WR Jeff Janis delivered two catches for 31 yards and a touchdown in Thursday's preseason win over the Patriots.

Janis made Logan Ryan look silly on a 26-yard touchdown strike from Scott Tolzien in the second quarter. He was only targeted two other times as the Packers spread the wealth among 16 different receivers. Thursday's outing was a step in the right direction for Janis, who has struggled throughout Packers camp.
Aug 13 - 11:15 PM

According to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, WR Jeff Janis "hasn't made the performance jump the Packers hoped he would" in his second NFL training camp.

The Journal-Sentinel echoes a recent Packer Report story, explaining that Janis "hasn't been able to sustain his momentum" after a big OTA season. "With Jeff, it's the consistency," said WRs coach Alex Van Pelt. Beat writer Bob McGinn says Janis lacks the hip fluidity of Jordy Nelson and "at times, he looks to be a straight-line speed receiver," a feeling seconded by Van Pelt. In addition to Nelson, Randall Cobb, and Davante Adams, McGinn says practice-squad type Myles White and third-round pick Ty Montgomery "have outperformed Janis." Janis has also "dropped more than his fair share of passes." Be sure to send the link below into Davis Mattek's Twitter mentions.
Aug 13 - 1:22 AM

According to Packer Report, second-year WR Jeff Janis "hasn't even taken a small step" in his second NFL training camp.

Coach Mike McCarthy predicted Janis would take a "big step forward" at the NFL Combine, but Janis' development ostensibly hasn't gone as quickly as hoped. Janis is competing with third-round pick Ty Montgomery and slot type Myles White for the Packers' fourth and fifth receiver jobs with Jared Abbrederis (concussion) on the shelf. Jordy Nelson, Randall Cobb, and Davante Adams remain locked in as Green Bay's top-three wideouts.
Aug 9 - 5:18 PM

Packers WR Alex Van Pelt indicated second-year WR Jeff Janis is still a developmental project.

A size-speed freak out of Saginaw Valley, Janis played only 15 snaps as a rookie. "There's still some growth (needed) there, but he's shown the ability to be physical and use his size, which is a step for him," Van Pelt said. "He's getting there (mentally), but it's just that it's a complex system." Janis isn't a threat to Davante Adams' third receiver job, but could become a fantasy factor this year if Jordy Nelson has a setback in his recovery from hip surgery.
Jul 26 - 1:57 PM

Jeff Janis said the game is "really starting to slow down" for him.

Linked below is the latest in a long string of offseason hype pieces regarding Janis. He impressed while subbing for Jordy Nelson (hip surgery) during the spring, soaking up valuable first-team reps with Aaron Rodgers. Janis, the prototypical size/speed prospect, will enter camp with his nose in front for the No. 4 wideout job.
Jul 7 - 10:43 AM

With Jordy Nelson recovering from hip surgery, second-year WR Jeff Janis is getting first-team reps at Packers OTAs.

He's running in three-wide sets alongside Randall Cobb and Davante Adams. Coach Mike McCarthy said Janis still needs to polish his fundamentals, but was "ready to play" by the end of his rookie season. 24 years old with big-time athleticism, Janis is someone to monitor closely in case of a Jordy setback.
Jun 2 - 11:48 PM

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QB1Aaron Rodgers
2Scott Tolzien
3Brett Hundley
RB1James Starks
2Eddie Lacy
3Alonzo Harris
GLB1Eddie Lacy
2James Starks
3RB1James Starks
2Eddie Lacy
FB1John Kuhn
2Aaron Ripkowski
WR11Randall Cobb
2Ty Montgomery
3Jeff Janis
WR21Davante Adams
2James Jones
3Jared Abbrederis
WR31James Jones
TE1Richard Rodgers
2Kennard Backman
3Justin Perillo
LT1David Bakhtiari
LG1Josh Sitton
2Lane Taylor
C1Corey Linsley
2J.C. Tretter
RG1T.J. Lang
2Josh Walker
RT1Don Barclay
2Bryan Bulaga
K1Mason Crosby