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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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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

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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.
Source: Packers.com
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

Packers coach Mike McCarthy has called second-year WR Jeff Janis someone who is "really moving forward."

"(Jeff) came on at the end of last year," McCarthy said. "(He) was ready to play." The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel has already gone on the record as considering Janis the Pack's No. 4 receiver, and McCarthy's comments are an indication he's ahead of Jared Abbrederis and third-rounder Ty Montgomery. Janis will still have a hard time carving out re-draft value if he wins No. 4 duties, but he remains a dynasty-league consideration.
Jun 2 - 2:39 PM

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel considers Jeff Janis the Packers' No. 4 receiver.

Janis' breakout potential took a hit when the Packers re-signed Randall Cobb, relegating Davante Adams to third-receiver duties and Janis to No. 4. Still, the paper slots him ahead of Jared Abbrederis and third-round pick Ty Montgomery. With Jordy Nelson coming off hip surgery, we wouldn't totally rule out Janis making some 2015 noise if he keeps the fourth-receiver job into Week 1.
May 5 - 11:01 PM

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

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.
Source: ESPN.com
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."
Source: ESPN.com
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

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Aaron Rodgers
2Scott Tolzien
3Brett Hundley
4Matt Blanchard
RB1Eddie Lacy
2James Starks
3Rajion Neal
4John Crockett
5Alonzo Harris
GLB1Eddie Lacy
2James Starks
3RB1Eddie Lacy
2James Starks
FB1John Kuhn
2Aaron Ripkowski
WR11Jordy Nelson
2Jeff Janis
3Jared Abbrederis
4Ricky Collins
5Javess Blue
WR21Randall Cobb
2Davante Adams
3Ty Montgomery
4Myles White
5Jimmie Hunt
WR31Davante Adams
TE1Andrew Quarless
2Richard Rodgers
3Justin Perillo
4Kennard Backman
5Mitchell Henry
K1Mason Crosby