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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 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

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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

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

Depth Charts

Skill Players
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
WR11Randall Cobb
2Ty Montgomery
3Myles White
4Javess Blue
5Adrian Coxson
WR21Davante Adams
2Jeff Janis
3Jared Abbrederis
4Jimmie Hunt
5Ed Williams
WR31Jeff Janis
TE1Richard Rodgers
2Andrew Quarless
3Justin Perillo
4Kennard Backman
5Mitchell Henry
K1Mason Crosby