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James Starks (concussion) is out for Sunday's NFC Championship Game against the Falcons.

It will be Starks' sixth straight absence. The Packers will continue to roll with Ty Montgomery as the lead back. Even if the Packers advance to the Super Bowl, Starks remains a long shot to play again this year.
Jan 20 - 4:25 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

Packers WR Geronimo Allison (hamstring) is questionable for Sunday's NFC Championship Game against the Falcons.

So are teammates Davante Adams (ankle) and Jordy Nelson (ribs). Allison didn't practice all week but is expected to gut it out on Sunday. With Green Bay's receiving corps operating at well less than 100 percent, tight end Jared Cook could be in for a big workload this week.
Jan 20 - 4:14 PM

Jordy Nelson (ribs, illness) is listed as questionable for the NFC Championship Game.

He was a "limited" participant in Wednesday and Thursday's practices, then sat out Friday due to the flu. Nelson's availability will be determined on Saturday, or Sunday just before the Packers face the Falcons. We don't know if he'll play, and we don't know if Nelson will be effective if he does.
Jan 20 - 4:13 PM

Davante Adams (ankle) missed practice all week and is listed as questionable for Sunday's NFC Championship Game.

As expected, Adams was held out of practice all week. He is expected to participate in Saturday's walkthrough and play against Atlanta, but Adams is unlikely to be 100 percent. Green Bay's pass-catcher corps is in injury disarray.
Jan 20 - 4:10 PM

Aaron Rodgers admitted to reporters that he felt under the weather on Friday.

"Rest fluids, all that stuff," Rodgers replied when asked what measures he's taken to deal with the illness. "We'll be okay. Jordy (Nelson) had it. Mason (Crosby) had it. I got it. We'll deal with it." Rodgers confirmed a flu or cold has been going around the team. It prevented Nelson from practicing on Friday. Rodgers did practice fully Friday and is not listed on the injury report.
Jan 20 - 3:47 PM

Packers SS Morgan Burnett (thigh, questionable) is unsure if he'll play against the Falcons in Sunday's NFC Championship Game.

Burnett hurt his left thigh early in last week's win over Dallas. He's been unable to practice and is looking iffy at best. When asked about his status, Burnett said, "If I could tell you that, then I should probably play the lottery tonight." Kentrell Brice had his moments while filling in for Burnett last week, though he also dropped what should have been a sure interception on a deep pass to Terrance Williams.
Jan 20 - 3:28 PM

Packers C J.C. Tretter underwent knee surgery on Tuesday.

Tretter started the first seven games of the season before suffering a sprained MCL. He hasn't played since. Corey Linsley has been starting at the pivot. Tretter is done for the year and is headed for free agency.
Jan 20 - 11:00 AM

Coach Mike McCarthy said all three of Jordy Nelson (ribs), Davante Adams (ankle), and Geronimo Allison (hamstring) could be game-time decisions for the NFC Championship game.

Nelson sat out practice on Friday due to an illness, but McCarthy said he did more than expected at practice on Thursday and has a chance to play. Adams twisted his ankle in the Divisional Round, while Allison came down with a pulled hammy. At least one or two of them will have to play Sunday.
Source: ESPN.com
Jan 20 - 10:55 AM

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

Davante Adams (ankle) won't guarantee his status for the NFC Championship Game.

Adams says the issue isn't as debilitating as his 2015 ankle injury, but that he won't know his status until the weekend. Adams is expected to test his ankle on Saturday. He's yet to practice, and will be held out on Friday, as well. If Adams suits up against the Falcons, he'll almost certainly be on a snap count. With Jordy Nelson (ribs) and Geronimo Allison (hamstring) also banged up, the Packers are going to need contributions from Randall Cobb, Trevor Davis and Jeff Janis.
Jan 19 - 5:51 PM

James Starks (concussion) has yet to resume practicing.

Starks hasn't played since Week 14. It's surprising he hasn't been placed on injured reserve. The Pack are holding him in reserve for a potential Super Bowl appearance.
Jan 19 - 4:07 PM

Jordy Nelson (ribs) participated without pads in Thursday's practice.

It means he hasn't been cleared for contact. He remained "limited" on the injury report, which has him ahead of Davante Adams (ankle) and Geronimo Allison (hamstring). Coach Mike McCarthy indicated Thursday that both Adams and Allison will likely suit up against the Falcons. Nelson's status isn't clear, but he's certainly giving himself a shot to be active for the biggest game of the season. If Nelson does play, he obviously won't be in for his usual complement of snaps. The Pack could have to lean on Trevor Davis and Jeff Janis.
Jan 19 - 4:03 PM

Packers WR Geronimo Allison (hamstring) was held out of Thursday's practice.

Coach Mike McCarthy said he probably won't get in any work until Saturday, but indicated he will be active against the Falcons. With Allison, Davante Adams and Jordy Nelson all banged up, Trevor Davis and Jeff Janis are going to be needed for bigger roles as the Pack try to advance to the Super Bowl.
Jan 19 - 2:20 PM

Speaking Thursday, Packers coach Mike McCarthy said injured receivers Davante Adams (ankle), Jordy Nelson (ribs) and Geronimo Allison (hamstring) probably wouldn't play Sunday if it were the regular season.

Neither Adams nor Allison practiced on Thursday, and aren't expected to do so until Saturday's walk-through. McCarthy's comments indicated all three players will play, but none of them are anywhere close to 100 percent. It could be a problem in a game where the Pack will have to score all afternoon to keep up. Randall Cobb is shaping up as a nice DFS play. Trevor Davis and Jeff Janis are going to have to play increased snaps.
Jan 19 - 2:16 PM


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