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Packers TE Brandon Bostick wasn't targeted in Green Bay's Week 3 loss to the Lions.

The Pack were reportedly "anxious" to get Bostick more involved this week, but it didn't happen. Bostick has more theoretical upside than Andrew Quarless, but remains well off the fantasy radar.
Sep 21 - 6:00 PM

Andrew Quarless caught 4-of-5 targets for 43 yards and a touchdown in Green Bay's Week 3 loss to the Lions.

Quarless' strong-handed grab on tight coverage in the end zone was the Pack's lone score of the day. He was the only Green Bay tight end to be targeted in the passing game. Quarless now has eight catches for 77 yards through three games, but remains off the TE2 radar.
Sep 21 - 5:58 PM

James Starks rushed eight times for 38 yards in Green Bay's Week 3 loss to the Lions.

Starks out-rushed Eddie Lacy by two on three fewer carries. All of Starks' work came when a winded Lacy needed a breather, including after Lacy's first-quarter fumble gave the Lions a 7-0 lead. Starks remains a high-end handcuff, but a handcuff nonetheless.
Sep 21 - 5:56 PM

Jarrett Boykin caught just 1-of-4 targets for 11 yards in the Packers' Week 3 loss to the Lions.

Boykin spent the majority of the day running ahead of Davante Adams in three-wide sets, but hurt his cause with a brutal second-half drop. Adams ended up catching two passes to Boykin's one. Boykin has a pathetic two catches for 17 yards on seven targets through three games, leaving the door wide open for Adams to take his job.
Sep 21 - 5:50 PM

Davante Adams played primarily as the No. 4 receiver in the Packers' Week 3 loss to the Lions, catching 2-of-3 targets for 11 yards.

Adams got some run ahead of Jarrett Boykin, but drew the first-half ire of Aaron Rodgers by running the wrong route on a first-quarter play. Adams returned to some three-wide sets in the second half. Boykin drew four looks, but caught only one pass, and committed a brutal drop. All in all, today was a wash for Adams' quest to move ahead of Boykin. He's still the higher-upside stash.
Sep 21 - 5:49 PM

Randall Cobb caught 3-of-6 targets for 29 yards in the Packers' Week 3 loss to the Lions.

The sub-40 yard effort was Cobb's second straight, while he's failed to top 60 in any of Green Bay's first three games. The scores that propped his value in Weeks 1-2 were not there today. Cobb has drawn a rather modest 21 looks through the Packers' first three games, but we'd expect that average to climb. The Pack have to get the ball in their No. 2 playmaker's hands more often. Cobb remains a WR2 despite his and the Pack's slow start.
Sep 21 - 5:37 PM

Jordy Nelson caught 5-of-7 targets for 59 yards in the Packers' Week 3 loss to the Lions.

There wasn't much yardage to be had on a day where Aaron Rodgers had little time to throw, and was held to just 27 attempts. It's just a temporary setback for the elite WR1. There's going to be a lot more points when the Pack head to Soldier Field in Week 4.
Sep 21 - 4:58 PM

Eddie Lacy was bottled up in the Packers' Week 3 loss to the Lions, rushing 11 times for only 36 yards, also losing a fumble.

He added one catch for nine yards, and was also stopped for a safety. The fumble was Lacy's first since last Week 1. Lacy looked a bit lethargic today, but a good run defense — Lacy has faced three of the league's best in the season's first three weeks — can do that. Things finally open up in Week 4, where the Pack travel to Chicago to take on the Bears' bottom-three run unit. The Bears will be playing on a short week. Lacy should finally start earning his RB1 money. Frustration is understandable, but trading Lacy now would be the ultimate sell low. There should be much better days ahead.
Sep 21 - 4:23 PM

Aaron Rodgers completed 16-of-27 passes for 162 yards, one touchdown and zero interceptions in the Packers' 19-7, Week 3 loss to the Lions.

Stunningly, Rodgers had zero competitions of 20 yards or longer. The Lions put the lid on the Packers' big-play offense from the opening whistle, making life extra hard on Rodgers by completely erasing the Pack's ground game. There just wasn't much time for Rodgers to make plays, or windows for him to complete passes when he got outside the pocket. The Pack have looked extremely shaky through the season's first three games, but there's still no reason to worry about Rodgers. He should bounce back in next week's trip to Soldier Field.
Sep 21 - 4:09 PM

Clay Matthews was forced from Green Bay's Week 3 loss to the Lions with a groin injury.

Matthews went down midway through the fourth quarter, and did not return. Matthews has been a slow healer in the past, so it's a big concern for the Packers' unimpressive defense.
Sep 21 - 3:50 PM

Packers RT Bryan Bulaga (knee) is active for Week 3 against the Lions.

It's a nice boost for the Pack, who were getting league worst right-tackle play in Bulaga's absence. Inactive for the Packers are QB Scott Tolzien, CB Demetri Goodson, LB Carl Bradford, LB Brad Jones, DT Mike Pennel and WR Jeff Janis.
Sep 21 - 11:36 AM

Packers placed OLB Andy Mulumba (knee) on injured reserve, ending his season.

Mulumba tore his ACL in Week 2. He's signed through 2015 and will be back next year to compete for a roster spot on special teams.
Sep 19 - 8:43 PM

Packers coaches are anxious to see Brandon Bostick get back on the field on offense.

Bostick fractured his fibula in the preseason and made his debut last week against the Jets. He didn't play any offensive snaps, but TEs coach Jerry Fontenot said "he's on his way. We're getting there." Andrew Quarless and rookie Richard Rodgers have been handling tight end duties, but have brought nothing to the table as pass catchers. Bostick is the best athlete of the group. Once he gets his legs back under him, expect Bostick to become a major part of the offense.
Sep 19 - 9:51 AM

Coach Mike McCarthy said he regretted not getting Eddie Lacy more touches in the Week 2 win over the Jets.

Lacy got just three first-half carries as the Packers fell behind 21-3. And just like the Seahawks, the Jets chose to play with a single high safety for much of the game. That aggressive kind of scheme won't be a weekly occurrence though, as the vast majority of defensive coordinators will fear Aaron Rodgers and play coverage. Lacy has another difficult matchup in Week 3 against the Lions, but then the floodgates will open.
Sep 18 - 8:22 AM

Packers OC Tom Clements brushed off a suggestion that the Packers are feeding Jordy Nelson too much.

Through two weeks, Nelson leads the NFL in targets with 30 -- 15 more than any other Packer. "I don't think we're relying too much on him," Clements said. "We still try to move the ball around, but Jordy is a top-notch receiver and we're going to try to get him the ball." The Packers realize they have one of the most versatile, talented players in the league at their disposal and aren't going to shy away from using him. Expect another monster game against the Lions Sunday.
Sep 18 - 8:15 AM


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