Player News - Packers

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Aaron Rodgers (hamstring) is questionable for Week 13 against the Texans.

He put in a limited week of practice and should be all set for Sunday despite tweaking his hamstring in Week 12. Rodgers is No. 2 in RotoPat's Week 13 quarterback rankings.
Dec 2 - 3:48 PM

Clay Matthews (shoulder) is listed as questionable for Week 13 against the Texans.

Matthews was limited in Thursday and Friday's practices. He seems likely to play, but there have been instances this year where Matthews has seemed likely to play, then didn't. Streamers of the Packers' D/ST should want him out there.
Dec 2 - 3:47 PM

Aaron Rodgers (hamstring) remained "limited" in Thursday's practice.

Per ESPN's Rob Demovsky, Rodgers "appears on track to play." Rodgers will be at risk of an in-game aggravation, but he's a top-three fantasy option against the Texans.
Dec 1 - 4:13 PM

Clay Matthews (shoulder) returned to Packers practice on Thursday.

He'll likely be listed as limited, but it's a great sign after coach Mike McCarthy admitted earlier in the week that he was "concerned" about his star linebacker's status. The Pack's injury-ravaged defense desperately needs Matthews to suit up against the Texans.
Dec 1 - 4:13 PM

The Green Bay defense will take on Houston QB Brock Osweiler in Week 13, who is tied for the NFL-lead in interceptions.

Osweiler is tied with prestigious names like Blake Bortles and Ryan Fitzpatrick for the league lead with 13 interceptions. Through 12 weeks, 21 NFL quarterbacks have a season average of over 7.0 YPA, a mark Osweiler has topped in only one game in 2016. The Green Bay defense is coming off its best outing since Week 7 and the Packers D/ST is a solid bet to turn in another top-10 fantasy performance at home against Houston.
Dec 1 - 2:05 PM

Aaron Rodgers said he "never lost faith" in Davante Adams.

That was apparent as Rodgers continued to pepper Adams with targets last season despite a ridiculously low catch rate and yards-per-reception average, but that faith has paid off this season. Now healthy, Adams has improved his efficiency across the board in his third year and is tied for fourth in the league with eight touchdowns. A major factor in a pass-first offense, Adams will be an every-week WR2 even in a tough schedule down the stretch.
Dec 1 - 11:47 AM

Packers coach Mike McCarthy said Christine Michael has picked up the offense "really fast."

"I've been impressed with what I've seen there," McCarthy said before adding he "definitely" wants to get Michael "more opportunities." The praise is nice, but Michael was limited to one carry Monday night while James Starks handled the ball 22 times. It remains unlikely Michael makes a fantasy-viable contribution to the offense this season.
Dec 1 - 10:55 AM

Packers coach Mike McCarthy said Ty Montgomery "deserves more opportunities."

McCarthy also "definitely wants to get Christine Michael more opportunities." The duo combined for a grand total of four touches against the Eagles while James Starks hoarded 22 looks. Starks only managed 68 yards on those touches and has not been effective since returning from injury. It would not be surprising if Montgomery and Michael took on bigger roles this week against the Texans.
Source: ESPN
Dec 1 - 10:48 AM

Aaron Rodgers (hamstring) was limited at Wednesday's practice.

The Packers didn't actually practice coming off their Monday night win over the Eagles, so it's just an estimate. Either way, it looks like Rodgers is on track to suit up Sunday against Houston. Rodgers will be an elite QB1 in that matchup.
Nov 30 - 4:34 PM

Packers DT Mike Pennel is facing a 10-game suspension for violating the league's substance-abuse policy.

Pennel has filed an appeal, as well as a lawsuit. It's unclear when the issue might be resolved. Pennel was suspended for the first four games of the season. Since returning, he's played 95 snaps as a run defender.
Source: ESPN.com
Nov 29 - 6:56 PM

Speaking Tuesday, Packers coach Mike McCarthy admitted he's concerned about Clay Matthews' shoulder injury.

Matthews played through the issue on Monday, but had the benefit of adrenaline. Now he has just five days to get ready for the Texans. Notoriously cautious with injuries, the Pack will take things slow with Matthews in practice. He's probably better than 50-50 to play Week 13, but there's a chance he sits.
Nov 29 - 6:50 PM

Packers coach Mike McCarthy declined to update Aaron Rodgers' (hamstring) status at Tuesday's press conference.

McCarthy did say the issue wasn't as serious as Rodgers' 2014 calf injury, and that Clay Matthews' shoulder ailment is of greater concern. Rodgers will miss some practice time this week, but he should be out there against the Texans.
Nov 29 - 6:48 PM

Aaron Rodgers said he hurt his hamstring in the second half Monday night against the Eagles, but he will be "good to go" Week 13 against the Texans.

Rodgers needed treatment on the sidelines during the game, but the injury never appeared to be a real concern. After surgically deconstructing what had been a solid Eagles defense on the road Monday night, Rodgers will get a Texans squad which was just shredded by Philip Rivers on Sunday. He will be a high-end QB1 in that matchup.
Nov 29 - 9:08 AM

Ty Montgomery rushed one time for two yards and caught 2-of-2 targets for 12 yards in the Packers' Week 12 win over the Eagles.

With everyone healthy, Montgomery has headed back to the bench as the No. 4 receiver and No. 2 running back. He can safely be dropped in 12-team leagues.
Nov 29 - 12:37 AM

Aaron Ripkowski rushed three times for one yard and one touchdown in the Packers' Week 12 win over the Eagles.

He also caught 2-of-2 targets for 15 yards. The Packers' new John Kuhn, Rikpkowski's one-yard bunny touchdown in the fourth quarter was the first of his career and the first by an Eagles running back this season. It's obviously safe to say the 2015 sixth-rounder is nowhere near fantasy relevant.
Nov 29 - 12:33 AM


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