Player News - Packers

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Ty Montgomery rushed four times for six yards in the Packers' Week 7 loss to the Saints.

He caught one pass for nine yards, drawing just two targets. Montgomery could only watch as Aaron Jones seized control of the Packers' backfield, out-touching Montgomery 20-5 and out-gaining him 138-15. Per Pro Football Focus, Jones out-snapped Montgomery 44-7. Montgomery is off the fantasy radar until further notice, though a bigger Week 9 workload against the Lions is likely. The Packers need to hide Brett Hundley and go all in on the run.
Oct 22 - 5:37 PM

Martellus Bennett caught 2-of-2 targets for 17 yards in the Packers' Week 7 loss to the Saints.

Already having a bad season, Bennett had his worst game of 2017 in Brett Hundley's first career start. Hundley could complete only 12 passes. Even Jordy Nelson and Davante Adams are going to be hard to trust without Aaron Rodgers. Bennett has fallen out of the top 18 at tight end.
Oct 22 - 5:35 PM

Randall Cobb caught 2-of-4 targets for 15 yards in the Packers' Week 7 loss to the Saints.

Cobb had a 14-yard reception where he was slingshotted out of the backfield. Otherwise, he was invisible as first-time starter Brett Hundley melted down under center. Fading in fantasy even before Aaron Rodgers' injury, Cobb is now off the radar until/if Hundley shows something at quarterback.
Oct 22 - 5:32 PM

Davante Adams caught 2-of-5 targets for 12 yards in the Packers' Week 7 loss to the Saints.

The worst-case scenario unfolded for the Pack on Sunday, as first-time starter Brett Hundley was completely overwhelmed under center. He generated all of 87 yards on 12 completions. It means that, until we see Hundley put something good on tape, Adams will, at best, be a boom/bust WR3. The Lions' defense has been inconsistent, but aren't a get-right matchup for Week 9.
Oct 22 - 5:29 PM

Jordy Nelson caught 1-of-4 targets for 13 yards in the Packers' Week 7 loss to the Saints.

The Packers' passing attack went all the way off the rails without Aaron Rodgers, as Brett Hundley could complete just 12 passes for 87 yards in his first career start. Hundley rarely challenged outside the numbers, and seemed to have no feel for the speed of the NFL game. He thought he could wait forever for things to develop instead of forcing the issue with timing. Nelson now has the looks of a volatile WR2, and will have to deal with the Lions' solid secondary in Week 9.
Oct 22 - 5:15 PM

Aaron Jones rushed 17 times for 131 yards and a touchdown in the Packers' Week 7 loss to the Saints.

He added three receptions for seven yards. Jones was the lone highlight for the Packers in their first game without Aaron Rodgers. The fifth-round rookie seized control of the backfield by force, rushing four times for 70 yards on the Pack's opening drive, including a 46-yard touchdown. Showing patience behind the line of scrimmage, Jones waited for a small hole to open then was off to the races. Jones piled up yards a variety of ways, including between the tackles and around the edge. He out-touched Ty Montgomery 20-5. Jones should now be treated as a weekly RB2, though Brett Hundley's incompetence could make him a bit of a boom/bust option. Green Bay hosts the Lions for Monday Night Football in Week 9.
Oct 22 - 4:01 PM

Brett Hundley completed 12-of-25 passes for 87 yards, zero touchdowns and an interception in the Packers' 26-17, Week 7 loss to the Saints, adding three carries for 44 yards and a touchdown.

There's no sugarcoating what was a disastrous performance in Hundley's first NFL start. The third-year pro displayed little feel in the pocket and poor timing on all but the simplest of throws. He was lucky to escape with only one turnover. Holding onto the ball too long, Hundley was strip sacked in the second half, but the Packers recovered. Coach Mike McCarthy put almost nothing on Hundley's plate, but he couldn't execute the bare bones game plan. The lone highlight was Hundley's 14-yard touchdown in the second quarter. He took off unscripted, got the edge and lowered his shoulder at the goal line. If Hundley is to have any fantasy value as a QB2, it will be with his legs. He gets the Lions on Monday Night Football in Week 9.
Oct 22 - 4:00 PM

Packers RT Bryan Bulaga (concussion) is active for Week 7 against the Saints.

Bulaga ended up missing zero games with his head injury. Inactive for the Packers are RB Devante Mays, S Morgan Burnett, LB Joe Thomas, LB Ahmad Brooks, OG Lane Taylor, G/T Adam Pankey and DT Montravius Adams.
Oct 22 - 11:32 AM

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, doctors have told the Packers that Aaron Rodgers (collarbone, I.R.) can resume throwing in six weeks.

That would give Rodgers at least a "chance" to return this year, though most reports suggest that it's still unlikely. Now that he's on I.R., the earliest Rodgers could return is December 17 against Carolina. Former UCLA standout Brett Hundley will lead the offense during his absence.
Source: ESPN.com
Oct 22 - 8:26 AM

ESPN's Rob Demovsky reports the Packers are "holding out hope" Aaron Rodgers (collarbone, IR) can return Week 15 against the Panthers.

Rodgers is out for at least the next eight games, but the Packers think there's a chance he'll be back when first eligible. It's an aggressive timetable that sounds like a best-case scenario. Rodgers missed only seven games with a 2013 collarbone fracture. The Packers will need to stay in playoff contention for Rodgers to return this year.
Source: ESPN
Oct 20 - 6:10 PM

Packers placed Aaron Rodgers (broken collarbone) on injured reserve.

He'll miss at least the next eight weeks. The Packers have yet to rule Rodgers out for the season, so there's a chance he could return in Week 15. Brett Hundley will take over as the starter, but is a downgrade to the entire pass offense. The Packers should become a more run heavy team with Rodgers sidelined.
Source: packers.com
Oct 20 - 4:47 PM

Packers RT Bryan Bulaga has cleared the league's concussion protocol.

Bulaga was concussed last week against the Vikings and had missed three of the first four games with an ankle injury. Green Bay badly needs him in the lineup, especially with fresh meat Brett Hundley taking over under center.
Oct 20 - 11:09 AM

Aaron Rodgers underwent surgery on his broken right collarbone Thursday.

Coach Mike McCarthy announced on Monday that Rodgers would be going under the knife. The Packers are holding off placing Rodgers on injured reserve, but it's believed his season is likely over. An absolute best-case scenario would probably have Rodgers returning for Week 16.
Oct 19 - 7:12 PM

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel believes the Packers need to commit to Aaron Jones as their lead back.

With Aaron Rodgers potentially out for the year, the Packers are expected to be more run heavy behind Brett Hundley. Jones rotated with Ty Montgomery last week, but continued to outplay him. Montgomery is averaging 3.2 YPC with one run over 10 yards. He's also struggled on first downs, with three negative and six zero-yard rushes. The Packers need to start Jones and ride him to keep pressure off Hundley and the pass game. It's possible Jones takes over the backfield in Week 7 against the Saints.
Oct 18 - 7:59 PM

Ty Montgomery (ribs) is practicing in full for Week 7 against the Saints.

It's an indication that Montgomery made it through Sunday's game without any setbacks. Now splitting work with Aaron Jones, Montgomery finds himself on the RB2/3 borderline for Week 7 against New Orleans.
Oct 18 - 5:51 PM


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