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The Green Bay Press-Gazette calls TE Richard Rodgers a "disaster" in the run game.

Perhaps the Packers could live with Rodgers' run-blocking woes if he was contributing in the pass game. But he has zero catches on one target through three games, losing snaps to Andrew Quarless in the process. Jermichael Finley's old spot has turned into a fantasy black hole.
Sep 23 - 10:41 AM

Coach Mike McCarthy called out Eddie Lacy at Monday's press conference, and said Lacy "needs to play better."

"I’m not going to do this anymore. I don’t correct individuals in the media. We’ve seen the film, corrections have been made, our running game wasn’t nearly what it needed to be. Not even close," McCarthy said. Lacy has managed just 113 yards and zero touchdowns on 36 carries through three games. He also took a safety and lost a fumble that was returned for a touchdown on Sunday. To his defense, Lacy has faced the Seahawks, Jets, and Lions through three games. That's tough sledding. He needs to turn it around against the Bears in Week 4.
Sep 22 - 8:24 PM

Jarrett Boykin dropped two more catchable balls in Sunday's loss to the Lions.

A red-zone drop in Week 2 is what got Davante Adams going initially and Boykin continued to struggle Sunday. Per the Green Bay Press-Gazette, "Aaron Rodgers' confidence in him as the No. 3 receiver has to be eroding." Note that Boykin played on 36-of-54 snaps against the Lions, while Adams was in on 35 snaps. We'd expect the more talented Adams to eventually emerge from this rotation, making him the one to stash where possible.
Sep 22 - 9:13 AM

Eddie Lacy said the Packers have to figure out better ways to run the ball.

"I don't know if I have to be more patient or speed things up but one way or another I'm responsible for the run game," Lacy said after rushing 11 times for 36 yards in Sunday's loss to the Lions. Perhaps it's just a case of playing three of the league's best run defenses in a row to start the season: Seahawks, Jets, Lions. We wouldn't be selling Lacy low with cupcake matchups against the Bears and Vikings on deck.
Sep 22 - 8:36 AM

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

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