Green Bay's TE coach, Jerry Fontenot, recently stated: "So whoever has the hot hand, that’s probably who’s going to get the most reps." The Packers have utilized a lot of two-tight end sets this year to help with blocking, but perhaps are starting to see the value these big bodied receivers can bring to the field. (Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
Fantasy Impact: In Week 4 the Packers used 2-TE sets to exploit the middle of the Bears secondary, the beneficiary during that game was Richard Rodgers who caught 2 passes on 2 targets for 52 yards. Although Quarless will get opportunities to be on the field, it's anyone's guess which TE will get targeted by Aaron Rodgers. Fantasy owners can continue to monitor the situation and see if one takes a leap forward or an injury occurs, but this looks like it will be a guessing game for most of the year with neither Quarless or Rodgers being fantasy relevant.
Tight end Andrew Quarless finished the game with two targets and one reception for eight yards. He was missed by QB Aaron Rodgers on his lone red zone target.
Fantasy Impact: The Packers TE situation has gained no clarity through two weeks. Going up against two very talented defenses with a beat up O-Line, GB has used their TE group heavily in pass protection and run blocking. Week to week, no Packers TE is a safe fantasy option.
Andrew Quarless caught 3 of 4 targets for 26 yards in Green Bay's Week 1 loss to the Seahawks in place of the injured Richard Rodgers.
Fantasy Impact: Richard Rodgers missed a few series with an apparent stinger, and Quarless was the beneficiary as expected. He even had a 31 yard catch called back due to a holding penalty. Rodgers did reenter the game however so it assumed Quarless' position on the depth chart will remain unchanged. Quarless is still not a viable TE2 despite the performance due to the fact that Bostick (leg) could be back for week 2.
Andrew Quarless has fallen from grace in Green Bay, and was listed behind rookie Richard Rodgers and injured Brandon Bostick (leg) on the depth chart. He is projected to have 1-2 fantasy points against the vaunted Seattle defense Thursday Night. (Source: FantasyPros)
Fantasy Impact: At this time, Quarless should not be owned in any leagues. Although it is possible he may have an bigger impact than Richard Rodgers Thursday night, Bostick should be back next week and force Quarless to become a situational TE. It should go without saying that he should not be started in week 1. The TE position is not set in stone, however, in GB, so check back after Thursday night's game to see how the snaps were split between Rodgers and Quarless. That should shed some more light on his value.
The fact that the veteran Quarless was still playing in the second half of the preseason finale could mean that he has fallen out of favor with the Packers. (Source: ESPN)
Fantasy Impact: This coupled with the fact that he had more snaps than rookie Richard Rodgers in the preseason finale should be cause for concern. The 4th preseason game usually sees the bubble players getting the most work. This is not to say Quarless is on the bubble, but as for the starting gig? Maybe so. Assuming your draft comes before the season opener (yes, some people draft after week 1), Quarless should be overlooked in favor of Rodgers. With Brandon Bostick still out, Rodgers seems to be in line to get the most touches at TE, not Quarless. The TE situation in GB may remain in flux weeks into the season however, considering the competition at the position.