WR - GB
Week 8 Outlook
Packers WR Allen Lazard (core) is practicing for the second straight day on Thursday.
Lazard is technically still on IR but the 21-day window to activate him has begun. There's a small chance he could suit up for Week 8 against the Vikings, but Week 9 is probably more realistic.
Green Bay Packers WR Allen Lazard is set to resume practicing this week after rehabbing from core muscle surgery.
After missing a month with core-muscle surgery, things appear to be trending in the right direction. It's unknown what Lazard's availability will be moving forward but a return to action in Week 8 or 9 isn't out of the question. Lazard had a huge day in his last game before being injured, posting 6 receptions for 146 yards and a touchdown versus New Orleans. He should slot right in as a WR3 with upside when he's back in Green Bay's starting lineup.
Packers' WR Allen Lazard (abdomen) who underwent a core muscle surgery placing him on IR after Week 3, made his debut with the Packers' rehab group on Thursday.
Lazard remains on IR but stretching with the Packers' rehab group is certainly an encouraging sign for fantasy managers who continue to roster the second-year wide receiver. Lazard went 17/252/2 through just three games before suffering his abdominal injury in a 37-30 win against the Saints. WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling has seen 13 targets in Lazard's absence and is only rostered in 20% of ESPN leagues, making him a fine streaming option against the Texans in Week 7.
WR Allen Lazard underwent core muscle surgery this week and is out indefinitely.
Lazard was dealing with a core muscle injury and underwent surgery this week to correct the issue. Tough break for Lazard, who is coming off a 146-yard, one-TD performance in Week 3. There is no timetable for his return and the 24-year-old is out indefinitely. Look for Marquez Valdes-Scantling to start opposite Packers star WR Davante Adams while Lazard is sidelined. MVS should be owned in all league formats.
Packers WR Allen Lazard (core) did not participate in practice Thursday.
Meanwhile, Davante Adams (hamstring) logged a limited practice. A core muscle injury sounds like a new ailment for Lazard, which isn’t good on a Thursday injury report. Luckily the Packers don’t play until Monday night, but this is something to keep an eye on. Marquez Valdes-Scantling figures to see an uptick in snaps if Lazard can’t go Monday night.