TE - GB
Week 7 Outlook
Jace Sternberger caught all three of his targets 36 yards in the Packers’ 37-30 win over the Saints on Sunday.
The receptions were his first of the season, as Sternberger has been largely phased out of the offense in Green Bay. He’s playing behind Robert Tonyan and isn’t on the redraft fantasy radar at this time.
Jace Sternberger failed to bring in his lone target in the Packers’ 43-34 win over the Bears on Sunday.
As expected, Sternberger was a non-factor in Sunday’s win. Green Bay’s passing game is not favorable for tight ends, and the talented target isn’t worth a spot on your bench at this point.
Packers second-year tight end Jace Sternberger was removed from the COVID-19 list ahead of practice on Monday. He is in the conversation to start at tight end for the Packers but figures to see competition from Josiah Deguara, Robert Tonyan, and Marcedes Lewis.
Sternberger is the favorite to be the early starter at tight end in Green Bay and probably has the highest ceiling due to his athleticism. Head coach Matt LaFleur, however, did praise Robert Tonyan on Tuesday, saying the team feels really good about him when asked if Tonyan was in the conversation to start.
Packers 2nd-year TE Jace Sternberger has been placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list.
This doesn’t mean Sternberger tested positive, but it does mean he’s been around someone who has and he’s at least a risk to carry it to someone else. When he’s healthy, he’ll be able to come off the list. It’s unknown at this time how long he’ll remain “out” for. Sternberger will need as many reps as possible in just his second season in Green Bay if he plans to take the place of veteran TE Jimmy Graham, who departed for Chicago in free agency. The Packers other tight ends are veteran Marcedes Lewis, Robert Tonyan, and rookie Josiah Deguara. Lewis would figure you see the bulk of passing-down work with Sternberger on the sidelines.
Matt Schneidman of The Athletic writes Jace Sternberger is "the favorite" to replace Jimmy Graham as the Packers' pass-catching tight end.
Sternberger, the 75th overall pick in the 2019 draft, appeared in only six games last year after suffering an ankle injury. He didn't catch any passes in the regular season but being tied to Aaron Rodgers helps make him an interesting late-round fantasy option at tight end.