WR - FA
Week 12 Outlook
The Cleveland Browns released wide receiver Jeff Janis in their first round of roster cut-downs on Friday. Janis was signed by the team as a free agent in March and never appeared in a regular season game with the Browns.
Janis finished the preseason with just three catches for 47 yards. He missed some time in early training camp with a minor injury and was never able to catch up. He should catch on somewhere as a special teams player but his chances of making an impact as an NFL receiver seem to be dwindling.
Browns beat writer Terry Pluto from The Plains Dealer wrote that he's been impressed with free-agent addition Jeff Janis, who "looks solid," according to the article. "I can see him having some value as a possession receiver."
This is the time of year that Janis tends to shine, as his preseason scoring prowess is well known. Janis was limited to mostly special teams duties for the Packers, playing just 50 snaps on offense in 2017. With Josh Gordon and Corey Coleman locks on the outside and Jarvis Landry in the slot, the best Janis can hope for is to beat out Rashard Higgins, Ricardo Louis, and rookie Antonio Callaway for No. 4 wideout duties in a Tyrod Taylor-led offense. It might be hard for some dynasty zealots to accept, but Janis is barely hanging on to fringe dynasty value and can be ignored in redraft leagues.
Former Green Bay seventh-rounder and dynasty football darling Jeff Janis has signed a one-year deal to join the revamped Cleveland Browns receiving corps. Janis will compete with incumbents Ricardo Louis and Rashard Higgins for WR4/5 duties with the Browns.
Janis is renowned for his NFL preseason scoring prowess but has never really made a meaningful impact during the regular season. In four seasons with the Packers, Janis has accumulated all of 17 catches and a single touchdown. He's a solid contributor on special teams, but if Janis had next to zero impact with Aaron Rodgers and Green Bay's potent offense, he's unlikely to resurrect his dynasty value with the Browns, even if he manages to make the 53-man roster.
Jeff Janis (quad) is officially active for the Packers for Sunday's NFC Championship game.
Jeff Janis is active, but so is Jordy Nelson, who missed last week's game with a rib injury. Also active are wide receivers Davante Adams, Randall Cobb, and Geronimo Allison, so Janis will be buried on the depth chart on Sunday.
Jeff Janis (quad) is officially active for the Packers for Sunday's Divisional Round matchup with the Dallas Cowboys. Janis had been limited in practice all week and was listed as questionable.
With Jordy Nelson ruled out for the Divisional Round, Janis will move up a spot on the depth chart. However, he will still be behind Davante Adams, Randall Cobb, and Geronimo Allison.