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The Green Bay Packers defense gave up 344 yards of total offense and two touchdowns during Monday's 35-17 Week 2 win over the Detroit Lions.

Fantasy Impact: After an embarrassing performance against the New Orleans Saints in Week 1, the Packers defense forced an interception and held Jared Goff to 246 passing yards to coast to a divisional win in Week 2. While they improved, it's a D/ST that will travel to face Jimmy Garoppolo and the San Francisco 49ers in Week 3. Continue fading the Packers D/ST until they prove to be a consistent threat to opposing offenses.

Category: Game Recaps


Green Bay Packers WR Randall Cobb caught all three of his targets for 26 yards during Monday's 35-17 Week 2 win over the Detroit Lions.

Fantasy Impact: Cobb signed this offseason at the request of Aaron Rodgers. However, the veteran wideout remains an afterthought in the offense behind Marquez Valdes-Scantling. Cobb caught all three of his targets for 26 yards on Monday but should stay on league waiver wires until his role in the offense increases.

Category: Game Recaps


Green Bay Packers WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling could not haul in any of his four targets during Monday's 35-17 win over the Detroit Lions.

Fantasy Impact: Valdes-Scantling had numerous opportunities to return value in fantasy lineups against Detroit on Monday. Unfortunately, Aaron Rodgers overthrew the fourth-year wide receiver on several attempts downfield, preventing a huge chunk play or even a touchdown. Continue rostering Valdes-Scantling moving forward, as he has 12 targets through two games and is the clear second option within the Packers' offense.

Category: Game Recaps


Green Bay Packers TE Robert Tonyan caught all three of his targets for 52 yards and a touchdown during Monday's 35-17 win over the Detroit Lions.

Fantasy Impact: Tonyan caught a 22-yard touchdown reception in the third quarter to put Green Bay ahead for the rest of the second half of Monday night's win over the Lions. While Tonyan only played on 45.9 percent of snaps Monday night, he's a trusted target of Aaron Rodgers, particularly near the red zone. As long as Tonyan can maintain four or more targets per game moving forward, he'll always be lingering near a top-five finish for the tight end position.

Category: Game Recaps


Green Bay Packers WR Davante Adams caught eight of nine passes for 121 yards during Monday's 35-17 win over the Detroit Lions.

Fantasy Impact: Adams finished just outside of WR1 territory in Week 2, finishing as the WR14 in full-PPR formats despite being held without a touchdown for the second consecutive week. With a commanding 26.7 percent of the Packers' target share, Adams remains a solid WR1 moving forward against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday Night Football in Week 3.

Category: Game Recaps


Green Bay Packers RB AJ Dillon carried five times for 18 yards and caught his lone target for eight yards during Monday's 35-17 win over the Detroit Lions.

Fantasy Impact: Dillon was seldom-used during Monday night's win against Detroit, yielding 26 total yards on six touches. Many fantasy managers believed Dillon's role would increase with the absence of Jamaal Williams. However, it appears Aaron Jones will continue to be the workhorse in Green Bay's backfield moving forward. Dillon should remain on fantasy benches or waiver wires until further notice.

Category: Game Recaps


Green Bay Packers RB Aaron Jones carried 17 times for 67 yards and a touchdown while catching all six of his targets for 48 yards and three touchdowns during Monday's 35-17 win over the Detroit Lions.

Fantasy Impact: Jones finished Week 2 as the RB2 in PPR leagues, primarily thanks to the three receiving touchdowns he converted against the Lions on Monday night. It was a pedestrian rushing night for Jones, as he averaged 3.9 YPC. It won't matter if Jones continues to lead running backs in red-zone targets, as he turned four of these targets into three touchdowns on Monday night. Jones will prepare for a cross-country trip to face the San Francisco 49ers defense on Sunday Night Football in Week 3.

Category: Game Recaps


Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers completed 22-of-27 pass attempts for 255 yards and four touchdowns during Monday's 35-17 win over the Detroit Lions.

Fantasy Impact: Rodgers ended as the QB5 in PPR formats for Week 2, playing a nearly flawless game and finishing with a 145.6 quarterback rating. After a rough start to the season against the Saints, Rodgers and head coach Matt LaFleur owned the second half of Monday's game to coast to a decisive victory over the Lions. Rodgers will travel to San Francisco to face off against Jimmy Garoppolo and the 49ers on Sunday Night Football in Week 3.

Category: Game Recaps


Per Linsday Thiry, Rams RB Darrell Henderson Jr. hurt his ribs during Sunday's game and will receive an update on Friday. The team is optimistic he will play. (Source: Lindsay Thiry)

Fantasy Impact: After reports came down about Henderson damaging his rib cartilage, the Rams quickly came out and said they are optimistic the team starting back will go this week. They will run further tests on Friday and give the media a report. ESPN reporter Stephanie Bell indicated the injury is a bit more serious as the cartilage hurts more than just with taking a football hit. The cartilage moves whenever you breathe causing discomfort. We will check back in with an update as soon as we get the news.

Category: Injury Updates


Green Bay Packers safety Darnell Savage Jr. is active for Monday Night Football against the Detroit Lions. (Source: Green Bay Packers on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Savage being active is welcomed news for a Packers defense that already looked shaky enough. He was limited in practice all week and was listed as questionable on Saturday's final injury report. Savage has been a solid starter for the Packers but has yet to become an impact IDP option. He is best left on watch lists outside of the deepest of leagues.

Category: Injury Updates


Green Bay Packers wide receiver Equanimeous St. Brown has been promoted to the active roster for the team's Week 2 matchup against the Detroit Lions. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: St. Brown will revert back to the practice squad on Tuesday but will be active for a matchup against younger brother Amon-Ra, a promising rookie receiver for the Lions. There is no way to predict how many snaps Equanimeous will receive, as he may not have been the player promoted had tonight's opponent been different. Hopefully, the Packers can feed him a couple of targets if gamescript allows for it, but the older St. Brown is not on the fantasy radar.

Category: Injury Updates


Per head coach John Gruden, RB Josh Jacobs is "very questionable" for Sunday's game as he deals with a toe and ankle injury. (Source: https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2021/09/20/jon-gruden-calls-derek-carr-questionable-josh-jacob)

Fantasy Impact: After missing week 2 with an ankle and toe injury, Jacobs is now seen as "very questionable" for Sunday's matchup per head coach John Gruden. If the veteran RB is to miss, Peyton Barber will likely see the bulk of the carries as he did with Kenyan Drake spelling him in the passing game. Barber is a must-add in all formats if Jacobs is to miss a significant amount of time.

Category: Injury Updates


Head Coach Mike McCarthy said the WR Amari Cooper will get an update on his bruised ribs on Wednesday. (Source: Josh Clark)

Fantasy Impact: After getting injured in the fourth quarter on Sunday against the Chargers, Cooper didn't check back into the game. The team did an MRI and found the veteran has bruised ribs. His current status for week 3 is unknown, head coach Mike McCarthy said we will receive an update on Wednesday.

Category: Injury Updates


Per Ian Rapoport, JaMycal Hasty is week-to-week after suffering a high ankle sprain against the Eagles on Sunday. (Source: ian Rapoport)

Fantasy Impact: After injuring his ankle on Sunday, an MRI revealed that the 49ers backup RB was diagnosed with a high ankle sprain leaving him week-to-week. With Raheem Mostert out for the season, Hasty banged up, and Trey Sermon suffering a concussion, the 49ers are thin at RB. The team worked out veteran T.J. Yeldon on Monday and the plan is to move forward with Elijah Mitchell as the starter.

Category: Injury Updates


Raiders HC Jon Gruden told reporters that QB Derek Carr, who injured his ankle Sunday, had an MRI Monday and thinks he’ll be able to play this week. Gruden called him questionable. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: This is great news for the former Pro Bowl QB. Even with the injury, Carr had another great performance against a very good defense. He will now play a Dolphins defense next week that just gave up 35 points to the Bills in Week 2.

Category: Injury Updates


The Eagles placed TE Zach Ertz on the reserve/COVID-19 list. (Source: Philadelphia Eagles on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Ertz will need to clear COVID-19 protocols before he can return to the team. If he misses Week 3 against the Cowboys it would likely open up more opportunities for Dallas Goedert.

Category: Injury Updates


49ers coach Kyle Shanahan says RB Trey Sermon is in the league's concussion protocol. (Source: Josh Dubow on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Meanwhile, JaMycal Hasty is out "a while" due to his ankle injury and Elijah Mitchell (shoulder) is day-to-day. Sermon suffered the head injury on his first career carry on Sunday. San Francisco has brought in Lamar Miller and Duke Johnson for visits on Sunday. This situation has become a mess for fantasy purposes.

Category: Injury Updates


49ers RB Elijah Mitchell is considered day-to-day with a shoulder injury, per Kyle Shanahan. (Source: Josh Dubow on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Meanwhile, Trey Sermon is in the concussion protocol and JaMycal Hasty is out "for a while" due to his ankle injury. The team brought in Duke Johnson and Lamar Miller for visits on Monday, which signaled that some of these injuries were of the multi-week variety. Mitchell appears to be the healthiest entering Week 3. We'll be monitoring the practice reports throughout the week, though.

Category: Injury Updates


Jets coach Robert Saleh said Denzel Mims was inactive in Week 2 since he doesn't play special teams. (Source: Ralph Vacchiano on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Saleh said his No. 5 receiver needs to play special teams to be active on game days. He'll likely be on the roster bubble entering the 2022 season if things don't change in a hurry.


ESPN's Adam Schefter reports free agent RB Duke Johnson Jr. visited the 49ers on Monday. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: As did Lamar Miller. This could signal that the injuries to Trey Sermon (concussion) and JaMycal Hasty (ankle) are of the multi-week variety. Johnson wouldn't have standalone fantasy value even if he signed.

Category: Rumors