Green Bay Packers
Randall Cobb restructured his deal after being traded to the Packers, converting $4.075M of his $5.25M salary into a signing bonus. That drops his cap number for 2021 down to $2,687,254, as a void year was added in 2023. (Source: Field Yates on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: After being traded to Green Bay from Houston, in what seemed like a concession for Aaron Rodgers, Cobb is already showing his flexibility and desire to help the Packers front office by restructuring his deal. The veteran receiver could be a solid flex play due to his chemistry with Rodgers, but also offers huge upside if anything were to happen to Davante Adams.
Thu, Jul 29th 4:39pm EDT
By Connor Rigg
Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports that Packers QB Aaron Rodgers and the Packers have agreed to terms on their reworked deal. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: The Rodgers Saga is finally over. The Packers have brought back Rodgers and the two have seemed to put things behind them at this stage. Rodgers also gets one of his favorite wide receivers back in Randall Cobb. The reigning MVP will continue to be a top-10 QB in fantasy leagues.
Davante Adams made it clear on Wednesday that he is not interested in taking a discount with the Green Bay Packers. (Source: Andrew Siciliano on Twitter )
Fantasy Impact: “What other profession do you take less than what you have earned," Adams said. "I’ve earned the right to be paid the highest in the league." Adams is entering the final season of his four-year, $58 million contract with the Packers. It is possible he doesn't return to Green Bay next season if Aaron Rodgers leaves as well.
Tue, Jul 27th 6:18pm EDT
By Matthew MacKay
Green Bay Packers All-Pro LT David Bakhtiari (knee) was placed on the league's physically unable to perform (PUP) list on Tuesday, per Field Yates. (Source: Field Yates on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: Bakhtiari suffered a torn ACL in Week 16 last season, which definitely showed up during the postseason, particularly in the NFC Championship game against a stingy Tampa Bay defensive front. He will have the opportunity to avoid staying on the PUP list until the start of the regular season if he is able to return during training camp. Otherwise, players become eligible to miss the first six weeks of the regular season on the in-season PUP list if they cannot return to practice during training camp. With the return of Aaron Rodgers to Green Bay after a long offseason of disgruntled rumors, expect Bakhtiari to take his time rehabbing the serious knee injury he suffered just eight months ago. After all, he is coming off his first All-Pro selection and third Pro-Bowl nominee in just an eight-year career with the Packers.
Category: Injury Updates
Green Bay Packers WR Allen Lazard signs his exclusive-rights tender on Tuesday as camp starts, putting him under contract with the team for the 2021 season, per Pro Football Talk. (Source: Pro Football Talk on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: The news of Aaron Rodgers returning to camp seems hopeful for Lazard, but his value is limited as Green Bay is working out a trade for WR Randall Cobb. Lazard has produced as a flex option in the past but will likely find himself behind Davante Adams, Cobb and maybe even rookie WR Amari Rodgers in 2021. Fantasy managers should avoid drafting Lazard.
Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the Packers have released QB Blake Bortles. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter )
Fantasy Impact: This isn't anything shocking as Bortles was just a depth signing incase Aaron Rodgers was holding out. His starting days are probably over and will look to sign as a backup for another team.
Fri, Jul 23rd 1:01pm EDT
By Shaan Hoda
Field Yates of ESPN reports that Packers rookie WR Amari Rodgers has agreed to a four-year rookie deal with the Packers. (Source: Field Yates on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: Rodgers was actually the final Packers rookie to ink his rookie contract. Drafted as the 85th overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, Rodgers should be capable of contributing right away in the Packers' offense. Of course, his fantasy value will largely depend on whether Aaron Rodgers is under center, but the talent is undeniable.
Mon, Jul 19th 10:28am EDT
By Robert Lorge
Ben Sirmans, running back coach for the Green Bay Packers, stated the team will lean on AJ Dillon a lot more in 2021 than they did last season. (Source: Jason Wilde)
Fantasy Impact: While many expect Dillon to slide into the role formerly held by Jamaal Williams, fantasy managers need to remember Dillon and Williams are vastly different players. Williams has averaged eight carries and 2.5 receptions per game over the last two seasons. It is unlikely that the former second-round pick out of Boston College is as involved in the passing game as the newly signed Detroit Lion. However, if Aaron Jones is to pick up some of the slack in the passing game left behind by Williams, Dillon could yet handle a healthier amount of carries than his predecessor did. Matt LaFleur has never given Jones a heavy workload and that is unlikely to start in 2021. If Jones is more involved in the passing game, it seems to reason that Dillon could yet siphon some of Jones' carries along with the ones Williams left behind to keep Jones' workload in check. The second-year pro figures to handle 10-12 carries per game with minimal work in the passing game. Due to the explosiveness of the Packers' offense, as long as Rodgers is under center, he can be used by fantasy managers as a flex play because of his ample scoring opportunity in this offense. In games where the Packers are expected to win easily, the man known as "Quadzilla" will make for a strong fantasy play with the possibility of an even heavier workload when they are leaning on the run game late. Dillon also presents as arguably the best handcuff in all of fantasy football and will become a league winner should anything happen to Aaron Jones.
Sun, Jun 27th 8:35pm EDT
By Matthew MacKay
Green Bay Packers WR Juwann Winfree has played well during OTAs and minicamp and could earn a spot in the wide receiving corps rotation, per Rob Demovsky. (Source: Rob Demovsky on ESPN)
Fantasy Impact: Winfree was drafted by the Broncos in the sixth round of the 2019 NFL Draft before being signed to the Packers' practice squad in October 2020. The 6'3", 210 lb wideout has hardly seen any playing time since entering the league but could become a good depth piece behind rookie wideout Amari Rodgers and All-Pro wideout Davante Adams based on his performance during OTAs and minicamp.
Thu, Jun 10th 4:12pm EDT
By Connor Rigg
Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports that Green Bay Packers TE Jace Sternberger has been suspended the first two games of the 2021 season due to violating the substance-abuse policy. (Source: Tom Pelissero on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: Sternberger rarely played in 2020 and will miss the start of the season. He caught 12 passes for 114 yards and one touchdown during the 2020 season. A lot of fantasy managers thought he would break out last season, but Robert Tonyan stole the spotlight. Sternberger has no fantasy value in any fantasy formats.
Tue, Jun 8th 11:14am EDT
By Brendan Tuma
Rob Demovsky of ESPN writes that Packers QB Jordan Love "has favored check-down passes during the practices that have been open to reporters." (Source: ESPN)
Fantasy Impact: However, it's vital to note that Love hasn't been working with his top wideouts. Davante Adams, Marques Valdes-Scantling, Allen Lazard, and Equanimeous St. Brown have all stayed away from OTAs prior to this week's mandatory minicamp. They're all expected to show up, though, so Demovsky notes that Love will have no reason not to push the ball down the field some more. Green Bay is about to find out more of what they have in last year's first-round selection.
Wed, Jun 2nd 6:13pm EDT
By Matthew MacKay
Green Bay Packers rookie CB Eric Stokes officially signed his contract with the team on Wednesday, per Packers' GM Brian Gutekunst. (Source: Green Bay Packers on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: The rookie cornerback out of the University of Georgia was selected as the 29th overall pick by the Green Bay Packers in the 2021 NFL Draft. Stokes measured impressive speed and agility at his Pro Day, logging a 4.31 40-yard dash and 4.36 shuttle while showcasing a 38.5 inch vertical. The Packers already boast a pair of young and talented cornerbacks in Jaire Alexander and Kevin King but Stokes could quickly earn a role as the nickel corner, replacing current Packers' NB Chandon Sullivan.
Green Bay Packers tight end Robert Tonyan signed his RFA tender, a one-year deal worth $3.384 million. (Source: Around the NFL on Twitter )
Fantasy Impact: Tonyan posted a 52/586/11 stat line last season as part of a breakout year. He figures to play a similar role in the redzone with the Packers this season.
Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports that FA WR Tavon Austin worked out for the Jets. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: Austin spent last season on the 49ers and the Packers. He only caught five passes for 20 yards. Even if he signs with the Jets, his fantasy value is pretty much nonexistent.
Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Marcedes Lewis and the Packers have agreed to a two-year, $8 million contract that includes $4 million guaranteed. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter )
Fantasy Impact: Lewis will be returning to the Packers for his 16th season. He was mainly used as a blocker while Tonyan was the pass-catching option. Lewis caught 10 passes for 107 yards and three touchdowns. The 36-year old TE will return to the same role he played last year and will not carry much fantasy value.
Tue, Mar 23rd 11:14am EDT
By Avram Avramov
Per Tom Pelissero of NFL Network, the Packers have re-signed CB Kevin King to a one-year, $6M deal. (Source: Tom Pelissero on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: Many might have expected for the Packers to part ways with King following his struggles in the playoffs, but Green Bay has elected to re-sign the 25-year old CB to a one-year, $6M deal. In 2020, King started 11 games but failed to record an interception. King was drafted by the Packers in 2017 and has had an up and down career so far, but it seems he will be given one more chance to try and return to form in Green Bay.
ESPN's Adam Schefter reports former Packers DT Montravius Adams is signing with the New England Patriots. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: Adams totaled 11 tackles in eight games for Green Bay last season. He's yet another addition to the Patriots' roster this offseason. Expect him to be a rotation player on New England's defensive front this season.
Tue, Mar 16th 11:51pm EDT
By Brad Camara
RB Jamaal Williams and the Lions have reached agreement on a two-year, $7.5 million contract. (Source: Tom Pelissero on Twitter )
Fantasy Impact: Williams acknowledged that he would not be returning to the Packers after Green Bay signed RB Aaron Jones to a four-year extension. He became a free agent and ultimately landed a two-year deal with the Lions. Williams logged 119 carries for 505 yards while hauling in 31 receptions for 236 yards and three touchdowns across 14 games for the Packers. The 25-year-old bolsters the Lions backfield and will compliment breakout RB D’Andre Swift.
Mon, Mar 15th 4:49pm EDT
By Dan Titus
According to Tom Pelissero, the Los Angeles Chargers are expected to sign All-Pro Center Corey Linsley. The deal reportedly could make him the highest-paid center in the NFL. (Source: Tom Pelissero on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: Linsley was graded out as the number one overall center last season (86.4) by PFF, and he lands in a beautiful spot with the Los Angeles Chargers. The terms of the deal have not been disclosed, but he'll be the highest-paid center in the league. This is a huge boost to Justin Herbert and Austin Ekeler as they now have one of the best all-around centers directing the offensive line.
Sun, Mar 14th 4:17pm EDT
By Adam Koffler
RB Aaron Jones and the Green Bay Packers have agreed to a four-year, $48M extension. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: Just moments before the announcement, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reported the Packers were pushing hard to re-sign Jones. Per his agent, Drew Rosenhaus, Jones gets a $13M signing bonus. His return to Green Bay certainly lowers the value of 2nd-year running back AJ Dillon, whom dynasty fantasy managers in particular had high hopes for if Jones were to leave in free agency. In any case, Jones is back with the Packers for another four years, which will make him 30 years old at the end of his newest contract extension.