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Packers QB Jordan Love placed on the team's Reserve/COVID-19 list on Monday. (Source: Green Bay Packers on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Without Love potentially available, Green Bay would likely elevate QB Kurt Benkert from the practice squad to back up starter Aaron Rodgers for Sunday's Week 14 game vs the Chicago Bears.

Category: Injury Updates


Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports Packers QB Aaron Rodgers won't undergo toe surgery "at this time." (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The hope is that Rodgers' toe will heal somewhat during the team's Week 13 bye. Losing Rodgers at any point this year would be disastrous for both the Packers and fantasy managers of Green Bay's skill players. It's a situation to monitor throughout December.

Category: Injury Updates


Green Bay RB A.J. Dillon had 20 rushes for 69 yards along with catching all five of his targets for 21 yards and a touchdown as the Packers beat the Rams in Week 12.

Fantasy Impact: Even though starting RB Aaron Jones returned in Week 12 it was still the Dillon show at least for one more week as he had twice as many carries as Jones and saw four more targets in the passing game. It's tough to make much out of this game as Jones was clearly not utilized to his usual standards which is why Dillon basically operated as the starter once again. However, with the Packers going into their bye and Jones expected to get fully healthy the two week span of Dillon being a serviceable fantasy RB are likely over as he returns to handcuff status.

Category: Game Recaps


Green Bay RB Aaron Jones returned from an MCL injury in Week 12 and saw 10 rushes for 23 yards along with only one target which he failed to haul in as the Packers beat the Rams.

Fantasy Impact: While it was great to see Jones return from his MCL injury in just one week it was clear to see that the Packers didn't want to overburden him as the usage for Jones wasn't remotely comparable to what it would normally be. Jones basically ended up being a decoy as RB A.J. Dillon remained the lead rusher on Sunday. However, with the Packers heading into their bye in Week 13, this should provide an excellent opportunity for Jones to heal fully and return to his normal workhorse role. After that point Jones should regain his status as the Packers' primary rusher and a borderline RB 1 play in fantasy.

Category: Game Recaps


Green Bay WR Randall Cobb caught 4-of-5 passes for 95 yards and a touchdown as the Packers beat the Rams 28-36 in Week 12.

Fantasy Impact: Cobb looked like his old self from a few years back as he had a very successful outing on Sunday for the Packers and for any fantasy mangers that were bullish enough to start him. While it's great to see Cobb have a performance like this, the truth is that it's not something we should expect every week as we have seen already. The WR spot behind Davante Adams for the Packers remains one of the most inconsistent and difficult to predict in terms of success and for that reason whether it's Cobb, Lazard, or Valdes-Scantling they are all mostly liabilities for fantasy purposes.

Category: Game Recaps


Green Bay WR Davante Adams caught 8-of-9 targets for 104 yards in a scoreless effort as the Packers beat the Rams 28-36 in Week 12.

Fantasy Impact: While Adams didn't find the end zone in Week 12 he put up WR 1 numbers as he lead the Packers in targets, receptions, and yards once again. Fantasy managers should expect more of the same throughout the remainder of the season as Adams is simply matchup proof as long as he has Aaron Rodgers throwing him the football. The Packers are on bye in Week 13 and then get the Bears the following week, an opponent Adams should be able to exploit as well.

Category: Game Recaps


While the Green Bay defense did give up 28 points to the Rams they made huge plays throughout the entire game as they recovered two fumbles, had an interception returned for a touchdown along with collecting two sacks in their Week 12 win.

Fantasy Impact: The final score of this game wasn't quite indicative of how well the Packers defense played on Sunday as they didn't allow the Rams to get on the board until the second quarter. In addition to this the Packers could have had a few more turnovers as they had several interceptions go through the hands of defenders. Overall, the Packers held the Rams to 68 yards rushing as LA did the majority of their damage through the air in the form of 302 yards passing. The Packers will be on bye in Week 13 but get a good matchup vs the Bears in Week 14.

Category: Game Recaps


Green Bay K Mason Crosby made all three of his extra points but went three of four in field goals as he made his attempts from 45, 28, and 29 yards before missing a 42 yarder that hit the uprights.

Fantasy Impact: While Crosby was more involved on Sunday and did make the majority of his kicks he did extend his streak of a game with a missed field goal to four straight. The good news is that Crosby will continue to retain some fantasy upside since he is on a high scoring offense and does get sufficient scoring opportunities. The Packers are heading into their bye in Week 13.

Category: Game Recaps


Packers wide receiver Allen Lazard (shoulder) is active for Sunday’s game against the Rams. He had been listed as questionable after logging limited practice sessions all week long. (Source: MK Burgess on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Through nine games, the 25-year-old has caught 17 passes for 210 yards and three touchdowns. He could have some deep-league relevance with Aaron Jones (knee) out and Davante Adams covered by Jalen Ramsey, but there are still better and safer options on the waiver wire.

Category: Injury Updates


Packers LT David Bakhtiari underwent arthroscopic surgery to clean up his knee that was reconstructed back in January. (Source: Mike Garafolo on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This explains why he hasn't returned to game action yet. The hope is that he'll be closer to ready following the Packers' Week 13 bye. His presence would be an upgrade to the entire offense.

Category: Injury Updates


Green Bay WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling caught 4-of-10 targets for 123 yards and a touchdown as the Packers lost 31-34 to the Vikings in Week 11.

Fantasy Impact: Valdes-Scantling was the favorite target for Rodgers on Sunday as he lead all Green Bay WR's with 10 targets and 123 yards. To be fair a large portion of this total came from one long 75 yard touchdown but Valdes-Scantling was a big focal point in this game regardless. To some extent it makes sense why Valdes-Scantling was targeted so much as the Packers found themselves in a deficit quickly and had to take shots downfield on numerous occasions. While this is a tremendous performance it will be almost impossible to duplicate in Week 12 as fellow WR Allen Lazard could return which would naturally lower Valdes-Scantling's volume.

Category: Game Recaps


Kurt Benkert was activated off the practice squad reserve/COVID-19 list, with the news of Blake Bortles being released today. (Source: Ian Rapoport via twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Benkert being activated by the team officially ends the Blake Bortles era in Green Bay.

Category: Transactions


Free agent quarterback Blake Bortles is traveling to Green Bay to work out with the team and is expected to sign to the practice squad if all goes well. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Bortles was in the Packers building this summer when Aaron Rodgers was away from the team, so he is familiar with the offense. He is expected to be promoted to the roster on or before game day and, with Kurt Benkert also testing positive for COVID, may be asked to serve as the backup this weekend. Jordan Love will get the start against the Chiefs, but if he crumbles, Bortles may be asked to play in his garbage time sweet spot.

Category: Injury Updates


Jaylon Smith has been released by the Packers after playing in only five games for them this season. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: After signing a six-year, $68.4 million dollar deal in 2019, it's unfortunate to say this didn't pan out how anyone expected. Such an incredible talent will hopefully play somewhere again before the end of his career.

Category: Transactions


The Packers placed RB Kylin Hill (knee) on injured reserve. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: As expected. Hill is out for the season after suffering the knee injury on Thursday against the Cardinals. The 23-year-old should be ready to return in 2022.

Category: Injury Updates


The Packers placed TE Robert Tonyan (knee) on injured reserve. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: As expected. Tonyan is out for the season with a torn ACL. The 27-year-old is a free agent in 2022 and it'll be interesting to see if he remains in Green Bay.

Category: Injury Updates


Green Bay Packers defensive back Jaire Alexander (shoulder) was placed on the short-term injured reserve Saturday. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: According to Packers head coach Matt LaFleur, Alexander will put off shoulder surgery and play this season. The All-Pro corner will miss at least the next three weeks. This is a massive blow to a Packers defense that allows 209 passing yards per game, the eighth-best in the NFL. Eric Stokes will replace Alexander in the lineup and should have an expanded role while the 24-year-old standout corner is sidelined.

Category: Injury Updates, Transactions


TE Josiah Deguara is listed as active for tonight's game against the 49ers, after missing Week 2 with a concussion. (Source: Green Bay Packers on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Deguara is back after missing last week's game versus the Lions with a concussion. He is well off the fantasy radar, playing behind Robert Tonyan and Marcedes Lewis.

Category: Injury Updates


CB Kevin King has been ruled out for tonight's contest against the 49ers, due to a non-COVID illness. (Source: Green Bay Packers on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: King will try to make it back for next week against the Steelers.

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