Green Bay Packers

NFC North

Marquez Valdes-Scantling is likely to start opposite Davante Adams, according to a report from ESPN’s Rob Demovsky. (Source: Rob Demovsky on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: According to the report, Valdes-Scantling has impressed in training camp and looks poised to be the Packers’ No. 2, opposite Davante Adams. The former has received praise from Adams, who said, “I think this offense is really catered for a guy like him.” Valdes-Scantling was impressive in limited action last season as a rookie, catching 38 balls for 581 yards and two scores, and notching a pair of 100-yard games. His role as the No. 2 comes at the expense of Geronimo Allison (who is likely to play primarily in the slot) and Jake Kumerow. With a healthy Aaron Rodgers and the support of coaches and teammates, Valdes-Scantling could be in for a big leap in production in his second year, making him a value pick at his current ADP of WR57.

Aaron Rodgers has told reporters that he wants to continue to find ways to get Davante Adams the ball more. “He’s that open. We’ve got to keep finding ways to get him the ball.” (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Rodgers added flat out that he'd like to throw to Adams more. This is coming off a season where Adams saw 169 targets for 111 catches for 1,386 yards, and 13 touchdowns. Beyond Rodgers' comments, there's reason to believe this can be repeated or even improved upon given the lower-than-normal TD rate Rodgers produced in 2018. All of this has led to many of our experts slotting Adams as their WR1 entering the new year, and a universal first-round pick.

Aaron Rodgers says he'll be able to be more creative in new coach Matt LaFleur's offense than he was able to under Mike McCarthy. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Rodgers added he'll be able to "put a stamp on his new offense", which LaFleur learned from offensive minds such as Sean McVay and Kyle Shannahan. It's possible we could see a completely reborn Rodgers now that he is finally freed from McCarthy. The Packers could be a team to invest in heavily this fantasy football season.

The Packers have re-signed receiver Jake Kumerow. (Source: Rob Demovsky on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The 27-year-old had a big pre-season last season but never made his presence felt in fantasy. He'll continue to serve as receiving depth for the Packers.

Category: Transactions

The Green Bay Packers and Geronimo Allison have come to terms on a one-year contract. (Source: Jason La Canfora on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The deal will pay Allison more than the RFA tender he was offered as the Packers made it clear they wanted him back. Other teams were reportedly considering extending him an offer sheet. Instead, he’ll remain in Green Bay attached to one of the best quarterbacks ever in Aaron Rodgers. That alone will make him a sleeper pick entering 2019 drafts.

Category: Transactions

Marcedes Lewis has re-signed with the Packers. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Lewis will remain the TE2 and mostly carry blocking duties behind starter Jimmy Graham. Unless Graham suffers an injury, Lewis won't be fantasy relevant in 2019.

Category: Transactions

The Packers new OC Matt LaFleur told reporters that he believes a "committee approach is the most effective" use for RBs Aaron Jones and Jamaal Williams. (Source: Michael Cohen on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Here we go again. Just when it looked like Jones had done enough to warrant a large share of the RB work in Green Bay, it appears that the team continues to consider a committee approach and timeshare. Jones currently sits as a fringe RB1 at No. 13 overall in our expert consensus rankings, but this would assume that he'd see a majority of snaps and touches entering the season. Any questions about his usage and the potential for a timeshare will likely slide him back in the rankings.

Mike Silver of NFL Network doesn't expect the Packers to re-sign Randall Cobb. (Source: Mike Silver on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Cobb has been with Green Bay since he was taken in the second round of the 2011 draft. The 28-year-old has dealt with injuries over the past few years, which is why the Packers would want to move on. His departure could open up opportunities for Marquez Valdes-Scantling.

Category: Rumors

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting the Packers are expected to retain TE Jimmy Graham for 2019. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Although Graham is rumored to fall victim to offseason cap cuts, Rapoport is contradicting those sentiments stating that the aging tight end will indeed remain a member of the Packers for 2019. Graham, who is due to earn a $5 million roster bonus on March 15, is coming off of a bust season from a fantasy football perspective with his value plummetting to the lowest its been in some time -- if it has ever been this low. Perhaps the implementation of new Green Bay head coach Matt LaFleur's system could help resurrect Graham's fantasy stock. Nevertheless, I wouldn't expect his ADP to be as high as it has been in the past, which would make him a value if he can ever figure it out with Aaron Rodgers.

Category: Rumors

The Packers have hired former Titans OC Matt LaFleur to be the team's next head coach. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: LaFleur has worked under Kyle Shannahan and Sean McVay. 2018 was his first year calling plays. It's tough to evaluate how he did with Marcus Mariota hurt so often. The good news is it can't get much worse than what Mike McCarthy was doing. LaFleur has a chance to light a fire under Aaron Rodgers with a more modern, innovative offense.

Clay Matthews recorded one solo tackle in the Packers' Week 17 loss to the Detroit Lions.

Fantasy Impact: Matthews' fourth single-tackle outing is a fitting end to a disappointing season for the veteran. Matthews finishes the season with 43 total tackles and a career-low three and a half sacks.

Category: Game Recaps

Kyler Fackrell recorded five total tackles (two solo) and a sack in the Packers' Week 17 loss to the Detroit Lions.

Fantasy Impact: While Fackrell was hit or miss in fantasy, he was a great up-and-comer for the Packers in the real world, more than tripling his 2017 sack count. While six of Fackrell's 10.5 sacks came from two games, it's still a solid career achievement for the third-year linebacker.

Category: Game Recaps

Antonio Morrison recorded six total tackles (five solo) in the Packers' Week 17 loss to the Detroit Lions.

Fantasy Impact: After collecting 160 total tackles in two season with the Colts, Morrison finishes his first season with the Packers with a disappointing 47 tackles.

Category: Game Recaps

Montravious Adams recorded seven total tackles (three solo) in the Packers' loss to the Detroit Lions in Week 17.

Fantasy Impact: It couldn't get a whole lot better for Adams, who more than doubled his previous career-high of three tackles against the Lions. The third-round sophomore finishes the season with 20 total tackles and one and a half sacks.

Category: Game Recaps

Kentrell Brice recorded eight total tackles (all solo) in the Packers' Week 17 loss to the Detroit Lions.

Fantasy Impact: Brice, who started his season on a high-note with a sack and nine tackles, finally got back on track in time to finish the season with a good taste in his mouth. Brice finishes the season with 49 total tackles and a sack.

Category: Game Recaps

Tony Brown recorded nine total tackles (seven solo) in the Packers' loss to the Detroit Lions in Week 17.

Fantasy Impact: A good ending to the year for Brown, who was signed to the Packers' active roster on September 29th. The rookie finishes the season with 34 total tackles with 32 coming in the final seven weeks.

Category: Game Recaps

Blake Martinez recorded 12 total tackles (six solo) in the Packers' loss to the Detroit Lions in Week 17.

Fantasy Impact: After back-to-back weeks with seven tackles, Martinez managed to put together another double-digit tackle outing in the final game of the season. Martinez finishes the season with 144 total tackles and five sacks.

Category: Game Recaps

Mason Crosby did not get a chance to score on Sunday as the Packers were shutout 31-0 by the Lions in Week 17.

Fantasy Impact: Crosby finished the season making 30-of-37 field goal attempts and 34-of-36 extra-point tries. He will remain a solid fantasy kicker with Aaron Rodgers running the offense.

Category: Game Recaps

J'Mon Moore had one reception for five yards on two targets during the 31-0 loss to the Lions in Week 17.

Fantasy Impact: Moore ended his rookie year with just two receptions for 15 yards. Despite being the highest WR drafted by the Packers last year he was bypassed by Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Equanimeous St. Brown, not to mention Jake Kumerow on the depth chart. Moore will need a good offseason to remain on the roster and make any type of impact in his second season.

Category: Game Recaps

Kapri Bibbs got his first playing time since being picked up by the Packers and posted a two-yard carry to go along with three receptions for 13 yards on five targets in Week 17.

Fantasy Impact: Bibbs got a brief look for the Packers late in the game in the blowout loss to end the season. He will likely not have fantasy value next season depending on his landing spot.

Category: Game Recaps