Ty Montgomery - RBPosted 5/24/17 8:42am ET
Green Bay Packers RB Ty Montgomery has a better understanding of the mental aspect of being a running back and admitted that he ran a lot on instincts last season. 'I was running a lot on instincts. I knew where I was supposed to be going, but it was instinct,' Montgomery said. 'Now, I know techniques. I know rotations and linebacker positions, and fronts and understanding gap rules and what the defense is supposed to be doing. Now when I get out there, I know my reads and my aiming points and I can just add that to my instincts. I'm excited to do that.'
Huddle Up: Montgomery averaged 5.9 yards per carry over 77 attempts last season in what was a miraculous transformation on the fly. He'll be prepared this season, but so will opposing defenses. He has potential as a midrange RB3, and his obvious receiving skills are a plus for PPR leagues.
Christine Michael - RBPosted 5/1/17 10:12am ET
Green Bay Packers RB Christine Michael was released Monday, May 1.
Huddle Up: Along with Don Jackson's release, this greatly improves the likelihood rookies Jamaal Williams, Aaron Jones and/or Devante Mays make the roster. Williams has the most value given his size and complementary skill set to that of Ty Montgomery. Think RB4 range.
Jamaal Williams - RBPosted 4/29/17 10:39am ET
The Green Bay Packers selected BYU RB Jamaal Williams at No. 134 in the 2017 NFL Draft Saturday, April 29.
Huddle Up: It is believed Williams will compete right away with Don Jackson and Christine Michael for a role in the backfield. Given Williams' size of 6-foot, 212 pounds, he could be the thunder to Ty Montgomery's lightning. Watch Williams during training camp and preseason play for clarity on his fantasy role. He could surprise as a fringe flex choice.
Ty Montgomery - RBPosted 4/29/17 6:16pm ET
Green Bay Packers RB Ty Montgomery is still the starting running back, head coach Mike McCarthy said Saturday, April 29.
Huddle Up: The Packers drafted Jamaal Williams in the fourth round, and he could serve as the power back and potentially take away Montgomery's touches near the goal line. Still, Montgomery possesses explosive speed, and he is no worse than a flex play as long as he is receiving regular touches out of the backfield.
Ty Montgomery - RBPosted 3/30/17 11:38am ET
Green Bay Packers RB Ty Montgomery has been given a vote of confidence from head coach Mike McCarthy. McCarthy believes Montgomery has the ability to be a No. 1 running back after transitioning to the position from wide receiver last year. 'He's a very talented young man, very bright, obviously understands the whole perimeter part of the offense now, so his utilization and the variation that he gives us as far as alignments and assignments and the different things that he can do will definitely benefit us as far as our offensive scheme,' McCarthy said. 'He just needs to have a great offseason, but this is a big opportunity for him.'
Huddle Up: Montgomery proved himself to be a capable starting NFL running back in 2016. He averaged 5.9 yards per carry in the regular season and even ran for two touchdowns in the postseason. There probably won't be much of a learning curve left for Montgomery, if there ever was one, so drafting him as an RB2 or RB3 is sensible.
Aaron Rodgers - QBPosted 3/24/17 6:21pm ET
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers said he expects the offense to be 'really tough to stop' in 2017.
Huddle Up: After a slow start to last season, Rodgers caught fire and ended up leading the NFL in touchdown passes. He is should be one of the first quarterbacks off the board in drafts.
Jared Cook - TEPosted 3/16/17 7:52pm ET
Oakland Raiders TE Jared Cook said his plan is to 'make plays and catch touchdowns' for his new team.
Huddle Up: Cook has the most upside among Oakland's tight ends, but consistent production has always been an issue. Even if he starts, he should be drafted as a TE2.
Eddie Lacy - RBPosted 3/15/17 11:06am ET
Updating previous reports, Seattle Seahawks RB Eddie Lacy has a $385,000 bonus related to his weight in his new contract.
Huddle Up: The Seahawks want Lacy to be weigh in the 240-pound range in 2017, but reports have indicated that he is over that weight at this point. Lacy likely will share work with Thomas Rawls and C.J. Prosise next season and probably should be considered a No. 3 or No. 4 running back in fantasy leagues.
Eddie Lacy - RBPosted 3/14/17 9:28am ET
Free-agent RB Eddie Lacy (Packers) will join the Seattle Seahawks on a one-year, $5.55 million deal Tuesday, March 14, according to a source. He will receive $3 million in guaranteed money.
Huddle Up: Lacy is on a 'prove it' deal in an offense that has a crowded backfield. His fantasy value is capped in the RB3/flex area, primarily due to his injury concerns and a likely time share.
Eddie Lacy - RBPosted 3/14/17 12:47pm ET
Seattle Seahawks RB Eddie Lacy's target weight will be in the 240s, according to head coach Pete Carroll. Carroll emphasized that Lacy has future money at stake with his one-year deal with the Seahawks.
Huddle Up: Basically, Lacy needs to lose some weight and stay at that playing weight in order to be effective and have a longer stay with the Seahawks. Thomas Rawls and C.J. Prosise give the Seahawks extra security at running back. Look for Rawls to be their primary running back, while Prosise serves in the third-down and change-of-pace role with Lacy running on short-yardage and goal-line situations. As for Lacy in particular, he's an RB3 to flex option at best.
Jared Cook - TEPosted 3/13/17 5:13pm ET
Free-agent TE Jared Cook (Packers) is scheduled to meet with the Seattle Seahawks, according to sources.
Huddle Up: Cook will have a new team this offseason and the Seahawks are his first visit. The Seahawks have Jimmy Graham on the roster but may want to use two tight ends in their passing game. Cook's value probably would drop a bit if he signs with Seattle but probably should be considered a low-end No. 1 tight end if he starts for a team.
Eddie Lacy - RBPosted 3/12/17 3:23pm ET
Free-agent RB Eddie Lacy (Packers) met with the Minnesota Vikings Sunday, March 12.
Huddle Up: The Vikings are looking for a new running back with Adrian Peterson no longer with the team. Lacy probably would share work with Jerick McKinnon if he decides to sign with the Vikings and would be a No. 3 or No. 4 running back in fantasy leagues.
Eddie Lacy - RBPosted 3/12/17 5:46pm ET
Free-agent RB Eddie Lacy (Packers) left his meeting with the Minnesota Vikings Sunday, March 12, without agreeing to a deal.
Huddle Up: Lacy continues to make the rounds, and he will eventually find a home. He will likely be slated for committee duty wherever he signs, but he should be worth grabbing as a low-end RB3 in case he returns to form.
Jared Cook - TEPosted 3/10/17 3:07pm ET
Free-agent TE Jared Cook (Packers) does not plan to re-sign with the Green Bay Packers, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Cook should be able to find a starting job with a team this offseason and can be a low-end No. 1 tight end depending on his team. Richard Rodgers appears to be the leading candidate to start for the Packers but is only a No. 2 fantasy tight end.
Eddie Lacy - RBPosted 3/9/17 2:17pm ET
Free-agent RB Eddie Lacy (Packers) is set to visit the Seattle Seahawks and Minnesota Vikings, according to a source.
Huddle Up: The Seahawks and Vikings have seemingly been in play for every notable free-agent runner so far, but neither team is likely to set the market. A return to the Green Bay Packers is very possible as well, although a deep running back draft class may keep all of these teams from going much over the minimum to acquire Lacy or any other veteran runner.
Jared Cook - TEPosted 3/5/17 9:09am ET
Impending free-agent TE Jared Cook (Packers) is still in talks with the Green Bay Packers about returning, but there hasn't been much progress because the franchise are 'being frugal', according to Bleacher Report's Jason Cole.
Huddle Up: It isn't overly surprising general manager Ted Thompson is taking this approach, as Cook is 30 years old with a long injury history and should be willing to accept a team-friendly contract in order to keep their Rodgers as his quarterback. Assuming Cook accepts a short-term deal with the Packers in the coming days, he could flirt with low-end TE1 status when healthy.
Eddie Lacy - RBPosted 2/28/17 5:54am ET
Updating previous reports, Green Bay Packers impending free-agent RB Eddie Lacy (ankle) had extensive surgery to repair a ligament in his ankle in October, he confirmed in a podcast with ESPN's Adam Schefter. 'I messed up my deltoid and widened the bone on my ankle, so I had to get two screws, two wires and a plate to fix it because I messed up my deltoid ligament,' Lacy said. 'That's the longest thing to heal. My healing process is 4-6 months, on the 26th (of February) it (was) the fourth month,' Lacy also said the Packers have been vocal about bringing him back.
Huddle Up: Lacy could still see some run with the Packers if he comes back in shape. However, it's tough to count on him as anything more than an RB3 in fantasy.
Eddie Lacy - RBPosted 2/23/17 3:44pm ET
Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy (ankle) ran publicly for the first time -- albeit in a pool during a rehab session at the University of Alabama -- since having ankle surgery a few months ago Thursday, Feb. 23.
Huddle Up: It looks like Lacy's injury that cost him 11 games of the 2016 season won't affect his status going into training camp. However, it remains to be seen where he'll end up, as the Packers may let him go into free agency. Lacy proved he can still be an effective starting running back, as he was averaging a career-high 5.1 yards per carry prior to going down with his ankle issue. His potential new situation will dictate where he should go in drafts next season.
Aaron Rodgers - QBPosted 2/21/17 2:14pm ET
In 2016, Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers became the fourth quarterback in NFL history to have multiple seasons of 40 or more touchdown passes.
Huddle Up: Peyton Manning, Dan Marino and Drew Brees are the other quarterbacks to accomplish the feat. Rodgers has been one of the most consistent and successful quarterbacks in NFL history, and he has shown no signs of slowing down either. There was more pressure on Rodgers with Eddie Lacy and James Starks sidelined for the better part of last season, but he was up to the task, as usual. As is the case every offseason, Rodgers should be one of the first quarterbacks taken in fantasy drafts.
Eddie Lacy - RBPosted 2/16/17 9:04pm ET
Green Bay Packers impending free-agent RB Eddie Lacy has been fined over the last couple of seasons for not making weight by head coach Mike McCarthy.
Huddle Up: Weight issues and injuries have plagued Lacy in recent years, and despite some upside, he has become tough for fantasy owners to trust. Don't count on him being more than a flex option in 2017.
Eddie Lacy - RBPosted 2/12/17 10:45am ET
Impending free-agent RB Eddie Lacy is expected to get a one-year deal worth about $2 million was plenty of incentives in free agency this offseason, according to the Green Bay Press-Gazette's Pete Dougherty.
Huddle Up: Dougherty received this information from an agent who has a client in the free-agent running back market, and it stands to reason. Lacy is a talented player, but weight struggles in each of the last two years has made it hard for the Green Bay Packers to trust him. It's hard to imagine Lacy landing a big contract anywhere else right now, so his best bet is probably to return to Green Bay on a prove-it deal. He'll be hard to trust as anything more than a flex option in fantasy, however.
Randall Cobb - WRPosted 2/10/17 7:05am ET
Green Bay Packers WR Randall Cobb is entering a make-or-break year in 2017, according to beat writer Rob Demovsky.
Huddle Up: Cobb's numbers have fallen two years in a row. Granted, he has battled through injuries both seasons. The Packers have a couple of options developing at the position, and Davante Adams is in his walk year. Cobb will be a WR3 option with upside in fantasy in what will be a year he needs to make a statement.
Aaron Rodgers - QBPosted 2/10/17 8:58pm ET
Green Bay Packers WR Davante Adams tied for second in the NFL with 12 touchdown receptions in 2016, and QB Aaron Rodgers said Adams was able to produce because he was finally healthy.
Huddle Up: Adams still has the occasional drop, but he proved to be a valuable weapon for the passing attack, especially in the red zone. At worst, he should be a high-end WR3 in 2017.
Jordy Nelson - WRPosted 2/4/17 5:12pm ET
Green Bay Packers WR Jordy Nelson was named the Associated Press Comeback Player of the Year Saturday, Feb. 4. He finished the year with 97 catches for 1,257 yards and 14 touchdowns.
Huddle Up: After missing all of last season recovering from knee surgery, Nelson led the NFL in receiving touchdowns. He is a WR1 in all formats heading into 2017.
Davante Adams - WRPosted 1/30/17 5:08pm ET
Green Bay Packers WR Davante Adams saw his drop rate go from 12.5 percent in 2015 to only 6.2 percent in 2016. He also led the team in gains of over 35 yards.
Huddle Up: Adams receiver a bigger role in the passing game this season because of injuries at the position and finished with 997 yards and 12 touchdowns. He probably will be the team's third receiver in 2017 and should be considered a No. 3 in most fantasy leagues.
Jordy Nelson - WRPosted 1/30/17 5:16pm ET
Green Bay Packers WR Jordy Nelson averaged 3.58 yards after the catch, which was his lowest average since his rookie season. He had either zero or minus yards after the catch on 41 of his 105 catches in 2016. He did finish with 15 touchdowns during the season.
Huddle Up: Nelson returned from a torn anterior cruciate ligament and was able to play in all 16 regular season games. He finished the regular season with 1,257 yards and 14 touchdowns and recorded 80 yards and one touchdown during the playoffs. Nelson should continue to be the main option in the passing game and can be a No. 1 receiver for fantasy owners in 2017.
Randall Cobb - WRPosted 1/30/17 5:09pm ET
Green Bay Packers WR Randall Cobb dropped only two of his 105 targets this season and led the team with a drop rate of 1.9 percent. Cobb also led the team with an average of 5.05 yards after the catch.
Huddle Up: Cobb dealt with an injury near the end of the season and was limited to 610 yards and four touchdowns during the regular season. He was able to post 260 yards and three touchdowns in three postseason games. Cobb will continue to be one of the team's starting receivers in 2017 and can be a No. 2 receiver in fantasy leagues.
Jared Cook - TEPosted 1/27/17 7:41pm ET
Green Bay Packers impending free-agent TE Jared Cook is one of the players who will be a priority during free agency, and the front office is expected to be more aggressive pursuing free agents this offseason.
Huddle Up: Cook hit his stride down the stretch, seeing at least eight targets in five of the final six games. If he re-signs with the Packers, he will have a chance to sneak into TE1 territory in 2017.
Ty Montgomery - WRPosted 1/26/17 8:48am ET
Green Bay Packers RB Ty Montgomery will remain at running back in 2017, according to head coach Mike McCarthy.
Huddle Up: The team will have to have someone to compete with him in the backfield, but the news actually perks his fantasy value. A return to receiver with the crowded roster would make it hard for him to make the squad. Montgomery is an RB3 option depending on what they do to supplement the position.
Eddie Lacy - RBPosted 1/26/17 10:44am ET
Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said he hopes impending free-agent RB Eddie Lacy re-signs with the Packers this offseason.
Huddle Up: Lacy was limited to five games this season because of injury and could consider testing the free-agent market since he may not be the starting running back if he returns to the Packers. Lacy could be a No. 3 or No. 4 back for fantasy owners depending on his role with a team in 2017.
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