Ty Montgomery - RBPosted 7/23/17 5:52pm ET
Green Bay Packers RB Ty Montgomery should double his 77 rushing attempts from a year ago, according to Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com.
Huddle Up: Durability could be a concern for the former receiver, but he has been bulking up this offseason to prepare for a bigger role. He has RB2 potential, especially in PPR formats.
Jamaal Williams - RBPosted 7/21/17 9:30pm ET
Green Bay Packers RB Jamaal Williams said he 'likes to bruise' and believes he can help wear down defenses in the third and fourth quarters of games.
Huddle Up: Williams could be a nice complement to Ty Montgomery, especially if he earns carries near the goal line. He is worth scooping up in the later rounds.
Jamaal Williams - RBPosted 7/20/17 10:14am ET
Green Bay Packers rookie RB Jamaal Williams will begin training camp as the No. 2 running back behind RB Ty Montgomery, according to running backs coach Ben Sirmans.
Huddle Up: Williams is one of the more promising rookie running backs heading into 2017. Montgomery played well as a running back last year, so Williams will really have to prove himself in order to see significant playing time. Use a late-round pick on the rookie and possibly an earlier selection for those who own Montgomery.
Jordy Nelson - WRPosted 7/19/17 7:33am ET
Green Bay Packers WR Jordy Nelson ran nearly half of his routes from the slot and the perimeter in the final 10 games last season. In 181 routes run from the slot, according to Pro Football Focus, Nelson led the NFL with 2.75 yards per route.
Huddle Up: Nelson dipped to 13.0 yards per reception last season, but he still produced a 97-1,257-14 year. He's 32 now, and this role in the slot could be his norm. It might be tough for him to return to the 1,500-yard plateau, but with good health, he could eclipse the 100-catch mark for the first time in his career. He doesn't have much upside at this stage, but he's still a low-end WR1 candidate.
Randall Cobb - WRPosted 7/19/17 7:46am ET
Green Bay Packers WR Randall Cobb still has the team's belief in him after his three-touchdown performance in the wild-card game against the New York Giants. 'I think you saw him in those playoff games,' wide receivers coach Luke Getsy said, 'and he wasn't even totally healthy, and you saw who he is. He's an impactful guy. You take the Giants game early in the year, and it's third-and-long, and we throw the ball way short of the sticks and he's the only guy on the football team that makes that play for us.'
Huddle Up: Cobb has battled injuries two seasons in a row, and he slumped to a 60-610-4 line last season. He morphed into a short-route receiver, and maybe that's what he's ultimately used as in order to keep him healthy. He's still just 27 in August, and it's still possible he returns to the WR2 fray. However, taking him as anything more than a WR3 simply adds too much risk.
Geronimo Allison - WRPosted 7/19/17 7:54am ET
Green Bay Packers WR Geronimo Allison was compared to former New Orleans Saints WR Marques Colston as a big, powerful receiver, according to one scout.
Huddle Up: Allison had eight grabs for 157 yards and a touchdown in the final two games of the regular season. The problem for him, though, is the glut of options ahead of him, and the team said they want to utilize the tight end position more. He's worth consideration as a WR5 flyer, but he may need an injury to have fantasy merit.
Davante Adams - WRPosted 7/19/17 7:49am ET
Green Bay Packers WR Davante Adams is entering the final year of his rookie contract in 2017. His 12 touchdowns tied for fourth in the NFL last season.
Huddle Up: Adams is plenty motivated to prove he's a No. 1 receiver, and with Jordy Nelson aging and Randall Cobb's injury propensity and a down year in 2016, it's a pivotal year for Adams and the team. What's clear is Aaron Rodgers leans on Nelson first, and Adams is in the mix with everyone else. He's a high-end WR3 target, but it may be tough to select him as such.
Jordy Nelson - WRPosted 7/11/17 5:10pm ET
Green Bay Packers WR Jordy Nelson recorded a league-high 29 targets inside the red zone last year, including an NFL-best 15 inside the 10.
Huddle Up: In each of his last three healthy seasons (2013, 2014 and 2016), Nelson has seen at least 22 targets inside the red zone and 11 inside the 10. Last year, his 11 touchdowns inside the 20 and nine scores inside the 10 were each the best marks in the league by three. The arrival of Martellus Bennett is probably going to bring those totals down to pre-2016 levels, but there's no question the 32-year-old will remain Aaron Rodgers go-to guy. Nelson remains a solid WR1 in all leagues.
Martellus Bennett - TEPosted 7/11/17 8:02pm ET
Green Bay Packers TEs Andrew Quarless (13) and Richard Rodgers (14) ranked among the team's top three players in red zone targets in 2014 in 2015, respectively, before Jared Cook's injury-plagued 2016 campaign ruined the streak. Martellus Bennett signed a three-year, $21 million contract to be the team's top tight end in the offseason.
Huddle Up: There seems to be a notion Aaron Rodgers doesn't throw to his tight ends nearly enough, but owners need to keep in mind the last time he had someone as talented as Bennett was when Jermichael Finley was healthy in 2011. Bennett is being drafted like a low-end TE1, but he has arguably the best shot among tight ends drafted after the first four or five rounds to compete with the likes of Rob Gronkowski, Travis Kelce and Jordan Reed.
Aaron Rodgers - QBPosted 6/29/17 8:36pm ET
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers said the additions of TE Martellus Bennett and TE Lance Kendricks give the offense more flexibility to run two-tight end sets. 'Both guys can put their hand on the ground and go and block guys really well but also add that dimension in the passing game,' Rodgers said.
Huddle Up: Bennett should headline the tight end group, and he is probably the best tight end Rodgers will have worked with. He should be able to produce TE1 numbers in Green Bay's potent passing attack.
Randall Cobb - WRPosted 6/8/17 10:13am ET
Green Bay Packers WR Randall Cobb will receive more touches this season if head coach Mike McCarthy gets his way. Wide receivers coach Luke Getsy agrees. 'When you have a guy like him that's so dynamic with the football in his hands? you've got to get him the football,' Getsy said.
Huddle Up: Cobb played third fiddle to Jordy Nelson and Davante Adams last year, but he remains a dynamic playmaker in the slot for Green Bay. He's easily a weekly flex option and has WR3 appeal, if not more.
Aaron Rodgers - QBPosted 6/6/17 4:49pm ET
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers said his impending contract will take care of itself, adding that he's not worried about not being the highest-paid quarterback in the NFL. Rodgers said he's going to continue to make himself an 'indispensable' part of the Packers' roster. 'When you do that, when your time comes up to get a contract, you usually get a contract extension.
Huddle Up: Rodgers is arguably the best quarterback in the NFL, and he plays like it year after year. While drafting quarterbacks early isn't always the most economical fantasy strategy, Rodgers can and should be taken in earlier rounds.
Jordy Nelson - WRPosted 6/4/17 8:49pm ET
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers had a 117.7 passer rating when targeting WR Jordy Nelson last year, the highest mark for any receiver in the NFL.
Huddle Up: Nelson also led the league in touchdowns last year, and he should be a dependable WR1 again this season as the go-to target for one of the NFL's best quarterbacks.
Jamaal Williams - RBPosted 6/1/17 10:08am ET
Green Bay Packers RB Jamaal Williams signed his four-year rookie deal Thursday, June 1. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Huddle Up: Green Bay's starting running back job is Ty Montgomery's to lose, but don't count out Williams in the long haul. Williams has an NFL physique and the determination to succeed at the next level. For those who draft Montgomery, Williams makes sense as a mid- to late-round handcuff.
Ty Montgomery - RBPosted 5/31/17 7:59pm ET
Green Bay Packers RB Ty Montgomery is now weighing in at 220 pounds, which is by design to better suit him as a full-time starting running back. He was lifting more over the offseason to gain more muscle.
Huddle Up: Montgomery's transformation from wide receiver to running back was one of the most fascinating fantasy football storylines from a year ago, and based on the work ethic he's displayed throughout the offseason, it looks like this seamless transition may continue. Montgomery provided solid production during his first taste of being a tailback and considering the offense he plays in, the former receiver may be targeted by many owners as a RB2 in drafts.
Martellus Bennett - TEPosted 5/29/17 1:25pm ET
Green Bay Packers TE Martellus Bennett has made it a priority to get to know QB Aaron Rodgers this offseason. Bennett said he's had a lot of conversations with his new quarterback and has really made an effort to simply befriend Rodgers. 'I'm just trying to do my job, make sure I can keep up with [my teammates], Bennett said. 'They've been doing a good job for so long, I'm just trying to get in where I fit in right now.'
Huddle Up: Bennett played well behind and in place of Rob Gronkowski last year, finishing as a TE1 when he wasn't even technically a starter. As the clear frontrunner to start at tight end with Rodgers throwing his way, Bennett is in a prime spot to make it to TE1 territory again.
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.
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