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Tue, 21 Jun 2016 16:35:52 -0700
Green Bay Packers LB Sam Barrington (foot) said it has taken an "immense amount of patience" to rehabilitate from a serious foot injury he suffered last season. Barrington said he used the time off to find ways to get better. The expected starting middle linebacker is still focusing on growing as a player. Barrington acknowledged that whether or not he starts will be based on if he prepares himself the right way.
Mon, 20 Jun 2016 22:15:57 -0700
Green Bay Packers QB Brett Hundley has the potential to be a "solid starter" in the National Football League, according to quarterbacks coach Alex Van Pelt. He has drawn praise within the organization for his competitiveness.
Fantasy Tip: Hundley obviously will be carrying a clipboard for a while, as long as he remains in Green Bay behind Aaron Rodgers. He is only worth fantasy attention in long-term keeper formats.
Mon, 20 Jun 2016 13:36:35 -0700
Green Bay Packers WR Jared Abbrederis showed exemplary route-running this offseason, according to head coach Mike McCarthy. McCarthy also praised the receiver's coverage recognition, breaking points and weight loss as high points. "He plays the position technically and fundamentally at a very high level," McCarthy added.
Fantasy Tip: Abbrederis will likely still be playing behind Jordy Nelson, Randall Cobb and Davante Adams, as long as those three are still healthy. Abbrederis is only worth a look as a WR5 even with the great showing so far this offseason.
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Wed, 15 Jun 2016 19:47:11 -0700
Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy worked out with P90X founder Tony Horton after the season, and Horton estimated Lacy lost 15 to 20 pounds during the workouts. Running backs coach Ben Sirmans said this week that Lacy might again work with Horton leading up to training camp. "I'm hopeful," Sirmans said. "The information I got from what people have told me, it's helped him. So you always want to be able to do things that help people. I hope he'll do it." After offseason workouts, head coach Mike McCarthy said Lacy still had work to do.
Fantasy Tip: Lacy's fitness and weight was an issue last season, and while he has made strides he still has work to do. He was a giant disappointment for fantasy owners last season, and while he showed glimpses of brilliance, overall his numbers were not even close to early-round fantasy production. This season he could be a steal in the range of Rounds 3 through 6, especially if he whips himself into shape and produces to his capabilities.
Wed, 15 Jun 2016 19:46:16 -0700
Green Bay Packers WR Trevor Davis has been showing well on special teams. But his contributions may be more wide-ranging than originally expected. "It's been impressive watching what he's done not only as a returner," special teams coach Ron Zook said. "He's come in and we've really worked him as a gunner, for example, on the punt team and as a corner holding up and (on the) kickoff team covering."
Wed, 15 Jun 2016 16:53:26 -0700
Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said he would not be averse to attempting a two-point conversion after every touchdown this season. McCarthy believes having QB Aaron Rodgers as their quarterback would give the Packers more of an advantage for two-point attempts.
Fantasy Tip: It may be more common for more prolific scoring offenses to start going for more two-point conversions this season. If Green Bay does implement this strategy, then Mason Crosby's fantasy value would naturally decrease. For now, though, Crosby is still comfortably in the PK1 conversation.
Wed, 15 Jun 2016 16:43:50 -0700
Green Bay Packers WR Jeff Janis has been receiving first-team repetitions with the kickoff return team. That could change when WR Ty Montgomery (ankle) returns, but Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press-Gazette doesn't believe it will.
Fantasy Tip: Janis and Montgomery have little fantasy relevance right now with Jordy Nelson, Randall Cobb and Davante Adams ahead of them. They can continue to be avoided in fantasy drafts.
Tue, 14 Jun 2016 09:23:25 -0700
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers and other select veterans have been excused from mandatory minicamp this week by head coach Mike McCarthy. WRs Randall Cobb and Jordy Nelson were also included in that group. "The approach is different than the past," McCarthy said. "So, it's obviously tailored toward the younger players." QB Brett Hundley will get most of the work with what is left of the No. 1 offense.
Fantasy Tip: The Packers are playing in the Hall of Fame Game this preseason, so their training camp will begin a week earlier in July than it did a year ago. McCarthy wants to make sure his veterans are well rested. Rodgers remains an elite fantasy QB worth taking in the early rounds, especially since he'll have a healthy Nelson to throw to in 2016.
Mon, 06 Jun 2016 22:17:31 -0700
Green Bay Packers TE Jared Cook (foot) is nursing a foot injury, but the team is not concerned about his outlook heading into the season. "Jared Cook, we have no long-term concern with his situation. It will be good to have him back," head coach Mike McCarthy said Monday, June 6.
Fantasy Tip: The injury to Cook's foot, as well as the presence of Richard Rodgers, limits the fantasy appeal of Cook, even in an offense with Aaron Rodgers. It might take an injury to Richard Rodgers before Cook is worth a look across the board in fantasy.
Mon, 06 Jun 2016 22:16:30 -0700
Green Bay Packers WR Jeff Janis received praise from head coach Mike McCarthy about his work during organized team activities (OTAs). "Jeff Janis is doing a lot of good things. He just needs to continue to progress through the fundamentals of the position," McCarthy said Monday, June 6. "Special teams he had an excellent last year last year, graded out as one of our top players. I'd like to see him that that same step as a wide receiver."
Fantasy Tip: Janis has plenty of company at the receiver position, so wait and see how he performs in training camp and the preseason before taking a chance on him on draft day. It might take an injury or two to open up a key role for Janis on offense.
Mon, 06 Jun 2016 22:15:50 -0700
Green Bay Packers LB Blake Martinez has benefitted from the absence of LB Sam Barrington (foot). "I think he looks very comfortable. I think he's done a real nice job transitioning from the base defense to the sub defense. Very bright, quick. He definitely is a very instinctive player," head coach Mike McCarthy said Monday, June 6.
Mon, 06 Jun 2016 22:14:59 -0700
Green Bay Packers CB Quinten Rollins (finger) suffered a dislocated finger during organized team activities (OTAs) last month. A tiny, white speck of bone tore through the skin in his right hand. "Caught a helmet," Rollins said. "I don't know. It just happened so fast." He still isn't catching passes and probably will not until training camp, but he is making progress.
Mon, 06 Jun 2016 16:24:59 -0700
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers said he has removed dairy from his diet in hopes that it will help him stay healthy and extend his career. He said he weighs around 218 pounds at this point, which is his lightest weight since 2007. "I think that's how I can extend my career, if I can eat a little bit better. Because it carries over not just in the offseason, but what you're eating the night before the game and what you're eating in the morning and the afternoon — if it's a night game — just how that it affects your performance," Rodgers said.
Fantasy Tip: Rodgers finished the 2015 season with 3,821 yards and 31 touchdowns and will have Jordy Nelson back from his injury. Rodgers should be a No. 1 quarterback in all leagues as long as he stays healthy.
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