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  • Christian Watson Still Not Practicing

    Green Bay Packers rookie second-round wide receiver Christian Watson (knee) continues to be sidelined at training camp as he recovers from offseason knee surgery. With Watson sidelined, rookie fourth-rounder Romeo Doubs has really stepped up in practices and has impressed quarterback Aaron Rodgers will consistent "wow" plays. The Packers are hoping to get Watson back on the field next week, but he's missing crucial repetitions to gain chemistry with Rodgers, who is notorious for being hard on rookie pass-catchers. The 23-year-old still has time to get ready before the start of the regular season, but all the time missed so far makes it more likely that he won't be a consistent producer early in the 2022 season.

    Aug 10 · Source via Packers Christian Watson
  • Aaron Rodgers Hasn't Violated NFL's Drug Policy

    Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers' use of the hallucinogenic drink ayahuasca during an offseason retreat isn't considered a violation of the league's drug policy. Rodgers said he went on an ayahuasca retreat to Peru in 2020 before the third of his four MVP seasons. It's defined as a psychoactive beverage native to South America and is often used for religious, ritualistic or medicinal purposes. Rodgers said the retreat gave him "a deep and meaningful appreciation for life" and added that "I came back and knew I was never going to be the same." The 38-year-old finished as the QB8 in fantasy last year and will be a first-ballot Hall of Famer when all is said and done. However, with All-Pro receiver Davante Adams now with the Raiders, Rodgers ceiling and floor will be lower in 2022.

    Aug 9 · Source via Packers Aaron Rodgers
  • Elgton Jenkins Likely To Stay On PUP List To Start Regular Season

    The offseason rumors of Elgton Jenkins‘ return not transpiring until at least October are looking likelier to be true. The Pro Bowl offensive lineman is likely to begin the season on the reserve/PUP list, Matt Schneidman of The Athletic notes (subscription required). Players currently on teams’ active/PUP lists have until August 23 to be activated. […]

    Aug 8 · Pro Football Rumors Packers
  • Aaron Rodgers Won't Play In Preseason Opener

    Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers won't play in the team's preseason opener on Friday against the San Francisco 49ers. Head coach Matt LaFleur said that Jordan Love will get the start. It's not a big surprise that the 38-year-old future Hall of Famer will be rested in the team's first preseason game, especially after he didn't play at all in the preseason last fall. The Packers are considering giving Rodgers some repetitions in the final preseason game on Aug. 25 against the Kansas City Chiefs this year. With All-Pro receiver Davante Adams gone, Rodgers' fantasy stock has fallen quite a bit to the low-end QB1/high-end QB2 range for the 2022 season.

    Aug 8 · Source via Packers Aaron Rodgers
  • Darnell Savage Suffers Hamstring Injury

    Green Bay Packers starting safety Darnell Savage (hamstring) suffered a hamstring injury during the team's traditional "Family Night" practice at Lambeau Field on Friday. The former first-round pick in 2019 said he doesn't "think it's a concern." "It's a fast-people injury. Some of those things you can't avoid. I'll just handle it the right way and listen to those guys back there and I'll be all right." The 25-year-old finished his third NFL season in 2021 with 63 tackles (48 solo), two interceptions and nine passes defensed in 17 regular season starts. The Packers defense is a strong suit for them heading into the 2022 season, and they might have their best defensive unit since they won the Super Bowl in 2010.

    Aug 6 · Source via Packers Darnell Savage Jr.
  • Romeo Doubs Could Have Increased Role

    Green Bay Packers wide receiver Romeo Doubs has reportedly been impressing the organization. Peter King believes the fourth-round rookie is going to have a prominent role early in Green Bay. That could be true given the fact that Aaron Rodgers said Doubs has shined in training camp. Doubs is currently getting first-team reps and it sounds like he's making the most of his opportunities. He could be a decent late-round target given the fact Green Bay doesn't have many impact receivers.

    Aug 6 · Source via Packers Romeo Doubs
  • Romeo Doubs Impressing Aaron Rodgers

    Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers typically doesn't gush over rookie wide receivers, but Romeo Doubs has made quite the impression on the veteran QB during training camp so far this summer. Rodgers said he likes Doubs' approach and that he's very humble. The 22-year-old is getting a lot of opportunities to show his stuff with veteran Sammy Watkins (hamstring) and fellow rookie Christian Watson (knee) sidelined with injuries. Rodgers said that Doubs has made some mental mistakes, which should be expected, but he's also had at least one "wow" play in every practice. It's high praise for the rookie, who could open his first NFL season with a substantial role in the offense behind Allen Lazard and Randall Cobb with Davante Adams now in Las Vegas.

    Aug 4 · Source via Packers Aaron Rodgers
  • Aaron Jones, AJ Dillon Not Expected To Play In Preseason Opener

    Green Bay Packers head coach Matt LaFleur said that he doesn't expect running backs Aaron Jones and AJ Dillon to play in the team's first preseason game against the San Francisco 49ers on Friday, Aug. 12. And with Patrick Taylor dinged up in training camp, it will present a big opportunity for Iowa undrafted free-agent running back Tyler Goodson. A lot of teams will be resting their stars in the first preseason game, so fantasy managers shouldn't read anything into it. Dillon ate into more of Jones' workload toward the end of last season and should remain heavily involved on the ground again in 2022, but Jones could see more targets through the air with All-Pro receiver Davante Adams now in Las Vegas. Jones should remain a top-10 fantasy RB target in fantasy drafts, while Dillon should be considered a low-end RB2/high-end RB3 with upside.

    Aug 4 · Source via Packers Aaron Jones AJ Dillon
  • Christian Watson Won't Be Rushed Back

    Green Bay Packers wide receiver Christian Watson (knee) doesn't have a return date. However, while general manager Brian Gutekunst reported that he isn't "overly concerned" with the rookie missing time during training camp, the team won't rush him back either. After totaling 43 catches for 801 yards and seven touchdowns throughout his final year at North Dakota State, Watson now resides on the PUP list. As a result, there's a good chance he won't make an immediate impact in 2022-23, although there is still plenty of dynasty attractiveness and late-season redraft appeal, assuming he gets healthy enough to take the field.

    Aug 3 · Source via Packers Christian Watson
  • How Allen Lazard will try to fill the shoes of Davante Adams

    Filling the void won't be up to just one person, but Lazard will be looked upon to take a major step up in production.

    Aug 1 · ESPN Packers Allen Lazard
  • Aaron Jones Could See More Targets

    Green Bay Packers wide receiver Allen Lazard will be the team's No. 1 receiver with Davante Adams now in Las Vegas, but that doesn't mean Lazard will see 100-plus targets in 2022. ESPN's Rob Demovsky wouldn't be surprised if running back Aaron Jones gets a bigger share of aerial targets after he ranked second on the team in targets last year with 65. The Packers also want to get AJ Dillon on the field more often, so perhaps the team moves Jones around to get him the ball in space more often. Jones is still a top-10 fantasy RB, but Dillon's emergence might have some fantasy managers hesitant to pull the trigger on Jones. The 27-year-old should be more attractive in PPR formats after finishing the 2021 season as the RB13 with 799 rushing yards and four touchdowns on 171 carries, while adding 52 receptions for 391 yards and six more scores.

    Aug 1 · Source via Packers Aaron Jones
  • Aaron Rodgers Happy With His Receivers

    Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers seems to be happy with his group of wide receivers in training camp after the team traded away All-Pro Davante Adams in the offseason. "I like the guys that we got," Rodgers said Saturday. "Obviously not having Davante, who took the lion's share of the targets last year and had an incredible season, there's gonna be the same amount of balls and yards and touchdowns to go around. So now it's a matter of who's going to be in those situations to make those plays." Allen Lazard, who finished with eight touchdowns in 2021, is expected to step into the No. 1 role this year. Rookies Christian Watson (knee), currently on the Physically Unable to Perform list, and Romeo Doubs should also have big roles right away.

    Jul 31 · Source via Packers Aaron Rodgers
  • Romeo Doubs Looks NFL-Ready

    Green Bay Packers rookie fourth-round wide receiver Romeo Doubs has looked NFL-ready early in training camp. Doubs was the star of the second practice day when he caught an eight-yard touchdown pass on a fade from quarterback Aaron Rodgers over cornerback Eric Stokes. Winning jump balls is a good way to gain Rodgers' trust, and Doubs also beat veteran linebacker De'Vondre Campbell for another red-zone TD on a drag route. Meanwhile, second-round rookie Christian Watson (knee) sits on the sidelines while recovering from a knee injury. There is opportunity in Green Bay's receiver room with Davante Adams, Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Equanimeous St. Brown all gone, so Doubs will be an interesting player to watch as training camp unfolds.

    Jul 29 · Source via Packers Romeo Doubs
  • Sammy Watkins Ready To Practice

    Green Bay Packers wide receiver Sammy Watkins (hamstring) sounds ready to practice on Friday at training camp, and head coach Matt LaFleur said the plan is to take Watkins off the Non-Football Injury list. It's good news for the 29-year-old veteran pass-catcher as he looks to gain chemistry with quarterback Aaron Rodgers in his first season in Green Bay. There's a lot of opportunity for the Packers receivers in 2022 with Davante Adams, Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Equanimeous St. Brown all gone. Allen Lazard figures to be Rodgers' top target in the passing game, but Watkins has a chance to earn a big role. Until Watkins proves he can stay healthy and produce on a weekly basis, though, most fantasy managers will avoid him in drafts this fall.

    Jul 29 · Source via Packers Sammy Watkins
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