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|Taken in the 2nd round of the 2011 draft, Cobb looked like a future stud after he took a kickoff back for a touchdown and caught a nifty 32 yard touchdown pass in the Packers opening game of the season. While he showcased his play-making ability in that game, it didnít change Green Bayís plans to limit his role and Cobb ended up finishing the season with just 31 targets, catching 25 passes for 375 yards and that one touchdown. Unfortunately for Cobb, the Packers re-signed aging veteran Donald Driver in the offseason and James Jones remains on the roster despite reports indicating that the team was considering moving him. As we noted last season, most 2nd round receivers end up getting a decent shot at playing time but thatís a difficult proposition when you play on a team with the deepest, most talented group of wide receivers in the league and one that also possesses a Pro Bowl quality tight end. While itís easy to love Cobbís game and potential, itís pretty much impossible to love his fantasy prospects for 2012. Heís waiver wire material this season but a solid prospect in dynasty formats.
| Jeff Janis has fracture in right hand -- Sat Aug 13 10:00 am --|
Could miss significant time
|Green Bay Packers receiver Jeff Janis could miss significant time the rest of this preseason because of the hand injury he suffered in practice on Wednesday.
According to a source, Janis sustained a fracture to at least one of the bones in his right hand.
Janis did not play in Friday's preseason game against the Cleveland Browns and was not seen on the sidelines during the game or in the locker room afterward. (ESPN)|
FF Today's Take: Janis has been tabbed as a potential breakout candidate by some fantasy pundits but this injury will cool his buzz. Outside of Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb, the next man up in the Packers receiving corps remains a work in progress. Davante Adams will get the first crack at earning the job.
|Nelson's injury limited Packers' playbook -- Wed Aug 10 4:37 pm --|
Rodgers comments on team's struggles to fill void last year
|With one of his favorite targets lost for the year, quarterback Aaron Rodgers was forced to run an attack that never found a suitable replacement for the subtle gifts Nelson brings to the game.
"No, it didn't surprise me," Rodgers said of Green Bay's inability to fill the void, per ESPN's Jason Wilde. "The thing that he does is, we have specific packages for him that just, we didn't have a guy who could fill those packages. And it was a lot of play-action stuff, where we're taking eight-man protection and taking shots down the field. And we didn't have a guy who could take that spot." Said Rodgers: "I thought that collectively we were going to be able to fill some of that void. But again, the stuff that he does is tough to teach, and that's why he's one of the best in the business."
FF Today's Take: Jordy Nelson is currently on the PUP list with knee tendonitis yet the team expects him to be fully healthy at the start of the season. He's a first round talent that will slip to the second round in most drafts. Better still, his return to the lineup will push everyone else down a spot on the depth chart. Randall Cobb and Davante Adams will have more space and of course Aaron Rodgers should "rebound" after seeing his stats dip in 2015.