|Jets sign C.J. Spiller -- Wed Nov 2 9:07 pm --|
New York waives Knile Davis a day after claiming him off waivers
|FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) -- The New York Jets hope C.J. Spiller can help boost their backfield with some speed and versatility.
The veteran running back was officially signed Wednesday, and the Jets waived running back Knile Davis a day after claiming him off waivers.
FF Today's Take: After being jettisoned by the Seahawks, C.J. Spiller will add some much needed depth behind Matt Forte and Bilal Powell. Meanwhile, Knile Davis's fantasy prospects are back on the decline after being let go by two teams in one week.
|Packers dump Knile Davis -- Mon Oct 31 5:35 pm --|
Traded to Green Bay less than two weeks ago
|The Packers need running back help -- but they don't need Knile Davis. The team on Monday released the veteran runner less than two weeks after acquiring Davis from the Kansas City Chiefs, the team announced. A source informed of the situation told NFL Network's Mike Garafolo that the compensation conditions of the trade ultimately were not met, so the Packers will not have to give up anything to the Chiefs. (NFL.com)|
FF Today's Take: The fact Davis wasn't long for Green Bay isn't overly surprising, but the fact the team parted ways so quickly given its current running back situation makes it a bit more so. The move suggests the team must be confident both Ty Montgomery and Randall Cobb will be ready for Week 9 and also feels good about James Starks making it back in another week or so. Davis should be able to latch onto another team (possibly even Kansas City), but he's going to remain well off the fantasy radar.
| Don Jackson likely to start Week 7 vs. Bears -- Thu Oct 20 1:50 pm --|
Eddie Lacy expected to miss most of regular season
|The Packers will determine later if Eddie Lacyís season is over. But tonight, newly promoted RB Don Jackson will be the main back. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)|
FF Today's Take: Owners can pretty much stick a fork into the impending free agent for 2016 as IR will keep him out until late into December. Even though the Packers traded for Knile Davis on Tuesday, Jackson is the right choice to start against the Bears if only because he has been around the team and should know the offense. Ty Montgomery, Knile Davis and perhaps even Randall Cobb might get some backfield work, so Jackson is a desperation start at best tonight. Davis is the better long-term bet, however.
| Eddie Lacy headed to IR, ankle surgery -- Thu Oct 20 1:45 pm --|
Don Jackson expected to be activated from practice squad
|Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy needs ankle surgery and will be placed on injured reserve, a source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter on Thursday. The Packers are unsure if Lacy will miss the remainder of the season, the source said. (ESPN)|
FF Today's Take: The Packers are expected to promote Don Jackson from the practice squad in time for tonight's game against the Bears. Lacy can be dropped from re-draft leagues once he officially goes on IR. Expect Ty Montgomery and Knile Davis to handle most of the work in the backfield tonight with Davis possessing more upside moving forward.
| Lacy misses practice Tuesday -- Tue Oct 18 2:30 pm --|
Status for Thursday up in the air
|Eddie Lacy didn't practice Tuesday, and a source told @Edwerderespn , "I can't see him playing'' Thursday against the Bears. (ESPN)|
FF Today's Take: The Packers traded for Knile Davis today and it's not out of the question for him to be the main ball carrier for the Packers on Thursday given the injuries at the position.