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|The tight position in Green Bay was a fantasy wasteland after the loss of Jermichael Finley in Week 7. Barring his miraculous return, there probably won't be a TE1 or TE2 to emerge from this logjam position in 2014.
Typically counted on as a quality blocker at the edge or attack, Andrew Quarless was pressed into receiver duty because of the serious neck injury suffered by Finley. As you can see by his No. 40 final ranking, he didn't exactly burn up the stat sheet. His familiarity with the system and new contract give him a leg up in the battle with second-year man Brandon Bostick and rookie third-round pick Richard Rodgers. His injury history – an ACL tear in 2012 and missing all offseason work thus far in 2014 – and athletic limitations don't make him a very attractive fantasy option.
Bostik, the former college wide receiver, offers athletic upside, but broke his foot late last year and is still working his way back into condition.
Rodgers, the third-round pick from Cal, averaged a wide-receiver-like 15.5 yards-per-catch and is in his final season with the Golden Bears. He offers the best glimmer of hope for fantasy owners. Recent reports indicate that he has been playing well in OTAs. Should he prove to be a capable blocker, he could emerge from the pack as the starter and might be worth keeping an eye on.
| Packers' TE Brandon Bostick out Week 1|
Richard Rodgers will get the start
By: Mike Krueger | Wed Sep 3, 3:30 pm
|The Green Bay Packers completed practice Wednesday before their scheduled flight to Seattle and released their final injury report for Week 1. TE Brandon Bostick (leg) - DNP - OUT (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)|
FFToday's Take: Rookie Richard Rodgers is expected to get the start and share tight end duties with Andrew Quarless. Neither is an ideal fantasy play given the Week 1 depth at the tight end position. Fantasy owners should let this situation play itself out before committing one of the Green Bay tight ends to a starting lineup.
| Packers tight end Lyeria has torn MCL, PCL|
Knee injury occured in early August
By: Mike Krueger | Thu Aug 14, 7:30 am
|Rookie free agent Colt Lyerla, who is out indefinitely with a torn medial collateral ligament and a torn posterior cruciate ligament in his right knee, was asked if he'd like to return as a fullback rather than a tight end. "I wouldn't want to be, but I think I could be," replied Lyerla. "I guess it would depend on the offense." (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)|
FFToday's Take: Lyeria is likely headed for the IR or will be released with an injury settlement. The Packers tight end situation is shaping up to be a committee with Brandon Bostick, Richard Rodgers and Andrew Quarless all in the mix. Fantasy owners would be wise to avoid this situation come draft day until a frontrunner becomes apparent.