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Jarrett Boykin (groin) will not play Thursday night.

Davante Adams' owners are jumping for joy that Boykin will not be able to play on Thursday night against the Vikings. He will handle the WR3 duties himself but it's not a great matchup, as the Vikings have been playing solid pass defense with their CB trio of Xavier Rhoders, Captain Munnerlyn, and Josh Robinson. There really is no value for Boykin right now except in deep fantasy leagues.
Analyst: Drew Phelps  View Profile

1 Oct, 01:53 PMSource

James Starks did not register a carry in the team’s Week 4 game, and head coach Mike McCarthy said that will change going forward. "James Starks should touch the football every single game," McCarthy said Tuesday. 

We've seen and heard all of this before with McCarthy. Starks will see some touches but not so much that Eddie Lacy owners need to be worried that he's either going to lose his job or even move into a committee situation. Obviously the two are different style runners, but if the issue is the offensive line, then neither is going to be overwhelmingly productive.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

1 Oct, 08:39 AMSource

WR Jarrett Boykin (groin), DT Josh Boyd (knee) and LB Sam Barrington (hamstring) didn't practice on Tuesday. 

All three are questionable for Thursday's game against the Vikings. Obviously you'd like to see Boykin back on the field, but with the short week this week, it's going to be fairly doubtful that any of them are ready.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

30 Sep, 04:40 PMSource

Clay Matthews back to full participation at Packers practice Tuesday.

Good news for the Packers defensive engine Clay Matthews. This is the first time in over a week that he practiced fully for Green Bay. This is a good sign that he will play on Thursday against the Vikings.
Analyst: Drew Phelps  View Profile

30 Sep, 02:34 PMSource

Beat reporter Tom Silverstein is worried the Packers' league-worst run defense isn't a fluke.

This past weekend they allowed 235 rushing yards to the Bears, and are allowing a jaw-dropping 176 yards per game to opponents through four weeks. They added Julius Peppers this offseason in hopes of improving against the run, but the fruits of his signing are yet to ripen. They have a tough match-up Thursday night against the run-heavy Vikings, who stomped all over Atlanta's defense for 213 rushing yards. Matt Asiata will be a solid RB2 for the match-up and rookie Jerrick McKinnon will be a viable flex option.
Analyst: Spencer Silva  View Profile

30 Sep, 12:09 AMSource

Mason Crosby was 1-for-2 on field goals and converted all five of his extra-point chances against the Bears on Sunday.

Crosby is now 5-for-6 is field goal attempts in 2014, with his lone miss coming off of a block in Week 4. Considering the Packers are going to score a lot of touchdowns in the upcoming weeks it is hard to believe that Crosby will hold much value outside of his high volume of extra point attempts, so be sure to have a backup plan if using him on a weekly basis.
Analyst: Matthew Beck  View Profile

29 Sep, 04:59 AM

Sam Shields recorded three tackles, three passes defended and one interceptions during the Packers' 38-17 win over the Bears on Sunday.

Shields had a tremendous day Sunday as he did a fairly good job helping to contain Alshon Jeffery and Brandon Marshall this week. Sure, both found the end zone but each were incredibly limited on yardage and Shields also came away with a nice pick to help stifle a potential Bears drive downfield. He remains a solid IDP choice.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

29 Sep, 04:45 AM

A.J. Hawk recorded 13 tackles (10 solo) against the Bears on Sunday.

If your league scores for tackles, then Hawk is obviously a major player for you. His 38 tackles rank fifth in the NFL right now and he'll continue to pad those totals throughout the season.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

29 Sep, 04:44 AM

Morgan Burnett recorded 13 tackles (12 solo) during the Packers' 38-17 win over the Bears on Sunday.

Burnett was all over the field in this one as he continually pinched in to help stop the Bears ground attack. He did his best to help contain Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery, but where he really spent most of his time was tackling Martellus Bennett who continually beat linebackers in coverage. Though he didn't come up with any picks this week, he's still a strong IDP play.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

29 Sep, 04:43 AM

Davante Adams caught two passes on three targets for 18 yards against the Bears on Sunday.

Those who are big fans of the rookie out of Fresno State had him listed as a sleeper this week with Jarrett Boykin declared inactive for Sunday's game. But it's going to take an awful lot before Adams starts drawing Aaron Rodgers' eye away from Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb, so he is not someone on whom to rely. Perhaps, with some added work he gets into the fold a little more, but he's nothing more than a stash in dynasty league right now than anything else.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

29 Sep, 04:40 AM

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