QLeSean McCoy RB BUF (10) 8 minutes ago
McCoy (hamstring) suited up for Friday's practice and went through positional drills during the media portion of the session, Mike Rodak of ESPN.com reports.
It was reported Thursday that McCoy will not play in Week 7, but his participation in practice Friday leaves the door open for him to potentially take the field. The Bills will provide an official update on McCoy's health after practice.
QOdell Beckham WR NYG (8) 2 hours ago
Beckham (hip) is expected to play Sunday against the Rams.
The Giants, playing in London this week, posted on social media early Friday that Beckham is considered "probable" for Week 7. That is no longer an official injury designation, but it does indicate he is set to play Sunday despite being limited at practice this week. Beckham's official Week 7 injury designation will be disclosed at some point Friday.
Jordy Nelson WR GB (4) 11 hours ago12 Comments
Nelson caught only one of four targets for nine yards in Thursday's 26-10 win over the Bears.
On a night where the trio of Davante Adams, Randall Cobb and Ty Montgomery saw a combined 44 targets, Nelson was shockingly the forgotten man. His one reception prevented him from being shut out of the stat sheet altogether for the first time since November 4, 2012 in a game versus the Cardinals. Aaron Rodgers was simply able to find the aforementioned receivers on a consistent basis, but given Nelson's track record and rapport with the quarterback, Thursday's overall pass distribution has to be considered an outlier. Nelson will look to bounce back to his customary numbers when the Packers take on the Falcons in what could turn into a Week 8 shootout.
Davante Adams WR GB (4) 11 hours ago
Adams (concussion) tallied a career-high 13 catches on 16 targets for 132 yards and two touchdowns in Thursday's 26-10 win over the Bears.
In a true out-of-nowhere performance, Adams led all receivers on the night in receptions, yardage and targets while impressively bouncing back from a concussion suffered just four days prior versus the Cowboys. He hooked up with Aaron Rodgers for a go-ahead five-yard score late in the third before connecting with him for a second time from two yards out to extend the Packers' lead to 20-10 early in the fourth quarter. While the numbers provided quite the boon for his fantasy owners, the reality is that Rodgers' pass distribution Thursday was anything but typical, considering No.1 receiver Jordy Nelson received only four targets to Adams' 16. While he can still be expected to offer solid production in a third receiver role going forward, it would likely be unwise to expect similar production to Thursday's going forward. However, with five touchdowns on the season, Adams does seem to have a prominent role in Green Bay's red-zone strategy.
Randall Cobb WR GB (4) 11 hours ago
Cobb notched 11 receptions on 15 targets for 95 yards and a touchdown and added 21 yards on five carries in Thursday's 26-10 win over the Bears.
Like teammate Ty Montgomery, Cobb was called upon for some double duty Thursday given the decimated state of the Packers backfield. He contributed modestly on the ground but was solid through the air while receiving the second-most targets on the night. Cobb has now scored in consecutive weeks after getting shut of the end zone over Green Bay's first four games, and has seen a total of 37 targets over the last three contests. That level of attention is likely unsustainable over the long term, but the sixth-year pro has certainly regained his footing in the offense after some early-season struggles.
Ty Montgomery WR GB (4) 11 hours ago2 Comments
Montgomery gained 60 yards on nine carries and hauled in 10 of 13 targets for 66 yards in Thursday's 26-10 victory over the Bears.
The second-year receiver expected to be busy Thursday and that prophecy was indeed fulfilled. After not seeing a target prior to Week 6, Montgomery now has 20 receptions on 25 targets over the last two weeks. Due to the MASH unit-status of the Packers backfield entering Thursday's contest, Montgomery also put in work at running back for the second straight week, although his Week 7 workload was much more extensive than last Sunday's versus the Cowboys. The Stanford product impressively ripped of a 30-yard run as a back, flashing his versatile skill set. With Eddie Lacy (ankle) now on IR and James Starks (knee) expected out at least three more weeks, Montgomery could still see a decent workload out of the backfield even as recent acquisition Knile Davis acclimates to the offense.
Aaron Rodgers QB GB (4) 11 hours ago
Rodgers completed 39 of 56 passes for 326 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions in Thursday's 26-10 victory over the Bears. He also gained seven yards on two rushes and lost a fumble.
For at least one night. Rodgers was able to put forth the type of performance that will help silence some of his recent critics. Granted, his impressive yardage was the product of an atypical and unsustainable 56 throws, meaning the All-Pro signal-caller averaged only 5.8 yards per attempt. However, given the makeshift condition of the Packers' backfield, Rodgers responded to having a heavier-than-usual workload placed on his shoulders by finding Davante Adams for a whopping 13 receptions and a pair of touchdowns and Randall Cobb for another 11 catches for 95 yards and a score. Factoring in Ty Montgomery's 10 grabs, Rodgers targeted the trio a total of 44 times, completing 34 of those passes. Surprisingly, Jordy Nelson only saw four looks from Rodgers, as he focused on a short-to-intermediate passing game that worked to near perfection. While Thursday's path to a win was fairly unorthodox from a passing game perspective, Rodgers will try to build on his positive momentum when he and the Packers take on the Falcons in a Week 8 showdown.
Alshon Jeffery WR CHI (9) 11 hours ago
Jeffery brought in just three of 11 targets for 33 yards in Thursday's 26-10 loss to the Packers.
While the catch-to-target ratio is undeniably unsightly, there is definitely a silver lining to the stat line. Jeffery's target total was easily a team high, giving him 24 looks over the last two games. Additionally, his poor conversion rate Thursday can easily be explained by having to see a bulk of those passes from the errant and rusty arm of Matt Barkley, and in one additional bit of potential good news, Jeffery is likely to be seeing throws from Jay Cutler the next time the Bears take the field in 10 days. Given his comfort level and rapport with the veteran signal-caller, he should be the recipient of plenty of his attention against a tough Vikings defense in Week 8.
Zach Miller TE CHI (9) 12 hours ago
Miller (ribs) hauled in two of five targets for 40 yards in Thursday's 26-10 loss to the Packers.
With Brian Hoyer knocked out in the second quarter with an arm injury, the entire Bears passing game was out of sync for the remainder of the game with Matt Barkley behind center. Miller's 40 yards were therefore the team-leading total on the night, a testament to the struggles of playing with a quarterback who had made a total of one pass attempt over the previous two seasons. With Jay Cutler (thumb) likely to re-enter the starting lineup for a Week 8 tilt versus the Vikings, Miller figures to continue to retain solid fantasy value given his prominent role regardless of who's behind center.
Jordan Howard RB CHI (9) 12 hours ago1 Comment
Howard managed only 22 yards on seven carries and failed to catch his only target in Thursday's 26-10 loss to the Packers.
The rookie surprisingly got out-touched by Ka'Deem Carey, who received three more carries. Factoring in a scuffling performance on the ground in Week 6 against the Jaguars, Howard now has 56 yards on 22 carries in his last two games, a sharp contrast from the 229 yards on 39 carries he'd managed in the previous pair of contests. With Carey having come on the last two weeks, the Bears backfield looks like a true committee situation at present.