Janis did not record a catch in Sunday's victory over the Vikings. While Janis was held without a reception Sunday for the ninth time in 10 games this season, he did make an impact on the game, returning a kickoff 70 yards and drawing a 50-yard pass interference penalty both on drives that saw the Packers put points on the scoreboard. He has made a number of key plays for the Packers this season, but figures to continue playing a minimal role in the offense.
Janis did not catch a pass in Sunday's loss to the Broncos. Janis was the Packers' fourth receiver Sunday with Ty Montgomery (ankle) inactive, but he did not even see a snap on offense, let alone make a catch, as the Packers stuck with three-receiver sets for the majority of Sunday's game.
Janis caught two passes for 79 yards in Sunday's victory over the Chargers. Janis saw an increased workload Sunday after Ty Montgomery left the game with an ankle injury, and he responded by making a couple big plays in the passing game. Both his catches came on broken plays, but they both also displayed Janis' superior athleticism. Janis' showing could help him earn more snaps moving forward, but the Packers are on bye in Week 7, and fellow receiver Davante Adams (ankle) is likely to return to action the following week, so Janis figures to be no higher than fourth on the depth chart in Week 8 even if Montgomery is unable to play.
Packers wide receiver Jeff Janis saw action on 15 offensive snaps but was not targeted in Sunday's victory over the 49ers. Janis worked as the Packers' fourth receiver Sunday with Davante Adams (ankle) sidelined, but he was shut out in the passing game for the fourth time in four games this season. Adams could miss further action, but it appears it will take more than that for Janis' fantasy value to see a boost.
Speaking at the NFL combine, Packers coach Mike McCarthy told reporters that he hopes to use wide receiver Jeff Janis' 6-foot-3, 219-pound frame to his advantage against defensive backs come Year 2, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. "I think Jeff is going to take a big step," McCarthy said. "He's got a big catching radius, and he needs to utilize it. Obviously, I think we all saw his vertical speed. He's an extremely physical young man. He's an Olympian in the weight room. He's got a lot of raw skill, and I look for him to make that jump." Janis, seventh-round pick in last year's draft, was inactive the final 12 weeks of the season. He was limited to only two catches for 16 yards in his rookie campaign working behind Jarrett Boykin, Davante Adams and the rest of the Packers' starters.
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