|Offense||8th||106.3 (20th)||262.4 (7th)|
|Defense||22nd||94.7 (8th)||269.2 (30th)|
|17||Adams, Davante||WR||6-1||215||12/24/1992||3||Fresno State|
|67||Barclay, Don||G||6-4||305||4/18/1989||5||West Virginia|
|29||Brice, Kentrell||SAF||5-11||200||8/11/1994||R||Louisiana Tech|
|42||Burnett, Morgan||DB||6-1||209||1/13/1989||7||Georgia Tech|
|6||Callahan, Joe||QB||6-1||216||6/4/1993||R||Wesley College|
|21||Clinton-Dix, Ha Ha||DB||6-1||208||12/21/1992||3||Alabama|
|Cook, Jared||TE||6-5||254||4/7/1987||7||South Carolina|
|38||Crockett, John||RB||6-0||217||2/16/1992||1||North Dakota State|
|20||Dorleant, Makinton||CB||5-11||182||10/6/1992||R||Northern Iowa|
|25||Evans, Marwin||SAF||5-11||211||4/10/1993||R||Utah State|
|51||Fackrell, Kyler||LB||6-5||245||11/25/1991||R||Utah State|
|98||Guion, Letroy||DT||6-4||322||6/21/1987||9||Florida State|
|36||Gunter, LaDarius||CB||6-2||201||5/13/1992||2||Miami (Fla.)|
|28||Hawkins, Josh||CB||5-10||189||1/23/1993||R||East Carolina|
|83||Janis, Jeff||WR||6-3||219||6/24/1991||3||Saginaw Valley State|
|70||Lang, T.J.||T||6-4||318||9/20/1987||8||Eastern Michigan|
|63||Linsley, Corey||C||6-3||301||7/27/1991||3||Ohio State|
|32||Michael, Christine||RB||5-10||221||11/9/1990||4||Texas A&M|
|87||Nelson, Jordy||WR||6-3||217||5/31/1985||9||Kansas State|
|Pennel, Mike||DE||6-4||332||5/9/1991||3||Colorado State-Pueblo|
|Pepper, Taybor||LS||6-5||230||5/28/1994||R||Michigan State|
|56||Peppers, Julius||DE||6-7||287||1/18/1980||15||North Carolina|
|96||Price, Brian||DT||6-3||318||6/24/1994||R||Texas-San Antonio|
|23||Randall, Damarious||DB||5-11||196||8/29/1992||2||Arizona State|
|24||Rollins, Quinten||CB||5-11||195||7/15/1992||2||Miami (Ohio)|
|Sandland, Beau||TE||6-4||255||2/23/1993||R||Montana State|
|37||Shields, Sam (FA)||DB||5-11||184||12/8/1987||7||Miami (Fla.)|
|44||Starks, James (FA)||RB||6-2||218||2/25/1986||7||Buffalo|
|65||Taylor, Lane||G||6-3||324||11/22/1989||4||Oklahoma State|
|48||Thomas, Joe||LB||6-1||227||5/6/1991||2||South Carolina State|
|Waters, Herb||WR||6-0||188||11/10/1992||R||Miami (Fla.)|
|Team||OLine Avg. Ht||OLine Avg. Wt||DLine Avg. Ht||DLine Avg. Wt||Avg. Age||Youngest||Oldest|
Randall missed six games due to a lingering groin injury during the 2016 campaign, and he was often limited due to the issue when he did play. In the playoffs he added 12 tackles and three passes defensed, including an interception. After Sam Shields (concussion) was placed on IR just one game into the season, Randall was expected to be Green Bay's top cover corner, a job he eventually lost to Ladarius Gunter. Randall will look to improve and stay healthy in 2017 as Green Bay tries to improve upon what was the NFL's 31st ranked pass defense.
Adams suited up Sunday despite carrying an ankle sprain that kept him sidelined throughout the practice week. According to ESPN's Rob Demovsky, Adams admitted his ankle caused him pain during the entirety of Sunday's loss, when he played just 40 percent of Green Bay's offensive snaps. Despite that reduced role, Adams still managed to score the Packers' first touchdown of the game with a two-yard reception to begin the third quarter. On the whole, Adams' ability to find the end zone elevated his fantasy value significantly this season, as only teammate Jordy Nelson had more than Adams' 12 receiving scores. The third-year pro finished with 75 total catches on 121 targets for 997 yards across 16 regular season appearances, which saw him supersede Randall Cobb as Green Bay's No. 2 receiving option behind Nelson. While that status puts Adams' stock on the rise heading into next season, so too should the fact that he'll be playing in the final year of his current contract.
Starks was only able to take the field for nine games this season, ending the year on concussion protocol. The 30-year-old running back rushed for a measly 145 yards on 63 carries while recording in 19 receptions for 134 yards and two touchdowns in those nine contests. Starks' role on offense quickly diminished due to injuries and the emergence of Ty Montgomery as the new quick-paced, pass-catching target out of the backfield. The veteran now heads into free agency after spending the past seven seasons in Green Bay, the only place he has called home over his NFL career. It remains unseen how much Starks has left in the tank, especially when you factor in his injury plagued 2016 campaign, but he could find his way onto a team in need of a third-down back.
Bulaga's forced exit from Sunday's game was one of many for the Packers. With the 2016 season now in the books for Green Bay, Bulaga will enter the offseason with a clean bill of health.
Jones played in a career-high 53.1 percent of Green Bay's defensive snaps in 2016 but failed to muster much production. The Packers chose not to exercise the fifth-year option of Jones' contract last offseason, making him an unrestricted free agent at the conclusion of the league year. After finishing 22nd in the league in defense this season, Green Bay could look to retool and let Jones sign elsewhere.
After he was unable to make the team out of training camp, Waters landed on the Packers' practice squad, from which he's been practicing as a cornerback since Week 2 and identified as a member of the positional group since Week 5. Because Makinton Dorleant (knee) was placed on IR on Wednesday and the statuses of Damarious Randall (knee) and Quinton Rollins (concussion) are up in the air, Waters could play a key role in the coverage schemes during Sunday's wild-card game versus the Giants.
The Packers' first round pick in 2016, Clark was expected to help anchor Green Bay's defensive front. Starting the season off at only 20 years old, Clark played well and showed great potential for the coming seasons. He played 32.5 percent of Green Bay's defensive snaps in 2016 and figures to see an expanded role in 2017.
The Packers' fourth-round pick in 2016, Martinez stepped up as a starting middle linebacker who often was in charge of calling the defense. A sprained MCL limited him in a few games and forced him to sit out three tilts. He appears to be a promising young player for a defense that struggled on the year, finishing the season ranked 22nd in total defense.
Guion saw a bit of an increased role in 2016 after B.J. Raji retired last offseason. Guion was on the field for 43.5 percent of Green Bay's defensive snaps and, though he didn't rack up large numbers, was a large contributor to the team's eighth-ranked run defense. He'll likely see a similar role with the team in 2017.
Tretter underwent surgery earlier in the week to repair his right knee issue, so he had already been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Falcons. The Packers were able to promote wide receiver Max McCaffrey from the practice squad to their active roster Saturday as well.
Shields was the first to relay the news of his release via his personal Instagram account, but the transaction had been widely anticipated for a while, as the cornerback is still recovering from a concussion suffered in Week 1 of the season. With Shields' long-term health a significant question mark and the 29-year-old due $8 million and a $500,000 workout bonus for 2017, it was an easy decision for the Packers to make him a cap casualty. Shields has stated that he wants to keep playing, but given his history with concussions, it's unclear if he'll latch on with another team.
Davis also returned nine punts for 115 yards and three kickoffs for 64 yards. Drafted in the fifth round for his dynamic speed, Davis failed to carve out a meaningful offensive role. In fact, all three of his receptions came in Green Bay's Week 8 loss to the Falcons. Despite his lack of involvement, Davis will hope his year of experience will help him earn more action next season.
The severity of Taylor's knee issue is currently unknown, but he may be able to return following the halftime break.
Allison, an undrafted rookie from Illinois, was released by the Packers ahead of the regular season, but he remained stationed in Green Bay on the team's practice squad until being promoted to the active roster in Week 8. The 6-3 wideout quickly made his presence felt, scoring a touchdown in his debut, and although he made just one catch over the Packers' subsequent six outings, Allison finished the campaign with back-to-back four-reception performances, going for 157 yards and another touchdown in Green Bay's last two contests. In doing so, he established himself as the team's fourth receiving option, which should give him some value in deeper fantasy leagues if he's re-signed ahead of next season.
Daniels has consistently been the Packers best defensive lineman for the past few years. He was a key cog in a Green Bay run defense that ranked eighth in the NFL and he was the best pass rushing lineman on the team. He hasn't sat out of a game in the past four seasons and will look to continue his run of consistently good play in 2017.
Cobb, who was Green Bay's only fully healthy starting wideout, led the team in receiving yards Sunday, finishing the playoffs with an impressive 18/260/3 stat line from three appearances. That production came after Cobb missed three regular season games due to hamstring and ankle problems, which limited him to just 60 receptions on 84 targets for 610 yards and four touchdowns. Besides his six-game, injury-shortened 2013 campaign, those numbers marked Cobb's worst season since his rookie year. Along the way, Davante Adams passed Cobb as the Packers' No. 2 wideout behind Jordy Nelson. While the potency of the team's passing game leaves plenty of opportunities for Cobb to make an impact, he'll enter next season coming off a down year that saw his fantasy stock slide.
Although the Packers considered moving Montgomery to running back in the preseason -- if McCarthy is to be believed -- the move wasn't implemented until the need arose in Week 7. By that point in the season, Eddie Lacy was carrying the ankle injury that would bring his campaign to a close, while James Starks was recovering from surgery on a torn meniscus. As the year wore on, Montgomery was a hybrid threat, earning double-digit touches in six of his final 13 appearances (including postseason). Both rushing and pass-catching will characterize his role in 2017, but the nominal ground threat is to be determined due to the impending unrestricted free agency of Lacy.
Cook led his team in catches and targets while coming up just four yards short of Randall Cobb's high-water mark. His 1-yard touchdown was of the garbage time variety, as it came with 6:43 left and the Falcons leading 44-15. The 29-year-old tight end's late-season chemistry with quarterback Aaron Rodgers should have owners excited for his second campaign in Green Bay come next year.
Nelson caught both of his targets for 42 yards on the first drive, but was held to just three receptions for 22 yards on his next six targets before getting into the end zone from three yards out late in the third quarter. The veteran wide receiver did well to even be out there after fracturing at least two ribs against the Giants two weeks ago. He should be fully healthy by the start of the 2017 campaign.
Evans barely saw any playing time on defense despite all the injury woes the Packers' secondary endured. Instead, he logged the majority of his snaps on special teams, where he was a mainstay from Week 3 on. With Micah Hyde (shoulder) headed to the open market, Evans figures to have a slight chance of carving out a reserve safety role this summer.
Goodley is a second-year player out of Baylor who finished the season on the Packers' practice squad. He's yet to record a catch in the NFL and likely won't compete for anything more than a depth receiver role this summer.
After an impressive preseason showing, Callahan bounced around the league from Green Bay to New Orleans to Cleveland before re-joining the Packers in December. He didn't appear in a game for any team, though, and while the former Division III quarterback is under contract with the Packers through 2017, he's a long shot from achieving anything more than No. 3 status as long as Brett Hundley is around.
Peppers registered 7.5 sacks in a noticeably limited role last season, and although that production was impressive for someone his age, the Packers' many free-agent edge defenders may cause them to prioritize options younger than the 37-year-old this offseason. For his part, it's unclear whether Peppers will continue playing or opt to retire, thus complicating his situation further. What's certain, though, is that as the NFL's fifth-leading sack artist all time, Peppers can hold his head high no matter what his future holds.
Kerridge went undrafted out of Michigan last spring before heading to Washington for training camp. He didn't survive final cuts though and ultimately wound up on the Packers' practice squad in early October. However, he was promoted to the active roster in November when the team needed running back depth and subsequently played in every game from Week 10 on, primarily on special teams. Now set to hit free agency once again, he'll likely land somewhere that's not Green Bay considering the team's starting fullback, Aaron Ripkowski, is under contract for another two years.
Matthews ended the season with career lows in tackles, both solo and assisted, and sacks. He also saw his playing time drop from 97 percent of defensive snaps in 2015 to just 46 percent in 2016. His four games missed were due to a shoulder injury that could require offseason work and it seems as though he was limited by the injury in the final seven games of the regular season and three playoff games after he returned. He'll look to recover and bounce back to his usual levels of productivity in 2017.
The move leaves Brandon Burks and Brandon Ross as the team's depth RB options behind Eddie Lacy and James Starks, though it's possible the team will add backfield help in the coming days, in the wake of Crockett's placement on IR.
Burnett was one of Green Bay's best defenders in 2016, playing in 91.9 percent of the team's defensive snaps. Defensive coordinator Dom Capers moved Burnett around more than in past seasons and Burnett responded with a career high in sacks while posting the second best passes defensed and interception numbers of his career. The Packers finished the season ranked 22nd in total defense and 31st in pass defense, and they'll look to improve around Burnett and bounce back in 2017.
Ripkowski played 15 games as a rookie last season, earning just one touch along the way, but after the team's primary ball-carrying options fell victim to injuries this year, the former sixth-round pick enjoyed an expanded role. Despite played the fullback position, Ripkowski proved to capable running between the tackles and catching occasional passes as well. While his lost fumble during Green Bay's NFC championship defeat will surely leave a sour taste in his mouth, Ripkowski can take pride in the role he carved out this season.
In what was his second season, Rollins improved on the numbers from his rookie year while also being thrust into a larger role. When Sam Shields (concussion) was placed on IR after just one game, Rollins stepped into the starting corner role for much of the season. Despite missing five of the team's 19 games, he played in 68.2 percent of Green Bay's defensive snaps, up from just 30.7 percent last year. He'll look to continue his improvements as the Packers look to better their pass defense, which was ranked 31st in the NFL in 2016.
In his third season, Clinton-Dix was arguably the Packers best and most consistent defender. He played in 99.9 percent of the team's defensive snaps and was named a second-team all pro. The Packers' defense struggled on the year but Clinton-Dix was one of the few bright spots. Look for him to be a key contributor for Green Bay once again in 2017.
The Packers' secondary struggles continue, while they hope Hyde will be able to return in the second half.
Crosby has now made at least 81 percent of his field goal attempts in four straight seasons since the disastrous 2012 campaign in which he converted merely 63.6 percent of the time. With the help of four double-digit scoring performances, Crosby finished tied for 14th league-wide in points, which came in spite of the Packers' offensive struggles during the middle of this season.
Rodgers benefitted from wideout Jordy Nelson's absence by tying for the team-lead with eight touchdowns last season, but with Nelson returning, Davante Adams emerging, and, most importantly, Jared Cook joining Green Bay, Rodgers' role was reduced this time around. While the 25-year-old was still able to help the Packers move the sticks here and there, Cook's significantly more dynamic skill set left Rodgers as the team's second option at tight end, which unsurprisingly hurt his production. Overall, Rodgers' numbers closely mirrored those from his rookie campaign, providing incentive for him to elevate his game as he enters the final year of his current contract next season.
Pennel was released by the Packers in January after serving two four-game suspensions for violating the league's substance abuse policy. He totaled 40 tackles, including one sack, in 37 games with Green Bay over the past three seasons. He'll look to secure a role as a depth defensive lineman with the Jets in 2017.
Precipitated by issues with his weight, Lacy put together a dismal campaign in 2015, notching career lows in every relevant category outside of receiving touchdowns. The subsequent offseason was notable for his initial devotion to P90X, but he seemed to boast a less-than-desirable stature as the regular season approached. He nonetheless seemed rejuvenated through the first four games, churning out 5.5 YPC along the way. In the final outing of the run, he sustained a left ankle injury, which he was able to play through in Week 6 against the Cowboys but not at all thereafter. With damage beyond a sprain, surgery was ordered up in October, from which Lacy has only recently ditched his walking boot and the scooter that he used to move about. Assuming the Packers like what they see in upcoming evaluations, the unrestricted free agent is a candidate to remain with the sole organization he's ever known. The composition of the backfield will be altered, though, as Ty Montgomery is expected to be recast as a running back.
Ryan went from playing in 24.7 percent of defensive snaps as a rookie in 2015 to playing 54.1 percent of snaps this past season. He improved as a coverage linebacker, defending three passes (plus three more in the playoffs) after he didn't defense a single pass as a rookie. The former fourth-round pick has been a decent player for the Packers and will look to improve as a starting caliber inside linebacker leading up to( the 2017 season.
Hundley saw just 22 snaps in 2016, only entering the game when the game was decided and the team didn't want to risk injuring starting quarterback Aaron Rodgers. While Hundley's stats look poor on the surface, the small sample size and poor quality of the reps makes it difficult to judge the second-year player's performance. Green Bay has shown confidence in Hundley as a backup and he'll likely have the same role in 2017.
Barclay injured his shoulder in pregame warmups prior to last Sunday's game against the Redskins and was limited in practice throughout the week.
Michael scored seven times through nine appearances prior to being released by the Seahawks in mid-November. After that production, and with the Packers dealing with injuries to their backfield, Michael quickly landed in Green Bay. However, given the emergence of Ty Montgomery at running back, Michael was only handed more than four carries twice in six regular season outings for the Packers. Although he provided nice depth for a team in need, it's unclear whether Michael fits into Green Bay's plans for the future, so his impending unrestricted free agency will have to pan out before expectations of him can be formed ahead of the 2017 campaign.
Jackson sustained the ailment in practice Wednesday, precipitating the decision to make a claim for Christine Michael off waivers from the Seahawks. With Jackson out of the picture, the Packers will trot out a backfield consisting of Ty Montgomery, James Starks, and Michael moving forward.
Thomas played in 61.4 percent of Green Bay's defensive snaps in 2016, more than any other linebacker on the team. He was a quality player for the Packers and aided in their eighth-ranked run defense. Look for Thomas to return for a similar role with the team in 2017.
Mathews has never played in an NFL game and was a long shot to make the Packers' roster. With the team's linebacking corps being as healthy as it is, Mathews was no longer needed as a camp player.
A member of the organization since Dec. 20, McCaffrey has been promoted to the active roster due to a host of injuries within the receiving corps. There's a very real chance he's among the Packers' inactive list for Sunday's NFC championship game, but even if he isn't, he'll be hard-pressed to make his presence felt within the offense.
The Rodgers-led Packers offense was shut out in the first half, and couldn't break the ice until he found Davante Adams from two yards out to make it 31-7 with 9:19 left in the third quarter. He later added touchdowns to Jordy Nelson and Jared Cook, but that production was much too little too late. Rodgers was intercepted by Ricardo Allen in the first half, and had another pick reversed by the replay official on his second scoring drive. While the star quarterback did a great job of running the table to get his team to this point following a 4-6 start, there's no doubt the better team came out on top here.
Whitehead was just promoted from the practice squad prior to Week 8, so his stint with the active roster was short-lived. The Packers were attempting to add depth to their thin backfield, as they subsequently promoted fullback Joe Kerridge from the practice squad in a corresponding roster move.
Elliott was hampered by injuries to his hamstring and hand this season en route to a career-low 11 games played. Even when healthy, he operates almost exclusively on special teams and consequently isn't on the fantasy radar. He could shop around for a bigger role with another team in the offseason, but as a restricted free agent, the Packers will be able to keep him if they want him to stick around.
Goodson tore his ACL and MCL in November, which gives him a tight timetable for a return to form by the start of next season. The Packers are light at the corner position currently and will be hoping for a quick recovery from Goodson.
After playing just eight defensive snaps as an undrafted rookie in 2015, Gunter was in on 83.4 percent of Green Bay's defensive snaps in 2016. The Packers' top three cornerbacks entering the season, Sam Shields, Damarious Randall and Quinten Rollins all missed time due to injury, which allowed Gunter to carve out a role as the team's top cover corner. He struggled when matched up with some of the better receivers in the NFL but for the most part he impressed in the large role he was thrust into. He'll be looking to build off what was a breakout 2016 campaign in 2017.
Tampa Bay decided to go with first-year punter Jacob Schum over the veteran Koenen. The rest of the Bucs' cuts include guard Josh Allen, WR Robert Herron and corner Leonard Johnson. Defensive tackle Akeem Spence was placed on the PUP list.
Wide receiver Jarrett Boykin (groin) has been ruled out while linebacker Sam Barrington (hamstring) is questionable and tackle David Bakhtiari (back) and defensive tackle Josh Boyd (knee) are probable.
The only exception is defensive tackle Datone Jones (ankle), who is questionable.
Fackrell didn't see the field much in 2016, playing just 15.6 percent of Green Bay's defensive snaps. He showed some promise as a pass rusher and could see an increased role in 2017 if the team loses Nick Perry or Julius Peppers, both of whom will be unrestricted free agents when the league year ends.
The Packers took Lowry in the fourth round of last year's draft as he's a great fit for a 3-4 defense as a five-technique defensive end. Although it took him some time to acclimate to the professional game, Lowry posted sacks in back-to-back games during Week 14 and Week 15, which represented the first and second of his career, respectively. However, with starters Kenny Clark and Mike Daniels under contract through 2019, Lowry likely doesn't have chance of cracking the starting lineup anytime soon.
Although Perry didn't live up to his first-round billing throughout his first four seasons in the league, the Packers brought him back for the 2016 season anyway on a one-year, $5 million deal. The move more than paid off considering Perry went on to post career highs across the board. Now set to hit the open market as an unrestricted free agent, Perry could be destined for a sizable payday this offseason.
Janis' size and speed combination has made him an alluring commodity since entering the league as a seventh-round pick in 2014, and although this season was his most productive yet, the Saginaw Valley product remains a sparingly-used target in Green Bay's offense. Until he becomes more consistently involved, Janis figures to remain on the periphery of fantasy radars, but the fact that 2017 is the final year on his current contract could motivate Janis to make a bigger impact next season.
With starting center J.C. Tretter out several weeks with a sprained MCL, Linsley will be immediately thrust into action as the Packers' starting center. Don Barclay will back Linsley up.