Sternberger is still a deep Dynasty stash, but until he finds meaningful playing time he can be ignored for Fantasy purposes.
Sternberger was suspended for the first two games of the 2021 season Thursday for violating the league's substance abuse policy, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. According to Sternberger's personal twitter account, the suspension stems from an incident in 2020. The Texas A&M product recorded just 12 catches last year, and he's destined for a depth role again in 2021 behind Robert Tonyan. Sternberger will be eligible to return to the team following Week 2's Monday night clash with Detroit.
Sternberger caught 12 passes for 114 yards and a touchdown over 12 regular-season games with the Packers in 2020. Sternberger played about 30 percent of the snaps on a per-game basis for the first three quarters of the season, but he went out with a head injury in early December, and he was a healthy scratch the rest of the way after clearing the concussion protocol in early January. He hasn't quite given the Packers the production they were looking for when they selected him in the third round in 2019, but he has also dealt with injuries in both his seasons as a pro. The Packers will likely give Sternberger another shot to show what he can do in 2021, but the team has quality depth at his position, so he may need to compete for a roster spot in training camp.
Sternberger (coach's decision) will be inactive for Saturday's matchup with the Rams, Matt Schneidman of The Athletic reports. Sternberger was a healthy scratch in the Packers' regular-season finale after clearing concussion protocol. Green Bay is opting to continue rolling with Dominique Dafney as its No. 3 tight end behind Robert Tonyan and Marcedes Lewis. As a result, Sternberger will watch the team's playoff matchup from the sidelines.
Sternberger (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Bears. The 24-year-old cleared the concussion protocol this week after missing the past three games, but he still ended up a healthy scratch for the final game of the regular season. Robert Tonyan, Marcedes Lewis and Dominique Dafney are Green Bay's three active tight ends Sunday.
Sternberger (concussion) won't carry an injury designation into Sunday's game against the Bears, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM NFL Radio reports. Sternberger has cleared the league's five-step concussion protocol and will return to action after a three-game absence. Robert Tonyan has established himself as the top tight end in Green Bay's offense. Sternberger has yet to play more than 28 snaps in a game as a result.
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|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|1||09/12||@New Orleans Saints||18||7.56|
|3||09/26||@San Francisco 49ers||1||4.50|
|7||10/24||Washington Football Team||9||6.47|
|9||11/07||@Kansas City Chiefs||30||9.68|
|12||11/28||Los Angeles Rams||8||6.33|
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|3 Year Avg||8||6||57||0||3||9.50||5|