Equanimeous St. Brown figures to be a cinch for a roster spot in Green Bay, but his playing time is up in the air. Confounding as a rookie, St. Brown had more than 55 yards in just two games yet had 15 or more yards on 12 of his 21 receptions, helping him build a quality 15.6-yard receiving average. That paired with his towering height (6-foot-5), he's got some interesting qualities that could net him a role as a deep-threat receiver and understudy to Davante Adams. It's not quite enough to make St. Brown anything more than a late-round sleeper candidate.
St. Brown got some work with the starting offense during the offseason program, Wes Hodkiewicz of Packers.com reports. Davante Adams, Geronimo Allison and Marquez Valdes-Scantling reportedly got most of the first-team reps, with St. Brown, Jake Kumerow, Trevor Davis and J'Mon Moore also mixing in. St. Brown seems to have made a full recovery from the concussion that held him out for Week 17 of his rookie season, but he's no lock to stick on the 53-man roster for the start of the 2019 campaign. Allison, Valdes-Scantling and Kumerow all seem to have made a stronger impression during the offseason program.
St. Brown (concussion) is inactive Sunday against Detroit. St. Brown's presence on the inactive list comes as little surprise, as the wideout entered the week with a doubtful tag after failing to take the practice field. The rookie is coming off his best game of the season with five catches for 94 yards in Week 16, but he'll be unavailable to keep that momentum going in the regular- season finale. With Davante Adams (knee) also on the inactive list, the Green Bay receiving corps will be led by Randall Cobb and Marquez Valdes-Scantling.
St. Brown (concussion) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Lions, Michael Cohen of The Athletic reports. St. Brown's presumed absence is partially cancelled out by the return of Randall Cobb from a concussion of his own, but this still will be a shaky receiving corps if Davante Adams (knee) can't go. Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Jake Kumerow are the top candidates to absorb St. Brown's vacated snaps, with the rookie sixth-round pick robbed of the opportunity to continue his late-season momentum. St. Brown caught five passes for 94 yards in last week's win over the Jets, improving his rookie-year efficiency marks to 15.6 yards per catch and 9.1 yards per target. He's likely earned the opportunity to compete for a starting job in 2019.
St. Brown (concussion) wasn't participating in the portion of Thursday's practice that was available to the media, Wes Hodkiewicz of the Packers' official site reports. The rookie was at least able to get in some cardio work off to the side on a stationary bike, but he'll go down as a non-participant for the second straight practice. The Packers would likely need to see St. Brown advance to at least limited participation Friday to feel good about his chances to play in their season finale Sunday against the Lions. St. Brown is coming off a strong Week 16 performance in Green Bay's win over the Jets, during which he hauled in all five of his targets for 94 yards. If he suits up in Week 17, St. Brown would likely work ahead of fellow first-year player Marquez Valdes-Scantling in three-receiver formations.
St. Brown (concussion) didn't practice Wednesday, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports. St. Brown was removed from Sunday's 44-38 win over the Jets midway through the fourth quarter, finishing with five catches for 94 yards on five targets. He's probably hoping for a chance to build on the breakout performance, but the Packers might prefer a cautious approach while he deals with a brain injury ahead of a Week 17 game against the Lions that's devoid of playoff implications. Fellow wideouts Davante Adams (knee) and Randall Cobb (concussion) also missed practice Wednesday, though the former said he expects to play this week.
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|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|8||10/28||@Kansas City Chiefs||21||22.67|
|9||11/03||@Los Angeles Chargers||7||18.44|
|12||11/24||@San Francisco 49ers||30||26.13|
|13||12/01||@New York Giants||10||20.75|
Red Zone Trends
|3 Year Avg||36||21||328||0||13||15.62||32|