Jordan Love is still a solid stash in Dynasty leagues, especially if you can start more than one quarterback. But as long as Aaron Rodgers is in Green Bay, Love needs an injury to be relevant in redraft leagues. The one other thing that could change the equation is if Aaron Rodgers forces his way out of Green Bay. In that scenario, Love would become an upside No. 2 quarterback with great weapons but an uncertain floor.
Love displayed improvement at OTAs this week, running the first-team offense while Aaron Rodgers remained away from the team, ESPN's Rob Demovsky. Love reportedly handled all the first-team snaps, though he was throwing most of his passes to backups, as top wideouts Davante Adams, Allen Lazard and Marquez Valdes-Scantling didn't participate in the practice that was open to media. Love did throw to TE Robert Tonyan and RB Aaron Jones, with the latter noting that the second-year QB seems much more comfortable this year. Despite being a first-round pick in last year's draft, Love spent his entire rookie season buried in the No. 3 QB role, while Tim Boyle was the No. 2 guy behind Aaron Rodgers. The Packers let Boyle leave for Detroit this offseason, but they did later sign Blake Bortles, who didn't participate in OTAs this week. Regardless, the hope for Love establishing fantasy value this year still depends on how the drama between Rodgers and the Packers plays out.
Love did not appear in a regular-season contest with the Packers as a rookie. Love was a healthy scratch for the Packers all through the regular season while Tim Boyle worked as the backup to Aaron Rodgers, and the same has been true during the postseason. With the 37-year-old Rodgers performing at such a high level to have been named the league MVP, it's difficult to foresee when Love will get a chance to show what he can do in Green Bay's offense. For the time being, and as the offseason approaches, the 2020 first-round pick will focus on continuing to progress in his development with the Packers' coaching staff.
The Packers activated Love from the reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday. Love was placed on the COVID-19 list last Friday, but he's available for team activities immediately after clearing the necessary hurdles. The rookie first-round pick hasn't suited up in a game this season, as Tim Boyle has been the backup for Aaron Rodgers.
The Packers placed Love on the reserve/COVID-19 list Friday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports. Love was placed on the COVID-19 list alongside Krys Barnes, who tested positive Friday. The rookie first-round pick may either have tested positive himself, or he could be required to quarantine after coming into close contact with someone who has. In any case, Love has been a healthy scratch for the Packers all season, while Tim Boyle has served as the backup to Aaron Rodgers.
Love (coach's decision) is inactive for the Packers' Week 4 matchup against Atlanta. Love battled an illness in the middle of the week, but he was able to practice fully Saturday and enter Monday without an injury designation. Nevertheless, he'll remain inactive, which was also his status for the first three games this season. Tim Boyle will serve as the backup quarterback.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|1||09/12||@New Orleans Saints||10||19.00|
|3||09/26||@San Francisco 49ers||9||18.25|
|7||10/24||Washington Football Team||6||17.88|
|9||11/07||@Kansas City Chiefs||18||21.26|
|12||11/28||Los Angeles Rams||1||15.56|
|3 Year Avg||0.0||0||0||0||0||0||0|