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July 27, 2020 10:32 PM
Patriots' Danny Vitale: Opts out of season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Vitale is opting out of the 2020 season due to COVID-19 concerns, Mike Reiss of reports.

The fullback and his wife are parents to a newborn baby, and he's elected to sit out the coming season to remain with his family. In his absence, Jakob Johnson is the Patriots' lone fullback, though Reiss notes that tight ends Dalton Keene and/or Jake Burt could also assist in that area.

March 21, 2020 08:08 PM
Patriots' Danny Vitale: Inks with New England
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Vitale (knee) signed a contract with the Patriots on Friday, Zack Cox of reports.

Vitale spent the 2019 campaign in Green Bay, where he mainly contributed as a blocker while also handling limited receiving work. He's recovering from an early-February minor knee procedure. The decision to sign Vitale may be a hint that the Patriots do not expect longtime fullback James Develin (neck) to be healthy in time to begin the 2020 regular season.

February 10, 2020 03:08 PM
Packers' Danny Vitale: Undergoes minor procedure
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Vitale had his right knee scoped Monday, Olivia Reiner of The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

Vitale missed the final regular-season game and both postseason contests with a knee injury, and this procedure should help him return to full strength by training camp. The 25-year-old fullback mainly played a blocking role with the Packers in 2019 but caught a few passes. He's set to be a free agent in March.

January 22, 2020 07:28 PM
Packers' Danny Vitale: Finishes season on sidelines
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Vitale (knee) rushed once for three yards and caught seven passes for 97 yards over 15 regular-season games in 2019.

The 25-year-old missed the season finale and both playoff games due to his knee injury, allowing Jace Sternberger to take a lead-blocking role. Vitale rarely strayed from a blocking role with Green Bay, and he logged a hefty amount of special-teams snaps. It's unclear if the fullback's injury will affect his free-agent status, as Vitale will be an unrestricted free agent in March if he's not re-signed.

January 19, 2020 05:48 PM
Packers' Danny Vitale: Inactive Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Vitale (knee) is inactive for Sunday's NFC Championship Game against the 49ers.

Vitale doesn't see enough touches on offense to merit fantasy consideration, but the Packers will miss his blocking Sunday. In his absence, tight end Jace Sternberger figures to help out in that area.

January 17, 2020 05:20 PM
Packers' Danny Vitale: Listed as questionable
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Vitale (knee) is officially questionable for Sunday's NFC Championship Game in San Francisco, Wes Hodkiewicz of the Packers' official site reports.

Vitale has missed back-to-back games due to a knee injury, but he did manage a trio of limited practices this week. If available, the versatile fullback will contribute as a key blocker for Green Bay's offense.

January 12, 2020 05:28 PM
Packers' Danny Vitale: Can't play Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Vitale (illness) is ruled out for Sunday's NFC divisional-round game against the Seahawks.

Vitale is nursing an illness unrelated to the knee issue that caused him to miss the regular-season finale, but he'll nonetheless miss Sunday's playoff contest. In his stead, Elijah Wellman will operate as the only true fullback on Green Bay's roster.

January 10, 2020 06:24 PM
Packers' Danny Vitale: Availability up in air for Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Vitale (knee/illness) is listed as questionable for Sunday's divisional-round game versus the Seahawks, Wes Hodkiewicz of the Packers' official site reports.

Vitale was sidelined by a knee injury in the regular-season finale and kicked off this week as a limited participant on the injury report. However, an illness forced DNPs on Thursday and Friday, which may forecast his upcoming availability. The Packers will make a decision on Vitale roughly 90 minutes before Sunday's 6:40 p.m. ET kickoff.

December 29, 2019 11:44 AM
Packers' Danny Vitale: Not playing Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Vitale (knee) is listed as inactive Sunday in Detroit, Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press-Gazette reports.

With Jamaal Williams (shoulder) also sidelined, the Packers will rely on Dexter Williams and Tyler Ervin as the reserve running backs to Aaron Jones.

December 28, 2019 01:08 AM
Packers' Danny Vitale: Trending in wrong direction
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Vitale (knee) is officially listed as doubtful for Sunday's contest against the Lions, Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

Vitale failed to participate in all three practices this week due to the knee issue stemming from Monday's win over the Vikings. His likely absence will be a blow to the team without their lead blocker, and his versatility in the both the pass and run games will be missed. With No. 2 back Jamaal Williams (shoulder) also listed as doubtful, the depth in the backfield is extremely thin behind starter Aaron Jones.

December 26, 2019 05:40 PM
Packers' Danny Vitale: Still slowed by knee injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Vitale (knee) didn't participate in Thursday's practice.

A non-participant on the Packers' injury report for the second day in a row, Vitale's availability for Sunday's regular-season finale against the Lions looks to be in jeopardy. The fullback typically offers his most value for Green Bay as a lead blocker, but if he can shake off the knee injury in time for the weekend, Vitale may notice a slightly more pronounced role as a ballcarrier and pass catcher. With No. 2 back Jamaal Williams (shoulder) also a non-participant in back-to-back practices and potentially in line to sit out Week 17, coach Matt LaFleur suggested he would rely more on Vitale and Dexter Williams as the main depth options behind Aaron Jones, according to Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

December 26, 2019 12:08 PM
Packers' Danny Vitale: Sidelined Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Vitale (knee) was a non-participant on Wednesday's estimated practice report, Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press-Gazette reports.

Vitale appears to have picked up a knee injury during Monday's win over the Vikings. The fullback's participation in practice over the rest of the week will reveal further information about his availability for this weekend's regular-season finale in Detroit.

November 24, 2019 07:32 PM
Packers' Danny Vitale: Gearing up Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Vitale (knee) is active for Sunday's matchup against the 49ers.

After being limited in practice all week, Vitale was able to recover in time to suit up for this crucial NFC showdown. The fourth-year fullback will pave the way for Aaron Jones and Jamaal Williams against a stout 49ers defensive front. He'll also continue to have a role on special teams.

November 22, 2019 07:20 PM
Packers' Danny Vitale: Could sit Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Vitale (knee) is listed as questionable ahead of Sunday's game against the 49ers, Olivia Reiner of The Journal Sentinel reports.

The fullback was limited at practice all week, so it appears that there is a fair chance that Vitale will miss Sunday's pivotal contest. Whether he plays or not, Vitale is unlikely to be a factor in fantasy.

October 21, 2019 12:00 PM
Packers' Danny Vitale: Two big plays in victory
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Vitale caught two passes for 43 yards in Sunday's victory over the Raiders.

Vitale was on the field for just 17 of the Packers' 60 snaps in Week 6, but he made the most of his opportunities, catching both passes thrown his direction and picking up at least 20 yards on both of them. He has just one carry and six catches on the season, but has quietly been a big-play threat in the passing game, averaging a healthy 15.7 yards per reception.

October 8, 2019 09:04 PM
Packers' Danny Vitale: One catch in Week 5
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Vitale had one reception for nine yards in Sunday's victory over the Cowboys.

Vitale got more touches in Week 4 than he usually would as one of only two active running backs following Jamaal Williams' departure from the game with a head injury. However, the Packers added Tra Carson and used him as the backup behind Aaron Jones with Williams out in Week 5, leaving Vitale back in a standard fullback role.

September 27, 2019 06:32 PM
Packers' Danny Vitale: Gets extra work as injury fill-in
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Vitale had one carry for three yards and two receptions for 15 yards in Thursday's loss to the Eagles.

As a result of the head injury that forced running back Jamaal Williams from Thursday's game and left the Packers with just one active halfback in Aaron Jones, Vitale had three touches after getting the ball just once in the Packers' first three games. Don't expect Vitale to be the main beneficiary should Williams miss more time. Either Dexter Williams or Tra Carson likely would assume the No. 2 running back spot in that scenario.

September 23, 2019 12:20 PM
Packers' Danny Vitale: Just misses touchdown
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Vitale had a 27-yard reception in Sunday's victory over the Broncos.

The reception was Vitale's first touch of the season, and he nearly found paydirt with it, getting all the way to the one-yard line before being brought down. Vitale was on the field for a season-high 19 snaps in Week 3, but he remains a bit player in the Packers' offense.

September 6, 2019 04:32 PM
Packers' Danny Vitale: Starts at fullback
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Vitale started at fullback and played 11 snaps in Thursday's victory over the Bears.

Vitale played a minimal role Thursday, but he is still getting back into the swing of things a bit after missing a few weeks of training camp with a calf injury. Vitale made a number of plays during offseason practices, and head coach Matt LaFleur uses fullbacks more frequently than some other coaches, so his role could expand a bit over time.

August 31, 2019 01:48 PM
Packers' Danny Vitale: Back in action
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Vitale (calf) played eight snaps in Thursday's preseason game against the Chiefs.

Vitale missed a couple weeks of action due to his calf injury, but he returned to practice a few days prior to Thursday's contest, and was able to get a few plays in before the regular season. Vitale is on track to open the season as the Packers' top fullback, and based on reports early in camp, he could be in line to do a bit more than just lead-blocking duties.

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