|Packers could keep six WRs on roster -- Wed Jul 11 1:00 pm --|
Jennings, Nelson, Jones, Driver and Cobb among them
|After years of keeping between four or five receivers, the Green Bay Packers might have no choice but to keep six players at that position in 2012, Rob Reischel of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel writes. We know that Greg Jennings, Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb are safe. So is James Jones, who had just 38 receptions in 2011, but averaged nearly 17 yards on those grabs and added seven touchdowns. Beyond that, a mix of the Packers' past and potential future will be vying for the final spot or two. "Dancing with the Stars" champion Donald Driver restructured his contract this offseason, which should keep him safe, but strangers things have happened. The top two young candidates are Shaky Smithson, who spent last season injured reserve, and Tori Gurley and Diondre Borel, both of whom spent 2011 on the Packers' practice squad. (NFL.com)|
FF Today's Take: For fantasy purposes Greg Jennings and Jordy Nelson should both be viewed as top 10 wide receivers. While aging veteran Donald Driver isn't a huge factor anymore and James Jones doesn't receive enough targets to warrant consistent fantasy starts, Randall Cobb could be one player to keep an eye on. The 21-year-old showed incredible shiftiness in his rookie season albeit being limited mostly to returning kicks and punts.