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Jordy Nelson (W, GB)

Jordy Nelson caught only one of four targets for nine yards in Thursday's 26-10 win over the Bears.


On a night where the trio of Davante Adams, Randall Cobb and Ty Montgomery saw a combined 44 targets, Nelson was shockingly the forgotten man. His one reception prevented him from being shut out of the stat sheet altogether for the first time since November 4, 2012 in a game versus the Cardinals. Aaron Rodgers was simply able to find the aforementioned receivers on a consistent basis, but given Nelson's track record and rapport with the quarterback, Thursday's overall pass distribution has to be considered an outlier. Nelson will look to bounce back to his customary numbers when the Packers take on the Falcons in what could turn into a Week 8 shootout.

Davante Adams (W, GB)

Davante Adams (concussion) tallied a career-high 13 catches on 16 targets for 132 yards and two touchdowns in Thursday's 26-10 win over the Bears.


In a true out-of-nowhere performance, Adams led all receivers on the night in receptions, yardage and targets while impressively bouncing back from a concussion suffered just four days prior versus the Cowboys. He also added two more scores to his burgeoning touchdown resume, hooking up with Aaron Rodgers for a go-ahead five-yard score late in the third before connecting with him for a second time from two yards out to extend the Packers' lead to 20-10 early in the final period. While the numbers represented quite the boon for his fantasy owners, the reality is that Rodgers' pass distribution Thursday was anything but typical, considering No.1 receiver Jordy Nelson received only four targets to Adams' 16. While he can still be expected to offer solid production in a third receiver role going forward, it would likely be unwise to expect similar production to Thursday's. However, with five touchdowns on the season, Adams does seem to have a prominent role in Green Bay's red-zone strategy.

Randall Cobb (W, GB)

Randall Cobb notched 11 receptions on 15 targets for 95 yards and a touchdown and added 21 yards on five carries in Thursday's 26-10 win over the Bears.


Like teammate Ty Montgomery, Cobb was called upon for some double duty Thursday given the decimated state of the Packers backfield. He contributed modestly on the ground but was solid through the air while receiving the second-most targets on the night. Cobb has now scored in consecutive weeks after getting shut of the end zone over Green Bay's first four games, and has seen a total of 37 targets over the last three contests. That level of attention is likely unsustainable over the long term, but the sixth-year pro has certainly regained his footing in the offense after some early-season struggles.

Ty Montgomery (W, GB)

Ty Montgomery gained 60 yards on nine carries and hauled in 10 of 13 targets for 66 yards in Thursday's 26-10 victory over the Bears.


The second-year receiver expected to be busy Thursday and that prophecy was indeed fulfilled. After not seeing a target prior to Week 6, Montgomery now has 20 receptions on 25 targets over the last two weeks. Due to the MASH unit-status of the Packers backfield entering Thursday's contest, Montgomery also put in work at running back for the second straight week, although his Week 7 workload was much more extensive than last Sunday's versus the Cowboys. The Stanford product impressively ripped of a 30-yard run as a back, flashing his versatile skill set. With Eddie Lacy (ankle) now on IR and James Starks (knee) expected out at least three more weeks, Montgomery could still see a decent workload out of the backfield even as recent acquisition Knile Davis acclimates to the offense.

Aaron Rodgers (Q, GB)

Aaron Rodgers completed 39 of 56 passes for 326 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions in Thursday's 26-10 victory over the Bears. He also gained seven yards on two rushes and lost a fumble.


For at least one night. Rodgers was able to put forth the type of performance that will help silence some of his recent critics. Granted, his impressive yardage was the product of an atypical and unsustainable 56 throws, meaning the All-Pro signal-caller averaged only 5.8 yards per attempt. However, given the makeshift condition of the Packers' backfield, Rodgers responded to having a heavier-than-usual workload placed on his shoulders by finding Davante Adams for a whopping 13 receptions and a pair of touchdowns and Randall Cobb for another 11 catches for 95 yards and a score. Factoring in Ty Montgomery's 10 grabs, Rodgers targeted the trio a total of 44 times, completing 34 of those passes. Surprisingly, Jordy Nelson only saw four looks from Rodgers, as he focused on a short-to-intermediate passing game that worked to near perfection. While Thursday's path to a win was fairly unorthodox from a passing game perspective, Rodgers will try to build on his positive momentum when he and the Packers take on the Falcons in a Week 8 showdown.

Alshon Jeffery (W, Chi)

Alshon Jeffery brought in just three of 11 targets for 33 yards in Thursday's 26-10 loss to the Packers.


While the catch-to-target ratio is undeniably unsightly, there is definitely a silver lining to the stat line. Jeffery's target total was easily a team high, giving him 24 looks over the last two games. Additionally, his poor conversion rate Thursday can easily be explained by having to see a bulk of those passes from the errant and rusty arm of Matt Barkley, and in one additional bit of potential good news, Jeffery is likely to be seeing throws from Jay Cutler the next time the Bears take the field in 10 days. Given his comfort level and rapport with the veteran signal-caller, he should be the recipient of plenty of his attention against a tough Vikings defense in Week 8.

Zach Miller (ribs) hauled in two of five targets for 40 yards in Thursday's 26-10 loss to the Packers.


With Brian Hoyer knocked out in the second quarter with an arm injury, the entire Bears passing game was out of sync for the remainder of the game with Matt Barkley behind center. Miller's 40 yards were therefore the team-leading total on the night, a testament to the struggles of playing with a quarterback who had made a total of one pass attempt over the previous two seasons. With Jay Cutler (thumb) likely to re-enter the starting lineup for a Week 8 tilt versus the Vikings, Miller figures to continue to retain solid fantasy value given his prominent role regardless of who's behind center.

Jordan Howard managed only 22 yards on seven carries and failed to catch his only target in Thursday's 26-10 loss to the Packers.


The rookie surprisingly got out-touched by Ka'Deem Carey, who received three more carries. Factoring in a scuffling performance on the ground in Week 6 against the Jaguars, Howard now has 56 yards on 22 carries in his last two games, a sharp contrast from the 229 yards on 39 carries he'd managed in the previous pair of contests. With Carey having come on the last two weeks, the Bears backfield looks like a true committee situation at present.

Ka'Deem Carey (R, Chi)

Ka'Deem Carey totaled 48 yards on 10 carries and hauled in his only reception for nine yards in Thursday's 26-10 loss to the Packers.


Carey surprisingly received three more carries than rookie Jordan Howard, who'd been stellar during two of the last three weeks. However, it was the third-year back who found much easier sledding on the ground Thursday, while Jordan was held to just over three yards per tote. With the Bears now 1-6 and searching for answers, head coach John Fox may opt to go with the hot hand, and with 98 yards on 19 carries the last two weeks, that designation could rightfully be bestowed upon Carey for the time being.

Matt Barkley (Q, Chi)

Matt Barkley completed six of 15 passes for 81 yards with no touchdowns and a pair of interceptions in Thursday's 26-10 loss to the Packers. He also lost a yard on his sole rush.


Barkley was pressed into action after Brian Hoyer exited in the second quarter with what turned out to be a broken arm and looked like you'd expect a quarterback who'd made a grand total of one pass attempt since 2013 to look. The 26-year-old had trouble establishing any type of rhythm and consequently, Zach Miller found himself as the Bears' leading receiver with only 40 yards through the air. With Jay Cutler (thumb) inactive, the Bears had nowhere else to turn Thursday once Hoyer went down, but it would appear highly likely that the former will get the starting nod when Chicago takes on the Vikings in Week 8.

T.J. Lang is questionable to return Thursday due to a hip injury, Jason Wilde of ESPN Wisconsin reports.


The injury occurred toward the end of the first half. The severity of the injury is unknown, but Don Barclay is filling in at guard while Lang is sidelined.

Brock Osweiler (Q, Hou)

Brock Osweiler was added to Houston's injury report Thursday with a foot injury, but was a full participant in practice, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.


Osweiler is expected to play Week 7 against the Broncos on Monday night, but the foot is something worth monitoring leading up to the game.

Brian Hoyer (Q, Chi)

Tracey Wolfson of CBS reported during Thursday's telecast that Brian Hoyer suffered a broken arm taking hit in the first half.


Hoyer completed four passes on 11 attempts for 49 yards before the injury occurred. He was replaced by Matt Barkley, who is now the only healthy quarterback on the Bears' roster. It is not yet clear how long Hoyer will be sidelined.

Jamar Taylor (knee) was a limited participant during Thursday's practice.


It's unclear when Taylor hurt his knee, but his limited participation in practice is a cause for concern for an already injury-riddled defense that's set to face A.J. Green and the Bengals. Tramon Williams should get the start if Taylor has to sit out.

Don Jackson is questionable to return to Thursday's game after exiting with a hand injury.


Jackson exited in the second quarter of Thursday's game after rushing just twice for a total of six yards. If he's unable to return the newly acquired Knile Davis will be Green Bay's only active running back.

Marcus Burley (hamstring) missed his second practice of the week, according to the team's official site.


Burley left Sunday's game against the Titans with a hamstring injury and has yet to suit up for practice this week. Barring a miracle, the 26-year-old will sit out against the Bengals, but that shouldn't affect Clevenland's defensive game plan, as Burely is nothing more than a depth option.

Kyle Long exited Thursday's game due to an arm injury and is questionable return.


Long's exit came as a bit of a surprise as he didn't show signs of injury while in the game. Ted Larsen will fill in for Long for the time being.

Jerome Felton (back) did not practice Thursday.


Felton has just two rushing attempts all season, but he still helps out with Buffalo's power rushing game. The league's top-ranked run attack could have a different look this week if both Felton and LeSean McCoy (hamstring) are unable to go against division-rival Miami.

Robbie Gould

Robbie Gould signed a contract with the Giants on Thursday, Aaron Wilson of the National Football Post reports.


Gould's signing with the Giants comes on the heels of the team announcing that Josh Brown would not travel with the team to London for Week 7. With the reopening of Brown's domestic violence case, Gould could be the team's kicker for more than just one game. Gould made 33 of 39 field goal attempts with Chicago last season, including seven of nine from over 50 yards.

Shaq Lawson (shoulder) is expected to suit up Sunday against the Dolphins, BuffaloBills.com reports. "I think he's going to play," said coach Rex Ryan. "I've seen enough. He looks pretty darn good out there. He's flying around and he looks like the guy that we drafted, the guy that we wanted him to be. We'll see once we get the live games going and all that. But there's a reason we took him in the first round and he's showing that on the practice field."


Lawson still needs to be added to the active roster, and even if he does suit up will do so in a depth role as he gets his feet wet in the pro game, likely rotating as a depth piece between defensive end and outside linebacker. The Buffalo defense has been playing way above original expectations all season, so adding another guy with strong pass-rushing skills can only help the cause.