By Adam Roberts – 10/2/2020
Every year, it seems the NFL becomes more and more riddled with players suffering indefinite or season-ending injuries. Much remains uncertain for Green Bay when it comes to wideout Davante Adams, who remains uncertain for Monday night against the Falcons. Adams was a limited participant yesterday, and told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel yesterday he would only return to play when he was “100% ready”.
Now, coaches and fans alike are probably crossing their fingers extra hard that that comes in the next few days.
After a breakout game against the Saints in the WR1 role, Allen Lazard is now out indefinitely after undergoing core muscle surgery. Lazard played incredibly well in the team’s win over New Orleans; the third-year wideout recorded six catches for 146 yards and a score last Sunday.
Now, the WR1 role will likely fall to Marquez Valdez-Scantling, one of just three receivers on the active roster that aren’t currently injured. MVS so far has eight grabs for 165 yards and a score this season, while neither Malik Taylor or Darrius Shepherd have recorded a pass; Equanimeous St. Brown has been on injured reserve since September 19th and can come off the list after the team’s bye next week.
Look for Packer running backs and tight ends to be targeted more than usual against Atlanta. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers has 39 total targets so far to Aaron Jones, Robert Tonyan, Jace Sternberger, and Jamaal Williams combined this season.