News: The 49ers continued trimming their roster Friday in preparation for the regular season and released the following players: running back Rock Cartwright; linebacker Joe Holland; defensive back Anthony Mosley; tight end Konrad Reuland; and wide receiver Brett Swain.
Analysis: Some of these players were able to make an early impression in training camp and survive the first round of cuts. However, neither of them were ultimately expected to make a Fantasy impact this season and should be left on waivers at this point.
News: Wide receiver Brett Swain has signed a one-year contract to remain with the San Francisco 49ers. Swain was picked up by San Francisco after being released by Green Bay during training camp last year. He had two catches for 15 years in five games.
Analysis: Swain should fill in as a reserve receiver and special-teams player. Don't consider him useful in Fantasy.
News: The 49ers signed free-agent WR Brett Swain on Tuesday. Swain was worked out along with several veteran receivers.
Analysis: Swain is going to provide some depth at receiver after Josh Morgan went down due to injury on Sunday. However, he is not expected to see many reps and is not worth adding in any Fantasy league.
News: The Packers trimmed their roster a bit on Sunday, and WR Brett Swain was among the players who were released. He caught six passes for 72 yards last season.
Analysis: Swain, a seventh-round choice of the Packers in 2008, played in 22 games with one start over two seasons. Fantasy owners should keep an eye on his progress in terms of latching on elsewhere, but he is not a recommended option on Draft Day. Ignore Swain in all leagues.
News: Packers WR Brett Swain, who entered the game with two catches for 14 yards for his entire career, had two catches for 40 yards at Atlanta in Week 12. He was targeted just the two times.
Analysis: Swain is pretty low on the depth chart and contributes more on special teams than on offense. He won't have many 40-yard games, so you can leave him on waivers in Fantasy.
News: Packers WR Brett Swain, who missed almost all of 2009 with a knee injury, made his first career catch Week 8 at the Jets. It was a 12-yarder.
Analysis: Swain is mostly a factor on special teams and rarely contributes on offense. You have no reason to bother with him in Fantasy.
News: Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said Brett Swain, a fifth-string receiver and special teams standout, will have season-ending knee surgery after an injury Sunday against the Browns. Swain was the only Packers player to see action in the Week 7 win at Cleveland without picking up any stats in the game.
Analysis: Swain often goes without stats for the Packers and is not a regular contributing member of their offense. He shouldn't be missed in Fantasy circles.
News: Green Bay WR Brett Swain was the only Packers player to see action in the Week 7 win at Cleveland without picking up any stats in the game. Of course, Swain injured his knee during the game and was forced to leave early. He will undergo tests on Monday.
Analysis: Swain often goes without stats for the Packers and is not a regular contributing member of their offense. Keep him on waivers for Week 8 against Minnesota, regardless of the injury.
News: Green Bay QB Matt Flynn, WR Brett Swain and RB Quinn Johnson all failed to record a stat in the team's Week 6 game against the Lions.
Analysis: None of these players have any Fantasy relevance and can continue to be ignored in all formats.
News: Green Bay RB Korey Hall, WR Brett Swain, TE Spencer Havner and QB Matt Flynn all played on Monday night of Week 4 at Minnesota. None, however, picked up any stats in the game.
Analysis: Hall is expected to fail to stat on most weeks for the Packers. We do not recommend using him in any Fantasy leagues and the same goes for all the players listed above. The Packers are on bye Week 5 anyway.
News: The following Green Bay players were active and saw action in Week 3's win over the Rams but did not pick up any stats in the game: QB Matt Flynn, WR James Jones, WR Brett Swain, RB Korey Hall and TE Spencer Havner.
Analysis: Jones has minimal Fantasy value this season and should be ignored in all formats for Week 4 at Minnesota. The rest of the players listed above have even lesser value.
News: Green Bay WR Brett Swain did not catch a pass in Week 2 against Cincinnati. Other Packers who did not record a stat against the Bengals include QB Matt Flynn, FB John Kuhn and WR DeShawn Wynn.
Analysis: Ignore all these players for Week 3 at the Rams. They have minimal Fantasy value in all formats.
News: Green Bay WR Brett Swain did not catch a pass in Week 1's win over the Bears on Sunday night. Swain saw action in the game, however. The following Packers players also saw action in the game but failed to stat: FB John Kuhn, WR James Jones and TE Spencer Havner.
Analysis: None of the players listed above are expected to stat on a week-to-week basis for the Packers. You can keep them all on waivers for Week 2's game against the Bengals.