News: Packers defensive lineman Jerel Worthy suffered a concussion Week 8 vs. Jacksonville. He had no stats before leaving the game.
Analysis: Worthy has two sacks this season, but the rookie lineman is just a backup defenders for the Packers. He has no Fantasy appeal at this time.
News: Green Bay rookie defensive linemen Mike Daniels and Jerel Worthy racked up the first sacks of their NFL careers Thursday, as both got to Jay Cutler once in a 23-10 win. Worthy finished the game with three tackles, while Daniels finished with just the sack as his only statistic of the game.
Analysis: Neither had any statistics in Week 1, but it seems like absolutely everyone was getting involved for Green Bay on Thursday. Both are rookies, Worthy a second-round pick and Daniels a fourth-rounder, and as such will both have to work their way into being worth adding in Fantasy IDP formats.
News: Packers general manager Ted Thompson used his first six of eight draft picks on defensive players, getting three of them by trading up three different times. The Packers not only will be counting on first-round draft pick Nick Perry (Southern Cal) to be the pass-rushing complement to Clay Matthews at outside linebacker, but they may have to depend on defensive linemen Jerel Worthy (Michigan State) and Mike Daniels (Iowa) early and often as well. The additions of Worthy and Daniels look to be shrewd moves by Thompson according to The Sports Xchange, who undoubtedly was preparing to lose defensive end Anthony Hargrove for a portion of next season. The Packers' other draft picks include Vanderbilt cornerback Casey Hayward, Maine safety Jerron McMillian and N.C. State linebacker Terrell Manning.
Analysis: Worthy and Daniels should help up front as part of the Packers' D-line rotation but not put up a ton of stats. Hayward might struggle to find playing time while McMillian was productive in college and could spend a year or two working on special teams before cracking the defense. Manning has to prove he can stay healthy before getting some serious consideration in Fantasy. Of this group, we'd spend a late-round flier in rookie-only drafts on McMillian but that's it.