For many years, we have been trying to find a breakout candidate at the wide receiver position for the Packers. We have all been there and taken fliers on players like Geronimo Allison, Equanimeous St. Brown, and Marquez Valdes-Scantling. None of them have really worked out for fantasy. For some reason, Allen Lazard feels different.
Does Allen Lazard have serious fantasy potential? Secondary receivers in Green Bay have shown flashes in the past but Lazard truly feels like he belongs. I’ll be the first to admit, I was not high on Lazard during the 2018 NFL Draft process. Lazard ran a mediocre 4.55 – 40 time. However, Lazard’s ability to win at the catch point and win with his size creates an interesting conversation to see whether he can emerge as the long term starter opposite of Davante Adams.
Lazard, 24, finished his 2nd NFL season with 35 receptions for 477 yards and 3 touchdowns. Those are not sexy numbers but Lazard also didn’t record a single catch until Week 6. Heading into year 3, if Lazard gets a full time role, there’s no reason why those numbers can’t double which would make him a big value. The biggest question might be whether or not Aaron Rodgers brings the heat in 2020.
That’s the important thing to note. The Packers didn’t draft a wide receiver. St. Brown and Valdes-Scantling are still the only competition for targets. Davante Adams is getting his but he’s the only guy locked into a spot. Even Devin Funchess was being counted on but he opted out. Lazard has a chance to be that dude. If you’re looking for a good fantasy flier to take, Lazard isn’t a terrible one to take.