Green Bay Packers head coach Matt LaFleur said that rookie wide receiver Dontayvion Wicks (concussion) has cleared the league's concussion protocol. Wicks suffered a concussion in the Week 11 win over the Los Angeles Chargers and was forced to sit out on a short week for the Thanksgiving matchup in Week 12 against the Detroit Lions this past Thursday. The 22-year-old isn't a lock to play in Week 13 against the Kansas City Chiefs, but he should have a good shot at suiting up if he can return to practice this week and avoid any setbacks. He had three catches for a season-high 91 yards in Week 11, but he'll likely remain a hard-to-trust WR4/5 in deeper fantasy leagues as long as Christian Watson, Romeo Doubs and fellow rookie Jayden Reed all remain healthy down the stretch.
Nov 27, 2023 6:08 PM EST
Green Bay Packers rookie wide receiver Dontayvion Wicks (concussion, knee) and tight end Josiah Deguara (hip) are inactive for the Thanksgiving game against the Detroit Lions on Thursday. Wicks didn't have much of a chance to play on a short week after banging up his knee and suffering a concussion in the Week 11 win over the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday. The 22-year-old was coming off the best performance of his first NFL season, too, leading the Packers with 91 receiving yards against the Bolts. In his absence, Malik Heath, Samori Toure and Bo Melton will battle for the No. 4 role in Green Bay's offense behind Christian Watson, Romeo Doubs and rookie Jayden Reed. Wicks is mainly a stash candidate in very deep leagues dynasty/keeper formats in 2023. He will look to get cleared from his injuries in order to play in Week 13 against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Nov 23, 2023 11:44 AM EST
The Green Bay Packers listed rookie wide receiver Dontayvion Wicks (concussion, knee) as questionable to play on Thanksgiving on Thursday against the Detroit Lions. Wicks was listed as a non-participant on Monday and Tuesday before being upgraded to a limited practice participant on Wednesday, which gives him a chance to play in Week 12. The 22-year-old first-year wideout led the Packers in receiving in the Week 11 win over the Los Angeles Chargers, catching just three passes for a career-high 91 yards on five targets. Wicks has some intriguing long-term prospects, but he's competing for limited targets with fellow receivers Christian Watson, Romeo Doubs and Jayden Reed, which makes him a volatile WR4/5 in the deepest of leagues. On a short week, Wicks is looking more doubtful to play on Turkey Day.
Nov 22, 2023 10:26 PM EST
Green Bay Packers wide receiver Christian Watson (shoulder) was listed as a limited participant on the team's estimated injury report on Monday. Meanwhile, rookie wideout Dontayvion Wicks (concussion, knee) was listed as a non-participant. Watson was also on last week's injury report with a shoulder injury, but he was never in any real danger of sitting out of the Week 11 win over the Los Angeles Chargers. The 24-year-old caught only two passes for 21 yards on Sunday, but one of those two catches gave him his second TD of 2023. He'll remain a boom/bust WR4/flex option in what has been a weak Packers offense. Wicks had a career-high 91 yards on three catches in Week 11, but he could sit out on a short week this Thursday against the Detroit Lions, which would give Romeo Doubs and fellow rookie Jayden Reed more work in the passing game alongside Watson.
Nov 20, 2023 7:42 PM EST
Green Bay Packers wide receiver Dontayvion Wicks caught three of five targets for 91 yards during the team's 23-20 win over the Los Angeles Chargers. The rookie has been much more involved in the offense over the past month and has been an explosive piece for the Packers. He made a great grab on a 35-yard reception in this game and saw more targets than former first-rounder Christian Watson on Sunday. With the ball being spread around the offense as much as it is and the duo of Jayden Reed and Romeo Doubs being the top options the majority of the time, it is tough to trust Wicks as even a flex option in plus matchups in redraft leagues. With that said, fantasy managers can view him as a desperation flex in Week 12 against a Detroit Lions defense that has struggled to stop the pass this year.
Nov 19, 2023 9:37 PM EST
Green Bay Packers rookie wide receiver Dontayvion Wicks didn't see much action in the 19-17 loss to the Denver Broncos on Sunday in Week 7, but when he did touch the ball, he made some noise. The 22-year-old caught his only target for a 17-yard pickup, saw one rushing attempt for one yard and threw a 14-yard pass. Wicks played only 22 percent of the offensive snaps, but that could be changing in the coming weeks based on how serious Christian Watson's knee injury is. The fifth-round selection out of Virginia has only two receptions for 27 yards in the team's last three games after being more involved early in the year when Watson was sidelined with a hamstring injury. Wicks is averaging 14.0 yards per catch and has a touchdown in six games. He could be interesting in deeper fantasy leagues if Watson is forced to miss more time.
Oct 23, 2023 12:24 PM EST
Green Bay Packers rookie wide receiver Dontayvion Wicks caught four passes on a career-high six targets for 45 yards in the team's 18-17 comeback win on Sunday over the New Orleans Saints in their home opener in Week 3. Wicks didn't find the end zone like he did in Week 2, but he had career-highs in targets, catches and receiving yards with Christian Watson (hamstring) missing his third straight game to begin the 2023 regular season. The 22-year-old has showed well in the beginning of his career after being a fifth-round selection and warrant stashing in dynasty/keeper leagues, but his role in Green Bay's offense will most likely take a step back whenever Watson makes his season debut.
Sep 25, 2023 11:42 AM EST
Green Bay Packers wide receiver Dontayvion Wicks caught 2-of-4 targets for 40 yards and a touchdown during the team's 25-24 loss to the Atlanta Falcons. The rookie led the team in receiving yards in Week 2 and made an impressive play where he broke a tackle and took it to the house on a 32-yard touchdown reception. Wicks had an increased role this week with Christian Watson (hamstring) missing his second game in a row, but he did outproduce starter Romeo Doubs. The 22-year-old only needs to be paid attention to in dynasty leagues at the moment, but keep an eye on him if the Packers continue to struggle to keep receivers healthy throughout the season. Wicks will not be a viable fantasy option next week against New Orleans.
Sep 17, 2023 8:22 PM EST