Coach Matt LaFleur said Friday that Doubs is "probably gonna have to take more of a load" Sunday at Tampa Bay, Wes Hodkiewicz of the Packers' official site reports.
Analysis: LaFleur's statement makes sense after the Packers ruled out Sammy Watkins (hamstring) and deemed Randall Cobb (illness) and Christian Watson (hamstring) questionable for Week 3. The Packers at least will have top wide receiver Allen Lazard available for quarterback Aaron Rodgers, but the options behind him won't be known until about 90 minutes before Sunday's 4:25 p.m. ET kickoff. A 2022 fourth-round pick, Doubs showed immense promise during the preseason and so far has gathered in six of eight targets for 64 yards through two contests. If he's called upon for even more work alongside Lazard this weekend, a breakout performance may be possible for Doubs.
Sep 23, 2022 2:23 PM EST
Doubs was targeted three times and caught two passes for 27 yards in Sunday's victory over the Bears.
Analysis: Doubs did not do a lot in his second appearance as a professional, but he did turn a short pass into a 20-yard gain in the second quarter -- a play that gave the Packers a manageable third down on a drive in which they scored to extend their lead from three to 10 points. With fellow receiver Allen Lazard back after missing Week 1, Doubs was out there for 10 fewer snaps than he was in the opener. Plays like the one he made Sunday night will help him get on the field more, but heading into Week 3, he finds himself part of a trio of players complementing top wideouts Lazard and Sammy Watkins.
Sep 19, 2022 7:25 AM EST
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