Allen Lazard "getting an opportunity" to be Packers WR1

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is "excited" about Allen Lazard heading into the 2022 NFL season.

What It Means:

Rodgers described Lazard as the team's "dirty-work guy" last season, and went on to say that the veteran is getting the opportunity to be the team's WR1. He also added, "I'm not worried about him at all stepping into that role," detailing his confidence in Lazard as an established presence on the team. Time will tell whether or not Lazard can become a true WR1 for fantasy football purposes, but it looks like the team currently plans for him to be the top dog in their wide receiver room heading into the season.

numberFire's season-long projections for the 2022 season align with Rodgers' comments in that Lazard is our highest-projected wide receiver from Green Bay this season, but they don't quite share the back-to-back MVP's confidence in the 26-year-old; our models project him as the WR50 in fantasy this season with 55 catches for 742 yards and 5 scores. Rodgers' WR1 has carried massive amounts of value for fantasy in previous seasons, but Lazard is far from a lock to live up to the standards set by his predecessors.