2021 Packers Stock Report: Week 6

Take a look at the stock report for the Green Bay Packers after a 24-14 win over the Chicago Bears in Week 6.

It never gets old when the Green Bay Packers beat the Chicago Bears.

The game was a little closer than I would have hoped, but any time the Packers can walk into Soldier Field and escape with a win, I’m more than happy.

So let’s dive right into the stock report for the Packers after a 24-14 NFC North win over the Bears.

BUY

Marcedes Lewis- A staple in the Packers offense, Marcedes Lewis has actually been sneaky good in the pass game over the past few weeks. ‘Big Dog’ has caught more passes in the past two weeks (4) than major pass-catching target Robert Tonyan (3). Lewis also had more snaps (40) on offense than Tonyan (37). On top of that, Lewis continues to dominate down-linemen and linebackers in the run game. The 37-year-old has shown no signs of regression this season.

Kenny Clark- Every week you could add Kenny Clark to this list. Somehow, his stock continues to go up. He continues to show up and make big plays when the Packers defense needs it. And, with stars like Jaire Alexander and Za’Darius Smith sidelined due to injury, the Packers need Clark now more than ever. Clark picked up two sacks against the Bears on Sunday, and is ranked as a top defensive tackle in the league in both the passing and the running game.

Next-man-up- As mentioned earlier, the Packers were without Alexander and Smith. On top of that, Kevin King was out, and Preston Smith missed a majority of the game. The Packers continue to put in backups that play well enough to win football games. Rasul Douglas played well after playing the majority of snaps at cornerback. Henry Black was solid at safety when Darnell Savage left the game. Lucas Patrick stepped in again and performed at the center position. Even Jonathan Garvin got some pressures from the outside linebacker position. It’s nice to have guys in backup roles who can play good football when needed.

SELL

Robert Tonyan- I put Robert Tonyan on hold a couple weeks ago, because I thought there was a chance he’d have a breakout game within the next few weeks. However, I think we’ve all been a little bit disappointed with how under-utilized he’s been. Tonyan holds one of the worst run-blocking grades of any tight end this season, and it’s not hard to see why. On one play on Sunday, Robert Quinn made him look like a human push sled. On another, his poor blocking blew up a jet sweep. The Packers need more from him.

Isaac Yiadom- One drive is really all Joe Barry needed to see that Isaac Yiadom is better designated to the special teams than the actual defense. He was picked on a couple times in the first drive of the game, in which the Bears drove down the field and scored. Shortly after, Yiadom was benched for Douglas, who played relatively well the rest of the game. Don’t think we’ll be seeing much of Yiadom on the field the rest of the season.

HOLD

Jaylon Smith- I don’t want to overreact to Jaylon Smith’s first game as a Green Bay Packer, but he wasn’t great on Sunday. He had one of the worst defender grades on defense, and you could tell he just seemed lost at times. Again, it’s only the first game in a new system, so I’ll put him on hold. He will get better (we hope). But his missed tackles and wrong fits in the run game weren’t a great start. Time will tell.

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Gunnar Davis is a lifelong Packers fan and a recent graduate of Simpson College, where he was a 3-year letterwinner on the offensive line and graduated with a degree in multimedia communications. You can follow him on Twitter at @Gunnar57Davis.

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splitpea1's picture

October 20, 2021 at 02:20 pm

Lewis: He's going to be awfully difficult to replace when the time comes.

Clark: Thank goodness we re-signed him; there was no way we could afford to let him go.

Optimistic Hold: Team depth. So far, so good. More challenging opponents ahead, so it might be prudent to wait before taking the plunge.

Buy: AR. We take a lot for granted....Also, weak WFT pass defense coming to town.

Buy cheap for the long-term : Amari. The progress may be moving a glacial pace right now, but he could become a very valuable player down the road.

Sell: Yiadom. His limitations were well-known before he got here. At least Gute tried.

Sell and Delist: WFT. Another season in Nameless Nowheresville. What a ridiculous franchise. As for the list of the 8 finalists for the new team name--most of them sound worse than "Guardians." And 32 starting QBs in the last 28 years? Incredible. We should be able to get the front end of next week's doubleheader without a great deal of difficulty. I trust the players and coaching staff aren't looking ahead.

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Coldworld's picture

October 20, 2021 at 05:21 pm

Lewis is a dying breed. I think that’s why we have Kaufusi, a former DE and a similarly big man. I was intrigued that Rodgers was singing his praises this pre-season, so maybe he is more a TE than a pure blocker.

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splitpea1's picture

October 21, 2021 at 11:24 am

Similar size, but ability-wise he's an unknown as far as suiting up for TE duties. We'll have to wait for the off-season to see how we navigate the entire TE situation....we started out with lots of depth in preseason, and now we seem to have a few question marks.

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LambeauPlain's picture

October 20, 2021 at 12:56 pm

Jaylon Smith looked out of synch. And what is up with Barnes? He had limited snaps and didn't do much with them.

Smith will get up to speed with all his speed and be an upgrade over Barnes...and definitely Burks.

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croatpackfan's picture

October 20, 2021 at 02:07 pm

In addition

BUY, BUY. BUY: A.J. & AJ!

SELL: Referees.

HOLD: Newman.

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NJ-RICK's picture

October 20, 2021 at 02:48 pm

Packers just sign Whitney Mercilus, I had a feeling the Packers might go after him when the Texans released him last week. Gute now finally realizes he has to go all in, this very well could be the last hurrah for the Packers, especially if Rodgers doesn't return next season. Defense has been the teams achilles heel for years. Now Gute is trying to make up for it ASAP. It just might be to little to late. They missed on to many draft picks that could of helped. And let to many Defensive free agents pass them by. Its now or never for the Packers. Front office IMO has let the team down. Hope I'm wrong...!

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dobber's picture

October 20, 2021 at 03:00 pm

A good signing at a position of obvious need.

Assuming no issues with a physical, I bet he plays limited snaps in pass-rushing situations Sunday.

Packers defense got better today.

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Coldworld's picture

October 20, 2021 at 04:50 pm

I agree. Our floor just got better and we actually have a full game day OLB group to roll out this week even if (as I think likely) P Smith can’t go, so players do not get ground down.

As, like J Smith, he’s being paid by his former team. So cost is probably limited. He will not be fully up to speed this week, but he can still play on passing downs in rushing scenarios at least.

From all I can see he’s a very positive locker room presence and he should be more comfortable standing back up. It’s hard to go from a 3:4 OLB to a DE in a 4:3 (and vice versa). Who knows, the move back could be a boost to his performance this year. Shades of Kampman in reverse?

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canadapacker's picture

October 20, 2021 at 03:37 pm

Extra help is always good if he fits into the team mantra. I am sure that he will be cut quickly if he doesnt toe the line and is not productive. But I always want to know - why was he cut? Was there somebody ahead of him cheaper? Was he being a locker room distraction. Is there something we dont know about? But in anycase - he looked around and saw a team at 5-1 and thought that would be a good place. I hope that he can provide something because after we play the WFT - we are going to run into some real competition with some real proven QB's

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croatpackfan's picture

October 21, 2021 at 03:10 am

Oh, another Gutekunst hater - "Gute now finally realizes he has to go all in..." Just little clarification - Packers are already second year of "all in" if you did not notice...

"...this very well could be the last hurrah for the Packers..." - does that means that Packers will never ever exists after this season? As a tip, Packers will be here in 2022, 2023 and many more years from now... It is not last hurray by any meaning. It is just last try to win SB with Aaron Rodgers, aka Diva.

Rebuilding is following, sooner or later, so my attitude is that we have to try this year, but the following year we have to start to rebuild the team for the future. All nice things ends by time. As soon you accept it your new nice time will come sooner, rather than later.

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Leatherhead's picture

October 20, 2021 at 06:24 pm

Buy the offense: On the road, against a good defense, missing starters, these guy put points on the board. Just like they usually do. And now, we get to play the weakest defense in the league. Buy.

Sell the punter. We shouldn’t need him this week..

Hold: The defense. We should be OK this week, but against KC and AZ we’ll need all hands on deck if we hope to hold them to 30.

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