Green Bay Packers tight end Jermichael Finley is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Detroit Lions. Finley suffered a concussion against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 3 and was recently cleared to return to football activities. He has practiced this week in limited fashion, with his role increasing each day.
Finley has the bye week to thank for the likelihood that he won't miss any time. Had the Packers been playing in Week 4 instead of taking the bye, it seems likely that Finley wouldn't have been cleared to play. The concussion seemed pretty severe, with Finley suffering from blurry vision and temporary memory loss at the time.
Fantasy Impact: Finley isn't the top fantasy option, but he's been productive and should be productive going forward. Fantasy owners should absolutely start him any time he plays, and he definitely should be playing. It's hard to imagine him playing on anything fewer than 90 percent of the team's offensive snaps, and the Packer should be looking to him early and often. Aaron Rodgers will likely require Finley's help to keep up with Matthew Stafford and Calvin Johnson.