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Christian Watson returns to practice on Thursday ahead of Week 9 vs. Lions

We break down the news that Christian Watson is in concussion protocol. What it means for Week 9 and beyond.

Christian Watson of Green Bay Packers looks on prior to the NFL match between New York Giants and Green Bay Packers at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on October 9, 2022 in London, England. Photo by Vincent Mignott/DeFodi Images via Getty Images

Thursday update: Watson was practicing on Thursday, per Wes Hodkiewicz. He looks like he at least has a chance to be cleared of his concussion and play this week.

The Green Bay Packers rookie wide receiver Christian Watson was not practicing on Wednesday, per Rob Demovsky. Watson suffered a concussion early in Week 8, when the Packers lost to the Buffalo Bills.

Watson appeared to be in the offensive plans in that game, as he made a 12-yard reception on the first drive, but unfortunately he was concussed on the play. Amari Rodgers saw the biggest bump in work, but Allen Lazard was also out last week.

Fantasy football implications for Week 9

If Lazard returns this week (he practiced on Wednesday), then we’d likely see Romeo Doubs and Lazard with the most snaps and they’d probably be the only receivers worth rostering. I do think they want to see what they have in Watson, but injuries have slowed him down this season. He’s a player to roster in deep leagues and wait on for now.